Wedding FAQ

Q.  How would you describe your style?
A.  I aim for unobtrusive, photojournalistic coverage of wedding events, but  I also pose
formal group photos and portraits as needed.  I strive to keep a  candid feel to even my
posed shots.  My focus is on emotional (or funny!) moments in addition to the standard
wedding shots.  I also really love shooting details.
Q.  What is your training?
A.  Like many photographers, I am mostly self-taught.  I am a member of the Professional
Photographers of America a few online photography forums where I learn from other
members, but most of what I do I’ve learned from hours of practice, thosuands of photos,
and a lot of studying.  In my first year of business, I shot 10 weddings and well over 20
portrait sessions.
Q.  Do you have insurance, business license, etc?
A.  Yes!  Natalie Gibbs Photography is a registered, tax paying business.  I have equipment and
liability insurance through my membership with the Professional Photographers of America.
Q.  What equipment do you use?
A.  I am currently a Nikon shooter, although I am considering switching over to Canon in
2010.  I bring at least two camera bodies, a wide selection of lenses, flashes, lighting gear,
and back-up equipment to every job.  Presently, I do not shoot film.
Q.  Are your photos edited?
A.  Yes.  All my photos are edited.  That’s what gives them “pop.”  I do not like the look of unedited
photos, so you won’t see them on your disc.  I always shoot in RAW format and use a combination
of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to finish the files.  I do additional retouching on any prints
you order, as well.  I try to keep my processing bright and colorful, but natural looking.  I’m not
into heavy texturing, tinting, or unusual special effects.  I want your photos to look timeless.
Q.  So, we get a disc?  Can we print from it?
A.  All my regular weddings include a high-resolution photo disc of all edited images.
With it, you’ll receive a special license to print and use the files online.  You may not
copy the files or disc for others or use the photos for non-personal uses, however.
Q.  How long will it take to get our photos?
A.  The maxium time is six weeks.  I try to get them done earlier whenever possible, and I always
post a few of my favorites to my website in the days following your event, so you’ll have a few
select photos ready to view when you return from your honeymoon.
Q.  Do you work with an assistant?
A.  I hire assistants and second shooters as needed, but most of the time I shoot alone.  If you’d
really like a second photographer, let me know and we can add one into your package.
Q.  What if disaster strikes and you can’t make it to our wedding?
A.  I stay in contact with several local photographers who could help out in a crunch.  In the
unusual event that I couldn’t make it and no one else could either, you’d get a full refund.  All
these details are in the wedding contract.

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.

2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jan Shuller
    July 31, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Hi
    We are interested in wedding photography for our daughters wedding at Montfair Resort Farm on June 21, 2014. Could you please send info on your services, prices etc.

    Thanks,
    Jan
    (MOB)

    • Reply
      Natalie
      August 1, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Hi Jan – Thank you for your inquiry. I sent you an email back. Please let me know if you don’t receive it (you might need to check your spam folder if it doesn’t show up). – Natalie

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