Friends, you’re not alone!! Even I don’t love being in front of the camera! I asked my husband to take a photo of me on my birthday and had NO idea what to do with my own hands (so I understand)! I promise to give you LOTS of direction, but also to keep it fun and relaxed. Rather than lots of stiff “poses”, I will guide you with prompts, games, and fun ways for you and your partner to interact with each other! All while making sure the light is good, your shoulders are relaxed, and I’m shooting your best angles. :)
Engagement sessions are something that I include as complimentary in my packages - so they don’t affect the overall cost. Engagement sessions are a GREAT way to get to know each other before the wedding day - you can see how I work, and I can see how you interact! It makes a HUGE difference on the wedding day to have that base! Chances are on the wedding day we will have a smaller window of time and a lot more going on, so it’s also a great opportunity for a relaxed pace + beautiful photos of you two in your favorite place!
I absolutely am!! And happy to provide proof of insurance to any venue that would like to see! On top of that - I always shoot on two cameras, with two SD cards in each one! Once I get home, I immediately back your images up to an external hard drive (even if it's 1 am!) so there are three copies of your wedding photos before you’re even asleep that night!!
I typically deliver an average around 100 photos per hour that I shoot! After your wedding, I will cull through alllll the images I take, and remove an blurry/blinking/duplicates (since I shoot a LOT) - everything else is yours! I don’t limit to a certain number! For an 8 hour wedding day you can expect anywhere from 600-1000 photos - it just varies depending on bridal party/family size + events etc!
In all my packages I include a preview gallery within 48 hours!!! This means that you will have 30-50 images from your day in a preview gallery within two days! For weddings, my turn around time is 4-6 weeks!
I am happy to say that in my eight years as a wedding photographer, I have NEVER missed a wedding - but, a totally understandable question! I have MANY connections in the greater Boston area to some other incredible photographers - worst case scenario I can’t be there? I would have someone I know and trust to take the best care of you step in to shoot your day! All the editing still comes through me - you would just have someone new the day of!
Short answer - YES! Most of my weddings take place on Cape Cod, in Boston, or the surrounding states (VT, NH, RI, NJ) but I am down to travel anywhere with some fees. If a wedding is 2+ hours from me, I will charge a small fee to cover a hotel overnight, and if the wedding is out of state, we can work out a package to include travel fees!