Frequently Asked Questions
We want both film wedding photography and digital...
I integrate color and b&w film into every wedding day, while shooting digital as well.
We're looking for something different. What is your style?
My wedding photography is artistic & creative. I believe in the descisive moment. I'm inspired by Robert Doisneau, Richard Avedon, Vivian Maier & others.
Do you retouch the photographs?
I work in my digital darkroom to bring out the best in every photograph. This includes contrast, color, detail, cropping, and yes, removal of certain distractions. You can see my editing work here.
Are you a full-time wedding photographer?
Yes. Photography is my vocation. I’ve devoted myself to practicing photography for a living.
We are having a winter wedding, and we're worried about lighting...
Winter weddings are beautiful and I photograph them often! I'm experienced in using creative techniques to create beautiful wedding photographs despite the weather or season. You don't have to worry.
Have you photographed our type of wedding before?
I have photographed LGTBQ, Catholic, Jewish Orthodox, Indian, interfaith weddings and more.
Have you been to my venue before?
My experience carries me through a lot of situations. If I haven't been to your venue and you have a specific concern, we can discuss a venue visit.
We have a very large family, can we have large group portraits?
Large family portraits are not a problem! We can discuss the logistics and come up with a plan that fits with your wedding day schedule.
Do you photograph destination weddings? What is your travel fee?
I do photograph destination weddings, and can provide you with a custom quote that includes travel & lodging. There is no travel fee for local weddings.
Do you have backup gear?
Yes, I carry additional cameras and other equipment as back up.
Do you have liability insurance?
I do and can provide your venue a certificate of insurance upon request.
Why are you 'closed' Saturday - Monday?
I reserve the weekends for weddings, portraits and/or family. I reserve Mondays for administrative tasks and catching up from the weekend's shoots!
The Nitty Gritty
How will our photos be delivered and when?
Your high resolution and edited photographs will be available online for easy downloading and sharing within 8 weeks of your wedding day.
How many photographs will we receive?
Typically I will deliver between 600 - 800 photographs or more.
Do you design albums?
Yes, I do. I provide heirloom quality wedding and parent albums. They are hand crafted with the very best materials.
Can we purchase prints from you?
Yes! I offer archival quality prints for purchase, optional.
Can we see a full wedding gallery?
Yes, you can see some of my galleries here.
Where can we read your reviews?
Can you Cypher at our wedding?
If you invite me to the after party I just might! I'm not kidding.
How do we book you?!
A 50% retainer along with a signed wedding agreement secures your date.