Which package is best for us?
Most couples choose 8 hours of coverage, because it's usually enough to cover everything from everyone getting ready through the important reception events, and a bit of the fun dancing at the end.
Second photographers are nice to have, but not certainly not necessary.
Unlimited hours of coverage is an amazing option if you're having special festivities like a morning hike or brunch, or if you plan to party late into the night and want to capture it all.
Associate packages are available for more budget-conscious couples. Associate weddings are photographed by a We of the Woods team member, but booked and edited by Ashley to match She of the Woods' style.
What is "We of the Woods"?
We of the Woods is Ashley's team of fantastic associate photographers who shoot weddings for She of the Woods' brand. We of the Woods caters to low-mid budget couples who love Ashley's style but cannot afford her packages.
Engagement sessions are fun, adventurous, and low-key. The way I approach these sessions, it's never about the photos. It's about taking a break, exploring our world, enjoying each other's company, and noticing the tiny things together.
We often go somewhere gorgeous in nature, exploring the coast, hiking through the woods, picking flowers.
I love exploring cities as well and welcome urban adventures (especially at sunrise on a Sunday morning!)
My #1 tip for engagement sessions: Be full of wonder, pay attention to each other, and your photos will be dreamy (and you'll hardly notice I'm taking them!).
I always give enough direction too, so there's no expectation that you'll show up for your engagement shoot knowing what to do. Most of my couples have never been professionally photographed before, don't know what to expect and feel nervous, but the process is always way more fun and easy than they'd expected.
What are engagement sessions like?
Engagement photos are delivered within one month through an online gallery.
Wedding photos are delivered within two months through an online gallery and a USB drive.
When do we get our photos?
I highly recommend a first look for a few reasons:
- You'll be less nervous walking down the aisle (if your ceremony is structured that way)
- You get to have more quiet, intimate time alone with your love
- You can get family & wedding party group photos done before the ceremony
- Everyone can enjoy the cocktail hour and not worry about photos after the ceremony!
- And if you're introverted, it's extra nice to have this special moment in privacy, without all your guests watching you
SHould we do a "first look"?
I recommend most couples order their albums from Artifact Uprising. Their products are gorgeous and much more affordable than ordering them through me! Your digital images come with a print release, so you can order whatever books, albums, prints or other products you would like, from wherever you'd like.
Do you offer albums?
No! I will travel anywhere within the continental US with no travel fees. Outside of Maine, my favorite places to work are in the Bay Area and the northwest.
Do you charge a travel fee?
Not to worry! Rain only makes things more romantic and makes photos looks more dramatic and gorgeous.
It rarely rains all day long, and we can work with any type of weather.
What if it rains on our wedding day?
I don't work with shot lists, but if you definitely want a couple images of you and your great aunt, let me know!
A list of photos would hinder my creative process, and you definitely don't want that!
Can I give you a list of photos that I want?
Of course! It's usually not necessary to have a 2nd photographer at a wedding, but it's definitely a worthwhile investment. A 2nd photographer is $600 for 8 hours.
Can I hire 2 photographers for my wedding?
If the wedding is rescheduled, postponed or cancelled, or if there is a breach of contract by the client, I'll keep your retainer fee.
What is your cancellation policy?
Do you have liability insurance?
With 8 hours of wedding day coverage, you'll get 600 edited, full-resolution digital images. With unlimited hours of coverage, you'll get at least 800. With an elopement, 200.
How many photos do we get?
I've never been late or missed an event at all. But if there's a real emergency or "Act of Nature" and I can't be at your wedding, I have a huge network of local professional photographers who would be happy to fill my spot at the last minute. We all understand how important your wedding photography is and would definitely help each other out in an emergency! In the worst-case scenario, if no one could be at your wedding, you would get a full refund.
This is a great reason to book a second shooter!
What if something bad happens & you can't photograph our wedding?
Booking is easy and happens online. Once you've signed a contract and paid a $1000 deposit, you'll have reserved me for your wedding date!