Amy Jordan

wedding & lifestyle photographer

Frequently asked questions

Life is full of questions!

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?

I'm definitely a light & airy photographer with a sprinkle of boldness. I love capturing natural light and keeping my subjects in focus and making everything around them soft. My style is to capture the day as it unfolds and let most of the images be non-camera-aware but not afraid to direct and pose when needed.

DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS INSURANCE?

DO YOU HAVE BUSINESS INSURANCE?

I sure do! Most venues don't let photographers (or really any vendor) work at their location without liability insurance.

DO YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE WEDDING IN A DAY?

DO YOU BOOK MORE THAN ONE WEDDING IN A DAY?

Heck no! That's crazy talk and not my style at all. I'm 100% yours on your wedding day.

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T SHOW UP TO OUR WEDDING?

WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN'T SHOW UP TO OUR WEDDING?

Rest assured, this has never happened. But since we are talking hypothetical here, I have LOTS of photography friends in the industry who I've asked to step in for me in case this crazy situation were to become reality. Don't worry they are just as awesome as I am (or super close anyway).

How many weddings do you book a year?

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU BOOK A YEAR?

As much as I'd love to book every single wedding that comes my way, I cap my wedding season off at 20-25 weddings per year.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?

Typically I book my couples anywhere from six to twelve months out. If you're ready to book me as your photographer I would not hesitate to do so. I can not hold your wedding date without a signed contract and retainer fee.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?

I shoot Canon and currently have two 5d mark iii's. If you wanna nerd out with me here is the equipment I currently carry with me on wedding days: Canon 50mm 1.2, Canon 24-105, Canon 85mm 1.2, Canon 100mm 2.8, Canon 70-200 2.8 and a couple of external flashes for when it gets dark out! Otherwise I travel pretty light!

DO YOU HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT IN CASE SOMETHING FAILS?

DO YOU HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT IN CASE SOMETHING FAILS?

God forbid there are any malfunctions but YES, 100% absolutely! I do everything in my power to make sure your images are captured and stay safe. I shoot on two camera bodies throughout the day and each camera body has two individual cards the images are writing to in case one card were to fail. I also have multiple lenses, flashes and hard drives that I back your images up to after the wedding.

HOW SOON WILL WE GET TO SEE IMAGES FORM OUR DAY?

HOW SOON WILL WE GET TO SEE IMAGES FORM OUR DAY?

I'm a huge believer in sneak peeks after your wedding day. I want you to re-live that day as soon as possible. I'll send you a handful of sneak peeks within 24 hours of your wedding! With that being said, I'm a one-women wolf pack and do everything myself. During the busy wedding season, your images might take a tad longer for me to deliver. Full galleries take 3-4 weeks to be delivered.

HOW DO YOU DELIVER OUR IMAGES?

HOW DO YOU DELIVER OUR IMAGES?

You'll receive all your high resolution images on an online gallery that will be available for at least two years. Please make sure to download all your images to an external hard drive and keep them in a safe place. You images are not watermarked and they are available in a high resolution JPEG for print. 

DO YOU OFFER WEDDING ALBUMS, PRINTS AND PRODUCTS?

DO YOU OFFER WEDDING ALBUMS, PRINTS AND PRODUCTS?

Absolutely! I'm a huge believer of making your images into something tangible. Creating wedding albums is my JAM! But also a huge sucker for beautiful framed prints and canvases. I can help you with ordering all of this or you can conveniently order prints and some other products through your online gallery site!

DO YOU TRAVEL?

DO YOU TRAVEL?

I love to travel and explore new locations! If your wedding is in one of my bucket list locations I’ll most likely travel for free! Shoot me an email so we can discuss my travel requirements for your wedding.

WHO IS YOUR SECOND SHOOTER?

WHO IS YOUR SECOND SHOOTER?

If you've chosen to have a second shooter on your wedding day then you're probably curious on who that will be. Unfortunately, I can't give you a name until we are closer to the wedding date. I have a long list I work off of and 98% of the time I've worked with the photographer before. We are so blessed in this industry though that I've never once had a problem finding or hiring a second shooter.

WILL YOU HELP US DECIDE IF WE NEED A SECOND SHOOTER OR NOT?

WILL YOU HELP US DECIDE IF WE NEED A SECOND SHOOTER OR NOT?

Of course, I'm here to help you make the best decisions for the day. I recommend having a second shooter on your wedding day if you have over 75-100 guests or more than six hours of coverage. Although it's not required, it produces more images of your wedding day and also helps me out when I need an extra hand. If you're having a small ceremony, guest list and kept your details to a minimum then I'm all you need!

how much is the deposit to book you?

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT TO BOOK YOU?

I require a 25% non-refundable deposit in order to hold your wedding date. I offer payment plans if the wedding is more than a year out. After the deposit is paid and the contract is signed then we're official! Kinda like when you say "I do" in a few months ;)

HAVE YOU SHOT AT OUR VENUE BEFORE?

HAVE YOU SHOT AT OUR VENUE BEFORE?

With so many venues and locations in the bay area it’s hard to shoot them all. This being said, I LOVE shooting at new venues and locations and can be available during my slow season (Jan-May) to do a site visit with you if you want!

CAN WE SEE A FULL GALLERY FROM A WEDDING YOU’VE SHOT?

CAN WE SEE A FULL GALLERY FROM A WEDDING YOU’VE SHOT?

If we want to keep you as our life photographer, can we do that?

IF WE WANT TO KEEP YOU AS OUR LIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, CAN WE DO THAT?

I feel so honored when my wedding clients want me to photograph their life after the vows have been exchanged! I offer maternity, newborn, family and so many other milestone sessions and I would love to be your forever photographer!!