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FAQs

How long have you been a photographer? How did you get started?
When I was four my dad gave me a disposable camera and I took pictures of the clouds.  Twenty-nine years later and many summers at photo camp and college years later, I  captured my first wedding in 2009. I came to realize that I can do what I love and create a keepsake for others, at the same time.

Are we a good fit?
The best way to know is to just send me an email, make a coffee date or set up a time to chat about your wedding day or any other session you want to do. Let’s connect and make sure our personalties fit well and that we are on the same page and can effortlessly create amazing things together.

Can I book you even though we don’t have our wedding date confirmed?
This always breaks my heart! As much as I really want to work with you I can’t commit to working together without knowing the date, since it may not be available in my schedule. I advise you to first set a date and book your venue and hopefully I will still be available. And of course keep me posted as things shift, you never know! I am alway happy to provide available dates if you want to work around those in order to make sure you have me as your photographer.

What are the steps to booking you?
First yay! I am so excited and ideally still available. Once we figure out the right package for you, I make up a contract with all the details, you, your honey and I all sign along with a 50% non-refundable deposit. I also want to be involved as much as possible in all your plans, including your venue walk through, timeline, and other vendor coordinations. 

Is it possible to see a full wedding gallery?
Yes! Shoot me a message and I’ll send over a full online gallery from one of my recent weddings. 

Can I customize a package to better fit my needs?
Of course! Send me an email and we will work together to create the ideal package.

Do we need a second photographer? 
While I love photographing alone it is great to have a second photographer if you want coverage of the two of you at the same time, different angles and just well-rounded coverage, especially if your guest list is over 200 I would definitely recommend a second photographer.

Do we get printing rights to the images?
Absolutely! You have full rights to your images that are in your final gallery.  I do however have a few clauses in the contract stating that you can’t claim them as your own work or sell them for profit.

How many photos will we get and how long will it take for us to receive them?
I hand select the best of the best images from the whole day and deliver them in an online gallery where you can download the hi res file. For weddings, you can expect between 500-800 depending on the package in 6-8 weeks. For portrait sessions and engagements, you can expect up to 120 photos in 2-3 weeks.

Where can I read your reviews? 
I have several HERE and if you want to see a whole bunch more check out my profile on THE KNOT.

I contacted you, but haven’t heard anything?
I make a great effort to always respond with 24hrs unless otherwise stated on the form. If you still haven’t heard from me I’m probably traveling so just shoot me an email at JessieFelixPhotography@gmail.com with your date and location in the subject and I will be sure to respond as soon as I can. 

Will you travel to work with me?
I Love to travel! In fact I have a Bucket List of places I really want to go. Check them out HERE and if you want to take an adventure there together, I offer special prices just for that. Otherwise my bags are packed and my passport is up to date.  Near or far I am there with minimal travel fees.

Do you do elopements?
Hello! My favorite ever.  Get in touch and I will send my elopement packages to you so we can plan an amazing adventure together! And make sure to checkout the locations on my bucket list HERE for special pricing.

Do you shoot with a Digital camera or Film?
I mostly shoot digital. I do offer 35mm and medium format film packages for smaller weddings and sessions, elopements and especially, boudoir. 

Do you carry business and or equipment insurance?
I do! I have both insurance for all my equipment as well as liability insurance through Lockton Affinity.  Just give me a heads up if your venue needs a Certificate of Liability and I can get it over to you or your planner. 

Do you have backup equipment?
I do. I carry several camera bodies, lenses and flashes. And a boat load of extra batteries, chargers and memory cards. Everything is backed up in two locations.

Do you do retouching?
I do a very minimal edit, color correction, exposure, straightening and contrast. I am a purest at heart and try to stay true to the moment while making the colors pop and give depth to the images. I am happy to do more advanced editing depending on what the situation calls for. And if you want extensive corrections it is $5 a photo.

What's in your camera bag?
Digital
Camera Bodies:  2 Canon 5D Mark IV's and 1 Canon 5D Mark III. 
Film Cameras: Mamiya 645 and a Canon AE1
Lenses: Canon 50mm L f/1.2, Canon 24mm L f1.4, Canon 100mm L 2.8 Macro, Canon 85mm L 1.4 and Canon 24-70mm L f2.8. 
Flash: 2 Canon Speedlite 600EX
Lots and lots of memory cards, batteries and snacks.

Did I miss any of your questions?  
Would love to hear them so send me an email!