Q: HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
A: My goal is to capture you as you naturally are, along with the usual traditional posed photos. Each picture should be an expression of your personality and the feeling behind the moment. I want to tell the story of your day as it unfolds. This means capturing all of the moments, details, and people that make your day special in an unobtrusive and spontaneous way.
Q: DO YOU TRAVEL? HOW FAR OUT WILL YOU GO? WHAT ARE YOUR FEES?
A: Yes! I will absolutely travel! I will go anywhere my cameras can go. I love traveling and seeing new places! No matter if you’re getting married here in Massachusetts, California or even Hawaii! My bags can be packed easily! Please contact me to talk more about your destination and travel expenses privately.
Q: WHO WILL BE OUR PHOTOGRAPHER? WILL IT BE YOU OR DO YOU HAVE A SECOND SHOOTER?
A: You are hiring me to shoot your wedding. I will never send an associate or second shooter to work in my place. I would, however, have a second shooter if that is what you would like to add onto your package.
Q. DO YOU OFFER ANY SPECIAL DISCOUNTS?
A: Absolutely! I proudly offer a 10% discount for all Military (both veteran and active duty) personnel, as well as Police and Fire personnel. Valid identification/proof would be required at time of booking to receive the discount. Thank you for your service.
Q: SHOULD WE DO AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
A: I HIGHLY encourage all my clients to do an engagement session! The engagement session allows us to get to know each other better before your wedding day. You become more comfortable in front of my camera and I get to learn how you interact with each other, if you blink a lot (hey, it happens!), and which angles and types of poses might look best for you. By the time your wedding day comes, we definitely will not be strangers and you will be completely used to me taking a million pictures of you!
Q: THE LOCATION OF OUR WEDDING ISN'T VERY PHOTOGENIC. CAN WE HAVE ANY OF OUR PHOTOS TAKEN AT ANOTHER LOCATION?
A: Absolutely! I encourage you to tell me what locations you want to take your formal photographs! This means a little extra planning to make sure there is enough time to take all the photos you want at all the locations you want, but it is totally worth it.
Q: CAN WE GIVE YOU A LIST OF PHOTOS WE WANT TO HAVE TAKEN?
A: Absolutely, in fact, I encourage it!! Of course I have a mental list of images that I am sure to get at every wedding (for example, detail shots of the dress, the cake, first dances, portrait with parents, etc). If there are some specific photos you want taken or a few special family members/wedding guests that you want me to be sure and capture, please let me know and I’ll be more than happy to snap those photos. This is your wedding day and we want to make sure we capture the things that are important to you.
Q: WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH WEDDING GUESTS AND EACH TABLE AT THE RECEPTION?
I take candid photographs of many guests during the reception, especially as guests interact with the couple as they mingle at the reception. Posed table shots can be arranged if requested, but please keep in mind that many guests are only seated when they are eating or listening to a speech. Most guests move around to mingle and dance, so table groups are often incomplete. Photographing tables involves asking guests on one side of the table to get up and stand behind people on the other side of the table. If posed table shots are a priority for you, I request that you participate in each group photo as guests will more quickly and easily gather for a photo with the couple.
Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU BRING WITH YOU TO SHOOT A WEDDING?
A: I shoot with a full line of professional Canon gear, and have backups for my backups should an issue ever arise.
Q: CAN I SEE ALL THE PICTURES YOU TOOK AT OUR WEDDING?
A: No. I shoot anywhere from 1,000 to 3,000 photos throughout your wedding day including multiples of each pose, event or detail, so I can be sure that I get a perfect shot of everything during your day. I have already carefully picked out the shots that I know you will want to see. Would you really want to see a picture of you with a not so flattering expression, a little one picking their nose, or countless shots of your wedding guests/wedding party blinking? I wouldn’t want to waste your time making you go through those.
Q: HOW SOON WILL WE SEE OUR PHOTOS AFTER THE WEDDING?
A: Your photos will be posted online in a password-protected gallery within four to eight weeks after your wedding, but you’ll usually see a sneak peek on my Facebook within a week! I say 3-12 weeks as an absolute maximum, but it all depends on the season and is usually more towards the middle of that range.
Q: DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS?
A Yes. I have several different types, sizes, and many other options to choose from. We can discuss this during our consultation.
Q: CAN I ORDER PRINTS FROM YOU AND CAN MY WEDDING GUESTS GET PICTURES TOO?
A: Yes of course!! I will upload all your images to my Zenfolio site. Your guests can then get the password from you and access all the images to buy prints or download.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP PLAN IN CASE THERE IS AN EMERGENCY AND YOU CAN’T SHOOT OUR WEDDING?
A: There is a whole paragraph about this stated in my contract, but gladly I can say it has not happened, and I have shot every single wedding! If for some crazy, unforeseen reason I can’t shoot your wedding, one of my several back-up photographers would be able to step in and cover your wedding. I promise I have backup plans because you are my client and I will make sure you are taken care of!
Q: I WANT YOU TO PHOTOGRAPH MY WEDDING. WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
A: Awesome! I am very excited to work with you! Send me an email with all your wedding information and we can talk pricing and I can answer any questions you have. Once we have agreed on a package, we can either schedule a time to meet in person or I can email you the contract that is required. You will need to sign the contract and send that to me along with a 25% retainer to secure your date. Once I have both the contract and retainer, I'm officially yours and you can check "find a photographer" off your list!
Have any other questions? Feel free to contact me via my contact form here, or just e-mail me at Christine.FrozenInTime@gmail.com