General FAQ's

HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES AFTER MY SESSION OR WEDDING DAY?


To add a newAll your final images will be delivered via an online personalized gallery for you. From within this gallery you’re able to download all of your images straight to your computer or mobile device. This gallery will be live for 90 days after your wedding date.




CAN I ADD ON AN ENGAGEMENT OR BRIDAL SESSION AFTER I’VE ALREADY SIGNED MY CONTRACT?


YES! You’re always welcome to add additional sessions at any time, so just send me a message with what you’d like to add. Please note that add on sessions will be billed seperately from your wedding contract if they were not originally included.




HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE AFTER MY SESSION OR WEDDING?


I will cull out (or delete) test shots and duplicates or anything that would waste your time. I do like to include as many photos as I can, even ones that aren't personal favorites because I know those shots tell the story of your wedding day. I love to include bloopers, too! A typical wedding ends up with about 150 images or more.




WILL I RECEIVE EVERY SINGLE SHOT YOU TAKE ON MY WEDDING DAY?


No, you won’t, and trust me, you do not even want them all! I will go through and pick out the best of the best that represent the story of your day best. Blurry or too dark shots will be removed, so when your gallery arrives, it only holds the best images possible from your wedding day.




WHY DO WE HAVE TO FILL OUT QUESTIONNAIRES REPEATING WHAT WE’VE ALREADY TALKED TO YOU ABOUT?


Funny you should ask, actually! I love to get to know each of my couples personally, but sometimes, with 25+ couples, the details get a little jumbled. I love to have these personal details about you and your love story written down so I can go back and reference them before your sessions and wedding day.




HOW DO WE GET OUR WEDDING PUBLISHED?


I’m so glad you asked! I love seeing our clients and real weddings published, and I love that you want that for your day too! The easiest way to get published is two-fold. First, be sure to fill out your ‘Wedding Vendor Questionnaire’ completely when it’s sent to your inbox a month before your wedding date. The more information I have about your vendors, the best chance of getting your wedding featured. And secondly, be sure to book a healthy 8 hours on your wedding day so we have enough time to document every little thing!




DO I HAVE TO ORDER PRINTS FROM MY GALLERY THROUGH TLP OR CAN I DOWNLOAD MY IMAGES AND PRINT THEM WHERE I PLEASE?


You’re absolutely welcome to download your images and have them printed at the location of your choice. Just remember, Tracy Lynn Photography is not responsible for the quality (or lack thereof) of products or services of any print labs




HOW DO I MAKE TRACY A SUPER HAPPY PHOTOGRAPHER?


Well, you see, I’ve got just the thing for this one! It’s pretty easy, actually. Just be sure to share all over your social media when I posts either a sneak peek into your day or a blog post featuring your images! Easy peasy, right? Just click that share button any time your images are shared, and that will result in a very happy photographer! ;)




WHAT IF I HAVE A WHOLE PINTEREST BOARD OF POSES AND EXACT IMAGES I WANT TO REPLICATE DURING MY SESSIONS OR WEDDING DAY?


That's great and I will totally support your requests for favorite posts! Whatever is going to give you what you want to see in your final images. I want us (you, your partner, families, wedding party and myself) to also keep it "real" and genuine too! Often times, the unposed in the moment shots end up being some of the best ones!





 
 

Engagement FAQ's

WHAT IS A BRIDAL SESSION?


A bridal session is a special one-on-one session with just me and the bride that is all about her! This session is meant to document in every way possible the bride and her gown and details, and many brides order a canvas along with this session to display at their reception. You absolutely do not have to have a bridal session, but if you’re looking for a way to make your experience just a bit more special, this is a perfect way to extend the celebration.




CAN WE TRAVEL FOR MY BRIDAL SESSION?


Absolutely!! I LOVE to travel and explore new locations, so if you have an idea for a location outside of the area, let’s do it! 60 miles of complimentary round tip travel come with your session’s investment, and additional travel above 60 miles will be billed at .52$ a mile.




HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE MY BRIDAL PHOTOS ARE READY FOR US TO SEE?


All sessions will be finalized and edited within 3 weeks or less from your session’s date.




WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY BRIDAL SESSION?


You will need to schedule your bridal 8 weeks and no later than weeks before your wedding date to ensure your images are ready and you can have a canvas or prints done in time!




WILL MY DRESS GET DIRTY DURING MY BRIDAL SESSION?


I sure hope not, but for my part I do everything I can to help you to not get your dress dirty during your bridal session, but I encourage you to schedule your last cleaning and steaming of your gown to be after your bridal session just in case.




DO I NEED PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR THE BRIDAL SESSION?


Yes, you do! I encourage you to have the same vendors working on your day help you with your bridal portraits so you and them can have a trial run before your wedding.




DO I NEED A BOUQUET FOR MY BRIDAL PORTRAITS?


Yes, you will need one! Though I can take your bridal portraits without any florals, there’s nothing like a gorgeous bouquet to complete your bridal look for these forever photos.




CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME FOR MY SESSION?


Oh, honey, YES!! I recommend bringing at least one woman you want to celebrate with! Great ideas for this would be your mom or your Maid of Honor.





Bridal FAQ's

WHAT IS A BRIDAL SESSION?


A bridal session is a special one-on-one session with just me and the bride that is all about her! This session is meant to document in every way possible the bride and her gown and details, and many brides order a canvas along with this session to display at their reception. You absolutely do not have to have a bridal session, but if you’re looking for a way to make your experience just a bit more special, this is a perfect way to extend the celebration.




CAN WE TRAVEL FOR MY BRIDAL SESSION?


Absolutely!! I LOVE to travel and explore new locations, so if you have an idea for a location outside of the area, let’s do it! 60 miles of complimentary round tip travel come with your session’s investment, and additional travel above 60 miles will be billed at .52$ a mile.




HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE MY BRIDAL PHOTOS ARE READY FOR US TO SEE?


All sessions will be finalized and edited within 3 weeks or less from your session’s date.




WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY BRIDAL SESSION?


You will need to schedule your bridal 8 weeks and no later than weeks before your wedding date to ensure your images are ready and you can have a canvas or prints done in time!




WILL MY DRESS GET DIRTY DURING MY BRIDAL SESSION?


I sure hope not, but for my part I do everything I can to help you to not get your dress dirty during your bridal session, but I encourage you to schedule your last cleaning and steaming of your gown to be after your bridal session just in case.




DO I NEED PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR THE BRIDAL SESSION?


Yes, you do! I encourage you to have the same vendors working on your day help you with your bridal portraits so you and them can have a trial run before your wedding.




DO I NEED A BOUQUET FOR MY BRIDAL PORTRAITS?


Yes, you will need one! Though I can take your bridal portraits without any florals, there’s nothing like a gorgeous bouquet to complete your bridal look for these forever photos.




CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME FOR MY SESSION?


Oh, honey, YES!! I recommend bringing at least one woman you want to celebrate with! Great ideas for this would be your mom or your Maid of Honor.





 
 

Wedding Day FAQ's

HOW MUCH TIME DOES USUALLY TAKE FOR PHOTOS AFTER THE CEREMONY?


Usually family formal portraits, full wedding party portraits, and the couples portraits will take exactly an hour to complete after the ceremony if none of those images were scheduled and taken ahead of time.




WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK, EXACTLY?


Ah, one of my favorite questions! A First Look is when the couple opts to see each other before the ceremony for a variety of reasons. The main reason is so the couple can enjoy their reveal moment to each other in an intimate and personal way, instead of that moment happening in front of hundreds of family and friends. A First Look before the ceremony also allows me to capture all of your portraits as a couple and full wedding party together, thus eliminating the need for those shots AND family shots after the ceremony. This will also aide in getting you to the reception faster!




HOW MANY FAMILY SHOT REQUESTS CAN I SEND YOU?


You’re welcome to send as many requests as you have when that question comes up in your questionnaire set, but remember, the more you request, the longer it will be between your ceremony and reception entrance and the more of your booked hours you are using.




SO, SHOULD WE HAVE A FIRST LOOK?


Okay, so get this. First Look equals getting to the party faster. Not only will you receive more photos of you two together as a couple, but you’ll also get all of that craziness out of the way before the ceremony so you can get right to the reception. 5 Reasons To Do a First Look is in the Fives section of the wedding page (in a slide about half way down the page)




CAN WE TRAVEL FROM LOCATION TO LOCATION DURING OUR WEDDING DAY?


Yes, you’re absolutely welcome to have different locations for getting ready, the ceremony, and the reception, but we recommend staying in one place for your day. IF we need to travel between locations, the travel time will count towards your continuous wedding day coverage.




WILL YOU EAT AT THE WEDDING?


Yes, I am human so I do need to eat and hydrate to keep going. Aside from catching a quick 10 or so minute breather & water/snack break every now and then, my assistant and I will find a spot to grab a bite to eat during the reception, but only after all of the main reception activities are over and before the grand exit. Don’t worry, grabbing a few bites of your food will not make me miss anything!




WHAT IF IT RAINS ON MY WEDDING DAY?


If it rains on your wedding day, do not fret! Many rainy wedding days have survived, and the I am ready to handle these adjustments. I will be in contact with you the days leading up to the wedding to help you plan and adjust to with the weather but please know that bad weather can have an impact the quality of your images but that is out of my control.




HOW LONG WILL IT BE AFTER MY WEDDING DAY UNTIL I SEE MY IMAGES?


You will receive a teaser of a handful of select images soon after your wedding. Your full collection of wedding day images will be completed and uploaded into your gallery within 6 to 8 weeks from your wedding date. Depending on my schedule, they could even be delivered before that, you never know!! ;)




CAN I ADD ON MORE TIME TO MY WEDDING DAY’S TIMELINE IF I NEED TO?


Yes, you’re absolutely welcome to add on additional hours to your wedding day’s timeline! If you make this decision ahead of time, just shoot me an email, and I will make that adjustment for your and update your invoice. If it is something that comes up the day of, any additional hours will be due before your images can be delivered.




WHY DO YOU NEED SO MUCH TIME BEFORE THE CEREMONY FOR PHOTOS?


For almost every wedding timeline, please account for at least 3 to 4 hours of photography coverage before the ceremony to cover documenting your details, you getting ready, the wedding party’s portraits, the venue and ceremony location, and any of your special requests. Though it may seem unnecessary, when you see how your gallery tells the story of your day from start to finish, you’ll be so glad started photography coverage so early!