How long have you been in business?
The Summer of 2017 is my eighth year of shooting wedding photography professionally.
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I keep my volume to about 30 weddings per year. This is to assure that I can provide top quality service and images to my clients. I do not believe in outsourcing work to third parties. I personally handle every aspect of the wedding and the photographs, from interacting with each couple, to the image processing, and the album design.
How would you describe your photography style?
Primarily I try to remain unnoticed, shooting in a journalistic manner with limited instruction or direction (I will offer help when I think it's needed, or just ask!). I also avoid using flash at all times, not only to remain unnoticed but also because I love the look of natural-light photography. There is a reason flash is called "artificial light," which I think makes the images look artificial. This is a matter of taste so be sure you review the images on my site and any other photographer you might be considering.
How would you describe your working style?
I remain very quiet, relaxed, and laid back throughout the day. It is very important to me that I do not cause any outside influence on the events and the people I am photographing, though sometimes I might crack a joke to lighten the mood. But I love it when someone tells me, "I didn't even notice you were there!"
What do you think distinguishes you from other photographers?
My fine art approach to wedding photography, which includes my exclusive use of natural-light imagery (no flash), the post-processing work I put into the images, and excellent customer service.
What information do you need from me before the wedding day?
I have forms that I will send you that will provide me with the information I need, which includes a timeline of the entire day, as well as a list of the main characters involved in the wedding, and their relationship to you and to each other. If your coordinator has already prepared these items, I can get them through your coordinator.
What geographic area to you cover?
All of New England is considered a local wedding. For destination weddings (outside of New England) I only request travel costs and the pricing of the collections is not increased.
How soon after the wedding can we expect the proofs?
I will start emailing images to you within a few days of the wedding and continue until all of the files are delivered. Your digital files will be ready two to three weeks after your wedding, and this includes an initial proof of your wedding album to get the process started.
What rights do I have regarding the digital files?
You can print and share the files as you please, the only limitation being that you cannot sell the images for commercial use (and neither can I). I keep the copyright to protect myself from theft of my imagery by other photographers who might try to use my images to promote themselves. The files are of sufficient quality for 8x12 prints.
What if you are sick or unable to shoot the wedding?
This has never happened to me (knock on wood), but if something should arise I have colleagues I can call upon to take my place if necessary. Unless it's something that cannot be touched by strong doses of medication then I will be available to shoot your day.
Do you have insurance?
I have general liability and professional liability insurance to protect you and your wedding venue(s) from any mishaps.
What equipment do you use?
I use only the top professional-grade cameras and lenses from Nikon. My flash (when rarely used) and power pack are from Quantum Instruments. I also bring video light for a constant light source if needed.
When and how do we book you?
Wedding dates are reserved upon payment of a non-refundable deposit, which is 25% of the collection price, and the signing of a contract. Once reserved the date is no longer available to any other couple, so it is important to book early because dates are being booked 2 years in advance in some cases.