Jessica Nazarova

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What the f.a.q.

What are your rates?

8 hour wedding day coverage is $3,000! Most couples choose to book a 9 hour day with second shooter for $3,800. Engagement sessions are $375 and large albums start at $700.


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How many hours should we book you for?

Most weddings that I shoot are 9 hour days. That includes 3 hours of getting ready, 90 minutes of ceremony and portraits and 4 to 5 hours of reception. I’m more than happy to help you mock up a timeline for the whole day so you know what to expect!


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When should we book?

Most couples book 8-12 months in advance with a handful booking 18-24 months in advance for popular months like May, June, September and October.


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How do we book?

A deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your date and the final balance is due 7 days after your wedding. You can pay by check or by credit card and an online invoice.


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How many photos do we get?

Most 8 hour weddings yield 900 photos but longer days or having a 2nd photographer will give you more. 1,000+ is typical for 9 hours with a 2nd shooter.


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Do you edit our photos?

Yes! Every single one! I do all of my own editing and only take 4 or 5 weddings per month to maintain my editing schedule. Each photo is edited to enhance the subject and emotion while remaining true to a natural editing style. Photos are crisp, colorful, clean and candid.


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How do we get our photos?

They’ll be uploaded in high-res and web size for you to download from a gorgeous online gallery. You can share the gallery with friends and family, order prints from my professional lab and create a favorites list for your wedding album. USB drives mail out to you and your parents as a backup but I HIGHLY encourage you to download from online and save them to cloud storage.


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Who is your second photographer?

I use a handful of second shooters depending on who is available. I always book professional photographers that are experienced with weddings! My 2nd shooters are not beginners or students. They take high quality photos on high quality gear and my minimum requirements for this position are strict. 


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Why should we book a 2nd photographer?

Two big reasons! First, double the coverage! When you’re getting ready, a photographer is which each person. During the ceremony you’ll be getting shots of both your faces during each others vows and during portraits, you'll have coverage of cocktail hour. Next, a second shooter is the best backup plan. If something happens to me on your wedding day, the 2nd shooter is a professional wedding photographer experienced at shooting solo!


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Speaking of backup plans…

ALL of my cameras and my second shooters’ cameras have dual memory card slots. Every photo we take is written to two memory cards! If one fails, there’s a backup in camera. After your wedding, memory cards are split up and put in two separate locations to prevent loss, theft and damage. At home, your photos are in a minimum of three places while they’re being edited. I take backups VERY seriously.


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Do we get printing and sharing rights?

All my couples receive a print release with their photos. You'll have the rights to print your photos anywhere, anytime- you aren’t required to order them from me, though I do offer access to my professional lab. You are also able to share the photos online or with friends and family for no extra charge.


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Do you submit weddings?

If you want me to, I will absolutely submit your wedding to a few magazines! I love sharing your weddings and I have been featured in many local and national blogs and magazines. Do you have a very favorite magazine that you want to see your photos in? Let me know before the wedding and we can talk about what they're looking for!


Do you have insurance?

Yep! Many venues require wedding vendors to have insurance and I am happy to provide a COI upon request.


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Are you available to meet?

Always! Wedding photography is my full time job and I am happy to meet you on a lunch break, on a weeknight, whatever is best for you!


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Can my friend photograph during the wedding?

Sure! Every wedding is full of cameras these days so I just ask that you let your friends and family know to make sure they aren’t standing in front of me. Trust me, you don’t want them stepping into the aisle during your first kiss and you don’t want double the flash going off during your first dance. It happens pretty often so just communicate with them before the wedding day.


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What about an unplugged wedding?

I’m a HUGE fan of going “unplugged” and asking guests to put their phones away during the ceremony. Smiling faces are so much nicer to see than 30+ cell phones pointed at you and it truly allows guests to enjoy the day first hand.

 
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