Frequently Asked Questions
Hey! My name is Kyle Goldie, and I am the founder and lead photographer of Luma Weddings. I work behind-the-scenes with my wife, Haley Goldie, to create everything you see here in our portfolios and the experiences within them. So, you’ve taken a look through our website and you’ve decided that you want to hire us. Fantastic! Now, you are looking for some rates. Well, look no further. We’re flexible, we are awesome, and we absolutely love what we do! Below are the most common questions we get asked.
How long have you been a photographer?
I have been a full time photographer for 10 years. I started by shooting weddings, then got into shooting fashion – and had more than 600 photo shoots. That is where I developed my photography style, coaching techniques, and where I really got to understand “light” and movement. Bringing that to the wedding industry full-time has been incredible; and I think that foundation has really helped me grow over the years. I’ve photographed more than 100 weddings – local and destination!
Do you work with a second shooter?
In to keep our package rates down and to simplify for your wedding experience, our packages include me (Kyle Goldie) as your sole wedding photographer. I photograph 99.99% of weddings by myself. If you would like to add a second photographer, the option is definitely there for you. Keep in mind that every 5 star review I have ever received has been from a wedding I’ve shot alone.
Do you also include prints and albums?
Simply, we can if you want us to. We have packages for every kind of possible request. We also have a la carte options for those choosing something that is more unique. We are completely flexible and we can custom tailor your package to suit your every need. Every one of our clients request different items, but there is one commonality that everybody wants – simplicity. So, we listened. Now,our packages include a free online gallery, print release, and the ability to add prints in nearly any size and type that you could wish for – all right from the convenience of your online gallery. The quality is amazing (far better than the big box chains of the world) and the prints are shipped out directly from the professional print shop that we go through. Pricing is competitive, too! But, if you ultimately decide to go through your own print shop – please feel free.
How long does it take to receive our images?
Depending on the time of year (peak vs off season), you should expect your photo delivery to be roughly 3-6 weeks from your wedding date. If you want your delivery even faster, just let me know and we can put in a rush order for only $200. A rush order will get your photographs in under 2 weeks!
What equipment do you use? What about backups?
For every wedding, I use dual camera’s – both strapped on me at all times. Currently, one Canon 5D Mark II & one Canon 5D Mark IV. Depending on the type of venue and size of wedding party, I use various lenses. These are the 24-70mm II 2.8L, 70-200mm II 2.8L, 50mm 1.2L, and the 100mm macro. I use Canon 600EX speedlites for reception photography. I always carry both cameras on me during weddings so that I don’t have to waste those precious *seconds* when working weddings. In those short few seconds it takes to change a lens, a photographer without two bodies on them can miss those moments. This is why I always carry two on my body ready to go.
What type of engagement session can I book?
I offer three types of engagement sessions. The first is a 30-minute mini-engagement session within 30 miles of Lake Stevens, WA. These are completely free when booking one of our three main packages. They’re a way for us to get you some amazing images for your invites/website/registry’s and for us to get acquainted prior to your wedding day. The next level up is the 60 minute, 60 mile engagement session for $250 more ($750 value). Then, the most incredible is the EPIC ENGAGEMENT session. This one, you can choose any location in the state of Washington. The rate for this one is $1,500 (or an additional $750 when booking from a with a wedding collection). The epic engagement sessions are seriously amazing. Get in touch with me and I can send you sample locations for each different level of engagement so that you can really see the value in the additional distance and time.
What are your rates?
We make our rates flexible for each client depending on the location, type of venue, day of the week, time of year, and other factors. We pride ourselves on amazing customer service, professionalism, communication, and quality. Email us today and send over as many details as you can so that we can best serve you. Let’s get the discussion started!
How do we book/reserve our date with you?
Contact me right now! Dates are first-come, first-served, so don’t dally. After we chat, I will send you a customized contract for you to review and sign. Then, sign it electronically, send in your deposit (typically 50%). Your final 50% isn’t due until 30 days prior to your wedding. If a payment plan works better to stretch things out – we’re flexible to make it work!