Frequently Asked Questions
Should I book an engagement shoot with you?
Absolutely! Engagement shoots are a great way for us to get to know each other, build a rapport, and for you to get experience my photography firsthand. I love meeting couples through engagement shoots, and find that it adds an extra personal dimension to the wedding day.
Will you be up in my grill on the wedding day?
We have spent years honing our photography-ninja skills so that you can focus on what's most important during your wedding day--the love of your spouse and your family. Most of the time, you won't even notice that we're there.
You're based in New York City. Do you travel for jobs?
Yes, we love to travel! Assignments have taken us to Miami, Los Angeles, Aspen, Portland, Seattle, New England, Toronto, Paris, Antigua, and we are planning a trip to Tokyo now.
What are your rates?
Start by filling out our contact form, and we will send you a brochure with some package info. We're also always happy to create a customized proposal to suit your needs.
Can you give me all of the images that you take?
The short answer is no. I usually take thousands of images when shooting a wedding. I have spent over 10 years learning what goes into a great photo, and one of the things that you hire me for is my ability to cull my images and share only the best with you. We will work together to ensure that all of your photographic needs are met, and I am always open to input if you have specific moments or images that you would like to capture.
How many pictures should I expect to receive?
Depending on the length of the wedding and the number of shooters, you can expect to end up with around 200-600 photos to memorialize your day.
Why can't I get raw files of the photos?
A photo begins with the push of the shutter button, but it certainly doesn't end there. A raw image is essentially an unfinished product. Years of photographic editing experience has gone into creating the finished products you see on this website. Same goes for every other professional photographer you encounter. If a photographer offers you raw images, you should run the other way! A photographer offering you a raw image is like a gourmet baker handing you butter and flour and telling you to make it yourself.
But I look perfect as is!
We agree! But even the best images will need some retouching--from color correction, to adjusting the white balance, to cropping out the drunk uncle flossing his teeth during your vows. We love capturing the unique look and feel of each photographic subject in the very best light possible, and one of the tools at our disposal is retouching.
When should I book you?
Yesterday! Seriously though, it depends on the time of the year and the day of the week. Summer weekends tend to fill up first, but we are sometimes able to accommodate last-minute requests. Send us an email and we'll let you know what our availability looks like.
Can I hire someone else for photography and hire you for video (or vice versa)?
Of course! We play well with others. However, we do prefer to be hired for both, since hiring us for both photo & video allows us to coordinate so that we don't get in each other's way for crucial moments like the first kiss and the cake cutting. We've worked together for years and know exactly how to frame a shot so that we don't miss a thing.