If we are booking a wedding, what is needed to secure the date?
A retainer of 30% is needed to secure the date. Payment options are available after that.
Do you offer refunds?
For weddings, the retainer is non-refundable. This is due to the fact that once the date is secured all other commissions are turned down.
What is the best way to book the date?
The best form is face to face but if it is impossible then we can face time or talk via email. Once the retainer is received then the date is booked solid.
How many images do we receive?
For portrait session around 50-80 images. With a full day wedding, between 800-1000 edited images.
How about printing on my own?
Yes of course, with every collection or session you receive a digital copy of the images in either high-resolution or medium resolution. Along with it comes a copyright release form allowing you to make your own prints at your convenience. I strongly recommend professionally printing large photos to get the best results!
Do you have a second shooter/photographer?
At the moment I am the Sole shooter for every event unless noted otherwise in our contract. You can always add an additional shooter if you feel it is necessary.
What about guests at the wedding taking photos?
They are absolutely fine because who wouldn’t want a photo of the gorgeous couple? Only please ask them to refrain from getting in the way of important moments and keep the cell phones and iPads out of the aisle, it ruins many images. Also please no other professional photographers at the event unless discussed and agreed upon earlier.
When will I receive my images?
For portraits and events between 1-2 weeks. A full day wedding between 7-9 weeks. Both depend on the time of year and how busy the studio is during that time of year. Please inquire anytime to know the progress of your personal work.
Do you eat at wedding?
Yes and I would prefer to be seated in the hall with the guests, this allows me to quickly get to the moment without missing anything. Feed your photographer, it might sound silly but some people believe we don’t have to eat after 8-9 hours.
Is a contract Provided?
Yes and it goes over the details that we discuss as well as termination and expectations from both me and you. You do receive a copy to sign and return as well as keep for yourself.
Do you have Insurance?
Yes and it is with some of the best in the industry, PPA is designed around and for photographers. It has me and you covered.
What kind of gear do you use?
I use primarily Nikon professional gear and fuji professional during events, weddings and portraits.
Do you have backups in case anything happens?
Yes of course, not only do we back up the images on two card slots in each camera but we also carry a spare camera in case the first breaks. All of our gear is professional grade and we carry a large variety of lenses and backups to make sure we don’t miss a beat. In the office we back up the images to an offline drive as well as an online drive and the final product is backed up in four locations. One copy you get, a copy online (proofing and sharing), one offline copy, and one in the cloud.
Are you apart of any organization?
Yes, Currently I am a member or NPS (Nikon Professional Services) and PPA (Professional Photographers of America)
What is your dream location to shoot?
One place (as of now) Iceland, Feel free to get married there and I will make arrangements to make sure it works out 🙂
What is something unique that you offer?
Based on the event but I love same day edits for my couples. Along with that I love piloting my drone in order to get the most unique shot I can. I use a variety of objects to create something special for every couple. No two weddings are alike in any way.
Whats with the MINI cooper?
Whats not to love about such an awesome ride. Over the years its become a little bit apart of my image. I love MINIs, so keep an eye out for me on the road 😉
Any words of advice for couples searching for a photographer?
Always do as much research as you can about the photographer you pick. See complete set of weddings from them to understand what kind of work you might be receiving. Never settle for just what they post. Also make sure you connect with them, If you cant do it over the phone or in person don’t expect to do it during your big day.