When will my photos be ready?
Usually within a few weeks. For large groups or weddings, usually within 4 weeks. For every hour of shooting, two hours will be spent doing edits. This extra time spent on your images really makes them look their best. Each image requires something a bit different, and part of my expertise is knowing what it needs and how best to make those edits.
Can you suggest a venue?
There are some great ones out there. Edgewood at Lake Tahoe, The Firehouse in Sacramento, Serrano Country Club in El Dorado Hills, the Capitol View room of the Sacramento Hyatt Regency. Wineries usually make for great location photography also. Let me know if you have something in mind and let’s see how we can make it work.
Do you do video?
Not yet, but perhaps someday.
Do you do canvas prints/gallery wraps?
You betcha! Gallery wraps are available printed on a fine art canvas using an inkjet process or as a Metallic or Lustre Photographic Paper using a traditional canvas process. Metallic and Lustre paper Gallery Wraps enhance the look and vibrancy of your image. With photographic print gallery wraps, an actual photographic print is created and its emulsion is stripped, bonded to canvas and wrapped around the wood frame. Our gallery wraps arrive complete and ready to hang on the wall the moment they are received.
Where do you recommend we do the shoot?
For family photos, there are a few options. We can shoot at your home. Especially if you have a nice backyard, shots here can be quite beautiful! We can also use a park nearby your house. I have a few places I shoot at regularly, and I can probably recommend one. Best bets are parks with a view of the western sky, and it’s nice to have one with water features or some architecture if it’s available. I also have a studio at my home that’s great for individual portraits, kids portraits, head shots, etc.
What should we wear?
Solid colors work better than patterned colors. If you are doing portraits of more than one person together, it’s a good idea to coordinate the outfits so they don’t clash. For instance, complimentary colors together. If you want to match the whole family up color wise, you can do that. If you do this I’d recommend everyone wear either black or white, as those colors tend to be timeless and not look dated in a few short years. And please, no denim shirts! 🙂
You can change outfits as often as you like and as time allows! This means you’ll have more usable photos for a longer period of time.
Will you pose us or should we arrange ourselves?
I will usually help pose you. What I shoot for is to get you interacting naturally and feeling comfortable. Then I make minor adjustments from there; move this arm here, put your hand on your hip, etc. If it’s a group shot I’ll get you into some basic poses and then get you interacting with each other and the camera.
What happens the day of the wedding?
If you are getting ready on site, I will be available to take the getting ready shots there. If you are getting ready at a home or hotel nearby, we can start the day (photographically speaking) from there and move with you to the ceremony location. I’ll usually be there at least an hour before so I can scope out the location and look for some good backgrounds and compositional elements. When I say ‘we’ I mean either my wife and myself or perhaps a second shooter who I have worked with before and whom I trust.
Here’s a typical wedding day schedule, courtesy of Jasmine Star Wedding Photography:
– Photography begins
– Details photographed (wedding dress, shoes, jewelry, invitations, bouquet, etc)
– Last minute hair and makeup touchups
– Candid photos of the bridesmaids preparing
– Bride dresses
– Candids of bride with mom and bridesmaids
– First Look
– Bride and groom see each other before the ceremony for photos
Did I miss something? Got another question?
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