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I will be your wedding photographer. I've photographed over 500 weddings and I've never sent anyone in my place. I take my commitment to you very seriously.
Yes, I'm currently using two Canon 5D mark IV and two Canon 5D Mark III cameras and also have a 5D Mark II as a fifth backup, an array of Alien Bee strobes and custom made studio lighting. Plus I utilize 2nd photographers that bring along their own cameras and their own backups so there are more cameras on hand.
Yes! I can do still or video though when hired for both I primarily shoot still photos and direct a team of videographers to film the wedding in a way that will be efficient and so that we won't get into each other's way. We want to capture all of the beautiful movement.
I photograph weddings solo all the time and still deliver more photos than most two photographer teams. However, I hire full-time professional photographers who do great work and you can expect to get an extra 500-1,000 images in your final deliverable if you add the 2nd shooter. I ask the 2nd photographer to be creative and capture their own perspective. When shooting in tandem with another photographer we can be more efficient, deliver more variety and can be in two places at once.
Your photo gallery will have a heart shaped icon over each image. You can click this icon to select a recommended 80-120 images to be included in your album design. Once I show you a design proof, you get the opportunity to request revisions. Once approved, the design will be sent to the manufacturer and they are usually shipped out within 5-7 business days.
I accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, check, or PayPal. We can set up payment plans and have your card charged for partial payments periodically in case that would be most convenient.
No, but it doesn't hurt to think through all of the photos you might want throughout the course of the wedding day. I try to document everything and I encourage you, your family and guests not to hesitate in asking me if there is a photo that they would like to have taken. I'm at your service!
I've photographed weddings in Hawaii, Florida, Colorado, New York, Ohio and even India. I especially look forward to these wedding getaways. My package rates remain the same but I do ask for reimbursement for my travel expenses which would likely require a room for 2 nights (per photographer) and possibly airfare depending on the distance. We could work out the logistics of the travel and lodging any number of ways but I try to make it as affordable as possible to get me to your wedding.
Yes, I use Adobe Lightroom to personally optimize each image before it is uploaded to the gallery site. By optimize, I mean that I ensure that the color is correct, levels are consistent, the crop is optimal, and I sometimes take the liberty of removing distractions such as light switches, bruises, or zits. I make a pass at optimizing every image in your deliverable however additional re-touching and more surgical editing requests will be available at an additional per image rate.
I have couples who schedule their engagement session nearly a year in advance to use for their "save the date" announcement and other couples who get together with me only 4-6 weeks before the ceremony so they will have some extra shots to decorate with at the reception. I'll need a few weeks to get the editing finished. I find that bridal portraits usually get booked either 1-2 months before the wedding since the fittings and final adjustments are closer to the date. We always get lots of bridal portraits on the wedding day but some brides have special places in mind that just won't be possible on the wedding day i.e., with horses at sunset.
I don't charge for mileage for any wedding within driving range and that includes anything in the state of TN. I've been happy to drive to weddings in Atlanta, Charlotte, Birmingham, Oxford, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.
Not one bit. I fully expect half of your wedding guests to be carrying cameras on them and there is always that aspiring photographer who wants to discuss cameras with me. I'm very laid back and not easily aggravated. I am also not timid about politely asking if I may proceed when a guest is holding things up while a group is eager to have their formals finished.
It is becoming more and more common that my clients are asking that their wedding ceremonies be unplugged so guests can be present and to avoid the risk of guests leaning into the aisle with their phones out but I leave that decision up to my clients.
I don't mind you sharing your Pinterest board with me and I'm happy to look it over to get a better idea of your favorite types of photos but it will not serve as a shot list for me. I can't be responsible for remembering all of the images in a Pinterest Board. I photograph weddings because I like to be creative, to capture real moments and to come up with original ideas. I'd like to think that if you hired me its because you liked my style as presented in my portfolio. Sharing your Pinterest board is a great way for you to show me your favorite style but asking me to remember 100-200 shots that may or may not be possible depending on the light or weather could be a burden that could distract me from capturing something gorgeous and original.
I have made the transition to digital, but I am able to shoot some film for an additional charge if requested. I photographed weddings with film for 7 years before making the switch to digital. I love film but my decision to move to digital wasn't all about lowering expenses. I was frustrated by the poor quality of scans, inconsistent developing practices at some labs, and generally there is a lower level of risk with digital. I've never accidentally exposed film since going digital and I never have to let the digital files leave my custody, I'm able to immediately make multiple backups, and there is less artistic risk as well since since you are able to instantly critique your own work and adjust as you see fit to improve an image. With film you may just find out two weeks later that the subjects were blinking in the photo you were so excited about. All of the images on this website were taken with digital cameras.