Frequently Asked Questions

 

HOW DID YOU GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?

I began my photo education in high school by attending a specialized vocational school my senior year. I went on to study visual communications at Ohio University before going to work in New York City.  I then moved to Chicago, where I spent my first 8 years working as an assistant, studio manager and lead photographer with some of Chicago’s top commercial photographers, and then finally opening my own professional studio.

DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO?

Yes, the studio is located on the corner of Fulton and Damen in downtown Chicago, but we are available to travel worldwide to meet the needs of our clients. Studio office hours are by appointment only.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?

I photographed my first wedding in 2004 and have photographed more than 200 since then. 

WILL YOU BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER AT MY WEDDING?

Absolutely! To ensure my signature style, I personally photograph all engagement sessions, portraits and weddings sessions. If you book a two-photographer wedding, I will be accompanied by an associate wedding photographer.

HOW DO WE GO ABOUT BOOKING YOU TO PHOTOGRAPH OUR WEDDING?

It’s simple: first, you contact the studio to set up a private in-person or phone consultation. We discuss every detail of your wedding day, view sample wedding albums, and I answer any questions that you may have regarding your big day. When you are ready to book, I require a non-refundable retainer along with a signed contract. Services are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, and no wedding date is held without the retainer and contract.

HOW MANY PICTURES WILL I RECEIVE?

You will receive approximately 800-1000 color-corrected, edited, digital photos in jpeg file format for a wedding lasting 8 to 10 hours. We take great pride in the editing and color correcting process, and raw or unedited photographs are not available.

WHAT ABOUT A WEDDING ALBUMS. DO YOU OFFER THEM? DO I NEED ONE?

You are not obligated to purchase an album but it is highly encouraged. I strongly believe that your photographs should be printed and wedding albums are the ideal way of showcasing your memories. I offer both traditional matted and contemporary flush mount wedding albums.

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

We shoot with professional Canon digital equipment.

DO YOU CARRY INSURANCE AND BACK-UP EQUIPMENT?

Yes, we carry complete coverage for accidents, liability and theft, and bring multiple cameras to each event.

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Please do not hesitate to ask! I would be happy to answer them. You can shoot me an email at laura@laurawitherowphotography.com.

I can’t wait to hear from you!