Frequently asked questions
What makes YOU different from other wedding photographers?
I know it can be a full-time job planning a wedding, I got married a little over 6 years ago, for me selecting the right photographer was so important. And on the other side as a photographer, being a great match with a couple is just as important to me.
What are your wedding rates? And why aren't they all displayed?
My rates and collections for weddings vary by amount of coverage requested. Other factors include travel distance, travel accomodations. Every wedding is unique, for this reason Mary Fosky Photography offers a variety of packages to meet all budgets and wedding needs. Intimate weddings (1 hr) start at $399 and packages ranging $1600 to $3500 that include all the bells and whistles. I am happy to create a custom package that meets your needs for your special day. Since no two weddings are a like, I offer an intimate wedding rates, a la carte items and bundled packages. Please contact me and I will be more than happy to provide a customized package to meet your needs and budget. Book a consultation now!
Do you offer digital images?
Yes! All clients are provided a digital wedding album. The online hosted album offers web-resolution and high-resolution downloads. RAW images or unedited images are not available. The galleries can be shared with friends & family. Print releases are provided for printing.
Are prints and products available?
But of course, I am excited to be offering a variety of quality print and fun product. Prints and products can be purchased directly from your digital wedding album.
How do you describe your style?
My style? I capture all love! I would say a 60/40 blend of documentary and traditional portrait photography. I love to capture laughing-great big belly laughs, and candids are my favorite, happy tears, and all kinds of LOVE! My clients needs, setting, and lighting also influence my style. As an artist, my style is always evolving. I update my portfolio every six months. However, my instagram and facebook is updated daily to feature the most up to date images. My editing is clean and I keep the colors as true as they are the day of your wedding or session.
What is your background?
I am an enthusiastic full-time professional with over 15 years of customer service & retail experience and a business student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. I have been studying photography since 2000.
How many photos can I expect to see?
For weddings, clients can expect approximately 75+ images per hour booked. I do not put a limit on the amount of images I provide.
Do you require a booking fee?
Yes, the booking fee is 50% of session. The booking fee is required at booking along with a signed contract and is non-refundable. The non-refundable fee will retain my calendar for the specified date and time, for that reason I will not book other sessions. Please refer to your contract for more details.
What kind of gear do you use?
NIKON! :-) I use professional high resolution, multi-featured Nikon cameras and NIKKOR lenses. I come prepared with back-up gear including lighting, lenses, cameras and (heaven forbid) rain gear.
What kind of lighting do you use for dark ceremonies or receptions?
I don't get asked this question enough. I will bring a variety of gear to suit any setting and will deliver gorgous images. I use on and off camera flash, and or external lights. Let's discuss your preference on abmiance/lighting for your wedding. Please be sure to check with your venue and or church regarding any lighting rules, i.e. a church may not allow flash, our professional cameras can capture beautiful images in a dimly lit church.
Do you have additional photographers?
Yes, I do. I work with many great professional photographers. I always bring an assistant and or a second photographer for a wedding. All the photographers I work with have their own studios as well.
Do we get to keep the RAW files?
I provide digital images. I do not provide RAW files, they are the digital equivalent to negatives. RAW images are large unprocessed files recorded by the image sensor of a camera and are not accessible without professional editing software. I do retain the copyright to all the images for professional use. I provide a print release, which will allow you to print unlimited photos.
Can I edit the wedding photos myself or have a friend do it?
If you would prefer a different look to your wedding images, a different photographer may be able to capture your day best. My editing style is my signature, my brush stroke on a canvas, having somone edit is not an option. I retain the copyright to all the images for professional use. I provide a print release, which will allow you to print unlimited photos. Editing or applying filters to the images would violate the United States copyright law. Full-rights to images can be purchased. Please refer to your contract for addtional copyright information.
Why did I not recieve all the photos?
I provide the best photos taken at the wedding in high-resolution jpeg files. I remove duplicates, blinking eyes, weird faces (unless they are super cute), etc. Please refer to your contract for images included in your package.
Are the images provided watermarked?
No. A few days after your session, I will provide a sneak peek. Those images will be watermarked. Images provided in your Digital Wedding Album will not be watermarked. Promotional or Styled sessions will be watermarked. Vendors will receive watermarked images.
Do you edit the photos?
Yes, I hand edit all the photos. Editing is limited to lighting/exposure adjustment, black & white, teeth whitening, small blemish removal, eye whitening, small object removal and minimal wrinkle removal. My editing is based on my artistic preference and the natural environment, I love stoft tones, muted greens and sharp blacks. The tones and style are also influenced by the natural light and enviornment I am shooting in. If you are looking for a specific look, I may or may not be the photographer for you. ie. If your venue/shoot location is in a street, street signs will be in your images, if your shirt is wrinkled, it will be wrinkled in your photo. If you have questions regarding my services, let's chat. It's important to me that I meet your expectations. Please inquire about "Photoshop" pricing. "Photoshop" is anything outside of the listed items above.
How long are the digital wedding albumns active?
Your digital wedding albums are active for 90 days. You will recieve an email reminder a week (7 days) prior to the album deletion from the site. It's important to download your images. Please refer to your contract for more details.
Where are you based and do you travel?
I live in Maitland, Florida and YES, I love to travel. For sessions within 20 miles of 32751 there is no travel fee. For those outside of the 20 mile radius, I charge the current IRS mileage rate for business travel + gas & or tickets/accomidations if applicable. Contact me for additional travel rates.
What's the difference between an assistant, second, and associate photographer?
An assistant will assist me with the wedding timeline, coordinating with other vendors, assist with lighting set-up and camera equipment, they may assist in shooting during the ceremony. I will determine if an assistant is needed based on the wedding timeline and or details of a wedding. There is no additional fee if I require an assistant.
Do you hold wedding dates?
Inquires are noted on my calendar in pencil (i'm old school). The date is only marked booked when the booking fee is paid and a contract is signed. If i receieve an additional inquiry, I will contact you immediately, and request you respond within 24 hours to complete the booking process, otherwise the date is marked available. I don't mean to sound cut throat, but as a business owner I like to respond to emails immediately.
Do you provide videography?
I can certainly recommend great videographers, I am not one!
Do you offer engagement sessions?
Absolutely! I highly recommend booking an engagement session. The session acts as a great inverview, you and your significant other get the opportunity to see what it's like working with me. It also helps as an icebreaker for the big day!
Do you have insurance?
YES, I do. Please let me know at least 30 days in advance if your venue needs documentation.
Can you provide a certificate of insurance to my venue?
Yes, I can certainly provide one. I ask for a 30 day notice that one is required so that I may request/obtain a copy from my insurance provider.
Still have questions?
I am happy to chat with you! No question is a stupid question ( I sound like my mom-ah). It's impossible to compile a list that answers everything. Contact Mary!
How do you stay on top of your craft?
It's a constant thing! I am always researching new lighting techniques, workflow improvements, and watching great youtube videos on editing. I am currently enrolled in The Wedding School which is for wedding photographers. I am also a business student at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Do you have a favorite photographer?
Yes, Susan Stripling is one of my favorites. I also love Jasmine Star, and The Hons (they were my wedding photographers).
Do you have a studio or office to meet your clients?
I have a home office and because I'm an on-location photographer I don't have a need for a studio (this could change). I meet clients for coffee and sometimes wine. Starbucks is my main go to. I earn so many starbucks stars this way haha- I should buy stock! Let's meet for coffee- my treat!
I recieved a quote a few months ago, do you still honor the price?
To lock in pricing it's important that you book proposals/contracts are valid for 10 days. I update my pricing every 6 months as the cost of goods/vendors/seasons/ availability/products/features/etc. change. It's important that you book when a quote or contract is provided.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes, I offer AdventHealth employees a 15% discount. You must have a valid ID (yes, it will be checked).
What is different about Mary Fosk Photography?
Our client satisfaction is very important to us, we are transparant and find it very important to review the contract together. An informed client is a happy client.