Frequently Asked Questions about Wedding Photography

These questions are commonly suggested by major wedding blogs for potential clients to ask their wedding photographers. Some of these questions are insightful, while others might seem a bit obvious. Nevertheless, it's essential to have them answered.

Q: What primary photographic style do you identify with?
A: I utilize multiple styles of wedding photography, including documentary, editorial, still life, landscape, and fine art. However, I primarily excel in documentary photography and contemporary portraits.

Q: What do your wedding photography collections include?
A: My collections comprise high-resolution, professionally edited digital files delivered on a custom flash drive. I also offer engagement sessions, additional photographers, heirloom wedding albums, photo prints, thank you cards, gallery wraps, acrylic and metal prints, and more.  If you would like to see some of my available packages, please check out my photography packages

Q: Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
A: I edit using lightroom your images to get a similar looking color and tone in each image.

Q: Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
A: I am adept at working in diverse lighting conditions.  I am mainly a natural light photographer, but if needed, using artificial lighting setups.

Q: Is your media preference film or digital?
A: I primarily work with digital.  I have noticed a trend for 2023 that shows film becoming popular again, and I may incorporate it in the future.

Q: How many photographers do you work with?
A: I usually work solo, but I collaborate with other experienced photographers when necessary.

Q: Do you guarantee your presence at the actual wedding?
A: Absolutely! I prioritize attending your wedding.

Q: Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one wedding in a day? Weekend?
A: I never book two weddings in one day and rarely book two weddings in one weekend.

Q: Do you have a replacement wedding photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
A: I have a network of experienced colleagues I can rely on.

Q: What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
A: I bring a variety of equipment tailored to the specific needs of each wedding.  My main equipment is:
Sony A7IV
Sony A7CII
Sony 50mm Gmaster 1.2
Sony 24-70 Gmaster II 2.8
Sony 70-200 Gmaster II 2.8

Q: Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
A: Always. I ensure I have more than enough equipment on hand.

Q: What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that we provide your meal?
A: I don't typically take long meal breaks, but if everyone is sitting down to eat dinner, and the contract says I am provided a meal, I will take a short dinner break.  No one wants their picture taken while eating food :)

Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: There are no additional travel fees for weddings in the southeastern states. For other locations, fees may apply.

Q: How soon after our wedding will our proofs be ready?
A: A sneak peek is provided within a few days, with the full proofing gallery available online about six weeks later.

Q: In what format are the sneak peaks offered?
A: sneak peaks are provided in a private online gallery.

Q: Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
A: I retain the copyright but provide an official release for unlimited personal use and printing.

Q: Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
A: I prefer to, but this is negotiable based on your comfort level.

Q: Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives to the client?
A: Your package includes a private online gallery with processed files and a personal use release.

Q: Will our images be available for viewing online?
A: Yes, your images will be showcased in an online private gallery.

Q: What kind of wedding albums do you offer?
A: I offer various wedding album options, including lay-flat style albums that are leather or silk bound and photographically printed on archival paper.

Q: When will we get our wedding album?
A: Albums are ordered upon your final approval and typically arrive within 2-4 months.