Where are you located?
Atlanta based, available for travel world wide. We are a boutique photography company that highly limits the number of weddings/sessions we take on per year. Our pricing structure reflects the quality of our products and the amount of time we dedicate to each and every one of our clients.
I see that Paperlily has several photographers. Who would actually be shooting my wedding?
Christy and Brooke are the lead wedding photographers for Paperlily. Christy is the lead contact for all things wedding related. We also have several affiliate photographers who work with us regularly as second shooters. We have set extremely high standards of excellence for our company and everyone who works with us.
How many photos do we get? Do we get them all?
For weddings our client galleries typically range from 750-1250 images. For newborn and family sessions the average number of images per gallery ranges from 100-250. The number of images in each gallery varies depending on the amount of hours we shoot, the number of shooters, and how many times we change locations. We want our clients to laugh and cry when they go through their galleries. We feel that leaving in as many images as humanly possible helps to tell the full story of the day.
How do we get photos like we see on your site? We tend to be a little camera shy.
We realize that posing for couple photos doesn’t always come naturally. We give lots of directions and we try and make the session feel comfortable and relaxed. Time is the best friend of comfortability. The more time we have for photos the better.
Who is your ideal client?
Nice, happy people.
Are we a good fit? How will I know?
We are there to document your day/session however it unfolds. There is real beauty in the raw emotion of each wedding/session (no matter the weather, timeline, or any other unforseen circumstance). Although we would love to be able to work with everyone, we have found we fit best with relaxed, happy clients who more excited about being together than having things go perfectly. We have seen it all…babies cry, it rains, cakes fall, groomsmen have too many shots (oh the stories we could tell!), bridesmaids have to be sewn into their dresses, hair and makeup run late. Life happens. We are there to laugh with you (and probably take a photo or two) when it does- lol! We ask only that our clients have a sense of humor and a love for life (and all it’s crazy moments).
How many wedding day hours do we need?
Our workflow the day of the wedding looks a little like this…
We typically arrive 3-4 hours before the ceremony (four with a first look). We do this to ensure we have time to shoot bridal details (typically for the first hour), bridals, bridal party, and bride’s parents (and repeat with the groom on his side). We do lose the hour before the ceremony as we have to have the bride hidden away so we factor that in to our start time.
A note about timelines. They are off about 99.975% of the time. Something always runs long (especially hair and makeup). We have learned to be incredibly fast and efficient with whatever time we are given so if something does run over we are ready for it.
We love you guys! We’d like to book! What now?
Well first we would like to say thanks for choosing to work with us. We appreciate and respect our clients. Trust is paramount for any good photographer/client relationship. We try and earn that trust by being there, willing to help in anyway possible from day one.
Simply email us through our contact section, and if we are available, we will build you a custom booking proposal that look over
If you die will you still shoot my wedding?
Ok no, we won’t but we will be sad about it. On a positive note we will tell Jesus that you said hi, though!
Christy and Brooke do our very best to take only one wedding per weekend so that we can cover one another should an emergency come up. In 10 years of shooting weddings we have not ever missed one but we do understand that life happens. We have each other to lean on should something catastrophic come about. Additionally, we have full coverage insurance on our company, gear, and photographs. Should some sort of calamity happen we would do our very best to make it right. We care about your wedding being photographed properly as much as you do. It really is our life’s work to ensure a smooth, carefree day for all of our clients. Dying would just mess all of of that up! 😉