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Just ask us for a Skype or Face­Time con­sul­ta­tion, and we’ll be hap­py to answer any ques­tions you may have, or details you want to explain vocal­ly. Just want to put a face to a name? That’s not a prob­lem either! And, of course, if you’re local to us, a chat over cof­fee is always a pos­si­bil­i­ty.

A beautiful snowflake…

All wed­dings are unique and no FAQ can pos­si­bly answer all ques­tions for every­one. We’re also con­stant­ly evolv­ing in our own work and how we run our busi­ness as well. We’re always thrilled to talk about the newest things we’re cook­ing up.

Frequently Asked Questions

I like what I see. How do I book a ses­sion?
Easy! Con­tact us by click­ing the black “con­tact” but­ton on the top right of this page and fill out the form. This will auto­mat­i­cal­ly put you in your sys­tem and if you pro­vide a date, it will even put your name on the cal­en­dar. You can also call 317.344.9434 or if for some rea­son everything’s bro­ken our you’re hav­ing trou­bles, email [email pro­tect­ed]

How does pay­ment work?
Once a pro­pos­al has been pre­pared for you, you’ll receive a link to set­up a pass­word for your client area. From there you can approve quotes, sign con­tracts, and pay/view your deposit and bal­ances. You’re wel­come to pay via cred­it card, Pay­Pal, or even by check. The web­site will walk you through your choic­es.

How much does this all cost?
We offer full day* wed­ding cov­er­age start­ing at $2450. Con­tact us here on our web­site or email [email protected] for the full price list. Half-day, des­ti­na­tion, and elope­ment options are avail­able, along with sev­er­al avail­able dis­counts for a num­ber of sce­nar­ios. *Full day options range from 7 to 12 hours. Any­thing less is con­sid­ered half day and has a sep­a­rate pric­ing. Please inquire for events requir­ing more than 12 hours of cov­er­age or more than one day.

What’s the deal with engage­ment ses­sions?
Engage­ment ses­sions are very impor­tant to us, and if it makes logis­ti­cal sense we can­not encour­age you enough to add one on. This is a time for us to get to know you so you have one less stranger on your wed­ding day. We want to show up to your wed­ding and feel like a guest, not a ven­dor. You’ll be more com­fort­able in front of the cam­era, and thus, you’ll have bet­ter pho­tos. All ses­sions include an order­ing gallery that you can also share with friends and fam­i­ly.

It’s rare but it hap­pens where you want engage­ment ses­sions, but not a wed­ding. There are dif­fer­ent rea­sons for this, all of them are under­stand­able, and we’d be hap­py to do just that for you. Note that there is only a print cred­it includ­ed if we are cov­er­ing your wed­ding, too. We promise it’s not a pun­ish­ment, it’s just a bonus for our wed­ding cou­ples!

What do I wear to my engage­ment ses­sion?
While cer­tain things work bet­ter than oth­ers, don’t let that stop you if you absolute­ly must wear a par­tic­u­lar item. In gen­er­al, though, you want to keep crazy pat­terns to a min­i­mum. Sol­id col­ors and sub­dued pat­ters work best. You def­i­nite­ly don’t have to match, but try to keep a some­what sim­i­lar theme if pos­si­ble. I’d also try to avoid shirts with big logos or text unless it is direct­ly relat­ed to your ses­sion. Obvi­ous­ly if you both want to wear jer­seys for your favorite sports team for a seg­ment, that’s total­ly great. Ladies, don’t over­do your make­up. Guys, don’t look like a slob. Oth­er than that, be your­self and just pre­pare to have a laid-back, fun time. Noth­ing to stress over!

So, what hap­pens at my con­sul­ta­tion?
If you want to meet before com­mit­ting, we can have a con­sul­ta­tion. First and fore­most, we want to get to know you. The best results occur when we’re friends and we have an under­stand of who every­one is. Expect to talk about more than busi­ness… but when it comes down to busi­ness, we’ll be dis­cussing the game plan and vision. We’ll want to know time­lines, loca­tions, any­thing unique that you have planned. We’ll bring a sam­ple con­tract and sam­ple prod­ucts. Of course, bring plen­ty of ques­tions!

If you’re gung-ho and want to book us before meet­ing, don’t wor­ry, your engage­ment ses­sion is your con­sul­ta­tion. And if you’re book­ing us from a great dis­tance, we can have a phone or video con­fer­ence if you like.

Con­tract? What’s in that?
Basi­cal­ly the con­tract has fan­cy lin­go that lets you know what you’re get­ting for your mon­ey, gives you the pay­ment sched­ule, poli­cies refer­ring to can­cel­la­tions and oth­er ter­ri­ble things that could pos­si­bly hap­pen and what to do then, a mod­el release, and oth­er dumb legal jar­gon that is sad­ly required in this world of lawyers. Our con­tract is laid out to pro­tect every­one involved, not just us.

I see your pack­ages, but can I make changes?
Cer­tain­ly. For­tu­nate­ly the pack­ages we’ve set up apply to 90% of our cou­ples, but we total­ly under­stand that wed­dings are unique snowflakes. You can have 100 wed­dings in the exact same venue and they will all be remark­ably indi­vid­ual. Just let us know what your spe­cif­ic sit­u­a­tion is and we can help you nav­i­gate your options.

How many images do we get? Are all of our pho­tos edit­ed? Do I get an option for B&W/color?
There are a lot of vari­ables that deter­mine how many pho­tos we ulti­mate­ly deliv­er, but the aver­age is around 700. All images deliv­ered are ful­ly edit­ed and high-resolution along with a print release so you can print and share them as you desire.

We find that in gen­er­al an image is either best in black & white or in col­or. So when I’m going through and edit­ing, there is a very per­son­al rhyme & rea­son to why I choose the edit­ing I do. Each pic­ture gives off a vibe that I go with. Does it come across as time­less? Maybe there is detail we just don’t want col­or to dis­tract from or the image is geo­met­ri­cal­ly based… in that case we may choose a black & white. But it’s not a mat­ter of just click­ing a but­ton. Maybe we want more dynam­ic con­trast. Maybe we want a gra­di­ent to lead the eye to a dif­fer­ent part of the pho­to. Maybe we want to slight­ly under­ex­pose to pre­serve high con­trast high­light detail.

The bot­tom line is that we will make the ini­tial choice on how an image should be edit­ed. Near 100% of the time, our clients agree with our vision… but say you des­per­ate­ly want a col­or image in black and white? Let us know and we’re will­ing to give it a shot and see if it works.

I saw this cool idea on Pin­ter­est. Can we repli­cate it?
Maybe. But only maybe. And that’s a big maybe. One thing to remem­ber is that wed­dings on Pin­ter­est are, essen­tial­ly, fan­ta­sy. They aren’t yours, and no mat­ter how hard you try, there will be only a small frac­tion of sim­i­lar vari­ables. It may appear sim­ple, but there are a lot of things that make up a great pho­to. We see pho­tos in a par­tic­u­lar way, notic­ing the light, col­or, and even nat­ur­al ele­ments like wind and sun flare. We have to fac­tor in how indi­vid­ual peo­ple inter­act, time of day, and even how tall each of you are! There are so many indi­vid­ual vari­ables that make up a pho­to that it’s vir­tu­al­ly impos­si­ble to dupli­cate.

Keep in mind that when we are asked to re-create, we are unable to focus on tru­ly cre­at­ing. Your wed­ding will be your own unique thing. Hire your pho­tog­ra­ph­er (even if it’s not us) based on their over­all style and capa­bil­i­ty. Trust them to cap­ture your day in their vision. If they like it, you’ll love it. Promise.

Who will pho­to­graph my ses­sion?
Unless specif­i­cal­ly dis­cussed pri­or to book­ing, I will pho­to­graph your wed­ding and, if your pack­age includes it, I will bring a qual­i­fied asso­ciate. In most cas­es that’s my wife, Mol­ly.

Why two pho­tog­ra­phers?
While not absolute­ly nec­es­sary, it real­ly improves the scope we can offer. Since no one per­son can be in two places at the same time (even though it seems like we are some­times), we can real­ly take advan­tage of the beau­ty your wed­ding has to offer, espe­cial­ly when there are time crunch­es. For any giv­en moment, we can have two per­spec­tives to cap­ture from which gives us the ulti­mate flex­i­bil­i­ty in telling your sto­ry. Many times one of us will shoot with a wide angle lens while the oth­er does close ups. One of us will macro your rings while the oth­er shoots your make­up. Even when just one of us is shoot­ing, the oth­er helps to catch details that are easy to miss like stray hairs or fam­i­ly mem­bers not look­ing at the cam­era. Also, the action doesn’t have to stop if an errand needs to be run or a piece of gear needs changed out.

While most wed­dings ben­e­fit from the addi­tion­al cov­er­age, we under­stand that some don’t. We’ll be hap­py to weigh in our opin­ion based on your descrip­tion to help you decide what’s best for you.

Dig­i­tal or film?
Both. We shoot with top of the line Nikon cam­eras and lens­es along with a myr­i­ad of oth­er acces­sories. Dig­i­tal allows us the extreme speed and flex­i­bil­i­ty the mod­ern world of pho­tog­ra­phy expects. We have recent­ly begun incor­po­rat­ing medium-format film into some higher-end pack­ages.

How long until I can see my pho­tos?
We promise your pho­tos deliv­ered with­in 8 weeks, but always strive to be faster.

How do we go about select­ing images for an album?
You don’t. At least not at first. After your wed­ding pho­tos are com­plet­ed, we will design a ful­ly cus­tomized album. You will be able to make com­ments, sug­gest changes, and final­ly approve each indi­vid­ual spread from an online proof­ing site. For way more details on the album process, just click here.

How long do I have to order prints and albums?
As long as you’re alive. Online gal­leries do expire, but to reac­ti­vate them it’s just a nom­i­nal acti­va­tion fee. The fee gets passed back to you as an account cred­it. If you receive a flash dri­ve with your wed­ding, keep this safe and back it up. You can make prints at any­time with it.

Print prices are sub­ject to change, but they don’t gen­er­al­ly go up very fast. Album prices are guar­an­teed only to change by the cost to us from the album com­pa­ny. After a year, they are reg­u­lar price.

How far do you trav­el and what does it cost?
We will trav­el glob­al­ly for your des­ti­na­tion wed­ding, no prob­lem. Trav­el and lodg­ing for wed­dings between Cen­tral Indi­ana and Chicagoland is total­ly com­pli­men­ta­ry. That’s right, we do not charge any addi­tion­al extra for wed­dings in Indi­anapo­lis and Chica­go. We are based out of Zionsville/Indianapolis and trav­el all over metro Indy every sin­gle day. We are the pho­tog­ra­phers for a lot of wed­dings in Chica­go, but we are pop­u­lar in Bloom­ing­ton, Evans­ville, Colum­bus, Jasper, Muncie, and even Louisville, Ken­tucky and San­dusky, Ohio.

Any dri­ve longer than 3 hours we will require a hotel room for two evenings plus mileage. Any dri­ve longer than 6 hours and we will require air trav­el, a rental car, a hotel room. We have fig­ured this to be on aver­age about $750 in the con­ti­nen­tal Unit­ed States. Please talk to us to get spe­cif­ic fig­ures.

Are your prices flex­i­ble?
We offer dis­counts for a hand­ful of sce­nar­ios includ­ing mil­i­tary ser­vice, unplugged wed­dings, non-Saturday & off-peak wed­dings, and wed­dings hap­pen­ing less than 3 months from now. Nev­er hes­i­tate to ask if we can help!

Can oth­er peo­ple take pic­tures at our wed­ding?
Yes, but with a cou­ple stip­u­la­tions. We require that we are the sole hired and pri­ma­ry pho­tog­ra­ph­er. We already strug­gle at most wed­dings enough as it is to get as much pho­to time as pos­si­ble, we can’t pos­si­bly share with any­one else. We’re just that greedy. It’s also very dif­fi­cult to get grand­ma to pay atten­tion to us as it is dur­ing fam­i­ly group pho­tos!

If you are hav­ing an unplugged wed­ding and tak­ing advan­tage of our dis­count for that, then of course no cam­eras are allowed dur­ing the cer­e­mo­ny and first dances.

Oth­er than that, we don’t have any prob­lem with uncles, cousins, and friends bring­ing their cam­eras and snap­ping away as long as they aren’t direct­ly inter­fer­ing with the job you’ve hired us to do!

Do you have insur­ance?
Yes. If your venue needs proof, have them send us an email to [email protected]

can I assist/intern?
Sor­ry, you’re amaz­ing, but we are not cur­rent­ly look­ing for assis­tants or interns. Be sure to fol­low us on Face­book so you can be first to know when we are.

Is this your full time job?
Yep. Wouldn’t want to do any­thing else.