FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There are a lot of wedding photographers out there and choosing the appropriate one for your wedding is never easy. So, How do you choose? - Price, Location, Portfolio, Style? Take a look on following questions and answers, which may help you to find out the right photographer for you ( or you feel right).
If that photographer is me, I'm honored that you have chosen me as the person who capture your big day. Keeping it alive forever is my mission.
QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK PHOTOGRAPHER
WHAT'S YOUR BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I have 5+ years experience in photography, with educated from New York Institute of Photography, and joining many other classes from BOW101, workshop of Fer Juaristi, Rafal Bojar from The Wanderers Community, Workshop Capture Creative and Authentic Photos of Davina & Daniel, Master Photo Editing of Aaron Nace in PHLEARN, and many photography paid online courses in LYNDA. I bring all of that knowledge and editorial photography experience to the weddings I shoot.
WHAT ARE YOUR PACKAGES/RATES?
I think it's one of the first matters you will consider to choose a photographer. Normally, I don't offer fixed rate for all wedding because every wedding is different and I'd love to hear you share about details of your weddings, what do you expect? what do you want to archive? so that I can advice you deeply, I often offer very good rate for exciting couple. So, don't hesitant to send me an email or inbox me on Facebook, nobody beat you and you will receive more than what you need.
WHAT KIND OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER ARE YOU?
You can call me is a wedding photojournalist or documentary wedding photographer. I document of your wedding day as it really happens, don't create fake moments or just shoot what happen superficially. Weddings are full of amazing moments and real emotion. My mission is telling your story to keep memories alive.
WHAT IS DISTINCTION OF YOUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
I'm constantly striving to surprise you with creating awesome photo as well as tell your story completely by my artist view. I can describe with 4 words: Momentous, Emotion, Story and Memorable.
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF ANY WEDDING ORGANIZATIONS?
Yes, I'm a member of MyWed. There are many wedding organization out there and all of them cost money to become a member, so I've chosen the organization that best fit my vision.
ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?
Absolutely Yes, I'm a destination wedding photographer, and I always willing to travel for photography. Share me your location then I can collaborate more.
WILL YOU ALSO SHOOT DETAILS AND FAMILY PORTRAITS?
Yes. I would love making creative detail shots also of group photos of family or friends. The others will be included also Getting Ready, Detail, Portrait, Ceremony, Dance ..etc..
DO YOU OFFER ALL IN ONE SERVICES INCLUDING OUTFITS, DRESS, MAKEUP, VIDEOGRAPHY?
No, I only focus on what thing I do best, so I provide photography only, however makeup artist from my team also available upon your request. If you need, I can give you referrals of excellent videographers and bridal vendors.
CAN WE CHAT?
Definitely, of course, yes. I'm available on WhatApp, Facebook or video call on Skype. But I recommend to meet in person. Its important to know how do you feel to work with me: comfortable? professional? or just my personality is good to match you. Remember that I will be spending all day with you on your wedding day.
TO BOOKING PHOTOGRAPHER
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
Once you're ready to book photographer, I'll need a 20% deposit and signed agreement to reserve your date. Once that's done, your date is officially booked, and I'll start making coverage plans your wedding photoshoot.
HOW CAN WE PAY?
Cash, Bank transfer and Paypal are good for me. Couples cover the transaction fees.
WHEN DO YOU ARRIVE AT OUR DESTINATION?
I'll always arrive at least 1 day or before the wedding. This allow me a chance to take a look on locations, place and prepare.
THEN WHAT HAPPENS?
Once you've booked me, I'm available to you anytime to help answer questions you may have about the rest of your wedding planning.
- Its great if you give me timeline of your wedding day, or in case you have wedding planer, let me know their contact, I connect them directly.
- I will give you a question form, to help me known more about you, that will allow me create nice of meaning photo for you.
IN THE WEDDING DAY
WHEN DO YOU START?
Usually I come early 30 minutes before bride starts hair/makeup. I start when you start.
WILL YOU SHOOT DETAILS?
Absolutely Yes. This is first things I document when arriving: ring, dress, clothes, shoes and any special details you want. When it done, I will concentrate on documenting the emotions, moment and human connections .
WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO PORTRAITS?
After everyone done on "getting ready". Depending on the timeline, we'll have around 20-40 minutes for portraits. We can include your family, groomsmen/bridesmaid, bride and groom . I do prefer to spend more time for portraits session with just the bride and groom.
WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH THE GUYS GETTING READY?
Of course. its easy for me if you're all getting ready in the same place. The boys often need about 30 minutes to get ready, other than that I spend more time with the girls before the ceremony.
HOW DO WE GET A GREAT IMAGE OF THE BRIDE GETTING INTO HER DRESS?
The only way this can happen is if I can be there the whole time, while you are undressed and stepping into your dress. If you prefer that I'm not in the room while you change, that's absolutely fine. I can leave the room for a minute as you step into your dress and cover up, and come back in and get a different kind of picture. Whatever you're comfortable with.
IS IT OK IF GUESTS TAKE PICTURES DURING THE CEREMONY?
That is fine, but I would prefer that guests put their cameras or any smart device down during the ceremony. It will keep everyone focus on the bride and groom, where we want it. And we won't run the risk of someone getting in my way as I'm trying to make the very best images I can for you during this crucial part of the day. Only this time I ask cameras stay down. The rest - go camera crazy!
WHEN DO YOU PACK UP AND READY TO LEAVE?
I'd like to stay late and photograph all the madness on the dance, dinner. Those drunken party photos are just as much a part of your wedding story as the ceremony. I rarely leave a wedding before you're done, and so long as things are still happening that I think need to be included in your wedding story. My average wedding day is 14hrs of coverage. Don't worry, I wear good shoes, good quick strap.
AFTER THE WEDDING
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS?
Yes. Once your images are ready, you'll be able to easily select your favourites and have beautiful prints made, all conveniently through online gallery.
DO YOU MAKE BLACK AND WHITE IMAGES?
I usually deliver about 10 - 15% of a wedding collection in black and white.
WHO EDITS THE IMAGES?
Me. I'm a strong believe that editing is an important part of the photography process, and editor must be photographer who create photos, so that I will edit every image to ensure they hold up to my vision.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?
Because every wedding is different, I don't offer a set number of images. For my standard packages, I'll generally deliver anywhere between 400-800 images. I don't hold back any good images - if there are 900 that best tell your story, you give 900.
HOW AND WHEN DO WE GET OUR IMAGES?
Your images will be ready 2-6 weeks after the wedding, available for download on your own password-protected online gallery. You will be able to download all of them. At the same time, I may write a blog post on my website featuring my personal favorites, post them on facebook page so your family and friends can enjoy them as well.
HOW DO WE MAKE A BOOK/ALBUM?
Once you're ready to get started you can simply create a favorites collection from your online gallery, and I'll use these images to start design album. The process may takes about a 1 months from start to finish, and ship the book out to you.
Emyn™ Studio - Keep Your Memories Alive.
If that photographer is me, then I really look forward to meeting you and making some incredible memories together.
Based on question list of Julian Abram Wainwright