Where are you based and do you travel?
I'm currently based out of Jacksonville, NC, and YES I absolutely travel. I LOVE to travel and will gladly travel to you!!
I am ready to book! What's the next step?
Yay I cannot wait to work with you!! For weddings/elopements, I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee to book your date. The final payment is due one week before your wedding. For sessions, I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee to book your date. The final payment is due two days before your session.
My fiancé and I are awkward in front of the camera, can you still make us look good?
YES 100%! Most people feel that way in front of the camera, so firstly, know you're not alone! I shoot people by giving prompts in attempts of catching you more natural looking, rather than awkward posing, and simply directing you when needed. Just remember, it is MY job to make you look good! You just have to show up and be excited to capture these memories, and leave the rest up to me.
What if I don't have a specific location in mind of where I want to get photos done?
Try to think of someplace that's special to you and your fiancé, whether that's a hiking trail, a restaurant, a park that you always take your dogs to, or your favorite date night spot. Your photos should be about YOU and your relationship! But if you need some ideas, I have a few ideas up my sleeve. Just reach out!
We want our photos taken/to get married in a national park. Do we need a permit?
Yes because it's the right thing to do. That permit supports the national park and keeps the park beautiful for more people to enjoy in the future. Permits can be attained online. They'll ask for the location, an estimate of people that will be present, and the time frame. Plus, with a permit, you'll avoid a fine or a crowd, etc.
Is there anywhere you won't travel to?
Nope! I'll go wherever you want to take your pictures for your wedding/bridals/engagement/session photos.
What do your travel fees include?
It includes gas money or my plane ticket depending on the location, potential permits needed depending on the location, and 2 nights in a hotel for domestic travel if it's out-of-state or 3 nights for international travel.
Can we share your photos?
HECK YA! I only ask that you tag me on Facebook (Emily Bean Photos) or @emmbean_photography on Instagram. If you have a website, please credit me and put a link to my website (this one!).
What is Leave No Trace? Will we also have to follow LNT principles?
Leave No Trace is an environmentally-conscious organization to keep nature wild so that we can continue to explore the great outdoors for years to come. You can read more about LNT here. And yes, I have a clause in my contract about following LNT principles, so everyone is held accountable.
Have more questions not answered here? Feel free to reach out! I'm more than happy to answer all your questions you may have.