Where are you located?
I live with my family in Wilbraham, MA.
Where do you generally photograph your sessions?
I have an in home studio for portrait sessions which require studio lighting. I also use a wide variety of light sources in studio and outdoors. I photograph in the Wilbraham, Springfield, Pioneer Valley and Western MA areas. I also do a large amount of work at the Cape.
Will you travel outside New England to shoot a wedding?
Yes, I am willing to travel to any wedding destination.
What is your style of photography?
I will shoot a variety of all styles including formal photos. Additionally, I always encourage my clients to shoot family photos. Providing many styles to my clients I find helps balance an album and better tells the story of the day.
How much of a deposit do you require to hold a wedding date?
The retainer fee to book and hold your date is $300. Final payment is required at the last meeting before the wedding.
Do you shoot the weddings yourself?
Yes. I personally do all the work associated with the photography of your wedding including the consultation, the shooting, the overseeing of the digital file and print processing, the production of your album, and everything in between. However, on occasions when a second wedding is proposed for the same date, I can provide a second team to photograph the wedding day. I personally provide all other work related to the wedding.
How long have you been a professional photographer?
I have been making a full time living from my photography since 2004. I started out shooting weddings with other companies on a part time basis for several years prior to starting on my own business. I soon realized that wedding photography was something I truly enjoyed and began shooting weddings as the main focus of my business. I also have a large base of portrait and event clients.
Do you work with an assistant?
Yes. All wedding photography packages include two photographers.
Do you limit the number of images that you take?
No. I shoot as many photos that it takes to properly photograph your wedding. The requirements of your particular wedding will dictate how many images will be shot. We shoot between 500-800 photos during most eight hour weddings.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use the top of the line Canon lenses and digital cameras. I have two cameras on me at all times. One with a wide angle lense, and the other with a telephoto lense so that I have to do very little lense changing.
Do you shoot digital or film?
I began my photography shooting film and slides. I now shoot digital as I find it allows for new creativity. With digital photography you do not have to choose between shooting on color film versus black and white. Digital allows me to shoot color and black and white at the same time, all of the time. Sepia tones are also quite popular and can be converted from a color file.
How long will it take for us to see the photos from our wedding?
You will be able to see your photos online within one week from your wedding date. You will receive your proof albums within two weeks of your wedding date.
Do you include a finished album in your base package price?
No. Base packages are for service only. Many clients prefer to have service and a proof album only.
How much does a custom designed finished album cost?
The cost of finished albums vary greatly depending on album manufacturer, style, and size. Average cost for a custom designed finished album is generally between $425-1,500. If you know specifically what you want, I would be happy to provide a more exact quote.