Do you photograph destination weddings?
This is totally our bag. Our home base is in Miami, FL but photograph a few weeks a year in the Cotswolds and surrounding English countryside and also travel frequently around the US and beyond.
How would you describe your style?
Photojournalistic with creative portraiture. I focus the majority of my attention on capturing candid moments as they happen without recreating events. I direct portraits creatively to create striking images but with a focus on fun and natural emotion.
What are your travel fees?
Every wedding is different, but typically travel fees cover two nights hotel and flights.
Do you include digital images and reprint rights?
I always include high resolution images with reprint rights without logos/watermarks. Have fun with them forever.
Digital or analog/film?
Digital photography allows me to push the boundaries of creativity and allows me to experiment with technically challenging techniques. It is also the best format for candid photography and allows me to chase fleeting moments and capture the unexpected.
I started photographing with film photography more than twenty years ago and appreciate the required discipline and intention required to capture amazing images that rely on vision and not chance. Additionally, the amazing color and tone produced by professional film is unmatched by the output of modern digital cameras. Medium format film is unparalleled for image quality. And, its also kinda awesome.
Do you design wedding albums?
Not only do we design wedding albums, but we photograph the wedding with your wedding story in mind from start to finish and documenting your wedding in the form of a story is our primary goal. This will also be the means by which you will be able to share your story with your children one day.
What do you use to photograph?
I use all professional Nikon full frame cameras and prime and zoom lenses. I also use Nikon 35mm film cameras and a Mamiya medium format camera.
How do you photograph outdoor weddings at night?
Living in Miami we photograph a lot of weddings outdoors at night and love them. There is so much excitement and fun under the stars as well as so much beautiful light to capture. We have plenty of experience with both natural night lighting and wireless unobtrusive flash lighting and can show you examples and help you with your wedding lighting option.
What is a “First Look”?
Sometimes couples want to photograph their portraits before the wedding ceremony. In order to capture the awe of seeing each other for the first time we might arrange a place for you to see each other for the first time on the wedding day.
There are many benefits to photographing your portraits before the ceremony, including; 1) having more time, 2) timing, if your ceremony is scheduled for sunset and we want natural light portraits, 3) it is nice to be able to kick off the shoes and let down your hair to party as soon as the ceremony is over, 4) it has been known to get a bit… warm in Florida and you might want to be as fresh as possible for photos. We have never heard anything but the most positive feedback from first looks, whereas we have run into a situation now and then with ceremonies running late and running out of time or light for photographs. If you are unsure we can put you in touch with a couple who did it and you can hear how much fun it was.
What should I expect on an engagement shoot?
Do you photograph stand alone engagements or proposals?
All the time.
Do you photograph with a second photographer?
It depends on the package you choose and the circumstances. Second photographers are not always necessary despite what your wedding planner might tell you. Besides, I am like a photographer ninja and have been known to be in two places at one time despite known physics. All of my second photographers work under my direction and provide me with raw files for me to edit consistently with your look.
Can we meet?
Sure, get in touch and stop by the studio or invite us out to your wedding venue so we can check it out.
How long until I can see my photos?
Generally it takes 2-4 weeks to edit and deliver your photographs.
How many photographs will I get?
This varies significantly depending on the wedding, but generally somewhere between 600-900 edited photographs.