Luxury is attention to detail, originality, exclusivity
and above all quality.
DO they have insurance and what kind of equipment do they use?
DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER FIT THE STYLE OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR (SOFT AND DREAMY, DARK AND MOODY, COLORFUL AND DRAMATIC, ETC)?
Are the images consistent in color and quality?
Color correction is a basic post-production that should be used on every single image. Many photographers will not color correct any, or will only color correct “select” images from your wedding. This means that you may have a lot of pictures where your skin tones are orange, yellow, red or even blue.
Every single image from your wedding is color correct and edited by me to ensure each and every image is a professional quality product.
DO THE PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE AN ALTERED COLOR OR OVER-DONE, HEAVY EDITING TO THEM THAT'S NOT NATURAL OR TIMELESS?
DO YOU NOTICE WRINKLES, BLEMISHES, UNATTRACTIVE ANGLES, AWKWARD POSES OR DISTRACTING BACKGROUNDS IN THE PICTURES?
DOES THE PHOTOGRAPHER GUARANTEE THAT THEIR 2ND PHOTOGRAPHER WILL PROVIDE THE SAME QUALITY OF IMAGES?
DO ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WEDDINGS HAVE STYLE THE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?
The seam of the pages should not have any cracking, pinking or discoloration of any kind.
The corners and sides of the pages should not be peeling up.
WHILE VIEWING THE BOOK CLOSED AND LOOK AT THE SIDES OF THE PAGES. THERE SHOULD BE NO WAVING OR WARPING.
. Here are some things you may want to ask.
Meaning, "Have you photographed a (Indian, Jewish, traditional, Ethnic, etc.) before?" This can be crucial to them knowing how and what shots to get.
Understand however, this doesn't mean if they have photographed at your venue. Location is irrelevant to an to an experienced photographer as lighting and conditions change minute to minute throughout the day. But having them have experience in your type of wedding can be important to capturing special moments during the ceremony or ceremonies.
This should not be something You are worrying about or dealing with the day of your wedding! Your photographer should discuss with you what family shots you want before the wedding and make suggestions as to what shots to get based on your family members and the amount of time you have for pictures. Eight weeks before the wedding, my brides receive a questionnaire from me that will ask them to list out the family formals they want me to capture.
Fill in the blank with anything crazy situation you can think of that may happen at your wedding. An experienced wedding photographer has been through a lot of interesting situations and should be able to answer quickly on their feet. They may even have some funny stories to share.
- the seam of the pages should not have any cracking, pinking or discoloration of any kind.
- the corners and sides of the pages shouls not be peeling up.
- WHile viewing the book closed and look at the sides of the pages. there should be no waving or warping.
- Look at the printing itself. It should be just as colorful and vibrant and the same quality of the images you saw on their website.
If a wedding photographer or studio tell you that it will take 6 months to a year before you receive your photos, run! There is no reason it should ever take that long to get your photos. After the wedding I’ll edit the images and upload them in an online gallery. I have one of the fastest turn-around times in the wedding industry with proofs ready in 3-4 weeks and the majority of my couples with their wedding album within 6 months. I’ve even been known to show a few sneak peek images before that 3-4 week mark too!
Your wedding is unique and important and your photographer should agree. Many studios take on 100 or more weddings a year and send whatever Photographer is available at the time. You have no idea who they are sending to you or what their experience level is. You don't want to be one of the 100 brides they're photographing that year. The advantage to having a "Boutique-style" photographer (one that shoots less than 30 weddings a year on average) is that you'll receive more attention and care each step of the way. Your wedding photographs will tell your individual love story and show your unique personality as a couple rather than a cookie-cutter style that is done the same way at every wedding.
It’s so important to me that I feel like I can really connect with each of my couples. Send me a note so I can reach out to see if I really feel like I will be the very best fit to be by your side on your wedding day.
DUE TO A HIGH NUMBER OF INQUIRIES, PLEASE ALLOW 24-48 HOURS FOR A RESPONSE.