Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing yor Wedding Photographer
Congratulations on your engagement! The exciting journey to your wedding day has begun. Along the path to the big event, you will have many choices to make. Selecting a wedding photographer will be one of the most important. It is essential that when you do choose your photographer, you receive services and products that fit your vision. Listed below are a few key questions to ask, and our responses, before making the final decision to book a photographer to capture your once in a lifetime moments.
What is your photographic style? At FP, our style is a mix of documentary (photojournalism) and traditional imagery. On the documentary side, our focus is on capturing what we refer to as “moments that matter.” We define these moments as candid natural moments of shared love, joy and intimacy that reflect the emotions of the day. On the traditional side, we know that our clients and their friends and family are eager to get the party started, so we work quickly and efficiently to arrange posed group images that are modern, stylish and fun.
Should we have a consultation prior to booking? Definitely! It is essential to ensuring that there is chemistry between us. The consultation is an opportunity to get to know one another and ensure that we are a good fit for the wedding day. It also provides us with an opportunity to discuss your expectations. Based on the information obtained at the consultation, we are able to focus our efforts at the wedding on capturing images that fit your vision. If an in person consultation is not possible, we can meet online via Facetime or Skype.
How long have you been in business? Mark, the lead photographer, began work as a professional portrait photographer in 2011. In 2016, he and his wife Sylvia teamed up and Fradella Photography was established. With her addition, Mark and Sylvia began photographing weddings and 9 happy couples later, they are still going strong. In order to provide quality personalized service, wedding bookings for Fradella Photography are limited to one per month.
What type of photographic equipment do you use? The vast majority of our photography equipment is manufactured by Sony. Mark’s primary camera is a Sony A7rii and Sylvia uses a Sony A99v. Both full frame mirrorless cameras are paired with professional grade Sony lenses of varying focal lengths. Other standard equipment used for weddings include speed lights (flash), flash stands, light modifiers, flash triggers, reflectors, diffusers and constant light sources. In the event of equipment failure, we are always prepared with backup equipment on hand.
Do I need more than one photographer? We are a husband and wife photography team and always work together. We firmly believe that it takes at least two photographers to provide exceptional wedding coverage. Having two photographers all but ensures that key moments in the wedding will be recorded. It also allows us to capture images from different angles and perspectives.
Will my photos be edited? Yes. All photo editing is done in house. Each image is thoroughly analyzed and, if necessary, edited to achieve the appropriate exposure and white balance. Then the creativity begins as we utilize advanced software to apply dramatic yet natural looking effects to select images. When your wedding gallery is complete, you can expect to receive a mix of color and black and white images.
How long will I have to wait for my images? On average, your images will have been fully edited and ready for viewing within three weeks of the wedding day.
Will we receive digital image files of our wedding? Absolutely! All of our wedding packages and a la carte services include high resolution digital image files on a USB drive with a print release. While having digital files of your wedding images is great for archival purposes, we know that creating quality prints and designing wall art can be complicated and confusing. After your wedding, we will offer you the opportunity to meet for a print and product design session to take all of the guesswork out of creating your family heirlooms.
How many images will I receive? The actual number of images varies depending on the number of hours of wedding coverage. Generally, you can expect to receive 50-75 fully edited images per hour of wedding coverage.
What are your product offerings? In addition to the included full featured online and mobile galleries and a USB drive with high resolution digital files, our product offerings include custom designed albums, professional prints, a variety of canvas art, thin wraps, framed prints, and image clusters.
Are you Licensed and Insured? Yes, Fradella Photography is licensed and insured in the State of Louisiana.