Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you based?
We are currently in the Northern Virginia area, servicing the DC Metropolitan area.
Would you travel?
Of course! We have absolutely no problems covering your destination wedding or event!
Do you provide videography?
Unfortunately, we do not. There may be some short clips or gifs created, but full video service is something we do not currently have the capacity to handle. However, we do have a number of recommendations if you are in need. Please inquire to learn more.
What’s your style of photography?
We have a very story-telling take on weddings. We will mix in some editorial style shots as well, but our main goal is to bring out all of the fun and emotion of the day in a journalistic way. We try to shy away from unnatural posing and make sure that the client first finds their comfort zone and then make simple adjustments. Definitely a combination of modern and classic storytelling.
What are your normal work hours?
A true entrepreneur is always working! For RS Weddings, we are always accepting inquiries (the most reliable way to reach us is to use the Contact form). For Engagement Sessions during the week, we ask that clients plan well ahead in advance so that we can be sure we can accommodate them. Our "normal" work hours are as follows:
Wed: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Is there a limit to the number of photos you deliver?
It varies depending on the time spent at the wedding. We’ll typically take around 100 shots per hour and deliver as many usable shots as we can.
What’s the general turnaround time for photos?
For full weddings, we tend to give ourselves about 60 days before releasing everything to clients. However, in between that time, clients may get a sneak peek here or there! They’ll have to follow us on social media.
We love your photography, but we're not looking for wedding services. Do you provide any other services outside of weddings?
We most certainly do! You can see each of our individual specialties by going to Alchemist-Photography.com for Tyrone or CornerstoneCaptures.com for Shane. We especially have been known to go the extra mile for our couples in the form of family photos, professional head shots, and even book covers!