Visual Rituals Media
Raleigh-Durham Wedding Photography, Couples Portraits, and Commercial Media Production



Frequently asked questions

What sets you apart from other photographers?

Our photographs are vibrant, intentional, and bold. We know when the scene requires extra production value to get the most out of the final product, but we also feed off the vibe of every couple and know when our presence needs to be more relaxed and candid.  We offer a natural mix of posed and photo-journalistic style of photography.

How many photographers will be there at our wedding?

All of our standard wedding collections include both of us photographing your day assuming we're both available - we do book weddings and events separately as well. It's best to have two photographers in our opinion so that you will get different perspectives and more variety in your pictures.

Do you photograph elopements?

Absolutely! Depending on availability and the number of hours you have set aside for photography, we have special rates for elopements. We love the intimate setting created between a couple as they exchange vows in an alternative fashion. We even photographed our own elopement in Scotland! 

We’re having a Destination Wedding. Do you travel?

YES! We love destination weddings - there's a sense of adventure and excitement that's expressed by everyone involved at a destination wedding and it reflects in the photographs. Send us more information on your travel plans, and we will create a custom wedding collection to fit your needs. 

Do I have to order prints or an album through you?

We highly recommend ordering prints and albums through our professional vendors, but it is not required. The difference in quality is absolutely stunning when it comes to ordering through a professional printing lab, so we encourage clients to let us help with prints. With nine years of experience, we know which images will work best to tell your story in an album. However every album produced is a collaborative effort with you getting the final say at the design session. It's our job to be a full-service studio so you don't have to spend hours learning new software and selecting images for your family heirloom. All of our wedding collections include an album keepsake and/or printing credit to apply to prints ordered through your personal wedding gallery. That's how much we believe in professional printing! 

Are the couples on your site models?

The images shown on our site and blog are from real weddings, with regular, paying clients unless otherwise stated. 

Will we get the print release to our photos after our wedding?

Yes! Upon receiving your hard drive keepsake with the USB drive of all your engagement and wedding day images, you will have the ability to print your images however you'd like. We just ask that you do not sell them for profit since we still maintain the copyright of all images we take.

Do you want us to provide you a “shot list” for our wedding day?

During a wedding day, we are constantly reacting to the moment and capturing human emotion, as well as the details that make your day special. We are also following a timeline, traveling between locations with equipment, and providing customer service to every member of your wedding party. We would prefer to be in the moment with you and your guests, capturing spontaneous expressions of joy and love instead of checking our phones to review a shot list. What's more helpful is knowing your style through a mood board - Pinterest is a great way to share your style and ideas with us. If you really want to make a list, we'll be sure to read it over, more than once, but we can't promise we'll be able to refer to it during an event as dynamic as a wedding day. What you may consider is focusing your list on the groups of family and friends that you know you want pictures of after the ceremony during the designated "family formal portraits."

How do we reserve our wedding date with you?

That's a great question! We require a signed contract and a $500 deposit to secure your date. The deposit goes toward your wedding collection total and is non-refundable in the event of a cancellation. Payment plan details will be listed in the contract.