FAQ

Here on the FAQ page are answers to a few questions I am often asked. If you don’t see your question answered here, please contact me and I will be happy to help!

Wedding Questions

WHERE ARE YOU BASED + DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
I’m based in San Diego and Palm Springs, where I’m available for wedding photography. I love to travel all over the country and internationally for weddings and do so often, so if your wedding isn’t in Southern California-don’t fret! I’ll gladly hop on a plane or take a long drive to photograph your special day! Whether you’re an hour away by car or twelve hours away by plane, travel is welcome by me! You’ll be responsible for your chosen wedding collection, as well as a two night stay in your hotel and airfare, if applicable.

DO YOU OFFER CONSULTATIONS?
I sure do! I offer complimentary consultations to talk about what you’re looking for from your wedding photographer. We can do this over FaceTime or in my Mission Valley office. In-person consultations are a great way for us to get to know each other and for you to see my handcrafted albums and products.

HOW MUCH SHOULD WE EXPECT TO INVEST?
Contact me for pricing information.
The reason I don’t list pricing on my site is that I create so many custom collections based off my clients’ needs. Also, weddings in San Diego are going to be priced differently than weddings in France, for example.

HOW AND WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
For weddings, I deliver the final images 6-8 weeks after your wedding. For engagement sessions, I deliver the images 2-3 weeks after the session.

DO YOU SHOOT FILM?

Yes, I do include film photography, upon request, in my engagement and wedding galleries.

CAN WE SEE FULL WEDDING GALLERIES?

Of course! Once you contact me, I’ll respond with a link to a recent full gallery. Because there are around 800 photos in a wedding gallery, there’s no way I could upload all of them on my website, although you can see highlight galleries of three different weddings here that contain around 75-100 images per wedding.

WHAT!? YOU OFFER WEDDING REGISTRIES?
Yes! I am so proud to offer all of my couples wedding registries. You can register for specific products, such as albums, extra wedding coverage hours, prints, and more! You’ll have a registry link that you can put on your wedding website, email to guests, or post to social media! This is the perfect solution for modern couples who appreciate the art of printed images and products!

I'M FEELING OVERWHELMED OR UNINSPIRED WITH WEDDING PLANS.

Don’t worry! I have several resources for you to get inspired about your wedding planning. Every Thursday, I write wedding planning tip posts which can be read here.

I also pin many of my own wedding images to specialty Pinterest boards for each portion of the wedding day.


MY VENUE NEEDS INSURANCE FROM MY PHOTOGRAPHER. DO YOU HAVE THIS?
I sure do! All you need to do is let me know your venue and the venue contact information and I will get the appropriate forms to them.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL YOU DELIVER FROM OUR WEDDING?
The amount of images you receive depends on so many factors such as hours of coverage, number of guests, rehearsal coverage, etc. For a typical 8 hour wedding day, I usually deliver 650-800 images that are all edited individually. I’m all about quality over quantity, though, so I encourage couples to not fixate much on the number of files 🙂

ARE HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED IN YOUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?
Of course, high-resolution jpg files are included with every single wedding collection! I do highly encourage investing in a professional album or other printed products, as digital isn’t quite as lovely as a tangible presentation of your wedding images.

HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR WEDDING IMAGES?
All wedding images are provided through a private, online gallery. From this gallery, you’ll be able to download high-resolution files! You can share this link with friends and family too.

HOW MUCH WILL WE NOTICE THE CAMERA?
Not as much as you would think! You’ll notice the camera for about the first 5 minutes of shooting and then you’ll likely forget it’s there.

I'M NERVOUS THAT I'LL LOOK BAD IN THE IMAGES OR THAT I WON'T KNOW HOW TO POSE.
Don’t fret! I hear this all the time and I can assure you that with the natural direction I give and the camera lenses that I use, you’ll be completely confident and fall in love with your images. All of us are a little camera shy (even me!), and I’m here to help guide you through the process and ease your camera nerves!

WILL YOU DEFINITELY BE THE ONE SHOOTING OUR WEDDING?
Always. Unless I break both arms or pass away (huge knock on wood), I will always be the main photographer for your wedding.

HOW DO I BOOK CAVIN ELIZABETH PHOTOGRAPHY’S SERVICES?

Email me through my contact form or call me at (619) 363-2006 to discuss details. We will set up a complimentary in-person consultation to talk details.

As part of the booking process, you’ll sign a contract and pay a non-refundable 50% retainer. Both of these are done online for your convenience. After that, you’ll receive a lot of invaluable resources, like my preferred vendor guide, special wedding planning tips, and more!


DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS OR UNDER-THE-TABLE DEALS?

Because I truly value the work that I do, I do not offer discounts of any kind. I put a great deal of care into each and every wedding, so it’s also very important that all of my couples receive the same rates.

My business is 100% professional in every way. I’m a by-the-books kind of lady, so I don’t and won’t offer any under-the-table deals to avoid taxes. 🙂

Cavin Elizabeth Photography serves Palm Springs and San Diego county, including La Jolla, Del Mar, and Encinitas. I also travel upon request for portrait sessions and weddings.

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