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 17 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 OR FLASH DRIVE RETOUCHED?
Absolutely. 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 charge an hourly rate which includes all your digital images. Albums are available separately. We can do whatever you have in mind so please ask.
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 50% deposit 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. You receive all your retouched digital images 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 images 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.