wedding photographer

Wedding Photography FAQ

  1. How far in advance do we need to book with you?

    Usually about a year in advance, but you can check with me if the weekend of your wedding is still available.

  2. If our wedding lasts longer than expected, will you stay? What is an additional charge?

    Absolutely! I do not over book myself, especially for weddings. Please consider selecting a wedding package that will fit your budget and make sure you are getting all pictures you desire. Pricing policy and additional features are well described.

  3. What type of equipment do you use?

    I use Nikons for all of my photography. My main camera is a full frame Nikon D3S, main glass - Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 AF, secondary - Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D

  4. Do you have backup equipment?

  5. Why are your rates for "one day of work" so high?

    It's a huge mistake to assume that a wedding photographer makes money during the shoot. When you add up all the time spent on a particular project – communicating with a client, pre-production, photoshoot day, post-production an average wedding photographer makes around $18-25/hour. When one adds up expensive equipment and maintenance, advertising, a website, a constant need to upgrade equipment and professional skills, seasonal factor of the profession - one will realize that it takes a couple of years just to break even.

  6. Why are your rates so low for a "professional photographer" you are claiming to be?

    Being in business for a while now, I've learned how to optimize my spending and the way I do business to leverage my rates. One of them is that I left photographing on film and using digital workflow from A to Z. I still use film for my art photography, but not for projects with a deadline. Also if you are satisfied with my work, there is always a room for a tip, hint hint.

  7. What if god forbids something happens to you and you will not be able to shoot the wedding?

    Even though it has never happened to me before, life is unpredictable, things happen. I have a standby photographer who will substitute me if needed. In force major situation I will provide you with a choice of available photographers to shoot your wedding.

  8. How Long Have You Been in Business?

    I have been taking pictures from the age 12, but when i started using my photographs for business projects and print ads i had to start taking it seriously, it's been 11 years now in business and 7 years in wedding photography.

  9. Do you use a second photographer?

    Sometimes. Second photographer is essential when the wedding is big. There is a good number of extremely professional photographers I collaborate with, not necessarily they are available for the same day you are having your wedding, so please call me in advance to discuss a possibility of adding a second photographer.

  10. How far are you willing to travel for a wedding job?

    I'm comfortable with traveling for shooting weddings all around New England, I do also prefer working around Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod. Please consider adding a travel expense when hiring me outside of my "comfort zone".

  11. Do you drink alcohol while working on a wedding?

    I can allow myself a glass of good wine once in a while but I never drink while I'm working. To say more I've had some funny moments when a couple insisted on me putting my camera away and getting a plate from a kitchen. The idea of losing a great shot makes me upset.

  12. Do we need to sign a contract with you?

    Yes. After you make you decision to book me, I will email you a PDF contract for reviewing, printing, filling out additional information, signing and mailing it along with a non-refundable 50% deposit. This should take about a week. Until both received I can not guarantee you my commitment and availability.

  13. We started planning our wedding early but now we need to move the date, is that ok?

    I'll do my best to reschedule, but I can not guarantee that. All changes in schedule in less than 3 months before the event are subject to +25% of the wedding package cost.

  14. On most pictures taken of me I have a double chin, can you photoshop out all pictures to eliminate that?

    I use my skills to make a composition, lighting and camera angles so you look great on those photos. I'm a pro when it comes to retouching, but you have to realize it takes 0.5-2 hours per photograph to eliminate imperfections. I perform light retouching to preserve natural pleasing look, but I can't guarantee you will look like a model on every single picture. If you are very concerned about some imperfections or looks you would like to avoid, please email me some of your photos of your self you like and the ones you don't before your wedding day.

  15. We are looking for a wedding photographer who can take candid pictures, can you do that?

    Absolutely, I use telephoto lenses to take shots from the distance capturing natural emotions of people photographed. My approach is to be as invisible as it's possible, unless it's posed formals.

Wedding Tips

  1. We are having a small wedding and not going to use a coordinator, is that OK with you?

    -It's all up to you, the only requirement from me would be keeping me in the circuit. Please provide me with a timetable, names and contacts.

  2. Posed Formals Time and Location?

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