Monthly Archives: January 2000

Q+A

Where are you located and do you travel?
We are based out of Seattle, WA and we love to travel for weddings. Contact us and let’s see what we can figure out! (We do charge for travel and lodging outside of the Puget Sound area). Oh, and yes we have passports!!!!

How do we get the ball rolling if we are interested in your services?
E-mail us (holler@jayleephotography.net), or contact us through our client inquiry form. Let us know when your wedding date is to make sure we still have it available. We will respond within a day’s time and answer any questions you may have. If you are interested, we will suggest meeting in person for coffee or on Skype to get to know you better and share some albums with you. For weddings, we are very busy during August and September so those dates fill up fast.

How many photos do we get?
For engagement sessions, usually around 60. For weddings, at least 600. This depends very much on how long the wedding is and the amount of details.

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Our Business Practices

We wanted to share with you a little bit more about our business practices and beliefs. If you are looking for answers to general questions about our pricing, travel policy, etc. please view our Q & A.

1. We believe that wedded bliss outweighs the importance of the wedding day. That said, we genuinely love weddings because of what they really stand for. Yes, your wedding should be awesome, but your marriage is what it’s all about!

2. We are accepting, friendly, welcoming, and non-prejudicial whether it comes to sexual orientation, race, appearance, affiliation, and so on. It actually bothers us that we even have to put this in here, but sadly not everyone works or lives under this belief. We want you to feel comfortable with us. We give you the opportunity to meet us to see if we “click” but other than that, we love you already! Your wedding is your wedding. It’s not about us, it’s about you. Are you eloping? Having a destination wedding? Having a small wedding? Going to a courthouse? Doing a huge, elaborate party? We take photos that are unique to your personality and capture your unique moments.

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Should Your Friend Be Your Vendor?

This is not normally the kind of advice we would give, but we feel strongly about it. When a potential client writes us and says “we went with a friend/family member/friend-of-a-friend”, we always understand. We understand budget restrictions. We understand making other things in your wedding day a priority. We will always say “do what’s best for you on your wedding day” and we mean it.” Really, we do. This is no exception. That said, we’ve been doing this for a long time and think this advice is worth giving and worth reading.

This is the email we want to avoid having to receive: We had a friend/relative shoot our wedding photos and we really wish we hadn’t. We have had even more emails from couples we’ve never met saying the same thing, or even asking us to re-edit their photos to see if they are salvageable. We always feel so awful when we get these inquiries. Your wedding day happens one time. Those moments happen one time. We do understand letting an eager friend, family member, student, or new photographer capture your day, but we would also hate for moments like these to go undocumented, end up out of focus or incorrectly exposed, or be low quality. Here are a few things to consider as you make up your mind on who to go with for your wedding photographer (or other vendors).

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