FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – AND THEIR ANSWERS

Do you photograph details? What about family formals?

Although the majority of my wedding coverage is moment-driven, I also understand the importance of photographing all the little details that make up your day – and I love to provide you with magazine-worthy images of your table settings, personal details, and all of the other little things that you’ve spent so much time designing and crafting.

I also feel that a set of beautifully-lit, relaxed, and natural family photos is an incredible heirloom, and I take as much care with these photos as with the other aspects of your day.

Do you work with an assistant, or a second photographer?

For all but the smallest weddings, I bring along a wonderful second photographer. Second photographers usually start shortly before the ceremony during the getting ready time and are broken up into two teams (team bride, and team groom) Team bride will be myself, and team groom will be my second shooter, they will stay with me through the main reception events until the end. They provide an alternate angle during the key parts of the day, and keep me happy, hydrated and sane. All signature packages include a second wedding photographer.

How many images will we receive?

I typically take thousands of images on a wedding day, and there is no limit to the number of images that you will receive, however it’s usually in the 500-1200 range, depending on the length of the day coverage and package. I include everything great, and I edit out any misfires, missed focus images, and images with poor lighting or bad expressions.

I want you to have a collection of fantastic images that fully tell the story of your day.

When will we see our images?

My turnaround for image delivery following the wedding is typically four to six weeks, however I will post some “teaser” photos on my Facebook business page within a week of your wedding.

Do you have backup equipment?

Of course! I carry with me three professional grade Nikon D-SLR cameras, as well as a Hasselblad Medium Format Camera, plus a ton of spare lenses. I shoot prime (fixed focal length) lenses, as well as zoom, and I keep backups of my two favorite lenses, as well as a third professional grade camera body, close by at all times.

 

What happens if you’re sick?

I would have to be in pretty dire straits to not attend your wedding, but if I’m in the hospital I have a network of colleagues to call on to fill in for me, both locally and nationally.

 

Do you include the digital negatives?

Yes and no. All album collections include the final high-resolution, fully-edited, print-ready files, via digital download from your online gallery, allowing you to print your images anywhere and at any size. I believe that it’s important for you to have an archive of all of the edited images from your wedding. However, I do not provide the RAW (NEF, or 3FR) files, or the uncorrected digital “negatives”. Nor do I give you every single photograph taken; I first edit out any poor images. Everything you receive is edited to the same standard as those photos you see in my portfolio and on my blog.

When you contact me, I will provide you with links to a couple of galleries from recent weddings, so that you can see what is typically included.

 

We’re eloping! Do you offer any special collections for elopements and other smaller weddings?

Congratulations! I love photographing intimate celebrations, and some of my favorite weddings have had fewer than ten guests! If you’re planning a smaller celebration that takes place mid-week, or in the quieter season (November through March), I am sometimes able to offer a discount on my regular wedding collection prices. However, if your intimate celebration takes place on a prime weekend date (a Saturday or Sunday during the spring, summer or fall), my regular rates apply.

 

We love your relaxed style and eye for the fun and quirky … but our wedding will be quite fancy, so we’re a little concerned about what you’ll wear …

In my daily life you’ll see me kicking around in jeans and tees, with sneakers. But on the wedding day I dress the part: usually a smart black slacks and a nice dark dress shirt.

 

We’re not getting married, but we’d love to hire you for a bar/bat mitzvah, family reunion or couples portrait session. Will you work with us?

I also photograph several families and non-wedding couples each year too. Please view the site for more info including my rates.

 

We’d love to work with you; what happens next?

I’d love to meet with you both and get to know you! Please contact me using the “contact me” link. Let me know a few times that work for you to meet (meetings typically take place on weekday evenings).

If you decide to hire me to photograph your wedding, a retainer, and a signed contract, will reserve your date.

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