What is your "style"?
This is a relatively new question brides are asking. What is important to us is your style. In our pre-wedding conversations we strive to understand your personality and your vision for your wedding. We will work with you to create images that capture the spirit and feeling of your wedding. Our clients best describe us as fun, friendly, easy going, and enthusiastic photographers with artistic vision and a non-intrusive photographic style. We believe by working together in a collaborative way, you are assured of unique artistic wedding photographs.
"How much does it cost?" or " What is the investment?"
This is by far the number one question we hear
There are hundreds of photographers out there that try to get the customer to fit into a specific package. Typically, they are not flexible or responsive to what the client wants, or for that matter, what they need. Because your wedding is special and you know what you want, we will custom-tailor a package for you. Just because it is custom-tailored does not mean we charge a premium for our services. Please check our Pricing Information Sheet for specific pricing details.
What does your packages include?
This is the second most asked question we hear. Because we tailor our services to our clients and their budgets, the options are limitless. We have worked tirelessly to develop relationships with professional labs to provide quality mounting and printing options, custom designs for albums, "save the date" cards, "thank you" cards, custom video montages set to music as well as many others.
Do you have payment plans?:
Yes, depending on the total amount of your services, we can spread the cost down to monthly payments if needed to help make it more affordable. We would rather make the payments more affordable than have you reduce or eliminate services that you may regret later.
Accepted types of payment?:
Cash, Check, AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, PayPal
Do you charge hourly or for the full day?
All of our services are custom designed to meet your needs. We use a hybrid approach to meet your budget requirements.
Are you available to shoot extra hours?
We are always available to shoot additional hours.
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Full Service Wedding Photography provides for artisctic retouches. Ecomony services can add this option.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, lighting can be a very complicated subject, but we take extra precautions to make sure your photo's turn out great.
How many photographers do you work with?
One to three photographers can be available to capture your event from multiple angles.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
If we are booked we will be there. We are always early. We like to survey the venue prior to getting started to check lighting conditions and color balances to insure outstanding images.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Never more than one event per day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
When photographing a wedding, we have back up photographers on call just in case there is an unforeseen issue.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Nikon is our camera of choice. We bring up to 4 camera's, multiple flashes, various lenses, laptops, and if required, studio lights and backdrops.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, we come prepared with multiple cameras and lenses so you can rest assured we will get the images you are looking for.
What additional types of events do you photograph?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly/Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBT Weddings/Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s
What is your policy on taking breaks?
We do not take breaks during your event. However, we do require that meals are provided during your reception. We typically sit on the side of the room, not with your guests. During this time we are reviewing, downloading and backing-up photos from the beginning of the day and preparing for the balance of your event.
Do you charge for travel?
No, as long as it is within 25 miles of Downers Grove.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Typically within a week.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Proofs are provided in a password protected online photo gallery.
How long can the client view the proofs?
Proofs are posted online for 90 days.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but we provide a copyright release for those who choose the option of a high-resolution CD for personal printing.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives)?
Yes, this is an available option.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We strive to have albums that meet a variety of budgets. We have 4 different outlets for varying types and quality of albums.
When will the client get the final album?
Final printing and delivery is usually within 30-45 days after approval.