:: What is photojournalistic wedding photography?
My background is in photojournalism and fortunately I haven’t had to change the way I shoot when it comes to weddings. My approach is very hands off. The moments that I capture by being patient and prepared are so much more honest and natural than if I was going around posing everyone.
:: Do you shoot film or digital?
On my own time I love to toy around with different film cameras and processes but when it comes to weddings I stick to my tried and true digital SLRs.
:: How many cameras do you use?
So far I’ve never had a camera break on me at a wedding but there’s always a first for everything so I always bring a backup.
:: How long have you been photographing weddings?
It’s crazy to think that I’ve been doing this full time since 2008. It’s crazy how fast time flies.
:: What are your rates?
A standard package including all day coverage is $3500 but I’m happy to negotiate down for weddings that are smaller, off-peak wedding season or on Fridays and Sundays. Feel free to contact me for more information.
:: What is included in a standard package?
My standard package includes no time limit on the day of the wedding. I like to show up early and stay late to capture the entire story of your wedding day from beginning to end so I’m not going to limit you to an arbitrarily predetermined number of hours. A whole 24 hours might be too much. After the wedding you get a DVD with 500-700 edited full resolution digital files.
:: Who owns the rights to the photos?
The photos are yours to do with as you please. My clients are such creative people and I’m excited to see what you can do with your photos.
:: What happens if you’re unable to make it to the wedding?
If for whatever reason I’m unable to perform my duties as a wedding photographer it’s up to me to find a qualified replacement. Fortunately I have so many friends who are amazing photographers.
:: How many photos do you shoot at a normal wedding?
There’s no such thing as a normal wedding but with a whole day of shooting I’ll wind up with somewhere between 1,500 to 2,500 photos. There’s never any shortage of things to photograph.
:: Do you do family portraits?
My clients hire me for my hands off approach but more often than not the parents still want portraits with all the family members. Usually I try to do these immediately before or after the ceremony when everyone is in the same place. All I ask is that you make a list of portraits before-hand so I can get them done in an orderly and efficient manner.
:: How do I hire you?
I’m glad you asked. I always like to get to know my clients a little bit before sealing the deal. If you’re in the New York area I like to find a time to meet in person to discuss wedding plans and the fine print. If that doesn’t work then we can talk over the phone or video chat.
If there’s anything that I’ve missed here please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 347.821.0126.