Where can I find your pricing?

You can find my pricing information under my wedding information on my wedding page at www.byaudreylee.com/wedding-pricing. There you will find my packages, with information regarding coverage, edits, included items, and more. 

I make my pricing available to all potential clients so while they are gathering a comprehensive feel for my work, they can also analyze if I am in within budget before deciding if they want to proceed as an ALP bride. 

What do you need to book my date?

I typically receive 1-3 wedding inquiries per week, so snagging your date is a pretty important step in your wedding planning process!

To formally reserve your date, I will send over a proposal with the package you would like to reserve, a wedding photography contract, as well as a payment agreement that includes your deposit and payment information for your balance. 

Once your 20% deposit is received, the date is yours! One less thing to cross off of the list!

Your deposit goes towards your total photography balance. Your deposit is non-refundable, but is allowed to be transferred to an available date within the same calendar year amidst the current COVID pandemic. 

Do you recommend a second photographer?

Ultimately, I do recommend a second photographer. The benefits are real and measurable. The reason I do not automatically add them on my packages is to be able to offer a more price-friendly base price. 

In the photography world, you will find that most photographers automatically add them in their packages, and some day I will also. For now, I am comfortable capturing a wedding solo with the common understanding that I can only be in one place at a time. 

Having a second photographer allows for a more diverse album for you, more candid and creative shots, and a smoother timeline for your wedding day. 

I offer second photographer options for $300 for 4 hours or $500 for 8 hours. For wedding days with a limited time-frame for photos, no video coverage, large families, bridal parties, or attachments to the "quick-moments" (first kiss, candid moments) I would never hesitate to recommend booking a second photographer. 

Do we get all the images taken from the wedding?

The answer to this one is no, but let me explain my reasoning. 

First, let me just say that I am a very picky person, a self-proclaimed perfectionist. Not when it comes to my house or my car, but my photography, yes. 

The photos I take are well thought out, planned, and precise. That being said, I take several photos from several angles to ensure that one or two of that pose and area will be perfect. This is the artistic side you are trusting in me when you hire my photography services. Editing and handing over thousands of photos from one wedding is not practical for me, so I hand select the most perfect and meaningful moments, being tediously careful as to not leave anything important out, and edit them to perfection. If I take it, and I know it will mean something to you, you get it back. I promise. 

Can we have the copyrighted images?

Another no, but this one is pretty much industry standard. The amount of work put into one image makes it a true work of art. For that reason, the artistic characteristics are directly attributed to the photographer are similar to a painting. The copyright essentially means the person who took the photo and posses the ultimate ownership to the photo is the photographer. 

Well with you being a paying customer, wouldn't you own rights to them? Darn-tootin. Your type of ownership comes in the form of a print release. This means you get to do whatever your heart desires to the photos as long as you don't alter them or sell them as your own. You would also want to refrain from using them for commercial uses without the photogs permission, but you can always ask them for special circumstances. 

Other than that, you can get them printed, post them to social media (no filters, remember?), send em to grandma, make a canvas, print a book, and do pretty much anything you would want to with them. 

And looking for a place to have them printed so they look like the dreamy memories they are? Hit me up, I offer prints and photobooks!

When do you recommend starting the day-of?

This is a great one and ideally one we should nail down the first time we meet even if your timeline isn't 100%. 

I recommend starting at LEAST two hours before the ceremony, three if you are doing a first look. PLUS drive time if there is any. This gives enough time to do the getting ready shots, detail shots, first look (if-applicable), bridal party, and other details before your I-Do's. 

Trust me, pre-wedding is the most stressful time, so the earlier the better. I like to allow as much time as possible for me to get the shots I need without holding up the flow of the day. 

For full day coverage brides, I will get there as early as you would like me too, but usually, I like to see most of the bridal party with make-up so it is not uncomfortable to have your photo taken. Then I will take photos of bride getting hair and make-up done, so starting slightly before that takes place tends to be the best time to start for unlimited coverage days. 

Do you charge for travel?

I charge for any drive-time that is 1 hour or more away from Troy, MO. If a wedding venue is more than two hours from Troy, MO, I may have to charge for a hotel stay depending on the day-of coverage. 

Drive time is $50 per hour and hotel is $100 per night. 

If you have an out of state wedding, I am absolutely open to photographing, you will just need to contact me for more details on destination weddings. 

When do you recommend starting the day-of?

This is a great one and ideally one we should nail down the first time we meet even if your timeline isn't 100%. 

I recommend starting at LEAST two hours before the ceremony, three if you are doing a first look. PLUS drive time if there is any. This gives enough time to do the getting ready shots, detail shots, first look (if-applicable), bridal party, and other details before your I-Do's. 

Trust me, pre-wedding is the most stressful time, so the earlier the better. I like to allow as much time as possible for me to get the shots I need without holding up the flow of the day. 

For full day coverage brides, I will get there as early as you would like me too, but usually, I like to see most of the bridal party with make-up so it is not uncomfortable to have your photo taken. Then I will take photos of bride getting hair and make-up done, so starting slightly before that takes place tends to be the best time to start for unlimited coverage days.