The Moment, The Memory and The Magic
Let Byrd Photography capture your special wedding moments
in his trademark journalistic style with just the right
blend of professionalism and artistry.
Choose the basic photography or basic video or both packages.
You may then customize your wedding coverage by adding
our other services and options. Please see our wedding gallery.
The some wedding package consists of ceremony
and reception coverage, up to many shoots views in a deluxe
album. Announcement and wedding gown portrait for
newspaper included. Extra prints and 8x10s and 5x7s may
be ordered after delivery. An 8x10, 11x14 or 16x20 bridal
portrait for reception or home available at an additional
price. The Photo Basic package also includes statewide
coverage and nearby border cities at no additional cost.
An Internet download plan is also available at an additional
cost - imagine seeing your wedding photos while on your
honeymoon. The internet plan also is an excellent way to
allow family and friends to see your photos or order copies
for themselves. A password protection assures your privicy.
asked questions about wedding photography:
Q. I would like to take some of my pictures
before the start of the wedding to expedite the entire
picture-taking process. Do you charge extra for starting
an hour or two before the wedding?
A. yes. I too, don't like to have guests waiting
a long time at the reception either. With the bridal party's
full cooperation, I am able to photograph the after-ceremony
photographs in about fifteen minutes. Our services include
up to 5 hours on site.
Q. Your wedding contract indicates payment
of services in full two weeks before the wedding date.
I do not like to pay for anything in full before receiving
the service or product. Your comment please.
A. Like most professionals in this field and
other businesses where customized services are ordered,
I require full payment two days before the wedding date. Unlike
most products, your pictures or videos would not be salable
to anyone else. My reputation for performance for over
10 years is open for your inspection. We will be unable
to appear at your event if the balance is not paid in full.
Q. I'm planning our dream wedding in a stunning
outdoor location. Do you charge more for outdoor weddings?
A. No. But, quite a few photographers charge
more because of the unpredictable aspect of shooting outdoors.
Personally, I hate outdoor weddings because of past experiences
in doing them. Before planning an outdoor wedding, I highly
recommend that you talk to brides and grooms who have survived
an outdoor event. In addition to all of the usual challenges
of having any event, outdoor weddings bring along potential
encounters with bugs and insects, sand and dust, wind noise,
unpredictable weather, and additional preparation for seating,
feeding, and providing comfort for guests.
Q. My reception will last approximately
four hours. Do you have a time limit for reception coverage.
A. Yes, my reception coverage is the time agree
in the contact of your wedding coritch. I charge an additional
$125 per hour for each service beyond the contract agreement.
Q. Seemingly, your packages are very limited.
Why don't you offer more packages to choose from?
A. My packages are intentionally basic in order
to allow you to customize exactly what you want. If you
don't see what you're looking for, please ask me to quote
Q. My uncle wants to video my wedding and
give me a copy as a gift. Do you allow this and will
he get in your way?
A. I don't mind relatives taking pictures or
video, however, sometimes, guest photographers and video
enthusiast do get in the way, prolong shooting sequences
or flash at the wrong time. Having more than one professional
for whatever services you paid for does violate our agreement.
Time would be wasted because each photographer works in
different styles and posing arrangements.
Q. My church will not allow video to be
made from the pulpit area.
A. As you should note from my agreement form,
I cannot be held responsible if the church's protocol prevents
my position or movements. Its unfortunately in our modern
society that some churches will not allow professional
photographers or to discreetly position themselves to get
the best angle. In my personal opinion, members and families
support churches all through the years and on this special
occasion want and deserve full and unrestricted cooperation.
Q. My church will not allow flash pictures
or movement by the photographer. How will you handle
this in the performance of services for me?
A. With modern cameras we can take pictures
without using flash when necessary. With telephoto lenses,
most moments can be zoomed in to provide an adequate view.
I personally speak with church officials before shooting
and if they have extreme restrictions, I will notify the
bride that some of her picture requests may not be possible.