Typically 12-18 months in advance for the best chance of having your date still open.
Along with a signed photography contract, 25% of your total bill serves as a reservation charge, and is required for me to remove your wedding date from my remaining available dates. The balance is due 7 days prior to your wedding date.
During the busy season (June-Nov.) it's a 4-6 week turnaround guaranteed. However, I often deliver closer to the 4 week mark.
Heck, no. I cull out test shots, obvious duds or images that lessen the overall quality of the set. Nobody wants to see the the half blinks or the sometimes awkward expressions that can occur during a split second capture.
Yes. Whether it's a wedding or portraiture job I always give you a set of both the high resoltion images and web optimized images suitable for social media sharing.
Short answer is no. Copyrights are reservered to the artist/creator of the images. Most people confuse copyrights with print rights/release. You always get print rights to any photo you hire me to create.