Here are some questions that I frequently get asked...by brides, by grooms, by mothers and fathers, by fellow photographers. Doesn't matter who asks...the answers are the same.
1. What medium do you shoot?
Although I know how to shoot film, I choose digital.
2. Do you ever double-book weddings?
I do not book more than one wedding a weekend, let alone more than one in a single day. Weddings are exhausting. I limit myself as much for me as I do for you. You don’t want an exhausted photographer, do you?
3. Do you shoot in color or black & white?
I shoot digital. So this means that I capture the images in color…but later, I treat each picture and process it according to what I think looks best. Sometimes, you will get one image in both color and black & white. Other times, you’ll only get only a B&W version of the image.
If you want to order a B&W print of a color image, I can easily make the conversion. But I cannot convert from B&W to color. Sorry!
I also do other processing techniques other than normal color and B&W...such as a vintage feel... One thing I won't do anymore is selective coloring (this is when you see a b&w image with only the bouquet or something in color...) Yes, I know how. But no, I will not do it. :)
4. What is the difference between low-resolution and high-resolution images?
Low-res image files are watermarked photos saved on a disc so that you can e-mail easily or post online to Facebook, Myspace and wherever else as long as it complies with the limited copyright lease that comes with them. But don't bother printing them as they will look incredibly pixelated. (and it's illegal... :) )
High-res image files are print quality. If you purchase these on a disc, you can make as many prints as you want, in whatever size.
5. How long does it take to see my pictures?
Honestly, this depends on workload at the time. I try my hardest to get a blog post up of 20 images from portrait sessions and 30-40 images from weddings within a week, but sometimes it takes two weeks. And then the full gallery for a wedding will take 4-6 weeks depending on time of the year; a full gallery for an engagement/extreme bridal/boudoir session takes 2-4 weeks.
6. How many images can I expect from my wedding day or session?
For weddings, this will vary according to the number of hours you book me. But this number typically ranges between 400-700.
For lifestyle sessions, you will usually have 75 or so fully edited images from which to choose.
7. How will my friends and family order prints?
Fear not, I’ve made this process oh-so-easy! When you receive a link to your gallery, you can pass that on to anyone and everyone. They can order photos from within the gallery. Once I receive the order, it takes about two weeks to get the prints to you. And for prints, you CAN order by credit card.
8. What equipment do you use?
I’m a Canon girl. All the way. You can bet that I will have backup equipment at every wedding. Your day is worth too much to risk something going wrong.
My equipment consists of:
5D Mark II (Her name is Nadine)
5D (His name is Stuart.)
Canon f/2.8 70-200mm IS
Canon f/2.0 135mm
Canon f/1.2 50mm
Canon f/2.8 16-35mm
Canon f/2.8 100mm macro
Tamron f/2.8 28-75mm
If there is anything else you want to know, just ask! :) If you ask by leaving a comment or sending me an e-mail, I will update the list of questions to include yours. :)
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