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Originations Photography

Frederick , MD
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Frederick, MD US 21704 (map)

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240-674-7007

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ABOUT US

Sometimes all we have left of the perfect day, event, person or place is a photograph. Our lives are full of moments in time that we would love to freeze and enjoy longer; family... Read more
Sometimes all we have left of the perfect day, event, person or place is a photograph. Our lives are full of moments in time that we would love to freeze and enjoy longer; family reunions, your wedding day, your child’s first birthday party or simply just a day at the park with your friends. But since freezing time is impossible, photographs are the next best thing we have to reliving the moment. Originations takes pride in catching special moments and helping you preserve your memories in photographs. Memories are important and a photograph is a priceless memory that can not be forgotten. Make your way through our website and take a look at our photos and albums. We can also design and have printed guest books, photo wedding invitations and favors, photo thank you cards, magnets, postcards and anything else you may want to share about you or your event. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I enjoy editing photos: retouching, black and white, sepia and even colored flowers with the rest of the photo being black and white. All editing is included in my prices.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
My favorite wedding photos are taken outside in the natural light and I do have experience capturing ceremony moments in dimly lit churches.
Is your media preference film or digital?
All the images from your wedding day will come from a digital camera.
How many photographers do you work with?
Generally I am the one and only photographer but a second photographer is available upon request.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, I will be the main photographer at your event.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I only photograph one wedding a day and I have had more than one event in a weekend since Friday and Sunday weddings are becoming more popular.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a strong network of photographers to call on in the event of an emergency.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I prefer simplicity. I have my camera, a back up camera, tripod, flash, reflector and our photo checklist!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Of course.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have three packages ranging from three hours to seven hours, but can accomodate an hourly wage if necessary.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I am available for overtime work (sometimes wedding day events are just out of time's control) and my rate is $50 per half hour
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
If I am working your wedding for six hours or more, I only take a break once to eat.
Do you charge for travel?
I do not charge for travel if your location is within 50 miles of Frederick.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Online proofing will be ready within two weeks after your event. A proof album will also be available within two weeks after your wedding--usually upon return of your honeymoon!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online proofing will be thumbnails with an option to look at the image larger and in a slideshow. Proof books contain 6-9 images on each 8.5x11 page.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Online proofing will be available for 3 months and can be extended at your request. But a proof book is yours to keep!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I charge a copyright release fee so you can own the copyrights with me--if you choose.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, when you sign my wedding contract, you agree to allow me to use the photographs from your wedding for my website, advertising or portfolio. Thank you in advance! If you are not comfortable with this, I do make a notation on the contract and your images will remain private.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
If you purchase the copyright released photo disc for $150, $175 or $200 depending on your wedding day package, we then share the copyright.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, you (and your guests if you choose to do so) will have access to the password protected online proofing site. This site is for viewing images and ordering prints.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer beautiful flush mount albums. You choose the photos and I design the album. You will then be sent a private link for you to view the album layout design to make changes and approve the final design.
When will the client get the final album?
Once you have chosen your photos, it will take about two weeks to design the album and then it gets sent to the printer. It then takes about a week to get the final product.

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Julie is very easy to work with. She made the formals quick and easy and stayed out of the way for the rest of the evening. She was very flexible about taking photos different family member wanted. I would definitely recommend her. Our engagement photos were beautiful. I can't wait to see the pictures from the big day!
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Doris
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Julie is amazing! She is one of those photographers who doesn't get in the way of your guests view nor in the way of you enjoying your wedding. We barely knew she was there during the ceremony and reception, but she managed to get some amazing pictures.

Value - Excellent! Her price was less than other comparable vendors, and she gave us a discount because we worked with a videographer (Making Memories) that she recommended. One of the nicest things was the proof book, which is extremely professional (hardback) and delivered in an ornate cloth bag. We had access for 3 months online for our pictures, but we decided to purchase the CD-ROM containing all the shots.

One tip - work with Julie ahead of time for an engagement session. This allows you to get to know how she works and her to get to know how you pose and behave in front of the camera. I think this was key to getting the best poses, smiles, and experience on the day of the wedding.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a fantastic experience working with Julie for both our engagement and wedding photos! On the day of the wedding, we had both a Hindu and a Western ceremony, as well as our reception. That's a LOT of pictures in one day, but Julie was professional and fun throughout the entire process. She spent a lot of time going talking with us about the types of photos that we wanted and really made it a point to make sure that she captured everything that was important to us. The pictures turned out beautifully, and we were thrilled by how quickly she was able to put together such a high quality product! Overall, we had a great experience working with Julie and would definitely recommend her to others!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Julie captured every moment and then some. The pictures turned out great. Highly recommend her services.
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Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Jen!! :)
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Clp1230
Wedding:
12/30/2011
3.9/5.0
Julie did a great job! The photo disk was great to share with our family and friends. We got great family shots. I would have enjoyed some more creativity.
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Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your kind words and suggestions! Always good to know what I can improve on!
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Katie
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie is wonderful! She did our engagement photos and our wedding. She is so great to work with...even when having to deal with a bunch of groomsmen who weren't into having their picture taken. She was able to lighten them up. I highly recommend Julie!
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Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

Hi Katie! Thanks so much for your review. I had a good time with your wedding party and have so enjoyed seeing and photographing all the family so often since your wedding day. Thank you!
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AMY
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
JULIE HIPKINS WAS AMAZING! SHE IS VERY GOOD AT HER JOB AND LOOKING AT OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES, SHE IS RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE FOR THE QUALITY OF WORK YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM HER. SHE IS VERY EASY TO WORK WITH AND WILLING TO TRY NEW AND DIFFERENT PICTURE POSES AND SHOTS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!!!
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Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks Amy!! I am so glad you are pleased. I was thrilled with your entire wedding day. Who knew we could have so much fun on such a wet, rainy day :) Congratulations!!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Originations Photography was amazing! The photographs were beautiful, Julie was flexible and professional. We received our photographs in a timely manner as promised, and the prices were so incredibly reasonable. We couldn't have been happier. We plan to use Originations for our daughter's bat mitzvah in 2015!
Services Used: Invitations, Photography
Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Rebecca! I am so excited to see you guys again--I really enjoyed talking with your daughter during dinner!!
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JCP
Wedding:
1/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Julie was great to work with. She met with us prior to our wedding and went over exactly what types of photos we were looking for. She was also very flexible the day of the wedding, and that was a big help to us!

Her pricing is much more reasonable than several other photographers that we looked at, and I was very happy with the end product. I would definitely recommend Julie to other brides!
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Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

I really appreciate your kind words, thank you! I hope you are all doing well and I look forward to some family photo smiles in the future :)
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Future Mrs. J
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been happier with Julie! The pictures turned out beautifully and we had our proofbook shortly after returning from our honeymoon. Julie was easy to work with, I would def recommend her if your groom isn't thrilled about having his pic taken all day, she really made everyone comfortable and captured all the special moments.
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Originations Photography responded with the following comments:

Thanks again Serena! I really appreciate all your kind words for me and my business!! :)
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Tiffany
Wedding:
9/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We LOVED our finished product when the photos came back, they were all so good and SHe did a wonderful job at the wedding! We would MOST DEF. recommend her!
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Angela
Wedding:
6/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Julie did a wonderful job. She took pictures for our destination wedding and our separate reception, made the invitations for our reception and put together our albums. Everything was very organized and well explained. She answered our questions promptly. The pictures and albums turned out wonderful!
Services Used: Invitations, Photography
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Kristy16
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Julie is great! Awesome pictures, and fast on the return of proofs. I would definitely recommend her!
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Tammy
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Julie was awesome and I loved our pictures of our special day!
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Andrea
Wedding:
4/29/2006
5.0/5.0
Julie was wonderful! I've been to weddings where the photographer stops the couple in the middle of something important, like cutting their cake, so that they can pose for a picture. But Julie was able to take beautiful pictures in the moment and remain in the background. No fake poses! She made the transitions for family and bridal party pics smooth and kept everyone organized so I didn't have to worry about it. I would highly recommend her!!!
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CASSIE
Wedding:
12/3/2005
5.0/5.0
Our wedding pictures that were taken were way beyond my expectation. The quality of the pictures and service that we received were excellent. There is always so much planning that goes into a wedding and the last thing you want to think about is the way the pictures are going to turn out from such a big day.
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Yvonne
Wedding:
10/1/2005
5.0/5.0
Julie did a great job on my wedding photos! I received them quickly, and they were awesome shots! She was very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend her.
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Gina
Wedding:
5/28/2005
5.0/5.0
Originations handled all the photography for my wedding and I couldn't have been more impressed. The pictures were of the highest quality and my husband and I were thrilled with every single picture. Julie was creative with the pictures she took while still including all of the traditional pictures we hoped to have. She truly captured every moment of the day. She was wonderful to work with and was early for every event. She was also able to work with everyone in my family and they have all decided to use her for their own photography needs. I highly recommend Originations for your wedding plans. Using this company was the best decision I made in my wedding planning.
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