Your engagement session will be anything but "ordinary". K. Lenox couples always start out with drinks and snacks first!
If you or your fiance` are nervous about being in front of the camera, don't worry! You aren't the only ones. In fact, that's the best possible reason to have an engagement session before your wedding day!
I guarantee, within minutes you'll both feel totally comfortable and confident in front of my cameras. You'll get to witness my goofy and un-conventional shooting style... and I'll learn a lot just observing how you two interact when there's no schedule or guests to attend to. Just the two of you. (Okay- three of us!) and one very memorable date night!
Engagement sessions are offered complimentary exclusively to K. Lenox couples. Yes- this includes the digital images too!!!
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Q: HOW LONG IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?
A: The sooner the better especially if your wedding is taking place during a prime summer weekend. If photos are important to you, you should book your photographer as soon as possible, me or someone else. I'm not kidding when I say the wedding industry is "fast-paced". Prime dates don't last.
Q: WHY WON'T YOU PROVIDE FULL PRICING WITHOUT A CONSULTATION?
A: Wedding photography is extremely personal and intimate. I want couples to choose me based on my work and their connection to me- not because of pricing. There is never any pressure or obligation to hire me just because you book a consultation- so there is nothing to lose. Quite honestly- I turn away more brides than not, because I feel their needs can be better met by another photographer. (So fear not- you won't be talking to a salesman- I'm the farthest from that!)
Q: WHAT ABOUT A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER? DO WE NEED ONE?
My second shooters all bring a lot of talent and enthusiasm to the table, so naturally I recommend having one along. Realistically though, I know that budgets exist and that the added cost of a second photographer may be more than you are wanting to spend. As a rule of thumb, if you have more than 150 guests coming to your wedding or a wedding party larger than 10, we would recommend considering adding a second shooter to your wedding package.
Q: DO YOU TRAVEL?
A: Hell ya! I've worked in various places including, VT, MA, ME, SC, DC, PA, CT, NC and Haiti.... just to name a few!
Q: WHY DOES THE COST OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY VARY SO MUCH BETWEEN PHOTOGRAPHERS?
A: The cost of wedding photography is kind of like fingerprints – it’s different for everyone (or in this case, every photographer). There are so many variables in the mix that it’s next to impossible for you to compare 2 photographers to each other – you simply can’t compare apples to oranges.
What I can say; however, is that some photographers (especially those who are first starting out) may be cutting costs in certain areas. Insurances, extra hard drives and online storage for backing up files, professional level backup gear, continuing education – these things are all part of a photographer’s cost of doing business. If you’ve found someone whose price seems too good to be true, it might be because something is missing behind-the-scenes that could put your images at risk.
Q: COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS-
A: Complimentary Engagement sessions are scheduled Weekdays. Weekends are reserved exclusively for weddings or my family time. Thank you for understanding! :) Sessions must take place within a 30 mile radius from my home office, otherwise additional travel fee's will apply.
Q: DO WE HAVE TO BOOK IN PERSON?
A: Nope! Most of my couples are busy professionals! Not to mention they live all over the country. I do require a phone
conversation though. It's important that we determine if we are a good fit for each other. I want to make sure I can provide you exactly what you are envisioning for your wedding day memories, and I want to make sure our personalities mesh! (after all... I will be by your side more than your spouse on your wedding day! LOL... you should like me. haha) After we chat- I'll send over everything required to reserve your date! (quote, agreement and invoice!) Everything is handled right online. Easy peasy.
Q: WHAT KIND OF GEAR DO YOU USE?
A: Before I indulge in my gear- it's important to know that the quality of an image comes mostly (99%) from the photographers knowledge about lighting, posing, composition etc. (and- time given to the photographer to get the images you expect- but that's a topic for another day! LOL) So no matter how fancy the camera is- if the person operating the camera doesn't understand photography- the quality of the image won't be any better than one produced by any ole point and shoot camera that you can buy at Walmart. Now, don't get me wrong... the gear matters, otherwise I wouldn't invest 10's of thousands of dollars into it. But it's important to understand that so much more goes into the craft of photography- than just the gear.
That said- I shoot with top of the line professional Canon gear. My three camera bodies are my, Canon 1Dx Mark II, Canon 5d Mark 4, and the Canon 5d Mark 3. I have (4) 600 EX RT flashes. For lenses I have 70-200mm f2.8L IS III, Canon 100mm f2.8L Macro, Canon 24-105mm f4 L, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art Series.
Q: ALBUMS! YOU OFFER ALBUMS!?
A: Yes I do! Nothing compares to experiencing your wedding photos in an actual printed album. As convenient and share-able as digital media has become, it’s also ever-changing. On the other hand, printed photographs; they last for lifetimes and carry with them the nostalgic feelings of the fleeting moments they represent. I wouldn't be doing my job to my fullest if I didn't offer albums to all my clients! Which is why we’re proud to offer a line of exquisite, museum grade archival albums that feature minimalistic and contemporary aesthetics that perfectly complement the elegant and timeless imagery we create. View our Albums HERE
What You Can Expect
Once you've sent a note my way, you can expect a response within 24 business hours. Then, we'll schedule a virtual coffee/wine date to discuss your vision and determine if I'm the best photographer for you. Should you decide to work with me, you can expect a professional, seamless, timely and FUN experience from beginning to end!