Q: Do you shoot film or digital?
Currently I am primarily a digital shooter but I do shoot some film at every wedding and engagement session.
Q: What type of camera bodies and lenses do you work with?
A: I shoot with professional Nikon digital camera bodies and a full range of lens. For film I use Nikon 35mm cameras, Mamiya medium format camera, a Polaroid SX-70, Fuji Instax and sometimes my Holga toy camera.
Q: How many images should I expect from my wedding?
A: That is a difficult question to answer because every event is so different. I shoot an average of 100-200 shots an hour. However, I give you only the best shots — the ones that really tell the story of your day. An eight hour wedding usually yields anywhere from 500- 800 proofs.
Q: Do you process/edit every image you deliver or just the ones on the blog?
A: I process every image myself. I make sure that each image is correct in terms of color and exposure and are ready to print by a professional lab. I insure that my images are clean, crisp, true to color, and not over processed with trendy filters that will look dated. I keep to an editing style that will stand the test of time.
Q: Do you provide only color photos or black and white as well?
A: Black and white images are some of my favorites! In editing your pictures beyond exposure, balance and other basics, I use my artistic discretion to make other fine edits that suit the mood of each photo and best capture the moment. Sometimes that’s color and at other times it may be black and white.
Q: What other products do you offer?
A: I encourage all my couples to preserve their memories in some tangible way and I offer heirloom quality albums, presentation boxes, and fine art prints.
Q: Should we do an engagement session?
A: I HIGHLY encourage all my clients to do an engagement session. Engagement sessions allow us to get to know each other better before your big day and helps you feel more comfortable and natural in front of the camera. Ultimately, an engagement session results in better wedding photographs. Engagement photos also come in handy for announcements, save-the-dates, and can be beautifully displayed at your wedding, shower or engagement party.
Q. What should I wear for my engagement session?
A. First and foremost, wear something you feel comfortable in. I suggest solid colors that compliment your skin tone and are season appropriate, if the season is reflected in your photos. It is not necessary that everyone in the photo wear the same color, but the colors should be complimentary to one another.
Q: Do we own the images from our wedding or engagement session?
A: You have full printing rights on all images from your wedding or session. This means you have unrestricted personal use of your photos. However, you are restricted from the use or sale of the photos for commercial use without my permission. I retain copyright over all images.
Q: Do you travel and what are your travel fees?
A: I love to travel for clients’ events! There is no fee within a 40 mile radius of Philadelphia zip code 19130, and a small fee for events beyond 40 miles. For destination weddings – which I would absolutely love to do – we can discuss travel fees and packages privately.
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: I carry full insurance for my business and equipment.
Q: What happens in the event you are sick or injured and unable to shoot our wedding/event?
A: It would be only an EXTREME circumstance that would prevent me from shooting an event. I have never missed a wedding thus far. If an emergency situation like this should arise, one of my several back-up photographers would be able to step in and cover your event. My back-ups are well-established professional wedding photographers in the Philadelphia area, with similar aesthetic and styles to my own.