Andrea Jay Photography, LLC | WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY F.A.Q.'s

How can I book you for my wedding?

The booking is completed once I receive your signed contract and a 40% non-refundable retainer.  The balance of your account is due the week before your wedding.  Dates are booked on a first come first served basis, and I cannot hold a date without the contract or the retainer.  

I am more than happy to meet with you as part of your selection process, of course and answer any questions that you may have about my process, my background, and my contract.  

When should I book my wedding photographer?

Short version:  ASAP!

Long version: You should book your photographer as soon as you have reserved your venue.  I typically book anywhere from 6 to 18 months in advance.  I have booked weddings in as little as 3 months in advance, so don't hesitate to reach out to me if you'd like to see if I have your last minute wedding date available.  I do not have associate photographers, therefore I will be the only lead photographer that photographs your special day.  Weddings are booked on a first come-first served basis.

What kind of equipment do you use?

For the camera people out there:  I use Nikon D600, my favorite lenses are my 70-200mm f/2.8, my nikkor 85 mm f/1.8, 105 mm f/2.8.  I have a variety of prime lenses that I use at different parts of the day, so its quite difficult to pick the favorites, they *all* are my favorite!

Are you insured?

Yes! If your wedding venue requires an insurance certificate, please let me know.

Do you have back up equipment?


My venue is really dark.  Is that a problem?

Not even a little bit of a problem!  I bring my own flashes and set them up around the room.  But don't worry about having a huge spotlight on you, most guests don't notice the flashes since they fire at 1/200 of a second.  My objective with the light is to highlight the subject (you!) but still convey the atmosphere in the room.

Have you ever shot a wedding at [venue x]?

I have shot weddings at numerous amazing wedding venues all around Southern New England ranging from Country Clubs to the beautiful rustic barn venues that are so popular today.  Feel free to ask me if I have ever visited your venue! I also highlight a selected few venues on my website under the "Where I've Been" page, blog and Pinterest page.  I love photographing weddings at new venues that I haven't been to previously!  Prior to your wedding date I'll always do an internet search and look at available aerial imagery of your wedding venue to get a refresher about lay of the land.  I also cover a wide area so if I ever happen to be driving around in the area of the wedding venue I'll definitely stop in to take a peak.  On the day of your wedding, I plan to arrive early to do a bit of reconnaissance to see where the best light is for your particular day (lighting changes with the seasons!).