How long have you been shooting weddings?
I started shooting weddings while in photography school, in 2005. I knew right away it was what I was meant to do. At that time I worked for an amazing studio (Mi Belle) who mentored me until I was ready to move back to Seattle and open Kristi Lloyd Photography, in 2007.
Who do you use as your second photographer?
I chose from a very small and select group of seasoned photographers who are trusted colleagues, share a similar shooting aesthetic to mine and are the principal shooters in their own businesses.
How do we retain your services? What is the deposit?
I split your package total into three equal payments. The first payment (your retainer payment/deposit) is due at the time you sign the contract agreement for my services. Once I receive your signed agreement and your retainer payment your wedding is confirmed on my calendar and you’ve got me!
How long does it take to get our pictures after the wedding?
After your wedding I cull and tone the images to ensure you are receiving both the best and most beautiful images possible. This post-production process takes roughly six-weeks following your event date. If I can get them to you faster, I most definitely will.
How many pictures will we get?
On your wedding day we do not limit the number of images we take. What is most important to us is to tell your story. When I begin the post-production process I will go through the images and remove any unflattering or redundant images. This leaves you with the best of the best, which is roughly 60-80 images per-hour we shoot.
How much retouching is done to our images?
Every single image is checked to ensure the colors, light and shadow look both natural and beautiful. Any print or product ordered through the studio will receive a second level of retouching to remove blemishes, fly-away hairs and minor environmental distractions (ex: removing a piece of trash on the grass). Advanced retouching is available for an additional fee.
What if something happens to your camera?
I carry a minimum of three camera bodies, a large selection of lenses and a variety of additional essentials to each wedding just in case.
What if something happens to you on our wedding day and you are unable to show-up?
I belong to a network of incredibly talented local photographers who I trust and admire. This group utilizes a shared calendar and a commitment to step-in for each other in times of crisis. When unforeseen things happen there has always been someone to show-up. (Knocking on wood…) This hasn’t happened to me in all my years of shooting.
How many weddings do you shoot a year?
In order to provide my clients with thoughtful and considerate service, I limit my wedding schedule to 25 per year.
When should we do our engagement session?
I recommend doing your engagement session at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding if possible. This leaves enough time to create beautiful heirloom products you may want displayed at your wedding, like a guestbook, canvas or framed prints, etc.
Do we own the copyright when we get the digital files?
No, I still own the copyright as the original creator of the image. However, I do provide you with a personal printing license which gives you permission to print, email and share the images for personal use.