Frequently Asked Questions

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Where are you located? 

I’m based in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Serving New York, Philadelphia, Cape May, and beyond. 

 

What services do you offer?

I specialize in engagement, weddings, and portrait photography and as a full service studio, we offer custom heirloom albums and product design.

 

What is the significance of the consultation?

As this is a business transaction, I do like to conduct business face-to-face at an our initial consultation, as we want to get to know you and what you want for your wedding day. The initial consultation is free of charge.

 

What styles of weddings do you photograph?

I’m open to photographing all types of weddings, yet my style of photography truly compliments private country clubs, historic and private estates, mansions, manors, inns, vineyards/winery’s, and farms. 

 

Do you carry insurance and liability insurance?

Yes! I would be more than happy to provide your wedding venue with a copy of my insurance.

 

What kind of equipment do you use?

I use Nikon professional grade equipment and just a few of my favorite things in my camera bag include:  

Nikon D750 DSLR (2)

Nikon F100 (Film camera)

Nikon Zoom‑Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon F ‑ 24mm‑70mm F/2.8

Nikon Nikkor Lens for Nikon F ‑ 50mm F/1.4

Nikon Nikkor Lens 85mm f/1.8G

Nikon Micro‑Nikkor Macro Lens for Nikon F ‑ 105mm ‑ F/2.8

Nikon SB-910 Speed light 

Quantum Turbo 3

Yongnuo YN600II YN600L Pro LED Video Lights (2)

Think Tank Airport International Version 3.0

 

Do you have a second photographer?

Yes! All wedding collections include two photographers to ensure that your collection is well documented. 

 

How far in advance can I book?

Weddings are booked 12-15 months in advance. 

Engagement and portrait sessions are booked 6 months in advance. 

Reveal and ordering sessions are booked 10 weeks in advance.

All appointments are made at the time of booking. 

 

What is your turn around time after our reveal and ordering session?

Our turn around time is 10 weeks. 

 

Do you offer rush delivery services?

Yes! We do offer a rush delivery service on all heirloom collections.

 

Do your collections include digital files?

Yes! All collections include high resolution digital files provided in a gallery. 

 

Do you have a travel fee?

There is no travel fee for weddings or portraits sessions within 40 miles from my NJ studio. If your wedding exceeds this, I will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover travel expenses. 

 

Can I purchase the raw files?

No. We do not provide clients with original raw files. I only deliver images that are custom edited to my brand recognition and delivered in High Resolution JPEGs.

 

Do we get all of the photos taken?

All of the images that I deliver are hand selected and are of the best quality. I promise that you do not want every single photo that I take because included in that are photos where people’s eyes are closed, guests are blinking or sneezing, images are out of focus, duplicates of the same exact photo, testing the lighting, etc. With that being said, I will not deprive you any beautiful heirlooms and restrict you to the amount of images provided.

 

Who holds the copyright to my images?

You will be granted full-printing rights to your images with your digital proofing gallery with a digital print release. The digital print release grants you to 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 to sell them for advertisement/profit (magazine, book, wedding blog, etc.) or re-edit them without my permission and knowledge.

 

What if my location requires a photo permit or fee? 

Clients are solely responsible for all entrance access fees and photography permits at any of their locations unless otherwise arranged and scheduled properly with Michelle Behre Photography. This is the clients responsibility to make sure all fees and permits are taken care of prior to their scheduled session.