A short collection of some frequently asked questions


There are a lot of ins and outs to photography, and we hope these explanations help answer any questions you may have! However, if you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to reach out! We are happy to chat more, and even happier to do so over coffee in person!


When do we receive our images?

You will receive 3-5 sneak peeks within 48 hours of your photo shoot. The rest of your images will be available within 3-4 weeks for weddings and 2-3 for portrait sessions.


How do we receive our images?

We will provide you with an online viewing gallery that you can share with family and friends. You and others can download and purchase prints directly through the site. Alternate delivery methods can be available upon request!


When do we pay you?

For weddings, 50% of the total package price is due at the time of the contract signing. The final 50% is due no later than the day of the wedding. For portrait sessions, payment is due at the time of the shoot.


how do we pay you?

We accept checks made out to The Sturgeon’s, LLC. Paypal and Venmo can be used as well, with an additional service fee.


do you back-up our Photos?

We do, but we suggest you back-up your own photos once you receive them. We suggest using a cloud based storage drive, since hard drives can often fail.


Do you offer prints?

Prints can be available upon request. Custom quotes are required per order. 


what kind of gear do you use?

We shoot with Canon Mark III’s, a Canon L50mm 1.2 lens, Sigma 35mm 1.4, Canon L100mm Macro 2.8, Tamron 70-200mm 2.8, Canon L24-70mm 2.8, Canon Flashes, and a DJI Mavic Pro Drone


I want to do a boudoir but i'm nervous

Don’t be! Boudoir sessions are such an amazing time to feel yourself as a woman. To embrace the body you own and to feel sexy. Be your biggest fan and treat yourself. Heck, go all out and get your hair and make-up done if you want! Come with sexy lingerie or even a baggy t-shirt. You do you. Also, note: you will always have Jessie as the photographer for a boudoir.


For Weddings IN

Do you shoot us getting ready?

Yes! If time allows, we love to get all of the preparation shots. They are some of our favorite pictures from the day.


do you help with scheduling?

Yes, we can provide assistance creating a timeline that works well to get the best images at the best times, while keeping the whole day running smoothly.


What are your thoughts on a first look?

We love them. They can be a great solution if time isn’t on our side. We can get all posed photos ahead of time, including wedding party and bride and groom portraits. It helps ease the stress of the wedding day and gets you to the cocktail hour on time! 


what’s the big deal with two shooters?

Imagine you are walking down the wedding aisle while your soon-to-be spouse looks on at you, smiling away. Now imagine the photographer straining her back trying to whip between you and your partner, trying to get both faces, but alas, the first moment you both set eyes on each other was missed. Now, imagine one photographer completely focused on you and ANOTHER completely focused on your partner. At all times. Imagine the extra little moments, gazes, and happy tears that will be captured because there are two people completely devoted to capturing every moment. That’s the big deal. To us at least.


What are the album details?

We design custom layouts for your hard-cover album. 80 pages are standard but more can be added on for an additional price. The albums are linen and come in a variety of colors. They are printed with acid-free, semi-glossy photo paper. They layflat and are a perfect coffee table book and gift. Additional albums can be purchased starting at $300/album.


What to Wear to your Session

Focus on Neutrals

Neutral color palettes are awesome because of their flexibility. They go with a variety of backgrounds, from an apple orchard to an urban downtown city scene. They are easy to coordinate with multiple people and are flattering on all body types. And by neutral, we don’t mean rich blue, because the sky and water are blue. When we say neutral, we are referring to browns, tans, greys, whites, blacks, and some earthier greens. 


Lot’s of Layers

Layers are great to use in pictures to add visual interest, create variety in your wardrobe easily, and are helpful during posing. When planning layers, think about adding texture in as well. For example, an awesome fur vest could add a ton of visual interest, adds layers to the image and gives your hands something to grab onto in the photo.


Color Pops

Now we don’t want to ban all color of course. Consider the season in which you are being photographed and bring in colors that go with that season. Jewel tone pops in the fall, for example, are brilliant additions without feeling out of place with the environment. 



Bringing in patterns can be doable, but we suggest doing it sparsely. Large floral patterns or crazy tie dye aren’t suggested, however, having one black and white striped shirt, or a plaid button up can bring in some nice additions to the wardrobe! 



Accessories are so helpful during photoshoots. They add an extra “oomph” to the image, while simultaneously giving you something to do with your hands, such as playing with long necklaces.