frequently asked

Who will be my second shooter? Can I choose who will second shoot?

 

I have an entire list of Second Photographers, all in which I'm friends with so you're never going to get someone I don't personally know and trust. Each one is familiar with my style and have worked with me before. I can totally send you my list along with their portfolios but often times my second shooters are running a business of their own so availability is limiting.

Do you give out raws?

I do not include raws in any of my packages but can sell them for an additional fee if you are pressed on having them. ($$$$)

Do you offer a military discount?

 

At the moment, I don't offer any military discounts.

Are you LGTBQ friendly?

Yes!! ALL are welcome!

Can we add on to our wedding package even after booking?

 

Of course! If you decide that you need to add on a Second Shooter or an additional hour I can totally add that to your contract with me. 

I'm having trouble finding other vendors. do you have any recommendations?

 

YES! I have an entire list of vendors saved for easy accessibility, so just name your style and I'll send over the vendors I think will fit!

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Absolutely yes! I love destination weddings! I have a special package for my Destination weddings which includes my services + travel costs!

Will you airbrush my face?

Yes, but I aim to make it look as natural as possible. I do not edit out any birth marks, moles, freckles, or smile lines (because they're cute). I will take away acne and soften pores if necessary. If you don't want your face edited at all, just let me know and I'm happy to do that for you!

We're/I'm kind of awkward in front of the camera, will you be posing us/me?

 

YES! I just recently was in front of the camera and I forgot how awkward it can feel, so I totally get it! I'll do my absolute best to make you feel relaxed and feeling good about yourself while either engaging with you or facilitating space for you to engage with your partner and show your personality! 

I really love your style but what if you're not available for my date? 

 

So I started introducing this brand new option since things were moving all the time because of the pandemic and there wasn't always a guarantee I'd be available to photograph a rescheduled date. 

Basically, I hand pick a photography team (depending on if you have one or two photographers) to fill in and act as Head Photographer for your day. It would be someone who photographs similar to me, has worked with me before, and is someone I trust 100% to capture your day the way I would. So same packages, same pricing, same person editing, just a different photographer!

Do you have insurance?

 

I do! Just let me know if your venue requires a certificate of liability, and I’ll send that over to them.

How long will it take to see our photos?

 

My turnaround time varies by season. Typically, you’ll be able to view your photos online about 7 weeks after your wedding. Within this time, you can expect to receive your online gallery with your edited, high-resolution image files, so you can share the photos with your loved ones and order prints.

Are there any locations you offer a discount?

If you are in LA, Florida, or Norway– I have family and friends in each of those places, so pricing is negotiable.

I first saw your fairfoxes work and fell in love. Could I have that style for my wedding day?

 

Of course! I don't market that brand for wedding work but I'm always happy to give you the more darker + moody aesthetic for your wedding day. Just let me know in your message to me!

Do you collaborate with models?

If I'm collaborating with a model, I often will reach out to them first to work with them on a project idea to match the vision. If you are a model wanting to collaborate, you must already have a sizable portfolio or work with an agency– otherwise, I charge $300/hour for portraits. :)

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rachel@rachelstengerphoto.com

4401 Fait Ave Baltimore, MD 21224