here are answers to questions we get asked a ton. just click on each question to display its answer. xx

how would you describe your style?
we offer a fine art approach to wedding photography. together, our style is organic, delicate and airy. read more about what inspires us.
how many years have you been photographing weddings?
ali + julie was born about 2 years ago, after several years of shooting separately. we are soulmates who believe in fate. working together, for us, isn’t work; it’s like hanging out all day with your best friend. we vibe off each other, inspire each other and can pretty much read each other’s minds at this point. our individual styles somehow melt together to create something extraordinary.
how many weddings do you book per year?
we only accept a limited number of weddings per year. we’ve found 10-12 weddings is the sweet spot. keeping the number small allows us to really connect with our couples and continue to fuel our creative passion, but also make time for our little families. that said, we don’t have a definitive cut-off number, so never hesitate to contact us if you feel we’re the perfect match!
will our wedding be the only one you're photographing all weekend?
yes. always. 100%.
will it always be both of you shooting our wedding? what if one of you can't make it?
when you book us, you’re booking both of us; we are a pair! luckily, we haven’t had to photograph a wedding without each other yet. we’ve shot weddings with sprained ankles, while pregnant and even after the immediate death of family members. we know booking us is an investment and we do not take that lightly; we’re dedicated to making sure you get what you’ve paid for. if one of us cannot be present on your wedding day for any reason, we will communicate that to you ahead of time and select a likeminded artist from our photography network to help out.
how many hours of photography coverage do you offer? how will we know if we need additional hours?
in our experience, 8 hours of photography coverage is more than enough time to capture the narrative of your wedding day. this would typically cover the tail end of getting ready, all the way until your cake cutting and everyone dancing up a storm. we will work with you before your wedding day to ensure we’re there for all the important moments. we do offer 6-7 hours of photography coverage for smaller, more intimate weddings. contact us for a detailed quote.
how many photographs will we receive?
this number definitely varies; it depends on how large and detailed your wedding will be and how many hours of photography coverage you’ve opted for. a good rule of thumb is to expect ~100 photos per hour we’re photographing you. so, for a typical 8-hour wedding day, you will receive ~800 final images.
will you retouch our photographs? do you use filters?
our goal is to deliver wedding photos to you that are natural and vibrantly real. we do not use trendy filters that dilute or desaturate color because we want your photographs to stand the test of time and never look dated. we will gently retouch a rogue blemish or a stray hair using our best judgement, with you in mind. we don’t offer extensive retouching but, for a fee, can send select photos to amazing retouching professionals who are quite literally magicians.
how and when will you deliver our online wedding gallery?
when your wedding photos are perfectly curated and ready to view, we will email you a link to your online gallery. typically your photos will be delvered 6-8 weeks after your wedding day.
we're not photogenic at all. can you make us look like the couples on your website?
yes! the couples you see on our site are all real people, not models. we promise to make you feel comfortable so that your photos reflect you at your most beautiful.
should we send you a shot list prior to our wedding?
about a month before your wedding, we’ll send you a detailed questionnaire to get an idea of the flow of your day. included are questions specifically about any special details or customs that you’d like us to be aware of, and specific family photo combos you’d like us to capture. in addition, if there are any specific shots on our site that you’d like us to recreate, we promise to do our best!
do you offer wedding books?
we do! after your wedding, we can definitely work with you to design the book of your dreams. wedding books begin at $500 for 20 pages.
can we view a past wedding gallery in its entirety?
definitely. we’ve worked with many gracious couples who allow us to share their photos with prospective clients and we’re happy to share these past galleries with you! if there is a specific venue you’re interested in seeing, just let us know.
do you charge a travel fee?
while we we don’t charge an extra fee just to travel, we will need individual hotel rooms for up to two nights if your venue is more than two hours driving distance from our studio. if there is extensive travel involved, like airfare, please contact us for a custom quote.
our wedding venue requires liability insurance. do you have that?
yes, we do! we can definitely provide it to your venue if needed.
we want to book you! how do we move forward?
yay! just fill out our contact form to get the ball rolling. we’ll get back to you shortly with more details and a short questionnaire to get to know you better. once you’re ready to proceed, we’ll send you a proposal and contract to sign digitally, and you’ll make a deposit to secure your date on our calendar! payments are typically made in thirds, with a deposit at the time of booking, and the remaining payments made 6 months and 30 days before your wedding day, respectively.
we booked you! can you make recommendations for likeminded wedding vendors to handle my planning, beauty, flowers, etc.?
absolutely! we have so many talented friends across the wedding industry. we’re happy to send you a list of our faves who are a dream to work with. just ask!