Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are you available on my wedding/event/portrait date?

A: I hope so!  To check specific dates, fill out a form on the contact page or email me at sandy@lakeplacidphotography.com.  Please note that I am a teacher too, so I won't be available on school days until after 3pm.

Q: What are your wedding photography prices?

A: That depends on the size of your wedding, and how many hours of coverage you would like.  Most 2021 Wedding photography packages start at $1900.  Please email me at sandy@lakeplacidphotography.com or fill out the contact form, and I'll be happy to send you a full price sheet and/or provide a customized quote for your wedding.

Q:  Do you photograph elopements?

A:  Yes!  I offer several packages, from elopements to large weddings and everywhere in between.  

Q:  What about proposals, engagement sessions, families, and senior portraits?

A:  I photograph all of those!  Please contact me for pricing and availability.

Q: Will you travel outside of Lake Placid?

A:  I will travel up to 50 miles from Lake Placid for no extra charge.  Weddings farther than 50 miles may have a travel fee.

Q:  How much experience do you have photographing weddings?

A:  I have been photographing weddings since 2006, and have shot around 120 so far.  Even though that's a big number, I still feel a personal connection to all of my couples, and see every wedding as a new and unique experience.

Q:  Do you have a second photographer?

A:  I usually work alone, but a second photographer is available for a fee.

Q: How long will it take to get my wedding pictures?

A: Every photograph is individually edited, and I want to give you the best pictures possible.  10 "sneak peak" photographs will be emailed within a couple of days after your wedding.  The rest will be delivered via digital download and/or USB/USB-C flash drive within 2-6 weeks.

Q:  How many pictures do you take at a wedding?

A:  Tons!  I do my best to capture as many details, people, and happenings as possible.  Then I edit out anything with people blinking, unflattering shots, and anything weird that I don't think you want to deal with. The number of photographs you will receive depends on the amount of time I photograph for, the number of people in the wedding party, number of guests, events, etc.  For a full-day wedding package, expect to have 600-1200 photographs delivered after final editing.  For an elopement, the average is 75-200.  Small weddings and 1/2-day packages fall somewhere in between.

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?  

A:  I use two Canon R6 mirrorless cameras, with a Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR as a back-up.  My lens collection includes all Canon: 24-70 f/2.8; 70-200 f/2.8;  85mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, and 35mm f/1.8.  My lighting kit has 3 Speedlites and a trigger, along with umbrellas, stands, and reflectors.  I shoot raw images and edit them in Lightroom and Photoshop.  

Q: Do you do any video work?

A: No, but my husband does!  I may be biased, but I think he's pretty awesome.  He doesn't do full weddings - just outdoor drone footage.  He's an FCC certified drone pilot, so he can take pictures and video of your wedding from the sky!  Check out his work here.

Q: How do I book Lake Placid Photography for my wedding?

A: Contact me about availability, pricing, and any other questions you might have.  If you decide to book, let me know and I'll send a contract.  You are officially on my calendar when you return a completed contract with a $400 retainer fee that is applied toward your package payment.

Q: How can I pay you?

A: I provide online invoicing.  You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal, or you can use a check or cash.

 

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