Q: Do you shoot digital or film? Why? A: We shoot digital exclusively. The advantages to shooting digital are clear. Unlimited images can be captured and presented to the client without additional expense involved. Photographers who shoot film MUST always consider the number of rolls that they’ve brought which results in many lost moments. Not so with digital. The quality of the images are terrific with digital as well.
Q: How Many Images Do You Shoot For A typical Wedding? A: Every event is different and thus the number of images will vary. In general, anywhere between 150-300 images per hour will be photographed depending on the photographer and the dynamics of the event, etc.
Q: Why Don’t You Require Set Packages Like Other Studios? A: We cater to couples that like the flexibility of not having to commit to print and album packages in advance unless that is important to them. Today, many young couples like the idea of owning their images and printing them and doing their albums themselves, saving considerable expense and resulting in much faster turnaround time. With that being said, we are also happy to provide you with professional prints and albums at additional expense. We offer the highest quality album options in the industry.
Q: How would you describe your Photography Style? A: We approach a couple’s wedding with a combined style of creative portraiture and photojournalism (candids). Some of us also bring elements of fashion to the photoshoot as well. We believe that this approach offers the best of both worlds and captures a broader view of the couple and their guests than one style. Our clients clearly agree.
Q: What is the required deposit? A: We require a 25% deposit to secure our photography services for your wedding date.
Q: When do we receive the images? A: Depending on time of year and the photographer, the images on flash Drive will be in your hands as soon as possible.
Q: Do you do table shots? A: We’ve found that couples and guests find table shots to be very intrusive, especially when people are eating. We use an alternate approach. We will visit the tables and photograph couples or small groups together prior to and after the serving of any food, if time permits. Guests much prefer this. Of course, if there are select tables that couples insist on having photographed, we are happy to comply.
Q: Is there an extra charge for shooting Multiple locations between the ceremony and receptions? A: Generally, no. Travel charges do apply to weddings that occur outside of our immediate service areas. This should be expected.
Q: What are your recommendations for time frame for wedding photography? A: Typically, we’ll shoot from an hour prior to the wedding ceremony up through the formal dances. However, we are more than happy to shoot whatever duration you would like.
Q: How many photographers do you have shooting a wedding? A: Generally one, but we are happy to provide a second photographer as needed.
Q: We’re new at this how do we schedule things so that our day goes smoothly? A: When meeting with thom, he will consult with you on how to plan your day so as to make your day flow smoothly. Although we are not wedding coordinators, our goal is to see our couples enjoy their day and to help remove any scheduling obstacles that may create unnecessary stress. This is an added benefit to our experience.
Q: Why don’t you charge extra for Flash Drives and online galleries? A: When Thom started photographing wedding years ago, he realized that with the changes in technology available to consumers, that expectations would change as well. We are a service oriented business, and we know that couples appreciate that we are committed to providing great images at a great value. We know that weddings are expensive and we can appreciate this fact. There is a lot of expense in paying for proofs and albums. Couples don’t want to pay for boxes full of pictures that they’ll never look at. We like working with couples who appreciate quality and value, but who are also resourceful. Couples love us because we approach their day with their needs in mind. We’re also able to turn around and get couples their images very quickly. You’ve heard stories about photographers taking 1-2 years to get the photos/albums to their couples. To us, that’s unacceptable.
Q: Why should we hire you? A: Look at our images, our customer feedback, the enormous number of positive reviews about us online, our pricing and the fact that you own your images. The question is, why shouldn’t you? 🙂
Q: When can we meet? A: We are able to meet with you at your convience. Weekends are usually booked with events, but are occasionally available for meetings.
Q: What happens if you become ill? A: I have some relationships built up with photographers who can shoot the wedding for you. If your not satisfied with my choices I’ll refund your deposit in full.
Q: Do you have backup equipment? A: Absolutely. Every photographer should bring backup of everything in the event of technical problems.
Q: We live out of town, but would like to hire you without meeting. Is this possible? A: Naturally, it’s preferable for us to meet you directly, however, that is not always possible. Oftentimes, we will be hired without a meeting and would happy to work with you if we’re available for your date.
Q: I see you’re located in Lake Geneva. We love your work. Are you willing to shoot a wedding out of state? A: Thanks for the complement. Sure. When shooting out of state, we do require that all expenses including travel, lodging, food and auto rental be covered.