Q: First of all, what should I look for when shopping for a photographer?
A: It’s of utmost importance to find someone who is a good fit for your wedding photography needs (and of course your budget). Many Vermont photographers would argue that your photographer is the most important investment you’ll make at a wedding. You should look for someone who is punctual, professional, and willing to cater to your needs – whatever they are. You should also look for someone who produces photos that reflect the style of your wedding. Make sure that you are satisfied with their past photography work by looking at photos from previous wedding portfolios.
Q: What qualifications/credentials do you have?
A: Aside from doing photography for a substantial amount of Vermont weddings, I belong to the Vermont Association of Wedding professionals. I studied photography at SUNY Plattsburgh as well.
Q: What kind of photos do you offer?
A: As is expected at any wedding, I’ll want to take a wide range of posed, group, and candid photographs while always favoring natural light. I usually get a wide array of shots to capture your day in the most beautiful way possible. Typically I’m present at three locations: the site of bridal preparations, the site of the ceremony and the site of the reception. Before and after your ceremony, or whenever is convenient for you, I will take group wedding party shots. During the ceremony, I will capture the recession, vows, ring exchanges, first kiss and everything in between. The reception photos will include your first dance, father daughter dance, mother son dance, cake cutting and any other event you wish me to capture. Along with these, I will take many candids that reflect the theme of your wedding experience. Overall, I will be sure to take as many quality photos as possible to capture the beauty and uniqueness of your special day.
Q: How do I book a date?
A: After satisfying yourself that you would like to have me at your wedding, visit the tab above where it says “Check Availability”. If I’m available for the date you’ve requested, then we will receive a notice by e-mail, and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours. From that point, we’ll be in touch with further instructions regarding sending you a contract and details. When we receive a signed contract back, you will be confirmed for your event. All events we offer include an online planner for you to feed us all of the important information we’ll need, including addresses, special photo requests, and additional options.
Q: Do you service places outside of Vermont?
A: Absolutely. Most places within New England are within our included service area. E-mail to inquire.
Q: May we meet with you before deciding on your services?
A: I would be happy to sit down to meet with you, although we’d have to arrange a time and place that would be best for the both of us. I travel throughout Vermont to do my job, so whenever I’m in or close by your neck of the woods, it would probably be best. Keep in mind that many people want to meet to see the most updated photos in my portfolio, however, we make it a point to update our online portfolio whenever possible, so that more people can see them. To see these photos, simply come back every now and again to our site, and click on ‘Portfolio.’
Q: What is your general style when shooting a Vermont wedding?
A: Every wedding is different, and I believe it’s important to embrace each unique wedding style and immortalize it in my photography – maybe “photojournalistic” would be the best way to describe my style. To do that, I employ a unique balance of natural light and diffused camera light (when needed). While I specialize in traditional wedding photography, I think the night is memorable just as much at the reception, so it’s important I stay as late as possible. It’s a shame so many photographers leave earlier in the reception when so many shots can be taken, but are missed – that’s why my standard package lasts eight hours. To better summarize my Vermont Photography style, I recommend viewing my portfolio.
Q: Do you accommodate ‘shot lists’ and special photography requests?
A: Absolutely. We want to make sure that we capture every aspect of the wedding you’d envisioned. From the elegant to the obscure, we’d be happy to accept your requests whenever possible.
Q: Will you have proper attire?
A: Most definitely – Vermont weddings are often elegant and I will reflect that in discreet yet appropriate attire.
Q: As a rough number, how many photos will I receive from my event?
A: For a full day event, I take several hundred photographs, usually over a thousand. We will sort through them, and send you ONLY the best, usually that number will be a few hundred photos. All of those photos will be delivered to you on a disc by mail.
Q: Do you do photo albums?
A: Yes – Please consult the add-ons list below.
Q: I’ve shopped around for Vermont wedding photographers seeing many different prices. Why is your price the way it is?
A: Every wedding has a budget, and we strongly discourage compromising the quality of your wedding photography. We set a base price which is advertised on the site – that includes deposit, transportation and tax. It also includes standard delivery on your photos on a digital medium (CD or DVD) with standard post-production. It also includes the rights for you to do with the photos as you please.
We offer add-ons to the standard package above which allow you to add some exciting features to your photos via your online wedding planner. These features are completely optional.
Q: What kinds of add-ons do you offer?
A: These are the add-ons we currently offer. We may add to the list.
Q: How are your photos delivered?
A: To make things easy in this digital age, we deliver the best shots of your day to you on a CD or DVD (based on your computer capabilities). This will allow you to make prints easy at the photo department in your local photo shop, store or pharmacy, as well as pass them along with little to no hassle on places like Facebook and MySpace. Until a few years back, I would have never recommended digital photography with the remaining existence of film, however, the way things have improved in digital photography over the past decade, I can safely say that the art has been preserved, and that this is the safest way to keep your memories for ages to come.
Q: How soon may I expect my photos after my event is completed?
A: We try to get your photos out to you within two weeks, but our priority is quality – not speed. It’s important that we bring out the best of every photo before they make their way to you. Usually the post-production process takes about two weeks.
Q: Do you have any copyright restrictions?
A: Absolutely not – these photos are yours to do as you please with them. We will include a written release with your delivery.
Q: Do you have backup photography equipment?
A: Most definitely. Please consult the aforementioned equipment list. On top of the fact that we have two of our primary cameras, we use different lenses and lighting options.
Q: My question wasn’t answered on here. Can I contact you for an answer?
A: Absolutely. Give us a call at (802)-558-3800. You may also get in touch with me by clicking above on the ‘contact’ page.