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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
• Experimental Film & Polaroids
• Underwater Photography
• Additional Hours of Coverage
• Print Packages
• Heirloom Wedding Album
• Album Gift Boxes & Packaging
• Engagement, Couple, or Second Day Session
Sounds good, but how much?
We tailor pricing & packages for our couples because you deserve the attention to detail and one size does not fit all. We have photographed weddings ranging from $2000 to $20,000 and everything in between.
There are times when we offer special discounts for a certain aesthetic or venue type that we're feeling creatively drawn to shooting ~ check the 'SPECIAL OFFERS' link above or go to our Instagram ~ @kingandopal
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.
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 600 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, you can expect your images within 60 days from the event date.
For any other photo session, you can expect your images within 30 days from our shoot date.
What camera and equipment do you use?
Sony A7R III, A9, A7R IV | FUJIFILM GFX 50S Medium Format | Leica M3 50mm Film | Nikon D800
A large variety of prime, macro, zoom & wide angle lenses.
On & off-camera flashes as needed.
Portable studio lighting & backdrop (by request).
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.