WHY SOMETHING BLÉU?
We are not a massive company that is trying to pull in as many clients as possible (Husband and Wife owned and operated) We care about your wedding, and unique vision. And about being there for you. 50% of our brides are referrals, we exceed our brides expectations again and again. It's important for us to give our clients an artistic heirloom they can share with their family. We are dedicated and professional and we are honored you are considering us to capture your big day!
WHAT IS YOUR PRICING?
Feel free to send a quick email and I'd be happy to send over a custom quote. Our photography starts at 2500 and our videography starts at 1900. Most of our clients book us for our all inclusive coverage, that includes an engagement session and our Heirloom album. We feel it is important for our couples to enjoy their images in a printed album. View album options online CLICK
I DONT NEED AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION, CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?
Half of our packages include an engagement session, these are built in free to our collections. We honestly feel very strongly about working together before your bigday. We want to get you comfortable with being photographed and give you our full client experience. We do not offer discounts.
ARE THERE ANY OTHER FEES?
We don't charge any traveling fees in Missouri or Illinois. The only thing that isn't included in your collection is tax. Album upgrades and additional hours booked on your wedding day.
DO YOU EDIT ALL OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes! Yes! Yes! It's so important not only as an artist but as a professional to give you a finished product. Every, single, image you receive will be hand edited by Dan or yours truly. Basic edits (white balance, exposure, contrast are applied to all of photographs.) We will also edit out blemishes as best we can. Any special requests or concerns please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHATS THE ONLINE ORDERING PROCESS FOR MY MAIN ALBUM?
WHATS A PARENT ALBUM?
An exact replica of your main album (graphic design) The album would be smaller and have to be the same ratio. CLICK
HOW LONG IS YOUR TURNAROUND?
Depending on your package details photo edits and your highlight movie reel will be complete within 3-6 weeks of your wedding day. Special requests depend on the request and our workflow.. Album turn around can take up to 190 days. The faster you approve your album the faster it can get to you!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE SICK/PREGNANT?
We understand you'd want to know your backup wedding day options, just in case. I have captured a wedding 'sick' - I would just suck it up! Being sick in my opinion is not a valid reason to cancel our agreement. I have hired an additional photographer to help me out in the past - you would have a bonus photographer as well as me. I feel the only reason for me to cancel our agreement is: if I was in labor, if I would become injured somehow(that would leave me unable to walk or hold a camera), or if I died. I can photograph up until 8 1/2 months without inducing labor IF I was pregnant. Although this is not in the plans right now, I understand the question! My on staff photographer Brooke and David would be the back up option. We would give you the option of a refund or to use Brooke (Natural light photographer) and David (flash photographer). Brooke was our main wedding photographer and is amazing! Our videographers are all male so no problem with labor.
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
A second photographer is included in ALL of our photography collections. Our second photographer can capture the groomsmen and your fiancé while I capture the bridesmaids and you. We want to be there for you, because you deserve full day customized coverage.
DO WE GET TO KEEP OUR IMAGES?
We provide, edited high resolution digital files. Although we do retain the copyright, we provide print release for our clients. Providing you with this written release will allow you to make unlimited personal reproductions and copies or prints for friends and family. Print Release will be automatically emailed to you through online proofing, if you need print release still feel free to print off our form: print release form online. (PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT FORM NOTHING WILL BE EMAILED - JUST CLICK PRINT FROM YOUR TOOLBAR.) You of course can upload your images to social media or use images in a newspaper announcement. We believe our clients should enjoy and share their images.
IM JUST INTERESTED IN JUST PHOTOGRAPHY, DO YOU DO THIS?
Yes! We'd be happy to customize your day - just send us a quick email. We offer 8-10 hours of photography coverage with 2 photographers included in every package. And I am the main photographer. Note: see 'our story' tab!
IM JUST INTERESTED IN JUST VIDEOGRAPHY, DO YOU DO THIS?
Yes, we offer videography, 8-10 hours. All of our video is captured by my Fiancé.
ARE YOU A MASSIVE COMPANY WITH ASSISTANTS, WHO ARE WE HIRING?
We are a small mom and pop shop, we care about taking extra care with our clients. We only book 28-30 weddings a year. My husband, Dan, is our main videographer. And I am the main photographer. Dan and I help each other out and/or have assistants that help us. But we are the main people you'd be hiring to work with.
VIDEO/PHOTO BROCHURE SAYS 3-6 WEEK TURNAROUND, BUT THE CONTRACT SAYS 190 DAYS? IS THAT AN EXCEPTION?
190 days is for your full length film and album turnaround. Our all inclusive Collection has a 3 week turnaround (on photographs + edits, and highlight reel.) Our other collections have a 6 week turnaround on those products
CAN WE MEET BEFORE WE BOOK?
Of course, feel free to send me over an email email@example.com and we can setup a coffee date, my treat!
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
You'll receive about 55-85 images per hour of coverage.
DO YOU ATTEND OUR REHEARSAL?
This can't be guaranteed. However, if you'd like us to attend to photograph and give tips, this can be added for $250.
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS A'LA CARTE?
Yes, our engagement sessions are two hours for $500. Your engagement session includes all of your images via digital download.
WHO DO I MAKE THE CHECK OUT TO? I HIRED YOU FOR PHOTO AND VIDEO, DO I WRITE TWO CHECKS - OR ONE?
Something Bleu LLC, You can write one check for your final balance.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS?
As a compromise: we offer credit card payments CLICK for your deposit only. We are a small business and those credit card fees add up, we ask for final payment via check.
WE LOVE YOU, HOW DO WE RESERVE?
We have digital photography and videography contracts. They would need to be signed for you to officially be reserved. There is also an $800 photography deposit, and a $400 video deposit. Final payment is due 3-4 weeks before your wedding via check.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
Your deposits are needed for you to be officially reserved. Although most of our clients pay their remaining balance 3-4 weeks before their wedding, you are welcome to mail in additional payments at your leisure.
DO WE HAVE TO FEED YOU?
Please feed all photographers and videographers dinner, during dinner there is little for us to do. Although I do have my snickers in my backpocket it is a very long day for us, and this photographer gets a little 'Hangry'. Thank you in advance!
DO WE TIP YOU?
Tips are always welcome, but not required. If you feel we went above and beyond and would like to tip us - we appreciate that! It goes in our sushi jar for date night!