FAQ

How do we book you for our wedding?
First of all, Congratulations on your engagement! Now its time to find the perfect photographer. You can fill out my contact form or email me at jb@jessicabordner.com to touch base. If I am available for your big day, I prefer to set up a date to meet or have a phone call to discuss your wedding day details. A 30% deposit and contract are required to secure your date

How many images will we receive?
• An average wedding receives between 50-100 images per hour
• For your engagement, approximately 50 images
• For your lifestyle or portrait session, approximately 50 images

Do we get the personal rights to our photos?
Yes! After your session/wedding you will receive an Online Gallery of your images that you may use for printing, sharing, downloading and personal use such as social networking sites, etc. If you use any of the images online we ask that you credit Jessica Bordner Photography with a link back to my site. To learn more about the online gallery click here: PASS

What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash or check. Checks can be made payable to Jessica Bordner Photography

What is your turnaround time for my final set of images?
• Wedding: 6-8 weeks
• Engagement: 2-3 weeks
• Portraits: 2-3 weeks

Can we really make prints anywhere we want?
Absolutely! Your wedding day images come with a letter giving you the copyrights to your photo’s in case you encounter any issues. The letter states you have full access to the images for printing purposes. The online gallery your images are received on has the ability for printing and they are produced at my amazing professional lab.

Do you offer wedding albums?
I am happy to offer beautiful albums.  My albums are covered in a full grain luscious leather or a simple textured linen. I design each album in studio, and am here to help put together the perfect album to showcase your wedding day. If you have any questions about the albums, please email me today!

Are the images in my gallery going to be edited?
Yes, all of the photo’s you receive will be in high resolution, color corrected with a natural edit and ready to print.

My venue requires liability insurance. Are you covered?
Yes!

How long do bride and groom, family and bridal party portraits take on the wedding day and when is the best time to do them?
Wedding portraits normally take approximately 1- 1.5 hours on the wedding day depending upon the number of must have family formals. I usually allow about 20 minutes for family formals, 20-30 minutes for wedding party and 45 min for your bride and groom images. The best time to do these is 1-2 hours prior to sunset but it also depends on if you are doing a first look or if you are having a traditional ceremony. I would love to speak with you about the perfect timeline for your unique day so contact me today!

What is a first look?
A first look is when the bride and groom see each other for the first time prior to the ceremony.  This is a private and intimate moment between the bride and groom. This decision is entirely up to the couple, however many couples now are opting for a first look to get pictures done early and focus more on spending time with their guests after the ceremony and enjoying their cocktail hour and reception.

Why do you recommend a first look?
A first look is important if you are planning on having a sunset ceremony and leaving little to no daylight for pictures after. I encourage my couples to do a first look so that pictures can be done outdoors in natural light prior to the ceremony, then after the ceremony a few more romantic sunset shots and then you are free to enjoy your cocktail reception. Benefits of a first look include time alone together, emotional reactions, opportunity for more images, you will be refreshed and all your nerves will be gone, and your big day will last longer with more memories to make!

How will we know the photography schedule/timeline for the day?
Once you become a #JBPbride I will send you a questionnaire to fill out with all your fun details! Once I receive this back we can set up a call or meeting to finalize your photography timeline. Once you book me, I am always here along the way and love to be apart of your planning process prior to the final timeline being put into place.

How will you work with us throughout the day so you get the shots you need but we can still enjoy ourselves?
On your wedding day I am there  to make things as smooth and seamless as possible. All of the information that I have gone over from our phone calls and meetings has been noted and now it is your day. The last thing you need to worry about is if I am getting the pictures you need. I know your must have photo’s and I also know that time with your guests and being able to truly enjoy your wedding day is priceless. 

Whats in your camera bag?
{2}Canon Mark III 5d
100mm f/2.8 Macro
EF 85mm f/1.2
EF 70-200mm f/2.8
EF 50mm f/1.2
EF 24mm f/1.4
EF 35mm f/1.4
{3}Canon Speedlite 600 EXII