What photography style do you work in?
With more than thirty years of photographing for documentation and news, I can easily say you will be seeing a photojournalistic style of photography. Please read the About David section for more details on my background.
I will certainly do the formal portraits, preferably working from a specific list that we determine in advance, but the rest of the day you are left to enjoy your celebration. There is no question in my mind that I can give you better photography if you and I are allowed to enjoy your day without interruption for posing.
Do you use an assistant?
I generally do not use an assistant or a second photographer on the day of the event. I have been shooting news, personal and corporate events for thirty years and feel that I am well equipped to photograph events in a creative, yet accurately personal manner. I am completely dedicated to providing the best photography, period. I shoot a lot of images during the course of the day, but don not believe that more is better only for the sake of shooting more. Each of the photographs made, is made with purpose.
I do have an assistant who works with me in the studio, preparing the Primary and Custom albums. She keeps the work flowing so my clients can receive their photographs in a timely fashion.
Do You Shoot Black and White?
All photography is done digitally, so your Primary Album will be in color, but any custom prints can easily be made into beautiful black and white prints. With thirty years of printing black and white photographs for exhibition, I bring the needed experience to crafting beautiful images in monochromatic formats.
Are your packages listed online?
Yes, they are. You and your guests will have access to online galleries to view your photographs. Prints may be purchased online, but can also be viewed for pleasure, without any obligation to buy.
What is a Primary Album?
A Primary Album is a book containing the edited version of the photographs of the event. The prints are 3 ½ x 5 with a matte surface. All images have been toned and corrected for proper color values. The photographs are generally not cropped or retouched at this stage. Primary Albums usually contain between 400 and 500 photographs, depending on how the day unfolds. Occasionally, a second Primary Album is needed if there are enough photographs to warrant this. There is an extra expense for the second book, as required.
What is a Custom Album?
A Custom Album is a leather-bound album of custom printed photographs, usually enlarged, cropped and possibly retouched. The books are assembled to the highest degree of quality using archival materials in production. The photographs are dry mounted into the album, not taped in. The presentation is as beautiful as it is enduring. The albums can be repaired as needed.
Do you offer smaller half-day packages?
Yes, I do, depending on the time of year and the requirements of your event. If this is something of interest to you, please contact me to discuss your wishes.
What is the turn-around after the event?
Primary Albums are usually prepared for pick-up or delivery within a few weeks of the event. There are times, especially in the fall or around holidays, that may require a bit longer wait, but we try to have everything we need in order to assure a speedy delivery. Custom books take a bit longer, as custom prints have to be made and reviewed for quality and then sent to the album company to be assembled by their craftsmen. This process often takes about six weeks.
As with most FAQ sections, you might have questions that I have not answered here. I encourage you to be in touch, whether with a phone call or an email to give me an opportunity to answer your questions. Thank you very much!