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How do we book you?
Get in touch (via the form on our contact page or email us ~ firstname.lastname@example.org). We'll schedule a time to chat about your vision and plans, write up a proposal, you sign it and return with a 50% deposit, and your wedding date is secured. Bada bing bada boom!
What's included in my photography package?
We bring years of experience, partner-vendor relationships, and our unique storytelling abilities to every shoot. During the planning process we are collaborative and accessible for discussing timeline, location scouting, styling, travel logistics, and whatever else you may find helpful as you manifest your vision. Also included is a photography planning session (in-person or video chat) one month prior to your wedding or elopement where we will discuss shot lists and finalize timeline and details. We spend about 85% of wedding day shooting in a photojournalistic style. You will receive all digital edits in an online gallery for viewing, sharing, and downloading.
And YES ~ you can have all of the photos with full printing rights.
• Styling Consults (Hair, Makeup, Wardrobe... what photographs well)
• Additional Photographer
• Portable Studio Lighting and/or backdrop
• Location Scouting
• Underwater Photography
• Experimental Polaroids
• Film Photography
• Additional Hours of Coverage
• Print Packages
• Heirloom Wedding Album
• Album Gift Boxes & Packaging
• Engagement, Couple, or Second Day Session
Sounds good, how much?
While we offer a variety of collection options (ranging from $2,000 to $20,000), we also tailor packages & pricing for each couple because one size does not fit all, and you deserve to get the most of your photography investment.
Send us a message & we can chat about your specific vision!
Where are you based and will you travel?
We are based in Chicago, Illinois USA & yes, we are always down to travel. In fact, we crave it. We'll go wherever you'll have us!
Digital or film?
Mostly digital, but also film.
What camera and equipment do you use?
Sony A9 + A7R III • Nikon D800 • FUJIFILM GFX100 - Medium Format
Vintage Leica III • Contax G1 - 35mm Film • Polaroid Now+ • Fuji Instax Wide
A variety of prime, macro, zoom & wide angle lenses
On & off-camera flash as needed
Portable studio lighting & backdrop (by request)
Favorite venue types?
Industrial lofts, organic farms, botanical gardens, wineries, speakeasies, conservatories, city streets, & back yards.
How many pictures will we receive?
A ton. Depends on a variety of factors: the package you chose, the weather, number of locations, & most importantly... you!
Generally speaking, for a full day of coverage you can expect between 400 to 700 fully edited images.
For engagement & couple's sessions you can expect up to 40 fully edited images.
Portrait sessions vary according to number of looks, locations, etc.
When will we get our photos?
For weddings & elopements, we do our best to deliver a sneak peek gallery within a week or two, and your full collection within 90 days from the event date.
For any other photo session, you can expect your images within 30 days from our shoot date.
Are you insured?
Of course. Happy to provide a venue-specific Certificate of Liability Insurance upon request.
Do you always shoot together?
We often shoot together, particularly where simultaneous coverage in multiple locations is desired (i.e. getting ready, before the first look, catching moments from multiple angles as well as reactions). But there are times when only one photographer is needed or preferred, in which case we shoot individually. We'll discuss your vision and needs to determine the best fit!
What won't you do?
Not much! We have climbed 50ft ladders, jumped fences to shoot amongst sheep, trudged in knee-high mud, and endured frozen eyelashes just to name a few adventures, all in pursuit of a shot. We enjoy a challenge. =)
We are diligent about proper planning ~ we've always got backup cameras and equipment, and a network of photographers to call on in the event of an illness or emergency. You are in good hands, we're absolutely dedicated to making the photography component of your wedding or elopement as stress-free as possible.
Print packages & wedding albums?
You will have the option to order prints directly from your online King & Opal gallery. We highly recommend a high-quality album or coffee table book to showcase the beautiful photos you've invested in that tell the story of your wedding day or elopement. Together we can create a gorgeous keepsake that embodies your aesthetic and vibe, filled with the images that are most dear to you. It's honestly so worth it.