10 Questions with Becca Dilley

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and sought-after wedding photographers in Minnesota, Becca Dilley Photography. Minneapolis based Becca Dilley is the founder and owner of Becca Dilley Photography.

Becca Dilley Photography

Photographer - Becca Dilley

10 Questions with Becca Dilley
  • Business: Becca Dilley Photography
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota MN
  • Experience: 15 Years
  • Photography Types: Engagements, Family, Weddings
  • Website: beccadilley.com

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hi! I'm Becca.

I started my wedding photography business in 2006, and since then I've enjoyed documenting hundreds of couples, their growing families, and some food along the way.

Yes, I certainly love documenting huge parties and fancy places, but I'm most appreciative of all the small moments of togetherness that I've been able to witness over these years. Weddings are a unique and vulnerable time, and with COVID that is even more true and more precious.

I'm thrilled to document couples however they celebrate, and I'm honored to bring some problem solving, wit, and creativity to each wedding I photograph.

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

I've been photographing weddings full time since 2006, and I've documented hundreds of weddings in that time.

Each one brings totally unique challenges and opportunities, and that is what has kept me so engaged and nourished by this work for all this time!

I generally photograph about 25-35 weddings per year, from small elopements in the forest to giant indoor celebrations.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

My style is making sure you and your partner are comfortable and that your photos represent the natural way you interact. To that extent, I bring a natural and candid style to my photography, particularly with more photojournalistic coverage your guests and events. For photos of you and your partner, its all about bringing you together so that your natural pose and interaction shines through, without it feeling like a photoshoot! I want to be the person to worry about how you are standing and how you look, so that you can focus on how much fun you are having while you do it!

I'm also known for my low light and night photography - I've literally taken photos in dark caves, in snow storms, in candle lit ceremonies, and on boats. Using lighting is all about balancing your space with getting crisp expressions so that you don't notice the lighting at all.

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

If COVID has taught us anything, it is that all the rules can be re-written! Couples often book about 9-12 months in advance, but now is a great time to book a wedding 2 years out or elope next week!

Being flexible can also save a lot of stress, so looking at non-Saturday dates can sometimes mean more options for closer wedding dates!

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

I offer very flexible packages depending on the hours covered, because you might not know how much time you need for photography yet!

In general, couples should plan to spend $3200-$5000 for a full day of wedding coverage, which includes all the final edited images in high resolution. I also have packages for elopements and small weddings.

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

I document every wedding at Becca Dilley Photography. I have a team of second photographers who accompany me for larger weddings.

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

I love to travel! I've documented wedding all over the midwest, but also as far as New Zealand and Ireland. Driving a few hours for weddings on the North Shore or Wisconsin are a joy.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

I have options for albums and prints. Many couples order albums in the year after their wedding, as they realize that they can't quite skim through the USB of photos as much as they planned to. Albums are a wonderful way to make those memories tangible and share them with those around you.

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

After your wedding, I deliver a few preview images the next week (because who can wait longer than that!!). The rest of the images are delivered 4-8 weeks after your wedding, via digital download.

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

Rescheduling for COVID reasons is included in my packages until the pandemic has subsided. The deposit is non-refundable.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020