ASHLEY VANDERVELDE PHOTOGRAPHY
So, how does this work?
Step 1: Inquire - Reach out to me & tell me about what you're planning! I'll respond within a few business days.
Step 2: Consultation - We'll meet for coffee or over a video chat to talk about your expectations, what I do, & how the process of working together goes.
Step 3: Contract & Retainer - To reserve your session or event date you will need to pay a retainer & sign a contract. Any & all questions you have will be answered before you sign!
Step 4: Chart Our Path - We will start putting all the details together, timelines, locations, etc. We'll build mood boards & work on interlacing all your inspirations into my work flow. I have lots of planning resources & client guides I will share with you!
Step 5: Finalization - We will formally meet again to make sure everything is in line & good to go! Usually at one month out & one week out from your date.
Step 6: Session/Wedding day - The best day ever!
Step 7: Sneak Peek & Delivery - You get a sneak peek within one week, so you have images to share & you're able to get an idea of how your images will look! Full gallery delivery is to be expected within 4-8 weeks depending on your session/event type.
Step 8: Lifelong Friendship - Sorry, you can't get rid of me that easy! I can't wait to watch you grow together & see where life takes you. I always offer discounted rates to all of my returning clients.
How long have you been doing photography?
I have been photographing weddings for 8 years now, but I started doing portraiture all the way back in 2011. This is my 4th year as a full time wedding & elopement photographer.
Do you offer multiple packages? What about second photographers?
Yes & yes! Please inquire with the details of your event or session & I will send you a detailed investment guide. Second photographers or videographers are available as an add on to any session!
How many images will I receive & how do I get them?
I quote a minimum of 50-75 images per hour of your wedding, or elopement. Small sessions have a return of 35-50 per hour. Your images will be delivered via a private online gallery which will be hosted for 6 months. Weddings & elopements will also be sent a flash drive of all of your edited images.
How far do you book out?
I am currently booking weddings & elopements through 2024. Your date can only be reserved with a paid retainer & contract. I recommend booking 6 to 18 months out from your wedding to ensure you're able to get your ideal date!
What is your turn around time?
For weddings & larger packages my turn around time is up to 8 weeks. Smaller session turn around time is usually between 2 - 4 weeks. You always get a generous preview of your session within a week!
Do you travel?
Happily! My travel cost is always included in your package for locations within the lower 48 states. International travel rates are based on the destination. I am always passport ready!
Do you always retouch your photos?
Yes, with your best interests in mind. The process I go through while editing your images is one full of creative decisions, including how the image looks balanced, control of the lighting, small object removal, blemish correction, etc.
Can you help us with planning?
Yes! No matter what session you're booking, customized planning is always included. We will go over styling decisions & why they matter, picking locations & the right time of day to photograph. Don't sweat the nerves leading up to your session, I will guide you through everything!
What do you charge for a session?
Send me an inquiry form & I will send you my detailed investment guide. Couples session & portraits begin at $350, weddings & elopements begin at $3200. I am sometimes willing to negotiate weddings/elopements for crazy cool locations or barter for other services - it never hurts to ask!
Can I have the unedited images?
Nope! If you want a photographer who provides unedited images, I am not your gal! My work comes alive in the editing process & I ask for your trust in that department. Any questions you may have about editing are absolutely welcomed!