FAQs | New York and Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

Vintage Brooklyn wedding photographer

What’s your style?

I’m a Brooklyn wedding photographer who come from a storytelling background. For me, this means documenting your wedding day as it naturally unfolds — a little more candid, a little less posed — from getting ready to the final dance. However, when it comes to the portrait walk, that’s where your personal style and my creative eye get to shine. I like to work with couples to learn their backstory and personalities, then collaborate on a visual concept that’s tailored to you. I like all my shoots to be as comfortable and fun as possible (and if you have a really unusual idea, all the better!). This is also where we can experiment with different lighting, angles and techniques to make more traditional shots a bit more unique.

What do we get?

Packages start at 6 hours of coverage, with your edited photos delivered in an online gallery that’s ready for you to download, print and share with all your family and guests. If you’re seeking a staged portrait session on an alternate day, let’s talk about concept and budget.

Engagement or couples sessions last two hours with portraits in two locations.

If you want extra hours for either of these, that can also be arranged.

How many photos do we end up with?

For an 8-hour wedding you will receive a minimum of 400-500 edited digital photos (and often hundreds more) in all their hi-resolution glory. These will be delivered electronically in an online gallery that you can share with loved ones, and from which you can download the entire collection

Can I choose black and white or vintage photos?

You don’t have to — you get both! I shoot in color, and during post-processing I convert suitable photos to black and white or a vintage feel for added effect, and you’ll get both versions in the gallery. If you have a special affinity for black and white or vintage, though, definitely let me know — I can absolutely convert more photos to suit your aesthetic taste.

That sounds good, but what’s your price?

Wedding day pricing starts at $3,000 and up. However, I’m happy to put together a custom package if you require fewer hours.

Smaller City Hall and elopement packages are also available, starting at $895.

Digital photos are great. What about prints and albums?

I hear you! Prints are available for purchase in a variety of sizes, and I can also work with you to create a perfect keepsake album. We offer a variety of softcover and hardcover wedding books, as well as larger archival wedding albums, that are available with tons of customizable options.

Do you shoot outer borough or destination weddings?

Absolutely. I’ve lived 13+ years in NYC, many of which were spent in Manhattan, and currently I call Brooklyn home. I’ve photographed weddings in the five boroughs, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey and destination weddings in the US and abroad. I am more than happy to travel.

We’re planning to get married in NYC, but we don’t live in the area. How can we meet?

I love meeting couples in-person, as it’s the best way to get to know each other’s styles and collaborate on great concepts. However, if you are out-of-town, there’s nothing to worry about — Skype and FaceTime to the rescue! Just as we’d sit down over coffee in the city, we can video chat and see if it’s a match.

I’m having a destination wedding and want you to document it. How do we arrange your travel?

As much as I love New York, there’s nothing like a good destination wedding to shake things up. I’ve photographed weddings both domestically and internationally, so don’t hesitate to send me a note even if your nuptials will be out of the five boroughs. Once you let me know the logistics, I’ll book my own airfare and rental car (if needed) after you have approved the price. I always look for the most affordable option that’s still convenient for everyone. For hotel, I ask that you reserve a room for me in the hotel where guests are staying. All travel expenses are reimbursed after the wedding.

Will you travel for engagement sessions as well?

Absolutely! Message me.

Should I give you a shot list?

I like to discuss expectations with the couple to make sure that we’re on the same page, but other than that, the only shot list that I request is your list of family group shots to efficiently cover everyone. A day-of schedule is also helpful. Besides that, I don’t require anything else. I’m very thorough with my wedding coverage, from shots of your dress, shoes, hair, flowers, food and special touches at the venue and reception. Take a look at my gallery to see the types of shots you’ll get, or the Featured Weddings to see a sample full day from start to finish.

Do you work with a second shooter?

To make sure your big day is remembered the way it should be, I strongly recommend a second shooter for all weddings with more than 120 guests, and require a second shooter for more than 150 to make sure we don’t miss a thing. A second shooter will be an additional cost.

Can we add hours after we’ve booked you?

Absolutely. I know that sometimes things come up — the cake is later than expected, or you want to surprise your spouse with fireworks at midnight — so I’m flexible. Additional hours can be purchased in advance or on the fly the day-of — the most important thing is that every part of your big night is captured, so just ask and we’ll work something out.

Do you photograph City Hall weddings?

Yes! I love shooting weddings at the City Clerk’s office, and can put together a special package for these small ceremonies. See my step-by-step guide to City Hall weddings and elopements.

Do you photograph same-sex weddings?

Yes, my personal view is that love is love. Some of my most memorable couples have been same-sex, and I’m so happy to have been invited to photograph their big day.

When will we see our photographs?

All my work is refined in post-production, and I take pride in giving all my couples the best possible presentation of the day. You’ll receive a sneak peek (usually around 25 photos) within 24-48 hours, so you can share the day with loved ones who weren’t able to attend. For the full collection, you’ll receive an invitation to an online gallery within 6-8 weeks, where you can download edited, hi-resolution photos, and also share with family and friends.

Will you require a contract and deposit?

Yes. After we meet and determine it’s a good fit, I will draft up a contract outlining everything we discussed. If all looks good, all I need is a signed contract, as well as a 50% deposit, and then your wedding date is all yours!

Are you insured?

Yes, I carry general liability and equipment insurance through TCP. Please let me know if your venue needs a certificate of insurance.

Great! So how do we hire you?

Still with me? Fantastic. Complete the form on my Contact page, and we’ll set up a time to meet over coffee (or Skype, for out-of-towners) so we can talk about your vision for the day. If it’s a match, I’ll draft a contract and we’ll take it from there!