F A Q
- Can we meet?
Of course. It will be my pleasure to meet with you over a cup of coffee. From Mondays to Thursdays we can discuss any questions you may have for me about your photoshoot arrange our meeting only on a weekday.
- Do you travel?
Absolutely! I travel across the states & abroad for my work and love doing so. I ask for airfare, a hotel room for 2-3 nights and transportation. (I work hard to keep travel costs as low as possible.) For weddings outside of New York City limits, I have a travel fee of $100/hour, and possibly accommodation if it's too late to return to the city that evening.
- Can we call you?
Yes, but please e-mail me all your questions first, I have to be prepared to give you the right answers.
- Why I'm asking for your facebook.
On my website, you can find more info about me and my family. I would like for you to get to know me a little before you will contact me, likewise, I would like to find out more about you before we actually meet.
- How many photos in total do we get?
The amount of photos depends on the type of photoshoot and the package you choose (how many hours). The minimum amount of photos for an engagement photo shoot is 60. On the day of the wedding, you will receive no less than 400 photos.
- How many photos will be edited?
All photos that you receive will be edited. You will receive high resolution and edited photos only. The space for our event will not have a lot of light and will be quite dark. How do you work around that issue? I use cameras that have a full frame, which allows capturing even with poor light. I also use prime lens, flash, and a softbox.
- What do you mean by edited photos?
I do convert raw. ( White Balance, Contrast, Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Whites and Blacks, Clarity, Vibrance, Saturation, sharpening and noise reduction, lens correction and transform, crop. Maybe something else)) Extra editing ( high-end retouching ) is also available as addition serves. Ask me for more details.
- When will we receive our photos?
Within 10 weeks after the shoot, you will receive the photos with Google Drive. Your photos will be available for 10 days on Google Drive for download.
- Can you send us a few photos? Can we get the photos faster?
*The photos can be delivered in 7 days for $145 for wedding and $70 for engagement photos.
- Wedding book.
You can fix your wedding book layout just one time, then it will cost you $75 per layout. Please, think and let me know.
- Can I have the RAW files or any unedited images? Can you keep the photos private?
This will always and forever be a resounding no. Unless you want to buy out the copyright, of course! That’ll be $3,000. The RAW photos will be deleted in 6 months after your wedding.
- Can you keep the photos private?
Hire the photographer you let me share your photos online. I have an option for you. It'll be + 50% of the shoot. Why?
I must compensate it somehow otherwise, it is nothing to show other couples. No photos. No job. No money. Homeless)
- Do you take into consideration the time used to travel to your destination?
Yes, the time that is going from one set to another within the day is also taken into consideration. All in all, we have the exact amount of hours that we agreed to have prior to the shoot.
- Can we print the photos ourselves?
Yes, you can print and use the photos however you want, but only for personal use.
- Do you have a second photographer?
How important is it to have a second photographer? Yes, I have a second photographer that I always work with. If there will be over 60 people at your event I recommend that you include a second photographer. The photoshoot will be interesting and unique. By having a second photographer we can save time, thus have more time to create interesting shots.
- How many wedding have you shot?
I shoot weddings every 7 days. You can find all the recent photoshoots in the “clients” section on my website.
- I can't wait to see the photos! when do I get them?
Your photos are on their way to you within 6-12 week after your session/wedding.
- We commonly book 6-15 months in advance.
There are “peak” seasons. The busiest months of the year are March, April, May, June, September, October and August (The most popular), November. So if your wedding date is one of those months, it’s time to get the ball rolling and book ASAP!
- How to digitally sign pdf documents?
This video explains how to do that on youtube
- Do you shoot family photos during a wedding day?
YES! Family photos are one of the most important things on a wedding day and I always make sure to carve out time to capture them.
- What is your equipment?
I use 2 x Canon 5D Mark IV + Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift + Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM + Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 Tilt-Shift + Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM + Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 + Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM + 2 x Canon Speedlite 600EXry
*Almost all my couples want to get photos as soon as possible or right after the shoot. But I have to go through a special procedure before I sent the photos to the couple, and it takes time. Selecting the all good shots, color correction, retouching. All these things take time. Selecting photos takes anywhere from a 1 day to 3. This depends on the amount of photos taken during the shoot. After all, we don’t want to miss an important moment, so we have to choose carefully and look at all images taken. After your photos are ready I load them to Google Drive and on to my website. All of the editing takes about a week. But editing photos is just a part of my job, since I have many other shoots happening during the week, I can only fit a certain amount of work hours a day. During the work week I have other photoshoots, reply to e-mails, meet up with couples, talk to them on the phone and much more. Marketing and management are also key components of my job that take time. I also have two sons and want to spent time with them and see them grow.
Sent us a few photos?
In order for me to sent a few photos, I have to look through all of them. This is up to 2-3 hours at minimum + retouching. During that day I can not look over any other photos from a different shoot. This way my timeline of the work day gets moved by 2-3 hours and throws my whole schedule off and all couples who were before you in the “line” will get their photos later, which is unfair.
This is why I have an option for couples who want their images during the week. $145 for a wedding and $70 for engagement photos
I give the images over to a third party who edit them. This speeds up everything else. The color correction and selection is no different from my own.