WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How would you describe your style?
A. I aim for honest, artistic documentary coverage of wedding events, but I also pose formal group photos and portraits as needed.
Q. Are you a registered business?
A. Yes! Natalie Gibbs Photography, Inc. is a registered, incorporated, tax paying, insured business, and I am a member Professional Photographers of America.
Q. What equipment do you use?
A. I currently shoot with two Canon 5DmkIIIs and professional “L” lenses. I bring at least two (sometimes three or four) camera bodies and a wide selection of lenses, flashes, lighting gear, and back-up equipment to every job.
Q. How are your photos edited?
A. I shoot in RAW format and use Adobe Lightroom to finish most files. I try to keep my processing vibrant, but natural looking. I’m not into heavy texturing, tinting, or unusual special effects. I want your photos to look timeless and true-to-life, with beautiful color.
Q. So, we get the files? Can we print them?
A. All my regular weddings include a USB drive of high-resolution edited files. With it, you’ll receive a special license to print your photos and use the files online.
Q. Can we have ALL the photos?
A. I’m afraid not. I take a lot of multiples and I promise you don’t want the job of sorting through them all. When I cull your collection, I choose the very best shots of each moment, and I leave out any that are unflattering or that have distracting technical flaws. But I DO promise to send you all the photos where you look happy and beautiful, and all the photos of important wedding moments and details. I average about 50 finished photos per hour.
Q. How long will it take to get our photos?
A. Wedding photos take 2-3 months to finish and deliver.
Q. Do you work with an assistant?
A. I love working alongside experienced second photographers in order to ensure the best possible coverage of your wedding day . For smaller weddings, I like to keep things more intimate and often work those alone.
Q. What if disaster strikes and you can’t make it to our wedding?
A. I stay in contact with several local photographers who can help out in a crunch, and most wedding packages include a second photographer as an emergency back-up.
Q. Do you travel?
A. Yes! Travel fees differ depending on your wedding schedule and location.
Q. What is your favorite part of the wedding?
A. I really love the moment when the bride and groom walk away together for the first time as husband and wife. They always look so proud and happy.
Q. How does the booking process work?
A. Step one: email me. We’ll talk about what your wedding schedule is like, what package options you want, who you are, where you’re from, etc. Once you’ve chosen a package, you’ll get an electronic contract to sign and send a retainer for your date. Payments are usually split in thirds.