How far in advance we should book you?
You should book me typically 4 – 18 months in advance. Summer and early fall (May – September) Saturdays fill up extremely quick!
How do we secure you for our wedding date?
After you have signed the electronic contract and paid the 40 % deposit, your date is secured and booked in my calendar.
How many photos we will get?
Every wedding is different, and the number of delivered pictures depends greatly on how many hours you have booked me. For a full day wedding, I usually deliver between 500 to 800 photos.
When will we get to see our photos?
It takes around 4 weeks to get your wedding images edited (though I always post a few preview images to Facebook and/or Instagram within 24 hours, feel free to tag and share them on your social media).
How do you give us our files?
I deliver all high and low-resolution .jpg files via a private online gallery. It’s fast and most importantly environmentally friendly. This gives you the ability to easily download your images multiple places for a safe keeping. Your private online gallery makes it also easy to share your images with your friends and family.
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Yes, I love to travel and visit new places. So if you are going somewhere exotic or remote or really awesome to get engaged or having an elopement or wedding, take me with you and let me document the whole thing. My destination wedding coverage package include all expenses so no need to worry about how much will travel fees be etc. Just send me a note and I will send my price info to you!
What type of equipment do you use?
I have different cameras depending on the situation. For my film work, I mainly use Contax 645 and Canon 1v and shoot a mixture of films (Fuji 400, Kodak Portra 400, and Ilford 3200). I also use two Canon Mark III for all of my digital work and prime lenses (35mm, 45mm, 50mm, 85mm, 100mm macro, 130mm). I always have a backup gear with me.
Do you offer albums?
Yes, I do offer fine art wedding albums which are made of the finest European linen and Japanese silk and big heirloom photo books. I highly recommend that you consider having an album, a book or printing your images to the fine art paper. Photographs are mean to be printed, shared and passed to next generations. I wholeheartedly wish that you want to leave a tangible memory of your wedding day – your special legacy to future generations. I’m more than happy to show you the album samples and fine art prints in person.
Can we get unedited photos?
All the photographs are culled down and edited to a perfection by me. I never give unedited images.
Do you shoot black and white photos?
Yes, I definitely do. In each session, I’m delivering both color and black and white images. I’ll make the decision which images will be in black and white and which ones in color based on my artistic views.
What can I do with the images?
You can share them with your guests, post to your social media sites, print them etc. However, I do ask that you do not crop or edit the images. If you are sharing my images online, I would ask you to credit me either via a link to my webpage (www.petraveikkola.com), my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/petraveikkolaphotography/) or Instagram account (www.instagram.com/petraveikkola). In case any of your vendors would like to use the images in their own business, please send them to my direction.
Do you have insurance?
Do you take credit cards?
Yes, I do via Paypal which also gives you the option to pay in installments. However, there’s a small fee on credit card transactions.