The FAQ below addresses some of the most common queries I receive about my wedding photography services. If you are unable to find an answer to your question, please get in touch via the contact page.
Wedding Photography FAQs
My background is documentary photography/editorial photography and photojournalism. As such, I specialise in capturing decisive moments and telling stories with my images. That storytelling ability is one of the defining characteristics of my work.
To capture candid moments in an unobtrusive and natural way, I aim to blend into the background. Ideally, I’d like you to forget that I am present and for you and your guests to go about your day as I work around you. This approach and aesthetic is often described as the “fly on the wall” style of photography and filmmaking.
If requested, I am, of course, more than happy to take group photos/portraits and will guide you and your guests in order to capture images that will please your parents, family and friends. However, I’m far better at capturing candid moments than I am coordinating large, staged group portraits.
Another aspect of good wedding photography and, more generally, documentary photography, is the recording of the small details – the food, flowers, decorations, etc. I appreciate the amount of time that goes into selecting those things and will endeavour to record them and weave them into the story of your day.
Everything will be covered in your quote, with no hidden fees, and I will make my own travel and accommodation arrangements. You just need to give me your dates and the wedding location and I will send you a quote.
To ensure I am available on your wedding date, I recommend booking as early as possible. That said, I understand that choosing a wedding photographer is a big decision, so please take your time. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Yes, I am happy to set up a Skype call so we can discuss your wedding and any unique requirements that you might have. This chat is a good way to get to know each other and make sure I am the right fit for you. I also recommend a Skype call a few weeks before the wedding date to work out the fine details and answer any questions you might have.
I’m based in central Honshu, the main island of Japan, from which I can reach all of the major Japanese cities and islands with relative ease. Though Japan-based, I also offer worldwide, all-inclusive wedding photography packages.
Email me via the contact page for an all-inclusive quote. Once you’re ready to make a booking, both the payment and contract are completed online. As soon as I receive the deposit, your date/s will be locked into my calendar. If you have any questions, you can message me at any time.
Once you’ve transferred the initial payment to secure your wedding date/s, I will book my own hotel and transportation, so you don’t have to worry about anything.
In order to capture images that tell the best and most complete picture of your wedding day, I will be 100% focused on photographing the event, so I am unable to personally provide simultaneous photo and video recording. That said, I can help source a trusted professional videographer for the event and will coordinate with that person to ensure we work together seamlessly and deliver the best possible results.
I typically work solo. However, for weddings with 75 guests or more, I recommend adding an additional photographer, as two photographers are able to provide a broader spectrum of coverage of the day. If that is required, I can help source an additional professional photographer – someone I trust to deliver high-quality images that will complement my own.
If you’ve checked my portfolio and have read this far, then I hope you’re interested in what I offer and would love to hear more about your wedding. To check my availability or request more information, please use the contact form. You can also email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.