Frequently Asked Questions
My shooting style is photojournalistic. Most of the images I take on a wedding day are candid real moments. Those are always the images I love the most! Of course we will take posed family photos because those are very important to your parents.
What is your photography style?
My photography editing style is light & bright. I want my images to have a timeless film quality, so my editing style is true to life.
What is your editing style?
I will give you a USB drive of high resolution files for prints and web quality files to post online. These files are yours. I retain the copyright to the images and the right to use them for promotional purposes.
Do I own the rights to my photos?
Definitely! I color correct every photo and I will photoshop out distracting elements if it will make a photo better. My goal is to make the photos look natural and timeless. I take a lot of care with every photo I edit and I'll go the extra mile to remove exit signs and other distractions.
Are all of the final images edited?
How does the album process work?
I will create the initial album design and select a collection of photos that tell the story of the day. Once the album is ready, I will meet with you to present the design and we will go over cover and material options for the final book. You will have two rounds of unlimited revisions to the album design and photo selection.
Is retouching included?
Your wedding day should be the most beautiful day of your life and I take great care to make sure you look amazing in the photos. I will do some retouching at my discretion. If you woke up on your wedding day with a - gasp! - a blemish on your face, I will make sure none of your images show it. I'll also do some airbrushing to remove shine on photos that go into the album. Additional retouching requests will be $20 per image.
Within a couple of days of the wedding I will post a sneak peak of your wedding day. You will receive the full image collection and the initial album design within 8-10 weeks of the wedding. Albums are ready about 5-6 weeks after final approval.
How quickly can we see the images?
How many photos will we get?
Shooting with my heart and with purpose, I don't shoot 100 images hoping to get one good one. I compose a shot and wait for the moment I want. Every image I take, I try to tell a story. Every wedding is different and the amount of images I capture varies with each wedding due to the length of the day, the number of events covered, time allotted to photography. On average, I deliver around 900-1400 images per wedding.
I lightly edit the collection of photos from the wedding day to weed out the unacceptable ones. The photos I edit out are eliminated because they are unacceptable due to a variety of reasons such as someone walking in front of the camera, closed eyes, blurry photo, flash didn't fire, duplicate of other photos in a series. I don't archive these photos, therefore they are unavailable.
Can we see all the images you took?
I shoot every wedding with three Nikon camera bodies, a variety of lenses and lighting equipment. I also bring video/audio recording equipment to record toasts if you don't have a videographer.
What's in your gear bag?
This situation has never happened! Once, I had severe food poisoning and still showed up to shoot the event the next day, but emergencies can happen. I belong to several photography networking groups and would be able to find another photographer to cover your day.
What would happen if there was an emergency and you couldn't shoot our wedding?
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I limit the number of weddings I shoot to 35 per year. I want to give each couple a personal experience.
Do you have insurance?
Yes! I can provide a certificate to your venue if required.