What experience do you have?
A: With so many photographers available today, it’s important to know that your photographer has the experience to handle any situation. Weddings are fast paced and hectic. Additionally, there are many different lighting situations that could be possible on your day. You will want someone who can deftly handle it all.
I have been a wedding photographer since 2000. I have documented close to 400 weddings. In 2012 I was certified as a “Master Photographer” by the Professional Photographers of America.
I am also intimately familiar with the city of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio area having lived and worked here during those 22 years.
What do you charge and what am I paying for?
A: There are many different price levels for every budget. Be sure to thoroughly research the photographer that you are interested in so that you fully understand what they charge and what you will be getting for your money.
I am a full service wedding photography company. My wedding photography pricing starts at $3,800. You can review my wedding pricing -HERE- , portrait pricing -HERE-, and my blog post regarding what you are paying for -HERE- .
Of course, not every wedding couple is the same, so I can discuss customizing your wedding photography coverage with you if requested. Digital only packages are available and usually start at $4,900 depending on your needs.
Why is a wedding album always included?
A: Most photographers will shoot your wedding and send you the digital files. That is the easiest outcome for your wedding pictures.
I want to present you with the most beautiful representation of your wedding day as is possible. That can only be done with the finest wedding album available today. We will collaborate to put together a storybook that you can’t wait to show your family and friends. A tangible item, you can share your favorite wedding pictures in a gorgeous, one of a kind wedding book. We do still offer digital files. And 99% of my clients get them. But you will receive a wedding album first and foremost. See some of our wedding album designs -HERE-
If you decide that you would prefer a digital only package, we can discuss that, as well. Digital only package usually are priced at $4900 and up depending on your requirements.
As stated previously, digital only pricing is available upon request.
Do you do standard family pictures at weddings?
A: Always. Family pictures are some of the most important pictures that we will take on your wedding day. See my thoughts on family photos at weddings -HERE-
Do you use a shot list?
A: I strongly believe in being completely organized for your wedding day. And, although a majority of the pictures from your wedding will be photojournalistic, or candids, there are important family pictures that we need to make sure that we don’t miss. Of course standard moments like your first look, first kiss and first dance, ect., are things that we will always capture, but there may be things that you want me to know about. Are there college friends that you want pictures with? Do you want an extended family picture? We will discuss this beforehand so that, on your wedding day, you can relax and enjoy your day knowing that we are totally organized. There are no do overs. We want to be orderly so that you don’t have to worry about missing anything that is important to you. That is why, together, we will discuss every single detail of your wedding day and I will definitely reference our discussion and the important elements on your wedding day.
Who will show up on my wedding day?
A: Me. Always.
Why is all day photography coverage important?
A: With this question I always respond with another question. What part of your wedding day is NOT IMPORTANT enough to photograph? Of course, your entire wedding day is important. That is why my minimum pricing includes all day wedding coverage. And, although I will happily customize your coverage to fit your needs and budget, I, typically, spend the entire day with my clients. You can read more of my thoughts on all day wedding coverage -HERE-.
How long will it take to get my pictures back?
A: I promise that you will have your wedding proofs ready to view within two weeks of your wedding day.
Will you put together a custom package for me?
A: Upon request, I will customize my coverage for a limited number of clients based on needs and budget.
Do you offer digital files?
A: Digital files are always available. They are included in our top Collection and can be added on in all of our other Collections.
Will you keep my wedding pictures private and not share them on social media?
A: I value my clients privacy greatly. If you do not want your wedding pictures shared publicly on social media we will always honor that request and we WILL NOT CHARGE for this.