How far in advance should I book my wedding package?
Typically, wedding packages are booked 9-12 months before your event, but that is certainly not a rule! If you are closer to your date, please do inquire. On occasion, weddings are booked up to 2 months before and I often have room in my schedule for intimate mid-week weddings. A signed agreement and nonrefundable deposit are required at booking time to hold your date.
What geographical areas do you serve?
I travel for weddings anywhere in the Northeast. Travel to most Massachusetts locations is included in all wedding packages. For weddings in Southern New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Cape Cod and the Islands, an additional $150 travel fee will be applied. If you want me to photograph your wedding in Maine, Vermont, New York, or even Fiji, just email me and I can create a custom travel plan.
Do you offer “Engagement Sessions”?
Absolutely! Only I call them “Get to Know You Portrait Sessions” because “engagement session” implies that it’s going to be cheesy and overly posed. The purpose is really to get to know your photographer and feel more comfortable in front of a camera so that you can relax and be yourself on your wedding day. For that reason, a “Get to Know You Portrait Session” is included in all wedding packages for no additional charge and can be scheduled at any point before your wedding. “Get to Know You Portrait Sessions” are held at a beautiful outdoor location of your choice. If you’re not ready to hire a wedding photographer and still want engagement photos, I can certainly do that, too.
We are looking for a mixture of candid and formal wedding photography. Can you do both?
Always. My visual storytelling style leans toward a candid, documentary approach (the spontaneous moments and memories of the day), but formal family photographs are an important aspect of every wedding. I spend a lot of time with all of my clients to make sure I know what kinds of photos are most important to you.
When will our photos be ready, and how many will we receive?
You will have access to roughly 500-600 digital photos via an online gallery approximately one month after your wedding. This collection represents the best photos from the thousands of images shot over the course of a wedding, and each image is enhanced so that the colors, contrast, and details all look great.
Do we receive the high-resolution digital files?
Two of my packages do include the un-watermarked, high-resolution digital files of your wedding photos. For clients who choose the Basic Package, digital files are available for purchase á la carte. Once you have the high resolution files, you have full rights for personal use, sharing on social media, and making gift prints for your friends and family members (up to 8″x10″). Through the online gallery you can also opt to purchase large prints and heirloom albums.
Do you ever work with other photographers?
Yes, almost always. I love being able to offer more than one perspective on your wedding and include a second photographer in two of my packages! However, having a second photographer is not a requirement for getting wedding photos that you love.
What kind of cameras do you use?
Do you really want to know? I use professional-level Nikon digital cameras and lenses with backups. Everything is captured digitally, in color, and edited on the computer. (And no, you can’t see the picture on the back of the camera, so don’t ask!)
Do you have business insurance?
Yes, I am fully insured. Some venues require an insurance binder from all vendors, which I can happily provide.
Have you photographed a wedding at my venue?
I have photographed over a hundred weddings at all different kinds of venues throughout New England, from backyards to country clubs, so chances are good that I have been to the venue where your wedding will take place. Check out a partial list of my favorite venues and if you don’t see your venue there, please reach out! Most likely, I’ve been there, too.