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WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

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I'm currently based in Virginia Beach, Virginia and serve Hampton Roads, Richmond, Williamsburg, Northern VA, Charlottesville, & Beyond. I have another home of residence in Frederick, MD where I serve the Maryland area and Northern Virginia weddings.

DO YOU HAVE A TRAVEL FEE?

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There is no travel fee for weddings or engagement sessions within 60 miles from my VA, MD or NJ office. If your wedding or locations exceeds this, I will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover my travel expenses.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK?

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I typically book weddings 15-20 months in advanced. Occasionally I will book weddings last minute if I still have availability left. To guarantee wedding dates, it’s always best to inquire once you know your wedding date.

WHAT GEAR DO YOU SHOOT WITH? 

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I’m a CANON girl! I use only full frame professional Canon bodies along with professional quality L lenses. (2) Canon EOS R6, EOS 1v (35mm Film camera), Pentax 645N (Medium Format Film camera). Canon 70-200mm, 135mm, 100mm Macro, 85mm, 50mm, 35mm, 24mm. (5) Canon 600EX-RT Speedlight Flashes.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

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Yes, I'm fully insured and I would be happy to provide your wedding venue or your engagement session location with a copy of my insurance!

WHO IS YOUR SECOND SHOOTER?

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All 2nd shooters are hand selected by me. They are all working professional photographers in my photography community with similar shooting styles, level of shooting experience, gear and whom I know very well.

CAN I REMOVE THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

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Since these sessions are complimentary gifts with the wedding experience, they cannot be substituted or deducted for any amount of money. I offer these as apart of the wedding experience because I believe they truly make a big difference in the overall quality of your wedding photos. This time is so valuable since it allows me to get to know you, see how you both connect with each other, practice posing and make sure you're comfortable being in front of the camera before the wedding day. If you had a session done prior with another photographer I still strongly encourage having an session done with your wedding photographer. 

DO YOU DELIVER ANY BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS?

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I duplicate a handful of images into black and white. However sometimes if your church has very harsh overhead lighting, color casting or your DJ/venue is using lots of colored lights or flashing spot lights, sometimes I will deliver certain images into black and white in light of those situations.

WHO HOLDS THE COPYRIGHT?

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You will be granted full-printing rights with your images with your online gallery and you can print them anywhere, as many times as you’d wish, and share your images with whoever you would like. The full copyright does remain with me, meaning, you cannot submit your images for publication or sell them for advertisement/profit (magazine, book, wedding blog, etc.) or re-edit them without my permission and knowledge.

CAN I HAVE THE RAW FILES? 

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No can do sorry! You're paying me to produce art, and editing is half of that job! I only deliver images that are fully custom edited in High Resolution JPEG. 

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?

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While I don't have an exact magic number of images that I deliver since every wedding varies in hourly wedding coverage, amount of details and size. However on average I deliver about 120 images per hour of shooting and you can expect about 100-1500 images in your wedding gallery and 150 for your engagement gallery.

WHAT IF MY LOCATION REQUIRES A PERMIT?

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Most gardens, parks, and historical sites, will require some type of photography permit or fee for engagement sessions. Clients are held solely responsible for any entrance access fees or permits at any of their locations unless otherwise arranged with Christy Nicole Photography. This is the clients responsibility to make sure all fees and permits are taken care of prior to their scheduled session.

DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

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Yes! I LOVE to traveling for weddings! I've shot destination weddings in and out of the country, including. a number of weddings in Iceland. Please inquire for destination pricing!

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