I’ll guide you through the entire process
i’m the person behind the camera
My name is Brian and I'm a breeze to work with. I don't overbook - EVER - so I'm never an overworked frazzled mess. I work hard. I'm never late, and my experience as a police officer has provided me the skills necessary to work cooperatively with all different types of people. I don't consider myself high-end or budget. I've worked for couples on both sides of the financial aisle and enjoyed every minute of it. Here is my booking process.
This can be an in-person meeting, zoom call, or a phone conversation. I've even had some clients just go with email. No matter how we talk, I'll answer questions about my style, pricing, availability, etc. I may have some questions for you too to make sure we're a perfect match.
02. Contract and Deposit
I ask for a signed contract and 20% depsoit to reserve your wedding date. After you decide to hire me, I'll ask for some basic information for the contract and fill one out. I'll send it to you digitally where you can review and sign it digitally. Then I'll send an invoice to pay the deposit. The deposit can be paid online or by check.
I'll send you a questionnaire via email that will provide me with details that will help guide me through your day. You probably won't have all the details nailed down at first, and that's okay. I just ask that you complete the questionnaire two weeks before your wedding.
04. SHOT LIST
I'll also ask for a shot list. This will be a list of the shots you want on your wedding day, particularly the family shot list. I already know the customary shots to get (couple, first kiss, first dance, etc.). You don't need to put those on the list unless you want to. I just need formal photo group variations.
I always visit venues that I've never shot in to look around and get inspired. When possible I like to visit with my clients so that we can meet and go over questions or concerns.
I prefer to stay in contact with my clients from booking to wedding day and sometimes beyond. You'll have my cell phone number and email and are encouraged to call, text or email anytime to ask questions or keep me updated. I'll also check in with you from time to time. About a week or two before the big day I request one final phone call to go over all the details and make sure we're all on the same page and everything runs perfectly.
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Are travel expenses included in your packages or covered additionally?
There are no travel expenses if your wedding is in the Cincinnati area. If you are outside the Cincinnati area, some travel expenses may incur, but we'll sort that out prior to booking.
How long does it take to recieve the photos after the wedding and how will those be delivered?
Although my contract says 30 days, I typically have them done within three weeks. You'll receive all your fully edited photos in an online gallery where you can view, share, download, and even order prints.
Is there a limit to locations you will shoot at on the wedding day?
No. When you hire me there is no limit to the locations I will go with you to cover your day. Hotels, homes, parks, churches, more parks, reception venues, etc. Whevever you need me, I'll be there.
How do engagement session work?
I schedule engagement sessions early in the morning or later in the evening; around dusk or dawn. This is when the light is most flattering. There is no time limit so there is no need to rush. I'll help you choose a location, we'll meet up and just be ourselves as we work together.
Do you pose your clients?
For portraits, yes. I won't just stand in front of you and tell you to say cheese. Posing is important. It's all about about the angles, lines, negative space, etc., so I will direct you. Sometimes the direction is precise and sometimes I may just give you simple instructions and then give you a prompt to create a reaction as I shoot away, capturing what seems like an unscripted moment. This is all in addition to the candid moments I will capture as well.
Do you use flash?
Yes. I use flash depending on the available light. Sometimes I use flash to fill in shadows or for a creative effect. I always use flash at receptions to give you that dynamic party look. Natural light is great and I always use it when its available, but I'm also prepared to work in less favorable conditions with my flashes.