10 Questions with Vanessa Bryan

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after wedding photographers in Florida, Vanessa Bryan of VB Photography and Videography. Jacksonville based Vanessa is the founder and owner of VB Photography and Videography.

VB Photography and Videography

Photographer - Vanessa Bryan

10 Questions with Vanessa Bryan

1. Introduction: What's your story?

HI! I am Vanessa of VB Photography and Videography. My husband, Lee, and I work together to capture love stories. While we are based in Jacksonville, Florida, we travel throughout the South Eastern United States. We are a fun couple in the business of making dreams come true. Our relaxed approach and can-do attitude are perfect for capturing all the love and laughter of a splendid, dynamic wedding celebration. Our enthusiasm makes us ready and eager to capture the moments you’ll remember and treasure forever.

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

I have been shooting weddings since 2007, 14 years now. In that time we've successfully shot 150 weddings!

3. How would you describe your photography style?

Colors make my heart happy! I've come to describe our style as Vibrantly Dramatic with emphasis on Romance. We love dramatic lighting showing off the elegance of your wedding details. Why spend the money on making your wedding beautiful, if you can't trust your photo and video team to capture it beautifully?

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

Ideally, as soon as you book your venue. By the time you know your wedding location and wedding date, its time to lock in the Photo and Video team. We will be with you every step of the way. I even offer customized wedding timelines for each couples special day. We want your heart and mind free to enjoy your wedding day, flawlessly.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

We have a wedding welcome guide that will be emailed to you detailing each package we offer. Covering everything from simple hour long elopement ceremonies to all day coverage. Engagement sessions to warm you up, boudoir sessions for that special wedding day gift, to anniversary sessions to follow up on your amazing life together. Our elopement prices start at $450. Average client packages for photo and video coverage is between $2000 and $4000 depending on your wedding desires. The most helpful things we offer are our Payment Plans, truly making your wedding dreams come true without killing your budget. If you have special ideas, GREAT! We can customize any package to your needs.

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

Yes! I (Vanessa) am the owner and lead photographer. I have a team of several photographers who I trust in my place should I ever need, but they mostly work as my second shooters and assistants. The same for Video... My husband, Lee, is the main videographer with a team of exceptional creatives!

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

We love to travel, though we only take select jobs right now since our little one was born. We definitely would love to chat about your destination wedding. Domestic weddings within 75 miles of Jacksonville, FL do not require a travel fee. Each wedding will be custom quoted depending on the distance and travel needed.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

No, our base packages include digital images or videos.
All other products, from prints, books, albums, canvas, even coffee mugs are available for purchase but not required.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

Depending on our current wedding load, final galleries can take between 6 and 12 weeks. Even at our busiest, we have never extended that timeline. Though we aim for quicker delivery we want to make sure we give our best into editing your memories. We pride ourselves in our art and customer satisfaction!

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Each case has its own story and is handled on that basis.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021