What do you require to reserve AM Photography for your wedding?
Master Card, American Express, Discover).

How many images do you take at a wedding?
We don't limit the number of photos we take. On average we take approximately 2,000-3,000 images,
but depending on the size of the wedding, places we take photos and family size, the photos can
amount to much more.

Will we photograph another wedding or event on the same day?
No. We only do one wedding/event per day. Once you reserve your wedding we block off the day for you.  

How are your payments made/ when are they due?
Payments are broken into three payments- Deposit 30% of package total, Payment #2 (50% of
remaining balance- due two months before wedding), and the Final Payment (Remaining balance- due
two weeks before wedding).  Payment plans are available.

How long have you been in business?
We have been doing portrait photography since 2001, and wedding photography since 2004.  

Do you have a shot list?
You can see a sample shot list at the bottom of this page.
Frequently Asked Questions
How would you describe your photography style (e.g. traditional, photojournalistic, creative)?
We shoot a variety of photos.  We like to grab a few traditional ones at the church or ceremony site. We also like to go outside and get
some fun and creative shots of the wedding party.  Since there are two photographers we can be in the same spot and capture the
same photo in two totally different ways. If you have one that you prefer, we can definitely shoot with that in mind.  

How far in advance do I need to book with you?
There is no correct answer to this.  We have years that we book 1 1/2 years out, and other weddings booked within months of the
date.  It really just comes down to the date.  More popular dates should be book at least 9 months out.  There is no real flow to what
dates will be the most popular, so as soon as you decide that we are the best fit for you, then you should book.  We do have a
calendar online to keep you updated on days we are available.

Are you the photographer who will shoot my wedding? If so, will you have any assistants with you on that day?
Yes, I will be there to shoot your wedding day.  My mother will also be present on the day, and occasionally we have an assistant that
will also have a camera and be snapping some shots. Since 2004, I, Amy, have not missed  a wedding or event.  My mother, Michelle,
has only missed two, one when she had severe flu, and the other she was in the hospital having her appendix removed.  In both of
those cases  we had no problem getting a backup photographer.  We have a large amount of photographer friends that we can
contact when needed.

What programs do you use for editing?
We edit almost all of our work using Adobe Lightroom 4 & Adobe Photoshop. About 95% of what you see is done in Lightroom, and
we’ll sometimes throw a file into Photoshop to finish it off or do some cosmetic changes.  

May I have a list of references?
YES, we do not hesitate to give you a list of brides, grooms, or even mothers of the brides or grooms that we have worked with.  You
can also see our current rating and testimonials on Wedding Wire by clicking on the Wedding Wire link at the top of any page on this
site.  We also have a testimonials page on our website.  

How are my photos stored? Do you back those up too?
While we are at the reception we will begin the downloading process.  This will allow that when we leave the wedding the photos are
still on the memory cards as well as on the computer.  They will not be deleted from the memory chips until these photos are edited
stored and uploaded to our online proofing gallery. Once the editing process is complete and the photos are online, I make two more
copies of the final proofed images in high-resolution JPG format, one that I keep and one that is given to you if it is included in your
wedding package.

Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?
We welcome a list, it is even better when you have someone there to monitor the list to make sure that people are where they need to
be and that we don't miss any of the groups.

What type of equipment do you use?
We shoot with Nikon Cameras.  We have D800, D300s, D300, D80, also many Nikon lenses and flashes.  We are constantly
upgrading our cameras and making sure we have the newest equipment.   We carry backup cameras and equipment to all weddings.

Our wedding is over; what happens next?
  • After the wedding, I will back up all of the wedding photographs as outlined above.
  • I will add a sneak peek of some of the photos on Facebook (generally the day after the wedding).
  • Within 2-3 weeks, your proofs will be online for you to review at the online viewing link listed on every page of this site. You are
    encouraged to invite family & friends to view your photos on this site as well, you will have to share your unique password with
    them.
  • At the same time the photos go live, I will begin work on any albums that you have in your package.
  • I will work on a pre-design (a rough draft) of our album; the initial draft is based on my vision of the day as it took place. You will
    then be presented with the initial draft and we will make revisions from there.
  • Once your album layout is finalized and you sign off on it, it will be sent to H&H Color Lab (the printers & album maker) and the
    book will be created. The time for the book to be made varies, but they average 2-3 weeks. You will be informed of the status
    as we are informed by them.
  • When your album arrives, we will meet again so I can deliver it, or I will send it to you via UPS if you are not local.  If delivered it
    will require either a delivery confirmation or a signature confirmation.
  • You live happily ever after, you refer your friends when they are getting married (I give referral gifts of prints and other goodies!)
    and you call me again when you decide you would like to have another session done with your family!

Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos?
We do not mind of others take photos while we are taking them, and welcome them.  Any photos that they take should be for personal
use and for enjoyment reasons only, not to be resold or used for their business. Also, for your knowledge, we have found that they
more cameras around the more likely people will be looking at other cameras than at ours, so we can not guarantee that everyone is
looking at the camera in our shots.  
Our Sample Shot List-
This is a sample shot list, we try and do as many as possible according to our time frame, cooperation, and need.  You can always
print this and check any that you want and we can attempt to do as many as possible.  

Wedding Photography Shots Before the Ceremony
___ Wedding dress lying over a chair, hanging on a door or window
___ Putting on your wedding dress, zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
___ Mother of the bride fastening the bride's necklace and/or putting on her veil
___ The bride's garter and/or shoes being put on
___ A close up of the bride's shoes peeking out from under the dress
___ Bride looking into a mirror
___ Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup, touching up hair
___ Bride touching up makeup or hair
___ Groom tying tie
___ Groomsmen getting ready

Wedding Photography Shots At the Ceremony
___ Outside of ceremony site
___ Guests walking into ceremony site
___ Bride entering ceremony site
___ Parents being seated
___ Grandparents being seated
___ Wedding party walking down the aisle
___ Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
___ Groom waiting for bride
___ Ceremony musicians or Officiant
___ Altar or canopy during ceremony
___ Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance
___ Bride and father walking down aisle
___ Groom seeing bride for first time
___ The back of bride and father walking down the aisle (if possible, with the groom waiting in the distance)
___ Bride's father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
___ Shot of the audience from the bride and groom's point of view (this is rarely permitted)
___ The unity ceremony
___ Close up of bride and groom saying the vows
___ Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows
___ Exchanging the rings
___ The kiss
___ Bride & Groom walking up the aisle
___ Receiving line
___ Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed/ blowing bubbles
___ Bride & Groom getting in car
___ Bride & Groom in back seat

Posed Wedding Photography Before or After the Ceremony
If you do photos together after the ceremony the bold items will be taken after the ceremony
___ Bride alone (full length and closer)
___ Bride with Maid of Honor
___ Bride with each bridesmaid, flower girls, other ladies
___ Bride with all ladies in the wedding party
___ Bride with groomsmen
___ Bride with each parent
___ Bride with parents
___ Bride with immediate family (including grandparents)
___ Bride with grandparents
___ Bride with siblings
___ Bride & Groom together- several different locations
___ Bride & Groom with both sets of parents
___ Bride & Groom with immediate families
___ Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
___ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ring bearer
___ Ring Shot (on hands or in flowers)
___ Groom alone
___ Groom with best man
___ Groom with each groomsmen, ushers, ring bearers, other gentlemen
___ Groom with all gentlemen in the wedding party
___ Groom with bridesmaids
___ Groom with each parent
___ Groom with parents
___ Groom with immediate family (including grandparents)
___ Groom with grandparents
___ Groom with siblings

During the Reception
___ Outside of reception site
___ Bride & Groom arriving
___ Table centerpieces
___ Table setting
___ Details shots (room, tables, centerpieces, etc.)
___ Bride & Groom's table (head table)
___ Musicians or DJ
___ Guest book
___ Wedding cake
___ Groom's cake
___ Decorations, place cards, gift table
___ A shot of guests at tables
___ The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
___ Bride & Groom's first dance
___ Bride & Father dancing
___ Groom & Mother dancing
___ Wedding party dance, Dollar/Money dance, other special dances
___ Guests dancing
___ Bride & Groom cutting the cake
___ Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
___ Toasts
___ Bride & Groom drinking champagne
___ Signing the marriage license
___ Bride throwing bouquet
___ Groom retrieving garter
___ Groom tossing garter
___ The getaway car
___ Bride & Groom leaving party/ driving away/ sparkles/ etc.