F.A.Q. Answer to Frequently asked questions
- Will we have you for all day?
Yes, I consider wedding photography as an art of telling a story. It begins with the getting ready, and finish at the end of the day. That’s why my smaller package starts with a 10 hour of coverage.
When do you start tacking pictures?
I usually begin when the bride starts her preparation. During the first part of the getting ready (hair, makeup, etc.) I shoot details, and, then I capture you and the bridal party. That could be very intense memories if you are surrounded by your closest fiends.
- Is there any travel subsistence?
Travel fees are included within 60-mile radius of the Twins Cities and Rochester, MN. After that, I charge $0.50 per miles. For long distance, ask for specific quote.
- How many pictures do you usually deliver?
The number of pictures varies depending on the number of hours covered, the number of guests, and, of course, what happened. For a 10-hour coverage, I can provide 800 to 1200 pictures. For a more complete answer, check the dedicated page on FAQ.
- Do you retouch all pictures?
I personally retouch each picture one by one to render the best quality to your image. Check the retouch page for more information.
- Can we have access to the RAW files?
I don’t give. Raw files (even if you are a photographer). I first correct them, then export them in. TIFF for local adjustment and finally I export all pictures in High Definition JPG. That’s the final files you will receive.
- Are pictures copyright and watermark free?
Pictures are personal use release. You will receive all your image, through a web gallery, without watermark in the best quality (HD).
- Do you work with good quality equipment?
I work with the best professional camera equipment on the market. Multiple camera body (so back-up equipment), high quality lenses with a large opening, off camera flash and more. If you are interesting check a list of my gear page (from the FAQ).
- When can we have the pictures?
I post the first 10 pictures one week after the marriage. The remaining images are uploaded a few weeks later—depending on the total quantity of work—with a contractual maximum of nine weeks after the ceremony.
- Do you do only wedding?
I am specialized in Wedding photography, but I cover all kind of photography: portrait, family, products, architecture, interior and corporate photography too. Beside, I have a personal artistic activity.
- Can you also do some videos?
Making film and capturing pictures are two completely different jobs. That’s why, in order to ensure a high-quality service, I do only one thing, and I (try to) do it well. I would be happy to recommend you some videographer.
- Are you insured?
Of course, I don’t want to be in any trouble for any reason. What’s more most of the high standard venue requires an insurance certification.
- What happens if you have an accident (before the event)?
You are guaranteed by contract to have a photographer covering your wedding in any situation. I work in partnership with some of the best wedding photographers, so if I'm not abble to testify on your special day, one of those will.
- Would you travel for destination weddings?
Yes, with great pleasure! I love discovering fresh places, new landscapes. All that is very challenging and exciting.
- Should we prepare meals for you?
Yes. I will need energy! I don’t ask for gastronomy meal, a burger or simple sandwish will be good! I eat everything and have no allergy.
- Can you reproduce another style?
If there is one or two iconic pictures you hope to replicate, and it’s technically possible, then I am open to find original sources of inspiration. But if you want me to change my styling to match someone else, then I may not be a good fit for you.
- Can you make a projection of the images?
When I work alone, I don’t offer this option. If you book me with a 2nd shooter, one of us will be in charge to realize a slide show while the other will keep covering the evening.
- Do you do offer photo-booth option?
Yes. I offer several options. We can speak about that during our first meeting.
- Do you work with natural light or flash?
When I first started photography, I was shooting a lot with flashes to be sure to have a clean light. Now, some years later, with experience and better equipment, I love working with natural light.
- We don’t like to pose…is that a problem?
That’s great because I don’t like weird posed and cheesy pictures. I know how some people can feel awkward face to the camera lens and finally get a frozen smile (I personally have this problem). We will work on that during the engagement session.
- Other questions?
Some questions need long answers and have their own page, check the FAQ. page, or send me a message!
- We want to hire you, what’s next?
First, send me a message or call me, we will set up a rendezvous. I drive to Minneapolis and St Paul with pleasure. Then you will have a deposit (around 30%) to pay and a contract to sign in order to secure your date.
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