Seattle Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Kelli Hodges Wedding Photography, Elopements, Engagements, Destination Weddings
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

What is your pricing?
 My pricing for different types of sessions can be found here on my investment page.  Contact me for a custom quote.

Where do you live and how far will you travel?
 I live in the Browns Point area and am willing to travel as far as you would like!  

Do you come to the rehearsal?
 I would be happy to come to your rehearsal and that can be added onto your package by simply adding hourly coverage.

Do you offer engagement sessions?
 Yes, I do offer engagement sessions!  This is a great time for us to get to know each others before your big day!  

How do you deliver our images?
 Whether you’re one of my portrait clients or couples getting married, I deliver your photos the same way: through an online password protected gallery. This viewing/delivery gallery allows you to mark your favorite images, share them on social media, download images, and order prints. 

How much editing do you do to my images?
 All my images get color corrections and some light touch ups if needed. My goal is always to make the image look as close as possible to how the scene looked to our eyes. 

Do we get the images in black and white as well as color?
 When editing your images I color correct them and deliver them all in color and I also deliver my favorites in addition in black and white.  If there is a specific image you would like in black and white that I did not deliver that way, just let me know!

How many images do I get with my package?
 For portraits, approximately 25-30 images an hour in your final gallery, and 50 per hour for weddings.   All images are available for print or digital purchases.

Can I get every image you took?
 After shooting your session, wedding or event I go through and edit down your images to the professional standard that I give to my clients for a final product. Images that don’t make this standard include: closed eyes, bad smiles, out of focus images and duplicates. You’ll get the rest!

What about the RAW files or negatives?  Can I have those?
 RAW files or negatives are not available at this point in time.  Most people do not have the software to open the RAW files and also I take great pride in the final product that I provide you and want to keep the images as consistent and high quality as possible.  If there are any editing changes you would like, please let me know.

How long does it take for me to get my images? 
I love sharing images as I work through your session or wedding, so you will always get a few sneak peeks from me on the day of or a couple days following your session or wedding. For your final set of images, my turnaround time for portraits is two weeks and weddings are four weeks.

Will I have print rights to my photos? 
All my clients receive a print release from me giving you the rights to print your images for personal use only. This release will allow you to print your images at any printing service or print house in the world as you desire. This does not include editing or altering your final images you receive.

 

Where do you recommend getting our images printed at?
 I always recommend ordering prints directly with me. A print house I recommend that the general public can order from is Mpix.com there quality is great.  Alternatively, printing through Costco’s online service. Places I DO NOT recommend: any print station located inside an actual store, Costco, Walmart or Shutterfly. These locations use cheap paper and their machines are not calibrated for correct color.

How would you describe your style of photography?
| I am a natural light, journalistic style photographer who focuses on capturing authentic moments and connections.  I have a classic film editing style so that, in 20 years you don’t look back and hate what your images look like!

Do you take posed family photos?
 Absolutely!  Family photos are one of the most important part of your wedding day.

Can we send you a “shot list”? 
I would be happy to provide you with a list of the general formal photos that I take on a wedding day and even include that in my pre-wedding questionnaire and ask for any special combinations that you might like.  I ask that you not send an overall “shot list” as trying to shoot from a specific list takes away from the natural, authentic and candid moments of the day.  Most likely, I plan on capturing all of those images on your shot list anyways along with many more!

Can I make you a Pinterest board?
 If you would like to make a Pinterest board, go for it!  I recommend you limit it to 10 images of some of your favorite poses or photos that you have seen me take previously.  Try not to pin photos based on their situations as we cannot always control where the sun will be and that type of thing. I cannot guarantee that all of those images will be captured but I will do my best!

Do you have insurance?
 Yes, I am both licensed and insured.

What kind of gear do you shoot with? 
I shoot with Nikon brand camera gear. 

Can you provide my venue with a certificate of insurance?
 Of course!

How long have you been in business?
 I have officially been licensed for 7 years, but have been shooting on and off ever since I can remember.

Can you hold my wedding date?
 Your wedding date can be reserved with a signed contract and $200 retainer of your package price.  Unfortunately a date cannot be held without those two things.

What is required to book you for my wedding?
 A $200 retainer and a signed contract will reserve me for your wedding date. 

What are my options for payment?
 I accept credit cards, cash, check, money orders, & PayPal.  I am also a member of Saturn Barter.

If I have to cancel my wedding or change date, will I get my money back?
 Your retainer is non-refundable, but it is transferable to a new date up through the following calendar year.

 

Seattle Tacoma Wedding Photographer, Kelli Hodges Wedding Photography, Elopements, Engagements, Destination Weddings