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For weddings, a $400 retainer is required with signed contract in order to get your wedding day on the calendar. Four weeks prior to your wedding, the remainder of the balance is due.
Yes, so long as they are not prohibiting the myself or a second shooter from doing our job as your photographers.
How many hours do I need a photographer for at my wedding?
The first question to ask yourself when considering how many hours you will need a photographer the day of your wedding is wha is most important for you to have caputred that day. Do you want everything, from hair and make up to your guests getting their groove on on the dance floor after your first dances? Or you do you just want getting into your dress, the ceremony, and photos up to the first dance? Once you have an idea of what you want captured that day, you can begin to determine how many hours your photographer will be there. Some couples choose to have coverage for only six hours (I was one of them myself!) and some choose ten or twelve hours of coverage. Either way, I always tell my couples we will make it work!
Pro Tip: Many of my clients will reserve their date and then once we create their wedding day timeline, they will then determine how many hours I should be there there day depending on when everything gets started and ends.
Most packages include one photographer, but second shooters are available depending on date and availability.
We highly recommend ordering prints through our professional vendors, but it is not required. The difference in quality is HUGE when it comes to ordering through a local printer and a professional lab, so we encourage clients to let us help with prints!
No, but you will receive a personal print release for the photos.
During a typical session, I may take a few hundred photos, with many of these being almost exact duplicates. I move around and have you change position, adjust how you look and how other elements in the photo look as I am shooting. I may adjust settings on my camera and lens to change the lighting or look of the photo. Due to this, you will not receive all of your photos. I will present to you only your very best photos from the session.
After the session, photos are downloaded to my computer where professional image editing software is required to view and edit the files. Here, I carefully review every photo. As I start my editing process, I first eliminate any photos that do not fit my standards (i.e. blinking, hair blowing, odd expression, out of focus or too dark/light).
You can be assured that the images presented to you ARE the best from the session. I will not hide or keep amazing photos from you. I always provide an estimate or minimum number of images you will receive for each type of session.
Absolutely. I am not a fan of formal posing so I usually help my clients to just act natural and I will help along the way to create the most flattering images possible.
I am very detail-oriented and experienced in portrait retouching, and I use only the best software to complete this task. Many people struggle with acne. Some people have scars or birthmarks they feel are distracting. Most of us at times have puffy under-eyes or even dark circles.
Every photo you receive has been carefully edited. Color correction, sharpening, and minor editing on skin surfaces is done to enhance each photo.
As standard, I remove temporary blemishes such as cuts, bruises, or acne as part of my processing workflow. I will not make your skin look like plastic, but I’ll provide general overall skin smoothing to help minimize the look of pores, wrinkles, and dark circles without actually removing these features. Generally, I smooth skin a little less on male clients than I do on female clients. We shoot with a Photojournalistic approach and will therefore not alter your shape.
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