+ How far in advance should we book?
Most couples book me 6-18 months prior to their wedding, although as long as I have your date available, I'll take bookings up to 48 hours prior to your wedding.
+ How does booking work?
Once we've had a chance to chat - either in person, over video chat, by phone, or email, and you know that I'm the best fit for your wedding, I'll email you a customized proposal and contract for you to review and sign. A 30% non-refundable retainer is due at signing to reserve your date.
+ What's your shooting style?
I'm all about authentic emotive imagery! I make sure everyone is comfortable in front of the camera, and then I hang back a bit and let you do your thing. I blend into the flow of your day in order to best capture things as they happen.
+ Do you offer custom packages?
I do! Especially for couples who are looking for combined photo + video coverage. Get in touch to find out more about creating a custom package.
+ Do you shoot alone?
Most of the time - yes! At each wedding I shoot with 3-4 cameras in order to get as complete coverage as possible for every couple. There are some cases in which it makes sense to have an assistant or second shooter become part of the day, and in our intial consult we'll figure out what works best for you! My goal - whether I'm filming/photographing alone or with a second - is to be as unobtrusive as possible, because your day should be focused on you!
+ Do you travel?
Heck yeah! I'm currently Maine based but travel often throughout New England as well as the following states: Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia!
+ What's the turn around time on photos and films?
All photos and films are delivered within six weeks of your wedding, with a sneak peek delivered within 48 hours!
All film footage is stored for one year before archival. I'll send an email your way at 6 months and just shy of one year to remind you that I'm still holding on to it for you. Often, couples who chose a standard film package make the decision to upgrade to a longer version of their film afer their wedding. They see their highlight film and want more - so it's always an option to add an additional film after your wedding.
Photo galleries are live for six months from the date of your wedding.
I'm so glad you asked! I've written an indepth blog post just about that: http://www.rachelepperly.com/blog/2019/1/16/getting-raw-what-is-raw-footage-and-do-you-need-it