Do you travel for weddings & photo shoots?
Absolutely! It's one of our favorite things.
How Many photos do we get?
Depending on the hours and amount of photographers, typically we edit and deliver around 600-1000 high resolution images.
Do you take family formals at weddings?
Yes! Many family members are traveling from all over the place for most weddings we do, so it's important to get some great photos with the family. We just like to keep it as short and sweet (and fun!) as possible.
What are some things I should know before my engagement session?
You can find some helpful info here.
Is this your only job?
Yes! I started shooting weddings full time in 2011, and Susannah and I got married and started shooting full time in 2013.
Do you do sneak previews for every wedding?
It's always our goal to deliver sneak previews just a few days after the wedding. The only reason we would be unable to, is because we are trying extra hard to finish the full wedding to deliver the photos faster to you!
Do you offer a free consult?
Of course! We usually will buy your coffee or drink too if we are able to meet in person.
We don't live close to Portland, how will we do a consult?
We do lots of consultations on Facetime and Skype, so that's not a problem at all.
What kind of equipment do you use?
In a nutshell, we use full frame DSLR Nikon cameras with a wide range of prime lenses (lets in a lot of light). We have lots of backups should anything not work perfectly on your wedding day. 2 Nikon D810s, Nikon D800, and Nikon D600. Nikkor 35mm f/1.4, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 art, 24-70mm F/2.8, 50mm f/1.2, 2 Sigma's 85mm f/1.4, 2 Sigmas 50mm f/1.4 art lens, Nikon 70 200mm F2 8 VR II.
How long is your turnaround time?
Off season (November--May) typically 1-3 weeks, on season (May-October) typically 2-6 weeks
How long 'til our albums are done?
Susannah does an amazing job on our albums, making sure it's a complete story that flows beautifully and that each layout is flawless in color, design, and craftsmanship. Once we have delivered your photos, the album takes around 6-8 weeks.
How does the album process work?
Our albums and process is a little different than many photographers. From start to finish, we will carefully choose the photos, choose the layouts, and deliver the albums right to you. Making an album and choosing photos is a lot of work and can take way too much time, and in our experience, it has been the last thing our couples have wanted to deal with. Our process frees us up to be more creative and create something really special. If telling the story of your day needs more pages above the promised 80, we can, and don't have to worry about charging you extra. Our albums are also geared towards a story book instead of a "formals" book. To get an idea of the kinds of photos you will find in your album, check out our wedding blog posts.
Who is your second shooter?
My hella-sexy wife!
Do you offer discounts for Monday - Friday weddings?
We have in the past given some discounts to weekday weddings. There are a lot of factors that go into the date, so if in doubt, contact us! We want to hear your story & vision, and see what we can do for you!
Can my uncle or friend take pictures at the wedding too?
As long as your uncle and friends stay out of our shot, we're fine. We do always encourage couples to do unplugged weddings though.
do you work with videographers?
We have and do, but we generally recommend that a couple invests primarily in a photography team or a videography team. Depending on your wedding, having four or more people shooting you all day long can start to feel a little more "paparazzi" and a little less natural and unstaged. We're passionate about helping our couples be as comfortable and natural on their wedding days as possible!
I'm already a client and need help with my timeline and wedding planning?
Please feel free to give us a call and we are happy to help in anyway. Also check out our wedding info link that will give you a great idea of where to start. http://www.petermahar.com/wedding-info