Frequently Asked Questions
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 not only who you are as a couple, but the other beautiful 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.
How many photographers do you come with?
My packages are listed as myself as the only photographer, but a second photographer is available a la carte.
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 wedding day.
How many pictures will we receive?
This number varies dependent on the day, length of the event along with many other factors. Standard weddings usually average at 800 photographs.
Can we see full galleries?
Absolutely! There are full, sample galleries available in the client galleries section of my website.
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.
How do we get our albums?
For those packages including albums, a form will be delivered with your flash drive. Using that form, you would pick out your favorite images (sixty-five for bride and groom albums, thirty-five for parent albums). From those images, I will create a custom, timeless, design for you to view and make changes to. No album goes to print without your approval. From the time you approve your album, it takes eight to twelve weeks for your book to arrive.
Can I see an album?
Absolutely! I bring sample albums to every appointment, and am happy to show them via Skype if you are not local. Sample album designs can be found here, the password for all sample albums is 1234.
Can we provide you with a list of requested shots?
With every wedding, 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 wedding. 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 percent, non-refundable, booking fee is required to hold a wedding date. From there, the balance is due one week before your wedding day.
What happens if you get sick?
While I have yet to miss a wedding, if there were a case of deathly illness or some other unforeseen circumstance leaving me unable to be your wedding 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.