"I am inspired by you to create beautiful art and long lasting imagery to recall the magic of your wedding day"
How many hours do you typically shoot?
Normally I shoot the entire event....getting ready to the last dance. Smaller packages are possible.Typically between 8 to 10 hours
Do you bring an assistant?
For weddings under 150 guests I have one assistant who also is a second shooter. Over 150 I recommend a second photographer
Do you shoot film and digital?
I typically shoot Hi Res digital. I do love Black and White Film though and can always shoot some for the extra cost of scanning.I also can create stunning b/w images with digital.My cameras are amazing and I get the best results using my equipment digitally. If you are esthetically wanting film, I am completely comfortable with the medium
How many images do you take?
On a typical day I may shoot 4000 images give or take and a second shooter another 1500. If I do not have a second photographer then my assistant shoots during the ceremony and usually the "guys getting ready". This way I can focus on one area at a time. At the ceremony we try to stay put and not obstruct the view of any guest. The final images provided are around 1200. More if absolutely necessary, but in my experience a collection that tells the story should not be overwhelming, and full of outtakes. I edit carefully so you will enjoy looking at your images over and over again.
Do you provide a website?
Yes websites are included for up to a year. Generally it takes about two weeks for images to be posted. ( although it often is faster)
The images are provided here in High resolution with a personal pin number. This enables downloading of the images to use as needed for print and sharing.
What about "formals"?
I have a casual, off beat style. I strive to create the group shots in a way that is seamless and fun.I want you get to your cocktail hour to enjoy your wedding. For couples who choose to see each other before the ceremony we allow extra shooting time.The first look can really provide more portrait time with the two of you which allows for extra creative work. During the evening I may come and get you to run outside for a moment or two to capture the night sky, the venue lit with guest reveling inside and for you to have a minute to reflect on what you just did. the images can be magic.
Do you do engagement shoots?
Yes I think these really help us get acquainted and I love the intimacy that is created between us.Most packages include an engagement shoot.
Do we get to keep the hi-res files? How are they stored?
High resolution files are provided on the online collection which you have full access to. You may download in high or websize resolution, using a private pin number. They are stored at the studio and in the cloud on multiple hard drives, always safe.
What kind of albums do you create?
Albums are created by the finest companies after you select your album favorites. I design the album with your selections and it is bound in Leather , Linen
or silk. Specialty covers are also available as matching leather or linen cases. We also offer beauty linen bound books on fine art paper
Most packages include at least one album but you can always choose to order"a la carte" Parent books are very popular as well
How would you describe your style?
I certainly shoot a lot of candids, and even my formals have a spontaneous, totally natural uncontrived feel. . In fact so many times couples remark that they did not even notice me shooting and are so surprised by the moments captured.I come from a journalism background and I want to document the real events of the day, uncontrived, and unscripted. That said, my experience in shooting in the advertising world provides me experience in making beautiful posed pictures when needed. .My imagery is known for its emotional content and clean feel.