What is the photographer's primary style -- traditional, candid or posed?
primary style is photojournalistic, documentary and art photography.
In addition, my formal portraits are natural and lively and hardly seem
posed at all. My goal is not to just photograph the event, but to "capture"
the behind-the-scenes, candid moments before and after the event.
What is the photographer's philosophy about shooting weddings? (This
question should give you a sense of the photographer's expertise and
passion for her work.)
A: My philosophy
on shooting weddings is storytelling through my images and creating
a visual record of the emotions that happen throughout the day. With
over 10 years experience as a photojournalist, I have found that some
of life's most precious moments happen 'backstage' when the world isn't
watching. My process in capturing these 'moments of the day' is to sit
back and observe life unfolding, being as unobtrusive as possible. My
goal is to provide you with a visual record of the emotions and events
of your day, no matter how big or subtle, to give you memories that
will last forever not just in your heart, but in your Wedding Photo
Does the photographer shoot in color, black and white, or both?
I shoot weddings
digitally, in color. If a client would like one or more images in Black
and White, color can be removed on the computer. I am also equipped
to shoot film if a client prefers, however there are addition fees to
cover the expense of film, processing and prints.
What kind of camera does the photographer use? Does the photographer
own or rent back up equipment?
I am fully digital,
using state of the art, Nikon equipment, the same equipment that is
used by the top photojournalists in the world. I use a
Nikon D1X, which is a 5.5 megapixel camera, along with several Nikon
Lenses. For back up, I use Nikon N90s and a N8008 film camera.
Will the photographer you talk to be the one who will be photographing
your wedding? (This question is important because each photographer's
style is unique.)
I work independently,
so I will be the one photographing your wedding. However, if interested
in having 2 photographers shoot your wedding this can be arranged. I
have several other photojournalists that I work with.
Has the photographer shot many weddings?
I had been shooting
only 5-6 weddings a year for many years because I worked full-time as
a news photographer. Now I freelance full-time and am available to photograph
weddings any time of year. Besides being an experienced wedding photographer,
I have an extensive background in photojournalism, last working for
Gannett News Service in Washington, DC. covering Capitol Hill and traveling
internationally and in the U.S. for special projects.
How many weddings would the photographer shoot on your wedding day.
I only shoot
one wedding per day.
Is the photographer open to a list of must-take photos?
I am completely
opened to a list of "must take" photos, understanding that this is a
necessity with every wedding. But I also offer suggestions based on
my creative talents and experiences. If the bride and groom want to
orchestrate the entire day, then I may not be the photographer for them.
The quality of my images depend on my artistic freedom to pursue my
visions and shoot in my natural style.
What happens if, God forbid, the photographer suffers a grave illness
or is unable to photograph the wedding for any other reason?
I, or any of
my associates, will do everything within their means to contact another
photojournalist with wedding experience to take over my duties. Any
and all monies paid by you for services that were to be rendered on
your wedding day will be refunded. I have many close friends and associates
who are qualified to photograph your wedding. That replacement will
call you, and you will decide whether you wish to hire him/her. At this
point, my contractual obligations with you end. But understand that
I, nor any other photographer, cannot guarantee a replacement.
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