Wedding day questions and answers.
1. Why hire a wedding photographer instead of letting my friend/family member take the photos?
A. Wedding photography is unlike any other type of photography there is. These are once in a lifetime events that in many cases you will not have the opportunity to recreate if a moment is missed. Though a person may have a "nice camera" and a "good" lens, the camera and lens can only do so much. Weddings generally span the course of an entire day with varying light and may include adverse weather and difficult to navigate situations. You want a capable photographer who knows their equipment like the back of their hands and one who can roll with the punches.
2. What is your primary style of photography?
A. I am photojournalistic by nature and I live in candid moments, however I do mix in what is known as lifestyle photography in which some poses are mixed in while still capturing natural moments as they continue to unfold.
3. How many weddings have you shot, and have you shot any similar to mine.
A. I have shot 16 weddings, which have covered a fairly wide margin of cultures and situations. I have shot in pouring rain to pitch black reception halls, all the way to perfectly sunny days. I have shot traditional Ethiopian weddings, Khmer Weddings, Catholic weddings, and several mixed tradition weddings.
4. How many other events will you be photographing on my wedding day?
A. None... the day belongs to you so that I may give you the best service possible and also so that I can waste no time in securing and post processing your photos.
6. Will a contract of the services be provided? If so can I get a copy?
A. Yes! There are some photographers that don’t create contracts for their wedding photography clients. You should require a contract from your photographer that details what services they will be providing, pricing, termination resolution terms, etc. A contract is created for your protection, and for the wedding photographer’s protection. It is best to hire a photographer that will build a contract with you, and be wary of photographers that “don’t typically create contracts for clients.”
7. What happens if you are Ill on the day of my event?
A. In the unlikely event that I am ill on the day of your event I have a vast network of qualified associates/friends who are willing ready and quite capable to step in at a moments notice.
8. Do you have Insurance?
A. Yes I carry general business insurance and liability.
9. Will you color correct my images?
A. Yes this is the most basic form of post production and it will be provided for every image. We also crop, straighten and adjust each image for proper exposure if needed. This ensures that every single one of your images is a professional quality product. We will not be able to provide extensive post production (changing body types, or swapping heads) for the hundreds to possibly thousands of photos that we will be providing.
10. What kind of equipment do you use and will you have backups.
A. I use Nikon full frame cameras and lenses
My primary body is a Nikon D750, and my back up body is a Nikon D600.
I have several lenses, a 70-200 f2.8 VR, a Nikon 105mm VR Macro, a Nikon 85mm f1.8g, Nikon 50 1.8g, and a Nikon 28mm f1.8g wide angle.
I have 2 Nikon speed lights with several off camera flash triggers for added versatility, and several different kinds of light modifiers.
11. How long after the wedding will the photos be ready?
A. 3 to 6 weeks after your wedding you will have a password protected gallery of all the edited hi res wedding day photos that you can share with family and friends and download directly to your computer.