Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations? Yes. As a working photojournalist I am constantly adjusting to the changing light conditions throughout the day. It has become second nature to me. Rest assured that regardless of what the light is doing I can handle it and will make you look your best.
Is your media preferences digital or film? I shoot with high end, professional Nikon digital SLR cameras.
How many photographers do you work with? Most of the time I am shooting a wedding by myself. It really comes down to the size of your wedding. If I feel a wedding could benefit from an extra camera or if you request it, I have many friends in the professional wedding photojournalism community that I can call on to assist me.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one wedding in a day? Weekend? It is important to me that you and your wedding are the sole focus of my day. Because of that, I only book one wedding per day. I may book more than one wedding per weekend, but I prefer to keep it at one per weekend.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day of? I grew up being raised on the motto of “Be Prepared.” I make sure before any wedding that I am packed and prepared for any situation that may arise. I will bring cameras, lenses, flashes, light stands, light modifiers, memory cards, and backups for each just in case.
Do you charge hourly or full day? All of my wedding packages include unlimited wedding day coverage.
Do you require a meal break? If yes, do you require that the wedding party provide your meal? Yes, my assistant (when present) and I do require that the wedding party provide a meal for us at the reception. This way I can keep up my energy and will be available at any time during dinner to shoot. So far, ALL of our brides have gladly provided dinner for us at the reception with their guests and it has worked seamlessly.
Do you charge for travel? All of my wedding packages currently include travel in or around Sacramento or the San Francisco Bay Area. For any other destination weddings, airfare to and from the event is required in addition to my rate. Please contact me for more information.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing? A sneak peak of my favorites images of your wedding will be blogged within a couple days of the event. The rest of the images will be posted in an online gallery within 3-4 weeks of the wedding.
Do you provide the digital files to the couple? Yes. Every wedding package includes a high resolution DVD containing the edited wedding day images.
Do you retain copyright for the photos? Yes. With the DVD provided after the post processing is completed, the bride and groom are free to print the photos up to any size at any photo lab of their choice. They have the right to use the photos for personal purposes. If you wish, I will be happy to create a small collection of images that are optimized for social media photo galleries for you to share with your friends.
Will the images be available for viewing in an online gallery? Yes. They will be available for viewing and purchasing of prints in an online gallery for 6 months.
What kind of backdrop and props do you have for your photo booth? The photo booth is totally customizable to you and your wedding. We can use the scenery around your wedding site or we can make our own in the color scheme of your wedding. I have a couple backdrops to choose from. In addition, have a box of props and other fun things to use but I find that it is more fulfilling for the bride and groom to add their own items to the mix. The possibilities are endless. Give me a call and I can tell you more about it.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?Yes, should something happen to me on or before the wedding day where it is physically impossible for me to be there, I have friends in the professional wedding photojournalism community that I can call and ask to replace me.
No two weddings are alike and each wedding couple might have questions that I have yet to answer. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any other questions.