Planning a wedding can practically be a part-time job. We know all of the details and preparation that go into your wedding day. We’ve compiled a list of our documentary wedding photographer faq’s to help answer any questions related to photography that you might have.
How long have you photographed weddings?
Our first wedding together was way back in 2009. Back in those days we both worked full time and did weddings on the weekends (Katie as a newspaper photographer and Max as a freelance photographer / web designer). By early 2011 we were both able to leave our full time jobs and focus solely on our wedding photography business. After 130+ weddings we haven’t looked back and just love what we do!
Why do you always use 2 photographers?
As documentary wedding photographers, we want to tell the full story of your wedding. From the time the gals and guys getting ready to the last dance of the night, there is a lot going on at weddings. We want to capture everything from the big moments of the day that you were a part of to the subtle moments between family and friends that may have otherwise gone unnoticed. With two photographers we can insure that you are getting the best coverage we have to offer. Occasionally we photograph weddings solo in the event of small weddings with 30 guests or less.
Do I have the right to print my pictures?
Yes, you own the rights to reproduce your wedding pictures. We think it’s criminal that some wedding photographers don’t allow clients the right to print their own images. As a courtesy, we do set up online galleries for every wedding where couples and wedding guests can order prints or digital downloads if they are so inclined. It’s the best way we can guarantee that or images are printed at the best possible quality by a professional photo lab.
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 how some couples have to wait months before seeing any pictures. That will not happen with us.
We know that after the wedding you can’t wait to see your pictures. We always do Instagram or Facebook sneak peeks within the days following your big day. A full blog post featuring our favorite 60 to 80 pictures from your wedding is usually up within 2 weeks of your wedding. Thumb drives with your full resolution images are usually delivered within 2-4 weeks.
*Our contract allows 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 can vary a little based on the hourly coverage and wedding day schedule. But usually for the six hour packages it’s between 350-450 and for the eight hour package between 450-600. The images you receive on the thumb drive will be full resolution and each one has been individually edited by us. There will be three folders, one of color images, one of black and white, and one with images properly sized for social media.
How far do you travel?
We travel pretty much throughout all of New England. We cover 120 miles roundtrip from our home in western Massachusetts, anything over that we charge $1.00/mile. 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 just want to make sure that we are nearby on your wedding day and not tired from waking up super early to make sure we can get there on the wedding day itself.
What if you are sick?
We would have to pretty much be in the hospital to not make it to your wedding. But, in the event that something crazy happens we have a large network of photographers that we could reach out to who would fill in.
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.
We want to book you, what now?
Awesome! We’d love to meet you and hear more about your wedding. The next step would be to head over to our Contact Page and send us a note! If you decided to work with us, we would need a signed contract and retainer in order to reserver your date.