These are the questions that brides ask Lux all the time, so we decided to take a minute and put together a quick go-to guide, the frequently asked questions about our wedding photo and video coverage:
Q: Can I get a consultation?
A: Absolutely! A free personal photography consultation is the best way to learn about our unique approach to wedding photography and to view our extensive portfolio. Please call us at (888) 428-2040 or complete an appointment form on our Contact page, and we’ll be in touch within one business day.
Q: How would you describe your style of photography?
A: We use a natural, photo-journalistic shooting style that does not leave anything out. We document your story as it unfolds, capturing all the precious moments: quiet times, stunning details, unique personalities. We don’t run the show, we just shoot it. We don’t call the shots, we just capture them. You won’t ever find us harassing your guests to pose for cliché table shots or standard “say cheese!” photographs. We capture the moments rather than the poses.
We get the classic favorites in a cool way. We even make “formal” family portraits fun. That means no stiff necks or fake smiles to look at in your living room for years to come. We are different. We might have you chasing taxicabs in your formalwear, or splashing puddles in Central Park to get that great shot that gets people talking. No matter what the story is, the results are utterly fresh, smart and fabulous.
Q: What happens after the wedding?
A: By the time you say “jeez Honey, our honeymoon sure went by fast!” your hardcover photo proof book will be waiting for you in your mailbox. Once you’ve chosen your favorite photos and sent in your personalized order form, our team of photo editors and book designers will start creating your albums. Throughout this process you will be in touch with our in-house album designer who will customize each wedding album to your specific needs. These exquisite albums will contain all the important details of your wedding story. You make the stories and we simply record and present them in a meaningful and elegant way. We promise to take care of you every step of the way – from the first moment you meet with us to discuss your wedding to the moment we apply the finial touches on your handcrafted albums.
Q: Can you digitally retouch my photos?
A: Sure thing! We want you to be thrilled with every part of your story – that’s why we offer digital retouching as an integral part of our photography services. Our professional photo-editors focus on making sure nothing distracts you from the magic. Whether it’s helping you look your best or creating a style for your photos that’s as unique as you are, we’re always working to create wedding photos you love.
All retouching is done to clone copies of your photographs, so the original files will always remain untouched. Once the retouching work is complete, you can have as many prints as you want, and your digital negatives will include copies of both the original and retouched photos.
Q: Can I have a color photo printed in black and white?
A: Yes – any color photograph can be printed in black and white. Our album designers have a great eye and can help suggest which pictures look better in black and white. Ultimately, you have total control over the printing style of your wedding photos.
Q: How many photographs will I have at the end of the wedding?
A: We normally guarantee a minimum of 500+ images from your wedding day that will be presented to you in their original format on a disk.
Q: Do I get to keep my negatives?
A: Yes! We shoot everything in high-quality, professional digital format. Along with your proofs, all of our packages include a CD of the original high-resolution digital negatives of your photos.
Q: Do you do bridal and engagement portraits?
A: Yes. Along with our famous event coverage we offer bridal and engagement portrait sessions, whether casual or in-studio, as well as engagement party and rehearsal dinner coverage. These sessions are included as part of some of our packages, or they can be purchased as separate options.
Q: What are your rates?
A: Our photographic coverage starts at $4900 and includes a full day coverage by our lead photographer.
Q: How does booking and payment work?
A: A deposit of half of the coverage fee, paid by check, credit card or cash, is required to hold your event date. The balance of the coverage fee is due one week prior to the day of the event. You can contact us anytime with any questions, requests, or concerns.
Q: Do you offer video coverage?
A: Yes! We are proud to employ a very impressive roaster of professionally trained directors of photography, video editors, and special effects whiz kids. Our video works have won numerous industry awards – we do it professionally – not your average weekend warriors. We offer a full array of event video coverage, ranging from single camera SD-format to multiple-camera High-Definition format to DSLR cameras, with special lights, hidden mikes, digital effects and a few other professional tricks up our sleeves. Our video coverage starts at $3900.
Q: What is included in the Basic Photography package?
A: We are known to be an extremely generous wedding photography studio – our clients get a lot for their buck. Usually, you get what you pay for – as the saying goes. With us, however, you get what you pay for, and more. A lot more. Our Core Coverage includes 8 hours of photographic coverage in as many locations as you like. We deliver original high-resolution digital negatives on a disk. You and your friends and family will also benefit from our secure online gallery, as well as from our custom album design creation by qualified designers.
Q: Why hire a professional photographer?
A: When you think about the cost of hiring a professional photographer, remember that this cost not only covers the event coverage but also all of the time we will be spending on individual portraits of you, your parents, extended family and yours friends. Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life, make sure you choose a team of photographers who can handle all that your special day has to offer! A professional photographer will be timely – arriving at your wedding promptly, and getting the results to you quickly. The right equipment for capturing all the magic plays an important role as well. Having attended many events, an experienced photographer is comfortable around your guests and knows exactly what to do and where to go. And a professional is used to working with individuals, couples, and groups alike – our photographers are people-friendly.
Q: How do we arrange for a consultation with you to view your work in person and to discuss our specific wedding needs, and what is covered during a consultation?
A: We offer a no-obligation, personal consultation for each couple who is considering us for their wedding photography. Please call and we will arrange a meeting at a time and place of your convenience. During the consultation, you will be able to view samples of our work, including several assembled wedding albums showing start-to-end coverage of weddings we have previously photographed, proof book samples, and a sample of our web gallery. We will spend some time discussing your specific wedding plans, after which you should be able to tell whether or not what we at Lux have to offer is what you are indeed looking for. We will go over our price list and packaging options, answering any questions you might have about choosing the right package for your specific needs.
We realize that most couples wish to consult with more than one wedding photographer before making their final decision. We are confident that if you are pleased with our work, our prices, and our personalities, you will give us a strong consideration in your final decision.
Our New York studio is in SoHo on Broadway and Grand. 446 Broadway, 3rd Floor
To schedule you consultation today please call 888 428 2040 or email email@example.com
PS: the images in this post are from a wonderful multi-traditional wedding of Candice and Joseph that we photographed in the summer of ’10 at Espace in New York. The event was meticulously organized by Iris Rafaeli, the owner of all-inclusive event planning company Maison Lublu. Her company specializes in event and wedding planning, as well as interior design and home staging. We also shot the video that can be seen here: http://luxphotostudios.com/2010/12/candice-joseph-wedding-at-espace/