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Engagement session photography

WE WANT TO BOOK AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION. WHEN CAN WE SCHEDULE?

We do engagement sessions Monday through Thursdays only, excluding holidays. An engagement sessions can last up to about 2 hours. 
We do recommend scheduling your engagement session May through November.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT AND INSURANCE?

Yes we do. We are happy to provide an insurance certificate to your venue if needed.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE GET?

As many images needed to tell you story. Most weddings – 8-10 hours – receive 600-900 images depending on the day. We custom edit every image and deliver high resolution finished jpegs to you. Most images will be in color. We do about 10-20% in black and white.

DO WE GET OUR HIGH RESOLUTION FILES?

Yes you do. They are available as a digital download directly from your gallery as soon as your wedding album images are chosen. Your gallery is online for one year. At the end of the year you can renew your gallery for an additional fee. The high resolution files are jpegs (240 dpi, 5000 pixels long). These photographs are not watermarked.

Summer wedding

CAN WE HAVE THE RAW FILES

RAW files are unedited digital negatives. They are not color corrected, exposure adjusted or cropped. They do not have the studio’s look or feel applied. You cannot print from RAW files and the file size is quite large and are not easily stored online. You cannot use RAW files without some sort of professional photo editing software. For these reasons, we do not provide our clients with RAW files.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET OUR IMAGES?

4-8 weeks after your wedding day.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR ALBUMS

A small album is 9×9 and starts with 20 pages. A large album is 12×12 and starts 20 pages. Our albums come with linen covers. You can upgrade to leather. You can also purchase a custom album box which matches your wedding album. Most couples will purchase additional images/pages during the design process.

Albums are designed by us. You can do up to two revisions on that design. Our designs will include more pages/images than your original purchase. You can upgrade to include all of the pages we have designed, or you can eliminate pages during the design process.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

I use two professional Sony mirrorless cameras with an array of professional lenses both primes and zooms. I use Profoto lights and Sony flashes.

DO YOU PROVIDE VIDEOGRAPHY?

I do not. My speciality is modern documentary still photography. If you book with me, I will give you a list of recommended vendors including videographers who I can highly recommend and who work much the same way I do on your wedding day – staying out of the way, allowing for moments to occur.

CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE?

Unfortunately we are not able to hold dates. This means we cannot pencil you in. We book fast, on a first come, first serve basis and have a limited number of seasonal dates. If you are unable to meet in person at our Rhinebeck, we are happy to set up a Skype session or phone call with you at your convenience!

HOW DO WE BOOK?

We require a signed contract and a non-refundable booking fee of 1/4 of your full commission. Your remaining payments are billed at equal intervals with the final payment due 4 weeks before your wedding day. All payments can be made by credit card.

WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?

I have a decades worth of experience photographing weddings in New York and the Hudson Valley. And before that, I was a fine art photographer, documentary filmmaker, storyteller and graphic designer: all of which inform every wedding I photograph. I will help you create a timeline that works not only to create some great images, but that allows your day to be stress free as possible, and, most importantly, be about you. My clients trust me to deliver meaningful authentic images of their wedding day.

The more I photograph weddings, the more I am aware of the impact that wedding photography has on the wedding day both from your point of view and your guests. My goal is to be as fly on the wall as possible throughout most of the day, but also be there to guide you when needed to create beautiful wedding portraits. I can handle family during family portraits like a pro, I can make up for lost time in the event something goes off the rails. I photograph weddings in the rain, snow, wind, hot sun, in dark barns, lavish ballrooms. The most important thing in creating great images is that you remain connected to each other and to your family and friends.

DO WE TRAVEL?

Our collections include different amounts of travel. Being located in Rhinebeck, NY, I include a minimum of 1 hour of round trip travel from my starting location to your first location and from your final location back to my home. Our top collection includes two hours of travel. You can add extra travel to any coverage at $150 per half hour. Over 2.5 hours of travel may require overnight stay.

We do destination weddings in the Northeast.

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