FAQ

You’ve seen the work, you like the work, so what is the next step? 
I love meeting new couples and hearing their story. You can fill out the contact form, give us a call, or email michael@michaelthomasstudios.com .  Once we have discussed the details of your wedding and ensured we are a good fit,  a contract and deposit reserves your date. 

Do you travel?
Constantly! Travelling to new or unusual locations is a favorite, and nowhere is off limits. Destination packages are priced competitively.  For your quote, contact us.

How many final images are delivered?
An average engagement produces approximately 75 images  The average wedding receives between 75-100 final images per hour of shooting.

What wedding packages do you offer?
Wedding packages and rates are found here. Every wedding includes high resolution processed images delivered by flash drive, a password protected online gallery for family & friends, and 3 years of archived image protection. Custom coverage, hand designed photo albums,  and engagements shoots are also available. 

How is payment handled?
Deposits are due during contract signing to reserve any date. Initial deposits are 50% of the total, or $1,000, whichever is less. Final payments are due by the event date. Additional expenses for travel or multi-day events require additional deposits. 

What is your photography style?
I consider my style to be candid and I pride myself in being unobtrusive and relaxed. Whether it's a civil ceremony for 2 or event for 300, I work to capture the in-between details and document your wedding as if telling a story. The two styles I provide, evident throughout my portfolios, are "vibrant" and "classic." Upon your consultation we will discuss your preference, then I shoot and process your images accordingly. 

Do you offer and sell prints?
Select print packages are available upon request. All couples own the rights to share and print their own images. Those rights are included with every wedding package. Alongside print packages, we offer custom designed hardcover photo albums. These professional grade photo books include colored cloth covers and are simply beautiful.

Tell me more about these albums you offer...
Your custom photo book will be from the highest quality album printer and made from the best materials. Custom hardcover albums start at $350, a la carte. See more here.

How far should we book in advance?
To be safe, as far out as possible. Most requests happen between 6 months to one year in advance. At least 12 months in advance is recommended.

When will we get our photos?
Turnaround for wedding photos is 6 to 8 weeks. For engagement sessions, 3 to 4 weeks.

Are you flexible with your pricing?
Yes - I strive to work with all budgets, and provide custom quotes for additional hourly and travel. Contact me for your own quote.