Q. How soon after the wedding will my images be ready?
A. Your images will be edited and ready for delivery within four weeks of the wedding.
Q. Is editing of the images included?
A. Yes. I personally edit each photo that gets delivered to look its best. You will receive a mix of color and black and white. Most of the time, I know if an image will look good in color or in black and white the moment I take it. If you purchase an album or prints, the photos selected for print will receive a bit more attention (i.e blemish removal, ect) and additional retouching is available at an additional cost for digital images.
Q. I keep all of my photos on Instagram and Facebook. Why do I need an album?
A. Imagine 50 years from now, and your grandchildren ask to see your wedding photos. Do you want to pull out a flash drive? Do you really think Instagram will still exist in 50 years? Wedding photography can be a serious investment. Why not display your photos in a beautiful luxury lay-flat leather album?
Q. Do I need a second photographer?
A. While it is not a requirement, it is highly recommended. A lot happens during a wedding and I am only one person. I do my best to capture the whole story, but it helps to have a second photographer who can be where I am not. For example, when I am taking portraits of the two of you, they can be photographing guests at cocktail hour. Most often, during getting ready, I will be with the bride, and my second photographer will be with the groom.
Q. Do we get the un-edited images?
A. The short answer is no. I shoot photos in RAW format which requires post processing to look their absolute best. I remove all photos that contain blinks, missed focus, ect. For a full day wedding, I typically deliver 500-700 images.
Q. What is required to book with you?
A. Once we confirm that I am available on your date, a 50% retainer and signed contract is required to lock the date.
Q. Can I meet you before booking?
A. I actually prefer that we meet first. You will be spending the entire day with your photographer so it is important that you know who you are hiring. If we are not in the same region, we can have a Skype call.
Q. Do you take family photos at the wedding?
A. Absolutely! While I love to take a documentary approach to the wedding day, I also understand the importance of having those great formal photos of loved ones.
Q. Do you do any posing?
A. In order to get those breathtaking artistic shots, I will sometimes set up a scenario where the couple looks their absolute best. I prefer to call it directing as opposed to posing. I strive for very natural looking photos that show the intimate moments between the couple.
Q. What equipment do you use?
A. I use two quality professional Nikon camera bodies (D750), a range of quality professional lenses and speedlights, that allow me to get great photos in any lighting condition. I also bring back up equipment with me just in case. I’m also known to make use of things around me such as mirrors, plants, glasses, and pretty much anything else.
Q. Are you willing to travel to photograph my wedding?
A. Of course! I love traveling. I have an up to date passport and being a solo traveler, my travel fees are quite reasonable.
Q. Will my images be posted online?
A. Unless you request otherwise, I sometimes feature weddings in a blog/social media posting.
Q. Are you legit?
A. Yes, I am a full time professional photographer. I have my business license, premium insurance, and my game face on.
Q. Should I send you a Pinterest board with ideas?
A. While I am open to seeing the type of images that appeal to you most, I strive to create images that are unique to your wedding. When selecting a photographer, I encourage you to really make sure that you feel comfortable with their style. My goal is never to re-create a photo that lives on Pinterest, but to create art that is unique to you.