How does the booking process work?

First and foremost, you’ll want to check availability for your date so we can let you know which photographers you have to choose from. Next we'll schedule a phone or in-person meeting with your preferred photographer to talk about your wedding details and overall expectations. If you feel he or she is a good fit, secure your date with a deposit and you’re all set!


How much is the deposit?

The deposit is $500 with the balance due four weeks before the wedding.


How long until the photos are ready?

Delivery of the photos typically takes 5 to 8 weeks. We offer expedited delivery of 3 weeks or less if you can’t handle the suspense.


How are my photos delivered?

Your print-ready and web-optimized photos will be sent via digital download, the fastest and most convenient method for delivery.


How many photos do I receive?

Every wedding is different as far as activity and the types of events taking place, but a typical 7 hour day will average 250-350 edited photos, or 400-500 with a second shooter.


How are my photos selected for editing?

After the wedding, your photographer will select the photos that best tell your story. This generally includes anything that is both flattering and meets technical standards for quality and consistency.


What type of usage rights do I have for my photos?

You have full usage rights to print your photos anywhere you'd like or to upload and share online!


Do you offer prints or books?

We only provide digital images and do not sell any tangible media. Instead, we provide you with the usage rights necessary to shop at the print vendor of your choice. We have a preferred vendor list of companies that provide quality prints, books, canvases, and more.


Is there a charge for travel?

There are no travel charges for venues within 25 miles of zip code 43215 (the Short North). For venues greater than 25 miles there is a charge of $0.50/mile to compensate your photographer for his or her additional time and gas.


Do you travel for destination weddings?

Yes! We love to travel and offer special rates for destination weddings. In fact, we’re often able to make it more cost effective to bring us along than to book a comparable local photographer. Contact us with the details for more information.


Do I need a second shooter?

If you are having a larger wedding (big wedding party or lots of guests), need coverage for separate locations (often for the ‘getting ready’ photos), or value having additional angles for important moments (such as the first look), then you might want to consider adding a second shooter. Your photographer will make every effort to capture all of the action, but is ultimately limited by what one person can do. A second shooter can fill in the gaps by providing alternate angles and reaction shots, which helps to more fully illustrate your wedding day. He or she can also help expedite things like shooting the dress and accessories and organizing people for group photos. A second shooter may be added to any Associate package for $500 and is included with the Senior package.


Do you offer videography?

We only specialize in still photography and do not offer videography.


What happens if my photographer gets sick or injured?

If something should happen to your photographer which prevents him or her from shooting your wedding, we will make every effort to secure a replacement. One of the benefits of booking with a studio like Short North Weddings is that we have a larger pool of talent to pull from in the unlikely event of sickness, injury, or alien abduction.


Should I tip my photographer?

Tipping your wedding vendors is certainly considered good etiquette. If you feel your photographer worked hard to accommodate your needs, feel free to show some appreciation with a tip at the end of the night!


How do engagement sessions work?

Engagement sessions are perfect for getting those save-the-date, guestbook, and reception slideshow photos. They are also a great way to get to know your photographer before the wedding. A session lasts 90 minutes, provides an average of 20 to 30 edited photos, and is at a location of your choice. (We hear the Short North is nice.)