Have some questions? We hope this list covers all your questions but if not please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop us a line!
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes. A certificate of insurance can be provided to your venue upon request.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use Nikon cameras on location and at the studio. Our lenses are very fast glass that allows us to create the natural light images you see in the majority of the portfolio images. Apart from talent and knowledge, equipment plays a paramount role in creating professional images.
Do you edit all the images or just a portion?
All images are edited individually in Lightroom. Depending on the image and how it inspires us, it will be processed in color or black and white. The images you chose for your album will undergo further editing to make them as polished as possible (including free blemish removal if needed).
How long have you been in business?
Tess photographed her first wedding in 2008 and has photographed over 200 weddings.
What is your style?
I like to think of our style as being a fusion of photojournalism with fashion style portraiture. Our goal is for our images to tell your story and stay true to your personalities while making you look the best you have ever looked! We seek to capture the emotion and spontaneity of your day while at the same time capturing images that will adorn your walls as art pieces.
Do you have a studio?
Yes, our studio is located at 204 Huxley Drive, Snyder, NY 14226. Hours by appointment only.
Are the digital files released to us on disc for personal printing?
Yes. All final images are edited and artistically enhanced in studio. Once they are ready for viewing we upload them to an online gallery on our website where you can access them for 90 days. Professional prints in all sizes as well as canvas prints and framed prints can be ordered directly from the gallery. Your high resolution images will be delivered on USB with your album.
Can we get the raw, unedited files?
No, these files are not available for viewing or purchase. Part of our style and finished product is the editing itself. You are hiring us for our vision and artistry. Giving you RAW files is like giving you the ingredients to bake our award winning cake without giving you the recipe. We sell cake, not ingredients 🙂
Do you do engagement sessions?
Yes, we do. Please take note that during wedding season (April-November for us) most engagement sessions have to be photographed Monday-Thursday because of a heavy wedding schedule. There is occasional Friday or sometimes Saturday availability, but those dates book fast!
If our wedding runs over time, can you stay longer?
Absolutely. Before the end of our contracted coverage we check in with you and ask you if you need us to stay longer. We will bill you for the extra time at the rate presented to you at the time of booking.
Can you hold our date?.
Unfortunately we cannot hold dates for clients. We book a year to a year and a half in advance and holding the date for one bride takes it away from another without it actually being booked and it is not fair to our clients. We have a first come, first served policy. The first bride to make a deposit and a sign a contract gets the date. Our advice in general is for clients to schedule all their photographer meetings in one week and make a decision by the end of that week.
What do we have to do to book our date?
Sign the digital contract (provided to you via a link shortly after your consultation) and pay the deposit fee. We accept credit card or check payments for the deposit. Your balance is due 30 days before the wedding. Balance payments by check only.