Here are some questions that I frequently get asked…by brides, by grooms, by mothers and fathers, by fellow photographers. Doesn’t matter who asks…the answers are the same.
1. What medium do you shoot?
Although I know how to shoot film, I choose digital.
2. Do you ever double-book weddings?
I do not book more than one wedding a weekend, let alone more than one in a single day. Weddings are exhausting. I do this as much for myself as I do for you. You don’t want an exhausted photographer, do you? I want to give YOU 100 percent. Not what is left over.
3. Do you shoot in color or black & white?
I shoot digital. So this means that I capture the images in color…but later, I treat each picture and process it according to what I think looks best. Sometimes, you will get one image in both color and black & white. Other times, you’ll only get only a B&W version of the image, or just a color one. If you want to order a B&W print of a color image, I can easily make the conversion. But I cannot convert from B&W to color. Sorry!
4. What is the difference between low-resolution and high-resolution images?
Low-res image files are watermarked photos that you can e-mail easily or post online to Facebook, your wedding Web site and wherever else as long as it complies with the print & use release that comes with them. But don’t bother printing them as they will look incredibly pixelated. (and it’s illegal…)
High-res image files are print-ready quality. High-res images are included in your package, so you will be able to make as many prints as you want, in whatever size. But you cannot share the actual digital image files with others.
5. How long does it take to see my pictures?
Honestly, this depends on workload at the time. I try to get a few teaser pics up on Facebook within the first week of your event/shoot. You’ll get your full gallery next, depending on the time of year. The contract between us says you’ll get the images online within the 4-6 week timeframe, but usually I finish the gallery 3-4 weeks from your date, sometimes even sooner if it’s at the beginning of the shoot season.
6. How many images can I expect from my wedding day or session?
For weddings, this will vary according to the number of hours you book me. But this number typically ranges between 700-1000, depending on how many hours of coverage you purchase. For lifestyle sessions, you will usually have 75-125 fully edited images from which to choose.
7. How will my friends and family order prints?
Fear not, I’ve made this process oh-so-easy! When you receive a link to your gallery, you can pass that on to anyone and everyone. They can order photos from within the gallery. Once I receive the order, it takes about two weeks to get the prints to you. And for prints, you CAN order by credit card.
8. What equipment do you use?
I’m a Canon girl. All the way. You can bet that I will have backup equipment at every wedding. Your day is worth too much to risk something going wrong.
My equipment consists of:
5D Mark III (his name is Zeus, cuz he is almighty.)
5D Mark II (Her name is Nadine)
5D (His name is Stuart.)
Lenses (in order of frequent use)
- Canon f/2.8 24-70
- Canon f/1.2 50mm
- Canon f/1.4 85 mm
- Canon f/1.4 35 mm
- Canon f/2.8 70-200mm IS
- Canon f/2.8 16-35mm
- Canon f/2.8 100mm macro
If there is anything else you want to know, just ask! If you ask by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail, I will update the list of questions to include yours.