Who will be our photographer?
When you select Expressive Photographics for your wedding or portraits, Lead Photographer, and studio owner, Mark Stover, will be your photographer, unless special arrangements are requested by you, for one of our talented associate photographers. All the portfolio images on this website were created by Mark Stover. Mark will also be your main point of contact during the entire process of planning, photography and final delivery of your finished products.
What are your prices?
Pricing for family portrait sessions is generally from $225 to $255 for a creative photo session of one to two hours. This includes the creation of the original photographs and a complimentary online gallery, where you can view and share the images. All prints, digital files and other products are purchased separately. Complete wedding packages, which include high-resolution digital photos plus an album and more, start at $3350. Most of our wedding clients invest between $3000 to $4000 in our services and products. We also offer wedding packages with just the essentials of digital photos and no album, which may help you keep costs lower.
How do we view and order our photos after our portraits or wedding?
All weddings and portrait sessions include a complimentary online gallery, where you and anyone you share a link with will be able to view, select favorites, share and order your photos. Wedding packages also include fully edited digital photos on USB drive, which gives our brides and grooms additional ways to view and print their own photos. For additional information specific to weddings or portraits, please also see the FAQ areas for those services.
How soon can we see our photos?
We are always super excited to share the creative results of your wedding or portrait photography with you ASAP – and we know you are just as excited to see them. Turnaround time for your online gallery varies, depending on our schedule of assignments and other factors, but in general your portraits will be online within ten to fourteen days and wedding galleries are online within three to four weeks after the event. We usually will share a few teaser shots with you right away, within a few days though. If you have special timeline requirements, and need to request your gallery access more quickly than normal, we are always more than happy to accommodate special requests!
Do you print on archival papers? How long will our prints last?
Yes, all our traditional photographic prints are made on Kodak Endura papers, which are designed to last more than two hundred years in dark storage (albums), and more than one hundred years in a home display environment (framed on your wall etc.), before noticeable changes in appearance occur. These are results from the best scientific testing done so far, and there is no guarantee that your portraits will last this long in your unique home or office display setting. Many factors, such as exposure to direct sunlight, high temperatures and humidity can affect the life of your prints and albums. There is some controversy about the testing methods used, but Kodak Endura papers are generally regarded as one of the best archival photographic papers available today. Archival fine art Giclé Prints and Archival Metal Prints are also available through Expressive Photographics. We recognize the legacy and great intrinsic value that is present in the photographs we create for our clients. That is why we will always provide the highest quality archival prints and albums.
In addition to traditional prints, what other photographic products do you offer?
Expressive Photographics offers such a large range of cool and creative photo-products that it would be impractical to list everything here. Some of our most popular items are: Professionally Designed Albums for portraits and weddings; Canvas Gallery Wraps, which are made on real canvas, mounted to stretcher bars and ready to display without the need for framing; Archival Metal Prints, made on a sheet of specially prepared aluminum and available with floating hangers so they “float” 1/2 inch off the wall, and do not need framing; Fine Art Giclé Prints, printed on museum grade rag and watercolor papers, plus an awesome collection of specialty products featuring your favorite photos, such as our super-cool “Switchbacks” iPhone cases with custom metal print inserts on the back… As the name implies, you can switch the photo on the back of the case!
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept major credit cards, checks, cash, and Paypal.
Can our order be shipped to us?
Yes. We offer shipping to any location in the USA, for a nominal fee. International shipping is also available.