What is your payment structure?
We only require a 50% retainer to reserve your date, with the balance due 2 weeks before the wedding. For events requiring travel, we require all travel fees at signing to guarantee that our quoted price is accurate.
We’re worried about Covid, are you vaccinated?
My wife and I received both doses of our vaccination as soon as they became available and will continue to receive any necessary booster vaccinations moving forward.
Who will shoot my wedding if you are sick?
With CoVid becoming the new reality with large gatherings we acknowledge that there may be a situation in which we test positive for Covid despite taking all available precautions. In this instance we will work closely with you and your planner to find a suitable replacement photographer for the day. We have a large network of photographers to draw from in the Charleston area so we will absolutely be able to find a suitable replacement if the worst were to happen.
How many other events will you do on my wedding day? That weekend?
We will only shoot one event on your wedding day. For your wedding day you are our primary focus! We do our best not to book more than 2 weddings in a row, but during peak seasons that can be extended to 3.
Do you offer Videography?
Videography is an art form in and of itself and something that we don’t currently offer. That said I’m more than happy to recommend some of the fantastic teams that we’ve worked with in the past.
Will there be a contract?
Definitely! Once we’ve decided on a package that would work best for you we’ll send over a link to your client portal where you can e-sign your contract and manage all payments.
How much editing/retouching do you do?
We edit every single image that we deliver for contract, exposure, saturation, white balance etc. While we are happy to remove a pesky zit on your face if one pops up on your wedding day, it’s not possible for us to offer intensive beauty retouching on every image. If when you receive your images there are photos that you feel need more intensive retouching I’ll be happy to discuss things with you and determine the best course of action. Please note that we charge $100 per hour for extra retouching.
What happens if we need you for longer on the wedding day?
Despite everyone’s best intentions wedding days usually run a little behind schedule. Don’t stress though! If you need us to stay for an extra 15-20 minutes we’ll be happy to get whatever last minute shots you need. You’re welcome to add any number of hours during your wedding day, we just ask that you pay the balance before the end of the night.
What do you wear?
We tend to shy away from the black on black look and instead try to blend in more with the crowd. I generally wear dark slacks and a white or blue button down shirt on wedding days.
Do you have more work to show us? Can we see a full wedding?
Absolutely! If you’ve already gone through our portfolio and blog feel free to get in touch and we’ll send over a full wedding! Let us know where your wedding will be held and we will probably be able to show you a wedding from your chosen venue!
Are there any additional fees after the wedding?
Absolutely not. There are things that you CAN buy after the wedding but when you book a package with Nicholas Gore Weddings you’re buying the coverage on the wedding date and then access to the full resolution final images! There’s no need to spend a penny afterwards unless you want to.
Can you recommend any other vendors?
Absolutely, we have worked with some really amazing people over the last few years so we’d be happy to give you recommendations!
Do you have insurance?
How many weddings have you photographed?
Our team photographs between 60 and 80 weddings per year. As of 2021 we’ve photographed over 500 weddings.