5 things you can expect when you hire me.

I want to make it so perfectly, absolutely, blindingly clear. I CARE about your wedding, I VALUE you as a client, and I APPRECIATE sharing your big day with you.  I thought I’d take a minute and sit down to explain to you a few things that may or may not come up after you hire me…

1.) My pricing is up front and posted on my website for this reason. Weddings are expensive and nobody wants to feel like they paid too much for anything, I am not super cheap, but I am also not crazy expensive in the world of wedding photography.  All of my wedding and engagement offerings are completely customizable for one very specific reason- not everyone values the same things and not everyone wants the same things that others do. I personally find value in every single option that I offer, but I also understand that everyone is working with their own unique budget.

2.) I have 2 kids, so my life is a bit crazy. But you can ALWAYS expect me to respond to you within 24 hours. I may not be able to answer your phone call that minute, or write you back an email immediately, but I will always get back to you within a 24 hour period. I also give all of my booked brides and grooms my personal cell number so you can always text me if you need a faster response 🙂 but please keep in mind that on weekends I am usually at a wedding, so response time will probably reflect that.

3.) I will show up to your wedding early and won’t leave until I say goodbye. If you contract me for an 8 hour day I will make sure that I am more than ready to go at our designated start time, and I won’t just punch out my time clock the minute my 8 hours is up. I will make sure I check with you before I leave, because heaven forbid you don’t get a photo of great aunt Gertrude who traveled half way around the world to be there for your big day! Those things matter to families, and so they matter to me.

4.) I do what I say I’m going to do when I say I’m going to do it. Please rest your head and take comfort that I will take care of your photography needs for your wedding day. Engagement sessions run 60-90 minutes and in a 2 week turnaround deliver roughly 50 photos ( on average ). Weddings have a maximum 6 week turn around ( not months ) and I deliver roughly 75 photos per 1 hour of photo time. So an 8 hour wedding can expect about 600 photos. I do not deliver raw files under any circumstance, but if there are more to deliver I will absolutely deliver them.

5.) I show up to every single one of my weddings, and every photo I share on my social media pages, my website, and my ad platforms are all mine. You have hired me, I will not send someone else in my place. If, god forbid, something happens and I am not able to make it ( don’t worry- this isn’t an issue for me ) I have a team of assistants who are ready and willing to be there to cover me.  I also have 2 cameras and multiple lenses. If something were to happen to any piece of my gear, I have backup to make sure nothing goes wrong on your day.

abigail gagne photography, san diego photographer

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