How long have you been a professional photographer? 
I have been a full-time wedding photographer since 2006. Previously, I specialized in graphic communications and worked with a diverse group of clients in NYC, such as Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, and The New Yorker. 

Where are you based? Where do you work?
I am based in New Jersey and NYC, and I have documented weddings throughout the United States and around the world. 

How many weddings have you photographed?
I have documented more than 350 weddings since 2006. The weddings I photograph are very diverse – from City Hall elopements to weddings with more than 400 guests. Locations include hotel ballrooms, yachts, farms, beaches, historic properties, country clubs, restaurants, churches, private residences, parks, urban locations, and others. 

What are your rates?
Every wedding is unique. Please contact me here so I can customize a quote to fit your needs and budget. Special rates are available for weddings with less than 100 people, elopements, destination weddings, and more. 

Do you travel for destination weddings?
Yes. I love to travel, and I am available for any destination, worldwide. My passport is current, and I am TSA Pre and Global Entry approved. 

Where can we read your reviews or testimonials?
My WeddingWire reviews are here. Some reviews are sent to WeddingWire, and other comments are emailed or texted to me. All of my reviews are here.

How would you describe your style?
I have a unique and non-intrusive approach that is a blend of photojournalism, fashion, creative portraiture, and lifestyle photography. My goal is to create exceptional imagery that is natural and fun, not forced or staged, with the underlying objective of documenting your wedding as authentically as possible. 

Do you belong to any industry-related organizations?
Yes. I am an active member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA), as well as the Artistic Guild (AG|WPJA). I am also a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).

What kind of equipment do you use?
I use professional Canon digital SLR bodies, Canon professional lights, and Canon L-series glass. I process all of my images on Apple computers using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and other professional software. Since quality and excellence are key, I invest in new equipment and software on a regular basis.

Do you bring backup equipment?
Yes. I bring a professional backup for every camera, lens, battery, flash, etc.

Do you have insurance?
Yes. I carry general liability, indemnification, and equipment insurance through Hiscox and the PPA. Please let me know if you need a certificate of insurance.

Do you work with second shooters or other lead photographers?
Yes. I often work with a talented group of carefully selected photographers who are qualified to work as lead photographers or second shooters.

How many hours will you work on the wedding day?
Wedding coverage includes getting-ready preparations, bride and groom portraits, ceremony, bridal party and group portraits, cocktails, and the reception. This typically amounts to about 6-10 hours of photographic coverage, depending on your schedule.

How many images will we receive from our wedding?
A typical 6-10 hour wedding with 150 guests will yield approximately 500-700 edited images. The exact amount of images are relative to the weather, number of guests, schedule, venue, personalities, etc.

Will you edit all of our photos? Is there an extra charge?
Yes. I personally edit every image for color, exposure, cropping, straightening, sharpening, and overall enhancements. I edit and deliver every edited image at no extra charge.

How are the images delivered?
All of your edited images are delivered via digital download through Pixieset (with your password), and and you will have full usage rights. This means you may use the images as you wish. Every image is fully edited and ready to download, print, and share, and use as you wish. All of the images are high-resolution. . 

When can we call or email you with any questions?
I am available from 9am to 7pm, Monday through Saturday, unless I am working on location. I typically answer all of my emails within 24 hours. My email is info@williamweststudio.com, or you can call me directly at (347) 674-9378.