Questions to ask a wedding photographer
I actually switch between candid or photojournalistic style to a more directive style depending on what part of the day I am photographing.
During the getting ready I might give as much direction as to where to stand to make sure you are in the best light. When it is time to take portraits of the wedding couple or family formals I will give much more direction as everyone will look their best with a little direction.
As for my personality, most people will say I have a calming effect in any environment that I am in. If you are looking for a photographer that will make your wedding day about them, then I wouldn’t be the guy for you.
Yes, I do!
The second photographer is able to capture some photos of the groom getting ready with his party while I am capturing photos of the bride’s side getting ready.
We are also able to capture many more angles throughout the rest of the day from the first look whether during the ceremony or later during the reception. They are also there to keep your family formal photos running quickly and efficiently.
I won’t bore you by listing everything but I definitely have a backup of anything we can’t do without on a wedding day.
Oh, and I know you didn’t ask but I shoot with the Canon mirrorless system, currently the R5 and R6.
First off it has been said to bring fertility, fortune, and long-lasting marriage if it rains on the wedding day.
I travel with a bunch of clear umbrellas tucked in my trunk and we are ready to go out and make some dramatic wedding day photos.
I know it’s not about the gear but the camera equipment I use is built to take a little inclement weather.
Yes!! I am always the lead photographer on your wedding day.
Wow! Another great question.
While I do have a framework that I go by to keep my pricing consistent. I like to discover what matters most to my couples and create a custom collection that will work best for them.
That’s a great question! While I don’t have anything in the contract it is truly appreciated if you provide us with a hot meal on the wedding day.
It is also extremely helpful if you let your venue know to feed your photographers at the same time as the two of you. That way we are both done eating around the same time and we can get back to taking photos.
No, for logistical reasons the wedding day coverage is consecutive and can’t be broken up into different parts of the day.
I have been in business 10 years and I will be photographing my 300th wedding later this year (2022). I will say I remember them all!
The short answer is no. Once you lock in your wedding date we start turning away other wedding couples so if you were to cancel the retainer is to offset losses to the company.
Of Course, just drop me a line letting me know your chosen wedding venue and I will send you a gallery either from there of a similar venue.
Every wedding is different but on average you can expect 75 professionally edited photos per hour of coverage. So from a wedding day with 8 hours of coverage, you would receive around 600 professionally edited photos.
After we chat I will send you a personalized quote. Just accept the quote, sign the contract and pay the retainer fee.
Reviewed On 9/28/2021 by GINA R
Your wedding gallery and photos will be online for at least a year. Please make sure to download them so you will have them forever.
The photos that don’t make it through the culling (selecting) process are not archived. I do keep any photos that are not duplicates, blinkers, or caught with a poor expression. So you will not miss any captured moments.
You bet, you can get the raw photos from your wedding for $750
While I have spent many years learning how to pose my couples so they look their best on their wedding day, I don’t alter body shapes in Photoshop.
If that is something you would like done we can send them out to a retoucher for an additional fee.
All of the selected photos are corrected for color, exposure,straightened and cropped and then dodged and burned to bring out the subject. Then the portraits of the bride and groom my get a little extra editing ie. skin softening.
Most Definitely, all the wedding books I offer are handmade in Italy. They start with 60 photos but most couples end up adding double that or more.
By clicking the heart next to the photos in your wedding galleries you get to choose which photos you would like in your wedding book.
Once you finished choosing your photos I then create your wedding book design and upload it to an online proofing site where you can add comments and approve it.
Once it is approved it is uploaded to my wedding book company in Italy where it takes 5-6 weeks.