Savannah GA Wedding Photography | Kate & Jon

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Questions you should ask your Wedding Photographer

These are simply questions that I recommend you ask ANYONE you are interviewing to consider to shoot your wedding, this will help you eliminate any doubt that you know their policies, and that you know whats going on! Ive answered mine in blue

Will he/she be taking the photos at your wedding?
Absolutely. I shoot all weddings and bring only my BEST photographers along!

What styles do they specialize in? Do they do any creative shoots?
I’m comfortable shooting any style you’d like, but I prefer to stray away from Olan Mills – style work.

What type of camera will the photographer use?
Equipment list is as follows (updated regularly)
Nikon D700 Body
Nikon D300s Body
Nikon D200 Camera Body x 2
Nikon D90 Body

Nikkor 70-200 2.8 VR ED IS Lens
Nikkor 17-55mm 2.8 ED Lens
Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D Lens
Nikkor 85mm 1.4 D Lens
Tamron 17-50 2.8 Lens
Nikkor 35mm 2.0 Lens

Multiple Flashes x 7
4 Pocket-Wizard Wireless Triggers
2 Alien Bee 1600 Watt Studio Strobes
3 Alien Bee 800 Watt Studio Strobes

Software I use:
Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Lightroom 3, DXO Optics Pro

Does the photographer use an assistant? Is there an extra charge for this?
Assistants are Included at Every Wedding I shoot. There is no extra charge as they are included in price.  Why do I need assistants? To help handle the lighting equipment that I use to make your images POP, to hand out information on where guests can find photos online, to help run and find missing groomsmen when we’re trying to shoot a group photo, to hand me lenses while I’m shooting, to hold a sunshade to block your eyes.

Will there be backup equipment available? And what happens if the photographer is ill?
We have more equipment than necessary and I have 4 Photographers who I trust unequivocally to cover for me if I’m in the hospital.

Can other people take photos while you are taking photos?
Only AFTER I’ve gotten the group shots I need . . . they can shoot all the candids they want, but you have HIRED me to do the best job I can possibly do documenting your wedding, and I need 100% participation from your wedding party, which means not distracting you with other cameras flashing at you while I’m trying to create a well crafted, beautiful image.

Has he/she worked at your event locations before? How did it work out?
Lighting issues and restrictions on using flashes may come up as a surprise once you are at your event location. If your photographer checks out the location beforehand, he will be prepared for these surprises.

Should your event last longer than scheduled, will they stay? Extra charge?
Depends on what we have agreed upon prior, but make sure and ask this question when you sit down with a prospective shooter!!!

What types of photos will be taken (B/W, Color, Antiques, etc..)?
You should know what type you want and if the photographer is willing to take more of what you want.

Will they accept of list from you, for specific photos to be taken?
Make sure the photographer is willing to accept a list of your must haves!

What attire will they and their assistants wear?
We wear Dark Colored clothing and stay professionally dressed – blend in with your attire

How long after the event will the proofs be ready?
Proofs will be ready GUARANTEED WITHIN EIGHT WEEKS, sometimes as soon as 3 Days

Will they give you the negatives or what is the charge?
For me, it depends on what we have agreed upon price-wise for your particular wedding, but PLEASE make sure and ask this question so there are no necessary surprises!

Linda + Jonathan {engagement photos}

It will always be remembered as the windiest day for a photo session EVER. Not that it prevented us from getting some awesome images, but it did almost blow some equipment off of a 100 foot bridge. What a great time and perfect beginning to a life-long marriage as well as wonderful friendship! Linda, Jonathan – I had a simply awesome time getting to know you, laughing with you and capturing your love for one another, and it was a pleasure to be a part of your wedding – I can’t wait to get those images online AS SOON as we finish the editing!

Destination Wedding | Cancun Mexico

Chris & Suzie contacted us all the way from California at the recommendation of a mutual friend.  Carey and I were so excited to shoot our first international destination wedding that we couldn’t wait for the day to come for us to board the plane and start documenting the wonderful week of family fun.  The chemistry between these two is obvious and their all inclusive resort made the “job” seem like it was anything but work.  We came back with more great images than we could possibly post here, but here are a few that we think summarize the trip pretty well.  

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The Perfect Wedding Photographer

header_DWD_weddingsTo many people, this will be the most important day of your lives as a couple before children, so you have the right to be picky about who captures the moments to share with  future generations. After all, how often will your entire families be together sharing stories and smiles? At DWD, we know how to take great photos that make your friends wish they had hired us too!

Photographs are more than their effects.

When browsing a photographer’s portfolio, it can be easy to get distracted by the “cool effects” of an image. Don’t forget to pay attention to the actual subject. If a photographer can’t capture the right moments, no amount of Photoshop techniques will make it better. With multiple photographers at your wedding, we make sure nothing is left out, even the moments you may have missed yourself!

Notice styles.

All photographers shoot in a unique way, so make sure to pick a style that matches you and your fiancée. If a photographer poses every image, your wedding will look stiff and rigid. We can shoot in a variety of ways, but we most enjoy letting moments happen on their own!

Personality is important.

Meet with any potential photographers. Their work might be fantastic, but a rude photographer is not worth having at your special day. Look up reviews for each photographer, and don’t be afraid to contact past couples and ask about their experience.

Adrianna & Tony | Nashville TN Wedding Photos

Thank. You. Adrianna and Tony.  Everything about your day was spectacular and you have such a HUGE and WONDERFUL family – what a pleasure Abigail, Andrew and I all had documenting your Wedding and Reception – they were every bit as good as the stellar bridal portraits we shot weeks ago.

Epic Bridal Session | Adrianna Dibernardi

I’m about to show my BEST bridal session ever to the world to judge, critique, and then forget about after a few days . . . Adrianna was such a sport throughout our session and the hours we put into getting ready, location changes, and somewhat biting cold were so INSANELY worth it that . . . well – just see for yourself! Cheekwood was wonderful for these outdoor sessions.







Callea Wedding Quick Picks | Nashville Wedding Photography

Cedarwood is breathtaking . . . Somehow this was the first wedding we’ve shot there, but I will certainly say I cannot WAIT to go back and shoot there again, perhaps on a weekend when its slightly cooler than 104 Degrees.  Kyle and Brandon are such a fun couple and their families are troopers for sticking out the heat and having an absolutely wonderful reception! They certainly know how to throw a good party!