Wedding Photography: Frequently Asked Questions You May Have Too!
Brides and grooms are new to the whole “wedding experience” and often have many questions when it comes to the photography portion of their decisions. We get questions here at Covenant Pictures all the time. To help all you brides and grooms out, I figured that I would post some of them in case you had similar questions. This way, maybe it can help you learn more about us and also more about how to plan your day!
Question 1: I’m engaged and have no idea what to do for a wedding photographer. I want to start planning, but where do I start?
Answer 1: Wedding photography can be a stressful part to plan since you want the best pictures possible. But don’t worry, we have you covered! Check out our article that is found here. It should help a lot when trying to find a photographer. But to sum it up, make sure you know what you are wanting from your photographer. Knowing the hours, products, and type of pictures can help when narrowing down the list. Also keep your budget in mind. Most photographers will work with you on price though so keep that in mind before you scratch off that photographer you love. When you have collected a list of about 5 photographers that fit your needs, make sure you meet them in person before you decide. You can base a lot off of their personalities to see if they mesh well with you and it can also give you a chance to see more of their portfolios. Good luck!
Question 2: I’m interested in having you as our photographer. How do you differ from other wedding photographers though? What makes you better than the rest? Why should I choose you?
Answer 2: I’m glad to hear that you are interested in our photography – I would love to be a part of your special day! To answer your questions though, I believe that I am different because of the passion and creativity I put into my work. I work hard to capture every special moment. Being an award winning photographer, I have done a lot of weddings and know what to look for. I pride myself on being able to take pictures that are worth a thousand words. By having emotional shots that tell a story in each picture, I make sure that all your memories are safe. I like to stand above the rest by having a great eye for those perfect angles and being able to adapt to changes. Your day is just as special for me as it is to you and I believe that it shows in my work. But don’t just go based on what I’m saying – take a look for yourself and I’m sure you’ll see it too!
Question 3: I’m not sure what steps to take since I’m new to all of this. How do I begin?
Answer 3: Don’t worry; you’re certainly not alone in feeling this way! Most of our clients are in your shoes. I’m sure that not many people know how to start at first. But let me put you at ease. If you are interested in having us as your photographer, come give us a visit! You probably have already looked us up online so we would love to sit down with you and go over everything. This will help us get to know what you’re looking for so we can plan to make your day the best it can possibly be. During your visit we can also talk about costs and packages as well as even set up a date if you have your mind set. We would be happy to answer any and all of your questions. You can also give us a call if that is how you would like to get started before we meet!
Question 4: My fiancé and I were looking through your portfolio and it really caught our attention. How much do you usually charge?
Answer 4: Our prices usually depend on what products you are looking for and the time you need us for. Our average wedding costs are about $2000 – $5,000, but we are able to work with you so that we can find a package and price that works for you. Nothing is written in stone and we would be happy to find something that fits your needs and your wallet.
Question 5: We have some questions and ideas we’d like to go over before we set things in stone. Is there a way to have a meeting with you before we make a final decision?
Answer 5: Definitely! We always want to make sure that our client’s needs are met and actually prefer to meet them before they make a final decision! This way we can be on the same page and make sure that you are happy with everything. All you have to do is contact us and set up an appointment. We would love to meet with you!
Question 6: What areas do you usually work out of?
Answer 6: Right now our company is working out of the New York City area. We do also provide services worldwide so that you are able to have the pictures of your dreams! If you are outside of our area, just feel free to contact us so we can discuss how to make it happen!
Question 7: Do you take formal pictures?
Answer 7: Yes we do! With our photography, we love to have those formal pictures of the bride, groom, and their wedding party! Although we do most of our work in a photojournalistic style, we also make sure to make time for those special moments where formal pictures are a must. This way we can get everyone together and have some great shots! Just let us know what formal shots you are looking for and we will make them happen!
Question 8: Do you have a 2nd photographer available for our wedding day?
Answer 8: We always have a 2nd photographer on hand during weddings. It is important to make sure every moment is covered. By having a 2nd shooter, we are able to have another set of eyes and more of your special moments can be captured. It’s twice coverage which means more incredible pictures for you.
Question 9: We were thinking about having our engagement pictures done by you. If we do, who chooses where they are taken?
Answer 9: For an engagement session, it is ultimately up to you where they are taken. You can suggest somewhere, or we can recommend somewhere for you. If we have worked in the area you want to go, we will give you our opinion based on our experiences if you want – but if your heart is set on it then we will make sure you have pictures at that special place! If you are stuck for ideas, you can also look online for locations in your areas. If you still can’t find something, we would be more than happy to come up with some ideas for you.
Question 10: Do you edit and Photoshop all your images?
Answer 10: In short, yes we do. We want your images to be the best as possible. Whether we are enhancing color or exposure, we make sure that all your images will be delivered in the best form possible. We are proud of our work and want you to be as well! We never will give you images that are less than satisfactory in quality!
Question 11: Will I have to pay extra for my pictures after the wedding?
Answer 11: No you won’t. We work side by side with you to create the perfect package for you. You will know the costs and products you will be getting before you even step up to the altar! You will also get all your images in DVD format so you can have the ability to make extra copies at will without having to pay us to do so for you. This way you will be able to know everything ahead of time and won’t have to deal with any surprises.
Question 12: I came across a wedding picture that I really love. Would you be able to duplicate that scene for me with my wedding?
Answer 12: We love seeing your ideas and working with you to achieve the pictures you want. It is your wedding day and you should be able to get the pictures you love. Feel free to print the image and bring it in for us to see ahead of time. That way we have an idea of what you want. We can’t say for certain that it will turn out the same, but we will try our utmost to make sure that it does!
Question 13: Do you do weddings outside of the New York City area? We were thinking about having a destination wedding and would love for you to be our photographer for it if possible.
Answer 13: We absolutely do! We offer our services worldwide so that you won’t miss out on having us as your photographer! If you are interested in having us shoot your wedding in a different location, just contact us and we can go over the details involved.
Question 14: If we were to meet you, where do we go?
Answer 15: We usually have all of our clients meet us in our studio. To make you more comfortable, we also arrange to meet you in another area in the city if that puts you more at ease. If you are interested in setting up a meeting, just let me know and we can set up the when and where.
Question 15: Are your pictures shot in film, digital, or both?
Answer 15: To make it easier to share our images, we shoot in digital. This way we can quickly upload, edit, and get the images out to you in a timely manner.
Question 16: We are trying to plan our wedding and could use some help. Do you have other wedding vendors that you could suggest to us?
Answer 16: We would love to help you out! We have worked with different people in the past and can suggest a list of them to you on request. Just let me know what you are looking for and I will do my best to steer you in the right direction! These are the list of questions that we have gleamed from our clients over the years. If you have a question that you do not see above, feel free to contact us. We are here to answer all your questions and to make the process easier for you. I hope that this was helpful and we look forward to hearing from you! Congratulations on starting the wonderful journey into marriage!