We want to book you. What’s the next step?
First, that’s awesome!! Second, contact me to see if I’m available on your wedding date. Once we’ve discussed everything and I receive all additional info needed for the agreement, you will receive a link to your contract via email that you can digitally sign. Your retainer secures my services for your wedding date; payment must be processed at the time of signing, by credit card, through an electronic invoice (recommended to promptly secure your date) or by mailing a personal check/certified bank check to the address stated on the contract. Both signed contract and retainer must be completed and received to hold and secure your date.
What’s up with your last name?
When my wife and I got married, I suggested hyphenating our last names. I know, we’re wild and edgy.
Do you provide engagement sessions?
Yes, but instead of an engagement session, let’s call it a date with me as the third wheel. I want to know what makes your relationship tic, get you comfy around the camera and all buddied up, ready to rock your wedding photos.
How far will you travel?
I am available for travel throughout New England, all of the U.S. and beyond; Although the majority of my weddings are in the Northeastern United States, I’ve been fortunate to have photographed weddings as far as Oregon, California, England, and Ireland. Depending on distance, travel fees and accommodations may also apply. I hope this helps. :)
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, I am fully insured through Hill & Usher. If your wedding venue requires that I provide them with a Certificate of Liability, please let me know at least 30-60 days before the wedding date so I can have one sent to the coordinator at your venue. Regardless of who you hire, make sure they are fully insured.
What type of cameras do you use, and will you have any backups in case something breaks or doesn’t work?
I primarily use Canon 5D Mark IV’s. I always have another camera ready to go in case of any technical failure. The 5D Mark IV’s have dual card slots that automatically duplicates every image I shoot, to a second card. I also photograph with multiple Canon L series prime lenses, as well as Canon’s 600-RT speedlites (used when necessary), and a bunch of other nifty gadgets.
How many images will we receive from our wedding and how are they delivered?
For a full day of coverage, the average delivery is around 500-600 hi-res .jpg images; whatever it takes to tell your story, as quality is of the most importance. Hi-res .jpg photos are available via digital download in your online wedding gallery; the gallery also serves as a backup for a limited time. There is also an option to purchase a handmade, walnut, wooden USB flash drive w/ matching box. Your images will include rights for personal printing/usage.
If you are the only photographer at the wedding, what happens if you can’t make it to the wedding?
If anything happens to me that’s beyond my control (illness, family emergency, etc.), I have an amazing network of professional photographers that can be reached out to in a moments notice to get coverage for your wedding day. If you request a second photographer to shoot with me for the day, they’ll be able to take over for me right away, if any emergency shall arise. Note: All second shooters I work with are professional wedding photographers and have a consistent shooting style, similar to mine.
I have a Pinterest board of photographs I’d love for you to recreate. Will you do this?
One of my favorite and most important things to do is tell the story of your wedding day. I want you to have a unique collection of photographs that is true to yourselves and the natural flow of the day. By trying to replicate photographs, we risk affecting the telling of your story. Think about how sweet it’d be if someone pinned one of YOUR photographs for inspiration!
Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos?
Totally cool, as long as they don’t interfere with me documenting your wedding and as long it is not another professional photographer or wedding vendor taking the photos. If any of your wedding day vendors are interested in using some of the photos, I’ll be more than happy to speak with them. Just send them my way. If you’re interested in having an “Unplugged Wedding,” just let me know and we can discuss the pros and cons.
Is this your full-time job?
Yes, it’s all I do and all I want to do.
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