All photographs include digital enhancements to perfect and improve quality.
All of the photos you receive from your wedding day will be looked at to confirm they're "Ready To Go". This means they've been addressed to ensure that color, composition, tone, clarify, sharpness, eye blinking, facial expression, etc. are all A-Okay.
Beyond the full slate of photos being addressed, there's a finer selection of pictures which we in the business call "Selects". From your wedding day, your selects will be the big, amazing photos that stand a good chance of being printed on a wall or being Liked 100s of times on Facebook. It is these photos that I will more finely look at and creatively play with to bring out their greatness. You'll get the original photo as it should be plus any variations that look best, such as black and white, vintage feel or some combination of.
Full and irrevocable permissions to reprint and distribute all pictures for infinity. If there's a printing idea you're looking for an experienced opinion on, I'd be only too happy to help you out.
You're contractually granted permission to do anything you want with your pictures, except gain monetarily or grant permission for someone else to gain monetarily from your pictures. That is to say, you can't sell your pictures to a magazine nor can you donate, gift or offer them to an entity that will potentially gain monetarily from the usage of the photography. While it is true that you are granted Irrevocable Reprinting, Usage and Distribution Rights, I still maintain copyright over my works.
All high resolution raw images are redundantly backed up at off-site locations to insure safe keeping. This is a free service provided for those future 'uh oh' moments.
If any of my past clients are an indicator, those moments happen more frequently than anyone can imagine.
Thankfully I have multiple methods of backup in place: 1) My own on-site back up, a 30Terabyte FreeNAS server that has two layers of redundancy. This ensures that should something happen to your pictures 2) Carbonite cloud backup to ensure that any "working files" currently being modified, like your wedding pictures, are safe should my computer crash 3) Amazon Cloud Drive for off-site backup of all my photography and finally 4) All files are stored on harddrives and maintained in an off-site storage facility for quick access in case of an emergency.
Good photography starts with a good plan
At a minimum we'll have two meetings but it's not out of the question to get together a few times, especially if you've booked a long ways in advance of your wedding date. Typically though, we'll get together when you initially book, discussing broad details about your wedding day, resolve any issues with respect to timing of the ceremony, reception, etc. and talk about the photography. I want to know your likes and dislikes, any "must have" photos or specific locations we'll need to visit or if there's an atypical request we have to fit in to the day. With this in mind we'll begin to put a plan in place.
Though we may be in touch between our first and last meeting, perhaps to address any changes to the overall plan of the day (say the ceremony time had to shift an hour forward), our final meeting will be much closer to the wedding day and it'll be then that we put pen to paper and finalize our plans and discuss plan B's if the weather looks like it might cause trouble.
Unlike many photographers I'm not overly bothered to plaster my name and advertising all over your wonderful wedding pictures, if someone wants to know who photographed your wedding, they'll ask.
The only place my name may show up is in the metadata of the image, but most sites won't show the "By Line" of an image anyway. Metadata is the hidden code buried behind the scenes of every picture, containing info such as the time the picture was captured and in some case, even the GPS location.
The Price Lock-In protects you from any changes in your package pricing that occur after you book me.
If your package price increases between the time you book and your wedding day, you won't have to pay more. Further, if it goes down, you get the new lower price.