I've always believed the importance of investing in individuals who take the time to invest in you, not just by showing up because they're being paid to, but by taking a genuine interest in your love story and getting to know you.
SOPHIE LIN BERARD
Full Day Wedding Coverage
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Because most of the events I document are those that cannot be repeated I find it necessary to relay that the utmost care is taken when handling your images and memories.
Below are questions that previous couples have asked and what I find to be important questions to ask when searching for the right photographer for you.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING PHOTOS?
Since I started when I was sixteen I’ve been shooting for about nine years now.
WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
I shoot with a Nikon D850 (digital) a D750(digital) and a Nikon F5(Film) My lenses consist of a 50mm, 24-70mm, 35mm, 60mm, and a 24-120mm
DO YOU KNOW WHEN WE SHOULD EXPECT OUR PHOTOS?
This usually depends on the time of the year and the session but the latest you can expect your engagement photos is 2-3 weeks after the session and 4-5 weeks after your wedding day.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
I would love to photograph in Ireland, California, Italy, and Spain.
2018 is taking me to Miltan Italy, Los Angeles, CA, Aspen, CO, Yellowstone and Baltimore.
Please get in touch for a list of more specific dates.
WHAT KIND OF COUPLES DO YOU ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHING?
I love photographing couples who are best friends, who are kind and warm and respectful to one another. Couples who want their wedding day to be a reflection of who they are and what they believe their relationship to be, what they believe love to be. I love couples who trust me to capture these moments because they are far more valuable than some weird variation of an awkwardly posed photo.
WE ARE SUPER AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, IS THAT OK?
Yes! Most of the couples you see on my website are totally normal humans who are not usually in front of a camera. My method to photographing couples involves me asking you guys questions and getting you to interact in a way that's comfortable for everyone.
Couples that book their engagement sessions with me will also receive an Engagement Tip PDF that provides a more in-depth explanation of how to plan and what to expect.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TO WEDDINGS?
I like to be involved in the planning process because I've found that great photos come with a little bit of planning and attention to light. I've created a guide to help you plan for photos, lighting and your day of timeline.
The day of your wedding is photographed from a journalistic approach, you won't find me asking you to do any "pinterest" poses. My goal is to capture the in between moments that make your day unique to your love.
I do capture more “formal” family portraits and bridal party shots, but I don’t spend a ton of time on the more posed portraits.
WOULD YOU POSSIBLE BE ABLE TO KEEP OUR PHOTOS OFFLINE?
The images on my portfolio are how I book weddings, how I keep prospective clients up to date and how I advertise my work...because of this I am able to make ends meet. By locking your wedding gallery up and not being able to showcase those images online leaves me standing directly in front of loss of revenue. Because of this I charge a $3,000 loss of revenue and exclusivity fee to keep a gallery offline and private in order to make up for at least one potential wedding that I will now not be able to book due to those photos being offline. I appreciate you understanding.
HOW MANY PHOTOS SHOULD WE EXPECT?
For a full day of coverage you can expect upwards of 400+ fully edited images.
Do you shoot with backup?
Always. I always bring my backup gear to weddings and I always back up your wedding images in camera and as soon as I get home.
At all times there are three copies of your wedding day images until you full gallery has been fully edited and delivered.
If you'd like to know more about my back up process don't hesitate to ask.