This blog was written to provide an insight and answers to most questions asked while wedding and events are being planned - I know that you may have a lot in your plate.
I planned my wedding MANY years ago by myself and I know first hand these questions pop in you mind! and, how I wished i had access to the various resources available today!
Simply, let me know if you have further concerns or questions - I am here to provide solutions and to answer anything you can think of...
WITH ABOUT 12 YEARS & 350+ WEDDING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, I HAVE DEVELOPED A SYSTEM TO CAPTURE ALL MOMENTS IN A WEDDING DAY.
AND BY DOING SO... I AM ALLOWING SPACE FOR AUTHENTIC CREATIVITY!
Why book Allie Miller? - Experience: I am a seasoned, full-time photographer. I make sure this beautiful day is given the highest quality + utmost personal care. I also have a team of magnificent photographers who will be with me the day of.
- Portfolio: I have shot over 350+ weddings. I am confident your day to be flawless and your vision delivered.
- Relationship Driven: I will communicate with venue, event planner and vendors to facilitate the handling and flow of your wedding's timeline professionally
- Diligent: Providing a dynamic schedule for photography to fit your day's timeline. - Results: I can guarantee your expectations to be met and exceeded in more than one way!
- Knowledgeable: I love to deliver beautiful images, I am known for making use of any kind of lighting provided - Natural, Dynamic as well as shooting in days in which are super bright with zero cloud coverage. I enjoy creating images that will deliver more than just simple pictures, I am a creative and love to deliver artful pieces in your albums.
Is your engagement session included? My Collections include a complimentary e-session when you book. These sessions allow for you and I to get to know each other a bit better, our time spent this day-of will be a great indication about our dynamics for the big day. At the same time, engagement sessions are a perfect opportunity to capture beautiful images of you two while celebrating a wonderful time in your lives.
I cannot wait to schedule yours!
How many images are delivered from a typical day?
Honestly, while keeping in mind that when shooting a wedding, I will be documenting your day, one must consider all variables, i.e. size of wedding parties, number of guests, time of coverage & your timeline, along with event type, sites of coverage, celebration periods, all post ceremony formal photographs and so on... These are the dynamics which dictate the volume of images from your day! And, although every wedding is unique, in my experience in average 8 hour day wedding with a second shooter will typically yield to an average of 650+/- images. That said, these numbers may vary and like I mentioned, these will depend on the dynamics of the wedding day.
After the Wedding Day, how are images delivered? Your High Resolution images will uploaded to a web-based platform. The LINK is extremely convenient and user friendly.
This LINK is sent along with step by step instructions in order to assist with the process to prompt delivery of your collection's products. Your LINK is available for 4-6 months from the delivery day.
You will be able to share with loved ones and even order images should they wished to purchase high end products from my studio with a special pricing incentives.
Are all my curated images included in the LINK?
Of Course! They are your images, right? I will deliver your professionally curated "wedding-day" high-res images via download Your images with come along with a personal printing license and lab recommendation.
Should you or any of your guests/family want professional prints, additional albums + other products these can always be ordered directly from the site with a special discount and will be drop-shipped -
Professional products are guaranteed + tailored to your needs, and also delivered straight to you.
We are ready to Book. What is next? Retainer, Contract, Payment & Terms?
Investment for continuous wedding day coverage begins at $4195 plus tax
Based on availability of your date in wedding calendar, and collection chosen a $850 non-refundable retainer must be received, and this will start the booking process via email, you will choose your payment terms [a choice of desired payment terms of 50/50 or 3 equal payments]
A contract is drawn and sent electronically for your to review, initial and sign. I accept all major credit cards. However, a cash adjustment service fee will apply to any charges invoiced.
Venmo + Zelle are most popular with clients
How about seeing a full wedding gallery?
I personally believe that when considering making such an investment in professional wedding photography, you must be able to see real work! Why not? When you are able to view a real wedding, it will reveal a more in-depth of the photographic process during a real wedding day, it will allow you to make a better choice for your investment. Just keep in mind not all weddings are the same. I would love to show you a full wedding from client - released catalog revealing some of my wonderful couples' best day..
In the meantime, I welcome you to check out the many beautiful stories in the JOURNAL - a much quicker view to the stories behind my work on wedding day!
How are my images curated?
All retouching is handled by me personally. My philosophy is simple: "I shot it, I was there with you, therefore I will edit them."
I know that my clients appreciate their images be handled by someone they trust and who was there with them instead of some random person who doesn't know what details need to be taken care of. I am so very happy and proud to devote the time in getting to know you both, because I want to make sure that I can tell the story the way it is meant to be - nothing less, nothing more!
After our wedding day, when can we expect our digital proofs? Good news are that depending on collection chosen, you will be receiving a link within 24hrs [or less] with highlights along with downloads of y'alls day (175+ images )
I know that this makes this wait less anxious, and you get to share beautiful professional images pretty much right away. Most often times. the same day! Within 48hrs you will see your wedding featured in our Journal - You can share the day with loved ones within days!
Since I process all my work in-house - I will make sure that your images are post processed and curated as soon as possible. In order to make this happen. I allow myself time to make sure all is in its right standards before sending to you - I believe that "Fast sometimes isn't better"
I strive to provide realistic time and depending on the product these can vary. While I aim to deliver your images as soon as it is possible, my average turnaround for your digital proofing album in 4-6 working weeks time-frame in average. Sometimes this may be in less time, depending on season's schedule.
Rarely, delivery times may be impacted by scheduled travel or work load during wedding season and other booked summer commissions - Honestly, I work wholeheartedly to deliver them promptly!
My work continues even after your actual wedding day comes to an end - I am as excited as you are for you all to have them!
Where can I be found?
I am based in North Carolina | As a Luxury Destination Photographer, I am passport ready/ticket/drive happy to travel for you [ and so is my team ]
There are NO travel fees within the state of NC
Virtual meetings may be scheduled via Skype/FaceTime or Zoom consultation appointment
Correspondence - Please send all mail to:
Allie Miller Weddings | PO BOX 21 Willard, NC 28478
Do you travel? YES I am available for travel in the US/ Int'l with a valid US Passport - Inquire for details + area exclusions.
We follow safety and health protocols for everyone's safety/comfort.
I will provide a custom quote for any wedding requiring travel - But, I am extremely flexible with travel accommodations.
I am be able to make a-la-carte collection for you if that is something that is of interest!
Are we insured? Yes - Certificate always available
What is in my bag?
My bag is carefully curated with higher end lenses that include Tele lens/macro and prime. I bring along with me tripods, stands, soft-boxes, constant light, Profoto gear and flashes with backups and triggers.
My Camera gear: I've been shooting with Nikon Full Frame Cameras for over 2 decades - In wedding days I carry 2 on me and 2 extra as back ups. Also, a F6 FILM Camera is always at hand... With loaded FILM!
My second leads are seasoned photographers with an impressive portfolio and carry at least 3 cameras and wide variety of peripherals such as lenses, flashes, cards and batteries.
We use only Fast-write SD and XQD cards with high memory capacity. We never lack power, we carry an arsenal of batteries for gear as well as other peripherals needed.
All equipment is commercially insured - I can assure that you will never lack coverage. If you have more questions, please ask away!