Frequently Asked Questions:
What makes you different from other companies?
Photographers view the world in their own unique ways so it is so important to find a photographer whose vision and artistic eye matches yours. I see the world in an authentic, artistic, and beautiful way and I hope that comes through in my work. I would describe my style as artistic and documentary with a true to life and timeless editing style. On your wedding day I will capture all of the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments and all the details that make your wedding unique. I will take a more photo journalistic approach but I'll also include gorgeous photos of you and your soon to be spouse, along with family photos and any other photo requests you may have. With each wedding and session that I photograph, I want to capture the genuine story and vibe of the day. I want you to be able to look at your photos and feel and relive those emotions that you felt throughout the day.
I also have experience shooting hundreds of weddings and other sessions in a large variety of venues and weather. I prefer to stay in the background during the wedding day and capture what's going on throughout the day but I have no issue being assertive if things need to be kept on track. The gear I use is top of the line and I have backup gear in gase anything goes wrong.
Do you also offer video services?
Unfortunately I do not but I have several videographers who I can recommend!
Will I get the chance to talk to my photographer/s before the event?
Absolutely! Calls, meetings, timeline scheduling, emails, even in person meet ups are all included when you book with me! I pride myself in the personal experience that I give my clients.
How long before I get my photos?
Engagement, family, newborn, and senior sessions will be delivered within 2-3 weeks. Full wedding galleries will be delivered within 8-12 weeks. However you will receive a sneak peek of at least 10 photos the night of your wedding!
What if the photographer is unable to attend the event?
I understand that this is a major concern however I pride myself that I have only had to cancel one wedding out of the 350+ that I have shot. If, however, I am unable to shoot that day I will find a replacement who has a similar style and experience level.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I am based in southeast Wisconsin however I love to travel! Any session or wedding that is further than 60 miles will require a travel fee.
Can I book a second photographer?
Absolutely! I have a list of photographers who I work with often and trust their work 100%. It will add approximately $765 to your wedding package.
How many photos will we receive?
You will receive between 800-1400 photos of your wedding day. If you add on a second shooter to your package it will be closer to the 1200-1400 mark. I always choose quality rather than quantity and I will choose the best and more significant photos to tell your story of your wedding day.
What happens after I book?
I do not accept every client who contacts me. I want to be sure that we are a good fit so that both of us are happy with the experience. After I hear from you I will arrange a call with you to talk about what you're looking for, what I can offer, and if our visions match. If I feel that we are a good fit then I will send you a contract and we will get started on planning your session and I will give you tips and answer any questions you may have before your session.
If you booked a wedding with me, as we get closer to your wedding day I will have a phone call or meet up to discuss the timeline of the day and to give you helpful advice and answer any questions that you may have. I want you to feel confident and prepared for your wedding and I will do what I can to be sure that everything is taken care of. I have photographed hundreds of weddings so I am a good resource for creating the ideal timeline for your day. I can offer you different perspectives on this such as the pros and cons of having a first look, tips for your first dance, etc.
Thank you for choosing Leah Michelle Photography to capture your beautiful memories!