Frequently asked questions
+ WHY FIDELIO?
We know there are lots of wedding photographers out there and choosing one can be an overwhelming process. You should look carefully at their portfolio, look at a full wedding gallery of theirs and fall in love with the style, first and foremost. Beyond that it is so important to find photographers that you connect with and feel comfortable with, because it's an intimate day filled with emotions that we'll be there for. We have been photographing weddings for 10 years now and have worked in every weather/lighting condition imaginable, have been thrown obstacles that we roll with easily, and make people feel comfortable and have been told many times that beyond just being the photographers we also provide a calming, helpful presence throughout the day (and we can bustle a dress too! :) ). One of our greatest strengths is showcasing the beauty and personality of each wedding through the details, moments and portraits we capture. We are confident that our experience combined with the love of what we do and our vision for photos are unique.
+ WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
We are photojournalists who document life as it happens and love to tell stories through our photos. We love the "in between" moments--those candid, unexpected things that only last a second but are special and unique. We are both laid back and easy going and easily blend in with the family, which makes people feel comfortable around us to capture those intimate and emotional moments throughout the day. Our goal is to deliver images that evoke the same emotions when you look at them as you felt on the wedding day. Our photos have a bit of a film feel without being overdone so they'll still look classic and beautiful 50 years from now!
+ WHAT DO YOUR PRICES START AT?
Our pricing for 2017 begins at $4500 which includes both of us there to document your day (generally an hour of the "getting ready" through the first hour of the dancing at the reception for an average wedding), the high res images with a print release form and an online gallery you can share with family and friends for viewing and ordering any of our products from. Most clients typically spend between $5500-7500 on their collection after albums and other items are added on. We do offer smaller elopement packages and have special pricing for mid-week weddings, please contact us with more information and we'll get a custom quote to you!
+ HOW MANY WEDDING PHOTOS DO YOU DELIVER?
Every wedding is different and varies based on the amount of time we are there, however we generally average around 75-100 photos every hour we're there. We believe in quality over quantity. All photos are delivered fully edited and print ready.
+ WHAT PRODUCTS DO YOU OFFER?
For weddings we strongly encourage one of our custom designed fine art albums. There is no better way to tell the story of the day than an album that you can pass down from generation to generation. Our albums are extremely well-crafted and beautifully made. We also offer a variety of print products, coffee table style albums, custom save the date and thank you cards, gallery canvas wraps and other custom products.
+ DO YOU USE ASSOCIATES?
No, all weddings are shot by the two of us, so you are hiring two professional photographers (not a photographer and second shooter). We are both equally skilled/experienced and have worked together for the last 10 years. Our style is similar so it never looks like the work of two different photographers, but you get the advantage of two people shooting at different angles and capturing different moments (plus one of each of us to capture you each getting ready before the wedding!)
+ WHAT IF YOU'VE NEVER WORKED AT OUR VENUE?
New England has lots of amazing wedding venues and we have worked at many of them in the last 10 years, but every year many places we work will be new to us. This has never been a problem and is a great thing because we are so inspired by new locations. We also arrive early to scout things out, look at the light, etc, so we're fully prepared for the wedding!
+ HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
We encourage you to fill out our contact form and give us as much information as possible and we will get back to you within 24 hours with our availability/information. We are always up for an in person or phone conversation too. When you're ready to book we send over an online contract and invoice for retainer payment and when we receive both of those things we are booked for your date. Please note that no dates will be held without the contract and payment and dates are first come/first served.
+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
We can be as involved, or not, as you need us to be. We are happy to give suggestions on the timeline of the day to help you figure out when the best light will be for photos, recommend vendors we love and provide any other advice or support you need. We have lots of great resources and also love helping you figure out what would work best from a photographer's standpoint. We are available via e-mail any time for questions!
+ HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
This varies a bit based on the time of year (with Aug-Nov being our busiest time), but generally we average around 6-8 weeks for weddings. We spend lots of time on each photo, getting the colors perfect and making them all look amazing and ready to print.
+ WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU'RE SICK ON OUR WEDDING DAY?
In 10 years we have never missed a single wedding, but sometimes unforeseen circumstances do happen in life. We have a network of incredibly talented photographers throughout New England that we can call on if we ever need a backup to step in.
+ DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT AND ARE YOU INSURED?
We have backup equipment for everything we own (camera bodies, flashes, memory cards, lenses, etc) and we are insured. We also backup all wedding files on multiple hard drives (on and off site).
+ DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! We love to travel and we have shot both weddings and family sessions in various destinations. We are especially interested in traveling sessions with a couple or elopements in unique destinations (dream locations include CA, especially Joshua Tree/Palm Springs, San Francisco or Big Sur, Wyoming and Montana, Alaska, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona). We also travel quite a bit and will waive any travel fees if we'll be in your area! Please contact us for information and pricing.