Category Archives: FAQ

Unplugged Weddings, Uncle Bobs and Other Things

Dear Ben,  What do you do with wedding guests with cameras who are constantly in the shot and/or shooting over your shoulder? Additionally, what are you thoughts on “Unplugged Weddings”?  – Exasperated in Ohio Dear Exasperated in Ohio, This is a reality that most couples will experience on their wedding day. While it can get...

Tackling The Wedding Photography Budget: Cost vs. Value

Having planned two separate receptions for our own wedding, we know all too well the meaning of the word “budget”. Every newly engaged couple will encounter this dreaded word; not only with themselves as they discuss their wedding plans over their 100th ramen dinner for the year (Karis and I sooooo did this), but also...

7 Simple Ways to Increase the Image Yield From Your Wedding Day

When I first got started in this fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants world of wedding photography, nobody ever gave me an instruction manual on how to do it “properly”. I never assisted any of the real seasoned professionals, and Google was really the only teacher I ever had. So when one of our very first clients asked if we...

FAQ: Navigating Contracts and Model Releases for Wedding Photography

I received this message in my inbox earlier last week: Dear Ben, I recently volunteered to shoot a wedding for free because I realize I’m still in the beginning stages of building my wedding photography portfolio. Because it was for free, I never bothered to draw up a contract; it was essentially a favor I...

FAQ: Why Our Client’s Don’t Get The Raw Files

At least once a month, we’ll receive an inquiry that will sound something like this: Hi Ben, We really love your work. But we’re wondering if your packages include the raw files. We’re [graphic designers/photographers/creative people], and we’d like to process the images ourselves. We have all the necessary programs to do this, so if...

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