FAQ

Can we meet you before the wedding?
Of course! I would prefer it! I only shoot a limited number of weddings every year, and want to get along with all of my clients (a.k.a. my couples!). I love meeting for lunch and getting to know each-other before booking any sort of wedding package. I want to be as happy to spend the day with you and your family as you will be happy to spend the day with me. If you live outside of my studio locations, I would be super happy to set up a meeting to chat over Skype!

Where are you located?
I lived in Southern California all my life, but this year I moved to Loveland, Colorado with my Husband and our two cats. Not much has changed business-wise, since I’m normally flying out somewhere amazing a few times a month!

Do you charge travel fee?
No travel fees for any wedding located within the 48 contiguous United States. Yep, you read that right! Destination Engagement sessions must take place within my wedding travel schedule, or travel will be billed separately.

I have a small wedding, less than 10-15 guests. What is your minimum time requirement?
Sounds like an elopement to me! Send me an email and I can send over my elopement package.

Can you pencil us in or hold our date?
Unfortunately, I am unable to reserve a date on my calendar without a contract and a retainer payment.

What if you are booked on my wedding date?
Still send me an email, I can refer you to a list of photographers I would trust to shoot my own wedding. I still want you to have fabulous photos even if I’m not the photographer shooting them.

Can you send me your prices?
Of course. To start, you should expect to spend $4,950 for wedding day coverage, engagement session and digital negatives (Online Galley + USB of Images). I try to keep it simple and only offer one regular wedding package, that way I can give everyone the same level of service! Anytime sessions start at $600 for a two hour session.

How do you require payments to be broken down?
I ask for 50% retainer of the contracted amount to save the date and the balance to be due 30 days prior to the wedding.

How far in advance will you book?
I book weddings 14 months in advance and anytime sessions at most 2 months in advance. If you book an anytime session more than 2 months in advance, the date will be floating.

What do we need to do to book you?
I will need the date of your wedding, and an electronically signed contract with your retainer payment. I use an online booking system that creates your personalized contract, collects contact information and creates invoices. I also send out customized wedding questionnaires though this system. (Love it-so easy to use.)

What form of payment do you take?
Check + Credit Card

Do you provide High Resolution files?
Yes, all of my packages and every hour of shooting include color-corrected files. I provide a signed release so that you may make prints on your own. I can recommend local and online print labs.

Will the files on the disk be marked with a logo?

Nope. Even though I would love for you to be a Candice Benjamin Photography cheerleader, it wouldn’t be nice to place my logo on your memories.

Do you shoot black and white or color or mix?
I shoot everything in color and convert images to B+W during my editing process. If an image is delivered in B+W, it is will stay B+W.

Do you provide online proofing?
Yes. After the images are color-corrected I upload them for viewing and even give the option for guests or yourself to purchase prints though my online proofing system.

How many photos do you take?
Every wedding is different, but in general I deliver 100-125 images per hour of shooting.

How do we see our images?
After 6-7 weeks you will  be able to view all of your images via my online proofing. The gallery remains online for at least 12 months.

How many photographers will be at my weddings?
For weddings, myself and a second photographer will be working to photograph your special day. For more elaborate weddings, I will be bringing an additional, non-shooting assistant.

What is your turn around time?
Anytime sessions take 3-4 weeks to edit and weddings take around 6-8 weeks to turn around.

Do you have a back-up plan just in case something happens that makes photographing the wedding impossible?
I work with a network of photographers in the Southern California/Northern Colorado area and have access to a group of photographers all around the world. I am a back up photographer for them and in the rare case that there is an accident or illness, I can rely on them to shoot the wedding.  In addition, my second photographers are accomplished photographers that can take over in any event that I can not.

We don’t want any getting ready photographs, can you arrive when ceremony is starting?
I might not be the best photographer for you, but I could always connect you with a better match!

During our cocktail hour, how much time does portraits typically take?
I request at least 45 minutes for bride and groom portraits in pretty light.

If my wedding runs late and I would like you to stay longer what would the hourly rate be?
So….if your wedding runs longer than 10 hours (unexpectedly), and you are really awesome…my extra hourly rate is a slice of cake and diet coke. Really. I don’t want you to worry about fitting everything in before “the photographer has to go home”. Things happen and I’m flexible to sweet awesome couples.

Are there any other fees or hidden costs?
If your wedding falls on a Monday-Thursday I can work with you or offer an elopement package, but in most cases, unfortunately, no. My husband would be really sad if he didn’t get any days off with his wife!

You sound awesome! How do I contact you?
Aw, thanks.:)You can always reach me by email (info {at} candicebenjamin.com) or by filling out this contact form.

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