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!
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.
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.
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!
We schedule a quick Facetime/Zoom call to hear more about you, your love story, & your wedding day. It is so important
that we are a great fit personality wise
& the services we offer are what you need for your day.
You decide we are your team and we can't wait to welcome you to our EH Couples Fam! Once your contract is signed & deposit is paid, we are official! This process can be completed online and then we are on to planning your e-session.
We enjoy getting to know you two & see what your posing style is before your wedding day! We tell you everything you need to know to make this session fun and your photos beautiful! We also love destination e-sessions so we can see a place that's meaningful to you & your story!!
This is where the magic happens to receive a gallery full of beautiful photos! I share all the industry secrets in my wedding guides & blog to help you plan for all the things. 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!
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!
As we plan your wedding day portrait backdrops & engagement session locations, I do my research to match your vision. It may sound weird but
I actually enjoy looking at Google Maps, venue websites, blogs, Pinterest pins, etc. to be prepared & get inspired. You deserve photos that feel like you and represent your unique love story!
First step is to fill out the inquiry form on our website. We will send you our pricing guide full of information. If we are your team, all that's needed to officially book is a signed contract & paid retainer. And we have been known to book dates up to 2 years in advance!
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!
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.
You will receive your photos through an online gallery link & download them to any device. As a bonus, our couples also receive a unique app for their phone to access their 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.
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)!
Each experience includes 8 hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary engagement session, 2 photographers and so much more! We created this experience to provide you a final gallery & album design that reflects your day from start to finish capturing your unique love story!
But 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!!