What is your photography style?
I don't like to be boxed into a specific "style" of photography but I would definitely say my style is not traditional. The three words I would use to describe my photography style is fun, modern, and journalistic. I am very unobtrusive and like to observe and capture moments as they happen. I love capturing raw emotions, smiles, laughs, tears, goofy silly-ness, dancing, drinking, having a good time.
What camera equipment do you use?
I shoot with top of the line Nikon professional camera bodies and lenses.
Do you travel and shoot outside of Connecticut?
Absolutely! I love traveling and shooting at different locations.
Do you work with a 2nd photographer?
Yes, I offer a 2nd photographer with my wedding packages.
Do you shoot RAW or JPEG?
I prefer shooting in RAW. I'm obsessed with quality and I believe in only delivering the highest quality products to my clients. RAW files are "loss-less" and hold more data than JPEGs resulting in a higher quality digital file. Photographs are memories of special fleeting moments in life. I don't take my chances with shooting JPEGs.
How many pictures will I get?
The number of photographs you will receive depends on many things... the hours of coverage, the number of photographers (one vs two), the variety of locations and how much time we have for your bride and groom portraits, the amount of family photos and wedding party photos, the weather, the types of details you have and how fabulous they are, the number of guests you have and how much fun and partying they'll be doing. Typically you can expect to receive anywhere from 400 to 1000 images.
Do you give the copyright to the photos?
There is a difference between "copyright" and "usage rights." As the creator of the photographs, I forever own and hold the copyright to the photographs. As the copyright owner, I provide specific "usage rights" to my clients for either personal or commercial use of the photographs.
Do you do black & white photos?
I love black & white photos! so YES! Often when I'm shooting, I see the image in my head as how it would look in black & white. I started in photography with shooting black & white film and developing black & white prints. So my creative brain still tends to lean towards black & white photos. Now in the digital world, I shoot in color and convert certain photos to black & white.
What are your albums like?
I offer two types of albums... traditional flush mount albums where the images are printed onto photographic paper and flush mounted onto thick rigid pages, and modern coffee table style albums where the images are printed directly onto the pages.
Do you have insurance?
My venue needs a certificate of insurance... can you provide that?
Yes, please let me know at least two months before your wedding because it takes time for my insurance company to process and provide the document.
I want to do a "first look" and photos before the ceremony but my fiance is unsure about it and prefers to keep it traditional and see me for the first time walking down the aisle. What are your thoughts on this?
I love first looks! It's a private moment alone together for you and your fiance. I love seeing the groom's nervous but excited face and fidgety hands as he's waiting to see you. I love the huge smiles (sometimes tears) and the overwhelming looks and sense of love between the couple when they see each other. Every one of my clients who have done a first look have loved it and were so happy they did it. They loved having the private moment alone together, and that doing photos before the ceremony made their wedding day less hectic and more enjoyable ...and they got to enjoy all the yummy food, drinks, and mingling at cocktail hour! Clients have told me that seeing each for the first time alone was a lot more meaningful and sentimental than in front of everyone during the ceremony. I have had clients who didn't do a first look tell me later that they wish they had done it because they felt their day was rushed and hectic, they didn't get any alone time together, and wished they could have been at cocktail hour.