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One Red Door! Wow is all I can say!!! They are an absolute pleasure to work with. This husband-and-wife team is so creative and so friendly. they make you feel at ease and very comfortable in front of the camera, you forget it is even there. When we got our photos back from our engagement shoot
and our wedding I was just blown away. All the little details, and all the memories that were captured brought tears to my eyes. I will continue to use them for all of the events in our future! You will not
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We live out of town but would love to find out more information on One Red Door Photography
Even for people who live in Cleveland, we still run into scheduling conflicts etc. So many of our couples don't have a ton of time, so even meeting halfway between where they live and Chagrin Falls is tough sometimes.
As a result, we are constantly meeting with people over Facetime, Skype, Google Hangouts and many times just a simple phone call. Roughly 1 in 4 weddings that we shoot are for people that do not live in NEO.
Every couple's itinerary is unique to their needs. We like to categorize itineraries in two different ways - First Look and Ceremony Reveal. Most couples spend roughly an hour and a half to two hours of time for photography. This does not account for things like travel time and the amount of locations you may want to go to. Also, the size of the bridal party and other small details matter because it means more or less time with the couple or even the idea of gathering 22 people vs 10.
How do we go about booking? Is there a deposit or retainer fee?
What does 'all day coverage' mean?
Generally, after every consultation with a couple, we follow up with links to full wedding galleries and a sample contract. This is to ensure all questions are answered and that the couple has an opportunity to look through a full gallery of photos. This way they can truly compare apples to apples. When it comes to a contract and booking, all we ask is for the retainer to be sent in and a contract to be signed digitally online. The retainer is 1/3 the total amount of the collection. 1/3 is due halfway between the date of the wedding and the booking, usually a default for this is 160 days. The final amount is due 7 days before the wedding.
Generally speaking, our lead photographer will arrive with the bride and bridesmaids when the bride is getting ready, usually during whatever is second. This way, she is a little done up and the photographer isn't just waiting around for something to happen. During this time, the photographer is also taking photos of details like the dress, shoes and jewelry. In the instance of having a second photographer, that photographer will arrive when the guys are getting ready. Then, the team is with the bride and groom well into the night when all the dancing is happening and people are hanging out. Our goal is to get a photo of every single person at a reception.
We are trying to decide on a photographer but it is so hard!
How do I choose?
We often say that what we do and how we do it isn't always the right fit for everybody. There are so many brides who just aren't into photography that much, or have pawned the wedding planning off to mom. There are even some brides who don't want to take any advice and just want things a certain way. These brides aren't who we usually work with. We love working with couples who are fun, want great photography, love working with a husband and wife team and at the end of the day, love the fact that they got to celebrate such an important day in their lives with the people they love.
Can I get some help designing my itinerary?
This is something we LOVE doing. Mainly because we have seen a million things that work really well and a million things that haven't. We really love it when our couples lean on our expertise and advice, always taking it with a grain of salt. Many times, a couple makes an itinerary and doesn't think about things like travel time, or even the location of photos. There are so many
tips and tricks we can offer to a couple to make sure everything is perfect the day of the wedding! We always tell people, the more work you put in before the wedding, the easier the day of the wedding is going to flow.