Rachel Marie Photography

Texas Fine Art Wedding and Portrait Photographer


I would like you to shoot my wedding, how do I start the process? Reach me via my contact page along with your wedding date and venue, if secured. I can respond by email or phone. If possible, I would like to meet you both in person so you can get to know your future photographer and can ask me everything you need. Once you’ve decided to choose me as your photographer, I will send a contract for you to sign and and return with a deposit. After that, you can check “find a photographer” off your wedding to-do list.

 How much do I need for a retainer? I require a 25% initial retainer and the rest of the fee to be paid two weeks (14days) before the wedding day.

 When should we do the wedding portraits? This is mostly up to you, but usually a couple of hours before the ceremony or immediately following the ceremony. Shooting before the ceremony allows you to check one more thing off the day’s to-do list early on and, more importantly, to afford you and the wedding party a chance to enjoy the cocktail hour and mingle with your guests. Shooting after the ceremony, depending on the time, could allow you to take advantage of the setting sun and its softer light.

 Do you shoot in B&W? Since I shoot digital, this allows me to decide after the fact whether I want to process the image in B&W or Color. However, I generally shoot the image with a color preference in mind based on what I am seeing.

What about the the vintage look? There are countless ways to edit a photo. Some may appeal to one couple, while not to another. If you see a particular style you like, please let me know, and I will do my best to accommodate.

 When will I get to see my wedding photos? Your photos will generally be ready within 4-6 weeks following the wedding. I go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day and processing each of them with individual attention. Of course I do post a sneak peak the day after on Facebook ;)

 Do you offer albums? Yes. I offer custom-designed 8x8, 10x10, and 12x12, linen or leather cover, hardbound coffee-table books along with a selection of other products.

Who chooses the photographs in the album? I offer you a chance to pick a selection of photos that you must have in the album. This can be anywhere from 0 to the entire album. However, I do advise that you let me choose the majority of the photos for the album since I will use my best judgment to select the best and more relevant photos to tell the story of your wedding day. One of the top reasons, couples often times say they haven’t ordered the albums from their photographers is because they haven’t gotten around to choosing the pictures for the album.