What happens first when I contact you?
We’ll chat via email and set up a pre-consultation meeting over the phone, or with a cup of coffee. I want to give you a chance to get to know me and see if I’d be the right fit for you. Also, I want to hear your story – how you and your fiancé met, what you find amazing about each other, what your plans are for the future.
At our first meeting, I’ll be glad to show you my book of weddings I’ve photographed. I’ll go over different packages I offer and show you how we can easily customize anything to fit your exact needs.
Is there a charge for the pre-consultation?
No, I don’t charge for our first meeting – I think it’s important that you get to ask me any questions you have before committing to hiring me for your special day.
Do you shoot everything in color, or do you also use black and white?
I shoot a mix of color and black and white. If you have preferences, we can make sure our plans include what you want.
Do you use film or digital cameras?
I use digital SLR cameras.
What kind of cameras do you use?
All my cameras are Nikon.
Do you have suggestions for other wedding professionals?
Yes, there are many wedding professionals I’ve worked with and would recommend if you need any advice.
If I hire you, will you or someone else be taking my photographs on my wedding day?
Many wedding photographers don’t actually shoot all of the weddings they are hired for – they will use an associate to shoot them instead. As a boutique wedding photographer, I am always the photographer for my clients. I do work with a second photographer who takes additional shots, but the main work is mine.
What do you think? Should we see each other and take pictures right before the wedding?
I’ll tell you – after my 10 years of experience in wedding photography, I would say yes. There is something so fresh and intimate about that time for the bride and groom before the wedding, before the crowds and noise and hugs and tears (and yes – sweat!).
I can capture those sweet and tender moments of the two of you. I often have brides ask me this question, and I’ve never had anyone who went ahead and saw each other before their wedding regret it later. Instead, they say it was a time they’ll never forget – and they have the pictures of that time to share and look back on. It’s your decision, of course, and we can talk more about it when we meet.
How much does it cost to hire you?
I can go over the range of prices at our first meeting. I offer several packages that differ in cost, depending on your needs and budget.
Will you work with my wedding planner?
Definitely! I will gladly work with your wedding planner to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day of your wedding.
What is a photography timeline?
If you meet with me and decide that I’m the best fit for you, we’ll start making our plans! As part of my services, we’ll meet again about a month before your wedding to make a photography timeline for your wedding day. This isn’t a rigid schedule that you have to adhere to; instead, it’s a general guideline for what photographs you want taken when. This kind of planning really helps make everything go smoothly so you can relax and enjoy your unforgettable day.
Will you help me figure out what kinds of shots we’ll have?
Of course! We’ll definitely work together on this. I can also meet you at your wedding site. We can walk around and talk about your vision for where and how you’d like to be photographed. I can help you with ideas about poses and different kinds of shots, but my main goal is to make sure I capture you – beautiful, relaxed, and completely yourself. For that, I want to know what makes you feel comfortable and natural.
How long after my wedding before I can see the pictures?
After your wedding, my work for you has just begun! We will spend about six weeks editing your pictures in order put together the most perfect, exceptional retelling of your day. When they’re done, I’ll contact you and you’ll be able to view them on a secure website. And if you need help with your album, I’ll be glad to work on that with you as well.
What if I live somewhere else, but am coming to Northeast Ohio for my wedding?
If you don’t live in Ohio, we can talk on the phone and still get things done. I often work with brides who live out of town. Just contact me and we can do a lot of the work long distance – not a problem.
This is just a beginning introduction – let’s get together and really talk. Fill out the information on the Contact page and I’ll get in touch with you soon!