Frequently Asked Questions

Planning a wedding is practically a part-time job. We know all of the details and preparation that go into your wedding day, it’s a lot! Here’s a list of popular questions we often receive and our best answers for them! If you have more questions, send them our way, we love to talk photography. :)

How long have you photographed weddings?

Our first wedding together was all the way back in 2009. In those days we both worked as full time photojournalists and photographed weddings on the weekends. By early 2011 we were receiving so many inquiries for wedding photography, we were able to quit our day jobs and focus entirely on documentary wedding photography! After 250+ weddings we haven’t looked back and eleven years later still love what we do.

Can I print my pictures anywhere?

Yes! All couples are given a print license to make as many prints as they want. This is not the case with all wedding photographers, but we feel like it’s very important that our couples own the right to reproduce their pictures.

After the wedding our couples receive a thumb drive of their full resolution images in both color and black and white. We encourage everyone to print your photos and make an album! But in the event that you aren’t feeling up to that task, we also offer those services!  :)

Every package also comes with an online gallery where guests can order prints or digital downloads if they are so inclined. All photos are printed with high quality archival inks on premium luster photographic paper.

How long until we receive our pictures?

Our turnaround times are quick, and it’s something our past couples rave about! We’ve heard the horror stories about couples having to wait months before seeing any of their photos. That’s not cool. We use Instagram to share sneak peeks within days following the wedding. A full blog post featuring our favorite 60-80 pictures from your big day is usually up within 2-3 weeks after your wedding. Thumb drives with your full resolution images are delivered immediately after the blog post goes live.

*Our contract does allow for up to 8 weeks for delivery, but after 250+ weddings it’s never taken anywhere near that long. It’s just a safety net in the event of a family emergency, etc.

How many images will we receive?

This number varies a bit based on the number of hours in your package and the general schedule of the wedding day. Most six hour packages yield between 350-450 images. For eight hour packages, most couples receive between 450-600 images. All of your photos will be full resolution and individually edited by us (with the help of coffee….lots of coffee!). There are three versions of each photo included on the thumb drive; full resolution color, full resolution black and white, and versions sized  for sharing on social media.

How far do you travel?

We are HAPPY to travel anywhere for your wedding. While most of our weddings take place in New England, we have photographed weddings from Hawaii to France! Every photography package includes travel WITHIN 120 miles of our home in western Massachusetts. If your WEDDING is more than 120 miles from us, there is a $1/mile travel charge.

We have a flat fee that covers two nights of accommodations and mileage for weddings on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, or in Newport. As you know, traffic can be crazy getting to and from those spots during the busy wedding season. We want to make sure that we are nearby on your wedding day and not stuck in traffic when we are supposed to be capturing you putting the dress on!

What if you are sick?

We would have to be hospitalized before we would miss your wedding, but we still like to be completely prepared in case of an emergency. We have a network of professional wedding photographers that we work with in New England, and in the event of emergency, would definitely be able to find someone who could work as a lead photographer for us.

Do you have back up gear?

Yep! We always bring a full backup kit in case something were to happen to our main cameras, as well as batteries, flashes and lenses.

We want to book you, what’s the next step?!?

Awesome! We’d love to meet you and hear more about your wedding. The next step would be to head over to our Contact Page and send us a message. We respond to every inquiry within 24 hours (but our goal is two!). If you decide to work with us, we require a signed contract and a 25% deposit to reserve your date.

Want to learn more?

We would love to hear from you! Please say hello via the contact form to the right or feel free to send us an email at info@dreamlovephotography.com.

 

Although we are based in Massachusetts, we love to travel for weddings and engagement sessions. We offer a variety of wedding photography packages to fit any event no matter how large or small.

 

Prefer to chat on the phone? Give us a call at 413-225-2810

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