FAQ

Why should we hire Afterglow Creative for our event/session?

We offer a modern, bold and authentic approach—turning fleeting moments into forever memories.

You want a team that is passionate and absolutely love what they do—and that love for our work shows in our quality, attention to detail and tedious execution. This is why our clients rave about how amazing our service and experience has been for them. You want a team that treats clients as people, not numbers, and give you the time and attention that you deserve. We show you how important you are to us—and that starts with trusting that we have your best interests in mind, leaning into our experience to back up that authenticity with great advice.
We are punctual, communicative and provide excellent, professional service every single time. You will always find that we will return your calls and emails within a reasonable time frame, have your questions answered in plain language, and your expectations met and exceeded. Your products will be delivered in a reasonable time frame and with consistently high quality. Your memories will be weaved together in a way that is both captivating and timeless.

We cherish your memories as if they were our own.

How much do you charge?

Every wedding is different, and every wedding budget is different. We try to work with each couple's budget, from small elopements through large multi-day events with hundreds of people. We recommend a having a brief phone call to come up with a customized estimate just for your event.

To setup a phone call, please visit our GET IN TOUCH page.
http://afterglowrva.com/book-us/

Generally, our base photo package starts at $3500, with 10 hours of coverage, an online gallery and a 2-hour engagement session.

Our base film package starts at $3500 with 10 hours of coverage, a sneak film (60 seconds) and a highlight film (8 mins), drone coverage and downloadable HD files.

1-Hour Bridal Session: $300, 1 Location, 1 Outfit

Full Engagement Session (2-Hour): $600, 2 Locations, 2 Outfits
Half Engagement Session (1-Hour): $300, 1 Location, 1 Outfit
Mini Engagement Session (30 Mins): $150, 1 Location, 1 Outfit

Drone Coverage/Operator: $300/hour

$300/hour for other sessions outside of weddings for both photo or video.

What services do you offer?

We offer photo and film services based in Richmond, VA but travel across the US and internationally.

PRE-EVENT:
- Timely Communication via email, phone, text
- 1-Hour Consultation to discuss event timeline
- Help with timeline construction, timings, etc.
- Help with Questionnaire and Shotlist

Photo:
- Bridal Sessions
- Engagement Sessions
- Family Sessions
- Senior Sessions
- Portrait Sessions
- Maternity Sessions
- Cake Smash Sessions
- Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Bridal Showers
- Weddings and Live Event Coverage
- Pre-Wedding Event Coverage

*Afterglow does NOT offer boudoir sessions or newborn sessions.

Video:
- Hourly Film Sessions
- Engagement Sessions
- Weddings and Live Event Coverage
- Pre-Wedding Coverage
- Drone Coverage
- Online Livestreaming

POST-EVENT
Photo:
- Photo Retouching and Blemish Removal
- Photoshop Compositing
- Photo Culling and Recoloring
- Photo Exporting and Resizing

Film:
- Video Editing
- Light Motion Graphics
- Video Color Grading
- Film Exporting
- Design

OTHER:
- Photography Training
- Cinematography Training

Don't see a service you are looking for? Just ask!

What products do you offer?

We offer a range of physical products:

GENERAL PRODUCTS:
http://afterglowrva.com/products/
- Online Photo Gallery with Print Options
- Various Prints and Canvases
- Signature Photo Albums
- Acrylic USBs + Print Box
- Raw Footage on Hard Drive
- Sneak Film (60 Seconds)
- Highlight Film (8 Mins)
- Feature Film (1-7 Hours)

REFERRAL PRODUCTS
http://afterglowrva.com/referrals/
- Custom Playing Cards
- 16x24 Vivid Metal Print
- 16x24 Fine Art Wood Print
- 16x24 Gloss Acrylic Print
- 3x2 Collage Wall
- 10x10 Hardcover Video Album

How do I schedule an appointment with you?

SET AN APPOINTMENT

What are your hours?

Our general hours are:
Monday: 9AM-4PM
Tuesday: 9AM-4PM (Phone Calls for 5PM-7PM)
Wednesday: 9AM-4PM (Phone Calls for 5PM-7PM)
Thursday: 9AM-4PM
Friday: 9AM-4PM

*Hours may vary depending if we are on a shoot.
**Holiday hours and availability vary

When's the best time to call you if I have an issue or question?

Can I have a discount?

Here are discounts that we offer:

When booking a photo + video combination package, we offer an automatic 5% discount.

An additional 5% discount is available for veterans, active-duty military, medical professionals, EMS, Firefighters, or any previous clients returning for new sessions.

We also offer various referral rewards for previous clients who refer new clients to Afterglow Creative. To see the rewards program, check out our Referrals Page.
http://afterglowrva.com/referrals/

Are you available for my event?

Let's find out!

Will I have Cory, or an Afterglow Team Member?

Hi! Cory here. Normally, if I, personally, have the date open and available, I am happy to take on your event myself. In the instance that I happen to be booked or have a prior plans on your date, you should ABSOLUTELY still go with Afterglow Creative.

Here's a word on my team:

A wedding is a very personal experience, and I’m truly grateful that couples I have worked with in the past say great things about me personally—but while I run Afterglow, I am by no means the only person behind the success or amazing work that we have done. If you take a look at my website, it’s filled with images and video that not only I captured, but my team members have as well, mixed in. You can’t tell the difference! The point is that I put every member of my team through an extensive training process—including workshops, and a TON of one-on-one time with me—-so that the practices of any team members coming through my company are standardized, no matter who is behind the camera. Our team members have to work with me for years before they are even allowed to take on a wedding on their own. If you were looking to working with me personally, you will—I handle everything from beginning to end, calls, meetings, consultation, editing. My team is an extension of me and do a fantastic job, as you can see from all the amazing work on the website. Afterwards, I’ll be the one editing and compiling your photo galleries and films together. While I understand your hesitation, my team has been behind me for years and I can’t say enough about how wonderful they are.

What is the Pre-Event Consultation?

Why are the itinerary, shotlist and questionnaire important?

How would you describe your "Style"?

Who covers the photo fees and permits?

What are Engagement Sessions?

What are Bridal Sessions?

Do you do boudoir or newborn photography?

No, but we can send you some really awesome referrals!

How many photographers/cinematographers do I need for my event?

How do you handle guests at weddings who have their phones out?

Do you have any Travel Fees?

Do you offer live-streaming?

We offer limited, one-camera, stationary live-streaming for ceremony and reception only at $250 per day.

Can you fly your drone at my wedding?

What are your postponement/cancellation policies?

What's your turnaround time?

Can I make changes to my photos and films after you edit them?

Can I choose my own music for the films?

How will I receive my photos, films and other products?

Do I own the copyright?

Do you offer Raw Photos for purchase?

Unfortunately we do not.

Do you offer Raw Footage for purchase?

Do you charge a fee if our event is on a holiday?

What is your payment schedule and how do we book you?