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WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
My husband and I just purchased a home in his hometown of Weatherford, Oklahoma, I married an okie ;) I grew up in Denton, TX and all of my family lives through out the Dallas metroplex so there is no travel fee for weddings in DFW.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS? 
I started in portrait photography (seniors & family sessions) in 2010, I fell in love with wedding photography in 2013 and haven't looked back since! 

HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED? 
I have shot well over 100 weddings! 

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
fun, bright, colorful, creative, timeless

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR WORKING STYLE? 
I Believe it’s my job to set the stage. So that organic moments can unfold in the best light and most attractive angles. After all you hired me to make sure you look good. What does that look like on the wedding day? If the bridal dressing room is really dark and not pretty, I may ask if we can zip your dress out in the hall were there is softer window light. 
I do not believe that things should be “Faked”. You will never hear me ask your mom to fake zip your dress or look at the ground & fake laugh. 

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Wedding Day Coverage, Elopements, Engagement Session, Bridal Portrait Session, Day After Session, Anniversary Session.

DO YOU TRAVEL?
HECK YES, I’m available to travel worldwide, message me for more details.

DO YOU HAVE LIABILITY INSURANCE?
Yes! I have Commercial General Liability of 1,000,000 covering bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT? 
Absolutely! I have backups for all my cameras, lenses, memory cards, and lighting equipment. 

DO YOU BRING YOUR OWN LIGHTING?
Yes! I like to use natural light when it is available, but when it gets dark out and it's PARTY TIME, I love getting creative with artificial light (flash/strobes)! 

HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
Contact me about your wedding & I will respond within 24hrs. If I am available for your wedding, then It only takes a Retainer of $800 + a signed contract to secure your wedding date in my calendar! 

WHEN TO SHOULD I BOOK YOU?
It is never too early, especially if you have a spring or fall wedding date as those tend to fill up the quickest!

WHAT IS A RETAINER FEE?
In the event of the Clients cancelling the wedding for whatever reason the retainer fee is non-refundable. It is like a deposit. It is not additional, it acts as your first payment toward your total balance.

HOW MUCH IS THE RETAINER FEE?
No matter what package you select it is $800.00

HOW CAN I PAY YOU?
You can payment online via an online invoice delivered to your email. I accept all major credit cards, debit cards, paypal, or checks.

DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes, after the initial retainer fee is paid.

HOW MANY IMAGES CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE FROM A WEDDING DAY?
Usually about 50 images per hour you’re booked with me. Somewhere around 400-600 images for a wedding day. I promise I am not stingy, if there are more than 50 pictures per hour I think you'd like then of course I will include them :)

HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING WILL WE RECEIVE THE PICTURES? HOW WILL THEY BE DELIVERED?
Approximately 8 weeks after your wedding your digital pictures will be delivered via an online gallery sent to your email. You will also receive a keepsake USB mailed to your home.

WILL YOU GIVE ME THE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES TO THE PICTURES?
Yes, all my wedding packages include an online gallery delivered right to your email + a USB with professionally edited digital files from your wedding.

DO I HAVE TO BUY PRINTS THROUGH YOU?
You don’t have to, with every wedding package I give a personal print release, so you have the freedom to print your images wherever you’d like.

CAN WE ORDER PRINTS THROUGH YOU THO?
Yes, If you’d like professional quality prints or large wall mounts, you will be able to order them through me via an online gallery.

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS?
Yes!!! I offer high quality heirloom albums with customizable options!
ask me for more details :)

Meaningful, Timeless, Joyful, Fun Wedding Photos.
Based in OKC + DFW + anywhere your sweet love takes you.

LET'S BE INSTA-FRIENDS

@emilynicolewatkins