Flory Photo

Client Resources

Client Resources

FAQ’s

How loudly can we print “Yes!”? A quality coordinator can make the difference between a great wedding and a lot of unnecessary costs and work for your friends and family. If price is a hurdle, consider hiring someone just for the day of the wedding.

The answer is a big yes. We’ve shot weddings from Oregon to New Jersey, Hawaii to London, South Carolina to Mexico, and of course all over California. We love to travel, so let’s talk destination weddings!

If we’re flying to the wedding, we require airfare for 2 and lodging for 2 nights, and a rental car. Please inquire about specifics.

We’ve shot 1-hour city hall elopements and sprawling 3-day events, but the average wedding requires about 6 to 8 hours of coverage.

We usually start 2 or 3 hours before the ceremony and stay up to an hour into the open dancing. The typical total is about 6 to 8 hours for the entire wedding day.

Great question. About half of the couples we photograph choose not to see one another. If you dream of seeing each other for the first time walking down the aisle, not a problem—we’ll plan the photo session accordingly and get plenty of getting-ready shots on both sides.

That said, all of our clients who do choose to see each other say it was one of their best wedding-day decisions. It’s a really intimate moment, and one that can really set you at ease. There isn’t much chance to say “Wow, you look wonderful” in front of all your guests at the ceremony.

Another benefit is that we can capture most of the formal photos before the ceremony, which means more time for you mingling with guests and enjoying your cocktail hour. That’s particularly important if you’re having a sunset wedding—we’ll get the best of the natural light beforehand.

It’s a terrific time for us to start working together and learn more about our styles. The pictures of the two of you are a pretty nice side benefit as well.

Well, do you like to dress up, or are you more casual? I always tell clients to wear what they’re comfortable in. Some people even have some fun with it by going for a vintage look or even a Mad Men theme.

Props are always fun at an engagement session. We’ve had clients bring balloons, umbrellas—you name it. Let us know if you need some ideas, and there are always plenty of tips on the wedding blogs we reference.

We accept cash, checks, and all forms of Credit Cards. Please note there is a 3% service charge for credit cards.

1. Book us.

2. Fill out the cleverly titled “Now that you have booked us” form.

3. If engagement photos are part of the plan, make sure you book that session at least 1 month before you’ll need them for save-the-dates, invitations, websites, and so on.

4. 2 months before the wedding, set up a time to talk with us on the phone to go over timelines and wedding-day details.

5. Final balance is due 1 month before wedding day.

6. Wedding day!

7. The night-of-wedding slideshow that is shown at reception is posted online. Great for those who couldn’t be there.

8. 4-8 weeks after wedding, all images are available online and DVDs are delivered.

9. 8+ weeks after wedding, submit must-have photos and other favorites for inclusion in your wedding album.

10. 2–4 weeks after submission, we’ll have proofs ready for you.

11. Upon approval of proofs, expect your album in 6–8 weeks.

We are proud to offer both Cypress Albums www.cypressalbums.com and Good Stock good-stock.com.

Costco and other discount printers definitely serve a purpose, but the quality of their printing doesn’t even come close to ours. Please let us show you a comparison print.

There are lots of great options out there, but our recommendation is to work with a graphic designer to create a custom look for your wedding. Our favorite? Abbie from Passing Notes, but we also like Card Girl and Hello Lucky. And keep an eye on our blogs for other suggestions.

The slideshow we present at the reception—about 100–150 images—will be posted online before most of your guests get back to their hotel rooms. The entire photo set is delivered 4–8 weeks after your wedding day.

Why take chances? We bring a backup for every camera, lens and battery.

We’ll store 9 (nine!) copies of your photos in various stages while we work with them, and 3 copies after delivery. Need more technical details? Call us—we love to geek out and talk shop.

We carry a 1 million dollar general liability policy. Let us know if you need a certificate of insurance.

We strongly recommend talking to your insurance agent about a day of policy for your wedding. If you want to take it a step further, check out WedSafe.

We take about 4000–6000 photographs for a 6–8 hour wedding, then pick the best images of each moment, person, and detail of the day—around 500 photos—for the Complete Slideshow. Out of that set we choose our favorite 150–200 highlights for the Best-of Slideshow that is presented at the reception.

You’ll receive high-resolution DVDs of all 4000–6000 images, plus a high-resolution and web-ready copy of the 400–600 photos from the Complete Slideshow.

  • NATURAL LIGHT At Flory Photo we thrive off using as much natural lighting as possible. It is hands down what is best for photos.
  • Light on the makeup: It is absolutely untrue that you need super heavy makeup on your wedding day. If you are used to that look, then rock it. If you are used to a more minimal amount of makeup, you can rock that too. You definetely want to elevate your everyday look for the special occasion, but you don’t need to go overboard. The most important thing is that you feel like you.
  • Shadows at the ceremony sight: We cannot stress enough how important it is that you are either entirely in the shade, or entirely in the sun. The most uncorrectable lighting situation we come across is when the bride and groom are either half in the shade of a gazebo or their are splotches of light on the faces of the bride and groom.
  • I always highly recommend having a wedding dress that you can move around in and walk in. I love taking photos that show movement and life in them and it makes it difficult when you are in a dress that you can’t move around in.
  • I always love when couples have props for either their engagement session or wedding. Think of something fun like cool glasses or a stylish umbrella. You might even incorporate some jewelry into some of the photos. For this area I highly recommend reading through the blogs mentioned below as they all showcase items that can spark an idea.

If you have a question that you don’t see the answer to here be sure to contact us.

BLOGS THAT WE LOVE

VENDORS THAT WE LOVE

  • Taste Catering: Trust me when taste is exactly what you are going to want to do with this food.  So scrumptious!
  • Katie Powers: So the only bummer (but actually kinda positive) is you can only taste Katie’s perfect food if you get married at the Headland Center for the Arts. Lucky for you the Headlands is a AMAZING wedding and event venue. We love it SO SO SO much.

  • Curtis Nemetz Productions: There are few vendors that make us better Photographers but that is exactly what Curtis does. We love working with Curtis as we always feel like the weddings that we do together are a collaboration of creative minds.
  • Cana VP: Ben Potter is amazing and we just worked a wedding with him at San Francisco City Hall. Check out the video on our about page.
  • Bliss: Kristen is an amazing artist and her and her team create beautiful pieces of art.

  • Passing Notes: Abbie is the best. She did all of the custom work for Julie and Matt’s wedding. I highly recommend working with her to create amazing custom pieces for your wedding.
  • Card Girl: They produced the stunning maps for Adrienne and Jake’s wedding
  • Hello Lucky