1. Why should I choose you?
You are not really buying a service when you are looking for a wedding photographer. You are looking for someone who will take care of your memories. We believe we do that with artistry and professionalism.
2. Are there styles of wedding photography?
Yes, there are three main styles. Traditional, Photojournalistic, and Illustrative.
3. Can you tell me more about these styles?
Traditional wedding photography
is the way it all started. This is what you have probably seen in countless wedding photographs
. The main element of this style is posed photographs during important moments. The good thing about this is that the photographer plans all the shots which means you know exactly the moments that will be captured. However, the wedding
then loses a bit of spontaneity. This approach is also time consuming and intrudes a bit upon the guests. The couple also ends up spending less time mingling. The end result is an album that is attractive, if slightly predictable.
style has recently become very popular. It aims for candid photos throughout the day. This results in unique images that tell a story. The drawback is that the couple will have to trust the photographer's instincts. They may not get the specific photo that they want.
wedding photography is a hybrid of the two aforementioned styles. An attractive location is chosen beforehand but then the couple is told to do whatever they want when they get there. The couple's escapade is then filtered through the artistic sentiment of the photographer. This style is most often used in engagement photography.
4. What is your photography style?
We can adjust our style to fit the client's preferences.
5. Will you shoot out of town?
Inquiries of this nature are more than welcome. We have done many photo shoots in different locations.
6. Who are your clients?
We will be more than happy to provide you with a written list of our satisfied clients who have agreed to endorse our services. These are people who have had a very positive experience with us and we are certain you will have the same.
7. Can I speak with someone on the phone?
Certainly. We will give you key information such as our availability for your date, our recommendations and our package rates. We would like to get a sense of who you are which will help us in rendering the best service to you. We know it is a very important day and we hope to be a part of it.
8. Can I set an appointment with you?
We are more than happy to talk with you personally about what you may want from us. We suggest that your spouse, and other important people with key roles in your wedding
, be present. We also suggest that you prepare your questions beforehand so as to ensure that you get all the information you need.
9. How will I select my pictures?
Our methods include electronic transmission, proofs, contact sheets and online galleries.
10. Will you help me choose the final pictures?
We would be honored to give our opinion.
11. How can people order reprints from you?
They can contact our office and we will be happy to accommodate their orders.
12. How much will all this cost me?
We can give you a formal quotation as soon as we have determined what your needs are and what options you would like have.
13. Will you use film or digital?
We can use either or a combination of both. This is best determined after talking about a client's preferences.
14. Can I see your coverage of another wedding?
We would be more than happy to provide you access to some of our photographs.
15. Can you tell me about larger format photography?
Generally, larger negatives have a higher quality. The highest quality would mean using 4 x 5 negatives. This would also mean the highest cost. The speed is also slower. Unless you specifically require these large prints, we recommend a smaller format.
16. How about digital photography?
Digital technology has progressed at a very rapid rate. The latest digital cameras can equal or surpass 35mm color film. High mega pixel cameras can even match medium format cameras in quality.
A great advantage is the ability to save and edit the raw images. Actual negatives run the risk of physical damage and degradation. Transport also subjects physical negatives to another risk. Although digital files may be corrupted and erased, duplicating and archiving them is a far easier matter. Transmitting them electronically is also far speedier than waiting for actual mail to arrive. At the point of capture, some digital cameras over two memory slots for simultaneous writing to two memory cards.
Digital files will never fade while physical photographs and negatives will degrade over time. They can also be output in all sorts of ways. You can put them on websites, create slide shows, and of course, print them out. Turnaround time is also cut to almost nothing. There is no waiting for the photo lab to deliver your proofs.
Many photographers have now converted to digital equipment with great results. Estimates run as high as 70% in the United States. It would be better to discuss your needs further so as to determine the suitability of digital photography.
17. What are some important photographs to take?
with parents, with either parent separately, with the ring bearer, with the flower girls, with grandparents, with siblings, with the maid of honor and with the other bridesmaids.
The groom with parents, with either parent separately, with grandparents, with siblings, and with the best man.
The bride's parents being seated for the ceremony, the bridesmaids
walking down the aisle, the flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle, the father giving away the bride, the exchange of vows, and the ring ceremony.
During the reception: the receiving line, the cake table, the cutting of the cake
, the best man toasting the couple, the couple toasting each other, the musicians, the first dance, the tossing of the bouquet, the tossing of the garter and the couple's departure.