WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES?
You finally sat down to get your wedding put together; but so few photographers have their pricing available. No problem - I got you. Learn more about me, the way I approach weddings, and of course, pricing, all in a handsome little booklet. Click the button below.
Tell me all about it!
If you're inquiring about a wedding and you already know a few basics, I'd love to hear about them! A venue or general location and a date is the most helpful, and also whether you're planning an elopement or a bigger wedding.
If you're inquiring about an engagement session or something similar, locations you might have in mind are good to know as well as dates you're considering.
What camera gear do you use?
How do you backup photos?
I believe any artist can tell a story using even the cheapest gear, but nice equipment definitely matters when it matters. That said, I shoot exclusively with Leica. For the camera nerds out there, I use three Leica SL2-S mirrorless bodies, Leica APO prime lenses, and a Leica Q2. No amount of money could buy better cameras to photograph your wedding than these.
One thing that separates experienced photographers from newcomers is the likelihood of losing photos. I always shoot with two high-quality SD cards in each camera that both get written to separately. Then each card is imported to two separate databases, and everything is backed up to two separate clouds. The world could burn and your photos will still be around.
Do I need a second photographer?
I think a second photographer is super helpful in three specific instances, and any other time it's not only unnecessary for my method of photographing weddings, but a great way to save on the photo budget and also free me up to focus and do my best work rather than manage a crew . The three instances they're helpful are... 1) if you're each getting ready at different locations and there's no way to work the schedule to let me get to both getting ready locations; 2) it's a winter wedding, you're not doing a first look, and we need to get a ton of photos done between the ceremony and sunset; and 3) you want to take a lot of family photos and photos of you two during cocktail hour, but also want full cocktail hour coverage, but even this can be worked around by making cocktail hour a little longer.
Why don't you charge for travel?
When can I expect my photos?
I don't charge travel fees for wedding packages. Period. USA, worldwide, where ever. Why? Simply this - I love traveling and value it more than a few hundred bucks in added travel fees. It doesn't mean I'll take every opportunity to photograph a wedding far away - I also love sleeping in my own bed after a wedding - but it's one of the best things when travel and photos intersect.
It depends on the time of year, but overall, about 8 weeks. I have a two-week turnaround option in the price book you can order. I try to send a few previews within a week or so if time permits, depending on the workload and the season. It's less time in the winter, and in the fall can sometimes creep into 9 weeks for big weddings, but this is really rare.
BRANDON SCOTT PHOTO CO.
Big Sur wedding and elopement photographer, based in Monterey and Carmel, telling stories all over the world.
No travel fees. Leica. Whiskey.
P.O. Box 223381
Carmel, CAlifornia 93922