Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What's your COVID-19 policy?
A: I'm happy to say that I'm fully vaccinated! However, I'm still taking COVID very seriously. I self-screen every morning and wear a mask during indoor sessions, use hand sanitizer, and do my best to practice social distancing. I also have another professional wedding photographer on standby just in case. I ask that all clients self-screen before sessions, and if there are any symptoms of or recent exposure to COVID-19, the session will be rescheduled.
Q: Are you available on my wedding/event/portrait date?
A: I hope so! To check specific dates, fill out a form on the contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that I am a teacher too, so I won't be available on school days until after 3pm.
Q: What are your wedding photography prices?
A: That depends on the size of your wedding, and how many hours of coverage you would like. Most 2022 Wedding photography packages start at $2100. Please email me at email@example.com or fill out the contact form, and I'll be happy to send you a full price sheet and/or provide a customized quote for your wedding.
Q: Do you photograph elopements?
A: Yes! I offer several packages, from elopements to large weddings and everywhere in between.
Q: What about proposals, engagement sessions, families, and senior portraits?
A: I photograph all of those! Please contact me for pricing and availability.
Q: Will you travel outside of Lake Placid?
A: Yes. Weddings farther than 50 miles may have a travel fee.
Q: How much experience do you have photographing weddings?
A: I have been photographing weddings since 2006, and have shot around 150 so far. Even though that's a big number, I still do my best to make a personal connection with all of my couples, and see every wedding as a new and unique experience.
Q: Do you have a second photographer?
A: I usually work alone, but a second photographer is available for a fee.
Q: How long will it take to get my wedding pictures?
A: Every photograph is individually edited, and I want to give you the best pictures possible. 10 "sneak peak" photographs will be emailed within a couple of days after your wedding. The rest will be delivered via digital download and/or USB/USB-C flash drive within 3-6 weeks.
Q: How many pictures do you take at a wedding?
A: Tons! I do my best to capture as many details, people, and happenings as possible. Then I edit out anything with people blinking, unflattering shots, and anything weird that I don't think you want to deal with. The number of photographs you will receive depends on the amount of time I photograph for, the number of people in the wedding party, number of guests, events, etc. For a full-day wedding package, expect to have 800-1200 photographs delivered after final editing. For an elopement, the average is 100-200. Small weddings and 1/2-day packages fall somewhere in between.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: I use two Canon R6 mirrorless cameras, with a Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR as a back-up. My lens collection includes all Canon: RF 70-200mm f/2.8, EF 24-70mm f/2.8; 85mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, RF 35mm f/1.8 macro, and 100mm f/2.8 macro. My lighting kit has 3 Godox Speedlites, 2 Godox v860iis, and a trigger, along with umbrellas, stands, and reflectors. I shoot raw images and edit them in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Q: Do you do any video work?
A: Nope. I only specialize in still photography.
Q: How do I book Lake Placid Photography for my wedding?
A: Contact me about availability, pricing, and any other questions you might have. If you decide to book, let me know and I'll send a contract. You are officially on my calendar when you e-sign and submit your contract with a $400 retainer fee that is applied toward your package payment.
Q: How can I pay you?
A: I provide online invoicing. You can pay with PayPal, Venmo, credit card, cash, or check.