Hi! I'm Tanisha Watkins (as my business name might suggest). I have been capturing all things love since 2015, and guess what- I've been in your shoes! The excitement of that gorgeous ring seems like it will never wear off, and you're over-the-moon to be planning your special day with the love of your life. You've picked your person, you've picked your date, and now comes the big question: who is going to take our pictures?
<-- Hopefully, it's this gal over there.
These are not just pictures; I am not just a photographer. By providing a luxury experience from start to finish, I commit to creating beautiful imagery and pairing it with a lasting relationship.
My wedding couples can expect:
- A complimentary engagement session
- Custom timeline creation, maximizing your time with me
- Vendor referrals
- Planning guidance
- All-inclusive pricing
- A safe space for love in any form
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I book my wedding with you?
A: To reserve your date with me, I require a 30% non-refundable retainer, which blocks off your date and secures my services. Payment is made when you sign your contract.
Q: How many pictures do I get with my package?
A: In a typical day, I get roughly 60-100 images per hour. This varies in the event that you have slower parts of the day, but I promise you that I do not hold back. Any photo that is up to standards is included in your gallery. Duplicate images, out of focus images, and shots with bad expressions or poor lighting are deleted from your gallery- everything else is all yours!
Q: What if I don't want an engagement session?
A: You are absolutely not required to take advantage of your complimentary engagement session. It is complimentary (meaning it holds no monetary value) because I view engagement sessions as a great way for us to get familiar with one another. You can get an idea of what to expect on your wedding day as I pose and prompt you, and I can learn how you work together, as well as what poses bring you the most comfort.
Q: Do I need a second shooter? Do I get more photos back? Will we have enough time?
A: I have been photographing love stories for over 5 years; 15/20 weddings I shoot by myself! I have a workflow that is tried and true on wedding days, and with the aid of my customized timeline specific to your wedding, I am sure to maximize my time with you and capture every detail without missing a beat. Generally speaking, second shooters are beside me all day, with the exception of a few scenarios (getting ready in separate locations, no cocktail hour, etc), therefore the second shooter is capturing everything that I am, but from a different angle. You will get slightly more photos back, but nothing incredibly significant. There is no wedding in which I would ever say "You absolutely need to add on a second shooter". I get creative, find ways to make it work, and manage perfectly fine independently. In summary; it is 100% your choice to add on a second shooter, but is never required.
Q: Can we print our pictures?
A: ABSOLUTELY! You can print, download, and share as you wish! You receive full-resolution images that can be printed anywhere you desire. If you want large or professionally printed photos, I am happy to submit an order for you at a professional-grade lab exclusive to photographers.
Q: How long does it take to receive our gallery?
A: Your engagement photos are available no later than 14 days after your session. Your wedding photos are available no later than 60 days after your wedding day. Typical turnaround time on wedding galleries is 45 days. You will receive them in an online gallery when they are completed, but I always have a sneak peek of your wedding day available on my Facebook page within 48 hours.(www.facebook.com/phbytw)
Q: How much time do I really need with you on my wedding day?
A: In short, I can make the most of any amount of time, but below is what I suggest to set aside for each portion of the day at minimum.
- Getting Ready (in same location): 45 minutes per spouse
- Details: 30 minutes
- First Look (if applicable): 10 minutes
- Ceremony: 15-60 minutes (depends on religion or rituals)
- Family Formals: 20 minutes
- Bride and Groom Photos: 30 minutes
- Wedding Party Photos: 30-45 minutes
- Reception Essentials: 90 minutes