Q – Are you the photographer I am hiring, or do you have “associate” photographers that you send to weddings and portrait sessions?
A – I am the photographer you are hiring and I will be there on your wedding day or at your portrait session.
Q – Do you always shoot weddings with an assistant photographer/second shooter?
A – Yes. My assistant/second shooter helps me capture a second perspective throughout your wedding day and keeps me organized. In addition, if anything were to happen to me during the wedding, my second shooter is an experienced wedding photographer, with professional grade equipment and a similar atheistic to mine. This has never been needed, but it gives everyone peace of mind to know I have a backup plan since your wedding day is such an important event!
Q – I like a mixture of color and black & white images. Can I have both in my wedding gallery?
A – Absolutely. I like a mix as well, but I can easily customize the amount of each based on my clients’ preferences.
Q – Do we get copies of the high resolution image files to keep?
A – Yes. I provide all of my wedding and engagement clients with the high resolution files from the final, edited gallery of their images, as well as the printing rights to those files. I know that my clients are most interested unmaking prints, enlargements, thank you cards and albums/books with their files, and want them for their family archives.
Q – We want to make sure to get posed photos with our family members, but we also want more relaxed and creative portraits. Can you do both that day?
A – Of course! Most people want some “formal” photos with family members and wedding party, but I will make sure we build plenty of other photo opportunities into your day so that you have a large variety of images to chose from in your gallery.
Q – My fiancé and I have large families and one side is divorced and remarried. How do you make sure to get all the family groupings we would liked hat day.
A – I have created a form for this very purpose – a Shot List Guide – that I send to all of my wedding client prior to the wedding day. It is a list comprised of the most frequently requested groupings of family and wedding party from my years experiencing weddings. And of course, you can add-in any groupings I haven’t listed, and leave blank any that do not apply to you and your family or don’t interest you. I organize the list to streamline the process and minimize the amount of time spent having to pose for formal portraits so that you can return to celebrating with your guests!
Q – Do you put together formal albums for your wedding clients?
A – This is a service that I have recently stopped offering. So many of my clients are digitally savvy and many great album companies now allow non-professionals to create albums. Since I provide my clients with the high resolution files from their edited wedding and engagement session, they have all they need to create their own albums, prints, enlargements, cards, canvases, etc. However, if you are uncomfortable putting together and album yourself, I do have colleagues that I can send you to who will contract your album creation for you.
Q – Where will we be taking our photos?
A – I will meet my portrait clients at the location of their choice within Rhode Island. A travel fee applies for distances outside of the state and Block Island. Senior Portrait pricing includes my travel to locations in South Kingstown, Narragansett, North Kingstown and Charlestown, Rhode Island. Further travel for senior portrait sessions includes a $45 travel fee.
Q – Can you give us some advice for family portrait outfits?
A – I prefer a look that is coordinated, but not matching. I also have a blog post titled “What to Wear” that many of my clients have found helpful. I strongly discourage all or a lot of pure white or matching outfits. Instead, try to mix colors, shades, textures and patterns within a group of colors. One trick is to select a patterned article of clothing, like a plaid shirt, and then use the colors in that shirt as the basis for the other colors that additional family members will wear.
Q – My high school senior would like to wear multiple outfits during her session, and would also like to take photos at more than one location. Is this possible?
A – Yes & Yes. My 1.5 hour session allows up to three outfits and two locations (depending on the locations’ proximity). I actually have a pop-up changing tent I can bring on-location so that your high school senior can change with complete privacy at any location.