Frequently Asked Questions

HOW DO I BOOK MY DATE?​

Payments can currently be made via check and retainer can be also be paid via PayPal or Venmo. Beginning July 2018, I require a signed contract and non-refundable retainer fee to book your date for all weddings and portrait sessions. A lot of couples book their wedding dates during the complementary consultation and just pay with a check in person.

DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?

Yes, I do! After the non refundable retainer fee is paid, you can pay as much or as little as you like per month. Payment amounts can be determined by the paying party, however the total payment is due in full 2-4 weeks before the wedding date and prior to all portrait sessions. There is a $50 fee for all returned checks.

WHAT IS A FULL DAY OF COVERAGE?

Full day wedding coverage is from getting ready before the ceremony to open dancing at the reception.

WHO WILL BE YOUR SECOND SHOOTER / ASSISTANT?

Just as you are trusting me with your big day, I only have select second shooters that work with me. Officially starting in 2019, my husband joined me as my second shooter (he covers the grooms side and details very well). In the event my husband cannot cover a wedding with me, I have other second shooters who will work with me and they are experienced wedding photographers also.

DO YOU OFFER VIDEOGRAPHY SERVICES?

Currently, I don't. But fear not, my husband is extremely enthusiastic about adding that to wedding packages and as an a la carte option! You might see us grabbing short video clips of details It's our hope to readily offer videography services by fall 2020. It's already closer than we think! Meanwhile, I do know some pretty amazing videographers if you're wanting to hire one.

WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK?

Everyone either wants to be a June bride or wants the gorgeous colors of fall as their backdrop. I would advise getting in touch with your desired photographer as soon as possible so you don't miss out. Wanting a milestone session? Touch base with me as soon as you can and we will get you booked so you make sure you get the date you desire.

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

I started out years ago as a hobbyist with a Canon and have stuck with that brand ever since. I carry two bodies and multiple lenses to my weddings and sessions.

WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

I have portrait and engagement sessions delivered within 2-3 weeks. Due to the intricacy of wedding photography, I allow for 6-8 weeks.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I GET?

Weddings average 30-60 mages per hour, but this number also depends on the details and size of your wedding. If your wedding package includes a second shooter that adds addition images as well! Portrait sessions include 25-60 images depending on the size of your group. 

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Why yes, traveling is my favorite! I travel up to 30 miles for weddings and sessions. Other arrangements will have to be made for further travel. Please ask me about traveling for your destination session or wedding!

WHAT IF WE CANCEL OR CHANGE OUR WEDDING / SESSION DATE?

The retainer is still non refundable in the event of a cancelation, however I am more than happy to transfer your contract and retainer to a new date if one is available.

WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR TO OUR PORTRAIT / ENGAGEMENT SESSION?

Lucky you, this is not a problem at all! Here's a link to my latest style blog and since I do this a lot, you're welcome you to consult with me if you still aren't sure!

HOW CAN I GET PRINTS OR PRINT PRODUCTS?

I'm so glad you asked! I started offering gorgeous, professional, deep matte prints in Spring 2018. You are not required to purchase prints or products from me, but I'll tell you it's worth the investment! In 2019, both deep matte and gloss options will be available as well as canvas products! You can download the print product list HERE!

I NEED HELP FINDING VENDORS, DO YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS?

Absolutely! I'm all about helping out businesses I've worked with and people I know are the best! Check out my Preferred Vendor list HERE! Downloadable PDF coming soon!

Shayna Johnson is a Benton, KY based wedding and portrait photographer.

johnson.shaynaj@gmail.com