How many photos can we expect to see?

Well, every wedding is different. Some are longer than others and some I shoot solo, but a safe number to assume for a 6-8 hour wedding with a 2nd shooter is 750+. Each and every photo is hand-edited. Keep in mind that photography is an art and photos are taken when the moments are right- its hard to put a number on creativity.

Do we really need an engagement session?

I think its super helpful for this session to happen. I encourage couples to choose a location that means something to them- that's special. I'll have the opportunity to spend an hour or more with just you two taking photos before the wedding happens. Think of it as a dress rehearsal. We will get to know each other better and there will be an awesome flow on the wedding day.

E-sessions are perfect for your save the date announcements too! You want to aim to get your cards/magnets/etc out at least 6 months in advance, so we will plan the e-session date accordingly.

Do I really need to add a 2nd photographer?

Depending on the size of your wedding, I usually suggest adding one.

You will not only receive more images in your gallery, but photos taken from an alternate point of view, many of which will be candids. Since I can't be in two places at once, (sometimes I try) its great to have a second-shooter to help cover the "getting ready" photos of the guys, "first look" if you choose to do one (both of your reactions), the ceremony specifically from the other end of the aisle (totally different perspective), helping to organize and streamline the family formal photos so that family members can join cocktail hour sooner The 2nd will also to shoot cocktail hour photos as I finish up with the bridal party photos and the photos of the couple during the hour before dinner.

How long does it take you to edit all of the images from our big day?

I edit each and every single photo that you will receive in your password-protected online gallery by hand. Because I only take on 10 wedding per year, I am able to send your gallery to you within 1 month of your wedding. I will post a sneak peek (with your permission) within 48 hours online and more often than not, a blog post as well to highlight your big day!

What's an "un-plugged" wedding?

I highly encourage my couples to make their ceremony "unplugged". Unplugging is just as it sounds- you ask your guests (on your invitations or via a sign as they enter your) to power off their cell phones and their cameras and be present for what I consider one of the most important parts of your wedding- the exchanging of vows.

Oftentimes I find guests faces buried in their iPhones/iPads, or blocking the aisle to capture a photo which will impact your final images.

For more info: watch this video or read this article and you can even print off your sign here

Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re shooting?

Yes, as long as they don’t interfere with me documenting your big day.  My only requirement is that it not be another professional photographer (or DJ) taking the photos.

Do you charge tax?

Tax is not collected on services in the state of MA, but tax IS assessed if a tangible product is delivered. If your package includes downloading of digital files only, there is no tax. If your package includes an album, there is tax on the entire package.

Read this article to learn more.

How do we get our photos?

Your photos will be lightly edited and posted to an online, password protected gallery from a company called Pixieset. I will enable downloading so that you may download individual photos or all of them at once to a zip folder. I do ask that any photos that are posted online are given credit as "Brooke Whicher Photography".

Depending on the photo package that you choose, a few weeks later, you will be greeted with a usb of your files in the mail!

What's a "first look"?

First looks are becoming a new trend at weddings. They are emotional, intimate and raw. Its a short portrait session where the B&G to (+ the photographer) see each other before the wedding. It a very private moment where both of you are freshly dressed, makeup and hair is in its prime condition, and there is no crowd, no rushing, just a sweet moment of blis

One of the benefits to shooting a "first look" is that if your ceremony is later in the day, you may not have time for natural light portraits after you are married. The other benefit is that you will have more time to spend with your guests at cocktail hour. Formals usually happen after the ceremony, but before/during cocktail hour. A large chunk of the cocktail hour is usually spent on family formals and the B&G portraits.

Many of my brides prefer not to break tradition with seeing the groom before the wedding, but it truly is your day and something you and your other half should discuss prior to the wedding.

Here is a helpful article.

Do we really need to take family formals?

Let me start off by saying that this is YOUR day. That being said, I have never had a bride or groom regret taking the time for family formals at the wedding. I HAVE heard of couples really regretting not allotting the 30-45 minutes during cocktail hour to snap some photos of the family while they were all dolled up and in one place at the same time.

I will ask you for a shot list ahead of time of the combinations you would like me to capture. I can't guarantee every single shot on it (some guests are MIA or unwilling), but ill do my darnedest!

Here is a shot list:

What do you use for gear?

I have two Nikon D750's, (professional, full-frame cameras bodies) that I carry with me at all times. 

For lenses, I carry the "go-to" wedding lenses- 24-70mm and 70-200mm as well as a variety of prime lenses; 35mm, 50mm, 60mm MACRO, 85mm - all Nikon brand. 

I also use Nikon speed-lights (flashes) and off camera flash (OCF)

What happens if you can’t make it to the wedding?

If anything happens to me that’s beyond my control (illness, family emergency, etc.), I have an network of pro photographers that I can be reach out to in order to get coverage for your wedding day ASAP.

If you've added a 2nd photographer to your contract, they would most likely take over as primary and I would work to find another photographer to step in as the 2nd.

Do you have insurance?

I sure do! All of my gear is fully insured and I also carry liability insurance. In some cases, venues will require to see proof of liability insurance from the photographer and less frequently, require a minimum amount of liability coverage. If they do, don't sweat it- just let me know :)

Do you accept credit cards?

Yep! Cash, check, Paypal or any major credit card.

Tell me more about your boudoir sessions...

Well, they make both great gifts for your other half to open on the day of your wedding, a great gift of self-confidence for you (and bragging rights to your friends) AND they make for a great bachelorette party with you and all of your friends {think mimosas and spending the morning getting all dolled up with your best girlfriends}!

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