How long have you been photographing weddings? Is there a reason your packages start at $3000?
I have been photographing since I was a sophomore in high school. I began photographing weddings in 2012 and started my business in 2014. I prefer to book less weddings a year in order to put a healthy amount of time and energy into each and every couple's day. I will never understand wanting to find the best deal for your wedding photographer. Aside from the memories and possibly a wedding dress, your wedding images are one of few things from your day that will last forever. For most they are the memories we pass on to family and friends, our children and our children's children for a lifetime. Why skimp on something timeless? Being a wedding photographer means I will always believe the images are the most important part of the day.
Approximately how many final images can we expect to receive in my gallery?
You can expect to receive anywhere from 650 - 1100 images in their gallery. This is dependent on the amount of time I booked for a wedding, of course.
How do you deliver the final images?
Your images will be delivered digitally through an online gallery only accessible by you and whomever you choose to share it with. Your high res images are able to be downloaded (by the couple only) with one click. Your gallery will remain live and online for ten years.
Who will receive rights to the final images?
The couple receives shared rights with the photographer to all final images. The photographer reserves the right to use images for business promotion and advertising. With the couple's permission, I may also choose to blog your wedding on my website or submit it to another blog or magazine.
When can we expect to receive our completed gallery?
You can expect to receive your gallery 6-8 weeks following your wedding date.
Do you suggest booking an engagement session?
Always! However, I respect when couples have friends or family that are offering up a session or would like to gift them an engagement session. I like to think of my engagement sessions as longer hang outs where we get to know one another doing one of your favorite activities as a couple. I'd obviously have my camera in hand but I can promise you that after 20 minutes in you won't really notice or care. I love to visit couples in their home, where they are most comfortable first, before heading out on an adventure.
Do you retouch/color correct every image delivered?
What type of equipment do you shoot with?
I use a Canon Mark IV as my primary body and have a Canon 6D as my backup. I have a small and strong collection of lenses. A Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art Series, Sigma 85mm 1.4 Art Series, Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro, and a Canon 50mm 1.4. I also bring a flash with me to every wedding in case I am in need of additional lighting. I typically do not take out my flash until dancing begins.
Do you suggest hiring a second photographer? What are the benefits?
It truly all depends on your wedding. The number of hours you'd prefer me to be there, the number of guests and the size of venue. I work with a small group of photographers who also primarily shoot weddings. When I bring a second photographer along with me you can expect to receive approximately 25% more images in your gallery. You will have two sets of artistic eyes behind lenses and I think that is quite a benefit. However, I have photographed many weddings solo and love it just the same.