wedding | frequently asked questions
what is your availability?
I take a limited amount of weddings each year in order to best serve the incredible couples I get to work with. To find out if I’m available for your date, feel free to send in a wedding connect form.
what is required to reserve our date?
an $1,000 deposit and a signed contract will reserve your date.
we’d love to move forward - what’s next?
yaaas! this is exciting news! once I receive your wedding connect form, we’ll make a date to get together and talk over all the details!
when/how are the photos delivered?
the final gallery will be delivered via online gallery 5 weeks from the wedding date. weddings during busier months (May - June / Sept. - Oct.) may take up to 7 weeks.
can we share and print the photos?
of course! my clients have a personal print + sharing release included in their collection. I love seeing post shares and am so thankful when any credit (@brittneynestle / #brittneynestlephoto) is given!
do you have business insurance and/or back up gear?
yes, to both. :) COIs to venues can be provided upon request.
do you travel for weddings/elopements?
yes! I primarily photograph in MD, PA, DC, and VA but am always down to adventure to new places for my couples. travel 100+ miles away from my location (and/or requiring an overnight stay with a hotel) will incur a travel fee.
what does “unplugged” mean?
this term is for ceremonies that require guests to be “in the moment” without using their cell phones/ipads/personal cameras. this is the best way to give your photographer (and videographer) the views they need to capture essential moments (ex: when the groom first sees the bride) without any obstacles. i can’t recommend this enough!
this usually only references to the ceremony - receptions are fully open. personally to me, I don’t mind guests taking photos as long as they don’t interfere with flash lighting or linger in front of the camera.
do we need to give you a photo “shot” list?
no worries at all. 1-2 months before the wedding date, I’ll send you a wedding questionnaire to fill out that gives me all the details to put together your custom wedding timeline. this ensures all your wedding photo needs are taken care of.
how long have you been photographing weddings?
I’ve been a wedding photographer since 2011 after earning my photography certification in college and have photographed over 100 weddings.
what’s your “style”?
my style is candid and in-the-moment. I focus on capturing my couples and their wedding day unique to them as it unfolds naturally. my photos are retouched with dark + moody tones and rich contrasted colors.
why should we choose BNP?
I'm passionate about marriage and what an incredible gift it is. I encourage my couples to never lose sight of why they love each other so the wedding can truly be a celebration of their love story. No wedding is the same to me because each couple is different in their own quirky way and I make sure to capture your day from that POV. my couples aren’t just clients to me, they’re friends.
hear what past bride + grooms have to say here on the raves page.
what is a “first look”?
a “first look” is an opportunity for the bride and groom to “reveal” to each other before their ceremony. this is an awesome time for the couple to have their own private moment together and guarantees more portraits of just the bride and groom in the final gallery.
first looks enable the timeline to be structured around best lighting. this means that the first look, family formals, and wedding party formals can be photographed before the ceremony with the most ideal lighting and as a bonus, everyone can enjoy the cocktail hour and go right into the party without delay!
* 2019 couples who choose to do a first look + formals before the ceremony will get a $200 discount off their booking. (not included with any other offer)
traditional couples can also choose to do a “hidden” prayer or gift-exchange without a reveal while still enjoying a private moment together.
what key advice do you give your couples?
1. take a day or two every month for a “date night break” and spend time together without talking wedding details. || because planning can get stressful, this helps build back up excitement for the big day instead of feeling so relieved when it’s “finally over”.
2. plan a private moment, just the two of you. || wedding days go by quickly so within the hustle of the wedding timeline, plan a few minutes where you can revel in officially being husband and wife. I recommend this either after the ceremony (during cocktail hour) or after dinner (before mingling). don’t wait until just the end of the night- you’ll be exhausted!
3. go with the flow. || sometimes it rains. sometimes things run late. don’t let it ruin your day. if the unexpected happens, focus on what matters most - celebrating your love with those that mean the most to you.