With nearly eight years of experience shooting 130+ weddings, I’ve witnessed all kinds of celebrations and can say without a doubt that no two weddings are ever the same. With that being said, there are a few questions that come up fairly often when couples are considering wedding photographers. The following are a few answers to questions that commonly arise – I hope you find them useful.
How would you describe your style?
I always expound on this question during a conversation with prospective clients, but in short, I typically classify my shooting style as a blend between photojournalism and editorial photography. I love the concept of telling the story of the wedding day as it unfolds, but I also don’t mind interjecting a bit and directing clients toward what will ultimately make a better photograph.
Do you shoot film or digital?
Both! The light, airy, romantic quality of medium format & 35mm film translates beautifully into wedding photography, while the advanced technology of digital photography allows me to shoot quickly and confidently in fast-moving or darker environments.
What type of wedding coverage do you offer?
While I do end up creating custom quotes for many couples, almost all weddings start with the base full day coverage, with the ability to add optional items like a second photographer or an heirloom album. Full day coverage starts at $4,000 and has me arriving one hour before you get dressed, shooting through the evening, leaving one hour after the dancing begins. Each wedding includes a flash drive of images, an online gallery, and a box of prints. For smaller, more intimate weddings, I also offer a set hourly block of coverage. Please email me for my complete pricing options.
Where are you located? Do you travel?
I live in Portland, Maine and love to travel! In fact, traveling for weddings is one of the reasons I launched a travel site with my husband back in 2012. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to shoot weddings in a variety of landscapes – the mountains of Oregon, a village in France, a Caribbean island, among others – but even after eight years of living in New England, I’m constantly inspired by the new-to-me locations this job takes me to throughout the Northeast.
Do I need a second photographer?
I shoot the majority of my weddings alone and actually love the simplicity of doing so. There are times, however, when an additional perspective is invaluable. In my opinion, the need for a second photographer is largely dictated by the timeline and the flow of your wedding day. I’d love to discuss this topic further if you’re on the fence about having a second photographer present.
When will our images be ready?
Your entire gallery will be ready in about six weeks after your wedding.
How many images do you deliver?
This typically depends on a few circumstances that are beyond my control – how many hours I’m there, the number of guests, etc. – but an average 8 hour day yields between 500-700 photos.
Do you have favorite caterers/planners/florists/videographers/etc.?
Absolutely! Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you need any vendor recommendations. I’ve been fortunate to work with so many amazingly talented people in the last eight years, I’d love to share their work with you.
May we see an entire wedding, from start to finish?
Definitely – I always make sure to send along the link to my proofing site to couples who are interested in booking me. It’s the best way for couples to get a sense of what complete coverage looks like.
Are you available on my wedding date?
I sure hope so! Send me an email with your venue/date and I will forward along my detailed pricing information and availability. I look forward to hearing from you!