We’ve put together a list of documentary wedding photographer faq’s to help answer any questions related to photography that you might have, and if you have more questions, let me know!
SHOW LONG HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED WEDDINGS
My first wedding was way back in 2009. In those days I worked as full-time photojournalists and photographed weddings on the weekends. I’m an award-winning wedding and lifestyle photographer with 11 years of experience.
SHOULD WE USE TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS?
As a documentary wedding photographer, I want to tell the full story of your wedding. From the getting ready photos to the last dance of the night. I can do this just by myself, however I especially love those moments between family and friends. These moments may otherwise go unnoticed with just one photographer trying to capture the entire event. With two photographers we can ensure that you are getting the best coverage we have to offer.
DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRINT MY PICTURES?
Yes, you own the rights to reproduce your wedding photos. This is not the case with all wedding photographers, but I feel like it’s very important that our couples own their photos! After the wedding our couples receive a thumb drive of their full resolution images. We encourage everyone to print your photos and make an album!But we also offer this service as an a la carte option. Every package also comes with a password protected online gallery where guests can order prints or digital downloads.
HOW LONG UNTIL WE RECEIVE OUR PICTURES?
My turnaround times are quick; faster than most in the industry. I’ve heard the horror stories about couples having to wait months before seeing any of their photos! That will not happen with me. I use Instagram and Facebook to share sneak peeks within days following the wedding. A full blog post featuring my favorite pictures from your big day is usually up within 2-3 weeks after your wedding. Thumb drives with your full resolution images are delivered immediately after the blog post goes live.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
This number varies a bit based on the number of hours in your package, the number of photographers and the general schedule of the wedding day. Most six hour packages with one photographer yield between 250+ images and our eight hour package with two photographers will give you 450-600 images. All of your photos will be full resolution and individually edited by me!
HOW FAR DO YOU TRAVEL?
I travel throughout New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont. If your weddings is further than 60 miles from me, there is an additional $1/mile travel charge.
WHAT IF YOU ARE SICK?
I would have to be hospitalized before I would miss your wedding, but I still like to be completely prepared in case of an emergency. We have a large network of professional wedding photographers that we network with and would be able to find someone last minute who could work as a lead photographer for me.
DO YOU HAVE BACK UP GEAR?
Of course. I always bring a full backup kit in case something were to happen to our main cameras, as well as batteries, flashes and lenses.
WE WANT TO BOOK YOU, WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?!?
We’d love to meet you and hear more about your wedding. The next step would be to send us a message! We always respond within 24 hours (but our goal is two!).