General Information & Frequently Asked Questions
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of your package selection is
due to reserve your wedding date. The final balance is due no
later than 10 days prior to the wedding day.
We only schedule one wedding per day. This allows us to focus
on your most important day to capture and create memories.
How do I schedule a consultation? Give us a call at (303)
905-1750 or send us an e-mail to schedule a free consultation.
We have appointments available in the afternoon, early evening
and on the weekend.
What types of payment do you accept? We accept check, cash
or credit card payments. If you choose to pay by credit
card, we will e-mail you an invoice from Paypal.com which you
can pay online. Checks should be made payable to Vivid Reflections
Can we make payments? Yes, some couples make payments throughout
the year, while others decide to pay all at once. Should you choose
to make payments, the balance is due no later than 10 days prior
to the wedding date.
Will I need to sign a contract? Yes, we do have a wedding agreement
to ensure both parties are aware of what to expect. We’ll
discuss and go over the agreement during your wedding consultation.
What if I What if I need additional coverage for my wedding?
Additional hours can be purchased at an hourly rate of $250.00,
charged in half hour increments.
When does my unlimited time coverage start? Photography coverage
will start up to 2 hours before the ceremony begins and ends 1
hour after all major events of the reception unless other arrangements
are agreed upon (coverage time will be extended).
Are there any travel fees? There are no travel fees for weddings
within 40 miles of our office, which covers most of the Denver
metro area, including Castle Rock, Thornton & Broomfield.
For locations beyond this radius, a travel charge does apply of
$0.60 per mile.
Who is the photographer? Marcy Pasquinelli is the main photographer
and will photograph every wedding except in the event of an emergency.
We work with two other photographers to provide coverage in two
What’s the advantage of having an assistant or second photographer?
It’s impossible to be at two different places at the same
time. At a wedding, it’s wonderful to have two photographers
so that they can be at two different places at the same time –
one while the bride’s getting ready, the other with the
groom while he’s getting ready. Having two photographers
is especially important during the ceremony, when one photographer
can get the bride walking down the aisle while the other can capture
the groom’s expressions. An assistant assists the photographer
during formal portraits and also takes photographs at the reception.
How long will it be before I see our wedding photographs? It
takes approximately 2 weeks after the wedding before the wedding
photos are ready (up to 4 weeks during busy season – June
through September). We will schedule a time to meet with both
of you to view the photos, and select those for the coffee table
book, album or prints for the credit included in your package.
How many images are selected to be artistically enhanced? We
will select images to be artistically enhanced from your wedding
day, and will enhance those images before the wedding is posted
online. Typically, for a 6 hour wedding we will enhance 10-20
images. If you would like additional images artistically enhanced,
you can purchase them a la carte.
When will I receive my CD or DVD with all the images in color
and black & white? You will receive the CD to archive your
photographs after your coffee table book or album is ordered.
We strongly recommend against using these images to print your
own photographs, unless you have a reasonable amount of experience
using a computer graphics or photo program. Due to the varied
nature of non-professional photo labs and personal printers, we
cannot guarantee the results and color rendition if you are doing
your own printing. Since all of our prints are retouched and color
corrected prior to printing by a professional photo lab, it’s
worthwhile to have professional prints to preserve your memories.
A CD is included with my package, can I upgrade to the DVD with
higher resolution images? You can upgrade your CD to a DVD for
an additional cost of $200 if the CD is already included with
your all inclusive package.
When will I receive my coffee table book or album? After the
images are selected at the post-wedding consultation, it takes
approximately 2-4 weeks for the design to be done for your approval.
You are allowed up to 10 image changes after the original design.
Once the design is approved, your coffee table book or album will
be ready for pick-up or shipment in 5-8 weeks.
How long are my images online for viewing by my friends and family?
Both your engagement and wedding images are hosted online for
60 days. This includes a shopping cart option for guests to order
their favorite prints. You can also e-mail images to your friends
What’s the difference between a Love Story engagement session
and an engagement portrait session? The Love Story package is
a longer engagement session taken at two locations – special
locations to the bride & groom – the place you met,
the coffee shop you visit, etc. An engagement portrait session
is taken at one location and lasts about an hour.
What happens if something goes wrong, like your car breaks down
on the way to the wedding? As a member of the Professional Photographers
of America, we have malpractice insurance in case our car breaks
down, equipment malfunctions or otherwise cannot perform our duties
as your photographer. We'll do our best to make sure those problems
do not happen but are covered in the highly unlikely case they
What kind of equipment do you use? We use the latest Canon digital
SLR cameras. We are constantly upgrading our cameras, lenses
and lighting to ensure we get the best images on your wedding
day. We always bring backup equipment to your wedding in
case something goes wrong.
What will you wear to the wedding? We usually wear dress pants
to move around quickly to capture the shots you want. We don’t
want you to be worried about what we’re going to wear or
how we’re going to act at your wedding. We want to be unobtrusive
when taking candid photos and make you feel relaxed to get more
natural shots. We’ll interact with guests to get some of
the more formal portraits too.
Do you offer any discounts on weekday or off-season weddings?
Yes, we do offer a discount for weekday (Monday-Thursday) and
off-season weddings (November-March). We also offer special
discounts for select venues in the Denver area (All Crystal Rose
locations). Please contact us for more information.
Are you available for weddings outside the Denver metro area,
such as mountain weddings? Yes, we are available for weddings
outside the metro area. We are available for travel to Aspen,
Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, Conifer, Estes Park, Evergreen,
Fort Collins, Keystone, Loveland, Steamboat Springs, Vail and
Winter Park to name a few places. Travel fees apply of $0.60
per mile outside of our travel radius (40 miles).
Are you available for weddings outside of Colorado? Yes,
we are available for weddings out of state. We have photographed
weddings from the east to the west coast of the U.S. We love doing
weddings in different parts of the country so please call our
office for more details!
What if I need to cancel? If you need to cancel your wedding
package, the retainer is non-refundable. We agree to reserve the
time frame for your wedding when the agreement is signed, and
for this reason, all retainers are non-refundable even if the
date is changed or if the wedding is cancelled for any reason.
If you have any additional questions not covered here, please
discuss them with us during the wedding consultation or give us
a call or e-mail.