Hey there! I decided to write a blog post to help answer some questions about me and my photography mission to see if I would be the perfect fit for your wedding photographer. If I leave anything out, please ask questions in the comments or send me an email.
Yay! I’d love to see if I would be the perfect wedding photographer to fit your needs. Please contact me first at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your date is available. I’ll then send you a price sheet to pick your package. To reserve your date, you will need to fill out a contract and turn in a retainer fee. Easy peasy, you’re booked!
If your venue is within about 45 miles of Lynchburg, I do not charge a travel fee. Anything beyond that may incur an extra charge if flights/hotels are necessary. Just ask! I love to travel! I’ve traveled for weddings to Tennessee, New York, and many within Virginia. One of my goals is to book a beach wedding…who’s interested?
I started my photography business in 2014 and called myself a part-time photographer because I usually have some sort of Graphic Design work that I did as well. In the past, I limited the amount of weddings I took so I could balance my time with my couples and make sure I’m giving them my all throughout their wedding planning process. So far, I have photographed about 20 weddings.
This question has a couple of parts: Editing Style and Composing the Photos. Actually, I chose my editing style when I looked in the past. I was looking through some older photos from when I first started with photography around 2010 and I saw it…desaturated photos, ohhhh, they were so cool at the time but just a mere five years later they looked totally dated and hideous. With this in mind, I have decided not to follow “editing trends” for wedding photography. I will edit my photos to their natural colors, but I also will enhance coloring and incorporate richness and depth into my editing. As far as composing my photos…I use several different types of lenses and settings to achieve certain looks (such as blur) in my photography. I have done this long enough to know what works best for each circumstance and will pose my subjects appropriately. One thing to make sure you check out with photographers is if all or part of your wedding is indoors and you mainly see outdoor photos on their website. They should provide photos to show you of weddings they have personally photographed indoors.
This is a great question to ask a potential wedding photographer because you have an opinion on this whether you have thought about it or not. You may prefer a photographer who mainly stays behind the scenes or one who is more interactive with guests…or a mixture of both. I’ve found success with mainly staying behind the scenes. I’ll keep in close contact with the coordinator throughout the day, and with my couples of course, but I’ll just be where I need to be. I rarely speak to guests unless it is necessary.
I am a Canon girl and I use a full frame camera (very important in low light situations like most receptions tend to be) Canon 5D Mark III and have an assortment of prime lenses with large apertures to create the look I prefer. I also use two external speedlite flashes in most receptions to ensure proper exposure in low light circumstances.
All images provided will be in color. I do choose some images to also convert to black and white if I feel they would work in B&W. I do not provide all images in B&W. I personally do not think many images look good/are necessary to be converted to black and white.
Yes! If you book a 1 photographer package, that will be me. If you book a 2 photographer package that will be me and another professional photographer I will personally select that matches my photography style.
Nope! To make sure I am prepared, I will not schedule anything else to photograph on your wedding day. I will also arrive 30 minutes prior to my start time on our contract to knock out some detail pictures and speak to you and the coordinator to make sure we are all on the same page for the day.
All packages will receive a link to an online PASS gallery where you can download your edited, high-resolution JPGS. You will receive a print release to print as you please, but the copyright to all photos will remain with Clark Street Photography.
Yes! Engagement sessions are complimentary in all packages. I believe this is important so that I can get to know my couples and you can see how I work. It will actually make you a little more comfortable in front of the camera on your wedding day.
Yes, I do! Most venues will require your vendors to have liability insurance, so make sure you ask them. I am also licensed in my county and state.
I think that answers most of the common questions my couples have had. I do feel it’s a good idea to meet in person with potential photographers as we will be together for most of the wedding day and it’s good to know that personalities mesh and you feel comfortable around me. You probably read this because you liked the photos on my website, but if you need to see more check out my gallery pages: https://clarkstreetphotography.com/weddings
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