What is your main photography style?
My style would be described more as lifestyle. I let you be you instead of telling you to stand this way or that. I’m super relaxed and fun, and a big dork! I try to make every session as fun as possible for both you and me. When my clients are having fun, it reflects that in your photos.
What do your wedding packages include?
Every package has 2 main things: A time frame and a second shooter for the same amount of time. Every wedding should have a second shooter. As much as I want to pretend that I am THAT amazing, it’s physically impossible for me to be in 2 places at once, and to get a shot from two angles simultaneously. Having a second shooter is super important so it’s in every package. Shoot me an email for more information!
How many photographers do you work with?
My husband, Nate, is my go-to second shooter at weddings. I also have a circle of photographer friends that I assist on their weddings, too. They are all good friends and trusted professionals. If Nate is unavailable, I would pull from that circle for your wedding day. I will never show up to a wedding with a photographer that I have never met before.
Will YOU be the actual photographer at my wedding if I hire you?
Absolutely!!! Obviously assuming there are no acts of God or dire last minute medical emergencies you will absolutely, 100% have ME on your wedding day. If you hire Stef Mishica Photography, you get Stef!
Do you have back-up equipment in case your camera malfunctions?
I do! Over the years I have acquired more gear and I have multiples of each piece of equipment. So if something happens it’s as easy as grabbing something else out of my camera bag!
When will my images be ready?
For family and other portrait sessions, I like to get them finished within 2 - 3 weeks but that will also depend on your session. Solo sessions won't have as many shots to sort and edit as a family of 6, so that might be done by the following week. But a newborn session might take more like 2 - 3 weeks to complete.
I like to promise 4 - 6 weeks for delivery of wedding images. I love to do a sneak peek very soon after the wedding so I don’t leave you hanging, but for full completion of the entire day, it will take roughly 4 - 6 weeks. You’ll also get an online gallery to view and share your gallery with your family friends, and social media.
How many images will I receive from my session?
The number of images you receive will, again, depend upon your session. Its always difficult to provide a specific number, but I can usually say between 15-20% of what I actually shoot.
For a 2 hour portrait session, I'd guesstimate 50-150. But it's all relative to what happens during our time together.
For your wedding day, it will depend entirely how it unfolds. Generally speaking, I average 150-250 images an hour. An 8 hour wedding day will roughly yield 2,000 - 2,500 images and a 6 hour wedding day will roughly yield 1,600. Again, it’s all relative to YOUR wedding day. Sometimes there will be a lull where everyone is eating and there isn’t much to capture, but then there might be an hour where there are many things happening at once. So there’s really no scientific way to tell exactly how many exact images you will receive in your collection.
Who retains the copyright to your images?
I retain the copyright to my images, but I provide my clients with a release to allow printing and online posting.
Are you willing to travel?
Yes, yes and yes. Depending on where you want me to go there may be some travel fees involved, but I absolutely adore to travel and would love to come to you! I’m adding a “bucket list” soon and will be offering sweet deals on those locations (ie: my fee would ONLY be my travel and hotel stay), so seriously get in touch with me if you’re doing something wicked fun!
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I shoot anywhere from 15 to 25 weddings a year and various portrait sessions throughout. I also do a bunch of second shooting with other photographers, in addition to my own workload. So you may see me out at a wedding working for another photographer/good friend of mine. If you’re interested in having me shoot YOUR wedding please don’t hesitate to ask! I usually book out anywhere from 6 months to 1 year in advance, but if you have a short engagement and need someone fast, let me know! If you also know of someone that is looking for a wedding photographer, send them my way! I’ll have something special for you if they book me!
How do I book you?
Head over to my contact page and send me some information about the kind of session you're looking for.