frequently asked questions
Q: WHAT KIND OF CLIENT DO YOU WORK WITH?
A: My clients value photography. They make it a priority. They don't just stand still and smile pretty for the camera—they're willing to push boundaries, test limits, explore new places. Oh, and most important of all? They're head-over-heels in love, and they're not afraid to show it.
Q: ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?
A: Yes. Yep. 100%. Absolutely. Tell me where you wanna shoot, and I'll be there.
Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU BOOK?
A: I book weddings up to 18 months in advance. For all sessions other than weddings, I don't book on Saturdays any farther than two months in advance.
Q: HOW DO WE OFFICIALLY RESERVE OUR DATE?
A: For weddings, I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee up front, with the remaining 50% due 30 days before the wedding. For all other sessions I require a signed contract and a 50% retainer fee up front, with the remaining 50% due before the start of your session.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER?
A: Not usually. I shoot 75% of my weddings without one, and I feel 100% confident doing so. However, if you want that little extra bit of reassurance, you got it.
Q: DO YOU TAKE PICTURES NONSTOP DURING THE WEDDING DAY?
A: Nope. And you don't want me to. When I show up to shoot a wedding, I'm always looking for the best shots. I watch what's happening, and I remember what's already happened. My eyes are always open and observing, and I shoot only when the best shots have presented themselves. I could walk around all day clicking away and looking super busy, but that's not beneficial to either of us.
Q: DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AT SOME POINT?
A: Please and thank you! No one wants a photographer running around half starved and exhausted. I always take a 30(ish) minute break during the reception to eat, rest, and refuel.
Q: WILL YOU HELP US IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS?
A: Oh sweet thing. Absolutely. My job is so much more than just showing up and shooting. There's work that goes into it beforehand, and work that goes into it afterward, and I'm available to you all along the way.
Q: WHAT IF I'M REAL BAD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?
A: Don't you fret. I'm good at what I do, and I've done it a lot. All you have to do is show up, trust me, and relax. I'll take care of the rest.
Q: WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOS?
A: Wedding clients will receive their online gallery of images 3-6 weeks after the event, and portrait clients will receive their online gallery 2-3 weeks after the event.
Q: ARE YOU INSURED?
Q: DO YOU HAVE BACKUP GEAR?
Katie Jewell Photography is based in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and is available for travel nationwide.
Wedding Photographer // Elopement Photographer // Engagement Photographer // Portrait Photographer // Destination Photographer
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