Got questions? Here are some answers.
Do You Travel for shoots?
Heck yes, we do! We have shot internationally in locations such as the Caribbean, Italy, and Scotland. We love the adventure and change of scenery!
Do you use professional equipment?
Absolutely. Beware of "photographers" out there who will charge you premium prices but use equipment that will not give you good results.
Why is wedding photography so freakin' expensive?
Wedding photography seems like easy money — work for one day and rake in the cash, right? But most full-time wedding photographers I know carry over 15,000 worth of wedding gear and often work 60-hour weeks. (Those hundreds of images from your wedding? It takes several full days just to edit those.) Add taxes, software, advertising, albums, repair, shipping, and studio expenses, and many photographers end up making less than minimum wage for the first few years of their career.
I keep hearing about "shoot and burn" photography. Sounds painful. What is it?
Actually, yeah, it can be kind of painful. "Shoot and burn" is slang for photographing a wedding and burning it straight to CD without post-processing. It's usually super cheap — for a reason. Bad lighting isn't corrected, distracting elements aren't removed (hello, Speedo-clad photobomber!), and zits remain proudly on display.
Digital files may be important to you, but find a full-service photographer who will edit the images before handing over the digis.
Do I really need a second photographer?
No one needs a second photographer, but they can provide you with more images and a different perspective. Many of the top photographers only work with assistants who carry gear and help with professional lighting. The best thing is to ask your wedding photographer to see how they prefer to work. You can get good results either way.
How far in advance should I book a wedding photographer?
Many in-demand wedding photographers book weddings at over a year out. As it gets closer to your wedding date, it will be harder to book your first-choice photographer. If your favorite photographer is unavailable on your date, don't panic. Ask them for recommendations — they may know someone with a similar style and a lighter schedule.