31Aug

What I can expect with 1 vs 2 photographers

By, August 31, 2020

While we typically always suggest 2 photographers, we also understand that based off our clients preference for coverage or for budget purposes, 1 photographer may make the most sense for your event. We have a couple of tips to ensure we are set up for success to provide you with the coverage you are expecting.

As we all know, one person cannot be in two places at the same time, so it will be important to understand what can and can’t be covered. Then, once you decide which portion you would like to have covered, it will be important to share that with your lead photographer. The key is to make sure everyone is on the same page with the same understanding before the big event versus after.

Pre-Ceremony – If you have a bridal party and are not doing a first look, it will be important to choose which side the lead photographer will cover. Or, as a work around, if the lead photographer is given an ample (typically 2+ hours) amount of time before the ceremony he/she can move from one location to the next, to cover both sets of the bridal party. If you are doing a first look, then both sides can be covered beforehand, again, assuming there is a good buffer of time (avg – 2.5 hours before ceremony).

Ceremony – It is important to note that although the photographer will be moving swiftly he/she will need to choose certain moments and angles to cover. For example: When you are first walking down the aisle, there may not be time to capture a reaction shot. We will, of course, do our very best. As well, the photographer will be more focused on the two of you, which means there will be less family/friend reaction shots overall.

Cocktail Hour – During the cocktail hour we are typically photographing the family portraits, bridal party and couples portraits. If we are capturing these images and that is our focus, there will most likely be no cocktail hour pictures of the guests or details of the reception area. As a work around, if you are wanting this covered, doing a first look or scheduling your cocktail hour for 90 minutes would be the solution.

Reception – During the reception our goal is typically to capture the key events while also getting reaction shots. We try to get everyone in the room photographed as we assume people have traveled from many different places. We just ask that it is understood that there will most likely be less guest reaction shots and we may not get everyone captured in a picture, as our main focus will be on the two of you. If there is a special group of people that you want to ensure is captured, it will be important to share that with your lead photographer and set aside time.

If you decide you would like to add a second photographer, please go to your Account Login and you can add it there. Thanks!

13Sep

Tidal Wedding Films

By, September 13, 2018

Tidal Wedding Films

We understand that photography and video often get paired together, as they are both visual mediums. We have always had the philosophy that it is best to specialize and master one specific craft. By focusing our energy on photography, we have been able to produce top level images to our clients. Having said that, we also understand the convenience of booking both photography and video at the same time. So, our studio has found the perfect solution, and now offer video in a unique fashion. 

In order to better serve our clients, we have collaborated with Tidal Wedding Films who like our studio as few hand-picked video teams that have always done an amazing job. They know how we work and we know how they work, ensuring everything is streamlined and smooth. You are now able to contract the videography straight through our studio, and all under one contract and bill. As a result you get the benefits of two vendors who specialize in their craft,  while having the convenience and savings of booking them together. 

What's Included?

Included in the video packages are two high-definition cameras (same hours as photography), a 3-6 minute Produced Highlights Video, and all un-produced coverage from throughout the wedding day. That way if you are wanting to watch your entire ceremony uncut or speech, you can. The Highlights Video is the perfect length for frequent rewatching and social sharing, and the additional coverage gives you all of the footage from throughout the day for your archives.

Typically the videographers will stay for the same amount of time as the photographers at the event. The video is ready within 30 business days to share with family and friends :)

CLICK BELOW TO SEE VIDEO SAMPLES

Videographer: DUSTIN 

 

 

 

 

02Jul

What is Image Archiving?

By, July 02, 2016

Beyond the 3 month grace period, True Photography will automatically continue to keep a safe backup of your files at a flat rate of $5 per month, to your credit card on file. If you wish to change the billing details or discontinue this backup service, you can make these adjustments within your Account Login. However, if you choose to remove this backup service, it will be your responsibility to ensure all files have been properly stored and backed up to your own system.