Q: Do you shoot with film or digital?
A: I work with digital. I have extensive experience with silver gelatin printing, and I enjoy the process, but I find it impractical for my work. Digital allows me to see all of the images right away, and have them uploaded to my hard drive immediately and backed up in multiple locations. Having the images in digital form also allows for easy sharing with friends and relatives, by linking to my website, blog, or Facebook page. Back.
Q: Do you post-process your own images or outsource?
A: I process all of my own photos. I enjoy the process of working with every photo and making it look the very best. The hands-on experience allows me to have control over the style of the images from start to finish, which is important to the overall look and feel of your collection of images. Back.
Q: What software do you use?
A: I work primarily with Photoshop and Lightroom. Lightroom is great for storage and organization, while Photoshop allows me to do extensive editing and work with a variety of plug-ins and actions. Back.
Q: When can I see my images?
A: For weddings and events, I post the first few images on my blog and Facebook page within 3 days after the event. Because of the extensive number of images and the attention required to make each one perfect, delivery of your final collection takes between 3-4 weeks. For portrait sessions, I post the whole collection online within 3 days, and from there you select which images you would like edited. The final edited image collection will be ready in 1-2 weeks. Back.
Q: How many images will we receive?
A: It depends on the length and size of the event. Some weddings produce more images than others based on a higher guest count and/or more hours of photography coverage. Most weddings average between 400-600 images, but some are closer to 300 and some closer to 800. For portrait sessions, you will receive 5-15 images, depending on your package. You can select more images for an additional fee. Back.
Q: How do you decide which images to make black and white or sepia, or to do selective coloring?
A: My artistic background has trained me to know which images look best in which coloring. Some images may look equally good in both color and black and white, and when that is the case, you will receive them both ways. You are welcome to make special requests, however I reserve the right to decline the request and include only one version of a photo when I feel it is the best depiction of the image. Back.
Q: Do you work with a second shooter?
A: I prefer to work with a second shooter for all weddings and large events. If you are having a small event, we can discuss the need for a second shooter on an individual basis. A second shooter offers the peace of mind that comes with knowing every major moment in your wedding will be covered from two angles, and will allow for coverage of multiple locations simultaneously, such as the guys and girls both prepping, or the cocktail hour and formal portraits. Back.
Q: How do I order prints, greeting cards, albums, or other products created from our photos?
A: You can order prints and a variety of other merchandise directly from your online gallery. Just click on the image you wish to order, then click the "Buy" button in the upper right corner. This will bring you to a page with several purchasing options. To order custom designed albums, photo books, or cards, you will order through me. This can also be done online, but I will need to email you a link from which you can select options. I will do the design work for you and ship you the product upon completion. Back.
Do you shoot out of state/destination weddings?
A: Absolutely. I have photographed in a variety of locations in Colorado and Vermont, as well as Las Vegas, Nevada, and I would be happy to join you for your special day, wherever you choose to celebrate. Back.
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