Picking a photographer for your wedding day is such an important decision. My promise to you is, not only will you get portraits that you'll want to print on canvas and hang up immediately, but you will get photographs that invite a story-a story that will be shared for generations to come. The first thing you should know is that I only book 5 weddings per year. This keeps me from becoming stagnant in my work and allows me to be creative and produce fresh images. I have 3 different packages for weddings, all based on how much time you might need. I am willing to make a customized package and work with couples to stay within their budget. Keep scrolling down to get more information about my wedding packages.
Here are some questions that couples ask:
How would you describe your style?
Photojournalistically whimsical. When it comes to the events of the day, such as getting ready, the ceremony and your reception, I document what is happening. I don't do any sort of directing or posing in these areas. I believe it's the real emotion that makes a great photograph. That's the photojournalistic part. The whimsical part happens when it's time to take the bride and groom photos. This is where I want to capture the love, romance and fun between the two of you. I try to take a more artful approach when it comes to these photographs. I think to myself, what is going to look more like a painting rather than a snap shot? That is how I take these photos.
I would like 2 photographers at our wedding. Can you do that?
Yes, I can totally do that. It sometimes is really necessary to have 2 photographers to make sure all the moments are being captured. I have a team of photographers that I can bring on as part of my team for your wedding at an additional cost. All of the photographers that I use have a very similar approach to photographing weddings. I edit ALL of the photographs; that way you are getting photographs all with a consistent look.
What happens if your camera breaks?
DON'T SAY THAT! You're going to make me cry. I have MULTIPLE backup cameras, lenses and flashes that I take to every single wedding. The sad truth is cameras have a limited life, even when being carefully used, and there is no telling when it will take its last photograph. Also, I make sure all of my second photographers have back up gear as well.
How many images will I receive?
Typically, you can expect about 100 images per hour. So for an 8 hour wedding, you will get around 800 images.
Do you do Engagement Photos?
YES!! YES!! YES!! I LOVE taking engagement photos. This gives us a chance to hang out before your wedding and get to know each other a lot better. That way, on your wedding day, you don't have some strange bald guy hanging around. Instead it will be more like a new friend capturing your amazing day. If you book your wedding with me, I offer a 20% discount on my engagement packages.
Is it really necessary to get prints made?
I think so! A good example would be thinking back to my grandparents images after they passed away. I have hundreds of photographs of my grandmother in France pre-WWII, but I think, what if all of those images were on a floppy disk? I wouldn't have any of that family history. I wouldn't have any of those images that tell my family's story. DVD's, Flash Drives and even computers have a very limited life. Professionally made prints will last a life time...and more.
These are just some of the most common questions I get. If you have any more questions, which I hope you do, then let's meet for coffee!! I would love to meet you in person and make sure all of your questions are answered.