Frequently Asked Questions:
What is your approach to shooting weddings? I am pretty laid back and my clients often say that I help put them at ease. At weddings, I like to work from behind the scenes capturing things as they happen. I look for scenes that are unfolding and get into position to get the right angle. If I see an important photo or detail, I will step in to get the shot, and direct people if necessary, then step back out of the way. I'm always looking across the room or around me and try to be aware of multiple things happening at once. For formal photos and the bride and groom session I will direct some posing, but I may also tell you ways to interact and then photograph that as it happens to get the most natural expressions. At the reception, I am almost always tracking a few people at once, and sometimes am paying attention to multiple conversations or interactions at once. In short, I have been to a few weddings by now, so I try to stay a few steps ahead of what is going on. If that means I eat last at the reception, that's totally fine with me; your photos are the most important thing to me.
What kind of camera do you use? The short answer is that I use whatever I feel gets the best quality and most creative photos while staying light and mobile during an event. I use mostly pro level DSLR's matched with good lenses that are excellent in low light situations. Occasionally I will pull out a mirrorless camera if I want something small and discreet or extra quiet. Anything I use will be suitable for very large prints, if that is what you want and I always give out full resolution digital files. Also, I should mention that I make sure to have a backup selection of gear or a strategy to keep shooting high quality images if something unexpected happens.
How do we get our photos from you? Once I go through and choose the best of the best photos, I make lighting adjustments and stylistic edits, and then I upload all of your photos into an online gallery as full resolution files. From there, you can download them or order prints. If your package includes a flash drive, I will copy the files to the drive and deliver it in person or via flat rate USPS mail.
Do we get high resolution files? Yes. I don't like hidden fees, so, unless the package specifically states otherwise, I build the cost of the digital files into my pricing. I shoot everything in a lossless format for editing, then I save your photos as full resolution .jpg files. Depending on what camera they come out of, the .jpg files range from about 8Mb to 30Mb each, and are good for large prints. If you specifically want web sized photos for uploading, I can provide that in addition to the full resolution files.
Can we order prints from you? Yes, you certainly can! I don't make my livelihood from print orders like many full time photographers, but I can offer you a lot of great products you may have never seen before. I order all my printing through a professional archival quality lab and I can also offer you custom designed albums and other products. If you are interested, let me know and we can talk about options. Albums are a great way to show your favorite photos and I can do all the design work for you, in fact, I enjoy it!