Frequently Asked Questions before your shoot
I'M GETTING MARRIED... Now what?
First of all, congratulations!
For many brides, their wedding is the first time they have ever had to book a photographer. Trying to choose the right person to document your special day can be overwhelming, but I am here to help you!
When you book me to shoot your wedding, you are getting much more than just a photographer on your big day. I will work with you every step of the way to help you find other vendors if necessary. I help develop the timeline of your wedding day to make sure the day will flow smoothly and I do my best to prepare you for and help you through any bumps in the road leading up to, and on your wedding day.
I shoot about 20 weddings per year, you only get married once. Let me use my experience to help you!
Call me to reserve your date and I will walk you through the next steps.
How far in advance do you book out?
For weddings, the farther out you can book me, the better, so I can be sure to have your special day free! I will book up to three years out for a wedding. The closer it is to your wedding day, the more likely I will already have a booking.
How much do you charge?
I know that weddings can be REALLY expensive. I try to keep my prices reasonable while still providing beautiful images that capture the most important moments of your special day.
Do you travel for weddings?
YES! I LOVE to travel for weddings. There is something about taking photos in a new place that gets the creativity flowing. I am based in Hornell, NY, but frequently travel for weddings. I return to Massachusetts about 2-3 times per year for weddings. I have also gone to Connecticut, Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and California.
Do you charge for travel?
There is no charge for travel for weddings within a 50 mile radius of Hornell, NY. For weddings farther away than that I will put together a custom amount. I do my best to keep travel costs down for you.
Do I get all of my photos?
Absolutely! After I go through all of your wedding photos and delete ones that didn't come out, and edit all of the good ones, you get a wooden USB drive with the edited images as well as a print release so you can have photos printed at the location of your choice.
How do I get my photos printed?
That is up to you. You just paid a good sum of money to have me take your wedding photos. I believe that you should have printing rights to those images. I provide a print release when I give you your digital images so you can have them printed at the location of your choice. Or, you can print the photos directly through my website. All of my brides and grooms get a percentage off their prints through my website depending on the package purchased.
I do recommend printing your photos, especially any you plan on framing, through my website. I use professional labs that will guarantee your images are perfect, of the highest quality, and don't fade over time.
I also offer a wide array of products including AMAZING canvases, large prints, calendars, albums and gifts.
Do you have a second photographer?
I have a couple photographers in the are I contract with if you would like to have a second photographer for your wedding, just ask!
What kind of camera do you use?
I shoot with Nikon cameras and all of my gear is professional quality. I currently have a Nikon D800 that I use as my primary camera, and two Nikon D300s bodies that I use as a second camera and a backup.
I also have an assortment of lenses and flashes. I always have backups of my equipment, so in the unlikely event that there is an equipment failure, I am prepared! All of my cameras write to two memory cards simultaneously, so if there is an issue with one card, there is always a spare!