f r e q u e n t l y   a s k e d   q u e s t i o n s


I'm at a total loss of where to start. Can you recommend vendors, and tips of my wedding day?

Yes, yes, and more yes! We work with so many different people in the industry, that we really see it all, and we have built a really great creative team that we work with on a lot of our styled/editorial work you see on our featured page. We would be more than happy to help guide you and make recommendations of people that are truly passionate about what they do, have an amazing work effort, treat you great, and are unique. We want nothing more than for you to connect with these people, because it makes our job easier as well! In additional to all of this, we offer custom stationary design for all of your save the date, invitation, rsvp, program and thank you card needs, as well as film, that we are slowly integrating into our business for 2016.

 

Do you travel for weddings?

Yes! Absolutely. We LOVE being able to shoot in different places other than the same ol', same ol' and gain new locations and experiences to our portfolio. Contact us for a custom quote. 

*NOTE: TRAVEL TO DES MOINES IS COMPLETELY COMPLIMENTARY FOR ANY WEDDINGS BOOKED AFTER JANUARY 1ST, 2017

 

What is required to book my wedding?

For all of our brides that are interested in booking Ivory+Bliss for their wedding day, we ask that you have a consultation with us so that we can go over the contract with you, answer any questions you may have about your wedding day or anything else leading up to that, and most importantly, get to know each other! We find it super important that not only do you love our photos, but that you feel completely comfortable with us as your photographer!  At this time we typically sign the contract, and your deposit of half of the grand total is due, officially reserving your date.

 

How far do you book out for weddings?

We tend to book weddings anywhere a year, to two years out, so we always recommend, no matter how soon or far away your wedding is, to get in touch with us asap! 

 

I'm not sure what package is best for me, will 8 hours be enough?

This truly depends. And no worries, that is what we are here for! Weddings where the ceremony+reception are at the same venue, 8 hours typically work really well.  We can absolutely make 8 hours work for a wedding that is not set up this way, but we recommend some start times for ceremony+reception based on your wedding party size, and details. We usually chat about this during the consultation so that we can get a tentative game plan mapped out so that you can have a really good idea what package works best for you and your needs.

 

What is your most common wedding package you sell?

Our Keepsake package is most popular for people who want that all around solid wedding coverage, and The Heirloom package  for people who love having the additional custom album, and 2 shooters on their wedding day!

 

I notice you mostly have weddings on your page, do you do any newborn, family, or other sessions?

Of course! We absolutely love photographing your family after the wedding day, and we would love to keep working with you throughout the years as your family grows, as well as anyone else interested in our services. We just are very well known for our weddings and our brand is based around that type of work. You can find a lot of our work besides weddings, on our Facebook page! And stay tuned for our sister website: Ivory+Bliss Studios coming soon!

 

How many images do I receive?

For an 8-10 hour wedding, we typically deliver at least 500 images or more. For engagements, around 150, and for any other session, usually around 75-150.