Wedding Photos

Have questions? Have answers. 


So what's your style?

My style is an amalgamation of my personal artistic touch to a candid approach. My effort is to provide work that is reflective of the events, feelings, and moments of a wedding day. Whether it be a pivotal moment like "I do" or a quiet intimate glance, my aim is to document your wedding moment by moment. Short answer: It's real, it's laid back, it's professional. I don't want to interrupt your day, I just want to photograph it. 

How do I book coverage with you? 

Booking is simple. A signed contract and deposit lock us in together. Upon your desire to book, I prepare a contract and invoice to send via email. Payments can be made via credit card, PayPal, Venmo, check or cash. Payment is typically due 21 days prior to your event. 

Do I need a second shooter?   

There's a lot of opinions out there but I'm here to give you my experience. I've found that single photographer coverage is appropriate for many weddings. I'm still able to photograph a reaction from your future spouse while you walk down the aisle, capture family reactions and candid moments throughout the day and tackle things like wedding parties without a second photographer. I've found that having another photographer comes in handy when you have multiple getting ready locations, huge wedding parties, or a high guest count. Often, second photographers will help with equipment setup and teardown, carrying bags, helping with lighting and supplemental angles for photographs throughout  the day to help me be more efficient. If you have questions about this, ask me! I'm happy to help you determine what works best for your wedding plans. 

Do you offer albums? 

Yes. You can see information about that here.  I do love designing albums! You also have the option to design and order an album directly through your online gallery.    

Do you offer discounts?

Yes. Getting married during winter months or looking for only partial day coverage? Special rates may be available.  Special rates may also apply to destination weddings or elopements. While Mindy Joy Photography doesn't provide preferential treatment, I am interested in opening a line of dialogue to potential clients with unique circumstances.  

I've never gotten married before, what should I know? 

The only piece of "advice" I ever give to people in the research phase is request to see at least two full weddings from any photographer being considered. It's one thing to put together a nice portfolio of some sweet portraits, but you really get the idea of what your investment is by sifting through the hundreds of photos that are a part of the final product. If the photographer says "no", I say red flag. 

Can I have all the photos -- unedited?

No.

When I deliver the final product to clients, it's a full and polished documentation of a wedding day. I aim to shoot efficiently, not over shoot and just hope it turned out. It is my belief that when clients receive their full online gallery, that it can be viewed and digested at one time. Part of the final delivery ensures that there's no eye blinks, out-of-focus photos, or unsatisfactory images for clients to sift through. When I'm photographing, I'm actively dialing in settings, adjusting exposure, and framing my images. Like a painter adjusting a color palette, the images you receive are reflective of the intended final product. With that being said, wedding clients typically receive between 400-800 photos from me.

Do you have a portfolio I can review? 

Absolutely. Browse the wedding portfolio on this website. I consistently blog my latest sessions so feel free to click the "blog" tab to see more recent work. I always encourage clients to look through my work. There are full weddings you can view upon request. I also throw work up on instagram all the time! 

What type of equipment do you use?

I love using gear that helps to give me the images I want to make. 

Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like?

I have a lot of specific details outlined in the questionnaire I give to couples. There's also a section devoted for the images you'd like to have taken. On that note,  I can't always guarantee perfect sunsets and amicable weather... but I have worked in every condition imaginable. My job is to make the best images with what Mother Nature delivers. 

I have clients ask if they can share Pinterest boards with me. I'm happy if you have a couple must haves, but I actually can't do my job very well if I'm working off an extensive shot list all day. When I'm busy checking things off a list, I'm not free to find the moments of a wedding day. Things like a ring exchange, first kiss, detail shots... these are all customary provisions and don't need to be placed on the itinerary. 

What information do you need from me before the wedding day?   

Everything I need is addressed in the contract and questionnaire I give to couples.  It's totally awesome and all-encompassing. 

Do you use backups?

Yes, I absolutely utilize back ups. I bring back up cameras, lenses, batteries, and lights. My work day is not over when I'm done shooting a wedding, either! Once I'm home, wedding images are transferred to my computer and then to and external hard drive. The safety of your images is my priority. 

How long have you been a photographer? 

I officially licensed my business in 2013. Photography has been something of a lifelong endeavor, however. From my early days, creating and capturing has been an intrinsic part of how I experience life. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, I began photographing portraits and second shooting for other local photographers. After nearly 10 years in the industry, I've photographed around 300 weddings. 

Who is Mindy? 

Hi. I'm a mom, daughter, sister, friend. I have a baby boy named Wilder Boone, a vivacious daughter named Clementine Joy and the best bonus kid a girl could ask for with Felix Pearson. We also have a collection of dogs, chickens & guinea pigs. I love being outdoors, biking, hiking, and being with family. My sisters and I, aka The Sisters Young, are thick as thieves.

I have a close circle of friends, otherwise known as the Wild Beavers. They're the baddest MFs I know. I have been the "artsy" friend for as long as I can remember. Some day, I might go back to school for nursing so I can help people in a different way once the wedding world and I formally part ways. I was  an advocate and caregiver for my mom who was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2020 and who passed away in 2022. I also help with my dear father who's pushing 80. 

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