How are images delivered and when?

Your images will be delivered in a cute little package, to your doorstep, and includes a USB of your images, a note from yours truly and an Instax photo of the two of you from the dance floor. Digital galleries are also available as a delivery method. All images will be delivered within 30-60 days within your wedding day, though I’ve yet to deliver images at the 2 month mark!

Regarding printing, do you handle or can we? Do we have printing rights to our images?

Absolutely! These are your pictures, and you’re able to print whenever and however many you’d like. I will suggest printing companies because I still request that the photos to retain their quality. If you prefer that I handle the printing for convenience, I provide a la cart pricing for prints, albums, etc to include with your wedding package.

Can we meet beforehand?mp_RobSarahWedding-319-2

Yes, of course. It is actually preferred. I’d love to get to know you two and your story! I approach each wedding uniquely and believe they each tell their own story with the details, location, colors, and all those involved in the day. We will have a “kick off” meeting to discuss my style and approach, and of course – you two! After that, we’ll keep in touch up until a few weeks out and finalize any final details or walk through the ceremony location together to ease any stress you may feel the day of—like I said, that’s my job.

How many photographers do we get?

Two. Myself and an assistant – always. Can’t live without one! Additional photographers available upon request.

Ok we want to work with markit photography, now what?

That’s great! Happy to hear it. First let’s talk wedding details, your hopes for the photography and packages—do you want an engagement shoot included? Let’s do it soon so you can send out Save the Dates. Do you want albums included? Let’s get those included in the package for the best bang for your buck. After securing your date with a half-down, non-refundable deposit, we’ll stay in touch along the way and, as mentioned before, meet a few weeks out for final details, timeline and payment.

What do you recommend we wear for engagement pictures?

Be yourself. That’s what I will always recommend. For your wedding, you’re dressed to the 9s, looking your absolute best in a beautiful gown or suit. Take this opportunity of an engagement shoot to have a little fun and incorporate things about yourself or your relationship! Typically couples choose two locations, and one outfit change. I’ve also put this handy little board together should you feel a bit stuck.

Where did “markit photography” come from?

Great question, and an interesting story. Early in 2009 I talked about partnering with a friend in some marketing efforts where he would be the strategic thinker and I would be the creative. I researched some company name ideas and the idea of “markit” came to mind, playing off of marketing and utilizing the play on words “marking” your brand or message.  Well, that endeavor didn’t quite pan out so 6 months later I used it for my own photography company with the (somewhat cheesy) tagline “markit with simplicity. markit with creativity. markit forever”.  I never thought I’d keep it and still like it after all these years.

How many hours do you typically shoot for a wedding?

Typically 8 hours per wedding, though it may vary. I want be there from start to finish—from the first hair appointment to the sweaty dance moves. That being said, if you prefer I come or leave at a different time, we’ll work together on that.


How would you describe your style of photography?

Relaxed, natural, candid, and intentional. I will always prefer natural light over artificial and encourage the timing of your portraits to be either early in the day around sunrise or later just before sunset.

Can you help us leading up to the wedding day? We’re stressed!

Would love to! A little secret about myself, not only do I love capturing weddings, I just love weddings and would love to provide help, design, or creative suggestions and day-of scheduling. I’ve planned ours, attended and shot many weddings, and have (just about) seen it all.

Do you travel for weddings?

Who doesn’t love to travel? I certainly do, and totally willing to do so—anywhere! I lived abroad for a year in London and since then have a total travel bug. I’m from Indiana, called Chicago home for 6 years and now reside in Austin. My wedding seasons are split between Austin and the midwest, depending on time of year. That said, I will not charge extra if your wedding is within 30 miles of the Austin area. If outside the Austin area, we’ll discuss those costs during one of our initial meetings.

How many weddings do you typically shoot per year?

In 2015, I shot 15 weddings—which is the most I’ll typically taken on. I like to keep it around that amount each year to maintain the same level of professionalism, detail and attention to each client’s wedding.