Weddings Q+A

The low down for wedding clients {soon-to-be friends}

 

I know you are based in Ohio but will you travel to my oh-so fabulous destination wedding?
Yes, absolutely!

Many of our weddings are local to Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding area. Within 30 miles of Grove City, OH, travel is free.  We love to travel and look forward to the opportunity.  Travel for destination weddings is catered to each event, and may include airfare and accommodations, depending on the circumstances.  My passport is always ready…by the back door.

Contact Crystal Jo for more info.

What type of equipment do you use?

We use top of the line Canon digital cameras and lenses, both zoom and prime. We also bring professional lights that are used for formals (as needed). And, just in case (like the commercial with Justin Case) we bring a whole set of backup cameras & lenses to each and every wedding.

Do you shoot in color or black & white?

Both! Technically, everything we shoot is in color and is edited to black and white in post production.  But, of course B&W and sepia are always options for final print.

How do we book you?

 

Booking is so easy! If you like what you see, call or email me to set up a phone consultation or a meeting in person. We’ll set up a meeting and if everything works out, you can put a deposit down to reserve your date.

I typically meet all local clients at my home in Grove City {zip code 43123} where I have a fun viewing area.

Crystal Jo Foto can only hold wedding dates after the receipt of a signed contract and $500 deposit.  If you’re interested in setting up a meeting, please contact Crystal Jo by email or phone. email : crystal@crystaljofoto.com

 

What are you albums like?

 

All albums are custom designed here in house and clients can choose from many different album styles and sizes. Custom means no wedding is ever the same, and neither are our albums. Let me just say – Crystal Jo Foto albums will rock your socks!  They are fresh, elegant and timeless.  Set up a meeting to swing by the “studio/dining room” to flip through them in person.

I also offer custom-designed Soft Page Albums which are great for parent albums or guestbooks.

Do you offer packages?

Of course!  Wedding packages start at $3000 and include all sorts of fun things like – high resolution DVDs, albums, engagement sessions, foto booths, sameday wedding day slideshows and more. I also offer a la carte options for those who love mixing and matching their own package.  Just contact me for a detailed pricelist.

 

Do you shoot more than one wedding per day?

UM, are you kidding? My entire focus is on only one rock’n bride and groom.  Will you be that lucky couple?

Who is the second photographer?

 

All of my second photographers have rad camera skills!  The majority of the time you will find me using my right hand gals, Roberta Camp Albert (Miss Ohio 2007!) and Kristen Kielmeyer (fabulous mother of 2 beauties).

 

We are back from our honeymoon, are the wedding pictures ready yet?

NO, not yet. Not unless you were lucky enough to have a 4 week honeymoon! I will have the online image gallery ready to share within 4 weeks from your wedding date.  I know, it feels like an eternity.  I will email the links as soon as they are ready.  I usually blog about the wedding a little sooner and I will let you know when I post some favorites.  Trust me, they’ll be worth the wait!

Do I get a disc of my wedding images?

More than likely, yes. All of our wedding collections have the release of your digital wedding negatives in high resolution format on a DVD for your unlimited personal printing usage.

Do you offer gift certificates?

 

I offer the ability for your friends and family to give the gift of professional photography through my gift certificates. With my unique photography gift certificates, credits can be purchased and used in any monetary increments. These gift certificates can be applied toward any of my services including wedding album upgrades. Upon your purchase, I’ll email the certificate for easy, fast printing and giving, or mail you the certificate on beautiful paper.

I love Crystal Jo Foto, how can we book you?

 

In order to reserve a wedding date, the session fee of $500 is required with a signed contract.  To mail your retainer, please make your check payable to Crystal Jo Foto, 2650 Kingston Ave, Grove City, Ohio, 43123.

Do you accept cash, checks and credit cards for payment?

YES. I love money – of all kinds, unless it’s counterfeit or foreign currency, then I make a mean face.  :/

Do you shoot boudoir sessions?
Yep, I sure do.  In a very discrete way.  Please inquire within if you are interested.

Do you like to dance?

 

Love to.  That’s why I love Ellen.  She dances.  She makes a room light up with her “moves”.  It’s hard to dance without emotion.  Think about it.  When’s the last time you broke it down without a huge smile on your face?  When’s the last time you slow danced with your lovely love and didn’t feel your heart race?   It’s SO physically and emotionally fun!  So yeah, I may be swaying behind my camera to Journey or doing the boot scoot’n boogie on the side of the dance floor.  And… you’ll smile.