You have questions, I have the answers. Below you will find frequently asked questions about photography and how I work. Of course, if something is not listed here please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style of photography as lifestyle. I enjoy documenting events as they happen. This means I am observing and looking for moments to photograph. This showcases real moments and emotion. When someone doesn’t know they are being photographed you are able to see them for who they really are, that’s something special. Besides capturing the moments as they happen I do think it’s important to also photograph posed portraits. It’s nice to have a more formal image of people looking at the camera. Therefore a mix of candid and posed photographs is delivered with all my sessions.
Q: Do you shoot digital?
A: Yes, I have been shooting with pro digital cameras for over thirteen years now. Canon is my gear of choice. I did start out in film and enjoyed everything about it. Digital is amazing and always me to deliver more images then I could with film.
Q: How many images do I receive after the shoot?
A: I can not give an exact number because every shoot is different. For portraits I average about 80-100 images an hour, these are pre-edit. It also depends on if we shoot in one location or multiple & you have more than one outfit change. So for a standard one hour session you would receive between 25-45 final edited images. Wedding clients typically receive between 400-600 final edited images depending on the number of hours I photographed for.
Q: Do you edit the images?
A: Yes, I photograph, download and edit every shoot I do. I give each final image individual attention. I will touch up anything that looks out of place but will keep you looking like yourself. Unlike other studios who source out their work, your photos will receive the care and attention they deserve from the photographer who took them. You will end up with a gallery of images that you will be proud to showcase in your home.
Q: How long does it take before I receive my images?
A: Turn around time for portraits is within one week from your shoot date and weddings two weeks. You will be notified with an email and link to view your online gallery. You are then welcome to share it with family and friends. You can then order prints, canvas and more online. Commercial work is typically subject to a deadline and I will work with you to get the images completed quickly. Please note, these turnaround times can change depending on the time of year.
Q: Can you deliver more black and white images than color or vice versa?
A: Of course, with every meeting we will talk about what you are looking to achieve with your images. Some people love b & w images, others not so much. I will edit based on what you prefer. Most of my final edits are about 30% bw and 70% color.
Q: Do we get a copy of the digital negatives or files?
A: Yes. You can add this on to any package. Anytime you are receiving digital files you are being given permission to use them for personal use only. This means you can print them & display them in your home, office etc. You can not sell the images or enter them into any contest where you would profit. As the photographer, I retain copyright of the photographs giving me permission to use them for promotional purposes, to enter competitions, submit to magazines etc.