- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Covid-19 Update 3-31-2020: We are still open and taking bookings for 2021, late 2020, and for small weddings/elopements in Summer 202O! We recommended booking soon for 2021 as dates will fill up quickly as couples reschedule their 2020 weddings! Contact us today to get started with a virtual or phone consultation. Finally, check out our blog for more tips and ideas for planning your wedding or rescheduling it during Covid-19. We offer a very nice discount for couples who book us within 72 hours of their initial consultation. Why? Because we love working with (and some of our most amazing work has been produced) couples who are ready and excited to work with us! Please note that our prices listed on Thumbtack represent the 72 hour booking initiative discount and the prices listed on our website represent full, non-discounted prices. Also, we’re human, we love people, and while we have to keep food on the table, a roof over our heads, and care for our 3 year old son, Phoenix, and 7 month old daughter, Lilith, there are some situations where we have and would be willing to work something out for couples in a tight situation (i.e. your photographer dropped out on you at the last minute or you’re working on an exceptionally small budget and it’s really important to you to have at least family, bridal party and couple portraits).
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We want to get to know more about you and your fiance, so tell us a bit about how you met, what your proposal was like, and what you’re like as a couple (are you laid back, adventurous, etc.). We also need to know a little about your wedding day plans (or what you’re envisioning) so we can figure out the best photography package for you and your soon to be spouse. For consultations, we can do over email, over the phone, on Skype, or in-person. Please just let us know what you prefer!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Katie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Intermedia and Doug has over 25 years of experience behind the camera and has worked in portrait studios throughout his career. We share a life-long passion for not only photography, but art as well. Katie attended the Frostic School of Art at Western Michigan University where she took classes in graphic design, screen printing, life drawing, sculpture and watercolor. Outside of school, Katie has also done some glass blowing and millinery (hat making and design). Doug took a more traditional approach to college and studied engineering and CAD design, but he took every drawing and photography course he could fit into his schedule.