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Cameras & More

Your wedding photographer is a very important person since this person will be responsible for documenting your engagement, bridals & wedding day. Although the Personality of your wedding photographer should be appealing the Processes of your wedding photographer will have the greatest impact on how well your wedding day and every session before the big day is captured.

Medium Format Cameras vs 35mm Cameras

INFORMATION

Wedding Photography is not for the faint of heart...its fun but to be Great at Wedding Photography it takes having Great Equipment and Organized Processes.

Frequntly Asked Questions

FAQ

01.

What Camera Model do you use to capture photography?

Glad you asked!!!! Equipment Does Matter...otherwise professional photographers would all use camera phones to document wedding days! We primarily use PhaseOne, Pentax and Fuji Medium Format Camera's as our primary photography tools. Occasionally we use Canon 35mm cameras as the situation varies.

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What is a Medium Format Camera?

Medium format cameras have larger digital sensors than Canon, Nikon or Sony 35mm Cameras. They are known for producing extremely high-quality images and delivering near-perfect accuracy when it comes to color reproduction, which is why this type of camera is typically used in fashion photography. Many couples nowadays want their Wedding Photographs to have a fashionable look so the usage of Medium Format cameras at a wedding bring a high-end fashion vibe to the wedding day!

03.

What is your process for the way you approach photography?

CivicPhotos approaches photography with an editorial approach since we completely believe that Great Ideas Lead to Great Photography. The Photography of CivicPhotos is often published on wedding blogs and in wedding magazines so we very familiar with how to deliver the best images for our clients since usually only the most inspirational photography ideas are considered for publication on wedding blogs or wedding magazines.

04.

Where should I order prints?

The simple answer is through US!!! We love to print images which will be on display at your wedding day since we want to ensure that you look your best in printed media! Our labs have proven countless times that they produce superior prints than any of the more budget print shops which individuals might use for their everyday prints.

05.

Can we send you photo ideas we want to be captured?

Certainly...after all we are striving to capture the type of photography you want!!!! I love getting photography ideas from my clients since it shows that they are engaged in creating specific beautiful memories! Besides that some of my favorite photography moments come from a new spin I put on a particular client idea!!! I love taking your ideas and making it come to life through a timeless photograph!!

06.

Do you take candid photography throughout the wedding day?

Absolutely!!! Having over a decade of experience in the wedding photography industry we realize that some of the best moments occur naturally so we are always ready to document that smile, look, hug or kiss that often turns out to be a great candid moment!

07.

What is your process for the way you edit your photography?

CivicPhotos has always had a timeless look with its photography. We achieve this "timeless look" by editing in natural colors that are close to the way things actually looked on your wedding day. We edit for exposure, color, contrast and blemish removal especially on the bride & groom!

08.

Do you ever give out the RAW camera files or Camera Digital Negatives?

This is usually handled on a case by case basis since RAW camera files are not only unedited but also take substantially more storage space then edited Jpeg photographs. However we are open to having conversations about RAW camera files because after all these are your memories!!!

09.

What happens if you get sick?

If we are unable to cover an event due to some unavoidable situation we will introduce you to a substitute photographer of similar skill set to document your wedding day. This would only occur after you agree to the substitution and work samples of the substituted photographer have been provided.

10.

Do you keep backup copies of the images you take?

Absolutely!!! We value the memories we capture of our clients just as much as they do and for that reason we keep multiple local storage copies of each session or wedding we capture! We also make use of cloud storage to backup our photography moments so that we have offsite backups which are accessible from anywhere in the world!

Frequently Asked Questions
Engagement Sessions

We love documenting engagement sessions since they are couple sessions which are boosted emotionally by the anticipation of the upcoming wedding day. Your story as a couple can be the theme of your engagement session weather it be vintage, classic or nature focused.

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Information

Scheduled usually 6-8 Months from the Wedding Day which involves capturing the interaction of the engaged couple.

Frequntly Asked Questions

FAQ

01.

How is the theme & location for the session selected?

We love capturing the things about you as a couple which makes you unique. During a phone conference we will discuss ideas and interests which would make for captivating photo opportunities.

02.

When will we receive the images from the session?

Usually the images will be edited and delivered to you via dropbox within two weeks of the session date.

03.

How will you direct or pose us during the session?

During the session we will often ask the guy to playfully flirt with the girl. Since you are in love with each other this playful flirting will make the girl respond in a naturally emotional way and that is the moment we will want to capture with our cameras.

04.

What should we wear to the engagement session?

Pinterest is a great spot for ideas but we encourage couples to select outfits which differ from scene to scene. Layering your outfits with personal accessories is a great way to add more essence to the images we will capture of you. For your images to be more dynamic we don't suggest the guy and girl to match colors perfectly.

05.

Will we receive the copyright release for the images?

Yes you will receive a copyright release which will allow you to print, make copies of and share on social media any images you receive from your session.

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Bridals Sessions

Bridal Session are the ultimate photography sessions since wedding dresses are usually the most beautiful gowns that can be worn and when you toss in the excitement of the wedding day it gives the captured emotions even more focus.

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INFORMATION

Scheduled usually 1-2 Months from the Wedding Day which involves capturing the bride in her wedding day gown. Some bridal sessions are done after the wedding day which involve the groom.

Frequntly Asked Questions

FAQ

01.

How is the theme & location for the session selected?

We love capturing the things about you as a bride which will make you feel like a princess. There are many locations which can be rented to use for your bridal session so its important to identify the vibe which will match you as a bride.

02.

When will we receive the images from the session?

Usually the images will be edited and delivered to you via dropbox within two weeks of the session date. Please take note of this time-line so that we can schedule, shoot and edit your bridals in time for you to have a print displayed on your wedding day if you desire.

03.

What should I expect during the session?

Bridal sessions are captured at a slower more detailed pace than an engagement session so be prepared slow down and enjoy the moment! With this fact in mind it would be helpful to invite some of your bridesmaids to assist you with relaxing, adjusting your dress, carrying your accessories and making you laugh!

04.

What should I bring to the bridal session?

Once again Pinterest is a great spot for ideas but some popular items would be your veil, a bridal Bouquet, the accessories you would be wearing on your wedding day, your shoes, obviously your bridal dress and happy thoughts about your future husband which will help you smile effortlessly.

05.

Will I receive the copyright release for the images?

Yes you will receive a copyright release which will allow you to print, make copies of and share on social media any images you receive from your session.

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Wedding Day

We love Wedding Photography since it's so rewarding to document one of the happiest days of most people's lives! Moments come and go swiftly so we are very focused from the time we arrive at your wedding until the end of the reception since we want to capture as many special

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INFORMATION

The Big Day that you've been planning for which will involve numerous moving parts! It will be one of the most exciting days of your life and will certainly be the most photographed!

Frequntly Asked Questions

FAQ

01.

How do I book you?

After you decide that you love our style of photography...we will draft up a contract which outlines everything you are getting from your wedding collection! Then we will send you a Paypal invoice for the retainer.

02.

When will you arrive to begin photography on the wedding day?

We usually don't work on an hourly basis for weddings so we normally would arrive whenever the bride is having her makeup application. On average this task is being performed 3 to 4 hours prior to the ceremony.

03.

When will we receive the images from our wedding?

Usually the images will be edited and delivered to you via a usb flash drive within a month of the wedding date.

04.

What should we expect on our wedding day for photography?

Expect us to capture candid moments. Expect us to sometimes ask you to wait or change your pose/position so that the images we take are the most flattering. Expect us to ask you to take photographs at the most interesting spots of your wedding venue. Expect us to make the bride and groom flirt with each other to create an emotional moment.

05.

How can we get the best wedding images possible?

Once more Pinterest is a great spot for ideas! Having a time-line is very important to make sure we have sufficient time to capture the beautiful details of your wedding day. Detailed bouquets, boutonnières, center pieces and personal items all impact your wedding day images in positive ways!

06.

What is the process of creating an album?

After your wedding day we will edit all the images taken and send them to you via a Wooden Box with a Wedding USB Flash Drive Set inside. To streamline the wedding album creation process we will put together your wedding album spreads from the most important moments of the wedding (you getting ready, putting on the dress, walking down the aisle, your first kiss, your wedding party shoot, your first dance, cutting the cake & your wedding exit) and send them to you for your review. Once the album design has been approved by you we will send the album to our photo lab for printing. After the wedding album has been completed by our photo lab it will be mailed to you. This whole process can take anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks to complete after your wedding day.

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Will we receive the copyright release for the images?

Yes you will receive a copyright release which will allow you to print, make copies of and share on social media any images you receive which are taken during your wedding day.

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