Q:
How about proofs and enlargements?

A:

The number of proofs you receive for your photography is determined by the package you purchase.  The packages are designed to generally cover the amount of photography needed for the amount of time included in the package.  This is true for our Complete Wedding Packages, Photography Only Wedding Packages and our Portrait Photography Packages.  Please review the packages carefully and book the package appropriate to your wedding or event.  If you need to discuss exactly what will be included, please speak with us ahead of time to make sure you book enough time for your event. For Weddings, additional Photography time is possible at a cost per additional hour. Overtime hours can be added to your package if necessary; however it is best to plan for this ahead of time.  Overtime hours include additional proofs for that hour, and the rates can be found on the standard price list or by calling our office. We'll be happy to go over all this information with you ahead of time.

Depending on the season, it takes about two-three weeks for us to get the proofs to you.  Many times it is earlier than this.  If you are local, we can arrange a meeting to deliver your proofs/proof portfolio book to you; otherwise we will mail them by US Priority Mail to the address indicated on the contract.  Be sure to keep us updated of any address changes.

Your proofs are photographs provided to you from your wedding, portrait or other photography session.  These proofs are provided so that you may select your enlargements and reprints from our online store, they are not considered final prints.  If a proof is not perfect, don’t worry, we will make any corrections before printing your enlargements or reprints.  If you have questions about a proof, please ask us. 

Proofs from our Premium Wedding Photography Packages are individual 4x5 prints and do have the studio name printed on the bottom front and copyright information on the back.  However, you would also have a choice to receive your Premium Package Wedding Proofs in the form of a Custom Bound Proof Portfolio Book.  Value package, wedding package, and portrait proofs are printed in an 8.5x11 custom bound portfolio book, with (6) six proofs per page, and a customized cover designed from selected photo(s). The proof book itself becomes a keepsake album of the entire event.  All proofs are protected under Federal Copyright Laws.  Proofs are yours to keep.  Your proofs are also provided to you for online viewing through our online Galleries.  We also own our online Storefront, so that you may have easy access to share your proofs with Family/Friends, and to ordering enlargements and/or reprints no matter where you are located in the world.  Because we provide our clients with an online Store, your family and friends will also be able to place their own orders without going through you to do so.

A Custom Bound proof portfolio is a bound book of our proofs, with 4-6 proofs printed to a page, and includes a custom designed cover.  The proof book itself becomes a keepsake album of the entire event.  Each Cover is custom designed from your wedding day photography and will have your last names, date and location of your ceremony.

Instructions on ordering enlargements will be included with your proofs.  We have a safe and secure online shopping cart.  If you prefer not to order online, please send an email to whitesandsweddings@yahoo.com, and we will total your order and send an invoice either through Email or US mail.  Payment is due upon receipt of the invoice and prior to printing and shipment of your enlargements.

Enlargements and reprints should be ready within two weeks after you get the order to us. This may vary due to the fact that our professional lab may be extremely busy during peak times (Wedding season and Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays), and we may also have a heavier workload than usual during those time periods.  We will process enlargement orders in the order received, and payment received.  If your order includes an album, we try to have these in stock, but because these are so varied due to enlargement sizes, etc., we may have to order the album, and this will take some extra time to get the shipment from the manufacturer.

No shipping charges are added to ship your proofs, or your enlargements included with your package. Any additional orders placed separately will incur a standard $8.00 shipping/handling charge.  This standard shipping/handling charge is subject to change without notice due to increased rates from the US Postal Service. Orders are shipped by US Priority Mail, and some orders may be insured and require a signature upon receipt.