FAQ

Weddings

How many photos will we receive?


This can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. I generally deliver a minimum of 50 images per hour on average.




Can I print from the USB that's included in my collection?


Absolutely! All of the photos from your wedding online gallery will be on the USB drive + come with a print release. They will be high resolution + ready for print.




Do you travel outside of the Hampton Roads Virginia area for weddings?


Of course! The client will be responsible for lodging and travel expenses.




What equipment do you use?


I currently use a Nikon Z6ii as my main camera and a Nikon D750 as my secondary camera. I also carry a third camera body to all weddings. I have two zoom lenses such as a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm. I also have two 3 fixed lenses 35mm, 50mm, and a 85mm.




Do you use a second photographer on a wedding day?


Yes, depending on which collection you have chosen. For those collections that do not have a second photographer an assistant is usually on site.




What type of payment do you accept?


We accept cashier checks, money orders, and cash in-person. Major credit/debit cards can be accepted in-person or via our online invoicing system. A 3.5% surcharge applies for all credit/debit card payments.




How do payments work?


I require a 30% non-refundable payment to hold your wedding date on my calendar. I require the remaining 70% no less than 30 days prior to your wedding date.




Do you accept payment plans?


Sure thing! I do require the 30% non-refundable initial payment upfront to add your wedding date onto my calendar. Your balance must be paid in full 30 days prior to your wedding date. Outside of that, I'd be happy to arrange a payment plan with you. In the past, I've set up monthly payments, or three to four payment installations that occur over time. I'm more than willing to work out a unique payment plan with you!




Can I hire you for an engagament sesison and not a wedding?


Yes, you can! You know I'd love to photograph both, but I'm always up for an engagement session. You can refer to my portrait investment page for more information on e-session cost and coverage.




Do you photograph destination weddings?


Absolutely! From coast to coast, Pacific to Atlantic, I'd love to come to you. Let's chat about the details of your destination wedding!




How do I book with you?


All you have to do is contact me to request your date. Once you have a date, I reqire a 30% non-refundable initial payment. This locks you in for that date and ensures no one else can book on the same day!




I have more questions for you. What's the best way to reach you?


You can give me a ring, shoot me an email or even drop me a note on Facebook and I'll get back to you within 24-48 hours. No question is silly and I'm here to help out and make sure you're 100% filled in.




Do you provide a wedding album?


We do offer various print products such as our classic and signature collection albums as well as wall art such as canvas prints, acrylic prints, etc. You can also add an additional album to your collection such as a parent album :-)




Can I hire an additional photographer to shoot our wedding?


The contract you will sign states that Dora Breaux Photography are the only photographers allowed to shoot on your wedding day. This helps promote creativeness and ensures you get the best photos. I do offer additional photographers depending on the collection you choose. As long as guests do not infringe upon our space while shooting, they can take pictures with their cameras/tablets/phones.




Do you provide customized collections?


Not all weddings are the same-- I get it! For that reason, I can provide a customized wedding collection to fit your needs. Talk to me and I'll make it work!




How soon after our wedding should we expect our online viewing gallery?


During peak wedding season (May - September) please expect 6 - 8 weeks for gallery delivery. During off season (November - April) you can expect gallery deliver within 4 - 8 weeks.





Portraits

How soon after our session will we see the photos?


Typically, portrait session processing will take 2-4 weeks.




How many photos will we receive?


We typically show 20 fully edited images. You will receive 5-20 images depending on collection you've chosen. Additional images are always available for purchase at an additional cost.




So, how long is a typical session?


With your session fee you get up to 1 hour with me at any location within the Hampton Roads area.




Should I schedule a studio or on-location setting?


I love shooting both in studio and outdoors, so it's entirely up to you. Either way, you can't go wrong, and I can help you decide.




What happens if I schedule an outdoor session and the weather is not favorable?


I have zero problem shooting in overcast skies and so if it's cloudy or a little gray, I will most liekly choose to shoot! However, if it's rainy, we will reschedule your session.




What's not included in the session fee?


Prints and extra digitals are not included in your session fee.




How many images will I see from my session?


Expect about 30+ final edited images in your gallery to view.




Can I buy the digital images from my session?


Yes, absolutely! I offer both print and digital options.





General

Can we have the unedited RAW files?


No. Once I have evaluated + selected all of the photos, I do not archive the RAW files from the camera. These are only read with special software + are not available for purchase or viewing.