Frequently asked Q&A
Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?
A: Most brides book 6 to 18 months before their wedding. Some even book 2 years in advance.
Q: WHO WILL BE SHOOTING MY WEDDING?
A: Donna Campbell Photography is owned and operated by one person. From the booking process until delivery of your final images, you only work with me. If i bring in an assistant they are third party contractors. If an emergency happens a professional will replace Donna Campbell but only for the actual event. All correspondence and editing will be handled as normal.
Q: HOW MANY PHOTOS COME IN THE FINAL PRODUCT?
A: An average wedding will receive a USB with at least 300 edited digital images. This number can be more or less depending on many factors.
Q: HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET OUR USB?
A: Average turn around time is 4 to 6 weeks. If anything changes I always stay in contact and inform you.
Q: DO I GET RIGHTS TO PRINT MY PHOTOS OFF OF THE USB?
A: Yes. You get a paper coy of a print release to print as you wish, where you wish.
Q: WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK?
A: I require a signed, legal binding contract. I also require a $500non refundable retainer to secure your date.
Q: HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?
A: After the initial retainer is paid, you may make payments at any time. These can be done via cash, check or debit card. All remaining balances are due at 30 days before the wedding date. Any late payments will result in a late fee or cancellation of your contract.
Q: ARE YOU A LEGAL BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN?
A: Yes. I am licensed as the state of Michigan requires and I have liability insurance.
Q: DO YOU USE PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT?
A: Yes. I use professional Nikon equipment with multiple lenses, off camera and on camera flash, and all accesories needed to correctly capture your day. I also have back up equipment in case of an accident. Camera bodies are the Nikon d750 & D7100. Lenses are all prime lenses include 50mm, 85mm, 60mm, 24-120mm, etc... Professional lighting is brought to every wedding as well.
Q: DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?
A: No I did not. I am completely self taught and I am always learning the latest techniques by multiple sources of online classes. Youtube is an amazing thing as well.
Q: WHAT DO YOU DO AS FAR AS EDITING?
A: I use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. I do basic edits to remove blemishes, color correcting, lighting correcting, etc.. There may be black and white copies of some photos as well.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE IN AN ACCIDENT OR CANNOT MAKE IT TO MY WEDDING?
A: I am honored to know many professional photographers. Although I have never missed a wedding, I would find a replacement photographer and edit their work to match my style.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN AN ASSITANT AND SECOND SHOOTER?
A: I bring an assistant to every wedding. They help me with equipment, lighting, and any errands I may need them to run. These people do NOT use any equipment nor take any photos. A second shooter may do the duties of an assistant as well as photograph your wedding along side of me.
Q: WHAT WOULD YOU SAY YOUR STYLE IS?
A: I consider my photography style as a photojournalist. Yes we will do posed shots but I am also capturing every detail and every memory you are making. I am known for capturing many candid moments that you may not even know you had. As far as editing, I would say my style is crisp and clean. There will be some artistic style images as well but always as a copy.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR ATTIRE FOR WEDDINGS?
A: Donna Campbell Photography always dresses professionally. This is normally business casual but the formality of our attire may be raised on request. Jeans will NEVER be worn.