How far in advanced do you normally get booked?
Usually couples book 6-14 months ahead of their wedding date, some book as far as 18 months, some as little as 1 month. But the only way to guarantee your date is to book!
Do you always shoot with a second photographer?
Most of my wedding packages include a 2nd photographer. Having a 2nd set of eyes on your big day and a 2nd pair of hands just ensures everything goes smoothly and we can really make magic happen. For an intimate or destination affair I do shoot alone as it just makes more sense for the logistics and feel of the occasion.
Do you offer engagement sessions?
The engagement session is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and spend some time together. It is a really great chance for you to get comfortable having your photo taken and I can learn if you’re the type that prefers to have me pose them or give simple directions. This way when I show up on your wedding day, you are familiar with how I work and ready to go. Plus you end up with some extra shots for of you guys not in wedding attire. Win-Win!
What is your travel policy?
I LOVE to travel and keep my travel rates as reasonable as possible. I love visiting new places, trying new foods, and seeing new sights! Please do not hesitate to ask me about coming out to capture your big day. I’ve photographed weddings down the street and also in Hawaii and Texas.
How long will our photos last?
It’s your legacy and that is grander than your flowers, cake, dress, or music. So when budgeting for your big day, keep that in mind.
What gear do you use and do you bring backup equipment with you?
I shoot Nikon and I always bring backup equipment with me to all weddings.
We get it you are awesome, how can we book you for our wedding?
I’m glad you think so! Please use the contact form and I can give you more details about my packages and prices and we’ll move forward from there!
Chantal Paradis is a Maine wedding photographer offering wedding photography and engagement photos in Maine, New Hampshire and New England.