Frequently Asked Wedding Questions-
How much do your
wedding packages cost?- Wedding photography options in general
range from $1800 to $3500. The options depend on the hours of coverage
and size of your wedding. Options are based on the amount of time needed
for photography coverage (3 1/2 hours to 8 hours). Usually the number of
photographs taken are proportional to the time at a wedding. Large weddings
take more time and photography coverage to be able to tell the wedding story
the right way.
Can you send a price
list?- Wedding options are customized for each brides needs.
Some brides want bridal portraits, engagement portraits, parent albums,
on location portraits, a variety of wedding photograph sizes, black and
white and color. Since wedding photography options are complicated, I
feel it's best for a couple to come in and discuss the different options
and view samples of my work. I therefore do not mail price brochures because
it limits what can be offered to a couple.
What is included
in your packages? I want the best price and most pictures!-
A wedding photographer has no room for mistakes on a wedding day. I want
wedding couples to be happy and enjoy their photographs for generations,
therefore I photograph all weddings myself and use the finest equipment
and materials available. Wedding photography is very hard work and it's
easy for mistakes to be made by an inexperienced photographer because of
the hectic nature of the day. I do not offer the lowest prices but do
provide the finest quality photography available.
What type of equipment
do you use? - In most cases, I photograph 100% digital using
the finest in technology. Digital technology now surpases film in flexibility
and creativity. I always have back up equipment.
have said digital quality is not as good as film! Wow, what nonsense.
Ask to see the work that
they have photographed with digital and compare it to their film work! In
many cases these photographers only know how to photograph with film. They
will have no images that were photographed digitally but seem to offer
expert advice. Doing digital photography correctly takes years of experince
and a lot of education and learning, Robert Berger is an award winning photographer
and has that experience! The quality, and images that he is providing to
his clients are the finest and most exciting ever(all wedding day and portrait
images are printed on the finest photographic paper, the same as with film)!
In fact photographic prints look better from high quality digital capture
because there is no film grain. It's also called a first generation print
since the print is made directly from the digital file. A print made from
film must be copied first, hence second generation copy. When you visit
Innovativbe Images you'll be able to see for yourself!
What is your photographic
style traditional or photojournalistic?- This is where it
is important to discuss the type of photographic style a couple is interested
in. I usually blend several styles of photography together but I am comfortable
photographing in whatever style a couple wants.
Do you sell the
digital wedding files? - Innovative Images does offer
the original digital files for sale after the wedding. Please call us for
the latest details. We reccommend that we make the photographic reprints
for the finest quality available but we now offer couples this option. Besides
photographing a wedding, it's my job to have the wedding day photographs
printed and delivered in a high quality manner that a couple will enjoy.
Labs that do business with professional photographers only(not the public)
do the best printing of wedding photographs. Some photographers give couples
all the negatives.This may sound like a great deal but may turn into a nightmare.
In my opinion photographers who do this won't offer any service after they
give you the film. If you have trouble making quality prints it becomes
your problem. When that photographer gives you the film he probably won't
offer you any service after that. I provide service for couples after the
wedding. Many former brides have come back for baby and family portraits.
Why is photography
so expensive?- I provide the highest quality artistic photography
for those that realize the importance of their wedding memories. The latest
technology cameras, film and albums are utilized. I work with a wedding
day assistant and have office staff to help design your wedding album. Through
education I stay abreast of the latest photography styles and techniques.
Who will photograph
my wedding? - I personally photograph all weddings.
Do you have Saturday
wedding consultations? I am available to meet with wedding
couples on weekdays. I also schedule evening appointments on Tuesday and
Thursday nights with no consultation fee. Weekends are reserved for wedding
photography and non wedding package portrait sessions. Saturday wedding
appointments are available with a consultation fee. This fee may
be applied to a wedding package booking or portrait session. This enables
couples who live out of town and are serious about booking to see my studio.
Do you specialize
in wedding photography- It sure would be nice to work one
day a week. I specialize in people photography and portraiture that includes
weddings. I do this full time and have a commercial photography studio.Photographers
who say they are wedding specialists must charge triple my rates or just
do photography part time.
Can I view my wedding
on the internet? Starting in 2002 couples will have the option
to view their wedding photographs on the web. Your wedding
is password protected to prevent unauthorized viewing. Our new zoom feature
makes viweing easier.
Can a CD slide show
be made of my wedding photographs? Slide shows are available
from weddings that are digitally photographed. Your photographs are in
a slide show format set to music. This is really cool!
What attire do you
wear to a wedding? A suit appropriate for the wedding.
Do you have backup
Do you use extra
Do you work with an assistant?