I arrive dressed accordingly. I am very detailed and meticulous. I am there to do one particular thing, to create the best representation of your special day as possible in pictures.
Meeting before is imperative. This is where a lot of wedding detail is passed along. I will also talk about the finer details of the wedding, preparation and what is expected from me. I prefer the contract and retainer to be signed and exchanged during this meeting if possible.
I work 40 hours a week, 8-5p. With proper notice I can take off work to shoot your wedding. Weekends are open. I have no minimum amount of hours and have no maximum (within reason). You are paying to have someone there for the length of your event. It is up to the bride and/or groom to set the time for when the photographer(s) is allowed to leave.
I don't release any unedited images. 1) What good are unedited proofs? 2) It is out of scope to edit 400 to 900 images. 3) We would like you to have only the best images possible. Those will be included in any package we have to offer. DISCLAIMER: The only work around this is for the client to purchase all images in addition to the price of the wedding photography. You will get a transfer of copyright and we will sign a contract stating my name will not be associated with any images I do not process and have my signature on.
Please see All Images on a CD
I use Canon Professional equipment. I have 3 Alienbee strobes, various lighting modifiers and related accessories.
My thoughts on being prepared to shoot a wedding are very biased and I will stick by them until I stop shooting weddings.
-If you don't have 2 of everything to bring to a wedding, you are not prepared.
-If you don't attend the rehearsal to see exactly what you're working with, you are not prepared.
-If you don't have a contract, you are not prepared.
-I could go on...
Proofs are watermarked with an unobtrusive signature. I highly advise against taking pictures of a computer screen, doing screen shots from a mobile device or downloading any proofs. This is covered in the contract.
Manipulating any images, digital, scanned or otherwise a representation of my work could easily result in copyright infringement. If you would like an image edited a certain way please let me know. I am here to work with you.
Each wedding I shoot requires a contract to be signed at the pre-wedding meeting. The contract isn't one sided. It protects the photographer(s) and the wedding couple as well. It covers many facets of the wedding photography outlined in detail and there is no gray area as far as the times and what you expect from me.
Subsequent to the IPS meeting where you see the proofs and make your initial order, they will be put online in a password protected gallery for those out of town to see and/or for future use.
Subsequent to your wedding images being copied from the camera, copies of all photos taken will be registered with the US Copyright Dept. Unauthorized duplication is strictly prohibited. In this case it is easier to ask permission than to ask forgiveness. 🙂
Turnaround on receiving proofs is usually two weeks. When you return from your honeymoon your proofs should be ready for our in person meeting.
One half the price of the wedding photography package should be paid up front. This is required to book and to retain your date and time.. The other half should be paid when the photographer arrives onsite the day of the ceremony unless agreed upon otherwise.
Negative, Houston! From a business perspective that does nothing for me other than cut myself out of potential sales. If you're on a tight budget, let's discuss that!
This depends on the needs of the shoot, such as how many people are in the ceremony, where the reception is located, etc. If I bring a "second' this is at no additional cost to the Bride and Groom.
Engagement photos are included in our wedding package with a 1 hour time limit, two images to review for the newspaper and the same images as 5x7 prints. Proofs will be made available for additional prints.
This is covered in the contract. In short, I will have to contact the publisher to see what they prefer to use for printing. High resolution prints aren't given to our clients.
The short answer is no. If it is requested I may do so.