Frequently Asked Questions

Who are we?
We are Paula + Nik, a husband + wife wedding photography team!
Together for 10 years, married for 4, mountain lovers, snowboarders, black coffee drinkers, dog parents, actually just hop over to my about me page to get to know us more!

Who is your second shooter for wedding days?
My husband Nik! And yes, we shoot all of our weddings together!

Where are we based?
We live in Frederick, Maryland. We shoot a lot of weddings in Baltimore, Virginia, DC + are in Colorado for a couple times a year. We are making plans to move to Denver soon! 

Do I travel for couples shoots + weddings?
Absolutely! We LOVE to travel + will come anywhere you are. Domestic + international, we are passport ready!

What are your wedding packages?
Full day wedding coverage begins at $4400,  small weddings + elopements begin at $2200. Engagements shoots + portraits sessions begin at $525. 

How many photos can we expect to receive?
I deliver a minimum of 50 photos per hour of wedding photo coverage. For engagement shoots + portrait sessions about 150 edited hi res images. 

How do we receive our files?
All photos are delivered in an online, downloadable gallery with a professional printing lab for easy ordering for enlargements + prints.

How long does it take to get our photos?
You can expect your wedding gallery no later that 8-12 weeks following your wedding. Engagement shoots + portrait sessions no later than 4 weeks after your shoot date.

What is a first look?
You get to see your love before all the wedding day magic happens. Just the two of you with no one else around [well except me] but I give you some moments to yourselves. 
I’m asked all the time if a first look takes away from walking down the isle, NO WAY! if anything, I think it makes it even more special that the two of you get to share this special moment together, be emotional + feel all the feels without the pressure of 100+ people looking at you. It is a magical moment. 
Plus you get to spend just about the entire actual day of your wedding day together + not just for part of the day. Trust me its worth it!

Can we get RAW or unedited files of our photos?
Nope! I feel like editing is such a big part of my photo style + is part of the magic of how you get to relive your wedding day. Trust me, I won’t leave any of the good moments out and hold back any photos from you!

How long is an engagement session?
About 2 hours. It really depends on where we do you photoshoot, whether we are exploring around your town, hiking up a mountain, at your home, hanging out at a brewery or coffee shop, the time actually flys!

Can you help us choose outfits for our photo sessions?
Absolutely! Don’t over think it. I want you to be 100% yourselves + where something that you would normally wear. Dress for the location + the weather. I have a what to wear guide that I’ll send you to help you out!

Do you only shoot weddings + couples?
No! I shoot families, headshots, content creation for small businesses, 
local events + more. I love shooting all sorts of stuff, so if you like my work, shoot me a message with some details about what you are looking for!

Do you photograph families?
I LOVE photographing families, just about as much as I love shooting weddings + couples.

How do we book with you?
I go by the industry standard for wedding photography +
require a digital signed contract + a 50% non-refundable retainer
to secure your wedding date.

We are really awkward, can you work with that?
Everybody says that! No worries, that is where I come in. I’ve got you covered! 

Got more questions? Well, I have the answers.
Shoot me a message in my contact form or shoot me an email at paula@paulabphoto.com
Would love to hear from you, so let’s chat!