The wedding world is confusing isn’t it? What can be even more confusing is all the ins and outs of wedding photography. Trust us – we understand how hard it can be to get a straight answer, or to get all the information you need explained clearly.
That’s why at Making the Moment, we’re doing our best to compile a list of questions and answers we often get the privilege of answering. This growing list is a nice resource to any bride searching for their wedding photographer, and will certainly be an insight as to how Making the Moment works.
Quick & Easy Frequently Asked Questions
Just want the skinny? The questions listed below are fairly quick-winded, a nice bit size snack of information.
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We have an unparalleled reputation for over-serving our clients. To get a small taste, please see our review page on Wedding Wire, full of enthusiastic brides & grooms. Want something more personal? Please touch base with us, we’re fortunate enough to have a few wonderful clients who have volunteered to speak with you about the art we’ve created for them, and the fantastic experience they’ve had with us.
Yes, but it’s more than just that – it’s a passion. Each of our wedding photographers are full time professional photographers. This is VERY important as you search for your wedding photographer – a full time photographer will bring a new level of service, quality & dedication.
Some describe our style as modern, yet classic. Others quirky and dramatic, still others as natural and uncontrived. The truth is, it’s all those things and more.
Rather than try to label our images, we’d like to share how we make them.
We are as unobtrusive as we can be through most of the day, watching events unfold and anticipating moments. Call it photojournalism if you must – we are simply there, observing, waiting and creating as the occasion warrants.
During the photo session with you and your bridal party, we will take control and set up the shots – we use our expertise to find the best light and backgrounds for your session, use our eye to create tableaus or stories to capture, and direct you only as much as is required. With some groups we are more hands-on in our direction, and with others we are able to offer less. Regardless, we work with you to create images that stand alone as works of art.
Yes, every wedding photo we artistically create is hand-toned in Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop, our unique style is custom and intensive. Our extensive & stylistic retouching method is a core part of our creative process. Your wedding does not get outsourced to a studio intern or outside firm (this is common practice in the wedding photography world!), rather, each image is refined individually by the photographer who created the image.
Yes, we carry professional Liability Insurance through CNA / Wells Fargo, certificate available upon request.
Absolutely – from low light, to intense out door lighting – we specialize in creatively using available light. Our high end lens collection helps wonderfully to give us the edge in even the most demanding of situations.
We do work in digital, although you’ll find a few of us will still bring along a polaroid camera or two just for fun.
We have a small highly talented staff – 5 photographers, all highly trained and passionate about what we do.
We our pretty fortunate, we have a kick-butt photography team. Each photographer on our team is a full-time professional wedding photographer – no part-timers here Rest assured, the photographer you choose for your day will be with you for the entire day of your event.
Our current policy is that no individual photographer is ever booked for more than one event in a day, and no photographer handles more than one event per weekend – we want to give you our 100% attention on your wedding day. We have nowhere else to be but at your side, serving you fully.
This is a great question to ask any wedding photographer you are considering for your day. To date we have never missed an event due to sickness or injury, but if it should happen, we do have high quality back-up photographers on staff. Beyond that, we are upstanding members of our local photographic community and are able to draw from a network of high-end colleagues should the need arise.
Yes, always – every piece of equipment we shoot with has a back-up.
For local weddings, if the event is within a considerate distance of our home office we do not charge for travel. We can custom quote any travel – but most situations with us do not require travel fees.
We have an extensive post-production process for your imagery – because we retouch and creatively produce EVERY image we deliver in your set, a typical turn-around ranges from 8-10 weeks. All delivery dates from us are written into and guaranteed in our booking agreements, and we do invite you into our creative meeting space for your very own wedding photography premier night. Be wary of wedding photographers who offer very fast turn-around times – they simply aren’t spending the quality time on your images that they deserve.
Yes, we believe highly in this – all packages come standard with full resolution images with home-printing release.
We are proud members of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
We have been in business since 2005.
Everything under the sun you can think of – check, money order, credit cards. We might even get talked into a trade if you happen to have some Great Lakes Christmas Ale laying around
Absolutely, we’ve criss-crossed the continent serving brides and grooms, and will gladly do it again.
A Bit Longer Winded – Questions Mixed with Some Creative Philosophy
Looking for a bit more information and thought on our creative wedding photography? The questions listed below will take you to a separate page with a more fleshed out philosophy and thought behind each answer.
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- How Do I Plan My Wedding Day?
- One or Two Photographers?
- Photography Locations?
- Do You Release Printing Rights?
- What Camera Do You Use?
- What's Your Style?
- How Long Is Your Coverage?
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