See reviews from our clients, our process, what to expect working with James & Emily, FAQ's, and what makes an Emily Hancock Couple.
I seriously could go on and on about my amazing experience with them, but the bottom line: When you book Emily and James, you’re not just booking another wedding vendor who is in it for the money/job. You are booking a couple who genuinely cares about their clients and who will very quickly turn into your friends :) I highly highly recommend them and know that you will not go wrong if you pick these two to be a part of your team! Thank you both for everything!
James and I are there to protect your wishes & vision for the day. Between James' calming presence & my quick problem solving skills, we are ready to take on anything unexpected. Our combined skills, knowledge, & experience form the perfect team to keep everyone on time, have fun, and remain stress free before the ceremony!
James & I feel led to work with couples like you in this season of life by serving with a gracious attitude, intentional prayer for your marriage, and encourage you through the hard times! We, of course, want you to have a beautiful gallery of images to remember your day but more importantly, we want you to have a joyful & thriving marriage!
I have created so many resources to help you with planning, I've been told I might as well be a wedding planner! My heart behind these guides, a wedding magazine, and resources is to help you feel confident in your wedding day investments, have a stress free day, and beautiful images to remember this day for years to come.
She listens to your wants and needs and helps to show them through her photos. And my now husband is in the military and they worked around his leave schedule to make sure we had everything we needed. I am truly blessed that I found them and will recommend 1000000 times over.
To say she was just my photographer would be an understatement. And whether you are photogenic, or not, Emily and James truly preform miracles. I truly cannot imagine anyone else taking my wedding photos.
Emily & James are WONDERFUL. I knew from the beginning of our initial phone consultation that I wanted Emily (& James) to be our wedding photographers. Turnaround time for our galleries we’re INSANELY FAST! We got our wedding gallery while we were still on our honeymoon! Their fee was very reasonable, and I would choose them again in a heartbeat!
This is an overview of the experience and all you can expect working with us. We can take a deeper dive info each step during our consult call! It's more important to make us official asap, so let's talk soon so we can get this party started!
It is so important
that we are a great fit personality wise
& the services we offer are what you need for your day.
We tell you everything you need to know to prepare well and make this session fun and your photos beautiful!
Once your contract is signed & deposit is paid, we are official! This process can be completed online and then the real fun begins!
I also take the pressure of making the timeline off of your shoulders since I've been in the biz for 5+ years.
With the timeline in mind, we help guide you & your bridal party through the day documenting it all. With both James and I there, we won't miss a moment & we are there to quickly problem solve if needed. Before we end the day with a hug goodbye, James backs up your photos on a hard drive so we have duplicates of your photos before we even leave your wedding.
Enjoy reliving your day over & over again through your online gallery & photo album! Your photos are YOURS to share as you please and we can't wait to see which ones are your favorites!
This is where the magic happens to receive a gallery full of beautiful photos! I share all the industry secrets in my wedding guides & resources to help you plan for all the things.
First step is to fill out the inquiry form on our website. We will send you our pricing info full of information. If we are your team, all that's needed to officially book is a signed contract & paid retainer. We don't book with every couple that inquires because it's important we are a good fit!
We are currently booking 2023-2025 wedding dates. I know 2 years out seems far away but not in the wedding world! Dates are filled quickly and we only accept 15-18 weddings a year. The further out you book, the more you'll have your pick of vendors, spread out the payments making things more affordable, and have your pick of the season for your engagement photos!
Two photographers; You get the husband and wife duo! When we can, we love to bring a wedding day assistant to help us & they capture the day for social media & get bonus coverage (iPhone videos) of your day! You would also get those bonus videos from us after the wedding!
As of 2023, we now offer our "Weekend to Remember" package for both USA & Destination Weddings! If you want your Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, After Party, Post-Wedding Brunch covered, we offer these services as an add on. Or you can book our weekend package to get so much more in that experience!
All wedding day travel fees are included in your package price. Engagement sessions local to Virginia are also included in this all inclusive rate. If your engagement session is a destination location or includes travel outside of Virginia there may be extra costs. All Destination Weddings are custom prices to include travel fees.
We do! I know this is an investment so we make it easier by offering a payment plan with 4 payments. We can, however, customize your payment plan if needed! We offer some discounts if you work with our recommended planners & video teams, so ask to see our list if that interests you! The non-refundable deposit to hold your date is 20% at the signing of your contract.
You will receive your photos through an online gallery link & download them to any device. As a bonus, you will also receive a unique app for their phone to access your photos on any mobile device! Share the link as you wish because they are your photos!
It really depends on several factors: hours of coverage, size of bridal party, # of wedding guests, how many details you have, if you share any first looks, your reception events, if your guests are big party dancers, etc. There are A LOT of factors but generally speaking I would say anywhere from 75-100 images per hour of coverage.
2 years. No, I’m kidding! My contract gives me 3 months but I have never taken that long to deliver a gallery.
In the busy months (April-June & October) it could take 1-2 months. Engagement sessions are a 2-3 week
For sessions, we can reschedule if the weather is bad, although we have shot in snow and rain! On the wedding day, of course, we can’t reschedule but James and I aren’t scared of bad weather! We'll show up with a trunk full of clear umbrellas (10+), a positive attitude, and a very flexible timeline. Fun fact, we've navigated 20+ rainy wedding days including 2 active hurricanes!
Our cameras record each photo to 2 different memory cards. So if there is an issue with a memory card we have a duplicate! Before we leave your wedding, 90% of your wedding photos (except your exit photos) are already backed up on one of our solid state hard drives.
In our 5+ years of photographing weddings James and I have never missed a wedding. While it is our goal to keep that record we can’t guarantee anything in the future, no one can! Our back up plan is laid out in your contract for you to review before booking but there are 2 basic options: choose your own replacement or go with our back up photographer friends that we know & trust (at no additional cost to you)!
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Tying the knot outside of VA? All our packages include travel. So there is no extra fee for travel! See our destination deals HERE! If your wedding location is on our list you may receive an exclusive deal!!
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Each experience includes 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary engagement session, 2 photographers and so much more!
We also have over 5 years of experience to offer you peace of mind before the wedding, the day of, and after! Before the wedding I help you plan out all the details that are important to you!! That way James and I are prepared to serve you how you and your family need on the wedding day!
We have encountered so many unexpected things on wedding days-from bad weather, ripped wedding dress, late groomsmen, ripped suits, missing wedding cake, etc. So trust me when I say, we can handle anything that comes up so you can remain stress free and have fun on your wedding day!
Even after the wedding, we make it easy for you and your family to download, share, and save these memories so you have these timeless photos for generations to come! Plus you get two new friends to do life with!!
LIFE IS SHORT.
THE WORLD IS WIDE.
AND I WANNA MAKE
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We have a list of places we've always wanted to photograph a wedding or a portrait session. While we have already been to some of these places, we are willing to go back for the same deal because we just love it! If you take us on an adventure, we have a special deal that includes more hours of coverage, extra sessions, some travel fees waived, etc. If you are our FIRST wedding at one of these places you may get even more things gifted to you!! Inquire with us now and let's get this journey started!
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