Brooklyn Baby! Originally I am from Tampa, Florida so if you see a photo or two that looks like it has more palm trees in it than your’e used to seeing in New York City that may be why. I still love shooting back in Florida whenever I get the chance, especially in the winter months:)
Do you travel?
Of course! I do travel and pricing depends on where your’e going to take me. For many destinations in or around NYC and Florida my travel rates are very low or none at all. Outside of New York or Florida travel rates are very reasonable and basically just cover airfare and lodging. I shoot a few weddings a year outside of the US and love destination weddings. Contact me if youre thinking about bringing a photographer along on your destination wedding. You will be glad you did.
How long have you been shooting weddings?
Almost 10 years!!! I have been a part of over 300 amazing couple’s weddings since 2008.
Do you have other jobs or is this it?
While I do have personal projects and am always taking photos of everything, wedding photography is my Bread + Butter. I devote almost all of my working time to shooting weddings, engagement sessions, portrait sessions and customer service. I also do all my own post-production (editing) as well as album creation and design.
Do you shoot film, digital or both?
The short answer is BOTH. Primarily at your wedding day I will be shooting digitally but I do infuse instant as well as professional film into your day as well. I normally do this as I see fit but if you would like to commission more or even all film, let me know.
What equipment do you use?
Icurrently shoot with Nikon Professional DSLR’s and a wide variety of lenses of the highest quality. I also use assorted newer and vintage film cameras.
Should we provide you with a shot list?
While giving inspiration or ideas is always welcome and appreciated, a shot list is not. Let me know if you want a photo with your collage crew or your 99yr old granny, thats no problem. But I do not copy or re-create photos. Its almost impossible and its not fair to you for me to try and re-create someone else’s moments (even if I took the original photo). I want to create photos for you that others will want to copy:)
Do you mind if our family members take photos at the wedding and reception?
Of course not! Tell Uncle Joe to snap away all he wants! I will never tell your family to put their cameras away and their flashes won’t bother me in the least. I do require however that I am the ONLY hired or commissioned professional photographer(s) asked to photograph your day.
Do you back up your pictures?
Most definitely! There is no going back once files are lost. I back up your pictures in three different locations!
Awesome! I am so excited to work with you! To officially book, you’ll have to sign my online contract and pay a booking fee of 50% of the total package cost. As soon as those two things are in, you’re BOOKED!
Do we have to add albums now or can we order them later?
You can definitely order your album later! Many of my clients wait until after their wedding and they receive gifts to aid in purchasing their albums. They also like to wait till their online gallery goes up so they can see how many photos they want to include.
Can we have the RAW files?
Nope. I never under any circumstances deliver the RAW files. RAW files are unedited. They would be an unfinished product and I never deliver an unfinished product. Part of the reason (I hope) you love my work is how my photos look and feel. If I were to give away my RAW files that look and feel would not be present so it just doesn’t make any sense. If you don’t like my editing, there are many other wedding photographers out there.
Can I make prints with the Digital Files that are included in our package?
Absolutely! All the photos are high resolution, edited and ready to print. You (meaning the bride and groom only, not for family members) can make prints anywhere you’d like and I’ll give you a list of places I recommend.
Do we own the photos or do you? Who owns the copyright?
In short, we share copyright to the images. As the photographer I own the original copyright since I was the one who created the photo. I extend copyright to you, the client so that you can make prints, albums, post online, etc. Things that you do not have permission for is the sale or use of the images for commercial purpose without written consent by me, the photographer. I also, will never sell or use your images for commercial purposes (other than my portfolio and marketing) without your written consent.
Can I drop a few hours from my package to save some cash?
Saturdays are prime dates for me, so I very rarely accept bookings for less than 8 hours on Saturdays. If you’re getting married on an off-day and are only looking for a few hours, email me for a custom quote, specific to your wedding needs.
We have a break in between our ceremony and our reception. Can we break up our hours?
My basic package includes 8 consecutive hours of coverage, which means even if there is a break, I’ll only be on the clock for 8 hours. If you need additional hours, you can of course add them on to your package.
What if our reception runs later than we expected? Can you stay ‘till the very end to capture our grand exit?
Of course I can! If I stay more than 30 minutes late, though, you will be billed for an additional hour and no proofs will be posted until the overtime has been paid in full.
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