Q&A

Some Q&A for those of you who have a thirst for knowledge!

How long have you had your own company?
I've had my own LLC registered since 2014, however I have been shooting professionally since 2010.

Do you have insurance?
Yes, I am covered for general liability under Lockton Affinity.

What type of events do you shoot?
I am proud to say almost everything! I can document your wedding, engagement, maternity, family, Mitzvahs, birthdays, communions, senior/model portraits, work/VIP events and whatever else you need me for!

Do you have your own studio?
No I am not a studio photographer; I love being on location- especially outdoors- so I can use as much natural light as possible. So if you are looking for a choice of backgrounds & props I may not be the photographer for you.

Do I own the rights to the photos you take? Can I do whatever I want with them?
Yes of course! I also encourage you to post on social media and would love a shout out!

Do you use flash?
It depends on the situation, but most of the time if natural light is available I use it as much as possible. For indoors, especially wedding receptions, flash is required.

What time should we have our session?
It depends on the time of year, but early morning/late afternoon is always preferable. I just try to stay away from that midday sun!

Where would we go for our session?
I love the outdoors since it allows for a diverse range of pictures and wonderful backgrounds. Tell me your location and I will try to find something in the middle for both of us.

What should I bring for our session?
I always recommend a different change of clothes so you get various looks, but feel free to bring whatever props you want!

What if it's cloudy for our session?
You should hope for a cloudy day!! Say what? Yes! A lot of people don't realize you get the best photos when it's overcast! However, I will be able to work with whatever light gets thrown my way but I try to keep you in shaded areas. This is because its no fun to squint while the sun is in your eyes!

How many weddings have you shot?
I am honored to say I have participated in shooting over 130 weddings so far.

I would love to book you for my event! Can we meet in person to discuss details?
Of course! I usually meet up with clients at a coffeehouse that's in between both of our locations.

What type of editing do you do?
All the photos received are non-watermarked JPEGS that have been edited in some way. You will get a mix of natural looking photos along with some in black & white. I delete obvious shots like blinks, test shots... etc. I however do not edit out skin blemishes in every single photo, but if there is a particular photo you love that needs extra editing, let me know and I'd be happy to do it.

How many photos will I receive?
As many as I can give! There is no limit, and I really don't think it's fair when you spend all this time & money with a photographer and you receive 5 images only. I like everyone to have options!

When will I get my images?
I generally like to say 2-3 weeks after your event, but most likely sooner because if it were me, I wouldn't want to wait longer!

Can I have the RAW images?
Sorry no! I can assure you this is not necessary and most people can't even open up the files. You need photo editing software & my RAWs are around 30mb each. I save the RAWs for years so if need be I can go back and reedit, but I am confident you will love how you receive them.

What type of equipment do you use?
I am currently using a Canon 5D Mark IV and a Canon 600 II speedlite. The majority of the time I will use my 24-105mm lens for your session, but I do have various lenses if I find necessary to change. I also carry back up equipment with me. For your wedding, my second shooter will also have a primary camera along with backup equipment.

Do you send out contracts?
For major events such as weddings & Bar/Bat Mitzvahs I do send out a basic contract. For portrait sessions I don't find it necessary, but will be happy to send you one if you like!

What if I need to reschedule?
I understand things come up and life is weird, and I'm pretty easy going so it's not a problem to accommodate! Just let me know asap that you need to change things around.

What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash/check/venmo/paypal are accepted.

Do you require a deposit?
For major events that require several hours of shooting I will need a non-refundable deposit of 30%.

Do you travel?
Check out my galleries! Yes I love traveling to places far and wide, and would love to join you for your destination event. Travel fees will apply if you are not within 1 hour of the Westwood, NJ area. **MOVING TO SALINAS, CA IN MARCH 2019!!!!

Why did you become a photographer?
I don't think I had a choice! Ever since I was young I always documented everything; at first it was because my memory was so bad, but now I can't go through life without photos! I truly believe photographs are important and make the best gifts.

You document people's events but also wildlife and other fine art? Huh? I'm confused!!
Yes I love to travel and go on safaris! I am a person who has always enjoyed nature and capturing wildlife. I have a passion for animals & travel photography, but also a love for people. It's honestly been difficult finding a balance in promoting myself as both a people photographer and fine art photographer but I am trying my best! So if you are ever looking for some nature for your walls I can help you out with that as well!

How would you describe your style?
As someone who shoots many different types of events, I would consider myself well versed in everything and I know my photos come out great for any occasion. I try to take a variety of pictures so that you have many different looks to choose from. For weddings, I am very 'traditional' in the sense that I shoot everything including getting ready, detail shots, bridal party, family, speeches, cake cutting and everything in between. Check out my galleries and decide for yourself what style I am!

How are you different from other photographers?
I am proud to say I do absolutely no outsourcing and do all the work myself. I am not a wedding factory and do not send out my images for retouching. My clients receive as many images as I can give that are hand crafted by me and you will not have to wait months for them to be delivered.

Random- I have an old/torn up photograph that needs restoration. Can you help me?
Yes I do photo restorations. The fee will depend on how damaged the image is.

This was a lot of information...
Yes, you're telling me! ;)

But I have more questions!
Sure, just ask me in the contact section.

Thanks for viewing!