1) Can I have a second photographer at my wedding?
Absolutely. I work closely with a handful of other professional wedding photographers, whose styles closely relate to mine. If you choose to have a second shooter at your event, they will photograph it with me. I’ll edit all of the images to have a cohesive feel and tell a story, then deliver the finished product to you.
2) Where are you located? Do you travel?
I am located about 20 minutes South of Providence, Rhode Island. I travel throughout New England and parts of New York regularly, and love destination work. If you’re planning a wedding outside of New England, I would love to be there – just contact me with your event details for a personalized quote.
3) I don’t know how many hours of coverage I need – can you help me?
Most traditional weddings require between 6 and 10 hours of coverage. It’s up to you which parts of your day are most important. If you are having a smaller wedding where the ceremony and reception are both in one location, then 6 hours might work. If you’re having your ceremony and reception in different locations, you’ll probably need at least 8 hours. 10 hours allows for travel time between locations, including a generous amount of time for portraits; enough where we could go to another location of your choosing. Part of my job as your photographer is designing a wedding timeline. That’s how I know when to arrive, and what order everything will happen in.
For elopements or small events with 20 guests or fewer, I typically shoot for 2-4 hours.
4) What does your wedding coverage cost and which services are included?
My wedding packages start at $2700 for 6 hours of coverage. I also offer hourly coverage, which is $400/hr and requires a 2 hour minimum.
All of my wedding packages include a) my time, b) edited high resolution JPG files and c) web resolution edited JPG files for social media sharing. The higher value packages include things like an engagement session, a second shooter, rehearsal dinner coverage, albums and print credits. For full wedding pricing, please contact me.
5) Do you require a retainer to book your services?
Yes, I require a $1000 retainer or payment in full, whichever is less, along with your signed contract no matter which package you choose. This is a non-refundable retainer that secures your date.
6) How many pictures will I receive?
On average I deliver about 100 images per hour of coverage. All delivered images are edited.
7) How would you describe your style?
My images are natural, crisp, vibrant, and they tell stories. I don’t pose my subjects heavily; I prefer to use prompts to get real emotions and reactions out of them, and those are the moments I click the shutter button. This works really well for people who “aren’t photogenic” because it’s almost like I am not even there most of the time. They are just happy, feeling loved and included and surrounded by family and friends, and I’m there as a side note photographing all of these good vibes.
8) What kind of equipment do you use?
We work with professional equipment. I own two Canon 5D Mark IV bodies, a backup Canon 6D body, and a variety of professional Canon L and Sigma ART lenses. I also have off camera lighting to set up for your reception.
9) Do you use flashes very often or available light?
I always prefer natural, available light, but when the lack thereof is going to make for a bad image, I supplement with flash. I try my best to make the photos look as natural as possible, except for during receptions where I like to add a bit of drama with the lighting.
11) When will we get the photos after our wedding?
On average I deliver the finished gallery within 2-4 weeks of your wedding date.
12) You mentioned an online gallery. How does this work?
Your personal online gallery is launched within four weeks after your wedding. These pictures will be ready for download without watermarks, without extra costs. The gallery is accessible only with a special link that I will send to you. Friends and family can also access the gallery if they’d like to order prints.
13) Can we order albums and printed photos from you?
Yes, I absolutely love designing albums as it ties right into my background in graphic design. I use a local album company to print the finished product. It takes about 4 weeks to design, proof, print and deliver the album to you. Albums are totally customizable and are heirloom quality. I promise you, it’s an amazing feeling to see these special memories in print form.
14) How far should we book in advance?
Some of my clients book me 18-24 months in advance; some book me the week before their event! If I have your date available, I would love to work with you and can get all of the preliminary paperwork and planning done in a couple of days if necessary.
15) What’s the booking process like?
If you love what you see in my portfolio, send me a message with your event details (date, location, general idea of what you’re looking for in terms of photography coverage and budget), and I’ll get back to you a.s.a.p. with my availability. If everything works out with that and you’re local to Rhode Island, we’ll probably meet in person for coffee or a cocktail to chat more. If you are not local, I can chat via FaceTime, Skype or Facebook Messenger. If you decide to go forward and book me, I’ll collect the retainer fee from you along with having you sign the contract, and from there we’ll schedule your engagement session or start the rest of the planning process!