Q. How far in advance should I book my wedding?
A. I only book twelve weddings a year, so I recommend booking at least 12 to 8 months in advance, but don't hesitate to reach out closer, there's always a chance I'm available!
Q. Should my fiance and I do a first look?
A. I love first looks, but I also appreciate tradition, so choosing to do a first look is something you and your fiance should discuss together. First Looks are a great way to have that special moment of seeing each other for the first time without all your friends and family watching. You get a few moments alone to take it all in before the craziness of the day begins.
Q. How long will it take to get my images back?
A. My turnaround time is 6 to 8 weeks, although I usually have them back sooner! It really just depends on the season and my workload!
Q. My friend/uncle/cousin has a nice camera and wants to take pictures too, is that ok?
A. I fully support your friends and family wanting to take photos of your big day, however I do ask that they refrain from interfering with the images I am trying to capture. You are paying me to capture all aspects of your day, and it's hard for me to do that when there are twenty other cameras in the way. Have you considered an unplugged wedding?
Q. What is an unplugged wedding?
A. These days everyone has a camera or smart phone and wants to capture every moment of your big day, so much so that they can sometimes forget the real reason they are there....to celebrate your love. Asking your guests to put away their cameras and phone for the ceremony allows them to be present in the moment, and allows me to capture the moments without any interference. They can snap away all they want during the reception!
Q. Do I have to pay the full amount up front?
A. No, I require 35% of the total cost and contract to book your date! The remaining balance is due the day of!
Q. Do I get the digital files?
A. Yes, you will receive an online gallery with all the edited images that you can share with family and friends. You will also receive a digital copy of all the edited images on a USB. You are free to print your images or post to social media.
Q. Can I add on albums or prints after the wedding?
A. Of course! Your gallery is active for one year and you can order prints or albums at anytime.
Ashley Marie Photography is LGBT friendly! I want to photograph LOVE. ALL love.