Frequently Asked Questions
Do you travel for destination weddings? If so, what fees are associated with destination weddings
While we are based in Asheville, NC we travel often for weddings. We love when we get to travel together, especially for destination weddings. We are happy to put together a custom option for you, and even do a little research about travel costs so that there are no unexpected expenses after you sign the contract.
Are there travel fees if my wedding is not in Asheville?
We have decided to waive travel fees for the following cities: Charlotte, Raleigh, Highlands, Atlanta, Charleston, Savannah. We may ask that you kindly cover the cost of the hotel, but we’ll cover the rest.
Do you offer a package with fewer hours than 8 that is more affordable?
We are happy to give you a custom option if you are eloping during the week, or having an intimate weekday wedding. We do not offer any other options for weekend weddings.
Do you guys always work together? What if I already have a photographer and just want to book video?
By all means! We love when we get to work together but are happy to be booked separately. Contact us for options!
How do I know how many hours I need?
We recommend the 8 hour collection (photo or video) for couples who don’t mind us slipping out after the formalities of the reception. We shoot a hyrbid of film and digital for photo coverage, and film loves natural light, so it makes the most sense to have us start earlier in the day to take advantage of that natural light. If you are doing a formal exit (like a sparkler exit) and want to make sure we are there to capture it, we recommend jumping up to the 10 hour collection. We are happy to put together a sample timeline for you before booking so that you can have a better idea of how we recommend structuring the day with photos.
If I am just booking video, do I need the same amount of coverage as the photographer?
We recommend that you book video coverage for the same amount as you have booked a photographer. Your video needs to tell the story of the day, from details and getting ready to the dance party. If your photographer has arrived earlier and you are already ready, your video will reflect that. We recommend allowing us to begin 30-90 min before you step into your dress, depending on what your photographer has planned out for the timeline.
Why do you shoot film? Isn’t digital more affordable?
Absolutely, it is! We shoot film because we truly believe it is a superior product. It costs us more, but we believe in the difference that it makes. Not only is it timeless, but it’s also more flattering on skin tones, and let’s be honest … when it comes to your wedding day, you don’t really want to see every little pore and blemish! Film has stood the test of time. We want you to be able to look back on your wedding images 20 years down the road and still find them timeless and beautiful.
Do you offer albums?
We do! We have a few album options and would love to share them with you. We are happy to work an album into your collection, or you are welcome to purchase it down the road at a later date. They make excellent anniversary gifts!
Okay, let’s rewind…
I lived so much of my life focused on the things that I or the world perceived to be missing (money, jobs, relationships, etc.) that I’ve been programmed to make myself wrong before I ever give myself the grace to be right. From the days I was just a child striving to do everything right all the way to the days I started navigating entrepreneurship and parenthood, I’ve looked for the lack… for those things that are missing.
I’ve constantly told myself that, even when I’m incredibly proud of myself, that there’s some undercurrent of “I should have done that earlier” or “I missed the mark on that.” I spent years having an incredibly difficult time celebrating myself, and I spent even more years than that refusing to celebrate myself, too.
It took a big toll on me — and if you’re like me or a lot of my fellow entrepreneurs and students, it’s taken a big toll on you, too… even if you don’t realize it.
But, here’s the thing: our subconscious is the smartest thing about us, and it’s tuned in to each detail of our day. And, even though our subconscious is brilliant, we can trick it by constantly telling it that we are living the most beautiful, magical, wonderful lives in existence.
Where bragging fits into your daily self-care
I’d imagine that, even reading this, you’re feeling quite a bit of resistance around the word bragging — right? Most of us grew up in that pattern of lack and negativity by being told that bragging was selfish and that it was a practice we shouldn’t make a habit of.
But, I’ve gotta tell you… bragging isn’t selfish. In fact, it will, quite literally, change your life. And, of course, I don’t mean bragging to the world that your life is better than yours. I just mean bragging to yourself that your life is so much better than you could ever have imagined.
I mean bragging that you woke up and the sun was twinkling outside of your window.
I mean bragging that you managed to pick the absolute perfect playlist to work to today.
I mean bragging that you booked your biggest client yet.
I mean bragging that you feel good about yourself today.
I mean bragging that you don’t feel so good about yourself today, but that you showed up anyways.
I mean that, every single day — without fail — you speak out loud the things you can brag about, and that you stop making your life and your story and your experiences wrong. That you celebrate them.
So, here’s your bragging challenge…
For the next 30 days, I want you to vocalize the things you’re proud of, grateful of, and happy about — and I want you to brag about them. Even when you don’t want to, even when you’re exhausted, and even when you don’t feel particularly proud or grateful or happy, I want you to brag.
(Psst… when 30 days passes, you won’t want to stop.)
This is something I’ve been doing a lot on Voxer with my business besties, and it’s been so incredibly freeing to let people witness me in these moments of wild gratitude and thankfulness… even for the tiniest things, and even when I don’t want to speak them out loud at all. If you’re not comfortable bragging out loud to someone else (though I’d challenge you to ask yourself why), that’s okay! Voice note your brags, journal them, or simply meditate through them on a morning walk.
This intentional bragging breaks you out of the cycle of constantly noticing the negative. Bragging — out loud — shocks you out of the hyperawareness you’re likely feeling of all the things you’ve done “wrong,” and triggers you to jump straight into gratitude instead. And, here’s a reminder: these do not have to be huge, big, massive brags, either. There are some days where I brag that I didn’t work out today, and I was okay with it; that I got to snuggle with my 2 year-old at 3:00 AM; that the Japanese maple outside of my window is rustling in the wind; that I raised my rates and stuck to them, that I’m simply alive.
Because, my friend, that simple act of being alive is worth so much more than we give it credit for. It deserves a brag.
So brag that you’re alive today. And then brag tomorrow, too.