How long have you been photographing weddings? I have been photographing weddings since 2006. I have been blessed with the opportunity to photograph 275+ weddings in my career. It’s important to book with a wedding photographer that has extensive experience and knows what to do in any situation.
Do we get the digital files? Definitely, all engagements and wedding clients receive high-resolution images. I have provided digital images since I started back in 2008. It’s important for my clients to have those files and the ability to use, print and share them however they would like.
How long in advance should we book you? As soon as possible! There is nothing worse than having to tell a bride and groom that I’m booked for their wedding date, especially if the wedding date is during peak season. (June to October).
Do you travel for weddings, do you charge? I love getting to see new places and would love to see what amazing place your wedding will be at. I have traveled to Colorado, Louisiana, and Florida for weddings in the past. I don’t charge travel fees unless the wedding is 3 hours away from Manhattan. In this case, I ask for a hotel for Friday and Saturday evening(given the wedding is on Saturday)
How would you describe your style/role being our wedding photographer? I would describe my style as fly on the wall, capturing memories as they happen. Most moments happen naturally, however, nothing beats posing a couple in the perfect environment and letting them take it from there! I’m hands on regarding the wedding day schedule, I meet with couples (1) month before their big day to make a wedding day timeline from start to finish!
Should we do a first look? As a wedding photographer, my goal is to get as much as possible in a timely matter. I believe a first look provides the private moment between a bride and groom and the ability to get as much done as possible before the ceremony! Whether it be the first look or seeing each other for the first time during the ceremony, I respect the decision and will plan accordingly.
What does “All-Day Coverage” mean? All day coverage means that I will be there early in the morning for getting ready, hair/makeup then late into the night at your reception! I want to be there to photograph every moment of your wedding day instead of the 6-8 hours. This way you will not have to worry about your photographer not capturing that special moment.
Do you plan the wedding day in regards to photography? Definitely! It’s very important to know what’s going to happen when. About a month before the wedding we will sit down, have a skype call or facetime to discuss an hour by hour timeline of your wedding day. This timeline will include what time I will arrive when formal/casual fun pictures will take place because I want your wedding day to be as stress-free as possible.
How long does it take to get back our wedding photos? On average, your wedding photos will be delivered within 6-8 weeks. The editing process is a very important so I look at every image captured during the day to make sure it’s up to certain professional photography standards.
Do I get the printing rights to my wedding and engagement photos? Yes, you will be able to print any and all of your wedding/engagement photos for personal use. Along with the photos, I will provide a signed print release. In addition to providing a print release, I will upload all the edited images to a proofing and ordering gallery. You will be able to order prints and other products right from your computer. You can also provide this gallery to friends and family so they can order exactly the prints they want.
How long are engagement sessions and do they consist of? Engagement sessions last 3 hours, this gives us plenty of time to take photos, get from one location to another, to talk, and have fun getting to know each other! Along with 3 hours, you will also get 3 outfits and 3 locations.
What do we wear for engagement pictures? It’s important to be comfortable during engagement pictures. Bring a casual look (jeans, tee, cute skirt). Avoid clothing with large words or logos, it can be distracting. Remember to pick out complementary colors and clothing styles.
Can we bring props / our animals / a car / motorcycle? Yes, please bring anything that is personal and close to your heart. It’s important for engagement pictures to showcase you two as a couple and what you like doing!
How long does it take to get back our engagement photos? On average, your engagements photos will be delivered within 2 weeks.
What happens if it rains on the scheduled day for engagement pictures? We can reschedule engagement pictures for another day.
Do you offer custom guestbooks? Yes, mention it during booking and I will design one to fit your needs! It’s great getting to use your engagement pictures as a guestbook. (printing cost not included)
Is there anything else you’d like to see answered? Contact me!