FAQ

About Us

What is your education background?

Jessika has a degree in Engineering and a degree in Photography. Jimmy has been well trained by Jessika. 🙂

What is your style?

We are definitely what can be described as non-traditional. We shoot 99% on location (occasionally you will find us in a studio with a backdrop, but that is rare.)

We take inspiration from industrial and architectural type imagery along with high fashion. During weddings and events, we adopt a photojournalistic approach to capture wonderful candids and spontaneous images.

We try to use the style that best fits each part of the wedding day, so our finished products are a blend of styles that create a complete view of the wedding day.


Pricing and General Information

What kind of camera equipment do you use?

We use all digital equipment made by Nikon. Our cameras, lenses, and flashes are from Nikon’s professional line. They are built to perform in very demanding, low light situations.

Do you have back up equipment?

Yes! We bring back up cameras, lenses, flashes, and memory cards with us to every wedding.

What are your prices?

Please contact us for detailed pricing information. You will receive our pricing information immediately by email upon submitting your contact form.

Can I create a custom wedding package?

Absolutely! Please let us know your budget and the approximate time of your wedding ceremony when contacting us!

Can I print my images wherever I would like?

Yes. Your flash drive of images includes personal usage rights and printing rights. You may display your images online and print them wherever you’d like. You cannot, however, re-edit the images or sell them.

The images you receive are full resolution and can be printed in gigantic sizes.

We do recommend that any images that you plan to hang on the wall be purchased from your online gallery. These images are printed on professional, archival paper with archival inks. They are much higher quality than images printed at a consumer lab like Wal-Mart.

What kind of image editing do you do?

We use Adobe’s professional image editing software to select the best images and then crop, sharpen, optimize, and color correct each individual image.

Your flash drive will contain color and B&W copies of each image. We will also include a percentage of “creatively” edited images with effects applied such as textures or vintage toning.

We do not retouch blemishes. If you have a concern about a blemish or would like to request skin retouching, please contact us. We can quote a rate per image.

How much is my deposit and when is it due?

30% for weddings (minimum $500)

100% for portraits

The deposit is due upon booking.

Do you offer online proofing?

Yes! Your proofs can be found at http://www.jessikafeltzproofs.com

Galleries are password protected and can be shared with family and friends.

All print and wall art ordering is done through the online gallery system, and products are shipped directly to the person who ordered them, making ordering easy for your family and friends!

Do you charge travel fees?

Yes. However, sessions and weddings within a 50 mile radius of our office are not subject to travel fees.

Do I have to pay sales tax?

Yes. Sales tax will be applied to your session/order according to the laws of the state of Indiana.

What is the payment policy?

For weddings, the deposit is due at booking and the remainder is due 2 weeks before the wedding. We do have interest free payment plans available.

For portraits, the entire sum is due at booking.

Do you back up my images?

Yes! Your images are backed up in multiple places, on site at our office and off site.

Do you have samples that I can look at?

Absolutely! If you would like to schedule a consultation with us before booking, we can show you samples of many of our products. Also, we would be glad to give you access to an online gallery from one of our past weddings so that you can see an entire wedding.

Do you have insurance?

ABSOLUTELY. We have both equipment and liability coverage.


Weddings

How many images will we receive?

This number is highly dependent on the number of hours you have purchased, but your flash drive will typically have 500-1500 images.

How many photographers will be at my wedding?

We are a husband and wife team and always shoot that way! If you purchase our photobooth, we will bring a third photographer to run the booth.

How many weddings do you photograph per year?

We photograph approximately 25 weddings each year.

What happens if you get sick or can’t be at my wedding?

We know that this is one of the most important day of your lives, which is why it would take us being tied to hospital beds for us to not be there. We shot a wedding while Jessika was 39.5 weeks pregnant; we then shot a wedding 11 days after her c-section! If that’s not dedication, I don’t know what is! 😉

With that said, in the event that we cannot make it to your wedding, we will do everything in our power to ensure that your photos are not compromised. We have an extensive list of photographer friends that could fill in for us in an emergency. We will not leave you hanging. We are also very experienced solo photographers and can work alone if necessary.

How long will it take to get my images after the wedding?

It can take up to 8 weeks. We edit every single image individually for the best results.

My venue is very dark. Can you handle that?

Absolutely. We utilize some of the industry’s BEST cameras for low light situations and have lenses that work well in your dark venue!

Do you use flash?

We do not use flash during ceremonies because we feel that it is disruptive. Many churches do not allow flash, but even if your church does allow it, we will not use flash.

However, during the portraits, we may use off camera lighting for very awesome creative effects. There are samples of this type of lighting on our website.

During the reception, we will utilize flash, and we are very skilled with it. 🙂

Will you accept a list of shots that we would like taken?

We prefer to use our own style, vision, and the surroundings to create unique images for you.

We will take requests for creative photos, but we will not copy another photographer’s image.

You may provide us with photos from Pinterest, but typically any more than about 10 photos becomes cumbersome for us to use.

We will not, however, shoot from a list such as this: http://weddings.about.com/od/photographer/a/Photogchecklist.htm

We are professionals and we ask that you trust us to do our job. However, we do understand that you have a vision for your wedding day, and we can work with you to communicate that vision in your images. To preserve our integrity as artists, we will not honor requests that may be offensive, illegal, or completely unrepresentative of our style.

As far as family photos are concerned, we work with you during the pre-event consult to create a list of photos for your family formals.

What do you wear?

We typically dress in dark clothing in order to blend into the background. We try to blend in with your guests while preserving our ability to work comfortably.

 

Do you need to visit my ceremony or reception site?

Generally, no we do not. We have experienced many different types of locations and are able to quickly assess lighting and other logistics on the day of the wedding. Unless you are having a type of religious ceremony with which we are not familiar, we will not need to visit your site. We also do not need to be present at your rehearsal.

However, we do require that you communicate any photographic restrictions to us BEFORE the wedding day.

How many weddings have you photographed?

Approximately 25 per year since 2009.

Have you photographed a Catholic wedding before?

Yes, yes, yes! And we actually LIKE them! 😉

We are familiar with many styles of Catholic weddings, as we have photographed at least 50 in the past few years.

We have also dealt with a variety of photographic restrictions during ceremonies and we know how to be respectful of your church’s rules.

PS, Jimmy was raised as a Catholic.

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