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Q: How would you describe your style?

A: I use a combination of photojournalistic and traditional styles.  The photojournalistic style is basically more candid shots than posed images.  I will shadow you and capture real moments.  If ever you want a more posed image with a guest you might be talking to just let me know.  Otherwise it is just as you are.  When you cut the cake or have you first dance I won’t stop you and make you pose uncomfortably.  I am open to any of your suggestions and if you are interested in more posed shots just let me know.  My traditional style is very laid back, I do the formal shots with family and friends but I try to keep them short and sweet.  I group people together in a casual manner where everyone feels comfortable. 

 

Q: How many years have you been doing photography?

A: I have been doing wedding photography since 1999.  I received a BFA from Mass Collage of Art where I studied fine art photography for 4 years.  I started my passion for photography in high school so in total I have been doing photography for over 10 years. 

 

Q: What got you interested in wedding photography?

A: A friend from Mass Art was getting married the summer after school ended and asked me if I would photograph her wedding.  Originally it was not something I had thought of for a career but after doing her wedding I saw how much fun it could be.  I enjoy weddings because everyone is happy and it is nice to capture someone’s most celebrated days of their life. 

 

Q: Do you have an assistant?

A: No, I do however work with a second photographer if you choose to add her to the package.  She does assist at times to help me carrying the bags so I can shoot on the run and capture more candid shots.  She also will photograph throughout the whole day.  This is nice because you can get 2 viewpoints of the same subject and many more photos.

 

Q:  Do you shoot color and B&W?

A:  Yes and no.  I shoot all color than I make selection and copy those color images as B&W images.  If I did not copy one you wanted any reprint can always be printed as B&W from the color file.  This gives you more flexibility, remember once you shoot in B&W you can’t go back to color.  On the web album you can click on a color photo and see it on the screen as a B&W or a Sepia Toned image.  This is good because sometimes people have a hard time visualizing what a color photo would look like in B&W.  There is also no additional charge to you for B&W or Sepia prints.

 

Q: Do you shoot with film or digital?

A: I shoot with digital.  

 

Q: Do we get to keep the digital files?

A: You will get to keep a low res copy but the high res files can be purchased for an additional fee of $500.  Some packages include the Digital Negatives.

Q:  What is a storybook album layout?

A:  The storybook layout is a way to tell the whole story of your day in sequential order.  You can mix and match different size photos on a page.  I more traditional album would just consist of 8x10 images.  I find not every image is suited to be a big as 8x10.  This way you can have space to include many more images and just put in 8x10 of more important shots.  If you prefer a more traditional album I am happy to do that as well. 

 

Q:  Who chooses the pictures that go in the album?

A:  You choose the images you want in your album.  You can specify the sequence and size of the pictures, with important images enlarged, and related candids grouped together.  Or you can choose the photos and leave the designing of the layout up to me. 

                

Q:  What is the difference between a Wedding Album and the Coffee Table Book you offer?

A:  The Wedding Albums are leather bound and include actual high quality photographs.  The Coffee Table Book is a cheaper alternative to a real album.  It is a professionally bound, linen covered hard book-9 x 11 or 12x16 .

The images are high-resolution printed into the book on one or 2 sided acid free paper.  This is an offest  printing process not a photographic image.   Each book includes text (if desired), and a print on the front.  Each page can hold 1-12 photos of all different sizes depending on the layout.  Cover colors: Black, White, Dark Blue, Red, Green & Tan.

 

Q:  What is the difference between the Hand Color Prints and the Digital Color Splash Prints?

A:  The Hand Colored print is a Black and White print painted with oil paint.  This is an old fashioned process used before color photography.  You may have seen this process done on your parents or grandparent’s portraits.  The Digital Color Splash had the look of Black & White and Color all in one photo. This process takes a color photo and pulls out all the color except for one spot.  For example the flowers can remain in color and everything else is B&W.

 

Q: What is the difference between B&W and sepia toned prints?

A:  Sepia toned prints are B&W prints with an extra step added of a brown color toning.  So you prints will look more like brown and off white rather than black and crisp white.  The Sepia prints have a more warm feeling and an old-fashioned look.  I do not charge any more for B&W or Sepia. 

 

Q: Do you come when the bride is getting ready?

A: Sure, I am hired by the hour so wherever you want me is where I will be.  I do find that the best pre-wedding photos are taken 30 minutes before you leave for the church.  I find no one ever puts images in the album before they actually get in the wedding dress.  

 

Q: How long do formal photos tend to take because I want to enjoy as much time with my guests as possible but I also want some photos with my family members?

A: I have done formal shots in as little a 15 minutes to as long as 2 hours.  This depends on how much time you have and how many people you want to include.  If it is just your immediate family 30 min is plenty as long as the attendants know you want them to have a photo taken with you and I don’t have to go wandering around the cocktail hour to find them.  A list of all the formal shots is the only thing I need from you in advance.  This way I can plan ahead to make the day go smoothly.  The formals can often take a longer time when you decide to mingle first or just want to take it slow and not be rushed.  If you want more time to take it slow I often suggest doing formals before the wedding.  I know some people are taboo about this but I do find it is much less stressful for all in attendance.  You can set a side more time and not feel rushed.  Also I find people look their best before the wedding with fresh make-up and hair. 

 

Q: Are you willing to shoot portraits of small family groups on the wedding day?

A: Yes, I am happy to photograph small family groups as long as the bride and groom want us to do this.  I also offer family and couple shots that can be done during the cocktail hour for smaller weddings.  I will set up in one spot and you can ask your guests to make sure they come over for a shot.  This is a nice thing to have to send out with the thank you cards.  Guests like this because it is a chance to get a nice photo when they are all dressed up and with their family members.   They can also order the print from the web album if they like it. 

 

Q: Can we sign up for the Starter Package and add more hours on the wedding day if we decide then we want you to stay?

A:  Yes.  If you decided on the wedding day you wanted us to stay longer we will.  I only book one wedding per day so I leave the whole day free for you.  You can also add an album or any other extra services at any time before or after the wedding. 

 

Q: How far will you travel and is travel included?

A: I will travel anywhere; mostly I photograph in New England.  100 miles of traveling time in included in every package.  If the round trip is more than 100 miles I add $0.50 per mile over.

Q: How many photos will you take?

A:  All packages are unlimited photography.  I do not put any limit on how much I shoot.  I am constantly shooting away.  The amount of photos will also depend on how much travel there is between wedding day locations.  A 5-hour wedding will have a minimum of 360 shots but in most cases there will be many more than that , many time it has been over 1000 images.

 

Q: Are the proofs included and in what format will we view them?

A:  Every wedding includes a web site album where all the images will be posted on line for 6 months.  All packages come with 250 -4x6 proof prints.  They will NOT have “PROOF” written across the image so you can still use them for other things like in a parent album or in a frame.  You can exchange your traditional 4x6 proofs for a proof magazine.  This as a 30 page or more, 10”x13” booklet with 12 images per page printed on photographic paper.  One thing that is different from the way other photographers do proofs is that I give you the option to pick and choose your own proofs.  You can log in to your web album and choose.  I find this is the best way because you get to choose the images you love with the people in then that mean the most to you.  Additionally you get a Proof CD with all the files in low resolution.  

 

Q: What kind of camera do you use?

A: I shoot with Nikon  with Nikon lenses.  The second photographer shoots with Nikon or Canon.  

 

Q:  Do you take square or rectangular photographs?

A:   I shoot rectangular images but your reprints can always be printed in a square format.

 

Q: How does the Wed Album work?

A:  I give each guest a card with the wed site address and your password.  You also get 200 Photo cards to add to you thank you cards with your photo on the front and instructions on the back.  About 3-4 weeks after the wedding guests can view the images and order reprints if they wish on-line.  This as also nice if you have long distance relatives that could not travel to the wedding. 

 

Q: What is the turn around time for proofs and albums?

A:   Proofs can take about 2 weeks.  Albums can take up to 2 months for choosing the images you want, the design layout, printing and then finally the binding of the album.  I have other ideas for albums such as scrapbooks and coffee table books that would be much quicker approximately 2-3 weeks.

 

Q: What kind of wedding albums do you have?

A:  I offer 3 styles of professional albums,

1: Art Leather Onyx style album with storybook layout pages.  The Onyx style albums all have black hardware and black mats.  This is a modern but timeless look. Classic black will never look outdated.  The Art Leather albums are all hand crafter and customized just for you.  Each page has a mat opening with the individual photos attached behind the mats.  The cover comes in a wide selection of colors & can have a photo window and/or names engraved.

 

  2: Flush Bound Digital Albums also have the storybook layout but have the added flexibility to use digital mats.  This is kind of hard to explain but on my web site I have a selection of the different styles.  Each page is actually 1 photographic image.  On the computer I crop and arrange the images on the page.  The mats can look traditional like the Art leather album but the page will be flat with a thin border around each image.  You can also choose more complicated designs with pattern and collage looks.  The pages are then professionally mounted & bound in an album with the image flush to the edge.  This is a more modern look and I find it is becoming the album of choice.  Again it comes in a wide selection of colors and can have a photo window and/or your names engraved

 

3:Fine Art Albums also have the storybook layout with paper mats framing each image like a piece of art.  The mat opening have more complicated designs options than the Art Leather style.  Each image is then professionally mounted & bound in an album.  Again this also comes in a wide selection of colors and can have a photo window and/or your names engraved.

 

 































Q: How would you describe your style?

A: I use a combination of photojournalistic and traditional styles.  The photojournalistic style is basically more candid shots than posed images.  I will shadow you and capture real moments.  If ever you want a more posed image with a guest you might be talking to just let me know.  Otherwise it is just as you are.  When you cut the cake or have you first dance I won’t stop you and make you pose uncomfortably.  I am open to any of your suggestions and if you are interested in more posed shots just let me know.  My traditional style is very laid back, I do the formal shots with family and friends but I try to keep them short and sweet.  I group people together in a casual manner where everyone feels comfortable. 

 

Q: How many years have you been doing photography?

A: I have been doing wedding photography since 1999.  I received a BFA from Mass Collage of Art where I studied fine art photography for 4 years.  I started my passion for photography in high school so in total I have been doing photography for over 10 years. 

 

Q: What got you interested in wedding photography?

A: A friend from Mass Art was getting married the summer after school ended and asked me if I would photograph her wedding.  Originally it was not something I had thought of for a career but after doing her wedding I saw how much fun it could be.  I enjoy weddings because everyone is happy and it is nice to capture someone’s most celebrated days of their life. 

 

Q: Do you have an assistant?

A: No, I do however work with a second photographer if you choose to add her to the package.  She does assist at times to help me carrying the bags so I can shoot on the run and capture more candid shots.  She also will photograph throughout the whole day.  This is nice because you can get 2 viewpoints of the same subject and many more photos.

 

Q:  Do you shoot color and B&W?

A:  Yes and no.  I shoot all color than just reprint the ones you want in B&W.  This gives you more flexibility, remember once you shoot in B&W you can’t go back to color.  On the web album you can click on a color photo and see it on the screen as a B&W or a Sepia Toned image.  This is good because sometimes people have a hard time visualizing what a color photo would look like in B&W.  There is also no additional charge to you for B&W or Sepia prints.

 

Q: Do you shoot with film or digital?

A: I shoot with both.  Most of the day is shot with digital and the formal photos are shot with film.   

 

Q: Do we get to keep the negatives?

A: Yes, all the negatives will belong to you on your second anniversary.  The reason I keep the negatives for 2 years is to encourage you to have your reprints done with me.  This is the way many photographers actually make money from their work.  Also this discourages people from getting reprints of a lesser quality done somewhere else.

 

Q: Do we get to keep the digital files?

A: No, but they can be purchased for an additional fee.

 
 
 
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