Frequently Asked Questions
What is "full day" coverage?
Full-day coverage includes Heather (me!) and my two cameras for on-site morning coverage of venue and location shots, getting ready, first look and pre ceremony portraits (if applicable). Ceremony, cocktail hour, golden-hour portraits, and all dinner events, with coverage ending one hour post-dinner with some fun dance floor photos.
What can you expect from a second shooter?
For a “full day” of coverage a second photographer will arrive at the end of the getting ready and stay through the dinner events including first dance, toasts, cake cutting and parent dances. Second photographers are trusted professionals contracted by me, and I edit their photos to fit my (your) desired style. Second shooters can be present for as long or as little as you and your partner need to capture the most important moments of your day.
Are there travel fees?
The short answer is, maybe… While home base is Portland, ME I am fortunate enough to have many family and friends in the Greater Boston area, making it easy to travel and work throughout Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.
For weddings: If you are getting married in a land, far, far away (Anything greater than 90 minutes from Portland, ME or Worcester, MA) I would love to still be part of your day! I will pay for gas, food, tolls, etc, however, if overnight travel is required (for most 10+ hour days located 90 minutes or greater away), I would simply request room and board be provided or reimbursed by the couple. (Don’t worry – I’m a cheap date and always willing to stay at a nearby motel or Comfort Inn if your venue is on the pricier side).
Do you offer Video coverage?
While I myself do not offer video coverage, I know some incredibly talented folks in the industry who do!
My featured vendor and go-to videographer referral is John Hill at Noir Films LLC.
John and I met while working a wedding together and instantly knew we'd make a great team. We have a similar creative eye, strong attention to detail, are down to earth and easy going, and *most importantly* are able to work well as a team to avoid being in each other's shots. This is SO important because, let's face it, you want your vendors to document your day - not be documented in it.
If you're interested in hearing more about Noir Films and their services, please contact John directly using the hyperlink above!