Most Frequently Asked Questions

Here are my most commonly asked questions for your convenience!  Feel free to reach out by emailing me at contact@fortefilmsandstills.com with any other questions I can answer!

Who will be the second shooter for my wedding and can I see their work before hand?

We have a small team of second shooters that are all employed and trained specifically by us for your wedding day. We assign the specific second shooter in the months leading up to the wedding. I capture the wedding day from the bride and grooms point of view and the second shooter captures the wedding from the guests point of view.  When you book a second shooter with me, you are booking the Forte Films and Stills brand not two separate photographers.

Will you be the one shooting my wedding?

Yes!  No matter the package, if you booked photography for your wedding day, Matt will be the lead photographer for your wedding.  If you book video, Nick will be the one filming your wedding day as lead videographer.

Do you offer wedding videography?

Yes!  We’re excited to be offering videography services again!

How long does it take to get my photos back after the session?

Photos for all of my sessions and weddings are delivered within 30 days of the day they were taken.  In the height of wedding and family session season, I usually deliver closer to the 30 day mark as things get a little crazy over here!

Do I get the printing rights with my images?

With all of my sessions and weddings you’ll receive the printing rights for your images.  This means you can go print your photos anywhere you would like.  I do have amazing print products available, but you are not obligated to purchase any from me.

How many photos will I receive in my gallery?

Wedding galleries range from about 400-800 images depending on your unique situation.  Mini sessions land around 40 images and full sessions have about 100 images.  Having more photos does not necessarily mean you received a better product.  Your session or wedding may have only needed a certain amount of photos to truly preserve that story.  Every image you receive is hand retouched and thought through.  I’m a big believer in quality over quantity.

How do I reserve my wedding date?

Once you have decided to work with me, a 30% retainer is required to reserve your date or session.

Do you charge for travel to weddings not in Milwaukee?

I like to keep things simple! All travel is included with your wedding package.

I am having a destination wedding, how does that work as far as pricing and travel?

I love all things destination!  I’m happy to create custom packages to fit your needs best for a destination wedding. I like to handle booking my own flights, so the price for your package will include a flat cost for travel.

Can i give you a shot list for my wedding?

Every couple I work with receives a questionnaire that walks you through the wedding day.  This will give you opportunities to list any special photos you are hoping to have taken.  I much prefer to not receive a full photo list as it distracts from me capturing your wedding authentically and working the process that I have found to work best.  I shoot weddings every weekend and 99% of the photos you would put on a list I will already be planning on shooting.  Trust me, I’ve got this!

How are my photos delivered?

Your photos will be delivered in an online gallery and sent via email.  In this gallery you will be able to do everything including viewing, sharing, downloading, and ordering print products.  Some of my wedding packages come with a flash drive containing your photos as well.

How much experience do you have?

Over the last few years of my photography career I’ve taken part in photographing celebrations for 60+ couples both for my own studio and for some of the top photography studios in the industry!  Because of this, I’m able to be confident photographing in all situations and styles of weddings.