WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY F.A.Q.
1. WHAT IS YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
Ian’s style when photographing weddings is not limited to one specific approach. He likes to capture unrehearsed moments with real emotion throughout the day, other wise known as being a photojournalistic and, or documentary style photographer. He also incorporates posing techniques to create high fashion and fine art imagery, when the opportunity lends itself to this type of shooting environment. He is comfortable using natural light and creates more dramatic and artistic images using off camera lighting, when possible.
2. WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO BOOK YOU?
The first step is to contact the studio for a pre-consultation. We chat about what kind of photography services you are looking for and check availability of your preferred date. If you want to move forward, we start the process of booking our services. Wedding photography services require a 35% retainer fee of the balance due and a signed contract.
3. HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
The sooner the better. I am always receiving inquiries for weddings and portrait sessions throughout the year and brides & grooms are generally booking as far out as 9 months to a 1 year in advance.
4. HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE GET TO KEEP FROM OUR WEDDING?
This will depend on the wedding collection and the amount of prints, or products you order.
5. WHAT IS A DIGITAL NEGATIVE?
A Digital Negative is the unedited original file from a digital camera. All wedding collections will included a pre-determined amount of Digital Negatives.
6. DO WE GET EDITED PHOTOS WITH OUR WEDDING COLLECTIONS?
Yes, since all wedding collections include a leather album, or press printed book, all photos that are selected for the albums, or books will be edited. Each image will be color corrected and in addition have any blemishes removed, minor skin smoothing applied and any other enhancements made to the image to ensure it look it’s best for print.
Please note: All digital negatives and edited photos will be provided on a custom flash drive. These images are hi-resolution and can be printed up to 8” x 10”. All larger prints and custom products can be ordered through Ian Andrew Photography during your scheduled viewing & order session.
7. DO WE OWN THE COPYRIGHT TO ALL THE IMAGES?
All photos taken by Ian Andrew Studios Inc. A.K.A Ian Andrew Photography are copyright protected by the studio by title 17 U.S code (U.S. Copyright Act), However, clients are granted a license by Ian Andrew Studios Inc. to reproduce, display, distribute and create derivative works of the photographs from the Flash Drive either in digital or print form for personal use only, email distribution, modeling comp cards, framed prints, canvases, albums and scrapbooks. Hi-resolution digital files can be printed up to 8” x 10” only. Larger prints are available through Ian Andrew Photography.
8. WILL I BE ABLE TO POST OUR IMAGES TO SOCIAL MEDIA OR PERSONAL BLOGS?
The studio will provide the client low resolution, watermarked files to use on social media or personal sites.
9. DOES IAN ANDREW PHOTOGRAPHY HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, we carry full liability insurance.
10. WHAT FORM OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Our studio accepts credit card, cash, & checks. All bounced checks will incur an additional $25.00 late fee added to your total balance due. We also offer payment plans.
11. WHAT CAMERA EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
Ian shoots all weddings and portrait sessions with professional Nikon equipment. All lenses and camera bodies are top of the line and in proper working order.
12. WHAT IS THE TURN AROUND TIME FOR MY IMAGES AFTER OUR WEDDING?
All turnaround times are contingent on the studios schedule during that time of year, however we try very hard to get your photos delivered on,or before the estimated scheduled delivery date.
After the wedding Ian will schedule an ordering session with his clients to view and order prints, or products. After full payment is made for any ordered products, Ian will then place the order. It usually takes 4-5 weeks for your order to be complete and ready for pick-up.
13. DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
Yes! I offer coverage in the San Diego area, including but not limited to Los Angeles, Orange County, and the surrounding areas. In addition, Ian also offer coverage all over the U.S. and will travel to any location world wide for your destination wedding.
14.HOW LONG WILL YOU KEEP MY FILES?
All the images from your shoot will be archived for 30 days after you receive your flash drive, or digital negatives on our studios server. After the 30 days your images will be discarded. It is very important that you back up your digital files after you receive the link to your images, or flash drive to your computer.
15. HOW DO I CONTACT YOU ABOUT BOOKING A SESSION?
Use the CONTACT form on our website, send an email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 858-204-3853.