FAQ

Booking a great wedding photographer shouldn’t be hard. We have compiled a list of questions that we get asked a lot. If you don’t find your answer here, please feel free to contact our studio. We would love to answer any questions you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s your history and experience with wedding photography?

I have been photographing weddings for over 10 years now. Photography and art have always been an integral part of my life and always evolving with new technologies, my interest in picture making, led me to my first career in product photography and graphic design where I was constantly surrounded by graphic and pop culture imagery. In college, I started black & white film photography and graphic design. I loved the dark room experience but absolutely digital technology. From my very first wedding, I was drawn to the romance, the story, and everything wedding related. It led me to a full-time passion and career in Wedding Photography.

How do you define your style?

Photojournalism! There is nothing like capturing true joy on a happy couple’s face. Our fine art photo-journalistic approaches to photography will give you a perfect wedding coverage while you enjoy your special day and looking fabulous. We will ensure all the moments are impeccably documented. Our goal is to make sure our clients not only like their wedding photos, but fall in-love with their photos.

How do I choose the right photographer – what are their differences?

Photojournalism! There is nothing like capturing true joy on a happy couple’s face. Our fine art photo-journalistic approaches to photography will give you a perfect wedding coverage while you enjoy your special day and looking fabulous. We will ensure all the moments are impeccably documented. Our goal is to make sure our clients not only like their wedding photos, but fall in-love with their photos.

How many images can I expect?

We don’t have a set number and it does depend on the size of your wedding. If you have two photographers for eight hours, then it tends to result in approximately 700 to 1000 photos. We definitely shoot more photos, but we edit out the shots that feature more of the floor than the faces of your friends, and we delete any shots where someone has walked in front of the camera. Nobody needs to see those. Those will be deleted.

When will we receive our photos?

All your wedding photos will be delivered within 6-8 weeks from your wedding date. We will send you teasers within 5-7 days of your wedding date.

Do I get to pick the images for my album?

Yes, you will be able to pick your favorite images from your online proofing gallery, which will be used as a guideline during your album designing process.

How many photos can we put in an album?

It depends on the album, we offer few different album options. However, we recommend that you select about 40-50 photos. Once you submit yiur selection, we will organize the entire layout of your selected photos and will place them in chronological order and email you the digital proof for you to review.

How long does it take for an album or albums to be produced?

Production times vary, but usually within 4-6 weeks from the time you select your images.  You will receive two layout change approvals before it goes to print.

What is required to book my date?

In order to book your date, a 40% deposit and your signed wedding agreement is required. In case of cancellation, the deposit fee is non-refundable.

Do you do destination weddings? How do you handle travel?

Yes, we would love to travel – especially for destinations weddings. We do limited number of destination weddings a year.

Our Studio team handles the booking all travel logistics for your photographers. We book air travel, hotels, local transportation, and any other requirements, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Most of our photographers are based in New York, so it is easy for us to travel to any place in the world.

How many photographers should I have at my wedding?

It really depends on number of things. A second photographer is always recommended if you wish to emphasize photo-journalistic photography, or if you have a large number of wedding guests. Two photographers can work together for excellent coverage throughout your day with true photo-journalistic excellence.

For a 200-250 person wedding, we recommend two photographers and one assistant. However, we specialize in shooting weddings that are unique, therefore we customize the photography coverage based on your day and your needs.

What type of equipment do you use? Do you bring backup equipment?

I shoot with Nikon D850 (45.7 megapixels) with variety of professional Nikon lenses and lighting gears. Yes, we always come prepared with backup equipment.

Does your company provide videography services?

We also provide documentray video as well as cinematography services.

What happens if I have to change my wedding date?

If for some reason you have to change your date we can do so at no extra charge as long as it is available and within 5 months of the original date. Otherwise we have to create a new contract. If the new date is unavailable the old contract will be cancelled and the retainer will not be refunded.

What if something happens to my photographer on my wedding day?

Once committed, our photographers will be there! There are no ifs, whys or buts. However, if something tragic occurs we would have one of our other studio photographers fill in. We are also very connected in the photography world, so we’ll have you covered.

Do you shoot RAW and how do you process your files?

We do a lot of culling, editing and juxtaposing – and, well the top photos get a little love in Photoshop (trust us – you would never know it!). We have a great team of editors here in the studio that are dedicated to making sure the photos look great.

We do shoot RAW files. RAW files need to be color and exposure corrected. This is done by hand or rather eye. To do this, we use professional grade software as is usual in the pro-photography world.

Do we receive digital images?

Yes, All of our packages include high-resolution images so you can post them online or have them printed at your convenience.

What are your deliverables?

You will receive a beautiful gallery of proofs. It is an exciting way to share your images with your family and friends. It is a gallery-style website that gives the option of viewing your images in a beautiful full-screen mode.

All the high-resolution files on a USB drive.

Do you have liability insurance for our wedding?

Yes we have full coverage of our photography, videography and photo-booth. We will provide documentation to your venue about a month before your wedding day.

 

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