How do I reserve you for my date?
Your date will be locked in with us once we have received your signed contract and deposit.
Is this your full time job?
Will you book more than one wedding in the same weekend?
No. In order to maintain our high standard of work, and your total satisfaction, we limit ourselves to one wedding per weekend. After each wedding, it takes approximately 40-60 hours to edit the wedding from start to finish – not including designing your album. The more weddings we take on per weekend, the longer it would take for us to get your edited images back to you. We are also human and can only handle being pulled in so many directions.
How many photographers will I get?
Every package we offer comes with 2 photographers.
Do I need a second photographer?
We feel that having a second photographer is not only helpful for us making the day much less stressful and streamlined, but is also a major advantage for you. Having a second set of eyes allows us to be two places at once, keeping the focus on you while also capturing your guests enjoying all of the careful planning that you have put into your big day.
How many photos will I get?
Typically for 8 hours of coverage, a minimum of 700-800 photos will be delivered. This amount can vary depending on how long we are photographing your event for, and of course how lively you and your guests are on the dance floor!
When can I expect to see the fully edited pictures from my wedding?
We try our best to have your images ready between 5-6 weeks after your event. However, during peak wedding season, turn around times may be delayed past that, as there are just so many hours in a day and we don’t want to rush the creative process.
How many weddings do you photograph each year?
With a large photography studio that sends out several photographers to multiple events on the same day, there is a certain level of personal touch that can be easily missed. It’s very important to us to build a relationship with our couples and that we are able to dedicate our time to everyone we work with. We don’t have a set number of weddings we photograph each year, but we do limit the number of weddings we take on each month as our schedule for the year develops, so that we can keep up with everything in a timely manner.
Are you willing to travel?
Always! Although we are based out of Fairfield County, Connecticut, we love traveling and have also shot several weddings in many different states throughout the country. Destination weddings will incur different travel expenses and we would be happy to discuss this with you if this is something you are interested in.
What kind of equipment do you use?
Nothing but the best. End of story. This is always changing as we are constantly adding on new equipment. Currently, we use a Nikon D4s as our primary camera and a Nikon D750 as our secondary camera. For a full list of what we use, please shoot us an email.
Will you be using flashes during our ceremony?
No, we will not. Unless you’re getting married in a dungeon with absolutely no windows or light, we will be utilizing whatever natural or ambient light that is around us. (No offense, but If you are getting married in a dungeon… we will be politely declining your wedding!) Flashes really flatten a scene out, and can be extremely distracting during a quiet ceremony. Whether you’re getting married in a church or in a reception hall, flash is usually unnecessary with the use of professional cameras that have extreme low light capabilities. Also, a lot can happen while you’re waiting for a flash to recharge in-between shots. If by chance you are relying on that flash and it starts to lock up, overheat, or just doesn’t work at random… there can’t be a happy ending to that situation.
Do you have any back-up equipment?
As Murphy’s Law states; anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Everyone has experienced the latest technology failing in one way or another, and believe it or not… cameras have become more electronic than they are mechanical. Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. We have made it a point to invest in plenty of back-up equipment (multiple cameras, lenses, flashes, etc.) so that you can have peace of mind that we are ready for whatever comes our way on your big day.
Do you have any client reviews?
We sure do! You can check them out here.
Do You Have Liability Insurance?
Of course! Let us know if your venue needs our information.
Are we allowed to print our own photos?
Anytime a USB drive is purchased or comes included with a purchased package, we provide you with something called a ‘shared copyright.’ This means that we grant you the right to unlimited personal use of the photos so you can print them wherever you want and can post them wherever you would like on the Internet. We also offer (and recommend) prints from our professional print lab, if you want photos that will stand the test of time.
Why do you think albums are so important?
Just as a strip of film negatives exist with the intention of creating a print or an album, digital files, (or as we call them, digital negatives) still serve the same purpose. Of course with the advancement of digital photography, we no longer have to place our negatives on a lightbox and look through a loupe just to see what’s the images look like before printing them, but it’s important not to let our images exist solely as data on a hard drive. They are still an ingredient used towards the recipe of creating the final product, to preserve your memories. Once we catalog a bunch of images into the hard drives of our computers, we have developed the habit of letting these images sit there until they are forgotten about – even if we have the intention of doing something more with those files. Similar to the way that disposable cameras have been replaced by iPhones. After a photo has been taken taken on our phones and we send it to a family member or post it to social media, then we forget the photo even exists in the depths of our camera roll. There’s no memory card to worry about and it’s out of sight, out of mind. CD’s get scratched, USB drives break and get lost, and technology is constantly changing all around us. Floppy drives were the way to share information in the 80’s and early 90’s. Now… they’re completely obsolete. CD’s are slowly phasing out, and they aren’t even making CD drives in laptops anymore. If data and technology follow the same pattern, a USB drive will also be an artifact of the past one day.
We also feel that shooting your wedding, burning it onto a CD or a USB Drive and then parting ways is an incomplete service to you. You shouldn’t be left with a whole bunch of files, wondering where to take them and what to do with them in order to turn those files into a well made print. There is no comparison from the cheap instant prints that you get at the pharmacy or online discount sites, in comparison to the prints from a professional lab with high quality inks/dyes and professional photographic paper. To the untrained eye, these pharmacy prints are “good enough”, but if you give it a few years, you will see the difference. The colors will fade and by the time you feel it’s necessary to replace it – your USB drive of images may be lost. Let’s be honest – It’s a pain in the butt to gather around a 13-inch lap top screen and wait for each image to load as you scroll through the hundreds of files we provide you with. Nothing can replace the experience of holding something tangible (that isn’t battery powered), which can be passed around and cherished as a flashback to such an important day in your life.Not only are you giving us the privilege of photographing your wedding, but you are also giving us the honor of designing a work of art for you and your family to enjoy, for generations to come. Essentially, this will become your first family heirloom.
Do we pick our own photos in our albums?
Yes! We will provide you with a helpful worksheet that will make this process easy for you. We will guide you through every step of the process and we are always here to help you if you find that you’re having a hard time choosing between images.
Do you require us to feed you diner during our wedding?
Some vendors include meals in with their contract, but we are providing a service for you and do not feel that you should be obliged to feed us as well. However, we are extremely thankful when we are fed dinner! Just let us know what to expect ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.
We love your creative images of couples, but do you take traditional family portraits as well?
Yes, we do. We feel strongly that family photos are very important. We recommend taking family portraits either immediately after your ceremony, or shortly beforehand – if you choose to do a first look.
How do you and your team dress for a client’s a wedding?
Although your wedding photographer is an important part of your day, it is also important to us that we are not viewed as the center of attention. The last thing we would want to do is distract anyone from you, especially as we trying to blend in as a fly on the wall to capture candid shots. Our typical wedding attire is a professionally monogramed black polo with black suit pants or khakis.
Why do you recommend an Engagement Session?
We have found engagement sessions to be a very important icebreaker. Not only does it put a camera-shy couple at ease before their wedding, but it also allows us to find out ahead of time if there is a certain side or angle that you prefer or photograph best from, or what poses work best, etc. What we have found to be especially useful is the feedback we hear when we initially show couples all their edited photos in person after their session. That way we know what to keep an eye out for, or what to avoid on your wedding day. Most importantly, we get to have some fun together and make some awesome images!
What if it rains on my wedding day?
Anytime there is a possibility of rain in the forecast, we will arrive prepared with plenty of ideas, umbrellas, and lights. As long as you give us your trust, and won’t melt in the rain like the Wicked Witch of the West; we promise to do everything in our power to create some incredibly unique images for you. You may just end up being thankful that it rained!