Steven Schaefer Photography » Wedding Event Photography Blog


Book displayPINQ: I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do I start the process?

A: You can reach us through the contact button on this website or by sending us a Facebook message. Please include  your wedding date and venue, if secured. We can respond by email or phone usually within 48 hours.  Once you’ve decided to choose Steven Schaefer Photography as your photographer, you will be sent a contract for you to sign and return with a deposit.


Q: How far should we book in advance?

A: Typically 6-12 months in advance as soon as you have a date and venue. Check with us for availability.


Q: Where are you based?

A: We are based out of Central Louisiana (Alexandria). There is no charge for travel within Louisiana. For weddings outside Louisiana, we will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover travel expenses.


Q: Do you shoot with a second photographer?

A: Steven is the main photographer. He does the majority of the wedding photography on his own. We do have second photographers available if wanted, at an additional fee.


Q: When will I get to see my wedding photos?

A: Within a few days from the wedding you can look for a few preview shots from your big day! Check for them on our Facebook page.  The USB or disc of wedding images is ready to go within 6-8 weeks typically from your wedding date.


Q: Do you shoot video?

A: Unfortunately, to focus our attention on the photography, we cannot do both at this time.


Q: What is a “Day After Session”?

A: Day After Sessions are the perfect opportunity to catch some photos of the bride and groom together in their wedding attire away from the hustle and bustle of the wedding day.  This gives a unique opportunity to capture moments between the bride and groom when they can focus 100% on each other.  Day After Sessions are shot anytime  within a month of the actual wedding day.  Obviously not everyone can do a true “day after” the wedding day shoot due to them leaving for their honeymoon – which is why we offer the option to get back into your wedding attire and spend some quality time together after your honeymoon to capture some beautiful moments to last a lifetime.


Q: Do you offer albums?

A: Yes. We offer custom-designed flush-mount albums along with a selection of other a la carte products.


Q: Who chooses the photographs in the album?

A: Unless specified, we usually select the photographs for the album ourselves.  You are free to let us know if there are any specific photos you want and where you may want them. We always send a preview of the album before ordering so you can confirm or make any changes to your book.


Q: Do you have an album I can look through? 

A: Yes, absolutely. You are welcome to see any of our sample albums during our wedding photography consult together!


Q: How many photographs do I get from my wedding?

A: We try to cover the entire day as much as possible. Shooting starts as soon as Steven arrives (usually when the bride begins getting ready) and stays until the end of the reception. We like to give 500-1200 (or more) images on the wedding USB or disc. This varies depending on length of wedding, second photographer options, etc.


Q: I do not see any formal family shots on your site. Do you do those as well?

A: Absolutely! We usually do not post those online since they are a standard family portrait shot. They are included on your USB or disc for your personal use!


Any more questions??? Feel free to contact us anytime & we will get back to you ASAP!

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