Hiring a photographer should be an easy an fun experience. We have a list of questions and answers
below to guide you in booking a wedding, commercial or a portrait session.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE YOUR STYLE?
We have a candid approach to wedding photography combined with a more focused approach for the traditional family portraits. Keeping the day moving while capturing beautiful and intimate moments is our goal.
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT MY WEDDING?
For typical 150 to 250 person wedding we provide two photographs, myself and usually Corey whose profile you can view on this site. However, we also offer a 5 hour wedding package that can be customized to your needs if you are having a small number of guests. Large weddings can feature two photographers and assistant.
WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE?
Besides our creative approach, we really pride ourselves on making our couples feel comfortable. For those who love the camera and completely enjoy the experience of taking pictures, well we think that's fantastic! Of course the more you put into it the more you get out, just like anything else in life.
But we realize not every couple is a shutterbug, so our aim is to you to feel so relaxed in front of the camera you might actually forget we are there once and awhile.
DO WE NEED A SHOT LIST?
With over ten years of experience, I usually have a mental shot list that typically gets most of the coverage that you need. However, we love your input! Its great to be able to make this a collaborative experience between myself and the couple.
Also, we do need to know a little about you and your families in order to get a clear idea of what is significant for you as a couple. We understand that weddings can be one of the few times families completely unite. Sometimes from all of the world! So, yes we do like to communicate before the wedding to make sure we capture everything important to you.
DO WE GET THE HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES? ABOUT HOW MANY? DO YOU SHOOT RAW FILES AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Yes. All of our packages include high resolution digital JEPG images. We do shoot Raw Files and edit, color correct and then present you with a USB port of around 700 to 900 images for a typical 8 hour day. Our 5 hour package usually produces around 500 or so images.
We try to post up a "teaser" set of pictures to social media within a week or two of the wedding and then the rest of the images can take five to six weeks.
WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO MY PHOTOGRAPHER?
WE (OF COURSE ME!)will be there! Or if something truly tragic or difficult occurs one of my second photographers will step and we will find another. We belong to a strong community of photographers in the area. And it once happened that I needed to fill in for a fellow photographer at the last moment. We have you covered.
WHAT IS YOUR STARTING PACKAGE PRICE?
We offer a five hour package starting at 1,750 and a full day package starting at 3,250.00.
COMMERCIAL AND FOOD
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO COMMERCIAL AND FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY?
Advertising for your business is so essential to success. We realize that every company is unique. You sell a product that you are invested in, and we want to capture that in the best way to represent your marketing goals.
WHY INVEST IN A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER?
In this day an age image is everything. We post on social media, need websites to gain new customers, and still utilize print advertisement. A single photograph maybe the first image a potential customer sees on social media or Trip Advisor. That can have a definite impact on whether or not someone is going to buy your product or eat a meal at your place.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A PHOTOSHOOT?
Typically we either shoot with available natural light or we do bring portable lighting equipment. Depending on how we creatively decide to photograph your particular product a visit to our studio maybe in order. We have a fully equipped kitchen if final touches are needed on food products. We understand your hours and try to schedule during a down time for your business.
HOW DO WE GET THE IMAGES AND WHAT CAN WE USE THEM FOR?
We provide the images on a USB port, Dropbox or by email. They are edited, color corrected and receive retouching if necessary. There are different packages for the use of the images. Some are all inclusive, meaning website, social media and print advertising. Our maintenance packages are usually reserved for social media only.
IS COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY AFFORDABLE?
We try to provide affordable solutions to your business needs. Our maintenance program is really great way to have commercial work for social media for as low as 75.00 dollars per week.