Frequently Asked Questions for Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Photoshop techniques and textures
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Is your media preference film or digital?
How many photographers do you work with?
I typically work alone but have 3 photographers I use as second shooters if requested.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never for weddings. Only in the event of portrait sessions.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a back up of 3 photographers, all with experience
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes. I carry two cameras, back-up lenses, batteries, memory cards, etc.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Additional hours are $75/hr
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Typically, I am provided a meal at the reception by the bride & groom.
Do you charge for travel?
If it's an overnight stay, the cost of lodging is on the client. If I am to travel further than 40 miles one way, there is a fee, starting at $25.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually 4 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
An online proofing gallery
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes but I give the clients a release form for reproduction
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes in both high and low resolution on a DVD
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
High end custom coffee table books
When will the client get the final album?
Usually 2 weeks after proofs, depending on if client is choosing photos for the album or not
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