WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am based in Florida. I happily serve the greater South Florida metro area which includes Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. I also travel frequently to the Florida Keys and the Gulf Coast.
CAN YOU TRAVEL TO MY WEDDING?
Absolutely. I would love to cover your wedding anywhere in the world. Additional travel expenses will depend on the package, season and destination. Tony likes cool climates so even Canada is good, but there ain’t nothing wrong with the Bahamas either.
WILL YOU TAKE GROUP AND FAMILY PICTURES?
Of course. There are often three or more generations of family at a wedding and all of your favorite people in the world are in the same place at the same time. It would be a disservice to not take some organized pictures of everyone there. I endeavor to make this portion of the day as painless and joyful as possible.
CAN WE TAKE PICTURES TOGETHER BEFORE THE CEREMONY?
Yes please! I actually prefer it when a bride and groom can take time before the ceremony for pictures together. You can still avoid seeing each other until an agreed-upon "first look", where I will just happen to be strategically located nearby. The time before the ceremony is a great time for photos for several reasons. It's quiet: You can just *be* with each other and enjoy this time before the family and guests arrive and all heck breaks loose. You're clean and fresh: Hair and makeup are perfect and you haven't been sweating or spilled anything on your dress yet. It's relaxed: Nobody is itching to get to the cocktail hour to get their drink on!
CAN YOU TAKE THAT SHOT WHERE [INSERT OFT-SEEN SETUP SHOT HERE]?
Like the whole bridal party jumping in the air? Um, no, probably not. Well, if you ask nicely, I'll do pretty much anything you want. But if you’ve read this far, then you know that I don’t take the same pictures as everyone else. I'm always looking for something differ-ent, something creative, something that allows my photography to grow and evolve. I will admit to my fair share of the bride-peeking-behind-the-bouquet shots, but that's only because my wife adores them - and these are the things we do for love.
DO YOU SHOOT FILM OR DIGITAL? DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
I shoot all digital, using Canon bodies and lenses. I may also bring some new (or old, nay "vintage") piece of gear that I'm currently enamored with. In the end, it is the photographer that makes the image. Professional equipment is really more for the photographer's benefit (quality, reliability, ergonomics). You should choose your photographer based on their personality, style and images, not their tools, method or format. I bring backup equipment to all events. I have multiple cameras, lenses, flashes and accessories. I leave your wedding with at least two copies of all your images.
ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?
I am insured to cover my equipment as well as any liability that may occur. Many event locations require limited liability insurance from their vendors and I can provide proof of my coverage upon request.
DO YOU REQUIRE A MEAL?
I certainly like to eat, but I do not make it a requirement. If you’re hungry, then I probably am too. The best time for me to eat is when everyone else it eating; AFTER everyone else has been served is usually too late, as the party will have kicked into gear.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU DO? DO YOU BRING AN ASSISTANT OR SECOND SHOOTER?
I like to spend the entire day with a wedding (and have the excitement and energy to devote to it), so I never book more than one per day and try to avoid having more than one in the same weekend. While I enjoy working alone (it's a zen ninja thing), there are times when it's very helpful to have an assistant and/or second shooter. Ultimately, it depends on the size of the venue and/or the number of guests.
HOW MANY PICTURES DO YOU TAKE DURING A WEDDING?
While it depends on the activity (like the ceremony vs reception) and location, I shoot 80-100 pictures per hour of coverage. From that number, I will drop 10-25% during editing for a variety of reasons (closed eyes, duplicate shot, etc). I don't really focus on the number of images I'm taking. In fact, I'm always striving to take less pictures - Less bad pictures! Less bad pictures in your proofs just means more good pictures to choose from.
ARE YOUR PROOFS EDITED OR RETOUCHED?
All my proofs are edited. For me, this means color-corrected, cropped, straightened (I tend to shoot tilted) and otherwise adjusted to my taste. Some images will speak to me (Make me B/W!) so I do my best to listen. Retouching, which is anything that affects the content of the image (skin-smoothing, eye-opening, liposuction), is usually only done for album images and artist prints.