Frequently Asked Questions

1) WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO BOOK YOU?

For weddings I  have a contract that you need to review and fill out and return as well as a $750 non-refundable retainer to lock your date in the calendar and reserve your wedding on the list. A booking isn’t considered firm until both the contract is in hand and the retainer has been paid.  Final payment is due 30 days before the wedding. Portrait session fees are invoiced when the shoot is scheduled.

2) WHEN DO I GET MY PHOTOGRAPHS BACK?

Wedding day images are typically ready in about six (6) weeks.
Portrait session images are typically ready in four (4) weeks.
Studio flushmount albums take about 4 weeks for production once final design is approved by client. Couture art books take closer to 6-8 weeks.

3) WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU HAVE?

I shoot wide variety of gear (Canon, Fuji, Rollieflex, Pentax, Leica, etc) some digital, some film, while most of my associate photographers who assist me shoot Nikon. If one camera fails for any reason during a wedding I’ll cry and call the insurance company the next day – but for your day coverage continues as I just grab another camera to use.

4) DO YOU TAKE CREDIT CARDS?

Yes.   Pay with credit card via paypal.   If paying in the office or on location I can also swipe cards on my phone, yeah there’s an app for that.

5) HOW LONG DO THE SHOOTS LAST?

Depening on the wedding day schedule most clients book me for anywhere from 6-9 hours. Lifestyle sessions are typically 1-2 hours but that to can vary depending on location and just what type of shoot it is.

6) HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET?

For weddings I average 50+ an hour with most weddings producing 500 images. For portrait style sessions this is around 35~ 50 total images.

7) DO YOU HAVE A PHOTOBOOTH?

Nope, I love photo booths but you really don’t want your photographer wearing too many hats do you? Would you rather I be fiddling with the computer or printer on the photobooth or capturing that look in your eyes during the first dance.

8) WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO SHOOTS?

Depends on the shoot. Most weddings the uniform of the day is a black dress shirt and black slacks. For lifestye sessions I dress based on where the shoot is. Don’t worry though I always show up to a wedding looking like I belong at such an event, not sweeping up afterwards

9) My ceremony is in a church and they have a lot of restrictions on photography, will this be a problem for you?

I’ve shot quite a few weddings in many area churches over the years and have never had a problem either shooting under their restrictions or dealing with the church officials.  Basically I’m going to follow their rules, the last thing I want is the clergy to get upset with me and make a scene during your day because of it.  My choice in cameras and lenses is built around being able to shoot in low light with no flash and even quietly if needed.   While the restrictions may effect the angles we are able to get for your photos – it certainly won’t ruin your coverage.