Hello! Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions page where you can find answers to commonly asked questions and more about us! We’d love to hear from you too, so feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Team Rubber Boots
Where did the name “Rubber Boots Photography” come from?
We both have a bit of an obsession with rubber rain boots. In our eyes, they are adorable and we wish we had a pair in every color. So, when thinking of a name for our company we tried to think of things that we both loved and rubber boots were on the top of our list!
How long have you been practicing photography?
The two of us we have over eight years of experience, but Rubber Boots Photography was officially established in 2011. We are self taught and are always looking for ways to stay up-to-date in photography techniques.
How did you get into photography?
Our journey to photography has many twists and turns over the past couple of years, but it all started when Tammy bought her first camera in high school. Over the years we each began our own obsessions with different genres of photography and became inspired by all of the beautiful images we were seeing. A few years ago we came together to photograph the wedding of two very special friends of ours and ever since then we’ve been hooked! As they say, “the rest is history!”.
How would you describe your style?
“Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true” – Jaques-Henri Lartigue
Our main purpose with every session, wedding, and event is to capture the moment. We use a combination of styles such as photojournalism, posed, and editorial to create images that will reflect the personality of our clients. It’s important to us that we get to know our clients, so often we spend time chatting and getting to know you before it’s time to take out the camera. When it comes to editing, we love pops of color combined with soft, romantic tones in our photos.
Is your company registered in the state of Florida?
Yes! We were so excited the day that we officially became Rubber Boots Photography, LLC.
Are you insured?
Yes! Rubber Boots Photography has both general and professional liability insurance. If your venue requires proof of insurance please let us know.
Who will be taking and editing my photos?
Your photos will be taken and edited by the both of us. We work as a team on all of our projects to make sure that all of your photos meet both yours and our expectations.
Do you shoot in digital or film?
Digital. It allows us amazing freedom with style and editing, plus we can see how the photos are coming along as your session or event goes along.
What kind of gear do you use?
We are a Nikon family here at Rubber Boots Photography! We have a variety of lenses to help us achieve the shots we are looking for and we are always investigating equipment that can give us interesting effects in our photos. So don’t be surprised if you see us pull out a funny looking attachment for our camera…it’s all part of the plan
Do you use contracts?
Yes, we use contracts for all of our sessions, weddings, and events.
How do I book you?
Both sessions, events, and weddings require a deposit and a signed contract to reserve your date. Bookings are based on a first come, first serve basis. So, if you would like to book us for your session or wedding, please do so as soon as possible since dates cannot be held.
How long will it take for me to receive my photos?
Sessions take between 4-8 weeks to receive your photos and proofs are available between 4-6 weeks. Weddings and events take between 8-12 weeks to receive your photos and proofs are available between 8-10 weeks.
Where can I see my proofs? And how long can I see them?
After your session, wedding, or event, your proofs are available through an online gallery. You can order prints from your gallery, as well as share it with friends and family. Your online gallery will be available to you for up to one year and we will contact you when it begins to expire.
How will I receive my photos? And what can I do with them?
You will receive your images in high resolution on a CD or DVD (depending on how many images you’ll be receiving). Our clients have a personal unlimited reprint release to reproduce their images, create prints, and post online for personal use. However, images cannot be used for commercial use.
Do you offer engagement sessions with your wedding collections?
YES! We offer an engagement session with all of our wedding collections. We love engagement sessions! Mainly for two reasons:
1. They are a great opportunity for us to get to know you individually and as a couple before the big day. It allows you to get comfortable with us and the camera, as well as see the way you photograph, what you like and what you don’t like. When it comes to the wedding day, you’ll be comfortable in front of the camera and with our shooting style.
2. Your engagement is a wonderful moment in your lives together! Why not capture it with an engagement session?
What is your opinion on seeing each other before the ceremony?
Our opinion is: Whatever makes you comfortable! Each couple is different in their view of seeing each other before the ceremony. To some it’s very important to not see each other and to others it’s not so important. “First Looks” are wonderful if you would prefer to have most of your portraits taken before the ceremony, rather then leaving them for afterwards. It’s a special and emotional moment when you see each other for the first time on your wedding day, and with all our couples we make sure the moment is a quiet and intimate one…even though we’re both there photographing away!
Do you take family and group shots?
Yes! These are usually taken immediately after the ceremony. Even if our couples choose to do first looks, there are always a few family group shots that need to be taken after the ceremony. To ensure that we move through these as efficiently as possible, we ask that family members are told ahead of time to stay after the ceremony for photos. We also ask our couples to provide us with a shot list to make sure we get the group combinations they want. This allows us to finish your group portraits quickly so that we can spend more time with our brides and grooms!
Do you mind others taking photos? How do you handle it if someone gets in the way?
This is a very special day, so of course we do not mind friends and family taking personal photos. Times when we might ask a guest to hold taking photos would be during formal portraits because flashes and lights that are emitted from other cameras can interfere with our shots. As a result, we have to take extra images to work around them and therefore take extra time. Sometimes without realizing it a guest may “get in the way” of an important moment. We always kindly ask guests to hold their shot so we can step in and then we step away to allow friends and family to capture the moment. We always ask to be the only professional photographer at the wedding.
Where can we find you during the reception?
Remember there’s two of us! Which means that one of us will usually be with our couple and the other will be circulating around the reception capturing fun moments between your guests. This allows us to get complete coverage of your wedding reception and one of us will always be near by if you need us for impromptu group shots!
Prints and Albums
What print products do you offer?
Prints are available a’ la carte in addition to our photography services. Images are uploaded to an online password protected gallery, which allows you to share photos with friends and family, as well as order prints. Your prints will be processed and handled by our professional photo lab to ensure the best quality of your photos.
Do you offer wedding albums?
Yes. Albums are available a’ la carte in addition to our photography services. We are proud to work with Kiss Wedding Books and Pinhole Press to provide our clients with quality albums in a variety of styles. Contact us for more details about our albums.