1) My venue is dark. Is this going to be an issue?
No. We are equipped with professional external flashes to compensate for dimly lit venues. In addition, our cameras and lenses have low light capabilities to be able to photograph in situations where we may not be allowed to use flash, such as during a Catholic ceremony.
2) Do you touch up all the photos?
We will cull the images and select the “best of”. We’ll include basic touchups such as adjusting for white balance, skin tones and highlights for those selected images that are delivered to you. Images selected for your album will receive extra touch ups. If you have a special request such as removing a bridesmaid’s tattoo, that is considered a custom edit and is quoted separately.
3) How many hours do you suggest that we need?
Our average bride usually books for 6 or 8 hours. If you desire a lot of pre-ceremony photos or if your ceremony and reception are at two different locations we recommend that you book at least 8 hours. After we learn more details about your wedding day we will be able to give you a more specific recommendation on coverage.
4) How many images do we receive? And how long does it take to get them back?
Since every wedding is different, we do not guarantee a set amount of images. There are several factors that affect the amount of images shot at your wedding including the amount of hours you have contracted us, activities you have scheduled and the number of people in your party. As a guideline you can expect approx. 55-65 images per hour of service that you contract. If you have two photographers the number increases to approx 100 images per hour of service. My turnaround varies depending on the time of year but I strive to deliver the finished gallery within 6-8 weeks.
5) Can I show you samples of photos that I like?
It is helpful to see samples of images that represent the style you are looking to achieve in your wedding images. You may e-mail some sample images that you like or send us a link to your Pinterest planning board. We do our best to replicate images in our own style, but do not guarantee specific shots.
6) I have lots of downtime between the ceremony and reception. Will we be charged for that?
Our hours of service are calculated from when we arrive at your ceremony venue to when we leave the reception. Although the schedule
may appear to have some wedding downtime there may still be activities going on that you will want documented to help tell the complete story of your day. Oftentimes it’s during the downtime that we are able to catch the most candid moments. It’s a great time to do group photos as well, or to get a photo with that friend or relative who may have missed the pre-ceremony group photo session.
7) What happens if things run late and we need more time? We provide a courtesy 10-15 minute grace period just in case things run a little late and you haven’t got to the cake cut, etc… If you know early on that you are going to need additional coverage it’s best to inform us prior to your wedding day. Any time added on the wedding day is billed at our hourly a la carte pricing, which may be higher than our package rates. So if you think you may need more hours, it’s better to book them ahead of time. Sometimes your family surprises you with a horse and carriage ride or Bucky and the timeline for the day has to change.
8) What happens if I lose my images?
We keep backup digital files of our images on two servers. In case of an emergency we can send you a downloadable link. The first time is complimentary. You will be charged a fee for any additional retrieval requests. There is a fee for all replacement usb flash drives in addition to any shipping costs.
9) What is your photography style?
I shoot with the perfect mix between documentary and beautiful magazine quality portraits. I watch for real moments during the day, artistic couple’s portraits, fun wedding party groups, family photos, and still-life details (rings, decor, flowers, dresses, and shoes). Mix all these together, and you have a perfect compilation of timeless images to cherish for a lifetime.
10) What happens if there is an emergency on our wedding day and you can’t make it?
I haven’t missed a wedding in the last 17 years. But, if something were to happen, I am part of a large network of photographers in Madison who will step in at a moment’s notice as I would do for them. I also have several associate photographers on speed dial that I work with all the time.