Frequently Asked Questions

1. I want photos of the ceremony, but my church will not allow flash photography. Can you still capture photos of the ceremony, even if it is very dark or low light?

Answer: Obviously, lighting conditions in any venue will impact upon the technical quality of the images that can be taken, but I have never seen a situation I could not work with. If your church or venue allows photos during the ceremony, I have the experience and equipment necessary to produce quality photos. My background in photojournalism helps a lot, since that meant working with widely varying conditions. (Having a lens that is frequently only seen on the sidelines of major sporting events rather than in a wedding photographer's bag also comes in handy!) I also realize the importance of not making myself a part of the event, but rather, I try to be unobtrusive. You should be the center of attention, not the photographer!

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2. What if I want something not in your packages?

Answer: I can customize virtually anything you may want. Additional hours of coverage, a second photographer, prints, albums, destination wedding coverage, and many other things can be included. Just ask!

3. How do we secure you as our wedding photographer?

Answer: There are two things necessary to secure your date: a signed contract and a down payment of 30 percent of the contract amount. Thereafter, you can make payments, with the final payment being 30 days before your wedding date.

4. What camera equipment do you use?

Answer: I shoot with top of the line Nikon cameras and some of the best lenses and gear made. Not only do I have my typical equipment, but I always carry backup gear with me. I have never understood how some photographers can put a couple's wedding photos at risk by only bring one camera and a lens or two. One certainty is that at some point in time, camera gear will break. By having backup gear, I don't put my clients at risk of if there is a problem with a piece of equipment. You deserve nothing less.

If you are into photo equipment, my gear list includes:

Nikon D810

Nikon D800

15 f/3.5

20 f/2.8

24 f/1.4

35 f/2

60 f/2.8 macro

105 f/2.8 macro

180 f/2.8

300 f/2.8 (this long lens, typically one you only see on the sidelines of sporting events, allows for wonderful shots during the ceremony without being intrusive)

24-70 f/2.8

24-120 f/4

70-200 f/2.8

Nikon SB 910 with Quantum Turbo batteries (x2)

Flashpoint Streaklight 360 (x4)

Flashpoint Li-on (x3)