Are you available on my date?
Possibly! The real question you should be asking is: are you available on my wedding weekend? We run our business boutique style and only book one wedding per weekend. We want to continue to perform at our standard and provide a quality service that only a boutique business can provide, so we intentionally limit the amount of weddings we take in. We also don't accept every inquiry that comes through the door. We need to be selective and make sure that our couples are the right fit and vice versa in regards to photography style, personalities, and respect.
What equipment will you use?
We use professional full frame Canon cameras with prime and zoom lenses ranging from 16mm-135mm. We always bring back-up equipment as necessary to ensure a smooth event.
My reception is outdoors and/or really dark. Do you bring lights?
Yes! We'll bring all lights necessary to light up your reception. In fact, we pride ourselves on not having to use the natural light of the sun as a crutch ;)
Do you offer a payment plan?
Absolutely. Our retainer is $1,000 to reserve your date. Then your balance is split into monthly retainers with the final payment due 30 days prior to your date. The sooner you reserve your date, the lower your monthly payment will be. This is why our weekends are booked out up to two years out, so feel free to reach out once you book your venue.
Do you have liability insurance?
Absolutely, and we'll gladly provide your venue with proof of coverage.
How many photos will I receive?
We shoot for quality, as opposed to trying to reach a set number. Although there's no limit to how many shots we can take, it really depends on the action, which varies per wedding. On average, you’ll receive 80-100 images per hour of shooting. We snap more than that, but we do you the favor of taking out the outtakes like blinks, test shots, and duplicates. All the images are edited for color, exposure, sharpness and white balance.
When will I receive our photos?
We have some of the fastest turn-around times in the industry. Average turn-around time for weddings is four to six months. We have a team dedicated to color correction and host your photo reveal within three to four weeks.
How much do you charge?
We are proud to be an exclusive duo offering quality photography and the best products in the industry. Our wedding packages start at $3495 and peak at $6995. All packages include two wedding photographers, a wedding album, plenty of coverage time, and a host of other options like family session fees waived yearly for life!
Do you offer holiday discounts?
We don't offer discounts on any specific dates. The best time to book is as soon as your venue is set.
I don't have my venue set, can I reserve my date?
We only accept retainers from clients who have their venue booked. Since retainers are non-refundable, we want to make sure your venue is booked, so your date won't change. If you're set on Candid Gem being your photographer/s, please be sure to inquire prior to booking your venue to see if we're available. Thank you!
How do I book you?
We make it as simple as possible for you, with everything from payment to contract done electronically. Please inquire via the form below!