Jessica McHale Photography

Wedding FAQ

I am one of those people who ask A LOT of questions. Especially when it comes to making big decisions! I need to know every detail and understand that you do, too! I have photographed hundreds of weddings, families, and corporate assignments. I am happy to share knowledge with you. So ask away! Contact the studio if you have a question that isn’t answered below!

HOW MUCH OF THE WEDDING IS DELIVERED IN BLACK AND WHITE?
I am sure you noticed that I absolutely love the feel of black and white images! I love that they convey emotion without distraction, and really accentuate gorgeous light and moments. I have delivered weddings in 100% black and white, in 100% color, and everything in between. It’s a conversation I have with every couple and ultimately deliver what YOU love. In every wedding, there are a few images that work well in both, and in those cases they are delivered in both black & white and color.

DO YOU INCLUDE THE FILES?
Yes. A collection of hi-resolution digital jpeg files via digital download are included in every package. 5 years of backup at the studio as well as a print release for personal use in all detailed in your contract.

ARE ALBUMS INCLUDED?
Yes, you can either select a package that includes one or add one at any time.
Albums are all designed in-studio using your favorites from the gallery. The designs themselves are simple and clean, and tell the story of your day. I use two printing and binding companies that I absolutely love and create truly timeless pieces. The pages themselves are a thick, but flexible, paper with printing that creates gorgeous colors and details. These albums have a true fine-art feel to them. Cover choices are vast, and can be customized to fit your personality and wedding style. Albums are included in two of the three wedding packages. Contact the studio to see some in person!

DO YOU HAVE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I have a very talented team of people that I love to work with, and bring one with me about half of the time. After shooting weddings for over a decade, I find that I prefer photographing most weddings solo. It provides a unique connection to the people and event, and I am extremely comfortable covering all angles of a wedding. For 7-8 hours of coverage at one to two locations, this is usually ideal. If your wedding logistics call for it at any point throughout the day, I will absolutely bring a second photographer or assistant. I have worked with teams as large as three photographers plus assistants to cover very elaborate, multi-day events.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
A wide range of professional Nikon bodies and fast, prime lenses with multiple back-ups. I love to chat about equipment (I taught darkroom photography for several semesters) so feel free to ask away!

*If you are interested in an authentic film look, I have an extensive array of Hasselblad 2 1/4 and 35mm film cameras that I used to photograph weddings exclusively until 2006/2007. I am happy to incorporate that style into your wedding day with a few rolls of film for a nominal fee.

DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes, within driving distance. I often visit Mystic CT, Newport RI, Wellfleet MA (waaay out on Cape Cod), Boston & Providence (of course), central Mass, North of Boston, and central New Hampshire. Basically within 4 hrs of Medfield, MA (02052) I'm game!. Any driving beyond 2 hours normally requires an overnight stay, so I can cover your event with 100% effort and get home safe the next day.
Weddings in the White Mountains, including Squam Lake, Mount Washington, or anywhere along rt 93 I will travel the day before your wedding and stay at my family's home. There is no overnight charge for these weddings.

I am not available for travel beyond New England.

DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DETAILS?
Yes, absolutely! I don’t showcase them much here on the website, but I do love to photograph them. Must-have images like a charm from your grandparent on the bouquet, or a piece of your mom’s wedding gown sewn into your own, are noted before the wedding so we don’t miss anything important. Everything else from flowers, favors, shoes… it’s all covered as we move throughout the day. Check out a few favorites below!


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