I get a lot of questions from photographers, so I thought I’d put a few answers to common questions on this page.
CAN I ASSIST YOU ON A WEDDING DAY?
It’s rare that I need someone to assist me on wedding days, but if you’re interested in helping out on a wedding day, get in contact with me. I typically charge a small fee to come assist me if I haven’t worked with you before. I only do this so that I can be sure you’re serious. If my couples know you’re coming to help out, I don’t want have to tell them you canceled.
CAN I SECOND SHOOT WITH YOU?
I shoot 95% of my weddings by myself. It’s rare I need a second shooter.
WHAT CAMERA AND GEAR DO YOU USE?
I shoot primarily Nikon gear. My main body at the moment is a D750. I also have a few film bodies that I use for personal work and a Fuji X-Pro 2 that I use for personal work as well. Most of my camera gear is used. I don’t get caught up on the gear or the latest and greatest cameras out there.
HOW CAN I LEARN FROM YOU?
When I first started shooting, it was hard to learn from other people. So, because I’m of my experience in learning and because I’m passionate about what I do, I want to give back to up and coming photographers. I’m doing a podcast called Photogivity where I answer questions on business to productivity and everything in between. If you'd like a more personalized experiece, I offer 1-on-1 Mentor Sessions where you can ask me anything. Nothing is off limits.
DO YOU USE ANY WEDDING BLOG SITES FOR MARKETING?
At the moment, the only site I’m advertising on is The Knot. I’ve tried a few others in the past, but for me The Knot has worked well.
BEST LENS TO USE ON A WEDDING DAY?
Hands down would have to be my 35mm f/1.4. I could shoot an entire wedding on just that lens.
DO YOU USE PRESETS WITH YOUR EDITING?
Throughout the years I’ve tried a lot of presets, but I was never happy with any of them. I eventually created my own and use them for all my work. You can pick up a free set here.
WHO DESIGNED YOUR WEBSITE?
Both this website and my wedding website are WordPress websites. If you’re looking for a WordPress theme for your photography, I recommend purchasing one from Flothemes. This theme is from Station Seven.
WHO HOSTS YOUR WEBSITE?
WHO DO YOU USE FOR ONLINE GALLERIES?
I use ShootProof and couldn’t recommend it enough. The galleries look stunning, can be customized, and most importantly you can create automated emails to visitors. I’ve used a bunch of companies in the past, but ShootProof is the best of the best in my opinion.
HOW DO YOU DO DESIGN YOUR ALBUMS?
I use Fundy Designer. One click auto design… that’s all I gotta say about that! Boom!
DID YOU GO TO SCHOOL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY?
Nope. All self-taught. Watched a few YouTube videos, but mostly learned through trial and error and practice.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING PROFESSIONALLY?
WHICH CAMERA WOULD YOU RECOMMEND TO SOMEONE WHO IS WANTING TO GET INTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
However much money you’ve got, use that amount and choose a camera in Best Buy around that price point. All cameras are good these days. Just find something in your price range and start using it!