Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What happens if we go over our contracted amount of time?
A. We understand that things don't always go as planned on your wedding day. We never pack up before the contracted time is up. We always ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend.
Q. I have a lot of downtime in between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime?
A. As a rule no. We spend far more hours editing and organizing your images than we do shooting your events. We typically am working on these in between events.
Q. How many hours do you suggest we set aside for wedding day photo's?
A. The following is generally a good rule of thumb:
Preparation Shots - Duration 1.5 hours
Ideally we would have 45 minutes for the girls and 45 minutes with the guys.
Couples Session - Duration 1 hour to 1.5 hours
Black Tie Sessions before your wedding day totally takes the pressure off of you on your big day. If you want to shoot everything on your wedding day, we highly recommend you do your couples session before your civil ceremony in conjunction with a "first look" or before your reception if temple ceremony. That way you can enjoy the rest of your day without having to worry about taking too much time out for photo's. The important thing is to get your shots when your make-up and hair are at their best. We have a special technique on how to set up a first look moment so it will still be a surprise when you see each other.
Family Fomals - Duration 1 hour
Have a list of pictures that you want with your family/friends right after the ceremony. It's helpful if you have one person from each side of the family that is really organized (and loud) to move people in and out of photo's.
Bridal Party (Optional) - 0.5 hour to 1 hour
This is where we take the bridal party out for some fun shots. This is also nice to handle before the ceremony so that you can rest and enjoy your day afterwards.
Q. My venue is really dark. How does MLP handle these situations?
A. We have shot in the darkest of dark chapels and reception halls so no need to worry! Typically We set up additional lighting to ensure bright crisp pictures. Some chapels do not allow for flash photography. For that reason we shoot exclusively with industry's leading cameras, which are also considered to be the best of the best for low-lighting. We use 10 different lenses with aperture capabilities that will accommodate any kind of lighting needs.
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Utah Wedding Photography Studio based in Salt Lake City, Utah