Wedding Photography FAQs
How many images should we expect?
For a full-day weddings I will typically deliver 500-900 edited images. Black and white copies of some photos are also added to this total. Ultimately, the number of images depends on the wedding day, the timeline, and other factors. No two weddings are alike so each wedding will have a different number of final images.
Can we have every image you take?
Good grief! What would you possibly want all those for? In all seriousness, we give you the best images that live up to my high standards. An average wedding day could have upwards of 2,000-4,000 photos taken. We filter through all of those images with a fine-tooth comb to get your final results. I will never give or show you all the images before editing. This is my art and it is not complete until I hand it over to you. All images not delivered to you in the online gallery are removed from our system.
What is your wedding pricing?
Prices for Durango and destination weddings vary for multiple reasons like, hours, size of wedding. location, and products like wedding albums. Wedding collections start at $2,500.00. Please contact Alexi to discuss your specific circumstances and needs.
Do we have to buy a wedding album?
We would never force anyone to buy something they don't want. So, no, you don't have to buy a wedding album. But here's the thing: why wouldn't you want one? All your memories are perfectly preserved in the highest quality way, for generations to come. Alexi designs all the albums herself, you are able to review and give design input through the whole process, and then they are meticulously handmade and shipped to your door. Scroll down the page to view more about wedding albums.
Can we substitute the engagement session for something else?
No. Engagement sessions included in packages are optional and not required, not substitutional, and do not change the price of the package if you choose not to use this option. We include these in our larger packages so that our clients can work with us before their wedding day so that we may be better acquainted, and they get a bonus gift of photos; engagement sessions are for both of our benefit. These sessions do not factor into the price we charge for the package, so they can not be replaced with something of equal value. If you would like rehearsal coverage or a bridal session please see our a la carte pricing menu.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have photographer's insurance and would be happy to provide your venue with proof if needed.
Do you shoot weddings with a second photographer?
For the most part, no. I used to always include one but it has become less of a need for couples lately, so I now offer second shooter fees as add-ons to wedding packages. Busy, large weddings may require that I have a little help. I can help guide you to the right decision on the number of photographers needed.
Do you have an assistant?
If I have a second photographer with me they will also act as my assistant. Often, and when appropriate, I will ask them to help me with lighting, carrying gear, posing, and getting people together.
Do you edit all of your photographs?
YES! You will not see an unedited image. I do a standard editing job on all photos and choose certain photos that may stand out to me to edit more creatively and spend a bit more time on.
Is there a travel fee if my wedding or session is outside of Durango, CO?
I charge a travel fee of $.54 per mile beyond 60 miles round trip from my studio location. If your wedding runs late into the evening and is 2 hours or more away from our studio we do require you pay for room and board for the wedding night for me and my staff (if applicable).
How long until our images are delivered?
Please allow 4-6 weeks to see your final images in your online gallery. You will receive an email notification from us letting you know they are up. Albums and USB & Print Boxes take about 6 weeks from the point you pick out your photos. Favorite photos must be chosen within 4 weeks from the gallery release date. I start building the album with those favorites. If you do not choose favorites by the end of those 4 weeks, I will choose the photos for you. You have one redesign service free, if you would like to see changes made.
What do you require to hold our date?
In order to hold your date we require a $500.00 deposit and signed contract. Once you have provided the necessary documents and fee, we will reserve your date.
How are our images delivered?
All weddings images are viewed and downloadable on your custom, password protected online gallery. You can also add prints and products (no albums as these are custom orders) to your online shopping cart in the gallery. All wedding packages include a custom USB &/or Print Box set, with all digital images on that USB drive.
Will you photograph a same-sex marriage?
Most definitely! I believe that love is love. I never turn down clients based on whom they choose to love.
Bound with the finest leather, our signature wedding albums are produced at the highest quality. You will be able to choose from 13 different colors and 10 different etched cover pattern options.
Wedding albums start at 10 spreads (20 pages).
Album spreads are designed to lay completely flat when opened to ensure seamless viewing.
Each page is custom designed by Alexi in the studio.
You are allowed to proof your album design and rearrange and add photos you wish two times before a final draft is produced and the album is printed.
After your wedding album is printed, it is shipped directly to you if you live out of state or out of the Durango area. If you live in the Durango area, albums are available for studio pickup.
Hear it from our clients:
We offer a wide variety of high-quality, custom made, boutique prints and products. Fine art prints, canvas wall hangings, metal wall floats, bamboo mounted prints, and exquisite fine art albums are our most popular items. If our standard products don't suit your needs, we can make anything your heart desires.