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This is the exciting part! I can't wait to learn more about you and customize your perfect portrait session! Check out the PACKAGE DETAILS HERE! The best way to get started is by filling out the contact form! 

You can also check out the FAQS BELOW, or feel free to email me directly if you have any additional questions.

heatherdodgephotography@gmail.com

lets connect...

This is the exciting part! I can't wait to learn more about you and customize your perfect portrait session! Give me all the details, the more I know the better! Get started by filling out the contact form! 

Check out the FAQS BELOW, or feel free to email me directly if you have anything additional questions

heatherdodgephotography@gmail.com

I cant wait to connect with you and help bring your vision to life! I'll be in touch as soon as I can to walk you through the next steps!  In the meantime, lets connect on social! 

Thank you!

frequently asked

How do we book you? 

First start by filling out my contact form or send me an email giving me all the details so we can get to know each other better! If you are local I would love to meet up in person OR we can hop on a call and talk through any questions to help you create your perfect portrait package! Then we will work through all of the contract paperwork, pay your 50% retainer, and get started with planning the fun stuff! 

When do I receive my pictures? 

Post production is one of my favorite parts! I love editing and culling through your photos, reliving your portrait session or wedding day! My turnaround time for portrait & mini sessions is 2 weeks and wedding galleries will be delivered in 4-6 weeks. I know waiting is THE WORST.. So I always make sure to share a few sneak peeks within 48 hours to hold you over! Your final images will be delivered via an online gallery you can access easily from any device and share with your friends and family! You can download, print, and post online to show off your photo debut! 

Are you willing to travel? 

Heck yes! I have such a love of adventure, exploring new places, putting my toes in the sand OR snow! My packages include travel for local weddings up to a 100 miles from Charlottesville. Additional travel fees could include mileage, hotel, flights or rental car depending on the location! Some destination packages or elopements also include full event coverage as a bonus, and additional discounts! Inquire for more information and a custom quote and I would love to jet set and capture your love story! I'm always passport ready, check out my upcoming travel if you want to schedule a session while I'm on the road! 

Can I bring my Dog to my photoshoot? 

ABSOLUTELY! I know that your fur baby is a huge part of your family and you will want to include them in your portrait session or wedding day! As a dog momma myself I have had my fair share of comical moments and frustration trying to capture my uncooperative pup, and dozens of other 4-legged photoshoots. Along the way I've acquired a few tricks to make this process "PAWsible"... sorry I had to do it! If you sign up for my NEWSLETTER you'll receive a free download to my puppy portrait guide! Or feel free to inquire and I can give you more details as we plan out your session! 

What happens if it rains? 

If there is inclement weather on the forecast for your portrait session, we will simply schedule a new date or stay flexible about the start time! For a rainy wedding day, never fear! If you are planning an outdoor wedding always make sure to check with the venue about their rain plan! I have encountered numerous rainy wedding days… even photographed during a hurricane, but I have always found creative ways to create beautiful portraits with limited sunlight! I love finding unique spots to capture the portraits outside regardless of the weather, a front porch, lots of tree cover, and clear umbrellas. I always scope out your wedding venue ahead of time and check for all the secret portrait spots in case of inclement weather! 

What should I wear for my session? 

This is a special occasion, so why not make an evening out of it! Use this day as an excuse to get dressed up and make it a date night! Getting your portraits taken is the perfect time to splurge on a new outfit, or maybe a fresh blowout and beyonce lashes! But i'm also certain you have some incredible outfits in your closet that would be perfect! Im here to help and have a few resources, outfit guides, and portrait tips I will send your way once you are officially booked that help walk you though your session. 

Can you help us print a photo album? 

I would love to! It is such a different experience getting to touch and interact with your photos on something other than a screen. Think about the moment your kids or grandkids ask about your dress, or your first dance, and you can share the start of your love story. I can help you through all of the tedious design layouts and coordinating the printing so you take home a beautiful handcrafted photobook. You can add an album onto your package at any time before or after your wedding, They also make the perfect gift for family, totally worth the investment!

Do we need an engagement session? 

Even if you already have your Save The Date photos picked, your engagement session is an important part of your wedding package! It's included complimentary and the perfect way for us to get to know each other before the wedding! It's the most portrait time you will get and gives you time to relax and get comfortable in front of the camera, as I walk you through some poses! When your wedding day comes around you will be pros; that way we can accomplish TONS of portraits in a limited amount of time and you can get back to enjoying your guests and party! 

Should we have a second shooter for our wedding? 

You cant go wrong! Double the photos, double the coverage, and a perfect extra set of hands! You can get so much more done on a tight schedule. For example while the bride is getting ready, the second shooter can photograph the groomsmen. During your first look or ceremony you will have both reactions, every vantage point and double the photos! The second shooter is also incredibly helpful in making sure the day runs smoothly, they help me wrangling bridal parties, setting up the perfect portraits, and help run around to grab any bouquets, family members or extras we need throughout the day! 

Can I  have the RAW photos? 

Nope, but you don't want them anyway...Trust me! I give you the best of the best, so you aren't sorting through thousands of photos of people stuffing their face with mac and cheese bites, eyes blinking, or test shots of me awkwardly posing behind the scenes! The editing process creates the final piece of art! I love this process and will be so excited to share all of the beautiful final products! You can expect to receive 70-100 final images for every hour of service! 

Do you have business insurance? 

I sure do! I've got liability insurance and I have all my gear insured! Make sure all of your vendors have all the necessary licenses and insurances they need to be a legal business! 

heatherdodgephotography

upcoming travel dates

Culebra, puerto rico: Febuary 22-25
North Carolina: June 2019
So. Cali: July 2019
CHARLESTON, SC: SUMMER 2019



I have such a love for adventurous couples and new landscapes. Any destination that gets me out of my routine is fair game! I would love to connect with you on my upcoming travel and photograph you portraits or destination wedding! I have a BIG BUCKET LIST of places to explore, so if you are going to be heading to any of these destinations or planning your dream wedding!! I would love to work with you on a destination package!   

I have a BIG BUCKET LIST full of places to explore, so if you are going to be heading to any of these destinations or planning your dream wedding anywhere around the world! I would love to work with you on a destination package!   

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