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    •   Pricing And Packages

      Q: What are your prices on wedding photography?
      Prices start at $1395. All of our wedding photography prices are posted on our website http://www.classicphotographers.com/pricing/ so you don’t have to spend time going on endless meetings with wedding Photographers just to find out if you can afford their photography packages!

      Q: How much is the deposit to register with Classic Photographers ?
      We have a low $99 initial deposit, followed by simple monthly payments!

      Q: Is there a travel charge?
      No, as long as your wedding is in our coverage area.

      Q: How many hours of coverage do I need?
      If everything is in one place you may need as little as 5 hours to cover your wedding day:

      • Preparation photo’s – 1 hour before the wedding
      • Ceremony photo’s – 1 hour or less
      • Cocktail hour photo’s 1 hour– this is when we take all the formal portraits.
      • Reception – 2-3 hours into the reception should get you past the cake cutting. After the cake cutting the opportunity for professional photos decreases and the food is getting cleared from the tables, people are drinking taking off their ties and shoes. The older guest may be going home as well as the brides make up does not look as good six hours ago
      • If you want to add more time after you register you can do it before the wedding or on the day of the wedding. The photographer is not allowed to leave if the bride asks them to stay. Additional hours are billed at $150 per hour and must be paid before the wedding images are released to the bride.

      Q: How do I know which packages is right for me?
      You can fill out this survey and you will get some recommendations based on your answers: https://fa150.infusionsoft.com/app/form/tellusmoreaboutyourwedding .

      Q: Do I have to schedule a consultation to get the specials posted online?
      No. You can register right on the website: http://classicphotographers.com/pricing/
      Just click “view special” or “book now” & fill out the form on the package you want.

      Q: When I decide to register with Classic Photographers how do I pay for my wedding photography and wedding albums?
      Our most popular method of payment for your wedding photography is the interest free payment plan. You put $99 down the day you decide you want to book our wedding photography services. We will reserve the specific wedding photographer on your wedding photography agreement for that date, you can then pay the balance of your wedding photography package in equal monthly installments, from the time of booking until the month of the wedding. You also have the option to pay in full if you would like to get it out of the way!

      Q: If I do down payment of $99 today, will you refund my money if a photographer(s) are not available?
      The online system is connected to the calendar for all the photographers it will not allow your $99 deposit to process if we have no coverage for that date. You will get a list of photographers to chose from within 24 hours of signing up.

      Q: What is your rate for Just an Engagement session (We do not need a wedding photographer) ?
      We only offer the engagement session as part of a photography package not alone. All of our wedding photography packages & prices are posted on our website http://www.classicphotographers.com/pricing/ .

      Q: What if I don’t want the Engagement session?
      You can delete the engagement session and save $100 off the package price or add an additional hour of photography to your wedding day.

      Q: How much is an album if I add it after the wedding?
      You do save money by booking a package with an album upfront if you add it after the wedding it would be as follows:

      • 8×8 16 side album $300
      • 8×10 16 side album $400
      • 10×10 16 side album $500

      All of our albums include custom wedding album design services. Each of our designs are created custom for your wedding with unlimited revisions on the design.

      Q: Can I add a parent album to my package ?
      Yes you can add a parent album to any package with a square wedding album 8×8 10×10 & 12×12 you can not add a parent album to any pack-age with a 8×10 wedding album.

      How much is a parent album (clone)?
      You can add a parent album for the follow prices the parent album must be the same amount of sides as the brides album and must be printed at the same time as the brides album:

      • 8×8 16 side Parent album for $199
      • 8×8 20 side Parent album for $229
      • 8×8 30 side Parent album for $249

      Q: Does the Just Photography Package include and album?
      No it doesn’t but if you are interested you can add an album to any package.

    •   Photographer Availability

      Q: How do I chose my photographer?
      Fill out the the availability links: http://www.classicphotographers.com/availability/
      We will send you a list of who is open for your wedding based on wedding date & location within 24 to 48 hours.

      Q: Do I get to pick the photographer with the all packages?
      Yes you get to pick your lead photographer with all of our packages. You do not have to worry about choosing the second! The second shooter will come with the first. It will be a photographer that the featured Photographer works with all of the time. This way you get a cohesive team.
      – We do have a promotion ending at the end of this Month that would give you a 2nd Photographer free!

      Q: How many Photographers come with the photography packages?
      Two photographers are always an option, however most packages come with one.
      – We do have a promotion ending at the end of this Month that would give you a 2nd Photographer free!

      Q: Do the photographers shoot more than one wedding in a day?
      No, the only shoot one wedding a day that way if you decide to add an hour at the end of your time you can just ask them to stay and we will bill you later.

      Q: What happens if we need the photographer to stay longer?
      At the end of your time they will say “your time is up in 15 minutes, if you feel we got everything we can get going or if you would like us to stay Classic will bill you”.
      * They are not allowed to leave if you ask them to stay.

      Q: What States do you offer wedding photography in?
      Classic Photographers offers wedding photography nationwide!

      Q: Do I get the reprint rights with any package or only certain ones?
      Yes, the Digital Reprint Rights to all images provided via digital download and are delivered within 30 days of the wedding. We edit every image and deliver it to you in a high resolution format.

      Q: Will our photographers follow a shot list?
      Yes, we will have you fill out a wedding day worksheet asking for your choice of shots. We also have a standard list we try to capture. We also shoot photo-journalistically, so although we will get all of your requested shots, the rest of the day we try to capture candidly to tell the story of your day.

      Q: How come I can not view the galleries on my computer?
      The galleries don’t work well with some versions of Internet Explorer, however it almost always work with Google Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

      Q: Can you tell me how this works? Where do the photographers live? Do they travel from out of state to shoot the wedding ?
      We hire Photographers Nationwide, so any photographers we suggest to you live in the same general area as where they will be shooting your wedding. For example, if you live in Los Angeles California your photographer would live there also.

      Q: Could the two Photographers come at separate times?
      Generally, the Photographers come during the same time as they often travel together.

      Q: Which Photographer is your favorite in my area?
      We have several employees that work very closely with our photographers, if you would like our recommendation feel free to reach out & we would be more than happy to give you suggestions. However, if you don’t have a list of photographers open for your wedding date yet, fill out the the availability link: http://www.classicphotographers.com/availability/ and we will send you a list of who is open for your wedding based on your wedding date & location within 24 to 48 hours with some recommendations.

      Q: What kind of equipment is used by the Photographers ?
      Every Photographer has their own preference with there equipment as they are artists and all have their own tools. We do require full frame DSLR cameras and high speed flash. Two camera bodies per photographer & everything is shot digitally in RAW format. They are professional Photographers with professional equipment.

      Q: What will the Photographers/Videographer wear?
      They will come dressed professionally in black or dark colors.

    •   Features & Benefits

      Q :What does the most basic photography package include?
      All of our packages induce the following:

      • High Resolution Digital Reprint Rights to all edited images
      • Unlimited Locations
      • Unlimited photo’s taken through out the day
      • You always choose your Certified Lead Photographer
      • Licensed and insured – All of our photographers are licensed and insured
      • Award winning photography: WeddingWire 2016 Couples’ Choice Awards, The Knot 2016 Best of Weddings, Perfect Wedding Guide 2016 Preferred Vendor & The Knot 2017 Best of Weddings
      • Online Proofing Gallery (All pictures posted within 30 Days)
      • Guaranteed best price *
      • 24/7 back up service – Classic Photographers has a 24/7 emergency back up service so there will be a photographer at your wedding
      • Low monthly Payment Plan (Interest Free)
      • Reserve for a low down payment of $99

      Q: Do I get the reprint rights with any package or only certain ones?
      Yes Digital Reprint Rights to All images with every package provided via digital download delivered within 30 days of the wedding. We edit every image and deliver it to you in a high resolution format.

      Q: How long is the engagement session?
      This is a one hour session you can extend the session for as long as you like for a cost of $150 per additional hour.

      Q: How long does it take to get the images after the engagement session?
      Your engagement pictures will be available for online viewing 30 days after the engagement session & you will get a link to your digital download within 30 days of the shoot date.

      Q: What happens if the wedding photographer of my choice with becomes ill or unavailable due to emergency?
      At Classic Photographers we have a 24/7 emergency back up service so there will be a photographer at your wedding. It doesn’t happen very often that our brides need to use this service, but you have the peace of mind on your wedding day that it’s there if you need it.

      Q: When do we get to see our wedding pictures?
      Your wedding pictures will be available for online viewing 30 days after the wedding date & you will get a link to your digital download within 30 days.

      Q: Will we receive the .raw file images from the photographers?
      You will receive all of the digital reprint rights to all of your pictures in high resolution JPEG format. Although we shoot in .raw it will be delivered to you in JPEG. We deliver every image edited.

      Q: Will the photos be retouched and is that done before we see the proofs?
      Yes, we edit every image. See above.

      Q: How many pictures will I get?
      Depending on the amount of hours shot, and how the day goes, most weddings will see between 500 and 800 pictures from their day. We do not limit the amount taken or delivered.

      Q: Do you shoot in black and white, or just color?
      All of our images are shot in color, but you can easily request the photos to match your particular preference within our online ordering system. Prior to placing an order, you can preview any image in black and white with no charge! Additionally, all of your high-resolution digital negatives will be delivered to you after the wedding, and you are more than welcome to request additional editing effects!

      Q: “Our wedding is outside and the reception will be at night. Our DJ will have lighting, do your photographers have experience shooting in those environments?”
      Absolutely. Our photographers are prepared to deal with all types of lighting at any wedding!

      Do you have a Facebook page?
      Yes! https://www.facebook.com/Classic-Photographers-232525583427882/timeline/

      Q: Do you have any reviews?
      Yes, you can find our reviews at:

      WeddingWire: http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/classic-photographers/ca7e5e9211538bed.html

      The Knot: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/classic-photographers-manchester-nh-971900

      Q: Do you have a referral program?
      Yes! For every couple you refer to us that book us for their wedding, we will give you a $200 print credit to use after the wedding.

      Q: How long have you been in business?
      We have been in business since 1991.

      Q: Do you have insurance?
      Yes we have over $1 million in liability insurance. All venues require this.

    •   I Signed Up, What's Next

      Q: When will I have my engagement session?
      You will get a engagement session survey to fill out in your email, please do not schedule engagement session more than 6 weeks out. Please give us a list of six dates both you and your fiancé are available for an engagement shoot. Please understand that due to the nature of wedding photography, weekends are a popular time so Saturday’s are not open for engagement sessions.

      Please state the exact date and the day of the week, Example: Sunday, 11/6/2015. Once the survey is complete your photographer will email or call you to confirm the date, place & time.

      Q: What should I wear to the engagement session?
      We will send you an email a week before your engagement covering this information. However, if you would like to be super prepared, here is our advice:

      What to wear:
      The important thing to note is that what you wear should help enhance your best features, and make the focus be about you. You don’t want to wear anything too distracting.

      Do’s:
      Make this session special! Go for casual chic or something you are comfortable in. We don’t want you to feel uncomfortable, so please wear something that fits your personality—but spice it up. It will probably be a while before you get another chance to get all dressed up (except for your wedding—of course) for professional pictures, so please take this chance to bring out your Sunday’s best.
      – Coordinating outfits are great, but avoid getting too “matchy”. You can, instead, choose accessories that compliment each other. Wear colors that work well on you. Nothing that might wash out your complexion. Clean lines look really good (i.e. avoid bulky clothes).

      Things to avoid:
      Matching white tops. We want to avoid the “whiteboard” effect. Not to say that white tops look bad… but try to break up the white with some punch of color, through accessories. Also avoid busy prints or big logos, shiny fabric, or wearing something you wouldn’t normally wear. We can’t photoshop discomfort.

      Tips for great photos:
      Always get as close to your finance as you can, without squishing cheek. Squished faces don’t look good on anybody! When kissing for a picture, avoid fish kissing…you know the fish kiss…pouted lip against pouted lip—fish kisses do not look as good as relaxed lips in a kiss. It might not be the way you regularly kiss, but for the purposes of a great photo…relax those lips.

      Relax and have fun!

      If you are “camera shy” or hate the way your smile looks in pictures, practice laughing. I guarantee that it may start as a “fake” laugh, but quickly turns into a true smile/chuckle and it’s guaranteed to make your partner laugh as well. This method has been tried and proven. If you want to incorporate a lift or a dip in your shots, practice with the finance at home. Makes for a great night at home!

      Q: When will we be able to see our pictures?
      Your engagement pictures will be available for online viewing 30 days after the engagement session & your wedding pictures will be available for online viewing 30 days after the wedding date. You will be emailed a link to your gallery within those 30 days.

      Q: When would we be able to talk/meet with our photographers?
      The photographer will check in with you after booking. They will also call the week of the wedding to review your worksheet, all wedding details, and shot list so it is all fresh in their mind.

      Q: How soon before the wedding do I need to fill out the wedding day work sheet?
      No later than 60 days before you wedding if possible!

      Q: Will our photographers follow a shot list?
      Yes, we will have you fill out a wedding day worksheet asking for your choice of shots. We also have a standard list we try to capture. Remember that we shoot in a photojournalistic style, so although we will get all of your requested shots, the rest of the day we try to capture candidly to tell the story of your wedding day.

      Q: Do I need to feed the photographers?
      It is customary that you do feed the photographers, most venues have what’s called a vendor meal.

      One of the questions that will pop into your head as your wedding approaches is “to tip or not to tip”, so we did some research and compared numerous guides to give you the most reasonable list.

      Wedding Planner: 10% to 20% of fee
      Delivery/Set-Up Staff: $5 to $10 per person
      Photographer/Videographer: $50-$200 per vendor or 15% of fee
      Hair/Make-Up Artist: 15% to 20% of fee
      Transportation: 15% of fee
      Officiant: $50 to $100
      Musicians/Band: $15 to $20 per member or 15% of fee
      DJ: $25 to $150
      Reception/Catering Staff: 15% to 20% of fee

      Remember: Tipping is optional but it is always welcomed and shows that you appreciate all of the hard work that was put into making your wedding memorable.

      Q: My Venue requires an insurance certificate. Do you have insurance?
      Yes, we have over $1 million in liability insurance. If you get us the details of what they require at least two weeks before your event we can provide a written certificate if required.

    •   After The Wedding

      Q: How long after my wedding will I be able to view my wedding pictures?
      Your wedding photos remain active on our online service for 90 days.

      Q: Can my friends and family view the wedding pictures after the wedding?
      Yes! You can give your friends and family the link to view your wedding photos online.

      Q: What happens if my friends and family want to purchase wedding pictures?
      Using the link that we provide for your friends and family, they will be able to purchase the following wedding photography products online:

      • Wedding picture prints
      • Wedding portraits
      • Wedding albums
      • Canvas Prints
      • All wedding photography products can be purchased with a credit card, using our online service.

      Q: Do my friends and family have to buy pictures online or can I share the images with them?
      You can share the images with them, these are your photos and you may do what you would like with them because of the full reprint rights, we just offer a professional gallery service for convenience.

      Q: How do I purchase prints from the gallery?
      Watch this quick video: https://www.youtube.com/embed/8bhRK4UZ2Dc

      Q: How do I get my album after the wedding?
      Once your pictures are in your online gallery, you will chose the pictures you want in your album and our designers will get right to work. Don’t worry, the team here at Classic Photographers will walk you through the whole process!

      Q: I already had my wedding how do I download my wedding pictures from the gallery (zenfolio.com)?
      Locate the icons on the top of your image gallery (they should be to the upper right). The first button you will see says “Select Photos”, click on it. Once you click that button, you will see a new option pop up in the top left saying “Select: All | None”, also all of your images will have a small circle in the bottom left corner for you to select and deselect.

      To download the entire album, click that “Select: All” button and then click “Download” button in the upper right corner, this will download every single image in your gallery to your computer in a folder.

      If you decide you only want certain images from the gallery, you will simply click the small circle in the bottom left corner on every image thumbnail that you want downloaded, once you’ve gone through all of your pictures and are ready to download, scroll back up to the top of the page & click the “Download” button in the upper right corner. Only the images you selected will download to your computer in a folder.

      * These options do not work in Internet Explorer! You must be in Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox

      Q: I already had my wedding how do I order my album?
      We will reach out to you 3 weeks after your wedding day by email and walk you through the entire process of your album. Just be sure to keep an eye on your inbox!

      Q: How long will it take for me to get my wedding album design?
      During the design process of your album you will be sent a virtual preview a three weeks after placing album order. A link will be sent via email that will direct you to your album design. On the site you will be able to make comments on each album side/ page of any changes, revisions you would like made to your album design. Changes such as, Please move picture of cake from side 6 to side 8. Please make picture of a ceremony set up the background image on page 2, and also color correction such as “please make our first kiss image on page 2 a black and white image”. After each revision is submitted, the album design team will make revisions and you will be sent a link a via email when changes have been made. Each round of revisions takes 3 weeks. When there are no more revisions you may select the “approve my album” icon. This will send your album to final print and initiate shipping. Once the album is approved it will take 4 weeks to ship directly to you. Please update any address changes and anticipated address changes as soon as possible so the album does not ship to your old address.

      Q: Can I add a parent album to my package?
      Yes! You can add a parent album to any package, just contact us through email, phone, or live chat and we can add it for you.

      Q: How much is a parent album (clone)?
      You can add a parent album for the follow prices the parent album must be the same amount of sides as the brides album and must be printed at the same time as the brides album.

      • 8×8 16 side Parent album for $199
      • 8×8 20 side Parent album for $229
      • 8×8 30 side Parent album for $249

    •   DJ

      Q: Do you offer DJ services?
      Yes, we offer DJ services nationwide through http://www.classic-djs.com You get $100 off your DJ if you use us for both Photo & DJ prices are $995 (4 hours) $1395 (5 hours) & $1695 (6 hours).

    •   Videography

      Q: Does your company do Videography?
      Yes, we offer Videography services nationwide we have three packages $899, $1299 & $1599
      http://www.classicphotographers.com/classicvideography/videography-pricing.php

      Q: What areas do you cover for Video and DJ ?
      We offer video and DJ packages Nationwide

      Q: How long is the video?
      You can request the raw footage which is a long video. The edited video is about 15 to 25 minutes this is a thorough documentation of your day, featuring the ceremony, main reception events and dancing selections from the entire night! The video offers a complete photo journalistic representation of your wedding day that can be enjoyed in a short amount of time.

      Q: Why do you use a wireless microphone?
      In order to give your wedding the highest quality audio and video possible, we use a wireless microphone during the ceremony in order to perfectly capture your vows. This is attached to the groom. You can request not to use the wireless microphone, but keep in mind that this is the best way to capture your vows.

      Q Can we choose the song for our video?
      Yes, you can choose from a list of songs that we have the copyrights to. As we are a large company we have to abide by copyright laws, and can not sell you a product with a song we do not own the copyrights to or copyright free music.

      Q: What will the photographers/ videographer wear?
      They will come dressed professionally in black or dark colors.

    •   Hiring / Employment

      Q: How do I apply for a job as a photographer with this company?
      Please fill out the application: https://fa150.infusionsoft.com/app/form/photographerapplicationnew

      Q: How do I apply for the customer service representative position
      Click the following link and fill out the application: https://fa150.infusionsoft.com/app/form/customerserviceapplication

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    Photojournalistic Wedding Photography from Classic Photographers

    Have two photographers shoot your wedding!

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