Wedding Photography Frequently Asked Questions

What are your wedding photography packages?

Our wedding photography coverage starts at $2,500 for five hours of coverage with two professional photographers. All our pricing details can be found under the pricing tab on the above menu.

Can you create a custom wedding photography package for me?

You betcha! We are happy to help in any way that we can! Just contact the studio and let us know exactly what you are looking for!

Your wedding photography packages include two photographers-- why would I need two photographers?

We have each photographed weddings solo for years, but we found that when we photograph weddings together, we not only have a better time, but we also provide a much better product for our wedding couples. Having two photographers means that you have the image of the bride coming down the aisle and the image of the groom seeing her for the first time. Its an image of the couple dancing while also getting an image of the bride's mother crying. There are so many different aspects and players involved in a wedding that having two photographers allows us to better tell that story.

What's your primary photography style -- traditional, candid, or posed?

We use a combination of relaxed portraiture and photojournalism—giving your wedding photos a casual, natural style that captures all of the unique moments and special memories. We prefer to focus our time on the bride and groom to create romantic, intimate, emotional images of their wedding day.

What's your philosophy about photographing weddings?

Weddings are such a celebration that they are a true joy to photograph. As artists, it is our goal to capture each wedding in a different way that reflects the personality of the couple and is as individual as the love that they share. We feel that your photography should be as tailored to your taste as your bridal gown and we work with each couple to integrate their personal preferences into the coverage.

Do you photograph weddings outside of Tallahassee, FL?

Yes! We are available for wedding photography pretty much anywhere! The majority of our weddings are in the Southeast, in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. We consider our local area to include Tallahassee, FL, Thomasville, GA, St. George Island, Moultrie, GA and other surrounding areas. For weddings outside of that local area, there will be a travel fee added to your wedding photography package. You can contact the studio to receive an exact quote.

How independent are you as wedding photographers?

Having an artistic eye, we do not require that you submit a pose list of every photograph you would like, but we are always open to suggestions or examples of photos that illustrate a style or pose you prefer. Your photos should reflect your personal taste and your wedding photographer should work with you to discover the kinds of photos that you prefer so that the end product is what you dreamed of.

Are you open to a list of must-take photos (pictures you definitely want photographed)?

Absolutely! We do ask for a detailed list of family groupings so that we make sure to get the groups you want and to help expedite the portraits following the ceremony. We do recommend that you limit the formal family groupings to those most important to you so we may spend the majority of our time on the bride and groom photographs.

Will the wedding photographer you talk with be the one who actually takes your wedding pictures?

Without a doubt! Long's Photography is Olyn and Linda Long. When you book Long's Photography for your wedding you are contracting for us specifically.

Can I view an entire wedding of images that Long's Photography photographed?

This is a great question! You want to see not only a select few images from lots of weddings, but all the images from a single wedding. This will show you the overall approach your photographer takes and it will also demonstrate their ability to handle changing lighting conditions. We are happy to email you links to view full online galleries, or you may view full galleries when you come to the studio for a consultation. If you are specifically looking for images from your wedding venue, try searching our site for the name of the venue and you will likely find some past wedding photography blog posts from your wedding location!

How long do I need to plan to have my photographer at the wedding?

Weddings vary dramatically in size and in length, so there is no easy answer. Generally, we have found that six hours covers all the main events of a medium sized wedding, while eight hours can cover most from beginning to end. Larger weddings, extensive portrait requests, etc. make the biggest difference. The best bet is to discuss your wedding in detail with us so that we can create a draft itinerary and decide how best to budget your time.

What are high resolution digital files and what does it mean to have it in a package?

This is a disc of all the final images from the wedding day. These are all the same images of the same quality that you will see in your online gallery. These images are full resolution so you may make prints from them up to 20x30 inches without a problem. On the disc there is a print release giving you permission to use the images for personal use.

Why should I have an engagement session?

Engagement sessions are a great way to get to know your photographer and for us to get to know you! You don't interact much with your other vendors on the wedding day, but you spend virtually all day with your photographer! By having a casual engagement session, you can become comfortable with the way we photograph and you know what to expect on the wedding day. We have the opportunity to observe how you interact, learn what makes you laugh and also find out if you have any concerns about being photographed. Plus, we can use your images for a photo guest book or a signature mat!

What is reception uplighting?

Reception lighting is a simple, affordable way to completely transform a reception venue. We offer a set of twelve LED wireless (no cords to trip on) lights that can be set to any color of the rainbow. These lights are set around your reception venue (or even some ceremony spaces) to splash color up the walls and onto the ceiling of the venue. It definitely changes how the guests see the venue, but even more than that, it gives your reception images a wonderful depth and richness. Our reception uplighting is available as an addition to a wedding package or as a separate rental.

What is your payment plan for wedding photography?

We require a retainer of $750 and a signed contract to reserve your wedding date. The final balance is due 30 days before the wedding date. We are happy to set up a payment plan to meet the 30 day deadline if you would like to pay in installments.

When will my wedding photos be ready?

Generally, wedding images are delivered four weeks after the wedding date. Portrait sessions average two to three weeks to process.

How much do wedding albums cost?

We have a wide variety of different albums with different covers, page types and sizes. We have found that every bride wants something different, so we do our best to cater to that. Album pricing starts at $500 and goes to well over $3,000. Most couples choose to invest between $800 and $1,200 on their album. To view sample albums and pricing information, please contact the studio for an appointment.

What if we want an album that is outside of our budget?

A wedding registry might be just the thing for you! We can give you an online wedding registry where guests can contribute funds towards your wedding album or any other add ons you might want! We also offer a 10% discount on any wedding albums that are selected and paid in full before the wedding. Lastly, we have some no-interest financing plans if you would like to break up the cost of your album over a few months.

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