Mike Force Photography
Freestyle Wedding Photographer - Coastal Georgia - Worldwide
1535 Wood Avenue
St. Simons Island, GA 31522  | map
Style: Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture...
Packages: Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush...
Liability Insurance: Yes
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What additional types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties
Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Frequently Asked Questions for Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I do it all. I personally desigh my wedding albums in Photoshop. Sephia, B&W, color tones. Literally hundreds of techniques are used to design my albums.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I've shot in everylighting situation possible. They're all different and all good.
Is your media preference film or digital?
100% Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I do all of my own shooting. When you hire Mike Force Photography, you get Mike Force. I do all my shoots with an assistant/Second Photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Rare occasions.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two high-end Canon digital cameras, at least three lenses. Five sets of off-camera lights. Much More.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Charge per the package selected.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Do you charge for travel?
Depends on the distance. Since I shoot worldwide, there are times I charge.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Normally Next Day.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
I can offer website, proof book, or studio viewing
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Depends on our arrangement
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
OF course - however, most of my packages include ALL wedding photos (usually 1,000 - 1,200) on CD. The wedding couple can print from it in hi res.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Of course. Unless circumstances warrant otherwise.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Depends on Contract. Not normally.
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
Graphi Studio and Art Leather.
When will the client get the final album?
Depends on the Bride. I'm fast.
Other Information
Additional Answers & Advice:
What is your wedding day philosophy?
  • A Wedding! NOT a modeling photo session!" Your favorite photographs from your wedding day will be of what really happened, not what the photographer made happen.  Your wedding day shouldn’t be ruined by a bossy photographer who keeps you away from your family and friends by spending way too much time taking posed, ’modeling’ or faked photos. We also believe every package should include REAL useable photographs too, (not just thumbnail contact sheets). Great photos are meant to be shared, that’s why we include a website, CD, inexpensive reprints & lots of photos with every package. We are honest and upfront with our pricing and don’t nickel and dime you to death. If you are fortunate enough to have us as your wedding day photographers we will unobtrusively get the GREAT images you want without ruining your day.


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Do you do your own photography? X  
Do you Shoot with an assistant? X  
Do you use off-camera lighting for better images? X  
Do you design your own albums? X  
Do you have an album you can show me? X  
Do you shoot 100% Digital? (2) X  
Do you use a wedding album company of high quality? (3) X  
Do you belong to photographer’s associations?  (name them) X  
In the past year have you been to at least one training seminar for updated techniques, equipment, album companies, networking?

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