WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
I attended the Winona School of Professional Photography, and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from South Dakota State University. I have been photographing Sarasota since 1986. My wife Kathleen joined me as my second photographer 14 years ago after several years in the dental field. Please enjoy your time on our website and give us a call anytime to discuss your photography needs.
ARE THE IMAGES ON THE DISC RETOUCHED?
Absolutely. I spend many hours making sure that each image on your CD is just right. I soften skin, remove background distractions, make a mix of black and white and color images, and add dreamy effects onto the romantic poses!
WILL YOU SEE A LOGO IN THE BOTTOM CORNER OF OUR PHOTOS?
No. Your photos will not have any logos or lettering on them whatsoever. If you prefer we print an enlargement from your wedding, we do put our name on wall portraits.
DO YOU HAVE PACKAGES FOR WEDDINGS?
We offer several coverage options. Some include custom designed albums for the bride and groom plus the parents, wall portraits, engagement sessions, a fully retouched disc with all your images and two photographers. We also have an hourly rate if you prefer a disc only. This disc is also retouched.
DO YOU CHARGE THE SAME FOR A WEEK DAY WEDDING?
Yes, it's the same amount of work, you receive the same amount of products as a week-end wedding. We do many week day weddings since couples are finding out they can save money on their venue on a week day plus they have more availability.
HOW MUCH OF A DEPOSIT DO YOU REQUIRE?
We require a deposit of $200 with the balance paid 14 days before the wedding.
I DON'T KNOW MY EXACT CEREMONY TIME YET. WILL THIS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN BOOKING YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
No. We only do one wedding per day so we are available all day for you !
DO YOU DO ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS ON DISC ALSO?
Yes, some coverage options include an engagement session on disc with reproduction rights.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE OF YOUR AREA TO DO WEDDINGS?
Yes. We have been to Mexico, Phoenix, Iowa and we are also booking farther into Florida. We do add on a travel charge depending on where we are going.
WHEN WILL MY ORDER BE READY?
Your disc will be ready 2-3 weeks. Custom designed albums take about 6-8 weeks.
ARE YOU INSURED?
Yes, we have the typical $1000000 insurance policy that most venues require these days. We will be happy to forward this to your reception location upon request.
DO YOU HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT?
Yes. We usually pack 4 cameras, several lenses, multiple flash units, etc. We also like to keep up with the latest in technology (which is a technical way of saying I love to buy the latest cool cameras).
DO YOU USE EXTRA LIGHTING AT THE RECEPTION?
Yes, absolutely. I cannot stand photos that look like they were taken in a cave with hair bleeding into a dark abyss. We have both traditional studio lights plus battery operated lights in case there are no outlets nearby.