What is your Pricing?
I would love to chat with you about pricing. My packages start at $3900 however my packages can be customized, You can download a brochure above
Can we pay you after the Wedding?
No, I require a non-refundable retainer to reserve the date and the remainder of the final balance is due 14 days before the event date. Overtime, Prints or Products that aren't included in the original wedding agreement can be added on and paid for after.
If I need to cancel or move my wedding date, is the retainer refundable?
The Retainer is non-refundable. If you are moving dates and would like to re-book me (if I'm available for that date), a fee will be required to make up for the loss of business. The full policy is included in the wedding agreement, which you can review before signing.
Do you shoot natural light or artificial light? Or both?
I use Mostly Natural light but I do use artificial lighting when needed.I bring all my own equipment- No outlets or special arrangements at the venue are needed
Do you work with a second photographer?
Yes. for all full day packages I include a second photographer however this is something we can discuss eliminating if your wedding does not require one
Where are you located?
my studio is in Allentown, pa. majority of my weddings take place in the greater philadelphia/nyc area
I'm having a destination wedding. Do you Travel?
Yes, I love traveling! Please know that flights and hotel accommodations for three-four days is required so that any required location scouting can be done.
What is your travel fee?
Weddings within 2 hours of my home do not have a travel fee. Anything outside that requires a $25 per driving hour for each photographer and/or flights+hotel stay is required for each team member. Engagements included in my packages must be with 25 miles of my home otherwise travel fee of $25/hour of travel will be added.
what if you've never been to my venue?
no problem! Part of my job as a professional photographer is to be able to adapt well to new environments and always come fully prepared for any situation.
How long have you been in business and how many weddings have you photographed?
I've been photographing professionally for 11 years. I was formally trained in film/ digital photography and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. I Specialized in advertising photography which believe it or not is a lot about storytelling. I have been a self-employed, full time photographer for 3+ years(I was previously part-time). I have photographed over 100 weddings as of 2021.
What gear do you use?
I use professional quality Canon camera bodies and lenses.
Do you back up your files online just in case of a fire? Do you have backup equipment?
The jpegs are uploaded to an online gallery and saved on two hard drives. Yes, I have backup equipment I carry two cameras and several lenses with me at all times during a wedding.
Do you carry Liability insurance?
Yes I do. If you need a certificate of proof for your wedding venue please let me know ASAP so I can provide a copy for you.
Can you define your Creative Style?
I consider myself to be a mix of a fine art photographer and an illustrative photographer. Meaning I place my subjects together in an interesting environment and encourage them to relax and interact. I then capture some of the spontaneity of candids, while offering the technical control of posed shots as well. My objective is to tell your story and capture the emotion through photographs that are meant to be appreciated as visual art.
What does Fine Art mean?
I am an artist. I was formally trained on film and taught advanced principles of composition, lighting and color. I pay careful attention to lighting, background, and composition and curate my work in a manner that tells my clients' stories in a beautiful, romantic and editorial way. After your wedding day you receive a highly curated, well-composed story through the art of photography.
Why should you consider a fine art wedding photographer?
If you are planning a wedding in which design, decor, and aesthetics are paramount, then a fine art wedding photographer is a good choice for you. Every photographer’s style is different so choose one that is a perfect match for you and your wedding day vision
How do you make us feel relaxed in front of the camera?
You want to feel relaxed in front of the camera so that you show more genuine emotions in your photos. One way I do this, is by getting to know you before the wedding so that trust is built. This is why I offer an engagement session with every package. while I do "pose" couples i mostly "prompt" in other words i place you in the proper location and lighting and have you interact in specific ways. This gets you to relax and just enjoy your time together.
How do you describe your shooting style? Are you laid back or aggressive? Do you tell the whole story of the day?
It is important that you have a photographer that is a good fit with your wedding. If you are having a somewhat laid back easy going wedding, you probably want someone who is unobtrusive and remains in the background for the majority of the day (except while directing shots). That is me, I am a pretty easy going relaxed person and have been told I have a “calming effect” on people. I take a more observant approach and focus on telling the whole story of the day by capturing lots of little details that might otherwise go unnoticed.
If you are planning a large loud and rowdy wedding and want someone to take control and run the show, then a more aggressive photographer might be a better fit for you.
How far in advanced do you book?
weddings are typically booked one year in advanced however I will book up to 18 months in advance.
If we're running late, do you stay later and keep photographing?
If you are running a few minutes late, I'm happy to stay to document what is left. However, if you are running an hour or more behind, we can discuss the options. Extra photography coverage per hour may be needed but I will always speak with you or your planner when our time is up, let you know we are leaving for the day and see if you would like to have anything else photographed.
Do we get to print our pictures on our own?
you do receive a print release however I highly recommend you print your photos directly through the gallery.
How many pictures will we receive?
This depends on the amount of hours I'm hired for and the timeline. On average, you receive about 50-70 images per hour.Also having a first look the size of your wedding party and the amount of time actually allotted for photos during the day.
Can we keep every image (even the out-takes) and the Raw?
No, I don't offer RAW images or include outtakes and I also don't archive these unused images in the studio, which means they aren't available for purchase. I assure you the photos removed from the gallery are not worth having.
Do you charge sales tax?
Yes Pennsylvania law requires I charge 6% sales/use tax for weddings that take place in Pennsylvania. This tax will be added to the total cost and is not included in the package price (out of state weddings are excluded from this)
Will you help me with my timeline for the wedding day?
I would be more than happy to help plan your timeline. I can help ensure we have the right amount of time and best lighting for your wedding photos.
Can we provide you with a "Shot List"?
My clients trust me and give me the freedom to create a beautiful story. Shot Lists tend to hinder the creativity and stop the flow of the day. With that said, if there is something very specific you want that you are afraid you will forget in the chaos of the wedding day(a special heirloom, a school reunion photo, something very meaningful etc…)then please let me know. I talk to my clients before the event and we discuss who we would like to have photographed for family formals. This is the only "Shot List" I physically use as every family is different and comes with special circumstances that I want to be sensitive to. I never guarantee a shot or a set of images. However I would love to see your inspiration boards!
What will we do if it rains or snow?
If you would like we could still take some photos outside, sometimes you can get really awesome photos. in poor weather. We can also find a good spot under cover somewhere. As a professional it is my duty to understand lighting and my equipment in all situations. I’m confident we can get great images just about anywhere.
what rights to the photos do we have? Printing Rights vs Copyrights?
I retain the copyright however clients receive printing rights and the ability to share the photos with friends and family.
you are not permitted to sell the photos for profit, submit to publications(without permission), claim ownership, or add filters or to re-edit.
Copyright is the legal binding term claiming ownership of the images. I hold on to the copyright. By keeping the copyright, I am able to protect the images if they are stolen or used without consent by another company. Credit should always be given to your photographer when sharing the images.
I heard about Prints/Books/Boxes. What is all the fuss about?
I don't know about you but I love looking through old photographs from my parents and grandparents. I believe your photos shouldn't just live digitally. By printing your photos you are creating a tangible item which you can pass down generation to generation.
How long will it take to see our photographs?
Please allow 3 months for your final gallery to be delivered. Sneak peeks are sent 2 weeks after the wedding.
How do we book you? Do you hold dates?
I require a signed agreement and a 50% non-refundable retainer. I receive hundreds of inquires a year- many of them for the same date for this reason I do not hold dates.
Do we need to feed you and your assistants at the reception?
Yes, I am vegan so I do ask for a plant based meal but a simple sandwich, fruit/veggies and water is fine. I also like to encourage brides to ask the venue that we are fed before the guests so that we are not missing anything when the guests are done eating.
Can you provide vendor recommendations?
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