I love Frequently Asked Questions and answering them! Here you will find most of the answers you need to know.
What’s your history and experience with wedding photography?
When I was young, I always had an obsession with taking photos with my late father’s gadgets and polaroids. As the years went on, I took a couple of classes in school, and I started photographing concerts and nightclubs. Soon after, one of my friends from high school contacted me to be her wedding photographer. Her family loved the photos so much that they hired me for their other daughter’s wedding, and the rest is history.
What’s your turnaround time?
We guarantee less than a month for your photos to be fully edited and sent to you. Sometimes even sooner depending on our shooting schedules. Which is one of the fastest in the industry! We like to sprinkle some sneak peeks here and there too! Definitely by the time you get back from your honeymoon you will get to relive all the moments all over again.
Does your company provide videography services?
We do provide videography services and aerial drone services! The reason why I added this service was to provide you with the best experience since we are comfortable directing all the aspects of your day to create the perfect film! We only offer highlight video but we do have recommended videographer companies we love working with too to make sure you have all the coverage you need!
Have you worked at my venue before?
This is one of the Frequently Asked Questions and I am happy to answer. We shoot at a lot of venues across New York City, the Tri-State area, and beyond. If we have not worked at your venue before, we will do our research and schedule a walk-through with your venue. The goal is to get familiarized with the venue before your big day. We will scout locations inside and around your venue, in order to find the best light and settings.
What if it rains on my wedding day and I do not know what to do?
My team and I have worked in all different conditions, including both hurricanes and power outages. We always have a backup plan. For example, I worked at a wedding where Hurricane Sandy had just torn through the city and caused a massive blackout. Needless to say, the wedding went on with backup generators and was one of the most unique weddings to date!
What happens if you’re sick? Do you have backup photographers?
Rarely happens, but if it does, My partner who I work with 99 percent of the time, and also a team of vetted associates that can second shoot. Also, I’m part of a Facebook group of emergency rescue photographers in case of anything!
Q: Do you offer destination weddings?
A: We have photographed weddings in Australia, Hong Kong, Greece, Minnesota, Chicago, Hawaii, and the United Kingdom. I even helped organize a destination wedding in Mykonos, Greece, two years ago, which turned out to be a huge success! We love to travel, so we are ready and willing to tag along and give you the best experience and know your photographer!
Q: Who will be photographing my wedding?
A: I pride myself on offering the very best for all of my couples. While most of the photography packages offered are guaranteed that I will photograph your wedding, there are packages that would involve my highly professional and talented partner, and/or associates, to photograph your wedding. Regardless, I handle all the office work, communication, and editing of all the weddings so I can relive your memories and edit the best moments of your life.
Q: How long does it take for an album or albums to be produced?
A: Production times vary, but usually within 4-6 weeks from the time you select your images. You will receive two layout change approvals before it goes to print.
Q: How many photos can we put in an album?
A: We recommend that you select about 40-50 photos. I will organize the entire layout of your selected photos and will place them in chronological order. Each album amounts to each page being about a quarter-inch thick.
Q: Do you keep a backup of our images?
A: We do keep a backup of all your pictures on our external drives and an online cloud-based storage site. We will host photos for a year.
Q: Do you have liability insurance for our wedding?
A: Yes we have full coverage of our photography, videography and photo booth. We will provide documentation to your venue about a month before your wedding day.
Q: We would love to meet with you at your studio, but we are very busy or live out of town. What should we do?
A: I would love to Facetime, Skype or chat over the phone. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss details, questions, and your wedding date availability!
Q: Can you work with us on pricing and budget?
A: Don’t let budget and pricing steer you away from booking one of the top wedding photographers in New York. We are happy to discuss your budget as long as it’s within reason. No need to price shop and get overwhelmed with the hundreds of photographers/videographers out there. We are the most trusted and won’t let you down!
Q: We are very shy, uncomfortable in front of a camera. How can you help us?
A: I get this concern 90% of the time, and I really do want to help you feel and look your best in front of the camera. I like to break the ice and get your mind off of the worries and help you act naturally like how you two would be with each other if no one else is around. This is why an engagement session is so vital to getting comfortable in front of the lens before your big day!