Frequently Asked Questions
How many photographers are included in your wedding coverage options?
We will have a second photographer join us on your wedding day, unless you are expecting 25 guests or fewer. We also bring along an assistant to help keep track of our equipment and ensure we stay on schedule. It allows us photographers to stay focused on creating the most beautiful images we can!
Note: City Hall wedding packages typically only include one photographer.
What should we wear to our portrait/engagement session?
Let’s chat about it! We are more than happy to make specific recommendations that will fit the style of your session. We encourage wearing anything that you feel confident and comfortable in, but keep your location in mind. We recommend avoiding clothes that will blend in with your setting, or loud colors and patterns. Having your hair and makeup professionally styled always makes a difference as well!
How many photos will we receive?
The number of photos that we deliver depends on many factors associated with your wedding, including venue, number of guests, and timing. You can typically expect to receive around 60-80 final photographs per hour of wedding coverage.
Do you offer custom coverage?
We are more than happy to provide custom coverage for your specific needs. Please email us and let us know what you are looking for and we will send over a quote for you!
Do you offer any discounts?
We recognize that wedding celebrations may be costly, however, we are generally not able to negotiate our rates. We appreciate you understanding that all of our services were priced by taking into consideration the time, effort, and talent that go into crafting high-quality results.
Please contact us if you are hosting an intimate, weekday wedding celebration as we may be able to negotiate a special rate in these circumstances.
Can we order extra prints or usb drives?
If you or anyone you know would like to order prints, we make it easy to do so on your online gallery! We highly recommend mpix.com for high-quality prints at an affordable rate. We also offer additional copies of your USB drive for $150 if your relatives would like their own to take home.
How long will it take to receive my images?
Please be prepared to wait 8-12 weeks from your wedding date for your final set of photographs to be delivered. During slower seasons, they may be sent sooner. We are more than happy to e-mail you a few samples to share or use in Thank You notes, if you request ahead of time.
Note: If you booked a City Hall wedding package with us, then your final images will be ready within 4-6 weeks!
We'd love to work with you! How do we book you?
If you would like to book Amanda Wei Photography for your wedding day, please email us through our “Contact” link above to let us know! We will send you a custom contract for you to review and sign. To reserve your wedding date, we require a signed contract as well as a $1,000 retainer that will go toward your total balance due.
Note: If you booked a City Hall wedding package, a $500 retainer will be due upon contract submission. The retainer will apply to your final balance due.
When is final payment due?
Your final payment is due one month before your wedding date. You have until this time to decide on the amount of coverage you would like as well.
Note: If you booked a City Hall wedding package, then your final payment will be due on your wedding day.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We currently accept cash, check, or debit card payments through Venmo. Credit cards may be used through Venmo as well, however they do charge a 3% fee.
Are you available for destination weddings?
We love destination weddings! We will travel almost anywhere that you and your love want to celebrate your special day. Please e-mail us for more information about additional fees and arrangements associated with custom travel packages.
Why do you charge tax?
Many people don’t realize that photography is taxable. In California, labor and services leading to a product (high-resolution images on a USB drive, prints, or a photo album) are taxable, which is why we include an additional 10% charge on all coverage options. We appreciate your understanding.
Will you be available to do a site visit with us before our wedding?
We are more than happy to do a complimentary walk-through of your wedding venue with you, if you are able to schedule it on a weekday that Amanda does not already have booked.
If possible, we would prefer to visit during a time of day similar to your actual wedding date, so that we can best visualize the lighting conditions on your special day.
For venues outside of the Bay Area, please contact us to discuss logistical details regarding a venue walk-through, as we will need the cost of our travel covered for the day. If you are arranging a destination wedding package with us, we are always happy to do a walk-through one day before the wedding.
What if we’d like to keep our images private?
Please let us know if you are uncomfortable with us posting your images on our blog, social media, or website. We understand and respect your right to privacy.