What is your style?
Dreamy, romantic, but most of all, real. Admirers of the airy and inviting feel of an outdoor venue, natural light is the perfect companion for the Something Minted style. Although we'll come equipped for indoor situations, our hearts are certainly in outdoor photography. Farms, fields, barns, beaches, orchards, vineyards and unique destinations -wherever your wedding day finds you, we'd love to join!
Do you travel?
Absolutely! My team and I are always up for an adventure and keep passports current. Planning your big day in Washington? No travel fees are asked for weddings within our home state! If your venue is 125+ miles outside of Bonney Lake, we do ask for overnight accommodations. And if your wedding is a flights distance, we ask the exact cost for plane tickets and 2 nights stay.
Do you include engagement sessions?
Yes! Aside from giving you photographs to send out to your friends & family in announcements, engagement sessions offer a time to get to know each other and become familiar with posing flows. All good things come with practice ;) Live out of state and won't be visiting until the wedding? Know anything time based is directly transferrable to anything else time based. For example, the one hour engagement session may be exchanged for one hour of additional wedding day coverage.
Do you offer digital files?
Yes! All collections include fully edited digital files along with personal reprint rights & a convenient online gallery where you can download portraits! The day your online gallery is delivered, an organic wood flash drive containing all digitals will be mailed to you!
Do you charge an additional fee for editing?
Color correction, exposure fixes, cropping + straightening as well as natural, light retouching is included in each collection! For us, retouching includes any mark that will not be present in two weeks (such as blemishes.) Any client requested edits, such as removal of persons or things, body shaping, removal of scars or birthmarks, teeth whitening, etc, will be outsourced to our retouchers and invoiced at $20 per image. We see beauty in what makes you unique!
How many images do we receive from our wedding?
When it comes to the amount of images captured, it truly depends on the number of details to photograph and how many family groupings we put together! We average 50-75 final edited images per hour on a wedding day. With that, we're firm believers in quality over quantity. Something Minted Photography retains complete control over the image selection and editing process (no, we won’t give you the RAW files.) This is to ensure the final products delivered to all clients are representative of Something Minted's quality of work.
When will the images be ready?
Complete portrait collections are delivered up to 4 weeks from the session date and weddings are up to 10 weeks from event date. We will personally contact you when images are ready for viewing, downloading, sharing & printing through your online gallery. Expect happy mail to follow!
Why order prints through Something Minted vs. elsewhere?
The fine art prints, albums and canvas offered are solely processed through our preferred professional lab, which the computers used to edit all images are specifically calibrated for. This guarantees rich and consistent print products as well as a second set of eyes to check for overall quality -any product ordered through your online gallery is first mailed to the office before being sent your way! Heirloom albums are made from the finest archival material, perfectly bound with timeless leather covers. The thick, fade-resistant matte pages lay flat to display your story in a seamless manner. They are warrantied for life by our U.S. based manufacturer and the prices include design, product, a protective canvas cover and shipping. Here you’ll find cover options and a live look!
What type of gear do you use?
We are a team of Canon users who shoot on full frame EOS digital camera bodies and professional series lenses. With extensive back up gear always on hand, we always come prepared! Camera bags are also filled with tide pens, safety pins, bobby pins, band-aids, mineral veil powder and tissues, just in case!
Have you ever missed a wedding day?
Nope :) Just like I wouldn’t have missed my own wedding day, I don’t want to miss yours! I’ve never been unable to photograph an event, but have a backup plan. If something beyond my control prevented me from shooting a wedding, my second shooter could step into the role of the primary photographer and provide the same level of professionalism, care and overall image quality that clients expect and deserve.
We are on a budget, why should we choose you over a less expensive photographer?
Every couple is unique in their own way. With this, not everyone has the same desires. Our shooting style isn’t for everyone, and that’s okay! I encourage you to look through our blog and others also to see how you’d like your story told. If you place high importance in quality and connection (and lots of light!) then we're your girls. At the end of the day you’re paying to receive some beautiful memories in the form of photographs, but also for artists who take time to create an experience that adds to the delight in your day. When you choose Something Minted, you’re hiring photographers who can capture the feeling of it all well as handle any situation. We're not afraid to stand in the rain and always come prepared with clear umbrellas! Most of all, we love this job and doing it all for you. We believe in love and shared tomorrows & the legacy this day day begins.