How many hours do you typically shoot?
Normally I shoot the entire event....getting ready to the last dance. Smaller packages are possible.I typically provide between 8 to 10 hours, depending, but all packages may be customized.
Do you bring second shooter?
For weddings under 125 guests I have a assistant . Over 150 guests I recommend a second photographer who will cover the wedding along with me.
What about "formals"?
I started in photojournalism and feel a honest approach is generally best. That said, I do take family photos and some "formal" portraits. These can be as creative as time allows. I do want you to attend your cocktail hour so a first look is often recommended.That said the magic of the groom seeing his bride walking down the aisle is unbeatable so we can work with either plan. I have a natural unscripted approach, but we will consult before the wedding so you get the kind of images you are hoping for.
Do you do engagement shoots?
Yes I think these really help us get acquainted and I love the intimacy that is created between us.
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.
The Big question- How much do you charge?
Wedding coverage is customized for the event. Shoot us an email with information about your wedding and we can send you package options
Favorite Vendors and Venues
Hudson Valley Ceremonies
Andrea Freeman Events
Red Maple Vineyard, www.redmaplevineyard.com
Rolling Hills Golf Club www.rhcconline.com
WestHills Country Club www.westhillscountryclub.com
The Metropolitan Club www.metropolitanclunNYC.com
The Roundhouse Beacon www.roundhousebeacon.com
The Garrison www.thegarrison.com
James Burden Mansion www.Burdenkahnmansion.org
Basilica Hudson www.basilicahudson.org
Senate Garage www.senategarage.com
Tappen Hill Liberty House, The Loading Dock, The Light House, Central Park Zoo www.abigailkirsch.com
Tribeca Rooftop www.peerspace.com
Brooklyn Botanical Garden www.bbg.org
The New York Public Library www.nypl.org
The Barns at Liberty Farm
A Private estate Clermont
Flower Blossom Farm
A Night in Bloom
Mark Ingram Atelier
My favorite bands and DJ's
CTO Park Central ( out of Philly)
Astrograss ( Bluegrass)
The Dexter lake Club Band
NOIZ ( Suffolk Long Island)
Dave Leonard JTD Productions
DJ Allie ( she spins disks too) Allie Gruber
A Starry Night
74 Events, James Mulry. DJ extraorinaire
Hudson Valley Vintage