We put together a list of questions and answers for your ease of use and finding your wedding photographer. Take a moment and look thru all we can do for you.
Is wedding photography a full time profession or a side job?
Full time now for over a decade. We shoot weddings, families, seniors, and commercial.
How long have you been involved in photography?
Over 25 years.
We also teach wedding Photography at the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International trade show
Do you have a studio, or do you do this out of your kitchen?
We have a 600 sq ft. studio with a full dressing room, waiting room, and meeting room with many areas landscaped for photography outside as well.
Do you sincerely love shooting weddings, or do you do it just to help pay the studio bills???
Yes, we do sincerely love it, it is our favorite thing to do.
Approx. how much time do you spend for one wedding couple?
We average between 30 and 40 hours total. Meetings, shooting, fixing images, posting, albums – it all takes time.
When shooting, do you help manage any part of the day that may come up?
Sure, we cover anything and everything we can to ensure the perfect day for the bride…then the groom!
Do you have good back up equipment in case of a failure? Back up camera body, lens, flash, memory cards, batteries?
We always have enough back ups for all equipment.
Are you and your business fully insured?
Yes, with the Fully insured with The Hartford.
Do you correct the photos that go on my CD? Are they sized so I can use them for anything I want – are they properly cropped?
All Photos are taken thru Photoshop and fully corrected and sized for your use – we want our shots to look good no matter where you go.
Do you post them online so all my family can see them?
Yes, we use one of the most popular and user friendly sites so you and your family can enjoy them all over again.
Do you shoot alone, Have a second professional shooting or just bring an assistant?
We are a couple, so you always get two seasoned professional wedding photographers. This way you get a true dual perspective with nothing ever missed.
How do you handle outside shots compared to inside shots?
Our training with film from over two decades of shooting has taught us much of what we need to know for all situations. We make the proper adjustments quickly, we always get the shot.
How long will it take to see my photos? More than two weeks?
2 weeks generally, to 3 weeks max.
Do you have a shot list you go by?
We provide a detailed shot list and time line to go by to help you out and get started, then do a
30 day meeting to get everything in place on paper – then bring it with us to make sure the day goes perfect.
Do we meet in advance to go over the shot list so you have all my requests written down? When do you meet with the couple for this?
30 days out from your wedding date is best, but changes can be made at any time.
Do you have at least 10 referrals I can call?
Yes, and with over 400 weddings and over 400 happy wedding clients and families.
Remember, Your Photography will be the only thing left besides the dress and your gifts.
We wanted to share all of this with you because we have heard so many people say that their photographer didn’t do what they wanted or expected, and some never get any photos at all.
This is sad but true. It has become a real problem for wedding couples nation wide.
Lower paid part timers who don’t or can’t follow thru are very abundant, and are not around very long. It takes a special kind of person to love shooting weddings and to do a very good job at it.
Lisa and John at Phoenix Photography can take care of your every need, and then some. Trust in true professionals like Phoenix Photography and you will be happy with your entire day and the great photo images you will have for a lifetime to follow.