Frequently Asked Questions
How do I book? A signed contract and a 10% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to reserve your date.
How many weddings do you photograph a year? It can vary, but I tend stay around 20-25 weddings per year, and I try to limit my schedule to just one wedding per weekend so that each wedding gets my full attention and there’s plenty of time to dedicate to really get to know you better, ensuring your images are perfect for YOU.
Do you work with a second photographer? Every wedding currently featured on my website and on my blog was shot solely by me. I move around a lot while shooting, I can cover most angles solo, and I genuinely believe in making wedding photography affordable for you. However, I never saving never and am in touch with a great network of New England-based wedding photographers available for second shooting should a wedding day come that requires one.
How many completed files can you expect? I deliver between 75 to 100 final, edited images per hour spent shooting.
Are high res files included? Yes, each collection includes your files delivered via download with rights to make reprints. However, please keep in mind, the files aren’t the end-game. Photography is meant to be tangible and your wedding images deserve to be lovingly displayed IRL! You can either order professional prints through your proofing gallery or use the files to make prints on your own. Either way, place them around your home so you’re always reminded of the best day ever! It’s also recommend to make at least two copies in two different physical locations to ensure against loss. As a courtesy, your images are archived in our system for one year.
How can family and friends order prints? An Online Proofing Gallery will be published for you for one year that makes ordering professional prints super easy. Simply share the link with anyone who may be interested in purchasing photos.
What is the photo turnaround time? 3-6 weeks. I edit every single image myself
Will you travel? Absolutely! I’ve shot all over New England, New York, Pennsylvania, as far north as Duluth, MN and as far south as Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. The passport is current and will go to the ends of Earth for a good love story! I’ve been lucky enough to photograph nuptials from all around New England (MA, ME, RI, VT, NH) to Key West and even Las Vegas! There is no travel fee and the only extra costs associated with destination weddings are travel reimbursement and accommodations for three nights.
What kind of equipment do I use? Canon professional-level equipment.
What happens if I’m sick? Knock on wood, a little Dayquil is all I’ve ever needed to take before a wedding thus far! However, if it’s something crazy serious and I physically cannot make it (ie: hospitalization), I’ll reach out to the amazing professional photographer network that I’m part of. This has never happened but, if it ever does, I’m prepared.
Do you have insurance? Yes! I’m insured through Hiscox and if your venue needs a copy for liability purposes, I can have my people fax your people right away.
Do you need a shot list from us?
The more time I spend reading from a shot list, the more moments of gold I am missing. I prefer to step on site with a sense of naivety. Let’s let the dog off the leash and let it happen the way it should. You should be able to focus on whats important. Not a vendor punch-list of to-do’s.
Do you travel?
You betcha. I travel the entirety of the north east for my typical weddings. Whether it’s in the heart of NYC or a remote trail in the White Mountains. With that said, I’m a father and if I can’t give my kids a kiss goodnight at the end of each day, I’m a sad panda.
What is your average turnaround?
My average turnaround is roughly 4-6 weeks during the normal part of the season and 8-10 weeks during the busy part of the season. I edit all of my own work, whereas many full time photographers outsource their editing. I prefer to have full creative control over what I create from start to finish, therefore this is the window I try to work within.
What kind of couples do you consider to be a good fit?
Anyone up for an adventure. Partners who I can call a friend when all is said and done. Weddings days are filled with every emotion you can imagine. I want to be emotionally invested in who I work with. If I’m fighting back tears during your ceremony, then its a match.
How many images should we expect?
The less time I’m traveling to different locations, the more time I’m shooting. With that said, I come from the school of thought stating quality over quantity. I average anywhere from 400-700 original and final images. A second shooter will add more.
What kind of gear do you shoot with?
I shoot with the best Canon camera gear that money can buy. I’m very big with staying current with what is new. My camera bodies use dual memory cards for added security and I also travel with backup gear in case of equipment failure.