Frequently Asked Questions
Sweet sixteens, bat/bar mitzvahs, and other events...
How would you describe your style?
I believe in a combination of modern portraits and photojournalistic moments to fully cover a wedding day. The goal is to work together to create a gallery of photographs that encompass how beautiful you looked on your day, but the other important moments of your day.
Are our photographs retouched?
Every photograph you receive is meticulously retouched in order to leave you with the best representation of both the beauty and the memories of your special day.
What is the difference between these photographs and ones taken at the party by our DJ?
While DJ's can come with great photographs, I spend the day with you to fully document the entire day. From the details you have spent months preparing, to the family photographs, to breaking it down on the dance floor, I will be right there to take those cherished photographs for you.
What events would this cover?
My event packages are limited to Sweet Sixteens, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, and other small events. Please see my Wedding FAQ for more information on wedding services.
How long will it be before we receive our photos?
Sneak peeks of your photographs will be available within the following week on social media. Your online gallery will become available within four to six weeks of your event.
How many pictures will we receive?
This number varies dependent on the day, length of the event along with many other factors. Standard parties usually average at 600 photographs.
How do we receive our images?
Your images will be delivered in both an online gallery to share with friends and family, and on a flash drive.
Can we keep the copyright to our images?
I retain the copyright to the images to use for promotion and publication, but a personal rights release is included with all packages. This enables you to print and use your photographs for personal reasons as you wish.
Can we provide you with a list of requested shots?
With every party, I aim to make the most creative and beautiful set of storytelling images that fully encompass what your day was. With the addition of a specific shot list, I would not be able to. While I am happy to include a few requests and look over the style of the images you like, I cannot work off of huge, specific shot lists. However, I do ask for a list of all formal groupings you would like for photographs to ensure that you have everyone you would like in the pictures.
Do you take family photographs and posed, looking at the camera ones too?
Absolutely! I think they are both hugely integral parts of your special day. Usually, it's one of the few rare occasions to get all of those people in one place. We work together to create a list of the family/friend groupings you want, as well as the time you would like them taken to ensure you get pictures of all of your loved ones.
How does payment work?
A thirty-five perfect, non-refundable, booking fee is required to hold an event date. From there, the balance is due one week before the day of your event.
What happens if you get sick?
While I have yet to miss an event, if there were a case of deathly illness or some other unforeseen circumstance leaving me unable to be your photographer, I would hire out the job to my second shooter or a fellow colleague of the same caliber. You would be notified in advance of any issues.
Are you insured?
Absolutely, I am fully insured with both liability and business insurance. A certificate of insurance can be provided upon request, but please let me know in advance if your venue will need one.