Frequently Asked Questions About Madison Wedding Photographer, Kaia Calhoun Photography
How do I book you?
Let’s meet! Choosing your Madison wedding photographer is A BIG DEAL, so I love meeting with my clients so I can share what I have to offer, to get to know you, and to hear about your vision for your wedding day. If you do not live in the area, let’s set a phone date. If you choose to book me, 50% of the amount is due with a signed wedding contract.
Booking your senior portraits, newborn photography, family photography, or boudoir photography is also a big deal. I view any new client as a huge compliment and any repeat client as an even bigger compliment for that reason. Portrait sessions can be booked with a $50.00 deposit – the remaining balance is due at the start of the session.
What is in your camera bag?
I LOVE my lenses!
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM for everything I can from portraits to weddings – the glass on this lens makes for the most beautiful colors and creamy blur.
EF 35mm f/1.4L USM I use this lens the most – a wider lens for landscapes but it also isn’t so wide to distort portraits.
EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens I particularly whip this out for ring shots but it is also a gorgeous portrait lens.
EF 135mm f/2L USM for weddings when I need some more reach.
2 flashes – Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flash
1 – Alien Bee strobe
spare batteries, memory cards, etc…
other random, but necessary camera odds and ends
Did you go to school to become a Madison wedding photographer?
Why yes, I did. I graduated from Judson University with a Bachelor’s degree in General Art and a minor in Writing. In all of my art studio classes I did photography, including my senior show, and I took every photography class in addition to my required courses for the major :)
Do you travel for weddings?
YES! Please inquire for more details.
What are your rates?
For a more detailed base point see my pricing page and for a VERY detailed outline contact me via my snazzy CONTACT tab and I’ll shoot you a specific pricing PDF based on the service you are requesting :)
How long before I receive my images?
Wedding turn around is about 8 weeks
Portraits turn around is 2-3 weeks
How many photos do I get?
The amount of images you receive depends on how long your wedding day is. If I am with you on your wedding day for 9 hours, you would receive more images than if it was just a 6 hour day. It typically ranges from 500-1000. Portrait sessions ordinarily receive 200 – 400 on their disc.
Can I share my images on Facebook?
Of course! It makes my heart happy to see my images set as a profile picture or in a Facebook album. I simply ask that the images are not cropped, re-edited, or sold. I retain rights to all the images but you do receive a reproduction release to print and share online.
How can I pay you?
Wedding down payments are to be paid by check. Portrait sessions can be paid with cash or check.
It rained on my wedding day. Do you provide after sessions for the bride and groom?
YES! YES! YES! This is neat chance for the couple to get back into their wedding attire and have a shoot with me if time and weather interfered on the big day. (contact for more details)
Do you have back up equipment?
Of course! I have two camera bodies, three lenses, an array of spare batteries, chargers, loads of memory cards, etc…
If there are things going on during the dinner will you capture them?
Yes, I eat while the bride and groom are eating so that I can be easily accessible.
Didn’t find what you were looking for? For more information on the services I provide as a Madison wedding photographer, Madison boudoir photographer, Janesville senior portraits photographer, or Janesville birth photography please don’t hesitate to contact me directly from my website.