Planning a wedding is practically a part-time job. We know all of the details and preparation that go into your wedding day. We’ve compiled a list of documentary wedding photographer faq’s to help answer any questions related to photography that you might have, and if you have more questions, we’d love to hear them! Just shoot us an email using the contact button above!
How long have you photographed weddings?
Our first wedding together was way back in 2009. In those days we both worked as full time photojournalists and photographed weddings on the weekends. By early 2011 we were receiving so many inquiries for wedding photography, we were able to quit our day jobs and focus entirely on wedding photography! After 130+ weddings we haven’t looked back and eight years later still love what we do.
Why do you always use two photographers?
As documentary wedding photographers, we want to tell the full story of your wedding. From the getting ready photos to the last dance of the night, there is a lot going on at weddings. We want to capture it all, but we especially love those subtle moments between family and friends that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. With two photographers we can ensure that you are getting the best coverage we have to offer. Occasionally we photograph weddings solo when the guest list is 50 people or less.
Do I have the right to print my pictures?
Yes, you own the rights to reproduce your wedding photos. This is not the case with all wedding photographers, but we feel like it’s very important that our couples own their photos! After the wedding our couples receive a thumb drive of their full resolution images in both color and black and white. We encourage everyone to print your photos and make an album! (But in the event that you are feeling a little lazy, we also offer those services). :) Every package also comes with a password protected online gallery where guests can order prints or digital downloads if they are so inclined. All photos are printed with high quality inks on premium lustre photographic paper.
How long until we receive our pictures?
Our turnaround times are quick; faster than most in the industry. We’ve heard the horror stories about couples having to wait months before seeing any of their photos! That will not happen with us. We use Instagram and Facebook to share sneak peeks within days following the wedding. A full blog post featuring our favorite 60-80 pictures from your big day is usually up within 2-3 weeks after your wedding. Thumb drives with your full resolution images are delivered immediately after the blog post goes live.
*Our contract does allow for up to 8 weeks for delivery, but after 130+ weddings it’s never taken anywhere near that long. It’s just a safety net in the event of a family emergency, etc.
How many images will we receive?
This number varies a bit based on the number of hours in your package and the general schedule of the wedding day. Most six hour packages yield between 350-450 images and our eight hour package will give you 450-600 images. All of your photos will be full resolution and individually edited by us (with the help of coffee and the occasional doughnut).
How far do you travel?
We travel throughout New England, and sometimes further for extra special weddings. Our packages include travel within a 60 mile radius of our home base in western Massachusetts. If your weddings is further than 60 miles from us, there is an additional $1/mile travel charge. For weddings on Cape Cod or in Newport we do have a flat fee that covers two nights of accommodations and mileage. As you know, traffic can be crazy getting to and from those spots during the busy wedding season. We want to make sure that we are nearby on your wedding day and not stuck in traffic when we are supposed to be capturing you putting the dress on!
What if you are sick?
We would have to be hospitalized before we would miss your wedding, but we still like to be completely prepared in case of an emergency. We have a large network of professional wedding photographers that we network with in New England, and would be able to find someone last minute who could work as a lead photographer for us.
Do you have back up gear?
Of course. We always bring a full backup kit in case something were to happen to our main cameras, as well as batteries, flashes and lenses.
We want to book you, what’s the next step?!?
Awesome! We’d love to meet you and hear more about your wedding. The next step would be heading over to our Contact Page to send us a message! We always respond within 24 hours (but our goal is two!). If you decide to work with us, we require a signed contract and a 25% deposit to reserve your date.