How long have you been photographing weddings?
I have been photographing weddings for 15 years and the most rewarding part is how happy the bride and groom have been with their photographs.
What is your wedding photography style?
My style is natural and unobtrusive. Primarily I like to keep things simple and not make a fuss, which I find people really appreciate.This is especially suited for people who do not like having their photograph taken.
I started to photograph weddings around the same time that I began to work with The New York Times, I worked in New York for over a decade, so I brought that documentary approach to my wedding photography. It makes the bride and groom feel comfortable and people look at their very best when they are relaxed. I do not like to impose myself on the day so apart from the portrait session, which I also keep natural looking, I think people usually do not notice me. A priest recently remarked that he did not even think I was in the church and I never use flash during the ceremony.
How long do the portraits take?
I like to keep the bridal and family portraits to half an hour at the most so that everyone does not miss the party. I also ask people to walk towards the camera for the portrait session, it gives people something to do and I find it makes people smile of their own accord. I came up with this ideas on the very first weeding I ever photographed to make the pictures more contemporary and natural.
What is your timeline of coverage?
My typical timeline of coverage is from bridal preparations until everyone sits down to dinner, but I can stay longer if you would like.
Do you travel for weddings?
Yes I always enjoy travelling to another part of the country to photograph a wedding. There would be a small extra fee as I like to arrive the night before so that I am not travelling on the wedding day.
Are you insured?
Yes, I have full public liability insurance and my equipment is insured also.
By the day of the wedding I have usually met with the couple at least once to have a good understanding of their requirements. Some couples feel this is enough but I am happy to meet as many times as you would like.
Wedding Photography Packages?
These days I find that the CD package is the most popular with couples but I also do story book and leather albums.
How long after the wedding will we receive our images?
I will have an online slide show to you within two weeks and all images within a month.