Q: Do you shoot film or digital?
Digital. All files are shot in Raw and processed and provided edited to clients as high resolution JPEGS
Q: What kind of cameras do you use? Do you bring backup equipment?
Canon 5D Mark 2's,Canon 5D M4 and pro-line Canon lenses - ( Yes we always have backup equipment. )
Q: How long have you been photographing weddings?
I have been photographing weddings since 2008. I have been shooting professionally on my own since 2010.
Q: What’s your style?
My style is more photojournalistic. I love having the ability of capturing the day raw as it happens.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Q: We want you to be our wedding photographer! What do we have to do to reserve the date?
I required a completed contract, 50% deposit.
Q: Are you insured?
Yes. We can provide proof of insurance for any venues that request.
Q: Can you hold the date for me?
In order to hold a date, we require a deposit and a signed contract.
Q: How much is the deposit?
A 50% deposit is required to secure the date and the balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding day.
Q: Can we pay you a portion after the wedding when we get the final products?
No. Full payment is required on or by the wedding day. No work will be completed on images with an unpaid balance. Work will not begin on the images until full balance is paid.
Q: I have to cancel my wedding; can I have my deposit back?
Any deposit and monies paid are non-refundable. The deposit is to guarantee that we will hold the date exclusively for you. Once you have made the deposit and sign the contract, we do turn down other inquiries for the same date.
Q: Do you offer discounts for off-peak or non-weekends?
We do offer special promotions depending on the time of the year. Please contact our studio with your wedding details.
Q: Will our photographer(s) shoot more than one wedding on my wedding day?
No absolutely not.
Q: What if you’re sick?
Short of a natural disaster and dying I will be there on your wedding day. Should something extreme or out of our control occur, we’ll notify you as soon as possible and will supply another photographer.
Q: What is a first look?
A first look is where you both see each other before the wedding ceremony. It’s a moment we love to photograph that wouldn’t otherwise happen…and most of our past brides’ preferred way of seeing each other for the first time on the wedding day. Since we can also photograph most of your family + group portraits before the ceremony when doing a first look, it will also give you more time with your guests by enjoying your entire cocktail hour.
Q: Should we run overtime, will you stay?
Of course! Overtime will be charged based on our hourly rate which is $300/hour. We will do so only with your permission.
Q: Do you take group and family photos?
Yes! After booking, I provide my clients with a form to fill out family and group combinations. That way on the wedding day we know exactly who needs to be where!
Q: Will you travel for our destination wedding?
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER OUR WEDDING?
Q: When will we see our photographs?
Because we take such care in making sure all your edited photographs will look great for years to come, it usually takes about 6-8 weeks to get them completed. At that time, your online gallery will be made available for you and all your friends and family to see. We will send you an email with a link to your gallery the minute they are ready.
Q: What is a web gallery?
Also referred to as online proofing, this is a link (that we email to you) to a website that hosts all of your wedding images for viewing. You are welcome to share this link with your friends + family, as well. The best part is that they can also order prints from the site; this way, you do not become the official lab for every guest + family member! The web gallery is active for 12 months after we email the link to you.
Q: How many final photos will we receive?
The number of photographs depends on many things, such as length of coverage, type of event, number of guests, etc. However, most 8-hour weddings result in at least 400 photographs, but often much more. For an engagement shoot, a minimum of 125 photographs (but again, often much more).
Q: Can I upload my wedding photos to Facebook once I get the high resolution image?
Yes! We love Facebook. If you want to share them on Facebook, go for it…but please give us a photo credit under every photo. @bluejarphoto
Q: Do you keep a copy of my photos?
Yes. If for any reason you need a copy of your images months/years later please contact us anytime! We do not guarantee the backups after a year but should be able to pull them. Please once you download your images back them up to an extra external flash drive!
Q: Are there any restrictions on what I can do with my photos?
The photos are yours to use for any non-commercial use you'd like (printing at home, making an album, having prints made at a photo lab, posting on Facebook, etc). We only ask that if you post these to Facebook, please add a photo credit.
Q: Are the photographs retouched?
All the photographs that are supplied to you have been beautifully edited in house. As for the images, we adjust all of them in terms of color, contrast, density, etc to give them our signature "look". Additionally, we do light retouching on the tighter beauty portraits of the bride + groom, removing any obvious distracting elements like blemishes.
Q: Can we have/see all the unedited photos that you took at our wedding? The ones that didn’t make the final cut?
No, sorry! We don’t release any unedited photos, ever. But don’t worry, we give you a generous edit of all the best ones. We trash the half blinks, test shots, and redundant images.
Q: Can I print my images at the local drug store?
You can... but we highly recommend buying your prints and products from our professional lab (we provide you with an online gallery for viewing and ordering). After the wedding, your wedding photos truly become your wedding day memories brought to life! They are important and deserve to be printed accordingly.
Q: What are RAW files and can we get those?
The RAW files are the same images as the final retouched hi res-- the RAW images are just straight out the camera-- no exposure, density adjustments or post-processing at all. As a practice, we do not include or sell the RAW files. Unless you have professional editing software, you wouldn't even be able to view the RAW files on your computer. The hi res we give to you are the same resolution, and same size files, but have the adjustments and retouching added.
Q: Can we get the black and white photos in color?
If you would like your photos weighted more toward black and white, or more toward color, you can let us know in advance. If you would like to request a black and white image in color or vise versa please email us and we will be happy to make those changes!
Q: We see the option for a second photographer. What does that mean?
A second photographer will be present on your wedding day to ensure we do not miss any key moments. Standard protocol is that my second photographer will be photographing the groom getting ready as I the main photographer will be photographing the bride getting ready.
Also, If you are not having a first look the second photographer will be sure to photograph anything going on while I'm photographing portraits.
Q: Who will the second photographer be?
I have several second photographers that I rotate depending on their availability as well as the location of the wedding. Please do not confuse a second photographer for an assistant. All second photographers are equally equipped and have the same skill level as I myself to capture any images.
Q: How do we receive their images?
Their images will be exported and provided with mine as a full set.
Please note we will not be booking 2019 beyond mid-October.
We will resume booking March 2020 & beyond