Questions & Answers
You're getting married and you´re interested in a wedding reportage by Ivory Rose Photography? There is certainly something you want to know about us. Since we do not want to leave questions unanswered, here are some answers to frequently asked questions. If we could not satisfy your thirst for knowledge on this page, then write us an email via our contact form. We look forward to it!
Why do you do a wedding with two photographers?
As the saying goes, 4 eyes are better than 2!
We take pictures of your wedding from two different perspectives, so we can take care of all the important details of your big day. Two photographers mean that the bride and groom have their own photographer, and while you are with one of us at the pair shoot, the other is dedicated to your guests. On your wedding day there are many important moments that take place at the same time and are thus perfectly covered by two photographers.
The getting ready of the bride and groom usually takes place at the same time, sometimes at two different locations. Thus, it is impossible for a photographer to be in both places at the same time. The first look happens from two perspectives and should be dedicated to it. Moving in is one of the most important moments to remember in a wedding. Here, one of us focuses on the groom who is overwhelmed by the magical moment of his future bride. The second lens is dedicated to the brilliant arrival of the bride. Thus, we can capture all your emotions without disturbing the ceremony. In a ring exchange, the second photographer can capture the tears of joy of your guests.
The group photo is better and more efficient to coordinate with a large number of guests with two of us. So you do not have to wait long for everyone to smile well positioned in the camera. If you book our "Exclusive Family Portrait", one of us dedicates to the construction of the On Location Studio during the congratulations.
After the ceremony, one of us dedicates the congratulations and the other one can capture all the lovingly designed details of your table.
While taking pictures of couples, one of us will pay attention to whether the dress is sitting, the shine is powdered or amused while the second photographer focuses on the perfect picture. We also change at the PA and you get thus different views. Especially with a stressful daily routine, it is advantageous to have two of us with us, as sometimes there is not much time for PA and these therefore run much faster.
Brides and grooms also offer their guests the opportunity to benefit from their photographers. Thus, one of us is only available to your guests to make beautiful photos for the album.
As everywhere, the end product increases when you have less stress and have a second with you. We are a well-rehearsed team, each of us knows how the other works and where he is. Thus we can rely on each other.
As a couple we do not have to change our position between the important moments in order to get different perspectives. We can act very inconspicuously.
Can we also book just one of you?
Of course, we also offer the accompaniment of a wedding only by a photographer. Normally we accompany only short weddings alone. However, we know from years of experience which advantages it brings to accompany this great day of 2 photographers.
Do you also take photos abroad?
Yes, yes, yes and yes again. We will go wherever you choose to marry and look forward to sharing in your exciting journey.
Are there any travelcosts for a wedding abroad?
At weddings outside of Vienna, travel costs apply. If you announce our wedding location we are happy to provide you with information about the amount of the costs.
What about accommodation costs?
Accommodation costs may be incurred if your wedding location is a few hours away from Vienna and / or you have booked a full-day reportage. We want to be fresh, happy and cheerful on your wedding day, so we like to travel one day earlier if you want to go further.
When is the best time for a request and booking?
In any case, the motto here is: The early bird catches the worm or, in your case, the desired photographer. Due to the limited number of weekends that the summer has to offer and the fact that we offer both photo and video, we recommend that you contact the documentation of your wedding as soon as possible. If you still want to hear a number: then about 1 year in advance.
Are we meeting before the wedding?
Yes of course! We always meet with our newlyweds in advance and get to know each other. It is important that you gain confidence in us through a personal encounter and that we are on the same level as you. Only then can we record an authentic and natural wedding reportage for you. Besides, we are old hands in the wedding world and you can benefit from our tips we give you when discussing your wedding routine.
After your booking, we remain in contact. We will email you if there are changes in the process and we can also meet again shortly before the wedding on a café.
A personal meeting is not possible due to geographical conditions? No problem, thanks to the technology. We can skype, facetime or whatsapp.
Do you visit the location in advance?
Yes and no.
Since we already had a lot of weddings, we know some locations. We are happy to visit new locations in Vienna and the surrounding area. In principle, we always arrive at least one hour before the beginning of our report on your wedding day to prepare us and to look at the environment. We do not want to leave anything to chance. Thus, we can estimate on the day on the spot where we can take the best photos, since the light and the weather are always different.
Within the "All You Need" package and also within a wedding abroad we visit the Location in advance.
Which equipment do you use?
We use the latest and highest quality equipment from Canon. We mainly use very high-intensity fixed focal lengths, as they simply create the best picture optics.
Do you only do weddings?
We both have a sound photographic education and can cover many photographic areas with our knowledge. First and foremost we are wedding photographers, but we also photograph food, portraits, events, architecture ...
So if you are planning something different and are looking for a photographer, we look forward to hearing from you.
Is it possible to book you for less than 5 hours?
In the off-season from October to April, we also offer a "Mini Wedding Packages" from 3 hours. If you are getting married in the summer and you are not sure how long you would like to book, just ask us and we can discuss that with a good coffee. The same goes for short civil weddings.
What happens if a photographer gets sick?
We offer you a full replacement photographer. Since we are also a team of four photographers, one of us is usually free as a back up.
Is it possible to get the raws?
We do not sell our raws because we do not want to do our work unfinished. We put a lot of love and time in your photos. Of course, you also book us for our special picture look, which we create in post-production.
What do you do during a full-day reportage?
We accompany you throughout the day and off the reportage, we take your photo shoots, family photos, ring photos, the group photo, photos of the decoration, the location, environmental photos, mood photos and much more. On this day we want to fulfill every photographic wish - which is achievable;)
How much time do we need for the couple shots?
In the best case, we would like to have 1 hour for your pair shoots. Good things take time, it is said so nice. You also want to switch off some of the hustle and bustle and enjoy as a newly married couple. We do not want to rush you in the couple shots, because you can see that in the photos. The pictures should be relaxed, natural, unique and above all reflect you and your happiness. See the couple recordings as a little break just for you during your wedding. You should have fun with it and be completely yourself.
If you can not spend so much time on your big day for the couple shoots, we are of course able to photograph your pair photos in a smaller time window as professional photographers.
If you do not want to leave your guests after the wedding, we can also take the couple pictures before your wedding. We also recommend an afterwedding shoot.
Why do you recommend an after wedding shooting?
Often brides and grooms do not spend a lot of time on the couple's wedding day or do not want to leave their guests for an hour.
Sometimes the location of the wedding ceremony is not suitable for that or the weather just does not play along. For this we offer the afterwedding shoot. At the night we have no stress and can choose the location freely. The location has no limits and we are not dependent on the weather! We are happy to recommend you a suitable location.
When do we get the wedding pictures?
Good things come to those who wait. We take a lot of time for your photos to get the most out of you. Often we have to leave them for a few days after the processing in order to assess them objectively at the last inspection to make the last changes.
You get your photos about 3 - 4 weeks after the wedding.
In what format and how do we get the photos?
You will receive your photos digitally in highest resolution. You also get the pictures via online album in smaller web resolution. You can easily share this album via link with your friends and relatives.
So you can hold something in your hand, you also get a lovingly packed box with a USB on which the photos are in high resolution, and some printed photos sent home.
When do we receive the bill?
The bill you receive with your pictures. This is to be paid within 10 days.
How does the cooperation look like after booking?
After your booking, of course, we remain in contact. We write emails, like to make phone calls if there are changes in the process or if there are still questions. We would love to meet you again before the wedding on a café.
Are we responsible for your food?
Since we are constantly on the move with the camera and work very concentrated, we can not take care of our own food. We like to snack on something with the Agape in between. Of course, on a long day at work we can only do our full work if we can take a short break. In the normal case, we do a 30-minute break during long reportages during the blackboard and look forward to being invited by you. Especially at the time of the opening of the table we do not take pictures, as your guests might feel disturbed while eating. Of course, we interrupt our break when there is something important that should be photographically recorded. You do not have to reserve a seat at the table, we also like to eat at the bar or at a table offside. Whatever your table planning is like.