Do you have a limit to the amount of images you will post produce? We post produce every image we deliver
Do you deliver every image you shoot?” No we don’t. We delete duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery.
Do you provide with Videography services? No.
What do you mean by “Post produce” the photos? The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete photography gallery.
Do you bring a second shooter? Yes, if the package you’re chosen includes a second photographer. If the package includes one photographer only, Jane Speleers will shoot the wedding and she will bring a lighting assistant.
Have you shot at my venue before?” We have shot at many venues in King County, If we have not however we can schedule a thorough walkthrough with you prior to your wedding day.
Do you guys do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?” Based in Seattle, we serve clients in Ecuador, Canada & U.S. Our destination wedding photography packages are simply our standard packages plus the cost of travel and accommodations. Email info@janespeleersphotography for details.
How much does an additional hour cost? One photographer $400, two photographers $550.
How many hours does your package include? We have a wide variety of packages, starting at 3 hours for elopers and starting at 4 hours for small to large weddings.
Do you provide partial day coverage? Yes, we provide with partial day coverage on weekends & weekdays.
Can I request certain images that I’ve seen in Pinterest? Sharing your Pinterest board is the best way for us to learn about your taste & style and we will try to capture your portraits based on that style, however, we don’t guarantee that we’ll capture the exact same image.
Do you work from a shot list? We have a shot list for the must haves & most important family images which is really about 20% of all the images we shoot. Other than that the images will vary depending of the event.
Do I receive the digital files? Yes, our packages include a disc with the digital files in High Resolution JPEG.
What does Copyright mean? The exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.
Will I receive the Copyrights for the images? JSP does not release the copyrights for the images. This means that the images can not be used for commercial purposes, however, you are authorized by JSP to print, publish online and share this images for personal use only.
Do you bring your own lighting equipment? Yes, you don’t need to be worried about the lighting at your venue. We have all the technical equipment required for indoor & outdoor photography.
Will you be willing to do a site visit? This is optional, if you’d like to add this feature to your wedding package please make a request & we will make this happen, travel fees might apply.
How many images can I expect to see from my wedding? The number varies but an average number is 800 images for 8hrs of photography coverage
How many weddings do you shoot on one day? We reserve a full day for one wedding only
What’s you preferred style of photography? My post-processing style is light, contemporary & organic. We are collectors of natural light and candid moments, of emotions and the magnificent landscapes of the state of Washington.
Reverence for nature finds its way into my photographs, which compositions are simultaneously preoccupied with humans and the magnificent landscapes behind them. Soaring tree branches and expansive stretches of blue sky tower above engaged & newly wedded couples
How long does it take to see the proofs? Our promise is 4 weeks. In 28 days you will receive a link to your gallery and also a tracking number for your physical package shipping status.
Is an album included? If that’s what you’d like to include in your package! If you love professionally designed unique photo books we have some pretty amazing options. Jane works on every album to convert it into a piece of art, please request a link to our photo book options.
Do you have a price list for prints? Absolutely, please contact us and we’ll send you the link to it! the price-list is standard but the options are not ‘that simple’ since we have many different types of coated and uncoated paper for the prints, however, once we’ve post processed your images, we can meet with you and help you make a decision, for home decor, gifts for your parents & others. We only print images that we’ve produced. Our packages contain a Albums, Enlargements, and hours of coverage. However, in every package, we include the full-resolution & fully-post produced Image in JPEG format. Our business is not to upsell on products after the wedding or throw in hidden costs.
Why do I have to contact you for everything instead of finding it on your website? This is so we can talk about your wedding day photography requests, create a custom package for you (this is really like a menu, we have established pricing for products, services & travel fees, which combined make a custom photography package. The philosophy behind our pricing is to be simple and straight-forward. By contacting us you will learn about processing times for prints and albums depending of the season & we can also coordinate meetings if requested.
How many photo-shoots have you done? We are a young, energetic & creative company, inititally stablished in 2011 as “The Royal Squirrel photography” and expanded in 2013 by creating our wedding photography site “Jane Speleers Photography”. So far we have performed about 300 photo shoots, these include: Newborn, Family, Maternity, Montessori school photography, Studio fine art photography, Retail, Engagement & Weddings.
What’s the most difficult situation you’ve been at a wedding? There were a couple of weddings that we definitely learned good lessons from. At one of them the ceremony was hosted at a very small outdoor canopy beautifully decorated & completely full of chairs. the isle was pretty narrow as well as the hall between the chairs for the guests and the walls of the tent. Jane was planning on walking down this hall to go to the very back to shoot a wide angle shot of the ceremony and the Kiss after doing a close up of the bride when walking down the isle. However, when the father of the bride handed his daughter to her fiancé, Jane was ready to walk to the back (since she was hiding behind one of the groomsman), she found out that the canopy wasn’t just full of people in the back up to the middle of the isle, but some of the guests decided to place chairs in the narrow halls and both sides were completely blocked. Jane was stocked in the front between a groomsman and the wall! Thank goodness, this sweet couple had a religious ceremony and asked everyone to close their eyes and pray with them.. That was the perfect chance to scape down the isle! Jane made it to the back, nobody saw her and got the shots of the beautiful venue, loving tears, laughs and the first kiss of the newly weds. Lesson learned, We now make sure that the wedding day coordinator helps us keep clear our scape routes.\\ The other ceremony where we had difficulties was in Snohomish, where the bride and groom thought that because their families belonged to the church where they were getting married, they were going to be allowed to have a photographer during the ceremony, sadly they were wrong. However, there was an specific area were photographers were allowed on the balcony in the very back of the building. The church was large so we developed a plan. Jane shot the ceremony from up where we were officially allowed to be, pretty much like a paparazzi, and we had an infiltrated second shooter sitting at the inner end of the groom’s side family bench (second row), like any other guest, he took candid shots of the ceremony from his seat, no flash was allowed and this worked out just fine. Lesson learned, now we strongly encourage our clients to find out what the photography rules are when having their ceremony at a church.
Do you arrive at the exact time that we’ve agreed on? We normally arrive to the venue one hour earlier so we can scout the area, learn about natural lighting resources, indoor lighting, building features, locations & we also need to meet or be able to recognize the bride’s & groom’s immediate family members.
Will you pay for your own parking? Travel fees include parking expenses, by the time you get an estimate, this fees will be included.
Are there any additional post-wedding fees I need to be aware of? The only additional fee that we charge after the wedding date is for additional photography time that is requested on the wedding day. This is a flat fee per hour. If there isn’t any additional photography time requested, your balance for your wedding photography package should be $0.00
What will your photographers wear? Our dress code is conservative, business casual in dark colors, mostly black.
Does your studio do headshots, individual portraits, family portraits, commercial photography, or other types of photography?” Yes, we provide with family, newborn, maternity and Head-shots on weekdays and from October to April
Do you shoot Quinceaneras, Birthday parties or Corporate Events?” Yes and we would love to cover your celebration.
Can I see a full event from start to finish? Yes. We understand all photographers put up their best shots from each wedding on their websites so it’s hard to determine how well he or she will perform on the wedding day. However, that’s why we decided to have full galleries of each wedding featured in a story telling format.
Our venue is really dark. How do you handle these situations?” Some chapels do not allow for flash photography & for that reason, we shoot on camera’s designed for low-light performance and lenses with low apertures, this is mostly for candid portraits. Our lighting equipment allow us to create crisp images of family portraits, first dance and celebration.
Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw? We shoot all out images in Raw. and deliver our images in JPEG only.
How many hours do you suggest we set aside for Family traditional portraits and Newly wedded artistic photos?The amount of time we suggest you set aside for photos depends on the time of day. For prep photos about 1.5 hours. Couples session we highly recommend 1 hour to 1.5 hours. And even when saving the “first look” for the ceremony is very special, we suggest doing this before the ceremony, That way you can enjoy the rest of your day with your family and friends without having to worry about taking too much time out for photos. Together with your wedding day coordinator We’ll help you set up a first look moment so it’ll still be very special when you see each other. Be sure to give us at least a full hour so we can walk around your venue can capture the most amazing combination of candid moments and landscapes around the area. Bridal party portraits can be done after the couple’s session, it should take in between 30 to 60 minutes. Family Formal portraits: 45 minutes, Please write a list of pictures that you want with your family/friends right after the ceremony. Also, delegate one person from each side of the family that is really loud to help move people in and out of photos.
I have a lot of downtime in between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime? Yes, however, we don’t stop working, we photograph details, guests & family during this downtime.