Feel free to browse through the questions that I am most often asked by my wedding clients. Grab a coffee or maybe a glass of wine and enjoy a good read. This can be handy if you’re in the early stages of your planning. You will hopefully learn more about what goes into wedding photography and what you should be looking for when meeting photographers.
How many images will I have from my wedding?
We usually take at least 40-60 shots an hour as I’m documenting the day. As we work together and you get two photographers then you’ll be looking at almost double this. We are going to edit out the images that don’t work for a variety of reasons – eyes closed, a guest’s flash fired and overexposed etc but rest-assured you will have full and comprehensive coverage of your wedding!
Do we get to see all of the pictures?
We do not deliver every image captured as I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may be unflattering or repetitive.
What kind of editing will be done to my images?
Each photographers has a different workflow and editing style. That’s why it’s so important to look carefully at each photographer to make sure their style fits best with your vision.
Our objective is always to get the natural and true image as you see it in real life. All of your images will be downloaded onto multiple hard drives with back-up copies (this can take a few hours!). We’ll then carefully sort through the images and filtering out duplicate shots, blinking/open mouths, flash misfires and any unflattering expressions, so you see the very best images of your day. Professional Adobe software will be used to carefully process each image for color, contrast, density, and use a little sharpening. Some images might be cropped for maximum impact. It’s not feasible to retouch all images
We print our wedding images wherever we want?
Absolutely! You will receive a personal print release that will allow you to print at a lab of your choosing.
Do you provide High Resolution files?
Yes. All of our packages and every hour of shooting include fully processed High-Resolution JPGs. We provide a signed release so that you may make prints on your own.
Will the files on the disk be marked with a logo?
There is no branding or marking on the High Resolution files
The Importance of an Engagement Session
I stress to all of my couples that you don’t want the first time you are having professional pictures taken to be on your wedding day where you have a million other things to worry about. The engagement session will give you an opportunity to preview my photography style and the way I give directions for great shots. It will also give you a chance to see how you and your fiancé photograph together.
Many couples like certain poses over others and it helps me know what you prefer so I can prepare for the big day. If an engagement session is not in the budget, then during our wedding meeting I’ll ask you a series of questions to get a feel for your likes and dislikes in wedding portrait photography.
Will we meet before the wedding to discuss the timeline?
Absolutely! As mentioned, I try my best to make the photography part of your wedding planning experience the least stressful part of your journey. We’ll set up a time to meet a few weeks before your big day to discuss the flow and timing of the day’s events and additional logistics such as family shots and portrait ideas you have in mind. This is tremendously helpful for everyone knowing we are all on the same page and helps you relax and enjoy your wedding as I do all the work! If you are unable to meet, Skype is a beautiful thing or a good old fashion phone call works too.
What time you can expect us, before ceremony start.
We likes to plan a wedding day very well and will usually begin around 2-3 hours before the ceremony starts.