HOW WE DO THINGS

FAQs

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? 

There are lots of buzz words out there but the most perfect way of describing us is lifestyle portraiture. We love candid, natural interactions, and capturing the personality of the people we work with. Our direction is light and poses are never stuffy. Our photos are modern with a touch of whimsy and nostalgia.

WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF?

Currently we service in Bowling Green KY but travel often (recently to TN, CA, GA, VA, LA, TX, IL, IN, WI)  Just get in touch, we love to travel!

WHAT IS YOUR NAME ALL ABOUT? 

We used to work under the name “Carrie G. Photography” but it was time for a new name and new look. We love the phrase “over the moon.” Just think about it… “We’re over the moon with each other”, “I’m over the moon with my photos”… romantic right? We also love the french language as Ganer’s family is from south Louisiana. So there you have it.

ARE YOU LGBT FRIENDLY?

Absolutely. We are excited and eager to work with all couples and families. We are passionate about our services being both inclusive, progressive, and diverse.

WHAT IS AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION? 

An opportunity to get together with Carrie before the wedding to relax and show off your personality as a couple. Treat it like a date. It’s fun and the “mini” 40 minute version is complimentary (if booked in BG) for most of our wedding services.

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK?

Signed wedding contract + %20 deposit up front after we’ve done a thorough consultation and agree that we are a great fit!

WHAT DO WE GET? 

Access to high-resolution photos + print release. Wedding clients also receive a 10% discount on basic print products.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY PHOTOS? 

We will try our best to get you some previews after we’ve rested a little :] Full galleries are delivered between 6-10 weeks depending on the time of year.

Smaller portrait sessions take 2-3 weeks for delivery.

WILL I GET EVERY SINGLE SHOT YOU TOOK? CAN I HAVE THE RAWS?

No and no. It’s really a matter of artistic integrity. We do promise this though: you will get every great shot that isn’t a duplicate of another shot. Ask to see some galleries to get a better idea of what’s delivered.

HOW MANY PICS WILL WE GET? 

We deliver a lot more, but at minimum ~50 for a portrait session and ~500 for a wedding.

WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP ME TO LOOK SKINNIER, YOUNGER, OR HAVE MORE HAIR? 

Sorry, heavy photoshop is not our style. The media has convinced a lot of people that we ought to look nothing like ourselves in photos. We aren’t for that idea. We will do our best with light, composition, and posing to get a great look for you. Any small retouching is done at our discretion. We want you to embrace who you are and how you really looked.

CAN I POST MY PICS ON SOCIAL MEDIA? 

Heck yes! We want you to show it off and giving us credit (in the description, tags, etc) helps us grow like whoa! You can find us on instagram @surlalunephotography and we love the tags #surlalunephotography #SLL :]

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Yes! As all professionals should.

WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH? 

Full frame canon cameras and lenses. Specialize in natural/ambient light and use flashes when appropriate!

HAVE YOU BEEN FEATURED?

We have been lucky to have our images featured on a variety of wedding publications, namely: Kentucky Bride, Catalyst Wedding Co., and the Knot. Check our PRESS section for more info.

DO YOU  HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES LOOKING FOR A PHOTOGRAPHER?

There’s lots of advice out there. Here are just a few pieces of our own:

Book who you WANT not just who you can afford. Do your research and recognize the stylistic differences in the portfolios photographers show you. Which ones move you? Which ones do you see yourselves, your wedding, and your celebration in? This is not to say you should book someone who has shot a wedding you want to replicate. Rather, someone who has a sense of style and vibe that you really dig. One photographer’s process could be very different from the next. Make sure its an a amazing fit for you.

Set up a meeting with them in person or at the very least in a video chat. The best photographers aim to build a relationship and vision with you.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR COUPLES IN GENERAL?

If you’re getting married, don’t lose sight of why. The wedding industry in many ways will try to convince you to buy things and do things a certain way because it’s a massive business. We are firm believers in doing it YOUR way. Base your decisions off of what inspires you and feels right. Moreover, don’t get too consumed with sites like pinterest. It’s a great source of inspiration but it can create expectations that prevent you from enjoying your day for what it is: beautiful and unique. Whether it’s a big event, intimate wedding, or elopement, embrace the day as a celebration before you embark on a journey with the person you love most. ENJOY IT :] If you decide to hire us or someone else, we sincerely hope you can take this advice with you.

With that said, here is some recommended reading:

Utterly Unruinable

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dont-fluff-the-dress_us_57be2721e4b0b01630dd7ff7

http://apracticalwedding.com/category/advice/

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