Frequently Asked Questions!
How will I receive my images / what is your turnaround time for the complete gallery?
You will receive your images via a high-resolution online gallery. If your package includes a custom USB drive, you will also receive a copy of them on the flash drive. Wedding gallery turn around is 2-3 days for SNEAK PEEKS and 3-6 weeks for full gallery.
What should I expect? What do we wear for our engagement session? We have never done professional photos before so I'm worried we will be awkward!
First off, I am STOKED you chose me to capture your first professional photos!! I am not a huge fan of "posed" photos, so expect a lot of movement, real laughs and true emotions. I promise by the end of the session you'll be saying "Wow, that wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was going to be!" As far as what to wear, I send all my clients a "what to wear" guide via email, but if you want to do your own thing, you do you!!
Do you travel for weddings What about engagement shoots?
DESTINATION WEDDINGS? YES PLEASE! We are located in Jupiter, FL but are willing to travel anywhere to capture your special day! We put together destination travel wedding packages with our clients individually to see what works best for all of us, so it varies by needs.
As far as engagement sessions, we tend to stay local, or at least within an hour driving distance. Especially during wedding season, as most of our weekends are booked with weddings, so we can only do engagement sessions during the week nights (or sunrise, which is always EPIC). But always ask!! You never know what our schedule looks like.
Do all weddings come with a second shooter? What about engagement sessions?
YES! Every single wedding package includes a second shooter. Engagement sessions are usually just me (Sam), but occasionally if it is a new location and he is available, my husband David (second shooter) will come as well! Photography is my full time job, my husband has his own full time job in Wealth Management so photography is his weekend side gig.
How would you describe your style? Where are your favorite places to shoot?
Ah, I love this questions and get it often. My style is true to color, with an artsy flair. You will never see an orange skin tone from me, it's one of my biggest pet peeves. For engagement sessions/couples, I love any and all places, but I definitely gravitate towards the ocean and anywhere with tons of greenery and tropical foliage. But I also really love incorporating personal touches that represent YOU! So I tend to ask my clients the same question about location and we kind of go from there to tie it all together.
For weddings, I always plan the spots/timing for the BEST lighting. We always try for the best spots that your venue has to offer, but if they don't have what you are looking for, we can hopefully find someplace close by!
Do you ever offer special promotions or deals?
Sure do!! I have my constant deal of 10% off all wedding packages for current Military, Police, Firefighters & Paramedic/EMT.
I occasionally do random giveaways and promotions on my IG: @samanthafarmerphotography, so you'll have to follow me there to find out ;)
Do you offer photo albums or prints? How do I order them?
Yay! I'm so glad you asked, because I LOVE when my clients print their work. I offer many options for prints in my shop that is directly linked to your gallery! It's so simple and it is all in one place. I use a high quality print shop used my many other professional photographers. I highly recommend going through my shop for prints vs. CVS, Shutterfly, places like that. I say this because they sometimes are not true to color and your photos won't print the way they look on your gallery! If you want a photo album, I custom design each one and send you proofs which you will approve and then it is sent to the lab to be made!
Digital photos are super convenient to have, especially this day in age, but what happens when your hard drive crashes, your phone falls in the ocean, or I no longer have your photos on file because your wedding was 10+ years ago? It's an amazing keepsake, and an amazing backup ;)
How do I secure my date and finalize booking with you?
Suuuuper simple!! I write up a digital contract with all the fun details, you read it and fill in what I need from you, you sign and send me the retainer required for your session (which will be stated on the contract)! Once I receive the retainer, I countersign the contract and it is official! From there we can plan your engagement shoot if you booked one and go from there! :)