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Questions? We have answers! So many couples tell us they don’t even know where to start when it comes to photography for their wedding, so we put together the top 5 questions we always get asked. We know wedding planning can be overwhelming! When you work with Solare, we’ll be there to offer our expertise and make sure your day goes smoothly. You don’t have to worry about anything getting missed, and you can focus on the fun.

 

Top Questions

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We’re awkward – do we have to come up with poses?

We get this question all the time! The way we do photos of the two of you is designed to make sure you are having fun and feeling natural, all while making sure that the photos look great too. We’ll give suggestions/direction when needed, but never in an awkward or pose-y way – we want the photos to fit your personalities. If you don’t feel comfortable, you won’t look comfortable! We talk to you throughout and make it a good time instead of a chore or something to fear :)

How many hours do I need?

We’ll definitely go over this in more detail when we talk, because everyone’s day is different. Generally speaking, if your event is all in one place or really close by, starting with 7 hours of coverage can work great. If you plan on having a longer church service, or driving to multiple locations, we might suggest starting with 8 hours of coverage. But it all depends on what is important to you!!!

Some couples love the idea of capturing a sparkler send-off or getting some epic late-night shots. And, some couples feel that they want extra time for more getting ready photos or pre-ceremony “formal” photos, so we’d plan to start earlier in the day. Whatever your day and priorities look like, we’ll work with you to put together the perfect schedule so we are getting photos that tell the story of YOUR day.

What’s a first look? Should we do one?

A first look is a time before the ceremony where you see each other, just the two of you, for the first time. It’s a really sweet moment, and we absolutely love them! There’s something about having time together without the pressure of eyes on you or the immediacy of the actual ceremony that can be really comforting and reassuring.

They are also great because usually, we’ll plan it so that after the first look, there is time to do a big portion of the more “formal” photos of the day – photos of the two of you, wedding party, and sometimes family. Scheduling things this way allows more time for a greater variety of photos (including fun wedding party setups!), and it also makes it so that you can attend part of cocktail hour after the ceremony and spend more time with your guests!!

Of course, there’s something magical about seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony too, so there’s really no wrong choice here.

What happens if it rains??

Rainy day weddings are no one’s first choice, but we’ve had our fair share! It’s always great to know what the backup options at your venue are, but no matter what, we’ll work to make sure we get some wow photos, especially when it comes to the two of you. Whether it’s finding creative inside spots, waiting for that 10-minute break in the rain to dash outside and have a lightning-round of photos (no pun intended), or taking umbrellas out if it’s not coming down too badly, we will be there for plans B, C, and D.

When do I get to see the photos?

This is the big one!! We know that you are literally dying to see the photos as soon as the day is over, and waiting can be agony. Fortunately, since wedding photography is our full time job, we have a pretty well-oiled machine when it comes to post-wedding workflows. We do our best to get a couple early looks on Instagram the week after the wedding, put a sneak peek on Facebook around the 3-week mark, and then your online gallery with your final collection is ready 5-6 weeks after the wedding. Easy peasy!!

We’ll also try to sneak you a look or two on the day just so you can feel reassured that they are coming out the way you had hoped :)

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  • Solare Photography exceeded my expectations for my wedding photos. They captured the emotion and excitement throughout entire day! They were professional and fun with our crazy families and bridal party while setting up our group pictures after the ceremony. The photos have a natural and soft touch, which is something that stood out to me when comparing Solare with other photographers prior to my wedding. Nora assured me that she would guide us and set up the perfect scene for the photos while keeping it fun and light-hearted. And she did just that! She got us laughing and smiling in a way that was more natural than if she had said look at each other and “act natural”.
    Lucine & Mike
  • From our very first meeting with Nora we knew we made the best decision in booking with Solare. Nora was professional and down to earth. Immediately we felt very comfortable with Nora and knew we could trust her completely. Her personality was key to our decision in booking. On the day of our wedding, Nora was on top of everything, from gathering family members, to shoot locations and timing. She was even climbing in bushes and laying in the grass to get the perfect shot! She made everything flow seamlessly (our families can't rave enough about how stress free and comfortable they felt). Our pictures came out absolutely perfect. It would definitely be a mistake if you did not book her immediately.
    Hayley & Ryan
  • We are so happy we booked Solare Wedding Photography for our wedding! Cory was nothing short of amazing throughout the entire process. She was so prompt and responsive plus we felt she went above and beyond time and time again. If you’re looking for a photographer that’s super flexible, responsive, and truly cares about what you’re looking for in your wedding photos then book Cory from Solare! You won’t be disappointed! Oh, and did I mention the quality of our photos are phenomenal. Just book them! :)
    Angela & Andre
  • Cory was incredible! She was everywhere and got every amazing shot I would have wanted, and ones that I didn't even think of. When I got them I couldn't stop going through them. Her laid back nature made everything feel so natural and it came out in everything! Cory listened to everything we wanted and did that and way more. She really deserves more than 5 stars. She made our day special, and now I can look back at all those perfect moments. Really can't thank her enough.
    Robin & Matt