FAQ's

We’ve included a whole list of general, portrait and wedding questions and answers to help before even choosing to book with Rebecca Pfeifer Photography. If there are any questions not included on this page, please don’t hesitate to reach out using the form at the bottom of the page, and I will be happy to answer them or jump on a phone call to discuss further. Thank you for your interest!

General FAQ's

Yes, my home studio opened in March 2018!  The studio is a 350 square foot natural light space, set on almost 5 acres off natural land near the heart of the Kettle Moraine forest! This allows my clients the opportunity to have a studio shoot and private outdoor setting all in one session!

The studio is located about 10 minutes south of the city of Plymouth.  Appointments are by appointment only.

I use my trusted Canon 5d mark iii and always have my backup camera nearby too! I carry multiple lenses (my favorites being the 85mm and 100mm macro), lots of portable flash gear, and all of the little but important stuff like reflectors, filters, and light modifiers to help us get creative imagery!

While I generally prefer working with natural light, I have lighting gear and know how to use it! I carry a collection of flashes, LED video lights, and reflectors / diffusers in my lighting bag, and will be able to beautifully light any less-than-ideal setting we’re working in.

Yes. Complimentary photographer travel to locations within 20 miles of the studio in Plymouth, WI is included with senior & personal branding portrait sessions.

 

Weddings and engagement sessions include complimentary photographer travel within 50 miles of the studio in Plymouth, WI. For distances beyond these limits, please contact me for a details travel quote!

Editing is the process of adjusting color, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.  All proofs will have some basic editing done.  Retouching is the process of blemish removal, skin smoothing, glass glare removal, and making final adjustments so your image is perfect for print! Retouching is time intensive and only included when you purchase a retouched digital file or product (prints, albums, wall portraits)!

I have accounts with many professional photography labs and can order almost any product you’re interested.  Please send me a photo with description & dimensions and I will get you a custom product quote!

I am required to charge WI state sales tax for every service and product I provide in the state of WI. Current sales tax rates will be applied to your final balance/invoice/total.

I prefer checks or money orders. Credit cards are also accepted and processed via Paypal (you will NOT need a Paypal account to pay with a credit card). Payment plans can be set up to meet your needs!

Portrait session faq's

The best way to get the process started is to contact me via email.  A questionnaire and your photoshoot fee will be required to officially book your session in my calendar

Spring – Fall are busy times at the studio! The sooner you book your session, the better selection of dates and time you’ll have to choose from. It never hurts to book early to give us plenty of time to prepare!

Definitely let me know as soon as you start feeling sick if your session is coming up within a few days.  If you’re not feeling well, your pictures will show it. It’s much easier to reschedule now than suffer through a session and end up with results you aren’t happy with.

 

As a photographer I’m usually checking the weather every day, 3 times a day, and from 3 different sources! Weather conditions change all the time. Several things will determine if we will need to reschedule your outdoor session, and I’ll be in touch with you if it looks like the weather could cause us to reschedule. I keep several days open in my calendar every month for reschedules.

No problem. I can definitely help you there! First, we have the indoor / outdoor studio! Plus, I’ve shot in tons of beautiful locations around the area. I’m happy to discuss options with you during your pre-session consultation!

It depends on the type of photoshoot, so this is something I will help you with!  Bringing additional options as backup is always encouraged.

 

Yes!  Moms and best friends are welcome!  Let’s talk about who will help you relax and get the best smiles : ) This person may be put to work carrying your outfits, makeup bag, jewelry, shoes, water, etc. And even help me with lighting equipment to get an epic shot! Please not that my studio space is small – so if you’re planning on more than 1 person along let’s chat in advance!

Yes. Professional retouching is included for the images you order. If you are at all worried about blemishes I highly recommend having professional makeup applied for your session! It will make a huge difference in your confidence, provide that extra pep in your step, and give you a beautiful glow & gleaming smile!

 

I need the due date, email address of adviser/editor, and any specific requirements your school has. I also need the image # you have selected.

 
 
 

Wedding faq's

A deposit and signed contract are required to reserve your wedding date in my calendar.  Please contact me for my current availability and to start the booking process!

Of course. I have a current passport and am ready to travel anywhere! We’ll work out travel / compensation – just contact me with details!

Unfortunately, I’ve found the only fair way is to book weddings on a first-come, first-served basis. The first couple who pays their deposit and completes their contract will secure the date.

 

It’s common for dates in the popular months of May – October to book over a year in advance. I recommend booking as soon as possible!

 I would characterize my wedding photography style as “simple & timeless”. I want your images to look amazing 50 years from now. The majority of the day I’ll be focusing on capturing candid images (a.k.a. “photojournalism”)! But we’ll also take the time for some casual & naturally posed couple, family & group photos (more “traditional” images). Throughout the day, and as time allows, I’ll be looking for opportunities to make a more creative image (a.k.a. “fine-art” photography) that you would be proud to display in your home. And of course I love taking those beautiful detail shots too. My approach to a wedding day is multi-faceted!

That varies a lot, but on average about 75 photos per hour of coverage.  I’ll get rid of all of our test shots, images with missed focus, bad expressions, and duplicates, and everything that remains will be edited and delivered to you!

The best way is to meet with me! We can meet in person at the studio, or meetup online, and chat about you two & your wedding plans. I can show you some sample albums and answer all of your burning questions. I promise, I’m not the salesy pushy type and I want to find out if we’re truly a good match as much as you do!

Most wedding collections include a 2nd photographer. This allows us the flexibility to capture different things that may be happening at the same time. It also means I can be a little more creative while the 2nd photographer captures traditional shots (or vise versa). Plus, it never hurts to have a well qualified back-up on the most important day of your life! I’ve written an entire blog post on why you need a second shooter.

You do not need to choose a collection in order to officially book your wedding. However, in order for us to plan your wedding timeline, and set up an (optional) payment plan, I recommend choosing your wedding collection as soon as possible! Most couples finalize their collection 6+ months before their wedding date, when timeline planning gets more serious.

So glad you asked! Putting together the Wedding Day Timeline is usually one of the most overwhelming tasks for a bride and groom. But think about it – you have a tremendous resource at your hands – your photographer! I’ve written a blog post with some timeline considerations, and also outlined some ideal time frames for your wedding photos, but I would love to get more involved in this process when the time comes!

Spring – Fall are busy times at the studio! The sooner you book your session, the better selection of dates and time you’ll have to choose from. It never hurts to book early to give us plenty of time to prepare!

Yes! I love when couples decide to include a First Look in their wedding day for so many reasons. Of course there are pros and cons, so I’ve written an entire blog post here!

 

 

This is something we can work on together. The long traditional “shot lists” provided by the bridal magazines are a great idea in theory, but not really necessary. As someone who has photographed many weddings, I capture those images without prompting. But we’ll definitely make a detailed shot list for your family formals. This will ensure family formals run smoothly and that we don’t miss anybody! And we’ll also make a short “must-have list” of any wedding party, couple, or detail photos that are really important to you. While pinterest and the internet are great for planning, my goal is to capture unique and beautiful photos of you, in the environment and weather we have to work with.

I’ll check in with you before we pack up our gear to see if additional coverage is needed. Coverage can be added in 1/2 hour increments at our normal hourly rate.

Approx. 4 – 6  weeks after your wedding date.

Yes, wedding collections include an online gallery! From the gallery you can view, download, share, and purchase images.

Yes, my business carries liability insurance which I am happy to provide to any venue or vendor who requires it.

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