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HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE EAU CLAIRE?

The Eau is pronounced just as it is in Eau de Parfum, or Oh. Eau is French for Water.

Eau Claire is literal in French for clear water. Claire is French for clear.

It's Sandra's French surname.

Sandra's family is French Canadian. Her surname floated from Auclair to Eau Claire and then somehow when her grandparents moved to the states the spelling turned into a very Irish looking O'Claire. A family story claims there was an Irish border guard who changed the spelling. Sandra chose to name her photography business in its original french spelling.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

We are located in the Lakeview area of New Orleans, Louisiana.

DO SANDRA & SAM PHOTOGRAPH TOGETHER?

We usually photograph weddings separately along with a second photographer. We have four assistant photographers who work with us on a regular basis as second photographers. Depending on our schedules we will sometimes photograph wedding dates together.

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DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?

Yes, absolutely. We have photographed weddings in 28 states and internationally.

Sandra is originally from South Eastern WI, and we are available to photograph in Milwaukee or the greater Chicago area with little or no travel fees.

HOW CAN I RESERVE MY DATE WITH YOU?

To officially reserve your wedding date with us, we ask for a 25% retainer and a signed contract.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO YOU BOOK?

On average our clients book with us between 6-18 months. Please don't let that discourage you from inquiring if your wedding date is under 6 months, we may still have availability. Our most popular months for weddings in New Orleans are March, April, October and November. Those months tend to book faster than other months.

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DO I NEED A 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER?

We offer packages with one or two photographers. It depends on the wedding if you should have 1 or 2 photographers. If you have a smaller event with 80 guests in one location, usually just one photographer is fine. If you have a large wedding with multiple locations and 300 guests you will most likely need two photographers. We will help recommend what is needed for your exact wedding plans.

DO YOU INCLUDE A PRINT RELEASE?

Yes, all of our packages come with fully touched up hi-resolution digital images with a print release.

HOW LONG IS YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?

We will have your images edited and uploaded to an online gallery in about 60 days from the date of your wedding. Engagements and bridal sessions are usually completed in 15 days.

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Do you photograph elopement weddings?

Yes, absolutely.

Do you offer videography?

No, we choose to only focus on photography so we can be at our very best.

We can recommend some amazing New Orleans videographer companies who we love to work with.

How can we contact you?

We are always available at 504-432-7879 or via e-mail at sandraoclaire@eauphoto.com

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