Frequently Asked Questions

What is wedding photojournalism?
It is a popular approach to wedding photography. We concentrate on quietly taking candid photographs that capture the joy, excitement, and real meaning of the wedding day. We often do all the posed pictures in an hour or less. Then we stay in the background so that our clients can relax and just be themselves.

How long do you take pictures? Are there time limits?
We usually spend about eight hours photographing the bride getting ready, doing portraits, covering the ceremony, and taking pictures of the reception. Some couples hire us for longer than that. Others hire us for only a few hours.

How many pictures will we receive?
That will depend on how many hours you ask us to take pictures and whether you hire one photographer or two.  We guarantee to produce a certain number of photographs for every hour of coverage.  We usually compose,fine-tune, and produce several hundred images.  You may also buy the digital files and own the images.

Why don't you spend hours taking posed pictures?
Because we want you to have time to smell the flowers, to talk to your loved ones, to laugh, to cry, to dance, to have fun. We don't want you to spend half the day posing for photographs. It often takes us less than an hour to produce refreshingly casual posed pictures of the bride and groom, their families, and the wedding party.

How experienced are you?
David has been a photojournalist for over 25 years.  He's done hundreds of weddings. He trained his associate photographers, who took several of the pictures on this Web site.

Do you provide Internet proofing?
Yes.  You and your guests may quickly view and order pictures on the Internet.

So how much does it cost?
Our charges usually range from a few hundred dollars to about $2,000.  Our fee will be based on how many hours you ask us to take pictures, where you'll be married, whether you want one photographer or two, and whether or not you want a Web site.  After you tell us about your wedding, we'll send you pricing information.

We haven't chosen a wedding photographer yet. Do you have any advice for us?
Long after your gown has been stored away, your photos will remain to help you remember the special love you shared on your wedding day. So please hire a professional photographer. Don't ask a friend who "takes good pictures" to photograph your wedding. Trust your once-in-a-lifetime memories to an experienced, imaginative photographer. Hire a professional who has done lots of weddings.