frequently asked questions
transparency is key
To save you some time I've compiled a list of FAQ that will help give you a little more insight into my process, your photos, and what to expect
Q:Can we set up a time to speak?
A: You can start by contacting me HERE. We'll set up a time to talk on the phone or meet in person. If you want to proceed then I will send a contract to sign electronically and a 30% deposit will be required to reserve your wedding date.
Q:Can I view a full gallery?
A: Yes! Click here to a view a complete galley.
Q:Do you recommend a first look on your wedding day?
A: To each their own and it all depends on what is important to you. For example; If you want to get all of the group photos out of the way and enjoy your cocktail hour- then yes. We can talk more about this during our initial consultation.
Q:Do you offer a NDA agreement?
Q:Do you offer a second shooter?
A: It is included in my third wedding collection. Although, you can always add a second shooter via A la carte menu to any of my other collections.
Q:Do you help out with planning our wedding?
A: You would be surprised how many time I get this question- and the answer is sort-of. If you are planning your wedding by yourself to cut costs I will be more then happy to help in some ways since I have been doing this for a while (and let’s face it, its SO overwhelming). With that being said, I am not a wedding planner nor will be able to give the service as one.
Q:What if we are super awkward in front of the camera?
A:Have a drink before. Ha- in all seriousness, people feel very comfortable around me (it is like a super power). Also, I will direct and pose when needed.
Q:What happens if the weather is bad?
A: We gather up some cute umbrellas and troop it out. For engagements and family sessions- we will reschedule.
Q: How are you handling Covid Reschedules and Cancels?
A: If your wedding is forced to be cancelled by government or local restrictions and/or If you are simply choosing to reschedule due to the pandemic I will work with you to find a date that works for both of us. If you choose to cancel altogether I am happy to void our contract and relieve you of any future payments, but the non-refundable retainer can not be returned.
q: what is included in your pricing?
a: all collections include an engagement session, high-resolution digital images (no watermarks), and online gallery. i also offer a la carte options including second photographer, albums, photo sessions, and more.
q: do you visit the venue?
a: the most important factor to a good photographer is to always be prepared. so if i have yet to shoot at your wedding venue i will visit the venue prior to your wedding day to understand the grounds and to be prepared for any tough lighting conditions.
q: how far can you travel for weddings?
a: i am based in fairfield county, ct but service all of connecticut, westchester and the surrounding tri-state area. travel fees may apply. i also shoot destination weddings. contact me for custom pricing.
q: what is required to lock in my wedding day?
a: a non-refundable 30% retainer is required to lock in your wedding date.
Q: What equipment do you use?
A: Nikon! During your wedding i always come prepared with multiple camera bodies / lens / memory cards / etc. During specific times throughout the day i am geared up with two cameras on me.
Q: Do we get the copyright of the images?
a: This is common question, and is sometimes misunderstood by both photographers and clients. Copyright simply means that I am the creator of the images and I therefore "own" the copyright. Selling or obtaining the copyright is not possible, but you have the ability to print and share your images where-ever you want, and much as you want!
Q: Do you have insurance?
a:Yes. No worries here. I'm covered!
Q: When should we book you for our wedding?
a: ASAP. Brides/grooms are booking sooner and sooner each year. Most of the time 12-15 months in advance. Since I can not 'hold' your date, I highly recommend you book with someone as soon as you can.
Q: Do your collections include a second photographer?
A: No, only my 3rd collection includes a second photographer. With my experience, I’ve found that especially with multiple locations and a guest list exceeding 150 to add a second photographer to guarantee that no moment will be missed. I offer a second shooter on my A La Carte menu.
Q:Will I get the hi-resolution images after the wedding?
A: Yes, all my wedding photography collections include all hi-resolution images with no watermarks and rights to print.
Q: How many images do you provide?
A: 50-100 per hour. This will also depend on the events taking place during your wedding; such as bridal & groom prep, special exit, formal shot list, etc.
Q: Do you give out the raw images?
A: I do not deliver or allow my clients to view all of the RAW, unedited images. I go through the selecting process and will edit the best images from your day.
Q:Do you edit/retouch our images?
A: All final images delivered go through 8-10 hours of selecting and editing. Skin and teeth retouching is also included for portrait photos of the couple. Additional retouching and edits may be requested at an additional charge.
Q:How long after the wedding will my photographs be ready?
A: 6-9 weeks after your wedding date. Rush orders may be requested at an additional charge.
Q: How would you describe your wedding photography style?
A: I would describe my style as simple & timeless. My editing style is modern classic. The majority of the photos that will be delivered are candid & real moments.
Q: What about black and white photos?
A: In your finished gallery I include a B&W section- I edit a selection of photos in B&W so you have both color and B&W.
Q: Do you offer wedding albums?
A: You have the option to purchase them a la carte. I offer premium, heirloom albums.
Q:Do you have liability insurance?
A: Absolutely! I can always forward a copy of my insurance along to your venue.