How long is the average Engagement and Post-Wedding Session?

The average photo engagement shoot is 90 minutes We usually find that this is a good amount of time to get to know you as well as photograph you in a couple different environments.

The average cinema engagement shoot is 3-5 hours. This depends on the concept and if we decide to interview you or not.

What should we wear to our engagement session?

Something you are confident and comfortable in. Couples usually bring 2 outfits to wear during their session – one more casual, one a little fancier. We usually suggest staying away from big bold patterns or logos, which can take the focus of the photo away from your face. If you would like to see some examples check out the couples section of our website here under photography.

What is the turnaround time for our images?

Your images will be delivered about 4-8 weeks after the shoot.

Can we hire you for just an engagement shoot?

Certainly! While we love using our engagement sessions as a way to get to know couples for their wedding day, we just love doing shoots in general and would be happy to set up an engagement shoot with you.

I am already married, can I hire you to shoot a session of me and my hubby?

Of course!



Do you travel out of state and internationally for shoots

Yes! We love exploring new places, near and far. This year we’ve traveled to Denver, NYC, San Franscisco and Hawaii to name just a few.

How many weddings do you shoot a year?

On average, we shoot a maximum of 20 weddings each year and travel the majority of the weddings and other shoots we do.

What are your rates?

Good question! Cinema begins at $5500 for a Same Day Edit and Photography begins at $4200 with High Resolution Files. Email us here or at info@mindcastlestudios to set up a meeting to discuss your wedding!

Can we hire you for both Photography and Cinema? or for just one or the other?

Yes! Be it still or moving pictures, we’ve got you covered.

What is an SDE?

An SDE, or Same Day Edit, is a short three to five minute video that we shoot and edit during the wedding day and premier at the wedding reception. It an opportunity to show each other and your guests little glimpses into parts of your day they may not have been privy to, such as the bride and groom getting ready or the first look.

How long will it take to receive my wedding video?

This depends on what type of edit you get! Same Day Edits happen on the day! Copies of the SDE on DVD are delivered within 3-6 weeks following your event. Highlights are created after the wedding and are usually delivered between 1-4 months following your event.

On average, how many images do you shoot at a wedding?

A lot! The amount of images we shoot and deliver depends on a number of factors, such as the total time we are at your wedding, and how many events and activities are scheduled for the day. On average, we deliver between 500-800 finished images from a 8-10 hour wedding.

We love all of the photos from your website and blog, but how can we know that the rest of the photos you delivered to each couple were also of high quality?

This is an excellent point. We pride ourselves on delivering a collection of quality images and have no reservations showing off what we can do! If you would like to take a look at more images from one of our weddings don’t hesitate to mention it in your inquiry.

Do I get the high resolution images?

Yes! Every wedding photo collection comes with a CD of the high resolution finished images. Everything you see in your wedding gallery will be on your disk. 

Will we be able to view our photos and video online?

We upload all of your photos to a private gallery for you to share with your selected friends and family. Your SDE will be available on our blog and Vimeo page. All other video and footage in your package will be available on DVD or hard drive.

How long will it take to receive my images & album?

After your wedding it usually takes around 6-12 weeks for us to edit your wedding images to perfection and have them posted in your online gallery to share with friends and family. Album layouts are all custom designed and usually take between 6-12 weeks depending on the size of your album. Once you approve your design it can take 4-8 weeks for the album to be made and delivered. We work hard to give you an updated schedule along the way. 

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