Rippetoe Studios

Frequent Questions

Frequent Questions 

Whats Your Style?

I’m not sure you could nail down one style for us. We truly love our candid moments, and try to document things as they happen as much as possible, but we also kick ass during the posed pictures part of the day. I will say that we really try not to be cheesy photographers. At no point of the day will we ask you to “say cheese”, or look directly at the camera, or awkwardly make out in front of us. It’s pretty clear when people are forcing a smile, so we focus on making you laugh and enjoy yourselves rather than pretending to. Check out our photography page to get a sense of what we love to shoot. 

Do You Travel?

Of course! Travel to basically anywhere in Northern California is included in the package price. If you are going farther we would love to come with you, and have affordable options to do so. 

Do you shoot engagement sessions?

I do! I always suggest doing a session with us, even if it is just a short 30 minute one. It's best to work together prior to your wedding, so that on the day of you are comfortable being around me and my camera. 

Do you take in-person meetings?

If you are in the Sonoma area I would love to sit down and chat! However, due to the amount of time it takes to get ANYWHERE in the bay area we don’t meet with the majority of our clients prior to an engagement shoot/wedding. We would love to Skype/facetime/phone it up though! 

Do you shoot family group photos?

This is the one time every member of both your families will be in the same space together, to not capture that would be a crime. Typically we like to take big group shots right after your ceremony, but we also try to get photos of everyone naturally throughout the day as well. 

We’ve never been in front of a camera and are a little freaked out, will you help?

I’ll try my best to make sure you are comfortable with me and my camera, which is a big reason we really push doing an engagement session with us prior to your wedding. 

Do you have insurance?

Absolutely, if your venue needs it let me know, I'll get them a copy asap. 

Should we give you a shot list?

Only of the family groups you want photos taken with! 

When do we get to see our photos?

Generally I like to deliver a sneak peak within a few days of your wedding, and the full gallery within three weeks. 

How many photos will we get?

Our galleries range anywhere from 500-700 photos, all edited, all beautiful. 

Do you like dogs? 

Probably a little bit too much. Dogs in weddings rate among our top ten things in life.