ASK US ANYTHING
With technology rapidly changing, the photography industry must continuously change as well. It's hard to keep up on our end and I'm sure it's confusing on your end! I'm an old-fashioned gal still incorporating film in my work, so I have a love-hate relationship with it all. Here are some answers to help understand the whole process.
WHAT IS AN ONLINE GALLERY?
Computers no longer have a CD slot and some don't recognize flash drives anymore either. An online gallery gives you the ability to download your images directly to your computer so you don't need an external device.
can we PRINT OUR OWN?
You receive full printing rights meaning you can print wherever and whatever you'd like now or in the future. I also recommend ordering some professional products from the gallery. There's something special about having a product in hand vs an image on your screen; and if your computer crashes or your external device doesn't work down the road, you still have your memories.
can we share on social media?
Please share away!! ...but we still own the copyrights so don't alter the images in any way and credit @xsperiencephotography.
how long is my gallery online?
You have two months to order and download your images. They can be re-uploaded within 6 months for a $45 archival fee. The images take up a lot of space and we are busy photographers!!
how far in advance do you book?
We usually fill a mid-Summer/Fall Saturday a year or more in advance so don't hesitate. If I'm booked I can give you referrals or hire my awesome Associate Shooter to cover your day!
WHAT IS PLANNING ASSISTANCE?
After photographing 300+ weddings and traveling around the world, we have valuable advice and resources to help you find a great location and respectable vendors. We can even refer you to a full wedding planner if you desire more "day of coordination".
DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM COLLECTIONS?
Our Collections give you a base and the add-ons help you customize on your own terms. However, if none fit your budget, please discuss your vision and we can see what we can do for you.
TELL US ABOUT THE GALLERY?
Your images are given to you in an online gallery where you can download full-res images and your guests can download web-sized images. YES, they too get something and it truly is a great gift from you! The gallery is online for one month.
IS YOUR VIDEOGRAPHY PROFESSIONAL QUALITY?
Our videos reflect the same earthy, natural, real vibe our photos reflect. We work together to create a day that represents your personalities so that the story unfolds beautifully and effortlessly for both photo and video. Since we are used to each other, the experience is seamless and fun for all. See some sample videos HERE on our Vimeo site!
Do you travel outside of minnesota?
We love to travel! It makes a session or wedding day feel so much more special when you go the extra mile (literally;) We have our favorite locations including Glacier National Park, Grand Tetons, the amazing West Coast and the Great Lakes here in the Midwest, but explore new places annually. We even travel to faraway lands like Ireland, England, Scotland, Switzerland, Italy and Iceland.
are you still willing to shoot big weddings?
Trisha specializes in elopements, but Sam is a homebody so Minnesota weddings, big or small, are her favorite! We also work great as a photo/video team for big weddings that require an extra set of eyes. Big weddings don't scare us, but we do enjoy the intimacy and love present at smaller, less stressful weddings. After all, we are storytellers of love so it needs to be present to be told.
what is your style?
I love the look of good ole fashioned film. It's so pretty, timeless and true to life. I want you to look at your images in 10 years and still love them. I'm down to earth and value authenticity so my work reflects that. If you want the photoshopped, fake look, we're probably not the best fit.
Can we see full galleries?
Absolutely! We encourage everyone to view full galleries prior to hiring a wedding photographer. It helps build trust and ensures you will be satisfied with the final results. VIEW FULL GALLERIES OF SESSIONS AND WEDDINGS HERE.
enthusiasm, dedication, expertise
I have no idea where to start because I really could write a novel about the expertise, dedication and quality trisha is able to capture within her work. She is such a bright light and brings so much enthusiasm and energy with her. We were amazed at how welcoming of an atmosphere she created, making it really easy to be in front of a camera. I highly recommend xsperience photography for all your wedding and elopement dreams!