Frequently Asked Questions
Yep- you guessed it! I don't have allll the answers, but I have most of them! Here's a few FAQ's that past brides have had!
Do you charge travel expenses?
I don’t charge an extra fee for travel, but I do require my clients to take care of the necessities like flights, rental cars and lodging. I take care of the rest! When it comes to the flights and rental cars, I will book those myself and provide you with a receipt as well as add it into your invoice! Of course I won’t be flying first class & promise to be logical when it comes to these things!
When it comes to destinations that are within driving distance for me, I do charge an additional $50 per hour for any destination 2+ hours away from 76656.
Do you require a deposit?
I require a 1/2 down nonrefundable retainer to hold your wedding date on my calendar, and the rest is due no later than 2 weeks prior to the wedding. If you are interested in a payment plan, I will do my best to accommodate your wishes! Payment plans consist of up to 3 separate payments.
When will we get our photos?
THIS is so important! On average I shoot around 2,000+ images per wedding. I go through your wedding images and handpick the best images that I see fit, and I hand edit each image. Please allow me 6-8 weeks of creative time to complete your wedding gallery. My contract states that within busy months (September-January) your galleries may take 8-12 weeks. I know that seems like a long time- but don’t worry! I send 40-50 edited images for a sneak peak within 48 hours of your wedding day!
What type of images will I receive?
You will receive an online gallery of edited images! My contract states that I will deliver no less than 50 images per hour of shooting time! These images will be hand picked for your wedding gallery by me as well as professionally edited.
Are you able to photoshop my physical appearance?
I am a real life and natural light photographer. I only use photoshop for the necessities. My contract states that blemishes and obvious distractions will be removed from photos, but I will not alter a person’s physical appearance. Thank you for understanding.
Who owns the photos?
The copyright belongs to Madi Wagner Photography. Within your final gallery will be an electronic print release so that you may print your photos. For print articles such as magazines I do require that the ad be run by me to make sure there is proper photo credentials credited. My wedding contract states that your photos may be used for advertisement purposes and shared on my social medias.
How are you going to be sure to cover our entire wedding day? Won't there be a lot going on for one person to handle?
I shoot 80% of my weddings on my own, however I do have a list of reliable second shooters that I can hire and bring along if you choose to add one onto your package or choose my top package which already includes a second shooter! The list of second shooters that I have I have worked with before and we work well together! I create a customized timeline for your wedding day 1-2 weeks out that will include every little detail that will happen on your special day so that I am sure to be present before anything important happens that needs to be captured! No worries- we come prepared to capture alllllll the details and we won't miss a thing!