GALLERIES

        Wedding Postponement Due To COVID-19

        Weddings postponed due to COVID-19 may transfer their services and payments already made to a new date within one year of their original wedding date.

        You can see a calendar of my available dates here.

        I empathize with couples whose weddings have been affected by COVID-19. Their wedding plans, dreams, and personal lives have been significantly affected by an event unprecedented in our lifetime. The pandemic has also been financially and personally devastating for wedding vendors, creatives, and the hospitality industry, who are trying to figure out ways to keep their businesses open and continue serving wedding couples into next year.

        There are two policies that I am instating that will help me keep serving you through 2021:

        Saturdays from May – October 2021 require a rebooking fee of $1,500. This fee represents only a portion of the financial impact that I absorb when moving 2020 dates to prime Saturdays in 2021. Unfortunately if I move all 2020 Saturdays to 2021 Saturdays, it eliminates almost almost a year of income and jeopardizes my ability to remain open.

        Clients moving their 2020 wedding to a prime Saturday in 2021 may use their previous deposit towards other photography services & goods. The previous deposit can be applied towards services rendered through April 2021, such as coverage for an elopement, engagement photography, additional hours of coverage, or portraits. They may also apply their 2020 deposit towards an album or print credit in for their 2021 wedding.

        There is no rebooking fee for dates in 2020, or for Fridays or Sundays, through the end of 2021.

        I ask that couples who are postponing keep to the original schedule for their second payment. This cash flow that was originally forecast for 2020 will help keep my business open into next year.

        If you’d like to get on the phone and talk more about moving your wedding date, let me know. I hope we can make this date transfer as easy as possible for you and your families.

        –Lisa

        WELCOME NEW CLIENTS

        Your Guide To Navigating Wedding Photography & Some Helpful Tips

        Welcome new clients! This page contains helpful information about our process working together, as well as details about the various services and products offered.

        As always, please feel free to contact me at any time if there's anything on which you'd like my input, or if you'd like to add services and products to your wedding collection.

        Q&A

        Q.
        What is your photography style?
        A.
        My photography style is documentary. With the exception of group portraits and a few classic wedding portraits, we take very few contrived or posed photos. We place a strong focus on people in environments, unscripted photographs of guests, and genuine interactions.
        Q.
        How are the photos edited?
        A.
        After your wedding, I go through all of your photos and correct the images for color saturation, exposure, white balance, sharpness, contrast, and other standard photographic considerations. The photos are edited by me, individually, in a style that replicates classic film stocks (e.g. Kodak Portra 400/800, Fuji 400h, and Ilford B&Ws).
        Q.
        When do we receive our photos?
        A.
        Your wedding photos will be ready five-to-seven weeks after your wedding. For weddings in the earlier part of the season (April/May), the turnaround is closer to five weeks, and weddings towards the end of the season (October/November) will receive their photos in about seven weeks.
        Q.
        Are there any special shot lists we should provide?
        A.
        Based on our photo planning discussion, I will create a detailed photo itinerary for your wedding day. However the only shot list that we will create is the family groupings/formals list, and I will help you do that. I prefer to create this list for you, after I have an understanding of your family relationships. You are able to edit the list. If you are working with a planner or coordinator who has provided you with a schedule, please feel free to forward that to me.
        Q.
        What's the best way to expedite the family formals on my wedding day?
        A.
        For scheduling purposes, consider that each grouping typically takes 2-3 minutes to complete, and a large extended family photo may take up to 10 minutes. As such, we will approach your family formals with an organized list that fits within the time you've allowed in your schedule for these photos. It's also important that before your wedding, you assign one or two people who can identify everyone in these portraits. These people will be responsible for gathering the people involved with each grouping on our list.
        Q.
        When do we have our photo planning?
        A.
        We usually have our photo planning discussion one to three months before your wedding. However, we can have this meeting whenever you have a good idea of your wedding day schedule. I will reach out to contact you about scheduling this talk, but please feel free to contact me if you'd like to schedule something sooner. We usually schedule these talks by phone, and in some cases we are able to meet in person at my shared workspace in Boston.
        Q.
        When are payments due?
        A.
        The payment schedule is located on the first page of your contract. Payments are broken into three: the first being the deposit. The remaining payments are split in half, with fifty percent of the remainder being due 90 days before your wedding, and the final fifty percent being due by your wedding day. Any applicable sales tax is collected with the final/third payment. Checks and Venmo (@Lisa-Rigby-3) are accepted.
        Q.
        My grandmother wasn't able to make it to family photos, can you PhotoShop her in? My brother was wearing eyeglasses that created a glare. Can you remove things like that?
        A.
        We go into your wedding with a prepared list of family groupings and given the sometimes unpredictable nature of weddings, do our best to complete all requested photos. It is rare that we have to PhotoShop images to create new ones. We are not trying to fulfill a concept of 'perfection' but only documenting what occurred on the wedding day. That said, if someone would like an image extensively edited (adding/removing people, editing tan lines, eyeglass glare, etc.), we are able to send that to PhotoShop artists who do the work on a photo-by-photo basis. The price for this work is $75 per image.
        Q.
        My venue is asking for a certificate of insurance? Is this something you provide?
        A.
        Yes I always keep up to date business insurance and am happy to provide your venue with my certificate. Some venues will ask that they are named on the insurance, and I am happy to do that.
        Q.
        I would like to create an album, and maybe a few large or framed prints from my photos. How do I do that?
        A.
        Through your gallery, you are able to create archival professional prints, framed and matted prints, and albums. You'll see some tools in your gallery to create these items. I check every order - photo-by-photo - before I approve your order and send it through to the printers. I work with select printers who only work with professional photographers, and I guarantee every item printed through the gallery.
        Q.
        What is the role of the photography assistant?
        A.
        On your wedding day, there are many photo-related responsibilities that photographers have. Moving equipment, acting as a liaison with site coordinators, and handling equipment are just a few. Except for small weddings, I always work with a second person (second photographer or assistant). In addition to the above mentioned tasks, the assistant will take some photos under my direction. These may include supplemental "getting ready" shots, as well as additional angles during the ceremony, first dance, and other key events. A second professional photographer may be available as an add-on and is able to act as a second primary shooter for wedding day events and portraits.
        Q.
        Help, my gallery expired and I still haven't downloaded my files or made an album! Can I extend or even republish my gallery?
        A.
        For two years after your gallery expires (three years after your wedding), you are able to extend the gallery publishing date or even reinstate your gallery. The cost is $150 for three months. Three years after your wedding, I no longer have the files readily available. This is why it's important for you to download (and backup) all of your high-res digital files, while your gallery is initially published.
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        Additional Photography Services

        You are able to add photography services such as additional hours of coverage, engagement sessions, and (when available) rehearsal/welcome dinner coverage.

        ENGAGEMENT & PORTRAITS

        Engagement sessions are a great way to work together before your wedding. While I don’t feel that I need to “practice” on my clients, I find that it’s confidence building for people to see themselves in professional photographs.

        We photograph engagement sessions within 50 miles of Boston or Providence. Your contract may have different terms (e.g. to photograph in New York City). If you are interested in photographing outside of the 50 miles from Boston/Providence range, just ask and we can talk. 

        You can add an engagement portrait session at any time, even if it is not in your contract. We generally book engagement sessions 3-12 weeks out. From May – October, we photograph these sessions Monday – Friday. From November – April, my weekend schedule opens up from photographing weddings and I’m also available to photograph on many weekends as well. Because lighting is “everything” in portraits, it’s best to schedule sessions to start around 90 minutes before sunset. 

        Some helpful tips for engagement sessions…. 

        You are welcome to bring a pet to our photo session. In fact, I love it! If you do bring a pet, consider having them there for just a portion of the time. Some people will bring a friend who can pick up or drop off a dog. If the dog is going to be there through the whole session, bring a friend who can handle their leash so that they’re not in every photo — it’s nice to have some photos with just the two of you.

        Do not bring any bags, coats, large wallets, or change of clothes unless you have a convenient place to store them. Most of the photos we take are unposed and just the two of you walking around, and you don’t want to be carrying coats and shopping bags in the photos. I can put a small item such as car keys, a small wallet, or phone in my camera bag.

        REHEARSAL & WELCOME DINNERS

        These photographs are candid, casual, and relaxed. While people usually put a lot of planning and work into the wedding day, there’s often a lot of planning and design work that goes into rehearsal dinners. It’s nice to have a record of such a casual event, and the photos are pure fun! 

        You may add rehearsal dinner coverage at any time, although I recommend adding it earlier rather than later. While I only photograph one wedding per weekend, I sometimes schedule personal commitments and so to ensure your date is available you should schedule earlier. Rehearsal dinners are covered by myself, working alone.