Frequently Asked Questions | Milwaukee Wedding Photographer

Elopement in Madison Wisconsin

Q: Do I need a second photographer?

A: It all depends on your wedding! — Second photographers are a great idea if you have more than 200 guests AND you want a specific focus on them and/or you want the exact same moment captured from two different angles OR if you have a really large wedding venue that would be difficult to move between two areas quickly. Otherwise, I have personally photographed each of my weddings completely solo and every couple I have ever worked with has been 100% happy. Even for my own wedding, I hired one photographer, not two. 

Q: Do I need an engagement session?

A: That totally depends on your needs, but a complimentary session does come with all of my packages. A lot of couples that also book an engagement session use their photographs for their save-the-dates, invitations, website registries, guest books, framed prints for their guest table, bar, and their house… and of course Facebook & Instagram! Plus, it’s a way for you to get a little practice in front of the camera before your big day and it gives us an opportunity to get to know each other. 🙂 

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?

A: This might start getting a bit technical, but I personally use a Nikon D750 and D850 with a variety of lenses. Both are literally on me at all times throughout your wedding day so I never have to worry about changing lenses, switching memory cards, or changing batteries. 

Q: Do you offer any albums, prints, canvases, guest books, etc?

A: Totally! But I want you feeling 1,000% comfortable and excited about the quality of your photographs before placing orders on those. That way, you only order exactly what you want, when you want, and when you know with confidence that they are going to look amazing on your walls and in your fine art heirloom albums. Most of this is done and ordered right through your online gallery! 

Q: Do you offer payment plans?

A: Yes, I do! Traditional payments are 50% due at the time of booking (within a week) and the final 50% is due 30 days prior to your wedding day. But, if you wanted to do the payment plan, I can stretch it into equal 1/3’s or 1/4’s if that works best for you. Just let me know what you prefer, and I will make it happen. It’s that easy.

Q: How do I book you for my wedding day?

A: Love that question the most! To book me for your special day, simply let me know what you want to be included in your custom collection:
– Name of your wedding day package
– Which additional services you are choosing
– Additional Prints or Products (optional)
– What payment plan option works best for you



Hi! I am Ali Bergen, a wedding and portrait photographer specializing in timeless and joy-filled imagery. I photograph weddings and portraits in Milwaukee, Hartford and all around the great state of Wisconsin.

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