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Frequently Asked Questions

How would you define your style?

My background is in photojournalism, so I'm more of a fly on the wall at weddings - picking up moments as they come along. During smaller, more intimate sessions, rxpect questions to get you talking, belly laughing, and snuggling. Whether you're loud and vibrant or quiet and cozy - I want YOU to shine through in your images. My editing style is film-inspired and true to life.

 

Where are you based? Are you willing to travel?

I am located in Cleveland, Ohio and happy to travel. Shoots within a 1 hour drive don't incur a travel fee. For those outside of that radius, travel fees can range from gas to airfare and lodging expenses. I pop around the country a few times a year, so shoot me an email if you want to see if I'll be in your neck of the woods!

 

 

Who is your ideal client?

I love clients that value photography and aren't afraid to try something different. I think that the relationship between the photographer and client can make a big impact on the images, so I'm always up for a brainstorming session and love to be kept in the loop on ideas, plans, and personalities so that we can capture all of the important details.

 

How long have you been doing this?

I got into photography in my high school darkroom, and then went onto OU to study visual communication before working as a photojournalist for 4 years. I officially started my business in the summer of 2016.

 

 

Do you have backups?

Short answer - yes. Long answer - I shoot on two cameras, both of which write data to two separate memory cards simultaneously. Once your images are shot, I back them up onto my personal hard drive, two external drives, and a cloud service. Photos are archived and kept for up to two years.

 

 

When will we receive our images?

Engagement and other smaller sessions are typically edited within two weeks. Weddings are delivered within eight weeks (usually much sooner).

How many images can we expect?

For shorter sessions, I guarantee 40 images - but generally deliver over 60. Weddings vary greatly depending on your coverage, but on average it's between 400-600 images altogether.

 

 

How will we receive our photos?

When your photos are edited you'll be emailed a link with a personal PIN code to download your images. The photos will remain live on the site for 60 days, but if for any reason you need photos after that just get in touch with me and I'll get them to you!

I structure my business so that digitals are prioritized, but I'm happy to give you recommendations for printing services and will happily organize and order an album for you for a flat rate.

 

Are you insured?

I hold general liability insurance for my business, which covers me and my contractors. All of my gear is insured as well.

 

 

What are your rates?

Weddings range depending on your needs for the day. Small, intimate gatherings start at $1500, while all-day, two photographer coverage averages around $3000.

 

 

Do you do video work as well?

I don't, but I've worked with Hitched Creative and recommend them to anyone looking for wedding videography.

 

 

I like what I see, now what?

Awesome, let's chat! Feel free to shoot me an email at kaitlyn@kaitlynbernauer.com or give me a call at 216-538-0852. I look forward to hearing from you!