FAQ

Yay, I am so excited you have reached the point that you want us to work together!! To reserve your wedding date, you simply need to sign the contract and pay a non-refundable 25-50% retainer. The retainer amount is case by case basis. This can all be done online through me directly in your client portal. Ask me to set you up and I will send over the contract and investment forms.

How do I book?

Definitely!! For your event or day, I will create a personalized travel amount. To me it doesn’t matter if it’s across the world, I would be happy to come your way!! Usually for national trips, it can range around an additional $1000+.

Do you travel?

Let me know what you would like to see, and I will send it over right away! You also are free to browse my blog or portfolio on www.josiebrooksphotography.com for highlights. I tend to add lots of photos in there. That way, you also get to see what customers get when I send out a blog. Also, here are my recent weddings I have done https://josiebrooksphotography.pic-time.com/portfolio?brandId=0. I try to update my blog, portfolio every few months.

Where can I find a full wedding album?

Who owns the copyright to my images?

While I retain the copyright of the images from your wedding day, the contract gives personal print permissions to our clients, for any non-commercial usage. If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know. Also, if your printing lab requests a print release, just let me know and I will send one over right away!

Do you have insurance?

I sure do, let me know if your venue needs my registered number. Usually they do not ask for them. They will ask you if they need them.

What camera gear do you use?

I shoot on two Nikon D750’s and have a third back up that I keep in my car. I have three prime lenses, one zoom, one macro (50mm 1.8, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 24-70mm and 105mm macro) and three flashes. I am geared to do off camera flash, but it’s not my style. I like to use natural light and if you would like to see weddings with dark lighting conditions and how I light it up, just let me know.

When you shoot the wedding, how do you and your second shooter split the task?

We separate. The second shooter focuses on the groom all day, I focus on the bride.

I have counted 100 and going. I have been photographing since 2011 and took this full time with no other jobs in 2015.

How many weddings have you shot?

Who edits when there is a second shooter?

I do. My second shooter hands me over the cards at the end of the night, and I pay her. I go home and back up on two hard drives, on my PC, on a cloud file and lastly, I don’t erase the cards until the session is delivered.

Do you deliver RAW files?

I do not deliver RAW files. RAW files are unedited and therefore are not an accurate representation of my work or my brand. An unedited RAW file does not meet my standard of excellence. If I decided to deliver these files to my clients, it removes my discretion from the process.

I pride myself in efficient processing and quick turnaround times, while keeping full quality! You can expect a preview from your wedding day or session posted to the Facebook page within a few days of your event, and an e-mail containing your full gallery within two-three weeks of your session, or four-six weeks of your event.

When will I receive my images?

I do! Within a few days of your session when backing up your files to three places, I choose the favs I clearly remember from your day! And I upload to Facebook and Instagram tagging all the places I know to tag AND I set you up with your sneak peeks on a mobile app! It allows you to upload your sneak peek right to your phone!

Do you do sneak peeks?

Where will I receive my images, and how are they delivered?

I will deliver your images in your password protected website. Family and friends can be given the code to download the included digital album, or purchase prints, or products. The website instructs you on how to upload, and the digital album expires in 4 weeks from delivery. I pay to host on pixiset for sessions, and pic-time for weddings!

I do not shoot video. However, I do have a list of video and other vendors ready for you. Even if you do not book me, I am happy to send that list in advance.

I am looking to cover video also, do you do that too?

How would you describe your personality while photographing?

I am very laid back, professional, flexible, calm and in control. For your wedding, that is what is necessary for a successful day.

I am laid back and am looking for a photographer to be in control, but unobtrusive. I have been to weddings where the photographer was taking away from the fun of the day.
I promise to be unobtrusive your entire wedding day. I am here for you, not me. Anything you request or need, I am your gal! I am on your side 100%. To tie in with this fun fact, I am also not just another vendor, I am here to be your friend. Expect to have fun with me and feel very comfortable and taken care of.

How do you work?

I like to get to know you both as much as I can through meeting in person, or the questionnaire you fill out. Once I get that questionnaire, I will prioritize everything that is important to you. Also, I customize your timeline with you (and your coordinator if you have one).

How do you stay organized?

What is your style?

My style is very journalistic, classic and artistic. I edit my photos to showcase actual colors. The only color I change is my greens. I like more of a forest green, as opposed to vibrant tropical green. If you look at my Instagram, you will get a good sense of my aesthetic. I also experiment with lighting at every wedding. Expect to get a collection of artistic images, experimenting with shadows/light lighting conditions. Also, I like to keep your colors true to what you chose, if you chose white, yellow and pink expect to see that. I think it is important to stay true to the bride’s vision/color palate and not distort that with my editing.

What if we’re awkward in front of the camera?

I promise I have seen it all and not once have we had a bad photographic outcome. Also, I created a custom engagement guide just for you. The guide goes into details about this. That is something I took a lot of time to put together, so you arrive knowing what to expect, know what to do and love what you are wearing!

It will be my pleasure to add on sessions (including a day-after session) any time if I am open. You can elect to add on hours as late as the moment we are scheduled to leave! If you choose to have us stay longer, just let me know and I will add it to your online invoice afterwards. You can choose to add on an album anytime within a year after your images are delivered.

Can we add on a session with my portraits or wedding?

I hand select a photographer that vibes the best with my personality. I choose photographers that I have worked with for years, and that I am now very close to outside of work because of it. My clients are very important to me, and that is why I select the most talented and trusted photographers I know!!

Who is your second photographer?

Who will physically shoot my wedding day and how do you choose?

Most of the time, it will be me (Josie) unless mentioned otherwise in our first email. If I am physically booked, I have some amazing ladies currently that are on JBP team. I have chosen them, because they complement my style the best and have worked with me many times. If they will be shooting your wedding, I will 100% let you know in the early stages of the booking process. The quality of photography and style will not be compromised in any way, regardless who will be there. They shoot like me and my brand, and I edit them. We have worked together enough times, that they know exactly how I like things done. You will still be working with me every step of the way, including portrait/engagement sessions if we booked those!

Totally expected or normal!! Let me know, and I will be happy to answer!

What if I have more questions that you don’t have here?

Thank you for reaching out to me! I am honored that you have considered me to document your special day. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

-Josie

FAQ

Do you travel?

How do I book?

General Questions

Definitely!! For your event or day, I will create a personalized travel amount. To me it doesn’t matter if it’s across the world, I would be happy to come your way!! Usually for national trips, it can range around an additional $1000+.

Yay, I am so excited you have reached the point that you want us to work together!! To reserve your wedding date, you simply need to sign the contract and pay a non-refundable 25-50% retainer. The retainer amount is case by case basis. This can all be done online through me directly in your client portal. Ask me to set you up and I will send over the contract and investment forms.

Where can I find a full wedding album?

Who owns the copyright to my images?

Pricing Questions

While I retain the copyright of the images from your wedding day, the contract gives personal print permissions to our clients, for any non-commercial usage. If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know. Also, if your printing lab requests a print release, just let me know and I will send one over right away!

Let me know what you would like to see, and I will send it over right away! You also are free to browse my blog or portfolio on www.josiebrooksphotography.com for highlights. I tend to add lots of photos in there. That way, you also get to see what customers get when I send out a blog. Also, here are my recent weddings I have done https://josiebrooksphotography.pic-time.com/portfolio?brandId=0. I try to update my blog, portfolio every few months.

When you shoot the wedding, how do you and your second shooter split the task?

Do you have insurance?

We separate. The second shooter focuses on the groom all day, I focus on the bride.

I sure do, let me know if your venue needs my registered number. Usually they do not ask for them. They will ask you if they need them.

Kind Words

Josie is not only an amazingly talented photographer, but she is such a sweet and passionate person as well! You can tell through her work how much she truly enjoys what she does! She did a fabulous job on our engagement and wedding photos. She is very detail oriented, excellent with time management, and makes sure you get all the special photos you want. We would ABSOLUTELY recommend her! We look forward to using her again for future anniversary photos, etc. She truly is a friend to both of us!

Josie is such an amazing photographer! She is very professional but also personable. She makes you feel comfortable whether it’s an engagement shoot or your big day! I suggest you hire her for both 😉. Her edits are warm and I have already gotten so many complements on her beautiful photos that now hang all over our home! 10/10 I would recommend her for any photography gig! She is your friend and support no matter the occasion! Thanks again!!

I hired josie for my engagement shoot and for my wedding and WOW she is the real deal! She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable during both shoots, we had rain at both the engagement shoot and wedding but you would never know Bc the photos she took are literally GOLD, she is a photographer, artist, director, friend and so much more, I will be using her for all of my future photo shoot needs :)

Maddi and Drew

Angelina and Kyle

— Landrie and David

VERO BEACH, FLORIDA

ADAMS ESTATE IN FLORIDA

Sydonie mansion, mt dora florida

FAQ

Who edits when there is a second shooter?

What camera gear do you use?

General Questions

I do. My second shooter hands me over the cards at the end of the night, and I pay her. I go home and back up on two hard drives, on my PC, on a cloud file and lastly, I don’t erase the cards until the session is delivered.

I shoot on a Nikon Z6ii, and a Nikon D750. And have a third back up Nikon D750 that I keep on location. I have three prime lenses, one zoom, one macro (35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 24-70mm and 105mm macro) and three flashes. I am geared to do off camera flash, but it’s not my style. I like to use natural light and if you would like to see weddings with dark lighting conditions and how I light it up, just let me know.

Do you deliver RAW files?

When will I receive my images?

Session Questions

I pride myself in efficient processing and quick turnaround times, while keeping full quality! You can expect a preview from your wedding day or session posted to the Facebook page within a few days of your event, and an e-mail containing your full gallery within two-three weeks of your session, or four-six weeks of your event.

I do not deliver RAW files. RAW files are unedited and therefore are not an accurate representation of my work or my brand. An unedited RAW file does not meet my standard of excellence. If I decided to deliver these files to my clients, it removes my discretion from the process.

Do you do sneak peeks?

Where will I receive my images, and how are they delivered?

I will deliver your images in your password protected website. Family and friends can be given the code to download the included digital album, or purchase prints, or products. The website instructs you on how to upload. I pay to host on pic-time!

I do! Within a few days of your session when backing up your files to three places, I choose the favs I clearly remember from your day! And I upload to Facebook and Instagram AND I set you up with your sneak peeks!

The team behind the scene

Where we call home - 41°24'12.2"N - FLORIDA

Josie Brooks

I was actually born and RAISED in central Florida! I am in love with this state and love adventuring around the rest of the world as well. We love spending time out on the ocean or river, and of course with our beautiful little boys born in ’08 and ’10. They are not so little any more. Not only do I have a precious fam, but we also have a four legged member as well, her name is Aloe. Some fun things about me. I love to eat! My hubby is like a mini chef and cooks fun foods all the time. When we are not drumming up some fun foods, we are out eating it at other places. We also have a passion for music, art and traveling adventures.

bahia films

We’re Justin & Rebeca the faces behind Bahia Films! We are a husband and wife team with a passion for cinematography. We love to spend time with family and friends and eat delicious food. Food is another passion, we love cooking and going out to try new restaurants. We love to travel but staying home watching movies is one of our favorite things :) We’ve been filming weddings and other events together for the last several years all across Florida! We are story tellers at heart and our favorite story to tell is LOVE!

FAQ

What is your style?

How do you stay organized?

General Questions

My style is very journalistic, classic and artistic. I edit my photos to showcase actual colors. The only color I change is my greens. I like more of a forest green, as opposed to vibrant tropical green. If you look at my Instagram, you will get a good sense of my aesthetic. I also experiment with lighting at every wedding. Expect to get a collection of artistic images, experimenting with shadows/light lighting conditions. Also, I like to keep your colors true to what you chose, if you chose white, yellow and pink expect to see that. I think it is important to stay true to the bride’s vision/color palate and not distort that with my editing.

I like to get to know you both as much as I can through meeting you on zoom or the phone and the contact form you fill out. Once we book, I will send out a questionnaire closer to your date. I get that questionnaire, I will prioritize everything that is important to you. Also, I customize your timeline with you (and your coordinator if you have one).

I am looking to cover video also, do you do that too?

How would you describe your personality while photographing?

Session Questions

Sure do!!! I have now partnered with Bahia Films and conduct all out team business through mine. I basically subcontract them out so you only pay, and have contracts in one place.

I am very laid back, professional, flexible, calm and in control. For your wedding, that is what is necessary for a successful day.

I am laid back and am looking for a photographer to be in control, but unobtrusive. I have been to weddings where the photographer was taking away from the fun of the day. How do you work?

Who will physically shoot my wedding day and how do you choose?

Most of the time, it will be me (Josie) unless mentioned otherwise in our first email. If I am physically booked, I have some amazing ladies currently that are on JBP team. I have chosen them, because they complement my style the best and have worked with me many times. If they will be shooting your wedding, I will 100% let you know in the early stages of the booking process. The quality of photography and style will not be compromised in any way, regardless who will be there. They shoot like me and my brand, and I edit them. We have worked together enough times, that they know exactly how I like things done. You will still be working with me every step of the way, including portrait/engagement sessions if we booked those!

I promise to be unobtrusive your entire wedding day. I am here for you, not me. Anything you request or need, I am your gal! I am on your side 100%. To tie in with this fun fact, I am also not just another vendor, I am here to be your friend. Expect to have fun with me and feel very comfortable and taken care of.

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FAQ

Can we add on a session with my portraits or wedding?

What if we’re awkward in front of the camera?

General Questions

It will be my pleasure to add on sessions (including a day-after session) any time if I am open. You can elect to add on hours as late as the moment we are scheduled to leave! If you choose to have us stay longer, just let me know and I will add it to your online invoice afterwards. You can choose to add on an album anytime within a year after your images are delivered.

I promise I have seen it all and not once have we had a bad photographic outcome. Also, I created a custom engagement guide just for you. The guide goes into details about this. That is something I took a lot of time to put together, so you arrive knowing what to expect, know what to do and love what you are wearing!

What if I have more questions that you don’t have here?

Who is your second photographer?

Pricing Questions

Totally expected or normal!! Let me know, and I will be happy to answer!

I hand select a photographer that vibes the best with my personality. I choose photographers that I have worked with for years, and that I am now very close to outside of work because of it. My clients are very important to me, and that is why I select the most talented and trusted photographers I know!!

BESPOKE OPTION

do you have other questions for your session?

Awesome, just head on over to the contact form and lets chat!

Thank you for reaching out to me! I am honored that you have considered me to document your special day. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact me at any time.

-Josie