FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Luxury wedding at the Prospect Park Boathouse in Brooklyn, NY with Mikkel Paige Photography. Bouquets by Sachi Rose Designs.

I believe clarity is king in working together. I do my best to be as thorough and thoughtful as possible in our communications, whether you're having a one hour session, small elopement or elaborate destination wedding. And to crush any fears you may have about being photographed or making sure the documentation of your wedding, event or this chapter in your life is safe and secure.

But it's only natural to have additional questions with such a big decision. I aim to address some questions I'm often asked here.

Addressing any concerns you may have

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and providing

with thorough communication.

"She was so responsive to every question and idea that we sent her way, and she even answered some wedding questions that had nothing to do with photography..."

- Samantha and Kevin

FAQ

Do you travel to photograph weddings and events?

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Norway wedding photos by Mikkel Paige Photography, destination wedding photographer. Bride and groom waterfront photos.

As an avid traveler, I adore destination events. Travel rates vary depending on the specific location of your event so feel free to contact me. Be sure to also check out my travel site Sometimes Home, where I discuss trips and travel tips in depth.

We’re camera shy. Will that be a problem?

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Mikkel Paige Photography pictures of an engagement session in Tribeca. A photo of the couple with an airstream in NYC.

Couples who are camera shy are continuously surprised with how at-ease I make them feel. Don’t worry – we’ll have a blast! I joke around and get my couples laughing and smiling just as friends do. This enables me to capture those natural looks and emotions with my camera.

You don't have to only take my word for it though! Check out testimonials from past clients to read their thoughts.

Will you be photographing my wedding?

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Mikkel Paige Photography, Destination Wedding Photographer and located in Raleigh, North Carolina and NYC, explains the difference you get when you hire her!

Yes. Unlike a studio, where you may not know who your photographer is until weeks or days before your event, when you hire me, you get me. In the flesh! That’s the beauty of working together.

Do you work with a second photographer?

Saratoga Springs destination wedding photos in upstate New York by Mikkel Paige Photography, NY wedding photographer. The bride wore a boho lace gown for an intimate wedding at a home and had her terrior dog by her side. #mikkelpaige #saratogaspringswedding #destinationwedding #weddingdog

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I photograph about 50% of my events solo. You’d never know the difference if there was one photographer or two looking at photos from weddings I've captured! But the other 50% have a second photographer when deemed necessary. Needs vary based on the type of event or wedding you're having, which I discuss with you in depth to help determine what is most beneficial for your day.

Who will be editing my photos?

W Hoboken wedding photos by Mikkel Paige Photography featured in The Knot New Jersey winter/spring edition. Flowers by Sachi Rose Designs. #mikkelpaige #whoboken #newjerseyweddingvenues #hobokenweddingphotographer #nycweddingphotographer

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All editing and album design is done in house, by me. Some photographers outsource their editing (it's actually more common than you would think) but I believe viewing and applying edits to photos as needed are part of the final touch in the art that is my photography. And my photography is a big reason why you are interested in working with me. Your images never leave my hands, from start to finish.

Our venue needs proof of insurance. Can you provide it?

Pictures by Mikkel Paige Photography at the Westchester wedding venue, Crabtree's Kittle House. The ceremony was tented, photos outdoor and reception inside. Purple and white flowers with greenery were centerpieces in the intimate space including Pitcher Plants, ranunculus and roses. #mikkelpaige #westchestervenue #westchesterphotography #crabtreeskittlehouse #summerwedding #receptionspace #eventreception #purplewedding #purplepalette

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Yes. This is typically called a “Certificate of Insurance,” or COI, and it only takes a few days for me to provide one in advance of your event.

What happens if it rains on my wedding day?

Wedding party photos in the rain! Bride in beaded 1920s art deco gown. Bay 7 Durham, NC wedding. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography.

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We will have a back up plan if the weather is unfavorable and be prepared for anything. Preparedness and the right outlook are half the secret to success in the rain!

What do I need to book secure my event date?

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A custom ketubah was watercolored by the bride's friend for an outdoor ceremony at Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua, New York. Photos by Mikkel Paige Photography. This venue in Westchester County is near the Hudson Valley and NYC. The bride and groom incorporated a Rabbi and Priest, and Jewish and Filipino traditions. #mikkelpaige #hudsonvalleyweddings #crabtreeskittlehouse #fallwedding #westchestervenues #ketubah #Jewishwedding

After we connect and discuss your day, we'll have a photography proposal meeting. If we're a good fit, all you need to secure your date is a digitally signed contract and 50% retainer.

Do I get the digital files and how many photos can we expect?

Downtown wedding venue photos by Mikkel Paige Photography in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina. The beautiful Canon Room is historically named and great for an indoor ceremony and reception. Portraits of the bride + groom, bouquet with chic and rustic dried flowers. The neutral color decor will inspire you with unique wedding ideas. #mikkelpaige #downtownRaleigh #raleighwedding #downtownraleighweddingvenue #ncwedding #raleighwedding #raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingphotographs

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Most photography collections include printing rights and access to high resolution, digital files. Though no two events are the same (which is why I don’t like to put a number on photo delivery), you can expect about 75 to 100 images for each hour of photography. Often more. I like to think I hit the sweet spot in photo delivery: never too little and not too much.

How long does it take to see my photos and how do I view them?

Colorful wedding photos by Mikkel Paige Photography, NYC wedding photographer. Planning by Dulce Dreams Events, flower boutonnieres by Sachi Rose.

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A sneak peek is posted within 48 to 72 hours after your event. All images are ready within 6 to 8 weeks, however, don’t be surprised if they’re available sooner. I like to surprise and wow my clients! Images are available through a password protected, online gallery that you are welcome to share with family and friends. This is also a convenient place to purchase professional lab prints to decorate your home.

Planning a destination wedding? La Romana is 1 hour from Punta Cana and home to an incredible, all inclusive resort with a beautiful beach and mountains view in the Dominican Republic. It’s a great location, which these pictures of the bride and groom by Mikkel Paige Photography prove again and again! It also doubles as a vacation and honeymoon spot. Click through for more Casa de Campo wedding photography and ideas! Coordination by @theeventeur #mikkelpaige #brideandgroom #destinationwedding

THE ULTIMATE FAQ:

ARE YOU AVAILABLE FOR OUR DATE?

If you're ready to proceed with finding out the answer - or have further questions - let's talk. I would love to hear from you.

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