frequently asked WEDDING questions

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We are so excited to hear from you!
Please, fill out our contact form. We have created it to give us the starting information to see if we are the best fit. After our wedding phone call, if we are the best fit, we require a non-refundable retainer and contract to secure your date and commitment.

How do we get started and officially book our wedding with you?

I love traveling! I do not charge for mileage for weddings within 3 hours of my location. Weddings with a drive of more than 4 hours will need to provide a 2 night stay in a hotel for both myself and my second photographer. (We may be able to share a room to save costs!) Locations further than 6 hours will need full travel costs covered. Full travel costs can include, but not limited to, airfare, 2 nights hotel stay, rental car, and a $200 travel stipend. I want to keep these costs as low as possible to you. Please contact me to chat about how we can make this custom to your needs. 

Do you charge for mileage or destination weddings?

The best photos come from the sessions that are planned and styled. This is your time to shine and look your absolute best. Ladies, I suggest getting your hair and makeup done (Natural looks & lashes) and men should be clean shaven or crisp edges. Refer to my Pinterest board in our emails for outfit inspiration and bring any props that are unique to you. I'll bring the bubbly.

How should I prepare for my engagement session?

We keep our gear clean, up to date, and we are on our 4th camera because we believe in having the newest and best gear (currently looking at upgrading). I have 7 lenses that will be used to create a variety of images to tell your story along with a range of flashes for a dramatic look beyond our natural lighting that we love so much. We are confident in our gear and ready for any situation. My second photographers are also required to have the best gear possible.

What gear will you be using at our wedding?

A wedding timeline is your first step to having a stress free wedding. And I would be more than happy to create that for! ACTUALLY, I prefer it! It is so important to know when you should be moving onto the next "event". Wedding days can go by quickly and if you aren't prepared, things can get missed. I have 10 years of experience, photographing weddings, and I have nailed down how much time I need to give you the most gorgeous un-rushed photos. If you have a wedding planner, I would love to chat with them to make sure we create a timeline, together, that works best for everyone.

Do you have any advice for our wedding timeline?

I give out personal printing rights only as downloads. You will receive your wedding images on your own website in a gallery and it is encouraged that all my couples download and save to multiple mediums for safe keeping. Any use in publication, newspaper announcement, non-personal etc. will need a full copyright release agreement or logo to give credit to Morgan Marie Weddings & Portraits. You are permitted to print anywhere for personal use but I am so appreciative of all my couples added business support by purchasing through me. I offer quality prints and products you can't get anywhere else!

Are printing rights and downloads included in your wedding collections?

Although I try to deliver the same amount of images to every Morgan Marie couple, no two weddings are the same and this will vary from one wedding to another. I like to guesstimate 75-100 images per hour of coverage.

How many images do you deliver per wedding?

No, I do not. We only deliver the best images. The images I don't deliver, for example, are test shots, missed focus, bad expressions, duplicate images, etc. It can be overwhelming viewing so many images, so to eliminate your stress of trying to decide which image is the better of the two, I choose that for you. This allows you to enjoy an easier to view wedding gallery.

Will you deliver every image you take from our wedding?


clare & evan
COlumbus, ohio

"Morgan was absolutely amazing! What really sets her apart from the rest is the way she captures the emotion of the day. Not only are her photos visually perfect and artistic, but they truly tell a story and grasp the love of the day. I absolutely LOVE the portrait session between my husband and I. It’s hard to pick a favorite! What was really cool was the fact that Morgan went around and took photos of all of the guests (all 200 of them, on her own!!) both candid and staged. I can’t say enough about Morgan, she truly has a gift!!"

"Morgan captures emotion"

matthew & gabriella
cincinnati, Ohio

"We had such a journey leading up to our wedding day and having Morgan be apart of that was so special! For every big milestone Morgan has been there and we can't wait to continue it in the future! She was so accommodating and captured our lives beautifully."

"so accomodating"


"Morgan is absolutely amazing!! I can’t say enough good things about her and her photography! Morgan took our engagement pictures, traveled to Florida with us to shoot our small wedding, and will shoot our big reception next year. She made us feel so comfortable and we all loved having her on our wedding day. The photos are stunning and we get so many compliments on them. I can’t wait to shoot with her again!!"


colton & abby
ottawa, ohio

"Morgan captured our engagement pictures and wedding. She was amazing during all of it. She provided direction to us and our wedding party. The quality and editing is so beautiful, natural, and personalized to each setting. Our friends and family are all beyond impressed as well! I love how many little moments she captured throughout the wedding day. She's goes above and beyond and get so many pictures of loved ones along the way that will be great memories as well."

"so many little moments were captured"

FINALLY! Your final payment is due one month before your wedding. We like to get all the logistics out of the way early so we can focus on whats important, YOUR WEDDING!
Sit back, relax, and let's create magic! 

Your wedding day!


Next, we will create a wedding timeline. We can do this solo or work alongside your wedding planner. We take pride in our timelines to make sure your wedding runs as smooth as possible. We wear many hats as photographers but this one is one of the most important. My wedding days stay on schedule with my fun yet assertive approach. 

wedding timeline


After booking, we will start to plan your engagement session. We offer free styling to make sure your outfits work best with our editing style. We love light and muted tones of all colors!

engagement session


If you are the perfect couple for us, we will hold your date with your payment of a non-refundable retainer & wedding contract.

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To respond to the global pandemic, COVID-19, we are scheduling with zoom or a phone call. We want to keep contact minimal and only when needed for your safety and ours.

wedding consultation


Please, fill out our contact form or send us an email to start your initial inquire. We want to hear all about your love story. We only accept 15 weddings each year and our form helps us make sure we can accommodate your wedding. You may email us directly at

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Here's how the wedding experience works:

If you’re feeling the love, go ahead and fill out our contact form to see if we’re available for your wedding date. 

We know you’re excited, and we won’t keep you waiting. Once you submit our wedding contact form, you’ll hear back from us within 24 hours!

"When you know, you know!"

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