FAQs

How can I book you for our wedding?

Please use the “Contact” link in the menu at the top of this website. I can then tell you if I’m available for your wedding date and send you additional information on packages and pricing. Please note that each year I receive around 1,000 inquiries for roughly 35 available wedding dates, and I can only hold these dates with a signed contract and retainer.

How far in advance should I book you?

Most couples book me about 6-12 months before their wedding. I book some weddings as far as 18 months in advance, and occasionally as little as 2 or 3 months ahead. If I’m already booked for your wedding date then I’m happy to recommend another photographer.

How much does it cost to hire you?

Because every wedding is different, prices vary. For example, I photograph weddings for two hours on a weekday in January, but I also photograph three-day weekend events during high wedding season. I photograph weddings locally and weddings that take place thousands of miles away. Please contact me and I will send you detailed pricing information and package options for your wedding.

Do you travel for weddings? 

My business is based in Boston but I regularly photograph weddings throughout New England and beyond. I’ve worked with couples in Ireland, France, California, New York, Ohio, Florida, and every state in New England.

What is your experience with photographing weddings?

As a full-time wedding photographer, I’ve documented over 200 weddings. The weddings I photograph are diverse – from City Hall weddings where I’ve been the only witness, to 300+ person affairs. I’ve documented Catholic, Jewish, Episcopalian, Egyptian Coptic, non-denominational Christian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Muslim, same-sex, and non-religious ceremonies. I would love to learn all  about the customs and events at your wedding.

As a word-of-mouth business, I have no paid advertising or paid listings with venues. It’s very important that I have trusting relationships and happy clients who will recommend me to their friends and family. If you’re interested in what past wedding couples are saying, you can read some reviews here.

When will our photos be ready?

Your digital proofs will be ready in an online gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding.

Do you offer a second photographer?

About 90 percent of the weddings featured on this website were photographed by me working alone. So that I can capture authentic and candid images like the ones you’ve seen in my portfolio, it’s important that I have a minimal photographer/outsider at presence at your wedding. However, I do offer second photographers for weddings that require one. Once I understand your wedding and photography requirements, I can recommend whether a second photographer would be beneficial or necessary for your wedding.

Should we provide you with a list of photos or example images that we’d like taken at our wedding? 

No. We’ll have a photo planning session a few weeks prior to your wedding, and at that time, we’ll talk about all of the details and aspects of your wedding that are most important to you. From our discussion, I’ll create a detailed schedule that I will run by you for review. But other than the list of family photos, I prefer not to work from shot lists.

If we over-plan your wedding with lists of specific shots, then we’ll miss out on unscripted, genuine human interactions. If we go into your wedding trying to replicate a photograph from someone else’s wedding, then we will miss on what probably made that photo so special in the first place — its uniqueness. Based on the light, mood, emotion, location, and style of your wedding, we will work together to create original, and mostly unscripted art that is for and about you.

We only need an engagement or portrait session. Is that something you do?

Because I work full-time with my wedding clients, I’m only able to provide engagement and portrait sessions to people who’ve booked their wedding with me.

What kind of cameras do you use?

I use professional-level Canon digital cameras and lenses with backups. I also use medium format Contax, Hasselblad, and Mamiya film cameras.

Do you have business insurance?

Lisa Rigby Photography is fully insured through Travelers. Having business insurance is required for a photographer to work at many wedding venues and reception sites.