Welcome and thank you for taking the time to browse my work of wedding and portrait images. Planning a wedding is a big undertaking, and that's why I'm writing to help answer some frequently asked questions you may have. I hope some of my honest feedback may help you in your wedding planning journey.
There are so many factors to consider when planning a wedding. Do you want your ceremony outdoors or indoors? What if it rains that day...do you have a back-up plan? Would you like a tented wedding or an indoor reception at a ballroom? Is there a particular style of photography that you love? These questions can go on and on....There are many minute details to consider when choosing the vendors you want to work with on your special day.
My advice? When interviewing florists, photographers, wedding planners etc.....seek the professionals who go above and beyond to answer your questions in a timely manner, who are consistent, and are a wealth of information. I know when I planned my wedding ions ago, communication was at the top of my list of must-haves with the vendors I chose. I was fortunate to have worked with some lovely people on our day and it made all the chaos melt away knowing they were there to have my back.
What is your style of wedding photography?
* The style I feel I gravitate towards is more documentary photojournalism. To me, "photojournalism" means capturing natural and candid moments as they unfold. Yes, I love capturing those flowing moments like most other photographers, but I also feel it's important to explain that creating those moments may require some direction at times. Direction may be gently guiding a couple in stunning lighting and then let those natural moments unfold on their own. When I do get asked regarding my style, I feel it's important to ask the same question to my perspective clients. "Do you like the images I take"? You'll learn quickly what you like on your own as you browse through a number of wedding photography websites. To me, that's the most important part....learning what you like when you see it. If you feel a connection and spark with the pictures, then it's worth exploring a conversation regarding information for your big day. This leads me to another frequently asked question.
What services do you provide?
*For me and my business, I've learned over the years that keeping my wedding pricing simple and easy is the way to go. When you're given too many options, it becomes overwhelming. I'm trying to alleviate any of that pressure by being direct and honest. The wedding collection that I've created has a minimum of 8 hours of coverage, password-protected online gallery for viewing, and high-resolution digital images to name a few. What I discovered a few years ago was, not everyone wants or needs an engagement session or second photographer. That's why I decided to create an a la carte system where you may add either or both of these options if you feel you want them part of your wedding collection. Easy? Yup! If you would like further information and pricing, please don't hesitate to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be more than happy to share that information with you.
*What's your view regarding a second shooter?
Great question and here are my thoughts on adding a second shooter for your wedding. Not everyone needs a second shooter, in my honest opinion. There are many factors that come into play when considering a second photographer. You may need/want another photographer because the size of your wedding or you may want getting ready images done of both of you but you're in different locations, or lastly, you really want cocktail hour documented. These are all compelling reasons why you may consider adding a second shooter to your collection. Even with that being said, my job on your big day is first and foremost to deliver quality images over quantity. Read that again. It's very important. I think some couples get caught up with a high quantity of images instead of the true quality of the ones they have that show true emotion. To really find out if a second shooter would be an efficient compliment to your wedding collection, it's always a great idea to talk to your photographer about the timing of your day to really get a firm sense of your needs. Some couples offer a buffer between their ceremony and cocktail hour allowing their main photographer time to capture those important family and bridal portraits and still have time to document the cocktail hour. So, it can be done solo but if you feel you want to chat further about it, I'm always happy to discuss the details of your big day.
*Are you willing to travel?
Yes! Yes! Yes! I always love the opportunity to explore and photograph in a new city, venue, or state. I've had the honor of photographing weddings on Cape Cod, New York, Idaho, and beyond. Travel expenses may include airfare, rental car, hotel, or a long distance drive. Any added expenses for travel would be charged separately and reimbursed directly to me.
*Do you photograph same-sex weddings?
Yes I do! I love the opportunity to photograph all types of weddings. Every couple is so unique as are their weddings. Love is love is love! Enough said! These two beautiful ladies got hitched in Lenox, MA at the luxurious Blantyre Hotel.
*Do you have insurance and is it possible to have a certificate of insurance for our venue?
Important question and yes I do! I am happy to provide a certificate of insurance for your venue. Please let me know at least a month before the wedding so I have time to provide the documents for you.
*What gear do you use?
I use top of the line Nikon gear. I have found over the years the lenses that work well for a wedding day and have been slowly adding to my arsenal when a stellar lens comes to market....like the 105mm F1.4. That's as nerdy as I'll get, I promise. I love prime lenses. I have back-ups as well to be over-prepared.
How do we book you?
*If you feel I'm a good fit for your blissful day, just contact me and I would be happy to send over a contract. Unfortunately, I can't hold dates. It's a first-come first-serve system. Once I have received your contract and deposit, you are officially on the books!