Is that your real name?
•Yes it is! It’s my full first name. My parents wanted to go against family tradition and give their children creative names…the result: Dax, my brother Tyner and my sister Rye!
Why do you show your pricing on your site?
•Because it’s the right thing to do…I find it scary that most other photographers won’t post their pricing
. If your pricing is fair and competitive why hide it? Seems very sketchy…are other photographers charging different prices for the same services? My pricing is set the same for everyone (as it should be).
Do you have any time limits when you shoot a wedding?
•No, once you book me for that date I will shoot your wedding in its entirety. I will start shooting the moment the bride starts getting ready and will shoot all the way through the couple send off (most weddings I shoot usually end up being about 12-15 hours!). You will never be charged an hourly rate nor will there ever be any time restrictions…when I agree to photograph your wedding I am agreeing to capture all the memories of that day.
How many pictures will we get?
•Weddings: At an average wedding I’ll shoot about 5,000-7,000 images…and you get a disc of ALL the full resolution images to make prints, email…basically do whatever you’d like…they’re yours to keep! I know that’s a little overwhelming so I select the ones I know are the “good” ones and will edit those up and put them on a separate disc to make it easy…usually about 20% of the total number.
•Portraits: At an average portrait session I’ll shoot about 800-1,000 images…and you get a disc of them ALL to make prints, email…basically do whatever you’d like…they’re yours to keep! Again, I’ll select the good ones, edit them up and put them on a separate disc to make it easy for you.
Will our images be edited?
•Yes, where needed and only the main subjects (blemishes, etc). I will personally edit every image to perfection!
How soon should we book with you?
•As soon as possible. I work on a first come-first serve basis and try to be as fair as possible, but dates book very quickly, many times years in advance!
What do you charge for actual prints?
•Every wedding/portrait session gets a disc with ALL the high res images on it to print anywhere you’d like. I’ve found this to work much better and clients love it because they save a ton of money printing themselves. Also, all the edited images will be uploaded to an online gallery for easy viewing, sharing and ordering prints (prices start at $0.75 for a 4×6 printed on Kodak Professional Paper). The gallery is helpful for out of town guests and family that don’t always get copies of the discs provided to the couple.
How much do you charge for travel?
•I will gladly travel anywhere within 20 miles of Houston free of charge. 20-50 miles-$50 extra, 50-100 miles-$100 extra, 100-150-$200, 150+ miles (within Phoenix and surrounding area up to a 6 hour drive)-$300+hotel. I have also been flown to other states/countries to shoot weddings. As long as expenses are covered, I’d go to the ends of the earth to shoot your wedding/potrait.
What is your payment policy?
•For weddings: half of the fee is due up front when the contract is signed to hold the date. The other half is due 30 days prior to the wedding. (If this is an issue I’d be happy to work out payment terms
•For portraits: payment is due at the time of the shoot.
What is malpractice insurance for photographers?
•It’s only for the absolute worst case scenario…say I shoot your wedding and on the drive home I’m in a car accident and the memory cards go up in flames. Malpractice insurance will cover the cost to clean the dress, re-rent tuxes, rent the venue, flowers, etc…it even will cover travel expenses to fly guests back to the site. Bottom line, it will cover all the expenses to recreate your wedding day in the event something happens to the original photos. Fortunately I’ve never had to utilize this service.
Do you work with a second shooter?
•No, I’ve found that they don’t provide the quality of images you deserve. I’ll shoot you’re wedding to ensure that you get the best photos possible. However, if you really want a second shooter I’d be happy to bring one for an additional $500.
When will we get our images?
•It can take up to 3-4 weeks for portraits and up to 12 weeks for weddings, just depends on how busy I am at the time of the shoot, but typically you’ll receive the images much sooner!
What’s a typical schedule for my wedding day?
- •Granted they’re all different but the typical day looks like this:
- •10AM getting ready (This includes makeup, hair, and getting dressed…I will start shooting then)
- •1PM glamour shots of the bride and bridesmaids with the photographer
- •3PM shots of the groomsmen getting ready and in their tuxes
- •4PM relax for an hour while guests arrive
- •5PM ceremony
- •5:30 receiving line
- •6PM shots of the family
- •6:20PM shots of the wedding party
- •6:30PM Reception/Dinner
- •8PM I like to pull the couple away from the reception for a few minutes to get some intimate sunset shots of just them
- •9PM cake cutting, first dances, and bouquet toss
- •10PM couple send off