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Frequently Asked Questions

How long have you been a wedding photographer?
I photographed my  first wedding in the beginning of 2009. Since then I have photographed over one hundred weddings in the state of Georgia!

Do you photograph families/children/babies?
No, I am no longer able to fit everyday sessions into my busy schedule. I currently focus my business on weddings, engagements, and senior portraits. However from time to time I host mini sessions! I always post these on Facebook, so be sure and “like” my page to get in on that!

Do you offer prints and products?
Yes! From the modest 4×6 to a gorgeous 20×30 canvas to custom designed cards, I offer a wide range of photographic prints and products including stunning wedding albums and beautiful photo books. Please contact me for a price list.

What equipment/camera/lenses do you use?
I shoot with two Canon DSLRs and a variety of Canon/Sigma lenses. I have two 580EX II flash units and I LOVE them! All of my photographs are taken using the RAW file format, which allows for the greatest possible image quality and post processing flexibility.

What is your editing process like? What software/filters/actions do you use?
I shoot completely manual and the importance of nailing the exposure the first time is important, however, I shoot in RAW to correct the white balance in post-processing and to retain all the extra information stored in a RAW file. I use Photo Mechanic, Lightroom and Photoshop. I use VSCO and Replichrome actions for the most part. I prefer for pictures to look crisp and vibrant, colorful, natural so I don’t use a lot of trendy filters or strange effects. Images should stand the test of time!

How far will you travel for weddings?
Currently I am not traveling further than about 85 miles from Habersham county Georgia.

How many photos do you get from a wedding coverage?
Typically I deliver an average of 65 images per contracted hour.

Do we get edited digital copies of our images?
Yes, all of my image collections include high resolution digital negatives, which allow you to create prints either at home or at your local camera store. While Katie Rivers Photography retains all copyrights to the images, a personal use license is included with your disc allowing you to create as many prints as you’d like and post your images on Facebook to your heart’s content!

How long does it take for the images to be finished and ready for viewing after my wedding?
My typical turnaround time for wedding imagery is 3-6 weeks. However I always post a few sneak peeks to my Facebook page! When images are ready, the disc is mailed out and you’ll also have access to an online gallery you can share with friends and family and easily order prints from.

Do you shoot from a shot list?
No. I ask my clients to please provide family names and wedding party names and any special shots out of the ordinary they would like, but otherwise, I have it locked down and we don’t need to worry about making a monotonous checklist of pictures!

Do you include a second photographer?
You may add a second shooter to your wedding coverage a la carte but the base photographic coverage I offer is one photographer only.

Do you have any online reviews I can read?
Yes! There are 40+ reviews from my brides and grooms you can read right here.

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes. Katie Rivers Photography is a licensed business with full liability insurance! Many venues require this insurance on photographers.

How do I book you for my wedding?
I require a deposit of $400 and your autograph on the dotted line. After that, I’m all yours!