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        Natural, organic, non-posed imagery really captures my attention most. I love feeling the vibes you bring as a couple, and playing on those emotions with my imagery. I watch for the way you lean on their shoulder, smile when they look at you, or hold pinkies instead of holding hands. I watch for these things, and I capture them, because those subtleties are the essence of your relationship. I’ll guide and direct you, while leaving room for improvisation and play. Let’s document you, as you are, at this point in your life.

        HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT AND IS IT REFUNDABLE?

        My deposit is 30%, and is non-refundable. Because I have reserved the date for your event, I am then turning away other business on that date.

        CAN WE GET SOME VENDOR RECOMMENDATIONS?

        Absolutely! I have a list of recs for everything from florists, to makeup artists, to videographers. This is my curated list.. only my absolute faves.

        WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

        I am located in Charlottesville, Virginia, but am available for travel.

        WILL YOU DIRECT US ON POSING?

        Definitely! If you’re a bit uncomfortable in front of the camera, no worries! I would say 95% of my clients tell me they’re awkward in front of the camera. Although I have a candid style of shooting, I actually do plenty of directing at my shoots. I’ll tell you where to stand, what to do, and give you actions to perform. I leave room for interaction and am always watching for the moments you forget yourself and relax. You’ll ease right into it, and things will become natural in no time.

        WILL YOU HELP US WITH THE SCHEDULE?

        Definitely! We will figure out a schedule that works for you, and that also allows for the best light possible.

        FOR ENGAGEMENT SHOOTS, WILL YOU GUIDE US ON WHAT TO WEAR?

        Absolutely! I have a whole outfit guide I'll send you to help get the ball rolling. I'm also here to send outfit inspo, or give honest advice about outfits you're considering.

        Do you have a payment plan?

        require 30% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 70% is due 3 months in advance for weddings, 2 months in advance for shoots. You can split these payments (up to 3 payments) if you’d like to help make it more affordable. I’m happy to work with your schedule!

        DO YOU GIVE RAW UNEDITED IMAGES?

        No, as I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step the images are only halfway done. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!

        WHAT DO WE DO IF IT'S RAINING OUR SHOOT DAY?

        Umbrellas. I highly recommend embracing any weather challenges that come up on your day, you'd be surprised how amazing it can turn out. Think about ordering clear, bubble umbrellas for your wedding day. These umbrellas are absolutely adorable! They are great for photos because they are transparent, which allows me to capture your guests’ faces while they remain safe under the umbrella. We will also watch the weather closely on your wedding day. I have excellent weather apps, which allow me to see if the rain will be clearing from a given area. Sometimes, if we just wait 15 minutes, the rain will stop and we’ll be able to resume the festivities.

        WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?

        Since I take on such a limited amount of jobs per year, I have a faster turnaround time than most photographers! The turnaround depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for sessions it takes 3 weeks or less and weddings take 6 weeks or less. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs.

        HOW MANY IMAGES CAN WE EXPECT?

        I edit all of the good ones. This means I only remove shots of people blinking, making weird faces, or exact duplicates. This typically ends up being a minimum of 100 images per hour of shooting. I tend to over-deliver, so you’ll have plenty!

        DO WE GET PRINTING RIGHTS?

        Absolutely! You have full printing rights to all of the edited images. You have the option to print through my site, but you can also download and print them anywhere you’d like!

        DOES IT COST TO HAVE YOU TRAVEL?

        All travel costs are included in each package.

        HOW LONG DOES THE GALLERY STAY UP?

        Always. I never take them down.

        This is where the magic begins. It's where you ask me on a date as your third wheel, and i say yes, and we become bff's

        Cecilia photography co

        Virginia wedding photographer

        © 2023 Cecilia photography co

        Cecilia is an elopement and wedding photographer based out of Charlottesville, Virginia and available for travel. Raw, natural, unabashed imagery is her style. Cecilia focuses on adventure photography as well as classic weddings. Cecilia services the East Coast, but is also available for travel.