Where are you located and do you travel?
Based in Mount Vernon, New York, I am centrally located and have easy access to New York City as well as Upstate. However, my photography is not strictly limited to the Empire State—I have photographed all over California, Washington, and Florida, and am always open to traveling, even to other countries! In fact, travel is my specialty—so don't be shy about asking!
How many photos will I get from my session?
Each session varies in the amount of photos taken and received in the end. I have no limit on the amount of photos I will take, nor in the amount of photos I edit from the session. For portraits and engagements, a two hour session could produce between 80-100+ delivered/edited photos. This may vary but that's generally what a portrait session produces. Headshots will be less, usually between 10-20 shots. These are hand picked by the client following the session.
For weddings, it depends on how long I'll be shooting for, how many posed shots you want, how much decoration you have, the number of guests, the lighting, the weather, how crazy your cousin-in-law dances, anything and everthing is a variable. It could be as few as 300 for a short and sweet wedding, or as much as 700+ edited shots for an elaborate full wedding day, it just depends on your wedding circumstances and the package you choose.
What sets you apart from other photographers?
I offer all of the high resolution, 100% fully edited, digital photo files from the day. ALL of the selected photos from the day are retouched, not just some of them. You are never sent "raw" unedited photos. Each photo is given careful and specific attention to adjust color, contrast, etc. to make sure it perfectly reflects my personal style of photography. These are included with every session at no additional cost. Also, my contracts always include giving my clients printing permissions for personal use so you can order prints at your leisure. In addition I also provide online viewing galleries so that you can share the highlights with your family and friends!
How long before I get my photos?
Weddings can range from 8-12 weeks depending on the amount of photos taken and the amount of editing needed. In peak seasons it may be a little longer, on rare occasions up to 16 weeks. If there are any deadlines as to when the finished photos are needed, this can be discussed with me in the initial planning to see if I can meet your needs.
Portraits can take 2-3 weeks for editing. This includes engagements, proposals, and family sessions.
Interiors, Exteriors, & Headshots can take 1-2 weeks depending on the amount of photos requested.
How would you describe your style?
My style is very photojournalistc - capturing the day as it happens, the emotions as they're expressed, the smiles and tears as they come. I strongly believe that the best shots are achieved through the subject being in their element and feeling comfortable, and its hard to attain that when a photographer is telling you constantly what to do. I want you to be at ease, and this produces great, naturally beautiful shots. However, I will give direction when needed, and every wedding needs some posed shots, such as the bridal party and of family, but I will always try my best to make those as least awkward as possible!
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