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F.A.Q.

Some of the answers to your most frequently asked questions about engagement sessions, wedding photography coverage, and albums

ENGAGEMENT SESSION ?'s

Can we book an engagment session with you separately even if you are not shooting our wedding? 

Of course you can and thank you for asking! However, please be advised that Fridays through Sundays are usually reserved well in advance for my wedding clients. Please CONTACT US to inquire about available dates as we are more than happy to work out scheduling that is mutually agreeable for us both. 

I see that your engagment sessions are included in your wedding photography packages. What if we do not want an egagment session or live too far away to schedule one?

Yes, engagement sessions are included in all of Hadrien Dimier Photographie's Wedding Photography Packages. All packaged photography options were created with the client in mind and offer the best deal for couples. Engagement sessions are a great way for us to learn more about our couples and for our couples to get comfortable with Hadrien Dimier's style of shooting. If our couples are uninterested in an engagment session, we recommend building a customized wedding photography package using our A La Carte choices.

What should we wear and how long will the engagment session take?

All engagement sessions take 1-1.5 hours. This amount of time ensures we are covering all the different scences possible at the chosen location and provides ample time to snap those beautiful posed images (parents will love), while also making sure to fit in time for those silly and fun relaxed shots -which usually end up being our couples favorites! 

In regards to clothing...BE COMFORTABLE! Wear whatever makes you happy that you can move in while keeping it simple. Neutral colors tend to look best but that does not mean you cannot wear your favorite pair of orange suspenders for a pop of color. Just be yourselves and keep it classy and leave the rest up to the professionals :)

How and when do we receive our engagement session photos?

Couples will receive their photos via a private online gallery in which all the images can be downloaded. As Hadrien Dimier Photographie post edits all work in house, couples can expect to receive their photos anywhere between 4-6 weeks out. Occassionally we are able to get photos back sooner but we ask that you be patient while we beautify those already stellar shots. After all, how many times do you take engagment photos? Once post editing is complete, we will contact our couples with the e-mails they have provided so that they can share their gallery link and code with whomever they choose. 

Once Hadrien Dimier Photographie has finished post editing of your wedding photos, (if you have purchased a USB drive) we will add the same downloadable engagement images to your engraved USB drive for additional safe keeping. However, we do strongly recommend backing up your downloaded images as soon as you can to ensure they are stored properly. All galleries remain active for 6 months and there is a $50 charge for having to re-activate galleries. 

WEDDING ?'s

How would you describe your style and what a typical shoot with you would be like?

I photograph people because I enjoy them. I am relaxed and personable and know that people put out their best when comfortable and given the right amount of direction. Other than when we I am photographing the posed bridal party and family images, I shoot discreetly but ensure that nothing is missing and I am always on the lookout for the time when an epic shot presents itself. I photograph for the emotion and the artful depiction of my subjects as these are the only elements that truly make an image stand the test of time. Experience has taught me to anticipate and be prepared for the instants that make all the difference in documenting events as ephemeral as weddings.

What Can we expect during our free consultation?

This is a great time to introduce ourselves and our services. We will meet anywhere that is mutually convenient so that we can go over the details of your wedding.  As every couple has a story, this is a great time for us to learn more about your mutual interest, hobbies, and what brought you two together so that we can capture that on your big day.Most importantly, we are there to figure out what aspects of photography coverage are important to you so that we can propose the best coverage options for you. Having a good idea about your photography likes and dislikes will help us to better understand our individual clients needs.

Some things to consider are: how far you are in the wedding planning process? We would love to be able to help you secure you date and the more information you can provide the easier it will be to customize your photography coverage. Having ideas about what type of engagement session you would like, whether or not bridal and grom prep photos are importnat to you, what detail shots you must have, and a rough idea of when we will set aside time for family and individual couples photos will help the meeting go smoother and quicker. To schedule an initial consultation and share some details of your day, please fill out our short Wedding Inquiry Form HERE.

When does coverage begin and end?

Coverage will begin from the time Hadrien Dimier Photographie arrives to begin photographing your wedding which will depend entirely upon the start time our couples choose. If couples want bridal and groom prep shots, coverage will begin much earlier in the day. If couples are not interested in prep shots, our coverage will last longer into the night depending on the amount of hours our couples select. Coverage ends once the allotted time frame chosen has expired. If couples are interested in prep shots through the last dance, we recommend either of our 10 hour packages for full documentary style coverage of your wedding day. Otherwise, our 8 hour package still offers plenty of time to cover all of the important moments or we are happy to work with you to build an A La Carte selection that suits your needs.

Do you set aside time for family portraits?

Yes. During our initial consultation we will discuss when, during the big day we will take a small block of time to capture the family looking their finest. The time it takes will depend on how important this aspect of your day is along with the number of individuals you would like in the frame. As always, the more prepared we are in advance, the smoother this process will go.

Do you offer retouching?

Yes. All your images are retouched to a certain degree. I balance, color correct and enhance images to make you look your best while keeping it natural. Major retouching although rarely needed is available but billed additionally. 

How and when do we receive our Wedding photos?

Couples will receive their photos via an invitation to a private online gallery in which all the images can be downloaded. As Hadrien Dimier Photographie post edits all work in house, couples can expect to receive their photos anywhere between 1-3 months out. Once post editing is complete, we will contact our couples with the e-mails they have provided so that they can share their gallery link and code with whomever they choose.  Additionally, engraved USB drives will be sent to all the couples who have selected one of Hadrien Dimier Photographie's Wedding Photography Packages or to those couples that have purchased them separately. Engraved USB drives are offered as one of our A La Carte options for $75 and provides an extra way to store your images. 

How far are you willing to travel?

Anywhere! However, Hadrien Dimier Photographie is based north of Boston and primarily works in the North Shore and Greater Boston area. We are open to photographing weddings throughout New England but additional travel rates and boarding may apply. Please CONTACT US to discuss where and when your wedding is taking place so we can provide you with a reasonable quote for travel rates and accommodations. 

How far in advance should we book with you?

The sooner, the better. As most couples usually book 12-18 months in advance, popular weekend dates may be secured quickly, (especially during the busy wedding season of June-September). I typically recommend booking no later than a minimum of 6-8 months prior to your wedding. However, please do not hesitate to contact Hadrien Dimier Photographie anytime to check for dates availability, as even on short notice, dates may become available. Often times I have booked weddings only 2-3months before the date.

How do we secure our date with you?

To inquire about available dates and share some of the details of your day, please fill out our Wedding Inquiry Form. Hadrien Dimier Photographie will be back in touch within a few short days to schedule a time to discuss our coverage options with you. Once we have selected the best photography coverage for you, we will provide you with a contract to be signed at which time a 30% retainer will be due to secure your date. Please note that bookings are on a first-come, first-serve basis and that no date will be secure without a signed contract and retainer. All deposits are non-refundable as it is very difficult to rebook weddings that have been cancelled. 

Which is your preferred method of payment?

checks and all major credit cards are welcome.

When is the remaining balance due?

The remaining balance will be due no later than 21 days before your wedding and can be paid by check or credit card. Please call us to pay by credit card. 

WEDDING ALBUM ?'s

How does the wedding album selection process work?

This is an important question. During our initial consultation I bring sample wedding albums so that clients can see the variety of quality albums I offer. As wedding album design can be a long and complicated process, most clients are thrilled to put their trust in my creative hands. By designing a sample template album that I e-mail clients, I simplify a normally overwhelming process. Clients are then able to visualize and have a clearer understanding of the design layouts and varied cover style options available to them. The next step involves getting back to me with any changes or questions so that appropriate edits can be made. From the time the sample template is emailed, clients have three months to get back to me with any requests for changes. If no requests have been sent, the album will be sent off to press. Please visit our pricing and albums page for additional details about material, cover style and color choices. 

 

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