Engagement sessions are casual and fun, and just like the photos from your wedding, they'll last a lifetime!
You will own the copyright, so feel free to share with friends and family, use them on your invitations, or post them on Facebook. There are no watermarks and no restrictions.
All engagement sessions are on location. If you're a Penn Stater, that's one of my specialties.
A stndard two-hour engagement session is $400. Need more? We'll customize to suit your needs.
I can usually get photos in about three to four nearby locations in an hour, espcially on the Penn State campus. For example, the Nittany Lion statue, Old Main, The Alumni Gardens, etc. For other locations, we are fortunate to live in scenic area, with lots of outdoor settings to choose from, or pick a favorite place of your own...where you met, your first date. Anything goes!
Please note: Since you own the copyright, you do not need to pay extra to make prints or to copy the photos, but I will provide an online gallery where you can view, download, share or print your photos at discounted rates.
I maintain backups of all your files, so your photos will be safe, and my package rates include post-processing and retouching for up to six images that you select from proofs. If you need more, we can talk about that.
Since I only use the highest quality lenses, your photos can typically be enlarged to 40 x 60 inches. 8x10 or 16x20 prints will be razor sharp, with excellent color and contrast. Black and white or special effects, such as color drop-outs are never a problem.
When it comes time for your wedding photography, enjoy a $200 discount!
Below are just a few samples from my portfolio…
Full 1080p HD video slideshows now available!
This photo was the winner of ‘Cutest Couple’ in Confer Jewelers Valentine's Day Contest 2012.
Congratulations to Natalie and Dan!
I am sometimes asked about my specific equipment...
I am currently shooting with a Canon 5D and 7D (with a Canon 40D for backup) with L series and prime lenses. This provides extremely sharp images for enlargements up to 100 inches. Most church ceremonies do not allow flash photography, and I have the right equipment to work with available light. While I prefer to work with natural light, there are occasions where flash is better, especially during the reception. I use Canon 600EX-RT and 580EX II Speedlites or studio strobes, as appropriate. For receptions, I generally use off-camera flash as well. Post processing is accomplished using Apple Aperture, Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6. For data backups, I use a ColorSpace UDMA to copy all of my cards over the course of the day, and I do not leave the reception until I have at least two copies of the data. I hand process all of your files personally, and do not outaource them to a 'photo farm'.
PO Box 845
State College, PA 16804
Prices and availability subject to change. Standard contract required.
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