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What type of photography do you do?

I cover weddings with a journalistic approach with a dash artistic flare but doesn’t think photography should be limited by a “genre.” I try to be unobtrusive in the coverage of the day but I do schedule time in your timeline for gorgeous, casually posed images of the bride and groom together. I won’t stop you and make you pose when cutting the cake, but I like about an hour (or more!) alone with you both (if possible) sometime during the day to create some images of you without your wedding party or guests looking on. I also love the small things and believe strongly in preserving all of the details of the wedding; from your cake to your shoes, to your rings. Images of the guests at the wedding are almost 100% journalistic, I won’t stop entire tables at the reception and make them pose for “table shots”, preferring instead to capture them laughing, smiling, dancing, drinking, and having a great time.

Do you take posed family images?

Absolutely. I strongly in those family images, as they are records of your entire family at an important time in their history together. A few weeks before your wedding I will send you a questionnaire & timeline covering the details of the day. You will have space to write in your own requests.

Can we give you a shot list of photographs we want you to take?

A few weeks before your wedding I will send you a questionnaire/timeline to fill out. It has a space provided for any must have shots, which is mainly for family groupings and the important relatives and friends coming to celebrate your day. I try and incorporate pose requests as best as I can, but please keep the requests to a minimum. Trust in me to capture beautiful, artistic images without a checklist.
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Do you work with a second shooter?

Yes.

Do you edit our images before we get them?

Yes, we do. Every image that you receive has been hand-edited, one at a time, without batching in bulk groups or mass-producing the results. We also often select a few favorites for special attention above and beyond the individual image editing.

Can we get the black and white images in color?

No, you cannot. Images in black and white are only available in black and white. If you would like more color images and less black and white images in your coverage please let us know before the wedding is photographed.

Do you travel?

Yes! We will love destination weddings, and are more than comfortable traveling for events.
Travel is billed very simply – if airfare and hotel and rental car are needed all you are responsible for is a direct reimbursement for the charges.

How long does it take to get our products and images?

Online galleries are posted within six weeks of the wedding date. Printed proofs and the digital files are available within nine weeks of the wedding date. Upon final approval of album designs most albums are ready for delivery within twelve weeks.

Do we get the raw, unedited files?

No, these files are not available for viewing or purchase. The images selected for editing and final delivery reflect our very high standards and everything else is not archived in the studio.

How does the album design process work?

You have up to a year to make your album selections before the book is subject to a fee due to increases in yearly production costs. You do get to preview your album design and make three rounds of changes to it before a change-fee is assessed. Once you approve the layout we will help you choose your album cover style, color, imprinting, and other small details. Then you’ll sign off on the book and it will go to print. All of this process can be completed online simply and easily. Once you choose your images it takes about four weeks to produce your first draft and each round of changes generally takes two business weeks to complete.

Do you do engagement sessions?

Yes we do. All of our wedding packages are all-inclusive and include an engagement session, wedding day coverage, and an album.
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Do you have insurance?

Yes.

Can you hold a date for me?

I’m sorry, but we can’t hold the date or pencil you in. To be fair to everyone we can’t “hold” a date without a retainer and a signed contract. We accept bookings on a first come/first served basis.

What is your payment schedule?

A booking fee/retainer is required reserve your date. The remainder is due two weeks prior to your wedding.

Can we pay you part of the amount after the wedding?

No, I’m sorry, but we do require full payment before the event.

I have to cancel my wedding, can I get the retainer back?

No you cannot. The retainer fee and all monies paid are non-refundable. The retainer guarantees that we will hold the date exclusively for you and once you’ve signed the contract we do turn down all other commissions for that date.

Do we need to feed you at the reception?

It’s not required but it would be really wonderful if you did. It doesn’t have to be the same as your sit-down meal (many caterers offer “vendor meals” as an add-on option) but feeding us ensures we stay cheerful, mobile, and that we don’t faint from starvation or waste away in a very tragic manner. We prefer to be fed when you are fed, not afterwards, because when you are eating you’re not at your most photogenic. And when you’re done, we want to be done as well to continue your coverage.

Can our family and friends take pictures with their cameras? Will that bother you?

Of course they can and it doesn’t bother us in the least bit! We do request they not swarm the family photographs right away because we prefer all eyes facing us in your images, but we don’t mind at all if they snap away from the background. We do not allow family or friends to come along for the bridal images or the images of you two alone for privacy purposes and because, frankly, other people can be distracting! We welcome other cameras during dancing, cake cutting, and other events just asks politely if people could please not push us out of the way and respect our presence.