Yes, a copy of my insurance certificate is available upon request.
Within Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts, the price of a wedding package begins at $2,850 for the standard DeLuxe package and includes:
George recognizes that sometimes ‘life gets in the way’ and as a result requests a low 10% non-refundable deposit for the DeLuxe Wedding photography package.
Wedding photography packages that include proposal and engagement photography will have a slight higher deposit rate.
When the lights go down and the dancing starts, there is not enough shoot photographs of the wedding guests celebrating the wedding with dance – movement is almost impossible to freeze without light. The movement of the wedding guests on the dance floor calls for faster shutter speeds in the camera, and that means even less light for the camera to process.
The wedding photographer is faced with a couple of major challenges:
To address the first problem, I use several strobes positioned around the dance floor on tripods with wireless controllers. On the camera, I have a wireless controller which talks to each off the three strobes postponed around the dance floor. The wireless controller allows me to adjust the power (brightness) of each light strobe. Each strobe is labeled with the letters A, B, or C, which correspond to the settings on the remote control. By using this method and technology, I produce the types of images that you see above. This technique also works well in tented weddings.
I have learned, the hard way, to use less expensive strobes in this situation because occasionally, under the influence of too much party juice, that a tripod can be knocked over – I do use sandbags to actor them, but they cannot combat a 200lb man, as he falls over.
To address the second problem of focusing in the dark, I use a small LED video light mounted to my camera. It is a focusing light. It projects light on my subject, my camera focuses very quickly, and then I can press the shutter which activates the three remote strobes.
Together, this technique and supporting technology allows the fun of a wedding reception to be fully documented.
Wedding proofs will be available within 7 days after the wedding.
This is a typical wedding proof gallery.
For package weddings, there is no limit on the amount of time that George will be available. From the brides make-up being applied to capturing the partying at the reception, there will be a camera to memorialize even element of your day.
View Mike and Joannes Rustic Backyard Wedding, from early morning to late at night.
For the majority of my weddings I shoot single-handed (with an assistant) but for some a second shooter is required:
One of the most important aspects of a wedding for me, with or without a wedding planner is the creation of a wedding shoot plan. The shoot plan is the wedding day playbook detailing the who, where, and when. It just makes sense!
I meet my couples at the wedding venue, several weeks before at the time of the ceremony because this permits me to assess the impact of sunlight or lack of the sun on the wedding images. It also allows me to plan, what lens to use, what type of secondary lighting do I need, if any. If there is foul weather, how will I light the indoor ceremony?
In addition to my concern about light and weather, we have to address the question of wedding day logistics:
In the shoot plan, I list
Yes, I have a section of wedding galleries on this web page, depicting a variety of different wedding types.
However, if you would like to see a complete wedding album, this is typical of what you can expect:
I can show you others, upon request.
In addition to the obvious, capturing beautiful images, I love the logistical and management side of photographing a wedding. I put a lot of effort into planning (see the ‘Shoot Plan FAQ’) to make sure that I can deliver exactly want each bride and groom want on their special day.
I plan out each segment of the day, understanding what equipment I will need for each shot, understanding how the light will behave during each phase of the wedding, and taking the time to understand what type of images that I am expected to create. I also make every effort to plan for the unexpected.
When it all comes together, it is a pretty awesome feeling.
Additionally, being around so much happiness is pretty cool and makes me one lucky camper!
My Deluxe Wedding Photography Package included a photographer and an assistant costs $2,850
The Premium Wedding Photography Package which includes and engagement session and a second-shooter on the wedding costs an additional $600
Absolutely, it is your very special day!
Before the wedding, we will create a shoot plan (see the ‘Shoot Plan FAQ) to ensure that we list all of your special photo requirements.
All photos will be delivered digital on a presentation DVD (or made available via DropBox, if preferred).
Also, your photos will be available online, see:
Additionally, the standard wedding packages include some printed products.
Wedding albums can be created by request (additional fees will apply).
Available upon request.
All of my equipment is professional grade.
My main camera body is Canon’s EOS 1DX, and I have two Canon EOS 1D MkIV’s on hand as back-ups and for different lens combinations.
For lenses, I only use Canon’s professional ‘L’ series.
I primary shoot weddings in a photojournalistic style where I use long lenses and capture beautiful wedding moments. That said, a wedding calls for more than one style of photography from beautiful bridal portraiture to formal group shots to low light action at the wedding reception…but the theme throughout the wedding is photojournalism
Check out samples wedding photojournalism here.
The Deluxe package includes an assistant and the Premium package includes a second shooter.
Yes, all images shown in the proof gallery will be corrected for color and exposure.
Furthermore, I will individually edit the bridal portraits, and will perform black and white conversions an all images where I feel it would improve them.
First of all, I am very professional in conduct but I am upbeat and fun. My role is to take the pressure of the bride and groom and make it a fun day for them and all the guests and so I must lead by example…with a huge smile!
But don’t ask me, check out my reviews.
Once we have everything planned out, I have found it best to communicate via text.
If you wish, we can use codewords to ensure you partner does not know what is about to happen, it’s fun to play spy.
This will depend on the location and what your needs are.
I have hidden in the grasses on a beach when there was no place else to hide, for this proposal I had to arrive early and wait for the couple. I have also hidden in plain sight pretending to be a tourist and sprung into action at the correct moment.
So, what ever you need, I will make it happen.
Yes, I will also communicate with you via text ( if possible) to let you know my progress and when I am in position.
Shoot Fee is $395, details below:
Check out this gallery!
Shoot Fee is $395, details below:
Check out this gallery!
A technique that works well for boudoir photos, and moody portraits is low-key photography; a low key image is one that contains predominantly dark tones and colors; it is the playground of shadows. This style of photography captures and can create drama and a bit of mystery.
High key photography is a style of photography that uses very bright lighting to reduce or completely blow out dark shadows in the image. High key shots usually lack dark tones and shadows. This style is considered positive and upbeat.
High key lighting is used a lot for portrait photography as well as product photography.
For a simple headshot for use for business, social media, dating sites or just for fun is $75, by appointment only.
After a shoot all photos are imported into Adobe Lightroom and are renamed per the shoot. I have multiple Lightroom catalogs for different categories of shoots.