10 Questions with Ashley and Austin

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most talented and super passionate team of wedding photographers in Michigan, Ashley and Austin of Diffuse Media. Detroit based Ashley and Austin are the founders and owners of Diffuse Media.

Diffuse Media

Photographer - Ashley and Austin

10 Questions with Ashley and Austin
  • Business: Diffuse Media
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan MI
  • Experience: 3 Years
  • Photography Types: Engagements, Weddings
  • Website: www.diffuse-media.com

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Our names are Ashley and Austin, and we're the husband and wife team behind Diffuse Media. I (Ashley) have always had a passion for photo/video and capturing memories, so when our good friends asked us to film their wedding back in 2018, we immediately said yes and fell in love with the industry.

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

We have been filming and photographing weddings since 2018, and since then we have done almost 40 weddings.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

We would describe our style as moody, candid, and documentary-style. While we do love to set up people in poses, we love to capture the in-between moments that truly capture a couple's personalities.

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

We typically book 12-18 months out, so we would recommend reaching out to us soon after you book your venue to see if we're available on your date!

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

We offer either photography or videography for weddings and we have 3 different packages for each one.

Videography:
Collection 1: $3,700
- 10 hours of coverage
- 2 videographers
- 5+ minute cinematic highlight film
- 1 minute instagram teaser
- full ceremony + reception films

Collection 2: $3,200
- 8 hours of coverage
- 2 videographers
- 4+ minute cinematic highlight film
- 1 minute instagram teaser
- full ceremony edit

Collection 3: $2,700
- 6 hours of coverage
- 2 videographers
- 3+ minute cinematic highlight film

Photography
Collection 1: $3,500
- 10 hours of coverage
- complimentary engagement session
- 2 photographers
- in person consultation + timeline creation
- printing, posing, + sharing release
- delivered via personal online gallery

Collection 2: $3,000
- 8 hours of coverage
-ncomplimentary engagement session
- 2 photographers
- in person consultation + timeline creation
- printing, posing, + sharing release
- delivered via personal online gallery

Collection 3: $2,500
- 6 hours of coverage
- 2 photographers
- in person consultation + timeline creation
- printing, posing, + sharing release
- delivered via personal online gallery

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

We will be the ones that show up on your wedding day. We pride ourselves on creating lasting and genuine friendships with our couples prior to the wedding day, and for that reason, we can't imagine sending anyone else to capture their day other than us.

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

We include 100 round trip miles in our collection pricing, and anything over that is $0.55/mile. For destination weddings, the travel fees range depending on the location.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

They are not included, but can be ordered through the gallery we deliver through.

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

You will receive a sneak peek gallery of 40+ photos, and then the entire album in 6 weeks.

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

We ask to be informed of any cancellations or reschedules as soon as possible. We ask for no later than 6 months notice, and the retainer is non-refundable.

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Awards

WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021