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Q: How would you describe your style and philosophy?
A: Our style could be explained as fine art documentary – or maybe -enhanced wedding photojournalism. We look for the little moments that weave the fabric of your wedding day and seek to capture the best of you and your guests.
We focus less on traditional posed wedding photography, but we are sure to capture the important group pictures you request (quickly and carefully so you can get on to the party!).
Our unobtrusive technique allows you to drift comfortably through your wedding day, sometimes without even being aware of our presence, with the assurance that we are creating natural, beautiful, storytelling images as your day unfolds.
Q: How many photographs do you typically take at a wedding?
A: We use digital cameras for all our work — from weddings to concerts to commercial photo shoots. We typically shoot about 2000 or more pictures during an event. This is because we shoot multiple images of each particular scene to ensure the very best quality. When we return to the studio, we edit this take down to around 500 unique images. If your wedding celebration goes longer than 8 hours, we usually shoot an additional 50 to 100 images per hour after that, which usually adds about 20 pictures per hour to the delivered number.
Q: Are there time or photograph limits to your services?
A: We generally include a set number of hours of the photographers time with the creative fee for your event. However, we devote the entire day to you and your wedding, so if additional hours are needed as the celebration continues, or if you need us to arrive early, we are available to do this. We have a per-hour charge for extra time you require, which includes our time and the additional photographs we take.
Q: What if your camera breaks?
A: This has never happened to us at an event! We keep our equipment in good repair and upgrade it often. In addition, for every piece of equipment we bring to your wedding, we have at least one back-up, often two.
Q: Do you bring an assistant?
A: Yes is the short answer, but if the event is on the small side we might not have one. We determine if an assistant is needed on a case-by-case basis. If you feel, for any reason, that there should be an assistant helping us at your wedding, we will be happy to bring one.
Q: Are the images placed online?
A: Each image is edited and enhanced to look its best and posted online for you and anyone else you choose to provide the link to can see them. If you wish them to be password protected, please let us know. We are also proud to say that we STILL offer a complete set of 4×6 original prints of your wedding images at an additional charge. These images are beautifully toned for true color, and they are not marked on the front. All the copyright and image identifications are on the back, which allows these images to be framed or placed in an album.
Q: Can I purchase the reproduction rights to my images?
A: Yes, with most of our packages we include the high resolution downloads. With others, when you purchase your wedding album you will also receive the ability to download the high resolution digital files without a watermark. If you do not wish to purchase an album from us, we will be happy to provide the downloads to you for an additional fee.
Q: Do I have to order online or can you help me?
A: Of course! While we guarantee the quality of any prints purchased online, we are also happy to help with any order. We are even happy to place it ourselves if you need us too.
Q: Is it true that digital prints don’t last as long as prints from film?
A: This is true for pictures printed from a computer, especially with an ink-jet printer. However, we use a professional photo lab that prints our digital files the same way they would a negative — by exposing photographic paper. We are proud to offer a lifetime guarantee on all our prints.
Q: What if you are unable to photograph our wedding?
A: We have been shooting weddings for more than 28 years and haven’t missed one yet! Our company is comprised of three siblings, one of which is always the lead photographer at an event, and we would call upon one another if an alternate photographer were required. In an extreme emergency when none of us could make it, we have a select group of extremely capable and experienced, super assistants, who could step in for us. (But again, this has never happened.)