Yes, of course! It is important that you are comfortable with me as a person as well as your supplier. Please feel free to get in touch and organize a suitable place and time! This is completely non-binding, as you're free to keep looking before getting back to me. Hiring your photographer is a big decision and you certainly won't be getting any pressure from me.
Normally I do a full day from bridal preparations to the first dance and then a bit, with no time restriction in between.
In some cases if you would like to hire me for less than a full day, that is also doable just get in touch and ask for a quote tailored for your specific needs. Please bear in mind though that I only provide extras like an engagement shoot or a wedding album if you hire me for the whole day.
After a full day shooting I usually deliver more than 400 images. And proportionally less if I'm doing less than a full a day coverage. A second shooter may add an another couple hundreds, if there's one. I like to point out here though that the numbers are really doesn't matter and generally speaking the less is more.
It's so important to understand that you need to focus on the quality of your images. The vast majority of wedding clients will only put about 80-120 images in their wedding albums at the most. So why would you need a lot more? You're not going to print a thousand images, are you? :)
It's critically important that you understand if you're focused on quantity, then you will get quantity not quality.
When it comes to picking your photographer, considering a pre-wedding photo session is always a good idea. This gives you the opportunity to get to know me, my style, my personality. It's a great way to become comfortable with the camera in a laid back and relaxed approach. Here you are free to discuss thoughts and ideas while making memories with your significant other in a different way, producing an added value for your family album or create a quest book out of your photos for your quests to sign on the wedding. For this experience I offer an engagement shoot session with flexible locations and time.
It is always wise to book your photographer right after you have your wedding date and venue secured. It is very common for couples to book a year in advance, but even 2 years are not unheard of. As soon as you feel I am the right person to capture your day, please don't hesitate to get in touch!
A deposit of 30% of the total sum is required to secure my time & services and to book your engagement shoot, with the rest due one calendar month prior your wedding. Any payments made will be exchanged for a receipt and balance statement. The deposit is non-refundable.
In case of a destination wedding I may ask for the travel and accommodation costs on top of the deposit.
The payments can be made via bank transfer, Paypal, or in cash.
In most cases yes. I'm willing to drive a reasonable time there and back, no probs. Unless you're at the other side of the country or in fact it's a destination wedding, then we would need to discuss your requirements before booking. :)
Yes. Always remember I am here to photograph your day for you to enjoy for generations. If you want formal group shots, absolutely I shoot group photographs. My main approach is of a documentary style, capturing memories with a natural and authentic result. However, a good mix of formal group portraits thrown in is a great way of capturing an important chapter of your day. Just remember these can be a timely exercise in a tight schedule.
While technically it is not impossible, I always say that these two are very different jobs need very different setups and a different mindset as well. One would get prioritized over the another. Let's say doing mainly video then switching camera setup to make a few snaps or do the formal group pictures along the way is doable. But to expect to switch back and forth constantly doesn't just throw your artist out of the "zone", but it is highly likely that while fiddling with the gears, candid moments will be missed. Or dedicate one camera to video when wielding two cameras, but that would limit my options to only one lens per job. Lens changing from short range to long range for example also takes precious moments we can get back. If they gone, they gone.
So it is always a good idea to hire someone who is dedicated to do only one job at a time to avoid disappointment.
Currently I work as a one man band.
I'm looking into the possibility of working with collaborators, fellow photographers or videographers. Though the proof of the pudding is in the eating, right? Teaming up with someone who shares the same vision, who produces the same quality, also must be an honest person, reliable and available when needed... Not an easy task. :)
In case of a request I can ask the photographer community if someone is available for second shooting on your date. Though the nature of such an assignment is unique in each and every case, so the pricing on top of my packages may vary and therefor I can't guarantee a fixed rate.