Frequently Asked Questions
I can absolutely understand wanting to find pricing information without having to ask. Truly I can. My detailed rates and collections aren't listed for public viewing on my site for a variety of reasons. First, rates and collections vary by location. Some weddings outside of the Chicago area require travel, which would not be included in a local wedding rate. Destination weddings are different as well. I also create custom collections for many clients, which is something that I can absolutely do for you! If you'd like to obtain detailed rate information for your wedding, simply drop me an email and I will send you all of the information that you need! I promise to respond ASAP! I look forward to chatting further.
While KAD Exposure Photography is based out of Chicago and Cook County, I serve clients all around the world. My destination wedding photography packages include the cost of travel and reasonable accommodations (check out our destination wedding FAQs here).
Online galleries are posted within six weeks of the wedding date, and this is when your digital files are released as well. If you have printed proofs in your collection, they are available three weeks after your gallery goes live. Upon final approval of album designs, most albums are ready for delivery within twelve weeks.
Please understand that the galleries all vary based on many different things. Length of the day, amount of coverage, number of events covered in a day, rehearsal dinner coverage, full weekend coverage, etc. Every wedding is different and all are covered to my best ability - and since each is different each will result in a differing number of final images. If you're concerned about the coverage, you can always add on a second, or even a third photographer to document alongside me!
A booking fee/retainer of approx. 1/3 is due to reserve your date. You'll have two more payments after that. 50% of your balance will be due approx. thirty days from your wedding date, with the final balance due one week prior to your wedding date. I'll send you an email reminder when your payments are due. I like to make things as easy as possible for you - I know you've got a lot on your plate!
I do require full payment before the event. Payment for overtime, album upgrades, or additional products beyond your wedding day contract, however, are all due post-wedding. If you have any concerns about the payment schedule, I'd love to chat with you about them!
The retainer fee and all monies paid are non-refundable. The retainer guarantees that I'll hold the date exclusively for you and once you've signed the contract I do turn down all other commissions for that date.
ASAP. Since I can't "hold" dates or "pencil you in" dates are booked when...well, when they're booked. Most of my commissions contract me within a year of the wedding date, sometimes as close as two months prior, sometimes a full calendar year or more in advance. It's easy to predict what will be popular weekends, but not always easy to predict when those weekends will book up!