DC to Boston | NY to Chicago
Engagement session | Full wedding day coverage | Digital downloads | Print release | No watermarks
Elopements & Backyards
New York / Pennsylvania
Friday or Sunday | 5 Hours | Coverage of the ceremony | Formals and groups
Actual, experienced photographer | No students, interns or assistants
How do we get started?
Get a hold of me with the when and where. Then let's meet up! I'd love to meet you and your fiance over a few drinks to get to know each other and learn more about your plans.
OK Cool! Now what?
$300 saves the date. $2700 is due a month before your wedding date. I accept cash, debit and credit cards, checks and money orders, online and in person.
Can we pay over time?
Sure! A lot of people like to pay this way. I’m flexible when it comes to payments. Let me know what works for you.
Do you offer discounts?
Sure! Paying at the time of booking gets you $500 off. Or, if you've got a smaller wedding on an off day (like a Friday or Sunday), I can photograph your wedding for $500.
Do you offer financing?
Yep! There's a couple different options. Drop me a line and let's chat!
How does the engagement session work?
I like doing these sessions and they’re important for a couple of reasons. Beyond creating some cool pictures, the shoot gives us an hour or two to get to know each other even better. We learn what we can expect from each other. I'll coach you on things like, what to do with your hands. You'll learn to relax and laugh in front of the camera. Then on your wedding day, you'll know exactly what to to expect and we won't be strangers anymore = )
How long do we have you on our wedding day?
I quote “full day coverage”, but what does that mean? Many photographers charge by the hour, but I will never look at my watch and walk out because your times up. The way I see it, I’m at your wedding to tell a story from beginning to end. Every wedding is different, and there are no set time limits. I generally like to arrive around the time the bride is having her makeup done and leave when the bride and groom do. However, shooting a wedding is demanding and at some point I will drop dead of exhaustion! (The longest wedding I ever did, I was shooting from 9 A.M. to 1 A.M. and I am in no hurry to repeat that!) But the vast majority of weddings I’ve shot seem to clock in at around 12 hours.
Do you work with a shot list?
My style is photo-journalistic and candid. I’d rather catch a moment than create one. Of course if there are a few specific pictures that you want I’m more than happy to do them for you.
Will we need an additional photographer?
I shoot the vast majority of weddings on my own, but if you have a an exceptionally large or long wedding, I’d recommend it. Or if on your wedding day there are important things happening at the same time in different places. For example, if the groom is getting ready at the same time as the bride 20 miles away. Another thing to consider is hiring an additional photographer as a contingency. It’s good to have another photographer there in case (God forbid!) I’m struck and killed by a meteorite 5 minutes before your ceremony.
What happens if you’re struck and killed by a meteorite right before the wedding?
If you decided to hire an additional photographer, she will shoot the wedding. Almost nothing would keep me from your wedding. but if this is something that concerns you, let’s get an additional photographer on the team.
When do we get the pictures?
About 3 months.
How many pictures do we get?
The number of pictures delivered varies, but I typically deliver 300-700.
How do we get the pictures?
You’ll be able to access your pictures online through a private gallery on my website. From this gallery you’ll be able to download the pictures as well as buy prints.
Will the pictures be retouched?
Every single image I deliver will be hand retouched.
What style do you specialize in?
If I had to put myself in a box I’d say I am a candid, photo-journalistic wedding photographer. I like to to tell a story through my imagery and so I find myself focusing more on moments than “stuff”. Which is all just a fancy way of saying you’ll get more pictures of unscripted glances than you will the hors d’oeuvres and bridesmaids jumping. Of course, I still do all the big group shots that you know your mom wants. And if there is something specific that you want, let me know and we will make it happen!
What’s your favorite part of a wedding?
The reception! All the pressures have fallen away and people are letting loose and having fun! And I get to blackmail your Uncle Joe for his uh, "dance moves" ;)
Are there restrictions on what we can do with the pictures?
You’re free to use the pictures in any non commercial way that you’d like. You, your friends, and family can print them, download them, and share them online. If you want to use the pictures for a commercial purpose, hit me up before hand.
Is it ok if other people take pictures at the wedding?
Of course! I love photography and I love that other people at your wedding love photography too! I have no problem with Aunt Gertrude jumping in to grab a few shots. But I do recommend that your guests not to jump out in the isles, hold up phones or use flash during the ceremony. But if they do, no big deal… I’m pretty good at shooting around the photobombers = )
I like to keep things as simple as possible. And I'm pretty open minded and flexible. If there is something that you have in mind that you don't see on this page, drop me a line and we will figure it out together. = )