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FAQs

Feeling like Michael Scott trying to figure out this whole "wedding photographer" thing? 

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The saying goes, “This is going to be the happiest day of your life” and I genuinely want to be a part of that. It means so much to me when someone enjoys something that I do for them. I put my heart and soul into my couples, and that’s evident in my work. By showing that I’m so dedicated to them, they feel at ease and their pictures come out natural and beautiful.

“You get an engagement session, and you get an engagement session” - Oprah
That’s always included, but the rest is up to you! Options range from different hours, additional photographers, film, drone footage, photo booth, and more. I'll help you create the package that fits exactly what you need.

No two weddings are alike, so therefore no two wedding packages are alike! Like I mentioned in the previous question, I get to know you and your needs and create custom package options based off what will serve you best. Elopement packages start at $1,000, wedding packages start at $2500 for photo and $3700 for photo and film. Click here to learn more. 

Yes, yes, yes. Can I say yes again? Anywhere, anytime. If travel were free, that would make my lil’ wandering heart so happy. But unfortunately, it’s not. I keep travel rates as low as I can, and I make sure everything is transparent. I will go anywhere that they will allow me to bring my equipment (some countries have lots of rules about photographers traveling into their country). I do have discounted travel to the following locations: California (bay area), Portland OR, Albuquerque NM, Asheville NC, south Florida, Austin TX.
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My number one goal is to have you feeling so comfortable you feel like you're just hanging out with your best friend who happens to be taking pictures of you. Pretty much every couple I work with has never been in front of the camera before! Rather than “posing” you, I’ll give you prompts that elicit an adorable reaction or a sweet moment. Of course we’ll get some of those “smile for the camera” shots for mom and grandma, but I want your pictures to look like you! Especially with your engagement session, I want you to feel like we’re just all hanging out and having fun - like you're on a date and I'm your third wheel.

Abso-freakin-lutely! Making sure we have enough time to capture everything that needs to be captured without feeling super rushed is very important.

I've shot at all kinds of venues - from the middle of the woods to barns to giant event halls. Every one of those venues have brought all different lighting situations. Part of my job as a professional photographer is to know how to handle any lighting situation at any moment. With that being said, no, you shouldn't worry if I haven't shot at your venue before. If you'd like, I do offer the service of touring the venue with you or your planner.

After booking, you get to choose when your gallery is ready! We’ll schedule your ordering party date for about 6-8 weeks after your wedding, and that’s when you get to see all your wedding pictures for the first time. Don’t worry, I will send you sneak peeks within the first few days after the wedding (hello, profile pic! #justmarried). 

I don’t ever put a cap on how many images you receive, and I also don’t guarantee an exact amount. Every wedding day is so vastly different. Trust me, everything will be documented. I find that focusing on an exact number of pictures takes away from being able to be creative and invested in the moment. I’ll be happy to send you a full gallery to view from a wedding similar to yours that so you can see about how many images your wedding would create. 

You will receive your video(s) within 12 weeks from your wedding day. I know that seems like an eternity, but there’s so much more that goes into video editing than photo editing. I have to review all the footage, cut out bloopers, put the video together, pick out the perfect music, and so much more. But it’s worth it - trust me.

Photographs are obviously amazing and so so important… but so is video. There’s something so magical and special about being able to hear the excitement in your voices, remembering the nervous dance your hands did around the ring before you put it on their finger, the moves your grandma busted out during the reception. Video often gets overlooked, but most of my couples that have opted out have said they regret not doing it after the fact. Video is becoming one of the most popular art mediums that has ever existed, and will continue to be that. What do you do when something you want to remember is happening? You pull out your phone and start recording for your Instagram story. Let me do that for you. You and your family will love watching your video for generations to come.

Everything will be delivered to you digitally. You’ll be able to download all your files as many times as you’d like. You'll be able to download them in web-resolution for sharing and high-resolution for any personal printing. I don't use USBs in an effort to be environmentally friendly. If your package you choose includes albums or prints, you’ll get those in the mail 2-4 weeks after your final images are selected.

Balances are divided into three payments. I require a retainer upon booking, one payment on the halfway date, and the remainder is due 30 days out from the event.

I have a list of very talented photographers that I work with frequently. I trust them all as I trust myself to capture your day! 

My heart is owned by Canon. All of my equipment is high quality and reputable. And yup, always! I have backup camera bodies, lenses, memory cards, computers, file storage - I have two (or more) of everything.

I want you to feel 1000% confident in choosing me as your photographer - so yes, I’d love to meet with you! However, most of the time our communication is via email, phone, text, facetime, or skype for simplicity sake. My business hours are atypical due to the nature of the job. If you’d prefer to meet face-to-face, I have limited availability Monday-Thursday for serious inquiries only.

About a month before the wedding, we'll set a date for 6-8 weeks after your wedding for your Ordering Party. During that party we'll pop some bubbly, you'll see all your wedding pictures for the first time! This means there won't be a guessing game on when you'll get your wedding gallery, you'll know the exact date. We will go through your gallery and design your custom album together. It's a fun night full of reminiscing, laughter, and reliving your day all over again. You can expect your album to arrive about 2 weeks after that.

You’ll receive all of this information in your initial package proposal. If you receive an album credit, it is valid up to 6 months after the event. However, you can always order an album or other products at any time!

Of course! Please fill out the book me page form, and I’ll send over some galleries that I think fit your vibe.

First of all - wow thank you so much. Secondly, visit the book me page and fill out the form there. When I receive your inquiry, I’ll do a happy dance, and then we’ll get right to the good stuff. We will chat details over the phone or Facetime so I can learn more about your day, then I will send you a custom proposal for you to pick your package. Once you’ve made your selections, we’ll get all the contract signed and retainer complete - all digital, all easy to understand. We can chat about any questions you may have over the phone or via email, or we can meet. To lock me in for your wedding date, the retainer is required upon booking. The remaining balance will be due in two equal payments before the wedding. Simple and straightforward. We will go over all the details of that when we start talking.

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Brittany + geoff nelson

If you are looking for someone special to capture your special day, look no further! HeatherLynn’s talent isn’t only in her eye for perfectly capturing little moments, smiles, tears, and love. It’s all in the way she makes you feel. She wasn’t just a photographer, she was a mediator, she put at us ease, and just overall became our new best friend. I don’t know what we would have done without her, and now we have gorgeous photos that we will cherish forever.

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Stephanie + craig futch

"HeatherLynn is amazing! My favorite thing about her is that my husband loves her! My husband is very shy & DOES NOT enjoy meeting new people or being social. Needless to say, getting him to come to the session took a lot of begging. But on our way home, he turns to me & says “I like her. We can take more pictures as long as HeatherLynn takes them!” This is like getting snow on Christmas! HeatherLynn was beyond easy to work with & made my shy, introverted husband relax & really have fun! She is so creative & really makes sure to get those candid & real moments.”

My favorite thing about her is that my husband loves her

Shundra + eddie massey

We used HeatherLynn as our photographer for our engagement and wedding photos. Her work is outstanding and definitely deserves recognition. We have received so many compliments on our photos and even today we are still receiving compliments from others. We are so pleased with HeatherLynn’s commitment and diligence to photography, and it is truly reflects in the work that she produces.

her work is outstanding