Frequently Asked Wedding Photographer Questions - Roman Grinev Photography
The professionals at Roman Grinev Photography place a premium on customer service and by answering some of your most commonly asked questions here they’ve created a shortcut to answers.
With more than a dozen years of experience, they’ve heard almost every question in the book and have gone to great lengths to provide answers that are personalized for each couple and each unique situation. But as the years progressed it became clear that there are a handful of questions every couple wants answered before selecting a photographer. They’ve also discovered that there are a number of questions that couples forget to ask but still want the answers to, these questions and answers are also listed below.
From questions about selecting a photographer and reviewing their work to information on how an emergency situation is handled, it’s all here in our frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers.
If you do not find the answers you are looking for below, or if the answers you find have prompted more questions please feel free to contact us at 888 656-2121 for more information. We will always do our best to provide you with a response that leaves you satisfied and completely informed.
Do we get to pick the wedding photographer we wish to work with?
Yes, absolutely. We show individual wedding portfolios with the work of each
of our wedding photographers and give you the opportunity to select your favorite. This gives you peace
of mind in knowing exactly who your photographer will be. We believe this approach is much better for couples, rather than having a studio assign a photographer to you.
Can we meet with the photographer before signing a contract?
Yes, absolutely. We are so confident you'll love our photographer we
give you the opportunity to meet them.
Can we see complete weddings by each of the photographers?
Yes, we show you complete weddings by each of our photographers at each of our studios. We show
complete wedding so you can get a
sense on how each of our photographers tells a complete story. We show you images specifically from the photographer who will be documenting your wedding. Its very important to see the work of the photographer you will be hiring rather than the studio's general portfolio.
Will our photographer shoot another wedding on the same day?
No. Each photographer does one wedding per day. Once you reserve your photographer we block off the whole day for you.
Do you shoot in RAW or JPEG's format?
All images are captured in RAW format, producing more vibrant colors and superior print quality. We process each image to color-correct and, when necessary, touch-up. The digital negatives (high resolution images) with full rights we deliver to you will be a mix of color, black & white, sepia, color enhancements, and alternative processes.
Many studios shoot in JPEG format because its easier and there's less
post production work
for them. The images come straight out of the camera "as-is". Then it
becomes your responsibility to color correct the images. Also
JPEG's don't have nearly as much information in the digital file which
means you can't
make large prints and lose the beautiful rich colors you want.
Do you post process the images?
Yes. We go through each image to color correct and touch
up when necessary. We believe your images deserve the extra work. Please see previous question.
Are two photographers better than one?
Not necessarily. For the majority of weddings, one good photographer is enough. There are, of course large weddings, those with more than 150 people, that call for two photographers. The same considerations of portfolio and experience that go into selecting the primary photographer should be applied to the second photographer. Some studios send a less experienced second photographer to learn on the job at your wedding. With us, when you book two photographers, you get two experienced photographers. As with the primary shooter, you get to see the work of the second photographer and choose who you would like to work with. Our second photographers also shoot weddings by themselves.
How many images do you take at a wedding?
We don't limit the number of exposures we take. On average we take
approximately 2,000 images.
What do you require to reserve the photographer?
To reserve your selected photographer we require a signed contract
and a deposit by check or credit card (Visa, Master Card, American
What happens after we reserve the photographer?
Our whole process is designed to make sure the planning of your wedding
is as stress-free as possible. 2 months before the wedding you'll receive a wedding day
questionnaire to give us additional details about your day. A few weeks before
the wedding your photographer will call you to go over the details and to make sure we have all the information we need.
If you prefer you can meet with your photographer at one of our studios
to go over the details in person.
What is your back up plan in case there's an emergency?
Unlike most solo photographers we have an extensive back up system in
place to assure that an emergency doesn't ruin your wedding day. Because there
are 6 of us you can be assured that your wedding will be covered if
your chosen photographer becomes severally ill or is in an accident.
Besides the photographers within the studio we also have an extensive
back up list of great photographers we know and respect in the area.
On wedding days we have staff on call who will have your wedding day
information as well as every ones contact information. You will be
given their contact information before the wedding in case of
an emergency. I am very happy to say that in 12 years we have never missed