Frequently Asked Questions
During our initial meetings with you we will go over an extensive list of questions and do our best to educate our couples to prepare them for the big day. Below are some of the most asked questions we have gotten in the past. Do you have a question that we didn't cover? Feel free to contact us, we would love to meet you.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES FOR WEDDINGS?
Our ultimate South Florida & Miami wedding collection starts from about $2,500. We would be more than happy to share what that includes, our entire investment guide, and what other amazing products are available for you during our initial meeting. Let's meet up to talk through our entire price guide to answer any questions you may have about your investment options. Please contact us to book an appointment to learn more.
WHAT ARE YOUR RATES FOR JUST AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Our "a la carte" engagement session is $750 and includes Low Resolution Digital Images for social sharing and an online gallery for ordering beautiful print products from our world class print labs. Looking to save some money? We offer substantial session discounts when you bundle your engagement session with either a wedding collection, engagement party coverage, a photo booth or an engagement guest signature album. Click here to learn more about your options.
WILL BOTH, NAT AND BRYAN, BE THE ONES SHOOTING OUR WEDDING?
Yes, if you book us early enough in advance, typically about 10-14 months prior, you will get Nat & Bryan for your entire wedding day. If we are already booked for your event date you may opt for one of our talented associate teams of photographers to shoot your actual wedding day.
ARE YOU BOTH FULL TIME PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Yes, we have been professional wedding and portrait photographers since January of 2008. We would love to share more of our story with you.
DO YOU ONLY PHOTOGRAPH WEDDINGS?
While we consider ourselves mainly wedding photographers we also enjoy shooting family sessions, children's portraits, fifteens & sweet sixteens, social events, headshots, senior portraits, food items, products, and corporate events. Contact us to find out more about how we can be of service.
DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DESTINATION SESSIONS OR WEDDINGS?
Absolutely! We love to travel! We’ve photographed events in Costa Rica, Jamaica, India, Nicaragua, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Tennessee.
WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
Honestly, we are a little bit of everything. We shoot a mixture of light & airy as well as dark & moody to best tell the story of your day. For the majority of your day we are photojournalists. Capturing the day as it naturally unfolds without being obtrusive or directing you, your families, or your guest's natural interactions with each other. However, when it comes to the actual portrait time of the day, we make sure you look perfect by giving plenty of direction for amazing, beautiful pictures of you and your loved ones.
DO WE GET EVERY SHOT YOU TAKE?
As much as we would like to, that would actually be a disservice to you. Through our culling process, we eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad or weird expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. For example, because we shoot with low apertures, sometimes as low as f1.2, we take a few extra shots to make sure we have nailed the perfect focus. We don’t expect you to have the expertise or frankly the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the sharpest focus, so we spend hours doing that on our end. Also, candid laughs and emotional tears are some of the best images from the day. Unfortunately, they can also yield some unflattering facial expressions. We might snap a few extras of any of these moments to make sure we have a great shot with the ideal expression for the moment. With our expertise of processing millions of images each year, we may eliminate ones that we feel are duplicates and only deliver the best ones.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO WE GET FROM OUR ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING?
Engagement sessions usually get you around 150-250 final images for a full two hour session. For weddings, we’ve never delivered less than 800-900 edited images for a typical 8-hour wedding. Most weddings get around 1K - 2K final edited pictures in total depending on the events of the day. For example, if you do a first look, bouquet, garter, cake cutting, speeches, etc, you usually get more final images since we are shooting a ton of great candid moments and want to share all the those moments with you.
ARE ALL OF OUR PHOTOS EDITED?
Of course. We edit all you photos for white balance, color, and contrast for consistency across all of our images.
DO WE NEED A SHOT LIST?
About one month or so before the wedding you’ll receive a questionnaire with everything we need to know about your wedding plans. Included in that is the only shot list we ask for – the groupings for family photos. There are recommendations about what groups we normally do and an area to fill in what’s unique to your family.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE SEE OUR PHOTOS?
For engagement sessions about 1-2 weeks and for weddings it can take 6-8 weeks on average.
HOW WILL WE GET OUR FINAL IMAGES?
Aside from your beautifully designed and crafted wedding album, you also get a personalized online gallery, where you may download your high-resolution jpeg format images as well as smaller ones that we optimize for web and social media sharing purposes. You can also share your gallery with your family and friends so that they may view and download the social media images or purchase their own custom art prints from our labs.
DO YOU PROVIDE A PRINT RELEASE FORM FOR OUR PHOTOS?
Yes, while some photographers will only give you the choice to print directly from them, with us you get the high res digital files and we provide a document upon request so that you can print your photos wherever you want. However, keep in mind that we can only guarantee the quality of the products that we provide through our professional print labs.
DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes, we are fully insured. Let us know if your venue needs a certificate of liability and who to send it to.
DO YOU HAVE ANY CLIENT REVIEWS?
Yes! Click here to check them out.
CAN WE SEE SOME ENTIRE WEDDING GALLERIES?
Yes, all too often we hear horror stories about some great work on a photographers portfolio then getting a completely different end product. During our meeting we will be sharing full engagement and wedding galleries with you so that you will know how we shoot, what we shoot , and what to expect from us for your final images.
DO YOU SHOOT NIGHT TIME OR INDOOR WEDDINGS?
Yes, we are more than happy to shoot your evening or indoor ceremony. Please keep in mind that if your wedding is outdoors at night you should make sure it is well lit for your guests to be able to experience your ceremony and reception in the most beautiful way possible. Need some great lighting suggestions? We know amazing event lighting companies.
DO YOU OFFER CINEMATOGRAPHY SERVICES?
Yes, we have a few amazing wedding cinematography teams, just let us know you are interested in that service as well when you inquire with us. Videography rates start at around $2,500 dollars. But vary with coverage needs.
DO YOU OFFER A PHOTO BOOTH?
We sure do! Click here to check out The PhishBooth!
HOW DO WE SAVE OUR DATE & PAY?
After our initial meeting, you will receive a custom proposal based on what you have stated that you would like to have us include in your perfect collection of services. Once you select the collection, you can read and sign the contract then make the deposit (and future payments) through a custom payment portal online via debit or credit card. We also accept personal checks if you prefer.
DO YOU OFFER MONTHLY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
Yes, book a meeting with us to find out how we can make it easy for you to pay for our services on a month to month basis.
Choosing Your Miami Wedding Photographers
Miami Wedding Photographers Nat & Bryan offer Miami brides the very best in wedding photography.
Are you getting married in Miami? Who will be your wedding photographer?
Here is a list of some of the things you should consider when looking for a wedding photographer.
When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your group all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.
Your wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums.
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten" While price is always a factor when selecting your Miami wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often we hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be a huge mistake in the end. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day.
What will you do with all your images from your wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your Miami wedding.
Something often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your Miami wedding. Typically you will want your wedding photographers to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours.
Be careful here. Some wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.
NUMBER OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
How many wedding photographers will be at your event? Most events need at least two wedding photographers. This ensures that your wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day and allows the second wedding photographer to have coverage going on at the same time.
We find that by having two Miami wedding photographers at your event, your wedding photography needs can best be met all while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day.
Nat and Bryan Weddings is a wedding photographer based in Miami FL, offering wedding photography in Miami-Dade, The Keys, Broward, Southwest FL, and The Palm Beaches, and destinations worldwide.
For more information about your Miami wedding photography, Contact Us.