Floral by Al Dellinger, 2000 AD
Seeing Southern Photography
Your Wedding Storyteller
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Len and I are honored to be considered as your storyteller.
You'll be making so many decisions about your big day; let's keep this one simple.
We only book a select number of weddings per season and popular dates fill up quickly.
BOOKING SELECT DATES FOR 2021 & 2022.
Use the CONTACT US page on the website for inquiry.
Intimate Wedding Collection
Up to four hours continuous wedding day coverage
Day-of-timeline planning, including all coverage, portraits and groupings
No travel fees within 100 miles of Athens, Ga.
All images delivered via a password protected, online gallery
Personal Print Release
Add-on engagement session available
Storyteller Wedding Collection
Complimentary engagement session at the location of your choice
Up to 10 hours continuous wedding day coverage
All engagement/wedding images delivered via a password protected online gallery (engagement, approximately 3-4 weeks; wedding, approximately 4-6 weeks)
Personal Print Release
20% discount on printing with our professional lab
Heirloom Wedding Collection
All-inclusive of the Storyteller Wedding Collection, plus our Little Black Box, an embossed 11 x 14 black folio containing 20-mounted prints
Destination Wedding Collection (world-wide)
For our all-inclusive package (whether an elopement or planned wedding, world-wide) which includes all travel, three-to four days coverage, a formal bridal session, an engagement session, wedding day coverage, plus post wedding session, contact us today. This includes all the perks in the Heirloom Wedding Collection.
*Pricing begins at $1,250. Contact us immediately to inquire about your date.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should we hire you as our wedding photographer?
Len and I have big shoulders. In fact, we've been told we are quite the linebackers in certain situations. We hope you won't need us in that capacity, but we will be there with you every step of the way. We'll work on that timeline months before your wedding, and tell you if it will work or not. If not, we'll tweak until it will. We'll hem your pants, walk your dog, carry your tissue and treat you like family. Building relationships is paramount to what we do.
What does your pricing cover?
Basically, everything you see above and more. We'll help you construct your timeline so that everything goes smoothly. We don't charge a travel fee unless you're over 100 miles from our home; and then, we only ask for a hotel room after the wedding. If you're having a destination wedding (and we so HOPE you do), we have pricing for that as well. We'll be glad to share that with you, too. Simply send us an email.
How many weddings do you shoot each year?
We only book a small number of weddings each year. We believe in giving you our best, and if we are slammed with weddings, we can't. We provide your day the time and attention necessary to tell your unique story.
Do you have a second photographer?
Well there's two of us, so yes, there's a second photographer! No matter who you choose, always hire a photographer that is willing to have a second shooter.
Do you edit the images?
Yes. Every. Single. One.
Do you have an assistant?
On occasion, we do hire an assistant to help with larger weddings.
Where do you live and how far will you travel?
We're just outside of Athens, Georgia, in a small community called Farmington. Although most of our work takes place in the southeast, we adore destination weddings and hope that a destination wedding is in your future. We are comfortable traveling and have no problems traveling with the gear we need. For a destination wedding, we add a supplement to the existing two packages. The client will be responsible for travel expenses (airfare, hotel, rental car, etc.) We bill that at the end; we will book what we need (with your approval) and add this to the final invoice. If you want us there a week, we'll be there a week. For a four-day weekend, we'll be there for that. The package pricing is the same, but you'll receive coverage during our entire stay with you.
Do you offer videography?
No, we don't. We believe in doing one thing and one thing well, stills.
When will I receive my images?
For an engagement session, the average delivery is at 4 weeks. A wedding will be delivered within 6 weeks. The digital images will be released via a password protected gallery. Once you receive the email, they are yours to download and share.
Are my images watermarked?
No, they are not. You'll see sneak on Facebook and Instagram and those will be watermarked for image protection.
How many pictures will we receive?
Every wedding is different, so that answer is different. It depends upon hours of coverage, type of events, reception, etc.
Do we get the copyright of the images?
Copyright simply means that we created the images and we "own" the copyright. You own the images and have the right to print and share your images. As creator, Seeing Southern Photography will always own copyright.
Can we have the RAW files?
We never release raw or unedited files.
What if we don't really want an engagement session? Can we have a discount?
We offer a complimentary engagement session to all couples who book their wedding day. It is something we add as a gift; it is not something you have purchased. Plus, an engagement session lets us get to know you and that's invaluable on the wedding day.
I would love to hire you, but I have a friend who will shoot our wedding for free.
These situations rarely work out. Wouldn't you rather have a committed photographer (bound by contract and money) that will be at your wedding no matter what? Don't you want your friend to enjoy your wedding? It's simply one less thing to worry about. And if your friend pulls the plug weeks before the wedding, chances are professionals are already booked. Don't get in that situation.
How soon should I book you?
As soon as you get engaged and set the date, book the venue and the photographer. Those are the first to be booked. We do not hold dates. We have shot in a location where two weddings are going on simultaneously (yes, and wow), but it's rare. Be sure. Get the date you want. If you're in the South and you want October, book now - even two years out.
Do you take payments or set up a payment schedule?
We require a $1,000 deposit to reserve the date. The balance is due 30 days before the wedding. If you are in need of a payment schedule, let us know. We'll work something out. Also, keep in mind that the wedding must be paid in full before the wedding day. If not, we will photograph the wedding; we wouldn't not be there. However, you will not receive any images until your account is paid in full.
*A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 plus signed contract is required to secure date. Balance to be paid 30 days prior to wedding date. An additional cost of $50 will be added to final balance if engagement session is more than 50 miles from Farmington; no travel cost for weddings. Contact us for all pricing plus our unique destination wedding package.