What is your style?
We like to call it a mix of fashion and photojournalism. It's all about capturing your personality and interaction but also giving direction on movement and what looks best. Our goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible and to capture the all the fun moments, details, people, and emotions. We can also work with any type of setting and lighting situation, natural light, off camera flash, and video light we love them all!
What photography packages do you offer?
We welcome all inquiries and all weddings, big and small. Every wedding is different and unique, so we customize all packages based on coverage time, albums, and products. Please contact us to schedule a consultation and for full pricing options.
Do you travel for weddings?
YES! We absolutely love to travel and come up with even more specific of a quote for our destination work. We have captured weddings and engagement sessions all over Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, Colorado, Jamaica, New York, Maine, Mexico, Turks & Caicos and Portugal to name a few:-)
What are your business credentials?
Carrie Wildes Photography Art & Design is a licensed and insured business. We are active members in the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Professional Photographers of America, and National Association of Catering Executives. Carrie is also Certified Professional Photographer (CPP credentials) and has also earned her Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America.
Are you open to specific shots and my pinterest board?
We absolutely welcome anything that shows the feel and style that you like to use as a guide. That being said, you are hiring us for our creative talent and expertise which allows us the freedom create your story. Carrie actually wrote a really great article on Pinterest, it's totally worth the read.
What type of equipment do you use?
We use Canon camera bodies and high end lenses. All equipment is insured, and back up gear is always with us so if we have an equipment issue you won't know about it! We also have different types of led lights and off camera flashes for all different lighting situations.
What does professional editing mean?
We shoot everything in color and the in our editing process turn them black and white, crop, color correct, and give them a little love so that everything you see is beautiful finished product. We are photography, art, and design so our goal is to do everything related to those aspects for you.
What can I expect at an engagement session?
This is generally a 1 hour session in your choice of location. We have lots of ideas and can help with location, style, and what to wear also. It's a great time for us to get to know you and for you to get comfortable with the camera. Plus it is a lot of fun!:-)
What should I wear?
Always be yourself and wear what is comfortable. Vibrant coordinating colors work well and you are welcome to bring outfit changes if you would like. We have lots of engagement sessions on our blog, you can take a look and get some ideas here.
When and how will I get to see my images?
For Engagement/Portrait Sessions: If you are local to the Tampa Bay area we'll have you come in the studio (if you aren't we'll do a screen share:-) and we'll so you about 60-80 edited images from your session. At that time you'll pick your favorites and add any artwork like albums, save the dates, and high resolution images.
For Weddings: We'll post sneak peeks on the blog with some of our favorite moments about 7-10 days after the wedding. About 4-6 weeks after the wedding we'll have you come to the studio (or screen share:-) and show you how to use your online gallery, have your USB drive ready, and if you have an album included we'll have your choose the size, leather and cover material.
Do i choose the photos for my album?
Our albums are designed so that as you flip through it, they tell a story of all the important moments, people and detail. So we have you favorite all of those in your online gallery and then we do your design with those in mind. We don't necessarily use them all and we may add in some that are critical to the story. Once the first draft is done Carrie go through it will you and adds in any comments or changes you would like and then you approve the final draft before it's printed. Each one really turns out so beautiful and unique. We like to post them as well so take a look at some on our blog.