FAQ For Weddings + Engagements
How do I book and confirm photography coverage for my Wedding?
It's important that I get to know each one of my couples so we'll arrange a time to chat first and know more about you and your vision for your big day. If you decide we're a good fit to work together, I follow up with a contract we both sign and deposit information.
How do I book and confirm my Engagement Session?
Your session is reserved once I receive your signed contract and completed online order or deposit (generally 50% of the total fee). I'll send you a confirmation with key details and preparation, as well as remind you prior to your session date.
What can I expect during my Engagement Session shoot?
I'll call you ahead of time so we can go over specifics and/or types of shots you want to me to capture and within our allotted time. Then we'll go out and shoot!
How many photographers do you work with?
Most of the time I work solo or with a trusted second photographer, depending on the size of your event.
What gear do you use?
Nikon! D810, D750, D610 with prime and telephoto lenses.
What about the paperwork?
I ask each and every one of my clients to sign a contract/agreement, which is pretty standard in the photographic industry. This also includes a photo release for both of us. If you have any specific questions on this, please ask.
Do you travel?
Yes! I travel a few times a year for events and sessions, especially in NYC and the Southwest. For weddings outside the Seattle area, there are some travel fees to help cover my time and expenses for sharing the day with you.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, as your professional photographer, I will retain copyright of all your images. However I always provide an official copyright release for you allowing unlimited personal use and printing of your wedding photos. Since copyright stuff is pretty serious and dull, I can’t really make any good jokes about it.
AFTER YOUR Engagement SESSION AND/OR WEDDING
When and how will I receive my photos?
Expect a link to a gallery no later than 4-6 weeks from your session (unless other arrangements have been made). You'll be able to download your photo sets directly through your gallery site. Your photos can be downloaded and shared as you like, please no alterations to the photos. If you need help downloading the files, please let me know!
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No. I would be crazy to that. For your final gallery of images, I’ll shoot a certain number of frames and then narrow them down.
Do you retouch photos?
I use my own custom finishing for final sets and will retouch minor blemishes, etc. in the most natural way possible when requested. For larger correction jobs, let's chat.
Can I share and print my photos?
Absolutely! I just ask that you credit Goodsell Photos as all of my work is copyrighted. I appreciate you sharing these with your friends and family.
Do you have any recommendations for printing?
Yes, you can print directly through your gallery link (I use only reputable labs) or if you print yourself, I recommend using Artifact Uprising for high quality prints and albums. Please let me know and I can send you a referral email for $10 off your order through AU's site.
I also offer custom albums for my Wedding clients.
Sounds awesome! I’m ready to talk more!
I’d be happy to chat and to see if we’re a good fit! Please either message me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or just let me a few details here: