How long have you been a 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, including MTV, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, and The New Yorker.
Where are you based? Where do you work?
I am based in New Jersey and New York City and I work on assignments throughout the United States and around the world.
How many weddings have you photographed?
I have photographed more than 600 weddings since 2006. The weddings I photograph are very diverse – from intimate courthouse elopements to elaborate events with more than 500 guests. Locations include hotel ballrooms, farms, ranches, beaches, historic properties, country clubs, restaurants, churches, private residences, parks, urban locations, and others. I also photographed a wedding at the White House in Washington, DC in October 2016.
What are your rates?
Every wedding is unique in terms of location, schedule, size, and time of year. Please contact me 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 and frequently. A good percentage of my assignments are beyond NYC, and I am available for any destination, worldwide. I have traveled to 42 states and several countries around the world.
How would you describe your style?
I have a unique and non-intrusive approach that is a blend of photojournalism, fashion, creative portraiture, and editorial 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 work with second 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 do you work during a wedding?
Wedding coverage often includes getting-ready preparations, details, bride and groom portraits, ceremony, bridal party group/formal portraits, cocktails, and the reception. This typically amounts to about six to eight hours of photographic coverage, depending on your schedule and budget.
How many images will we receive from our wedding?
A typical six to eight 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?
Yes. I personally edit every image for color, exposure, cropping, straightening, sharpening, and overall enhancements.
How are the images delivered?
All of your edited images are delivered via a digital download through Pixieset (with your password), 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, share, or use as you wish. All of the images are high-resolution.
When can we contact you with any questions?
I am available from 9am to 7pm, every day, unless I am traveling or working on location. I typically answer my emails within 24-48 hours. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can call me directly at (347) 674-9378 or (215) 850-7552.