Frequently Asked Questions
These are the most common questions couples have about their upcoming wedding and what they should perhaps look for in a photographer or other vendors. If there is something you don't see here, please feel free to drop me an email. I'd love to hear from you.
What is your style of photography?
My style is mostly photo-journalistic. I don't do too many posed images because more often than not the individual looks uncomfortable and forced.
I prefer, instead, to give prompts and cues that illicit natural reactions from all parties, creating a beautiful, genuinely emotive image that will stand the test of time.
When I photograph your event, you will feel like a friend is there, not a "vendor."
Can you make an item be in color and everything else in black & white?
This is a technique called selective coloring, where just the red part of the rose shows up in the picture, or just the blue part of the yarmulke shows. While I am able to do this, I generally counsel my client to avoid these sorts of "fad" images.
What do you mean unlimited time?
Exactly that. My team and I arrive at your venue early to take detail images that make your event unique, and we do not leave until you and your family leave the reception. Simple as that.
No 6 hour, 8 hour, 10 hour limits. No leaving at 11 o'clock because "I've got all the shots I need." I stay to capture everything because you only get one of these special days.
Do you provide a disc of the images? How many?
I absolutely provide you with a disc of your images. There is no set number.
For a wedding it is generally in the realm of 600-1000 images.
For a bar/bat mitzvah 400-800 images, depending on length.
For multi-cultural events or weddings (such as Middle Eastern / Indian weddings) it is much larger as there are several days of photography.
"Can you photoshop that?"
Nothing leaves my hands without having had some form of photoshop editing. It is usually nothing major - a little brightness boost, perhaps making some images black and white.
I also make any particular edits that the client requests. The smoothing and airbrushing I do is never extreme. I don't make people look "plastic" or emotionless. I smooth what needs to be smoothed and leave face contours to make sure that the personality of the subject remains intact.
Can you just give me a disc of the pictures?
Absolutely. That package is called a "shoot and burn."
It provides all the same things as a regular package, without any prints or albums.