FAQ’s

Get Your top questions answered before you send your inquiry! If there’s a question you don’t see below, include it when you inquire, or email us directly at lisa@lisavillellaphotography.com.

We want this process to be smooth and easy for your and your fiance!


ONE:

can i get the rAW/unedited images from our wedding?

Let me ask you this… Would you custom order a new car, but ask it to be delivered to you without the exterior paint? Well, asking for RAW/unedited images is the same concept. What you see on our website are final, edited photos - which is what you get in the online digital gallery, prints and albums. AND, special software is needed just to open a RAW image - why would you want this headache? Let us do all the work, so you can take your custom car - paint and all - out for a spin!


TWO:

Can you PhotoShop me to look thinner?

No. I will do light touch-ups for blemishes or fly-aways on prints you purchase through me and images that are in your album. I don’t believe in changing the shape of people’s bodies. I do however, work very hard to pose you in a flattering way . I will ask you to let me know if you have any insecurities about your body, so I can de-emphasize these areas whenever possible.


THREE:

My fiance doesn’t like getting his/her photo taken. Is this OK?

Honestly, he or she is going to need to be in a lot of photos on your wedding day! But, we are fun! We will make getting your photo taken fun and quick so that you can get back to the party! We also love to capture candid moments, so sometimes you won’t even realize we are taking a photo. These photos often end up being some of our couple’s favorites. We want you to relax, be yourself and we will take care of the rest!


FOUR:

Have you ever shot at our venue? Does it matter?

We can make a parking lot look good - your venue will look amazing! We typically arrive 20-30 minutes early to scope out locations for photos. Lighting is what matters and we know light - no matter the location.


FIVE:

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, check and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). Do do not accept Venmo or PayPal payments at this time, but we love using Venmo when splitting a bottle of wine with friends or PayPal when shopping on eBay, among other things!


If you have a long break between the ceremony and reception or it’s a long drive between where you are getting ready and the ceremony, you just might need additional hours of coverage! In this case, you can purchase additional hours before the wedding day ($100/hour) or on the day itself ($150/hour). The reason for the price difference is simple: we have families. We love our jobs as photographers, so we are happy to be in it for the long haul with you, but hours added on short notice requires re-arranging of our family schedules, and so it comes at a higher price point. Think of it like working overtime at your job. Your boss wants you to stay late one day, the company pays you at a higher rate for working above and beyond your normal day.

Secondly, are you wanting to add hours of coverage to make sure we get ALL the dancing and reception fun to the very end? We can tell you from experience that you are going to get more value from the morning detail photos and getting ready photos than you are from 500+ photos of your drunk guests dancing! Really, an hour (tops!) of dancing photos is what we find to be the perfect amount (the rest can be perfectly captured on the guests smartphones!) We can use this extra time in the morning capturing all the excitement and anticipation of the day.

sIX:

We need more than your hours of wedding photography Coverage than included in our package? What do we do?