covering the basics

frequently asked

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1. What is your COVID policy? What if I have to Postpone?

 I postponed almost every wedding I shot in 2020 but we made it happen! I didn’t have one single couple who didn’t have the wedding/elopement they dreamed of because of COVID. If you have to reschedule your wedding day because of COVID, no worries at all. Your retainer and every dollar paid towards your wedding package can be transferred to your new date as long as it is within 1 year of your original date!

2. Can I see a couple of full galleries?

ABSOFRIGGINLOUTELY! Shoot me an email and I will be happy to send over a few galleries for you to look at! 

3. How many weddings/elopements have you shot?

So far in my half a decade of experience shooting weddings I have shot over 75 weddings in NC, Florida, and Georgia!

4. What is included in an elopement package?

An elopement package includes officiant services, location scouting, full elopement planning, elopement which includes ALOT! I find lodging options for you, refer you to preferred highly experienced vendors so you don't have to worry, I communicate with vendors, pick up your florals, schedule out your elopement day with meaningful touches to make it highly personal!

5. How do you keep your photos safe?

When I get home from weddings I backup all of your wedding photos onto a hard drive and cloud. I also keep them on a memory card until gallery delivery day. I am very OCD about this and you will be thankful! No lost photos here! 

6. I want to get in touch with you to ask questions, how can I reach you?

Email: hello@ritaweddingstudio.com If it is between 9am-5pm expect a reply within minutes, outside of that I will reply by next day unless it is the weekend as I am likely shooting!

7. How many photos do you average per gallery? When will I get My gallery Back?

Imagine a gallery with TONS of candid's sprinkled with beautiful posed photos. My average 8 hour wedding day is anywhere between 600-1200 edited photos  per gallery! You will get your entire gallery back within a month! No waiting around for months! 

8. How do you guide us/pose us in front of the camera?

I direct you every step of the way so you know exactly what to do! NOTHING is worse than standing in front of the camera and not knowing what tha heck to do. I am a posing guide! I want you to have an AWESOME experience from beginning to end! 

9. How do you help us prepare for the wedding? Will you create a photography timeline with us?

This is important to make sure the day goes super smooth! I create a photography timeline with all of my couples within 30 days of their wedding/elopement date. This is a 30 minute consultation call that is super valuable and will reassure you that everything is going to come together beautifully.

10. Will you give us all of the RAW files from the wedding day?

There are a few reasons why you don’t want the RAW files. One being you can’t open them, they are virtually useless without the right software. Also, this is my art and you pay me to cull through the 5k plus photos taken on the wedding day. I do not offer RAW files for this reason.

11. Why are elopement packages just as much as wedding packages?

Getting to know who you are as a couple and making each moment meaningful is a super power of mine. I am an ordained officiant in the state of Georgia as of 2020. The average cost of a large wedding in Georgia is around $22k. To plan and arrange an entire elopement it is a VERY small fraction of that cost. My elopement couples spend anywhere from $2k-$3k but that is for SO much more than just photos. It is for ALL the planning and details that go into it that take the stress away from you!

12. Are engagement sessions included in your packages?

Most packages do come with an engagement session! Email me and I will send you my package/experience guide!

13. Do you offer videography?

2021 is the first year I will be offering highlight videos! These will be basic highlight video with music to capture the special moments of your wedding day. Videos will be around 2 minutes long. I have AMAZING referrals for videographers who offer full video service options!

14. can we have an engagement session with you before we book?

ABSOLOUTELY! What is paid towards the engagement session can be used towards your wedding photography package! Or if you decide we aren't a good fit then all you pay is the session fee! 

15. What is the booking process like?

I make it super simple to book me for your day. A retainer of $750 reserves your date on my calendar. The balance is due 30 days before your wedding date. That’s it!

16. Are you insured?

Yes! I am insured with the Professional Photographers of America Association. I am happy to send over my insurance information to your vendors!

17. HOW MUCH ARE YOUR WEDDING AND ELOPEMENT PACKAGES? 

My full wedding day coverage packages start at $2,700 and my all my full service elopement packages are CUSTOM. I create a custom package for each one of my couples! Fill out the contact form to get started!

18. What if we decide to elope? Can we change our package to an elopement package or an elope now party later package?

YES! We absolutely can! I will send you a series of questions so I can get all the details I need to make your elopement special and unique to your relationship.

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