Austin Wedding Photography - Keira Hand Photography

FAQ

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Sometimes an about me page doesn’t tell you everything you want to know, so here we are, at the FAQ page:

How long have you been a photographer?

I have been photographing since I was in high school, but began my professional journey studying fine arts at UT, stepping into weddings after graduation 3 years ago!

How did you get into weddings?

I was studying fine art photography in college and found myself drawn to emotional expression through physical gestures. This love of emotion coupled with my absolutely hopeless romantic nature made weddings the clear choice, and I couldn’t be happier with that decision!

How would you describe your style?

My work is emotionally driven, and REAL. My number one priority is capturing those real moments and emotions between you and everyone you love. Every so often during the day my artist brain sees an amazing shot and will ask you to do something crazy, but I am focused 90% of the time on capturing your emotional connections.

How much editing do you do to your photos?

I am a believer in getting things right in camera, but lord knows on a fast paced wedding day that isn’t always possible. If there is an amazing shot with some clutter in the background, or a few wedding day stress blemishes, I will give those images some extra love to make them perfect. Otherwise, all my images receive professional color correction, cropping, and a little extra artistic flare to make them really pop!

How many photos will I get?

Every wedding is different, but my typical delivery is 75-100 images per hour.

Do you shoot (Catholic / Jewish / Indian / Gay / Non-Religious / Alternative) weddings?

Absolutely! No matter how you celebrate your love, I got’chu.

When will I get to see my photos after the wedding?

My turnaround time is 4-6 weeks.

How far in advance should I book you for my wedding?

I recommend reaching out at least 8 months in advance of your date, but for popular dates or during busy season(October & March - April are our busiest times!), reaching out a year out is best to secure your date.

What’s the deal with engagement sessions? Should we do one?

Short answer, yes! Adding a pre-wedding shoot is the perfect opportunity for us to get more comfortable with each other before the big day! During an engagement session, I can see how you and your partner interact and best tailor my prompts & posing for the wedding to your style of love. (Plus they make killer invitation photos!)

How do we know how many hours of coverage we need?

When booking with me, you don’t need to worry about that! My packages are not built to restrict you to having me for a certain amount of hours. If you book with me, you have me for as much of the wedding day as you need! I have seen so many couples trying to cram everything into a tight timeline for the sake of maximizing photos, and that isn’t what I want. I want to be able to tell your full story without the stress of having to end a great party early because I have to leave.

You mention albums and prints on your website…why should we print through you instead of at Costco or Walgreens?

As a professional photographer, I have access to high end printing labs and equipment, which allows for a level of quality much higher than what is available at a consumer level. Because I work with these labs on a regular basis, I have their specific printing profiles on file so I can pre-proof your images to make sure the colors will look exactly the same in print! Ordering through me also makes it so much easier for you as well. So many couples plan to create an album or print their photos, but then life starts to happen again, and they never get around to it. All you have to do is tell me what size print or album you want, approve the album design or tell me any tweaks you’d like to make, and your artwork will be on its way!

Okay, this all sounds great, what next?

Shoot me a message through my contact page, and we can set up a consultation! I love to meet with my couples for coffee, cocktails, or (my favorite) ice cream, so we can get to know each other and pick the perfect package for you!