Experience and FAQs

My goal is to always have fun, to celebrate, laugh, cry, and tell your story.

You should feel that your photographer is just as invested as you are.

Booking is as easy as these three steps!

1. Fill out that handy dandy contact form.
2. Gush about this awesome wedding and your hot spouse-to-be.
3. Pick your collection.
BAM!

Some basic information

To help you understand the process after booking

Weddings

A retainer of $1,000 or 50% (depending on your collection) and a signed contract secure your wedding date.

The remaining balance will be due in full six weeks before your big day.

Three months out you receive a wedding day timeline guide if you need any help building your timeline. Six weeks out you receive a final questionnaire asking for vendor information, a timeline, and a suggested list of groups for the group photos.

Editing time for a wedding is 4-6 weeks and an engagement session is 2 weeks (though I do tend to over deliver 99.9% of the time but this allows for peak wedding months).

Engagement Sessions

Engagement sessions can last 1-2 hours.

Engagement session time isn't taken out of your wedding day coverage.

It's really just an excuse for us to hang out and you get pretty pictures out of the deal.

There are no limits to wardrobe changes (but if you bring ten of them we might need to have an intervention).

I just like us to adventure, get to know each other, and have fun.

For all my couples that decide on an engagement session, you receive an engagement session guide to help you prepare!

Product

If you order product separately or have it included in your customized collection, sales tax will apply.

If you have an album credit included, all changes to the original design will need to be submitted within thirty days

Albums are where most of my couples spend extra so go in with that in mind. It can either be a highlight reel or tell the full story of your day.

Weddings

A non-refundable retainer of $750 and a signed contract secure your wedding date.

The remaining balance will be due in full six weeks before your big day.

Three months out you receive a wedding day timeline guide if you need any help building your timeline. Six weeks out you receive a final questionnaire asking for vendor information, a timeline, and a suggested list of groups for the group photos.

Editing time for a wedding is 4-6 weeks and an engagement session is 2 weeks.

Engagements

Engagement sessions can last 1-2 hours.

Engagement session time isn’t taken out of your wedding day coverage.

It’s really just an excuse for us to hang out and you get pretty pictures out of the deal.

There are no limits to wardrobe changes (but if you bring ten of them we might need to have an intervention).

We just adventure, get to know each other, and have fun.

For all couples that decide on an engagement session, you receive an engagement session guide to help you prepare!

Product

If you order product separately or have it included in your customized collection, sales tax will apply.

If you have an album credit included, all changes to the original design will need to be submitted within thirty days

Albums are where most of my couples spend extra so go in with that in mind. It can either be a highlight reel or tell the full story of your day

FAQ's

For those burning questions

  • Help!  I’m awkward in photos!  I got you.  Just focus on having fun and I’ll take care of the rest!  I hate super posed photos…you hate super posed photos…it might get a little weird but we’re going to roll with it and have ourselves a good time.  What really matters most is marrying that super hot spouse of yours and being present and connected with the people you love.

 

  • You’ve never worked at my venue, is that going to be a problem?  Nope!  I’ll send you galleries of similar venues as examples.  If scheduling and travel allow, sometimes I oh so briefly crash the rehearsal to scout the venue and check in on you.  If not then I arrive early the day of your wedding to take a look around.

 

  • Is it extra for travel?  Anything within a driving distance of two hours is included because let’s face it, California has traffic everywhere so you shouldn’t be blamed for that.  After that a flat fee of $50 will be added up to four hours.  If additional travel is needed, a fee for a hotel room will be added on so your photographer (hi that’s me) doesn’t die trying to get home.  If a wedding requires a flight then the cost is added on a case to case basis.

 

  • What systems do you have in place to back up photos?  This is an excellent question!  During a wedding the majority of the camera bodies will be using dual card slots which means that there are two sets of cards with your photos just in case one fails.  All memory cards are kept on my person to prevent theft until I arrive safely home.  After a wedding your photos are immediately imported to two external hard drives.  The first external hard drive goes into a fire proof safe and second is used to edit.  The memory cards from your wedding are then organized and set to the side as a third backup to be formatted only once your wedding gallery is delivered.  The backup of your wedding is kept for six months.

 

  • How long does my gallery remain online?  Your gallery is online for sixty days.  You will need to download your photos before that time.  I recommend you backing them up to a two locations just in case AND ordering prints, canvases, and albums.  Technology can be a jerk so I always recommend being extra cautious.

 

  • Do you have insurance? Sure do!

 

  • Will I get all of the RAW files?  All galleries are culled and edited and delivered as a complete story of your wedding day.

 

  •  Do I get a copyright release?  All galleries come with a print release.  As is the law, copyright remains with the photographer.

 

  • What camera gear do you use?  Fancy professional Canon camera bodies and prime lenses that each cost more than my first car (I cry a little inside if I think about it).  Backup camera bodies, lenses, flashes, batteries, and memory cards are brought to every wedding as an added precaution.

 

  • Do I NEED a second photographer?  So this question has a lot to consider.  Do you have multiple locations throughout the day or is everything at the venue?  Are you having a wedding with 150 guests or more?  Is the venue super spread out?  Does your budget have the room to add an additional photographer?  You may or may not need a second photographer so that’s why we chat about your wedding and really look at what your needs are personally.  Galleries are sent over to compare what a wedding would look like and help you feel comfortable if you decide on one photographer.

 

  • How many images will I receive?  Roughly 75 images per hour worked for one photographer and roughly 100 images per hour worked for two photographers.

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Ashley

Sparkling personality, professional and talented photographer!
My husband and I highly recommend hiring Kristen with Wild Irish Rose Photography! From our first interactions with her via email to meeting her in person and working with her on our wedding day, we have to say Kristen is simply delightful to work with and a lovely person. Not only is she extremely talented and professional, but she made us feel so comfortable being ourselves in front of the camera. We absolutely love our wedding photos! Thank you Kristen for capturing our Best Day Ever!

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Rachael

Kristen fulfills everything you could wish for in a wedding photographer: she's extremely professional, helpful, flexible, and willingly to travel across the state if you need her to be there. I loved working with her and having her present for my wedding: it was amazing to see her, somehow, everywhere the action was, and her candid and posed photographs are clear evidence of such. I would, and have, recommended Kristen to anyone looking for a professional photographer. Thank you, Kristen, for everything!

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