Frequently asked questions : Weddings
Doing your homework is important, and here you are at frequently asked questions doing just that! While I am always happy to meet or talk over the phone, I will attempt to answer some questions that you might have, and maybe a few that you didn’t think of!
How would you describe your photography style? I describe my style as generally "photojournalistic", but that term is used by almost every modern wedding photographer. In practice, I feel most comfortable sitting back and waiting for moments to happen - because it's a wedding, and they always do. For things like group/family photos, a first look or during an engagement session I am happy to do some directing and posing when needed. One other thing I like to tell my clients is that I tend to spend a lot (not all, but the majority) of the day in pretty close proximity using a wider angle lens - this keeps you in the spotlight of your photos, but also gives a nice feel for what was going on around you at the time.
How long does it take to receive proofs and final images? A small "Sneak peek" album is provided within 2 weeks after the wedding. Depending on which package you choose, proofs are delivered within a month (but usually sooner). Final photos are delivered within 2 months from when you finalize your choices, or 2 months after the wedding depending on which package you choose to go with. If you choose a package where I pick your final photos, you can expect your final photos within 2 months from the day of your wedding.
Can we see an example of a contract? I am glad to send a blank contract. Sometimes I like to go through it in person with couples, as it explains a lot of what I do in great detail, but I am happy to share a blank contract upon request.
Is retouching, color adjustments and corrective services included in your package? Color adjustments and edits happen to some small extent on every photograph that I deliver. Major retouching is something that I CAN do, but tend to try my best to shoot in a way that makes it unnecessary - That said, I do not charge extra for the retouching that goes into a wedding.
Do you charge any travel fees? I do not charge travel fees for weddings in New England.
How much of a deposit do you require and when it is due? I currently require a non-refundable $300 retainer fee upon signing a contract. This is a part of your overall balance, so it is NOT an extra fee on top of any package price.
What forms of payment do you accept (credit card, cash, check)?
I can accept any of the above payment types.
Can we request specific shots we would like to have? Absolutely! Especially group shots. I try hard to reinforce that even a small number of people can create many different groupings, so it's important to plan what groups you want ahead of time. I do my best to capture as many of the "standard" wedding shots throughout the day (shoes, rings, mother of the bride zipping up the dress, walking down the aisle etc.), but I love the little things that make each wedding unique, so it's more important to me that I capture the things that YOU want captured. That said, some of my couples have responded to my request for a shot list with 3 magic words : “we trust you.”