Wedding Information and FAQ
Congratulations on your Engagement!
Once you secure your venue, you should book your photographer. I often book two years in advance.
Here are some common FAQs which may be helpful to you!
How would you describe your “style”? That’s a great question. I personally don’t like the idea of pigeonholing myself into one style, mainly because I feel like a lot of what comes out of my camera has a lot to do with the conditions of the day, the venue, and the overall atmosphere I sense walking into an event. It also depends on the couple. Some couples prefer more candid photography, while others really like more interaction with the camera. I tend to lean towards a more photojournalistic and candid approach, while providing more traditionally posed imagery during the family formals, as these are the ones where more traditional posing is most appreciated. Having an art background, my images often reflect this aesthetic.
Can I share my Pinterest board with you? Pinterest is one of those things that can be a great tool for wedding planning. It’s helpful to organize your ideas on decor, color palettes, and even attire. But when it comes to photography, I feel that you have hired me for my photography, and not so that I can copy what has already been done. Also, on many occasions, it can be even more stressful if you have too many staged moments you want to recreate, and then the unexpected flow of the wedding day does not allow for these moments to be photographed. It’s always my thought that each wedding is unique, and special. I would rather provide you with memorable images of your unique day, and capture genuine, authentic moments between you and your spouse, and your guests, than to hurriedly try and fabricate these “moments”. Enjoy your day! I promise to be there to capture it honestly, and beautifully!
Do you have Insurance? Absolutely! In fact, there are many venues that require all vendors carry insurance, so it is imperative.
What do you shoot with? I use Canon Professional photography equipment, and have multiple backups, as well as any additional lighting or other gear that a wedding may call for.
How much do you cost? Each wedding is different, and I create a custom collection for each wedding, with a range of pricing, depending upon amount of time needed, and any additional products or services desired by each couple.
Do you photograph Elopements? YES!! I love intimate weddings, and would love to discuss!
Do you photograph Destination Weddings? Absolutely! In fact, I have a few select locations where I wish to photograph a wedding, and have special rates for this.
What if you haven’t photographed at my venue? I have either photographed or been a second photographer at most venues in Rhode Island and Boston, and a few others in surrounding areas. If I haven’t photographed at your venue, I’m sure I can show you examples from a similar venue, or, if you desire, I could do a walk through with you at your venue.
How far in advance should I book you? Ideally, as soon as you book your venue, you will want to secure your photographer. I book out two years in advance at times, so my calendar can fill up quickly. You will want to book as soon as you have your date secured.
What do you mean when you talk about supporting local small businesses? I truly believe in supporting fellow local small business owners and entrepreneurs. As part of my business model, I try to incorporate their goods and services into the goods and services I offer my clients. For example, a local designer and manufacturer creates all my presentation sleeves for my prints and albums. Also, my metal wall art and fine art prints are printed locally, by a family owned lab. So when you hire me, you are not only supporting my small business, but others as well.
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