I am sure you have a ton of questions relating to wedding photography. I compiled commonly asked questions with answers for your convenience. However, please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any further questions or concerns.

How far do you travel for weddings?

I will travel a long distance and out of state; however, travel fees will occur and airfare & hotel if necessary.

Is there an additional charge if my wedding is outside your range?

Yes! There will be additional fees for travel, hotel & airfare if need be.

Do you offer a CD of digital negatives in any of your packages?

Yes! Every wedding package includes your choice of a Disc or USB

Does it cost extra to have the images edited?

Your gallery will be hand edited; additional editing requests will incur additional charges.

Do you offer professional retouching services of blemishes?

Yes, however, there may be additional charges depending on the editing request.

Do you offer albums/prints in any of your packages?

I sure do! You can view more about albums here!

Can I see an example of your albums/prints?

Absolutely! Just note that your album makes not look exactly like as I will design it to be one of a kind. Click here to for more information.

What can I expect to spend on my wedding package?

It all depends on how many guests & how many hours for photography coverage. Usually, my clients will spend an average of $3000 for photography coverage.

What if my family/friends would like to order the images online? Is there a website they go to?

Of course! Once your gallery has been emailed for proofing, I will have your gallery online to view for sox months. Galleries are not shared until the client views them first. Once the client has viewed it, it can then be shared with your family & friends.

What is the first look?

The first look is when the Bride & Groom see each other before the ceremony. Usually, it is done so the portraits can be done before the ceremony.

Do you make all your couples have the first look, or is it optional?

 Of course not! This is your choice. I need to know beforehand to prepare to take photos. Click here for more information.

How much time is typically needed to shoot a wedding?

It all depends on what you want to be captured. Example: Getting Ready, hair & makeup, or a lot of travel involved for several locations.

Will you come for the rehearsal dinner?

Of course, however, there are additional charges that will occur.

How many photographers come with you on the wedding day?

It is usually just me; however, a second shooter will assist depending on the package chosen. If your package does not include a second shooter, there is an additional fee. I have a team of second shooters that I work with if need be.

Do you bring any assistants?

Yes, always at least one!

Do you have backup equipment?

Never leave without it! I have a list of gear that is always with me!

What do you wear to your weddings?

Depending on the type of Wedding, but usually dark colors.

Will my images be posted on social networking sites?

I share on social media; however, I always respect the client’s wishes if you do not want to share on social media due to unavoidable circumstances.

Is an engagement session included in any of your packages?

It is only included in The “Blossom” & “Dreamer” packages.

If I don’t want something in a package, can you remove it from the package?

Unfortunately not, however, you can substitute within the exact or less value.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Check & Venmo

How much is the deposit?

A 50% non-refundable retainer is required to secure the date & time.

When is the remaining amount due for the wedding?

One month before your wedding date.

Do you offer a “pay in full” discount?

You will receive a $150 print credit towards your package.

Do you offer a military discount?

Thank you so much for your service! Yes, you will receive a 5% discount.

Do you offer a Friday/Sunday wedding day discount?

Unfortunately, I do not!

Do you offer payment plan options?

Yes, I do! There will be a form for you to complete & we will discuss the payment arrangements. There is a $500 retainer to secure the date & times with payment arrangements.

If we would like to have several locations for the bride/groom and bridal party photos, do you charge for each additional location on the wedding day?

Yes, however, it may require additional photography time from your contracted times and does not interfere with capturing portraits & details.

Do I have to use the wedding time coverage consecutively?


How far in advance do I need to book?

As soon as you know your date. Photography services should be one of the first things booked besides the venue to secure your date.

Can we meet before I book?

I would love to! It’s not unheard of to book via email or phone; however, I think it is essential to chat about all the details to make sure we are a good fit! Click here to contact me!

How would you describe your wedding shooting style?

Timeless, Candid, Portrait & Documentary/Lifestyle

How long have you been shooting weddings, and how many per year?

I started shooting weddings in 2015. I only take on a handful a year as I also photograph families, children & so on.

Do you use flash for any of your photography?

It depends on the lighting, but I usually shoot in natural light.

Can you send me a list of references?

You can see some of the reviews on my Facebook page…www.Facebook.com/DebraHeschlPhotography/

What happens if my wedding gets canceled or I need to change the date after I’ve booked?

Reach out to me as soon as possible if you need to change the date. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee I will have the date available. If your wedding date is canceled, there will be a form for you to complete. Unfortunately, there are no refunds on retainer; however, you can use it for other session dates.

Do you offer annual anniversary sessions?

Oh, that would be so much fun! Then, of course, we can chat more about it!

Do you typically shoot for the whole wedding day?

It depends on your package & the time frame you paid for!

Do you work with any specific vendors?

Yes, I do! You can see my vendors here!

Can you hold my date without a deposit?

Unfortunately, no! This is my livelihood & I need to book as clients pay for those dates.

How long does it take to receive my photos after my wedding?

Approximately 6 to 8 weeks

How many photos should I expect from my wedding day?

The rule of thumb is about 75 images per hour of wedding coverage.

How long does it take to get my albums?

The design process can take up to 3-4 weeks; once you approve the design, allow 10-15 business days for delivery.

Do you offer videography?

I do not, But I can recommend one to you if you like here.

Do you offer slideshow presentations at the reception?

Unfortunately, Not at this time!

Do you offer live photo booths?

I do not, but I have a vendor that does & is fantastic. You can check out his info here!

Do you offer to save the date/thank you cards?

Yes! You can view it here for more information.

What happens if you get sick on my wedding day?

I rarely get sick; however, I will send another Photographer in my place that I have worked with & trust to capture your memorable day.

How many events do you typically shoot on a wedding day?

If a wedding is booked that day, there are no other events booked. I want to be full of energy for your day!

Does it cost extra for black and whites or adding a vintage look to my photos?

I will choose a few to be handcrafted to black & white; however, if you want the entire gallery to be Black & White, a $250 fee will be added.

What will you do if something happens to my wedding photos?

I always back up my images; however, if you lose your pictures, there will be a one-time fee of $35 to re-upload them to the gallery for you to download them onto your computer.

Do you shoot with film or digital?

I only shoot digital! I like to have complete control of my editing process.