What camera gear do you use for your work?
I am a Canon shooter! I shoot with professional Canon gear. My main body is a Canon 5D Mark III. My lenses include 24mm f/1.4L, 50mm f/1.2L, 85mm 1.2L, 100mm f/2.8L, 135mm f/2L and 70-200mm f/2.8L. I use the Canon 600EX-RT Speedlight system. As a wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event, I carry backups on me at all times.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, I have both equipment and event insurance. Many venues require insurance in order for me to shoot there – check with your venue!
Can we meet you before we book?
Absolutely! In fact, I highly recommend you meet with ANY photographer you are considering booking. I will be “tailing” you your entire wedding day, so it’s always good to meet and ensure we’re a good fit. I also love the opportunity to get to know potential clients and hear about how they met, and were engaged, and their wedding day plans!
Do you have a travel fee?
I do not charge a travel fee for weddings that are within a 2 hour drive from Canyon Hills, California. A reasonable travel fee will apply for locations further away or out-of-state weddings; please make sure to include your wedding location when inquiring!
There is no travel fee for engagement sessions taking place within 30 miles of Canyon Hills. If you would like your engagement session to take place in an alternate location, please contact me for a custom quote.
How do we book you?
$500 is due along with a signed agreement. I book on a first-come, first-served basis. The balance is due one month before your wedding date.
How long does it take to get wedding photos back?
Your gallery of high-resolution, downloadable images will be ready within 4 weeks of your wedding day, with plenty of sneak peeks posted on my social media accounts in the meantime! If a wedding album is being created, I typically work with the couple after their gallery is released to pick favorites, and then proceed with the album design process. Album proofs are available 2 weeks after favorites are selected.
How many photos will I receive?
About 50 photos per hour of shooting. I carefully cull all my photos so you receive the best pictures. Additionally, all photos delivered to the bride and groom go through basic editing, which includes color correction, exposure correction, and sharpness adjustment. All photos you receive will be ready to print, and come with a print release!
How do we confirm all of our wedding information prior to the wedding?
This is one of the most important parts of the wedding process – planning for your wedding day! 6 weeks before your wedding, I reach out to let you know your final payment as well as send a questionnaire that goes over a lot of information – important addresses, your lists of family formals, timing of reception events, etc. You may have already shared you want more time to get portraits, so we take that into account when creating the timeline. This helps everything run more more smoothly on your big day!
Do you work off of a shot list?
Typically, there are family formals that take place right after the ceremony, and I work with my clients to create the lists of people they’d like formals with. I am always willing to work in a few special requests, as well, which we go over when creating your timeline. Aside from that, however, I do not work off a shot list. Your wedding will be a reflection of you, your venue and all the small moments that make your day – by not working off of a shot list I can ensure covering your wedding in an organic, beautiful way.
I would be honored to tell the story of your day. You can see more of my work in my wedding portfolio, review my wedding day photography investment and client testimonials, or see why couples choose Courtney McManaway Photography. I would also love to hear from you! No question is too big or too small when planning your wedding.