Wedding Photography FAQ
What is your shooting style?
Photojournalistic. My goal is to be as stealthy and non-disruptive as humanly possible, while still getting all the important shots in a creative light.
Do you do engagement sessions?
Yes! Engagement sessions are so important–not only are they fun, but they help us get a great feel for each other. Most couples also find that after an engagement session, they are more comfortable in front of the camera on their wedding day. Don’t forget, your engagement session is half-off with full-day wedding coverage.
Do you travel?
Absolutely! I’m a huge advocate of importing your own, tried & true photographer. I’d love to sit down with you to hear about your destination plans!
Do you photograph anything besides weddings?
Most definitely. I’d love for you to check out my blog to see some of my other work: family sessions, seniors, professional events… I love ’em all!
What are your rates?
Wedding coverage starts at $2,900. If you’re interested in detailed pricing & coverage options, don’t be shy! Shoot me a message. (No but seriously. Do it.)
What does a “full day” of wedding coverage entail?
All. Day. Long. Your day is only going to come once, and I want to be there for as much of it as possible: from preparations to reception. This means 10 hours (usually around 9am to 9pm). I also offer an “extended full-day” package for those who need coverage.
How much time should we reserve for portraits before/after the ceremony?
I’d love for everyone to be totally ready at least 3 hours before the ceremony. This gives us ample time for shooting, and a comfortable time cushion in case things run behind schedule (which they tend to do!). This way, I can leave you alone at least an hour before the ceremony–it will give you time to freshen up, put your feet up, and relax before the main event.
What is a “first look”?
These are tons of fun! A first look is an organized shoot where the bride and groom get to see each other before the ceremony, and have their reactions documented in photographs. Some other fun shoots my couples have done before walking down the aisle include back-to-back gift exchanges, secret letter exchanges… don’t be afraid to get creative!
How many photos will we get?
With full-day coverage, you will get around 600 digitally enhanced poses. I will give you a digital copy of each photo in both color and black & white. The photos are chosen based on both photographic excellence and how they best tell the story of your day.
How are the photos delivered?
You will receive your photos on a USB in digital format, as well as a signed waiver from me, giving you copyright permission to reproduce as many copies as you’d like. That means photo prints, canvas prints, digital copies for family, Facebook, Pintrest… just about any non-profit reproduction is fair game!
How soon do we get our photos?
Post-processing & delivery time is usually roughly 8 weeks. If you’re open to it, I will occasionally post some sneak-peeks on Facebook, or even a full preview on the blog!
We don’t know how to pose, will you direct us?
Of course! My job as your photographer is to take beautiful photos. Part of that may include direction, which I am more than happy to give. More importantly, however, I will help you both become natural and comfortable in front of the camera. You two know how to love each other best… I’ll help you get started, and when I see that you’re comfortable, I’ll let you take it from there!
How do you get your photographs to look the way that they do?
Careful composition, years of experience, and custom editing goes into each individual image. I also tweak various characteristics to give each photo a certain feel, as well as a fluid, uniform style.
How do we book you?
I’d love to hear from you! The best way to get in touch with me is by shooting me an email… from there we can schedule a time to sit down, get to know each other, and see if we’d be a good match for your wedding day.