What additional types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Christenings, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, LGBT Weddings / Ceremonies
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Apr 26, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions for Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
As an artist, and having a fine art background, I do manipulate a handful of images slightly, though only when called for. I feel strongly that the best images happen when the image is taken, not in post processing. Manipulating images can often take away from the image.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
All. While shooting weddings, I have to constantly gage my lighting situation and adapt to it. It's a bit of a fun challenge in that regard, and never gets boring. :)
Is your media preference film or digital?
I prefer digital. I held on tight to my film bodies, until I fully benefitted from the ease and incredible flexibility that a digital camera offers. Also, with the technology today, a digital camera far exceed the limits of previous film cameras. There is a place for film, and I do appreciate the warmth and grain. But to capture with the flexibility that I do with digital cameras, I'm almost certain that this would be unobtainable with film.
How many photographers do you work with?
On occasion I will bring a second photographer. I think there is a myth that more is better, but to be honest, I find that sometimes being the only photographer at an event gives me an advantage with being unobtrusive. This allows me to be discreet without interrupting moments.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never two in one day. My clients have my undivided attention.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I network with many photographer who if, knock on wood, something were to go wrong, we could call on each other and fill in for one another.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
How could someone not? This event is way to important to not have back up gear.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
I provide high resolution JPGs for couples.
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
Handcrafted and custom designed albums. I offer both traditional matte albums, and contemporary coffee table books.
Additional Answers & Advice:
You might ask yourself what is the most important factors when booking a photographer for your wedding? If you were my best friend and I could not shoot your wedding, these are the things that I would tell you:
Look for someone who's work you truly love. The photography is the one thing you will have to remember not just your wedding, but your close family and friends, and this special time in your life. Look first for the wedding photographer whose work you most admire, and then worry about pricing. Searching by price first will limit and you and cloud your judgement. You can always work around the price once you've sorted out which photographers you are most drawn to. Be picky! These images will last you a lifetime!
Make sure your photographer is a professional photographer with a solid reputation and knows how to process the work flow from beginning to end. Anyone can pick up a camera and shoot, and maybe even very well. The real important aspect of your photos are ensuring that you will get your photographs. Photographers should arrive at your wedding with adequate gear and back up gear. Photographers should have a work flow in which to download and back up your wedding day files and store these at two separate locations in case of a flood or fire. Better to be safe!
Relax! Once you've done all your planning, it is everyone's job to make this day flow for you. Trust your photographer to grab all those great images that you loved in their portfolio... and enjoy your wedding day!