PRINTS & PRODUCTS
One of my fondest memories is looking through old family albums. Albums and prints are important to me and I believe that everyone should have both in their household. In today’s digital age, we forget the value of a good physical print and how it can be passed down for generations. While a hard drive can fail in an instant and without a backup your memories lost, prints stand the test of time. Our packages include an album to ensure you have beautiful physical keepsakes of your wedding in your home. When constructing your album, you select up to 100 images from your online gallery. Then, everything is laid out digitally. This album preview is sent online, so that you can view it on the web first, make revisions and approve it before anything ships. Pretty straightforward and easy, so we're all on the same page.
If hard copies aren't enough, then your USB Box is the perfect companion to your album. Included with all photo packages, the USB Box is engraved with your names and houses your flush mount prints or your album alongside a special groove for your 32gb USB. You can find all your files here; from your gallery proofs to your films. The engraved USB is perfect to upload to your personal hard drive or to make prints. The USB Box is either genuine leather or linen with the color and style to match your album.
A picture can tell a thousand words and the bigger the better. Your album and computer screen are great for viewing your special day, but we like you to walk away with at least one large print and so included in all photography packages are one 16x20 canvas or acrylic print. Frame your life, it's important. Time is short. Inquire for more details.
Your Stoy Framed
Louis's energy and professionalism makes you feel very comfortable. His pictures are absolute art and I really loved working with him.
ANGELA & DIAMANTIS
Frezuently Asked Questions
IF WE DON'T LIVE IN NJ OR NEAR THE TRI-STATE AREA, IS THERE AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE FOR YOU TO TRAVEL ?
Weddings in NJ do not have an additional charge. For weddings more than 50 miles outside of the New Brunswick Area or further than Philadelphia/NYC areas, travel fees are the IRS standard for mileage which is .55 cents per mile. I really will travel to where ever your wedding is, I love destinations and a good adventure.
ARE YOU INSURED?
I am fully covered.. If your venue needs proof of insurance just let me know and I'll be happy to provide that for you.
WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
For weddings it's 60 days for photos and 90 days for films. With a sneak preview of the wedding within 48-72 hours. For engagements it's around 3 weeks. All of your images are delivered online in a private gallery and you'll be downloading the full resolution images!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL WE RECEIVE?
Typically a 7 hour wedding will receive around 300-400 images. A 2-3 hour engagement usually receives around 50-80 images.
CAN WE SEE A FULL WEDDING DAY?
Absolutely! Just let me know by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to show you a full wedding day.
WE LOVE YOUR WORK, HOW DO WE BOOK?!
Awesome! I'd love to hear from you! Head on over to the CONTACT PAGE and fill out the form or SCHEDULE a phone consultation with me. I really look forward to learning more about you and your relationship and can't wait to talk further! Be prepared for a very fun and happy experience! :D
WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
I shoot Canon only, it's my favorite color profile and I've been with them since my humble beginnings. I trust your images with their codecs and file formats. I rent extra equipment at times and bring extra props on shoots, when the occasion arises. I like to pose but keep things natural. So while I do stage, I also want you to feel in the moment. Deep breaths, laughs, holding hands, etc. I enjoy the candidness of a posed photograph and to see your choice of movements and interpretations of my direction. I love landscapes and close-ups. A mixture of the breadth of magnitude combined with the details of an intimate moment. I use softboxes/external lights and natural light. Unlike many "natural" light photographers, I can shoot at night as well, which is especially important for most receptions and ballrooms. I am fully equipped and skilled in the art of lighting. I can see where and how a light source will hit my subject before I even press the shutter. My camera is always in Manual and I will always be present as first photographer. If you decide to go with Film only, I am the second shooter.
WHO EDITS AND HOW DO YOU EDIT?
I edit the photos in Lightroom, retouch in Photoshop when necessary and edit the films in Premiere Pro. I use Adobe Creative Cloud because everything syncs together. Even my are contracts are virtual through Adobe Acrobat. I try to lightly retouch, make colors pop, clear the skin and balance the tones, while keeping everything as realistic as possible. I create photocomps on the side and practice my PS skills. daily. With the video edits, I take soundbites from your reception speeches and your ceremony, and create a documentary film. The trailer will cut together the important moments with stylized-broll and candid moments; like kissing at the altar, the cake-cutting and bouquet toss. The longer film will incorporate the Ceremony and the key events of the Reception. Everything is smooth, personalized and thoughtful. Everything goes under a revision process, for you to browse through and make sure everything is to your liking! I usually don't get many revisions, because we're meticulous in the first place. I make sure you look good, your family looks good, your friends and your bridal party. I make sure that everything is clean and timeless, so that when you look back, nothing feels dated by washed-out tones, and passing IG trends. Vibrant colors never grow old, but that doesn't mean I'm afraid of the occasional Black and White.
HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY FOOTAGE AND PHOTOS STORED?
Your images and films, along with the raw files are all kept safely stored on harddrives for two years. Online galleries stay up indefinitely and I will also reach out if that ever changes, which has yet to occur. Wix, my website designer, is great with storing albums and files and offers practically unlimited storage as part of their yearly plan, no guarantee after two years, however.
CAN I PURCHASE THE RAW FILES?
RAW files are an additional fee.
AFTER THE WEDDING CAN I PURCHASE MORE PRINTS OR UPGRADE THE ALBUM?
You can purchase prints for years to come, so yes. As long as the online gallery remains up, you can order prints. Album upgrades, must be requested for before the album is shipped. Any additional albums, parent albums or copies can be purchased in the future because album designs are stored in the cloud and can be resourced and edited.
WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK?
I have a PDF that outlines what an entire wedding day looks like. Request that by emailing me directly at email@example.com or by filling out the CONTACT form. To briefly outline, a First Look is only recommended if you don't have any time between the Ceremony and the Reception. What we would recommend in this case, is that you and your partner see each other before the traditional first look walking down the aisle at your ceremony. This way, we can take bridal party pictures and family portraits before the ceremony, while the sun is high in the sky. For more details, reach out to me! I'll be happy to explain :)
HOW DOES AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION WORK?
Included in all photography packages! I have a PDF that outlines what an entire wedding day looks like including the Engagement Session. Request that by emailing me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by filling out the CONTACT form. We travel anywhere within 50 miles of New Brunswick, and take pictures for 1-2 hours with 2-3 outfit changes. This is great practice for you both. It's also for us to get better acquainted. There's a lot more information that you won't find anywhere else in my PDF, so I highly recommend it. Reach our for more details!
WHAT IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE VENUE BEFORE?
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." —Marcel Proust. I enjoy looking through my lens from a newcomer's eyes. Beginner's luck is real and having a fresh pair of eyes is important. Creativity requires invention and adaptation, so don't see this inexperience as a bad thing. Many photographers are not dedicated to one facility or another, while some are. If I've never been there before, I try to see the venue like I've never been, and if I haven't, even better! My love for challenges and new experiences supersedes any comfortability or complacency. It's a true blessing to step into a place you've never been before and with fresh perspective comes all sorts of new angles and ideas.
What's most important is knowing how to work with a couple and knowing how to best utilize your equipment. I've visited many venues in NJ. Inquire to find out!