Carina Photographics is a Minneapolis-St Paul MN wedding photography studio specializing in fine art, full-service wedding photography, portrait photography and artisan heirloom design.
Here are some answers to a few common questions:
How do you describe your style?
I use many words to describe my Minneapolis wedding photography style: artistic, editorial (meaning that the images feel as if they were taken for a magazine), modern, and storytelling (meaning that images are captured in a progression or series so they work well together to tell the whole story and work particularly well when custom-designed into an album). My goal is to keep you focused on each other and highlight your togetherness, while organizing and directing as needed to keep the images, and you, feeling natural and relaxed.
How would we work with you to prepare for our images?
The process can seem daunting, but is really very simple. First we schedule a consultation at my St Paul MN photography studio to discuss your wedding photography or portrait session goals. Once you choose to work together (via signed contract and retainer), I would send more information to help plan out your wedding day timeline or portrait session. Wedding clients also receive a walk-through meeting nearer the wedding date to plan out a detailed photography timeline and portrait locations during your wedding day. Final wedding photography balance is due 30 days prior to your wedding date. Lastly, we meet for your wedding or portrait session.
When would we see our final images and products?
Approximately four weeks after your wedding day, or two weeks after your portrait session, we meet at my St Paul MN photography studio for an Image Presentation and Ordering Session where we review your final, edited images and choose your products. If you choose a custom album, we will review samples and material choices, and then I will then send an initial design draft via email. You are free to make edits to the layout. About 4 – 8 weeks after placing your final order, we meet one more time for the Delivery Appointment where you receive your custom, artisan heirlooms that you will cherish for a lifetime. We also offer complimentary installation for many of our Wall Art products, and my professional installer would deliver and install directly in your home.
What products do you offer?
We believe you deserve the very best photography products – heirlooms that you would be proud to show family and friends, as well as become a legacy for your family. We offer numerous options, including innovative, artisan, custom-designed albums that are handmade in Italy, luxury wall art prints, metals, and canvases, as well as exquisite, handmade glass folio boxes, among many other choices. Every step of the way, we fully consult with you and manage production to provide the best possible products and service so you don’t have to worry about a thing. All of our art products include a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and many include a Lifetime Manufacturing Warranty.
How many Minneapolis wedding photography commissions do you take? How far out do you book?
I accept a limited number of weddings (no more than two) and portrait commissions (no more than three) per month so I can give my complete service and attention to each couple. We often book dates 12-18 months in advance, and dates are not held based on inquiries. It is not unusual for us to receive more than one inquiry for the same date, so please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss working together. Also, please note that pricing is subject to change at any time without notice, although once retainer is received it guarantees pricing at time of booking.
We’re interested in learning more – what should we do?
Emails or phone calls are a great way to start the conversation, but we also believe that we need to meet and get to know one another in order to make sure you have found the best MN photographer for your needs as well as see our beautiful range of artisan products. Once you decide that you’ve found the perfect fit, you just need to sign our contract and submit the deposit, and the date/session is yours! We can’t wait to meet you – let’s set a date! Contact me soon!