CNJ Photography wedding photography questions and answers.
1. How do you define your style?
We shoot with a photojournalistic approach, but at times we provide direction and guidance to set the scene. Our aim is to create a relaxed and genuine feel, and allow the day to naturally flow.
2. Have you shot many weddings?
We have been shooting weddings for 8 years. We have shot for a number of Sydney’s and Hunter Valley’s premiere wedding studios.
3. Do you have Insurance?
Yes, we are fully insured. We are happy to provide your chosen venue with appropriate details if required.
4. What camera equipment do you use?
We shoot with full frame Nikon DSLR’s and an assortment of lenses suitable for a variety of shots and angles including wide-angle, close ups and portrait style photographs.
5. How can I book?
If we have your wedding date available, all we need in order to confirm your date is a contract signed, which we will email out to you, and a $500 retainer. The remainder is due 1 week before the wedding date.
6. What’s an engagement session?
This a great opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us. Each shoot is usually about 1 hour long, at a location within the Hunter. Some couples use these photos in a guest book at their wedding.
7. Should we give you a shot list before our wedding?
We have our own shot list that we keep in mind when it comes to wedding details, such as the rings, the dress and interior details.
What we do need to know from you however, is the family portraits that you would like us to take. The different groupings that are important to you.
Also, please let us know about any special features of your wedding. Whether it be a choreographed Bridal Waltz, fireworks, a surprise performance by a headliner or sparkler exits etc.
8. What is the advantage of having two photographers?
A second shooter at your wedding has many advantages especially if your wedding is large. It basically means we can be in two places at once. You will naturally get a lot more images showing different angles and compositions. The second shooter can be on the lookout for candid shots while the lead shooter can concentrate on the formalities. Second shooters are of great benefit to the leads with assistance setting up lighting situations and to help with portrait construction, making for smooth running and better use of time. Finally, back-up, if the worst happens and the lead is incapacitated for whatever reason, your wedding photography is still covered.
9. How many photos will we get and how long will it take?
We don’t have a set number as each wedding is different. On average it tends to be between 800-1000 photos.
We do definitely shoot more photos, but we delete the shots that nobody wants to see, such as test shots, eyes closed or somebody walking in the frame etc.
The photos will be ready for viewing on your own online gallery 4-6 weeks after the wedding, and delivered on USB shortly after that.
10. Do you shoot RAW files and can we have these files?
Yes we shoot RAW but we never hand out those files. Basically, they are unedited images that look flat and unfinished.
We invest a lot of time in developing images after each wedding and we want the photos we hand over to reflect that.
11. What wedding album company do you use?
We are proud to use Seldex Artistic Albums, which is an Australian company of the highest quality, and one of the world’s leading Album companies. They offer a distinctive range of album features which we have chosen to suit our brand. We are able to offer our clients options on material colour, and page binding design, to make every album unique to you.