Frequently Asked Questions


What are your rates for weddings?

2018 wedding packages begin at $3,200. All of the packages are completely customizable so we can discuss what is best for your needs. If you would like more information about packages and pricing please email me at info@sarahmackphoto.com

How do I book you for our Wedding Day?

Once you have chosen me as your photographer (YAY!)  you can sign our contract online and make a deposit of 50% percent of the package to fully reserve the day.

What is my payment schedule?

A non refundable 50% deposit is due with the signing of the contract. The deposit amount is based on your chosen package price. The remaining balance of your package is due one week prior to your wedding date. I accept all payment types but for credit card payments there will be a 3% transaction fee added to your package.

If we cancel the wedding, will we receive our deposit back?

Unfortunately no. Deposits are used to reserve your date. Once I’ve reserved your date, I do not accept new clients for your date.

If we change our wedding to a different date, will we be able to use our deposit towards a future date?

If the new date is available, then yes. Also, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.

How many photos will I receive?

Depending on the wedding package you decide to go with, the amount of images will vary. 80-100 images per hour of coverage is the average delivery image count. For your engagement session you will receive 100-150 images.

Will the images be edited, or retouched?

Yes! All of the images delivered to you will be color corrected and edited in my signature style. I take great pride in my work and post production is the second half of the artistic vision. Cosmetic or Advanced retouching is included in 3-5 images and any special request can be purchased for an hourly retouching fee.

What is Cosmetic and Advanced Retouching?

Cosmetic Retouching is slimming or reshaping body parts, retouching wrinkles or blemishes, removing fly away hairs, etc.  Advanced retouching is removing large object from a scene, swapping faces or any heavy manipulation of a scene. There is an hourly charge for these services since each request has a different level of complexity.

Where are you located? Will you travel?

I am located in Costa Mesa, CA but am always excited to travel for weddings. Especially if it involves a beautiful mountain top or breezy beach! 

How will I receive my photos?

All of your high resolution images will be emailed to you in an easy download link that can be shared with anyone you would like. You will also receive a viewing  gallery of low resolution images for any of your friends and family to browse and order prints if they wish.

When will I get my photos?

You will a handful of our favorite images the week after your wedding! The rest of your beautiful images will be emailed  in a download link 4-6 weeks after your big day. Engagement sessions typically take 2-3 weeks to process.

Do you have backup equipment? What about a backup plan if you are unable to shoot my wedding for some reason?

Yes, and Yes. I have a back up camera and lighting system of equal quality to cover anything that could happen on the wedding day. I have never missed any event, but in the extremely unlikely event that I am not able to be with you on your wedding day, I have a long list of talented peers that would act as my stand in for your day.

Do you offer a second photographer?

Yes! The majority of my packages include a talent second photographer.   An experienced second photographer is an invaluable part of the big day to capture every memory as it unfolds. I have worked extensively with my team to create a cohesive vision in our coverage of your big day.

Do you over albums and prints?

Yes! I offer custom designed albums that can be added a la carte and are included at a discount in some packages.  Prints can be purchased through your online viewing gallery,  or if you would like to use a third party, that’s fine too!

Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like or photos I have seen on Pinterest?

Yes, I ask every client to create a “mood board” before their wedding or engagement session to get an idea of your style and vision for your photography.  We will go over this together and I will get an idea of what shots are most important to you.  Of course,  having trust in my artistic eye is very important to let creativity and moments come naturally.

How will you be dressed?

I wear black pants and a simple blouse. I want to look nice but be able to move around and get the shot comfortably. I’m usually crouching in a bush or down in the dirt to get the perfect shot!