Frequently Asked Questions
How do you pronounce your last name?
My last name is pronounced “ill-e-yes” but sounded all together. Kayla on the other hand isn’t hard!
Describe your style.
My photographic style is very country, romantic, and natural. Growing up out in the country and my love for it is a huge reason why I love shooting there!!! I’m also a huge romantic at heart, so all things romantic just make me swoon!!!! When I’m photographing you I try to pose you as naturally as possible so it’s authentic to who you are as a couple and how you are together!
Do you travel?
One of my greatest loves in life (besides my husband of course!) is traveling! No distance is too far and every location is beautiful! Since each destination is unique, please contact me directly for a custom travel quote!
How far out do you book weddings?
I book most weddings 9-18 months in advance, but there are sometimes openings closer to the wedding date depending on the date! My busiest months are May – November, so I highly recommend reserving your date as soon as possible.
How much do most clients invest in their photography?
Wedding clients invest between $5,000-$6,500.
Elopement clients invest between $3,000-$4,500.
For individual sessions, clients on average invest $1,000-$2,500.
Wedding, elopement, and session coverage plus product orders are included in these averages.
Do you include the digitals in your collections?
Digital files are not included in any of the collections or sessions but they are available for adding on at the ordering session. I believe that my clients deserve the very best and that they deserve to have their homes decorated with their memories so they can enjoy them every day and be reminded about their biggest blessing, each other! It is my goal as a wedding, elopement, and engagement photographer to provide my clients with the highest quality products, to help them design their home décor, and their wedding albums. I am very passionate about having your artwork printed on the highest quality products and not just letting them collect cyber dust on your computer or social media.
Can you hold the date for me?
I can only hold your wedding, elopement, or session date with a paid retainer and signed contract. I cannot hold a date without them. I accept bookings on a first come/first serve basis.
What is your payment schedule like?
For weddings and elopements, a $500 retainer and signed contract are due immediately upon booking. The remainder of the balance is due 30 days prior to the event date. Weddings or elopements booked within 3 months of the date, the payment plan is 50/50.
For sessions, the full $300 session fee retainer and a signed contract are due immediately upon booking.
I accept all credit or debit cards. Payments can be made online or in person.
Do you have insurance and backup equipment?
Yes, I have both!
How long after our event or session will we be able to view and order our photos?
For weddings and elopements you’re photos will be ready for you to view and order 3-4 weeks after the event date. For sessions you’re photos will be ready for you to view and order 1-2 weeks after the session date.
How does the ordering process work?
I have created an “Ordering Help Guide” for you to read through to help you prepare for your ordering session with me. I will email this out to you after your wedding, elopement, or session. If you are local to the Southern California area, we will set up a date to meet in person at a coffee shop for your in person ordering session. If you’re not local to Southern California, we will set up a Skype ordering session date and time to do your ordering session.
How long will it take us to receive our product after the ordering session?
Once final payment has been received the average time is between 3-6 weeks for your order to be ready for you to pick up or to be shipped, depending on which products you’ve ordered
Can you do an online gallery for our guests to view and purchase their own photos?
Of course! One week after your ordering session I will send you the online gallery link for you to share with your guests for them to view and order their favorite photos too!
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