What kind of packages do you offer?
My packages start at $6,900 with most of my clients booking a package between $9,000 and $10,000.
I can customize my packages to meet my clients' needs exactly.
How do I pay?
I accept cash, check or credit. 50% of your balance is due at the time of booking as a non-refundable retainer and the other 50% is due a week before the wedding.
Is Adam Nyholt available for our wedding date?
We book up fast. If you're interested in my wedding photography, please don't procrastinate! If multiple couples are interested in the same wedding date, the first to sign a contract and provide the 50% retainer will reserve the date.
When do I schedule my bridal and engagement sessions?
I usually schedule engagement sessions at least 6 months out from the wedding. Bridal portraits should be taken at least 2 months before the wedding. This allows plenty of time to have a bridal portrait in time for the big day. I typically am available for portrait sessions Monday through Wednesday with some evening availability as well (those spots book up fast!). Depending on the time of year and the location, I prefer to take engagement portraits in the late afternoon/early evening and bridal portraits in the early afternoon.
What should I wear for my engagement session?
My advice for clothing is to wear something that is very "you" but not too casual. Just a little dressier version of what you would normally wear. For example, something you would wear if you were going out to a trendy restaurant with friends on a Friday night. Feel free to bring an outfit to change into, if you want to change it up a little bit. Just one is fine-- we usually don't have time for more than one outfit change. Also, make sure the two of you are not too matchy-matchy. Instead pick outfits that will blend well. You definitely want to avoid solid white, and clothes with overly busy patterns (eg. fine pin stripes).
What kinds of products do you offer?
I take great pride in the quality of my products. I offer top-notch quality albums and prints in a variety of styles to meet everyone's needs. In particular, I offer popular flush-mount albums and premium quality hand-mounted Queensberry albums. For more information about Queensberry albums, click here.
Do you travel for engagement sessions?
Yes! I really enjoy shooting in locations that are special for each couple and I love getting to discover and capture new places, while having a blast with my clients. Travel fees apply. Ask for details.
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Yes! Who doesn't love a vacation? In all seriousness though, I do love to travel. I enjoy the challenge of shooting in a new location and the opportunity to spend more time with the couple and wedding party. Destination weddings offer a bit more flexibility and give me even more time to get some great shots. Contact me for a custom travel quote.
Do you recommend having more than one photographer?
I definitely recommend having an additional photographer for weddings with 250 + guests. This allows me to focus more on the bride and groom while my associate captures other things happening in the crowd.
How will I get the best wedding day photos?
Good question! First of all, the most important thing you can do is RELAX and enjoy your wedding day! The more fun you let yourself have, the more fun and excitement you'll see in the photos! My goal is for us to get to know each other before the wedding so that on the wedding day you'll feel comfortable around me, and I'll know how to capture your personalities in the camera. Make sure you plan on taking engagement portraits with me because that is a great chance to warm up to each other, and afterwards we'll go out to dinner to talk about anything NOT wedding related. :) Another tip: if you don't have a planner, or at least a wedding-day coordinator, seriously consider hiring one. The less you have to worry about who and what needs to be where and when, the more relaxed you'll be. Also, when planning your day, leave in plenty of "fluff" time, because things will go wrong, and if nothing goes wrong, then you'll have time to chill and not be so rushed!
Communicate with me! We'll be asking you questions as the big day approaches so we can be prepared; answer the questions thoroughly and let me know if you plan on doing something special or out of the ordinary. And my last piece of advice.... take all the group shots and formals BEFORE the ceremony! Yes, I know it means breaking tradition, but plan to have a "first look" moment (more on that below) and you won't regret it! The pictures we can take when we have time and daylight before the ceremony are a million times better than those we have to cram in between the ceremony and reception. Just think about it for me, ok? :)
How many weddings do you shoot in a weekend?
I only shoot one wedding per Saturday and occasionally shoot a Friday or Sunday wedding as well.
Do you recommend seeing each other before the wedding?
Yes! If a bride and groom choose to see each other before the ceremony, we usually have an intimate 'first look.' Often times the expressions we capture during the first look are better than those we would capture walking down the aisle. After the first look, we'll take some time to capture some really awesome portraits of the bride and groom and the bridal party,usually while it's still daylight. This also cuts down on the time spent taking portraits after the ceremony with family. Though it's not for everyone, the 'first look' is definitely a great opportunity for some really great photos.
What is your approach for the day of the wedding?
My goal when shooting your wedding is to blend in -- to be part of the crowd. I unobtrusively capture things as they happen so that when I create your album I can tell your story -- not with contrived poses and fake smiles but real emotions and spontaneous moments captured forever... a fleeting glance, an outburst of laughter-- all the little things that make your wedding day so unique. My style is more than just "photojournalistic"-- it is real and raw, but also creative and emotional. It's a unique blend of "this is how we looked" and "this is how we FELT”.
How much time do you require for formal shots after the ceremony?
20-30 minutes is a safe estimate, but this can take more time depending on the formal shots you've requested.
How long does it take to get my photos?
2 to 3 weeks for pictures from your portrait sessions. 3-4 weeks for wedding photos. For each portrait session and after the wedding, we'll have a proofing session at the studio. This allows you to see your photos on my large TV and choose which prints you'd like to order.
Do I choose the images for my wedding album?
Yes and no. :) After you have your proofing session, I will put together a pre-design of your album and send you an online proof. At our album ordering session we will review the first draft and make changes right there on the spot. The goal is to leave with your album perfected and approved and ready to order!
Do I get a CD with all my images?
I include a high resolution CD with every album purchase. Your contract will grant you a limited copyright release, meaning you can print them, put them online, or use them for any type of personal use.
How long does it generally take to get my wedding album?
From the time you approve the album design and we place the order, it will take 4-6 weeks to receive your album.