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  • Do you offer different packages?
    In all my years of doing what I do, I still have yet to come across two identical weddings! Your big day is uniquely yours and I offer custom-built packages to address each of my clients' needs. We would usually talk about your vision for the day during an initial consultation via phone, skype, or over a cuppa coffee (my favorite). At a minimum, my services always include a complimentary engagement shoot, 12 hours of coverage, dual digitial albums (color and b&w), online gallery access for family and friends, and comprehensive print/reproduction rights.
  • Do you travel? How far will you go?
    Of course! I love traveling and am able to shoot across the great USA, as well as Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Europe. There are ZERO travel fees, regardless of my shooting location. As a former New Yorker, I travel regularly between the South (DFW) and the East Coast (Buffalo) for work.
  • What if we're super awkward, or hate having our photos taken?"
    Join the club! There aren't many people who actually enjoy being the center of attention on a day where a few thousand photos are taken over a 12 hour span. It's not just a lot of work for me, but it's some serious work for my clients as well. There are a few strategies we can implement in order to overcome photo anxiety, or uneasiness. First and foremost, being able to work together during an egagement shoot has a profound impact on our ability to make the best of the actually wedding day. A well-planned engagement shoot gives us the opportunity to work on posing, styling, and editing. It also gives you the opportunity to get hands on and offer feedback during the editing process. What do you like? What don't you like? Natural colors? High-contrast? Light and airy? Gritty and dark? Ultimatley, working together through a successful engagement session should give you peace of mind that you're prepared for the big day! In addition, the professional line of equipment I use allows me to shoot from distance and harness my inner ninja. For the majority of the day, I do everything I can to blend in and not be noticed. You might even forget that I'm there! Usually, it's at that point that we're able to capture some of the best, most intimate images!
  • Can you help us with our day-of timeline?
    Yes I can! Most photographers will assist in building a day-of timeline. Special note: Be sure that your photographer is aware of minor details that can potentially have a MAJOR impact on the quality of your day (sunrise/sunset times, rain plans, travel strategies for groups, etc).
  • Why are your rates so much lower than other area photographers?
    Although I love photography, my career began in education. As a full-time college administrator, I don't need to shoot in order to make a living. I shoot because it's my passion. As such, I understand that planning a wedding can be an incredible investment of time, money, and other resources. With costs of photography in the DFW area creeping towards $4000 for 6-8 hours of coverage, I do my best to give folks an alternative.
  • What's the deal with a second photographer?
    I tell most of my clients that second photographers are great to have if you fall into one of the following categories... 1) You plan on having an invite list of 300+ people 2) You and your fiance are getting ready in two difference places the morning of the wedding (more than 20 minutes apart) 3) You want your day captured from multiple perspectives Many folks assume that adding a second photographer means doubling the investment amount when, in fact, adding a second photographer can be more reasonable that you think. If you're considering a second shooter, let's chat to see if it makes sense.
  • How long does it take to get our photos back?
    I do everything in my ability to complete albums within two weeks (which is pretty stinkin' fast compared to the industry average). It is very rare that an album would take longer than 4 weeks to complete (those albums are usually from two-photographer events and include substantially more photos).
  • What kind of insurance do you carry?
    I carry a $1 million umbrella policy that covers me and anyone I come into contact with. In addition, I have access to 1-day policies to cover equipment and premises based on the requirements of the venue.
  • What kind of equipment (and backup equipment) do you carry?
    I shoot full-frame with Nikon hardware. My main body is a Nikon D750 and I carry an identical D750 for backup. 99% of my shooting is done with 24-70mm and 70-200mm glass. Each camera shoots to a profesisonal grade SD card, and automatically backs up to an additional card. In addition, I carry a full compliment of high-powered flashes.
  • What's your shooting style?
    Though I'm fleixble to your vision, I tend to be naturalistic by default. I prefer NOT to heavily retouch and process images. In my mind, I want you to see a photo and think that the memory looks exactly as it did on the day of the wedding. Most photos are bright, light, airy, and invoke good vibes!
  • How do you protect our images?
    Easy... Your images are never kept in only one location. Images are shot to SD cards and then copied to a hard drive immediatley following your wedding day. In addition, I utilize cloud backup to eliminate any risk associated with catostrophic hardware failure.
  • How many pictures are in a typical wedding album?
    Most 12-hour days yeild an album containing 400-500 photos. Adding a second photographer can cause that number to potentially double.
  • Do you offer videography?
    I don't, personally, but I know a guy, who knows a guy, who met this other guy... Kidding. In all seriousness, I only ever receommend one videographer to folks. He's incredible at his craft, and has packages that start at $2500. I'm able to share his contact info with you during our initial consultation.
  • How are your deposits structured, and what type of payment do you accept?"
    Did I mention that wedding planning can get pricey... fast? Unlike most photographers that require 50% up front, I offer a generous deposit structure and only require 10% of the total contract in order to hold your date! The remaining 90% of the contract amount isn't due until the day of the wedding. Payments can be made via cash, Venmo, Paypal, and the Cash App.
  • Can we meet up before deciding to work together?
    For sure! I actually prefer grabbing a cuppa coffee and chatting face-to-face when possible. If you're out of market, that obviously makes things difficult, but for any inquiries in the greater DFW, or Buffalo/Rochester NY areas, we could make that work! For everyone else... Facetime and Skype are great alternatives.
  • We want to schedule an initial conversation with Peter Joseph Photography. What now?
    A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Click here to fill out a contact card. I'll be in touch within 24 hours in order to put something on our calendars.
  • Do you offer physical photo albums?
    I do offer professional quality, printed albums. There are a number of options to consider when printing an album (binding, layout, cover material, paper quality, design, etc). Depending on your selections, albums range from $200 - $600
  • Can you tell us a little bit more about you?
    After growing up in Western NY, we decided it was time for a change and ended up in Texas very recently (spring of 2019). I currently live in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex with my wife, Sarah, and three tiny humans, G1, G2, and G3 (it wasn't planned, but we just really happened to like names that started with the letter "G"). I've been shooting professionally for nearly a decade and have grown my business from a tiny side-hustle, to a boutique enterprise. I take on around 20-25 weddings a year and love each and every one of them! My clients become my friends. Weddings turn into maternity shoots. Maternity shoots turn into family photos and so on and so forth. I prefer coffee over tea and love west coast sports. I also believe that few things can fix a rough day better than a hazy New England IPA, or milk stout. I used to be addicted to chocolate chip cookies, but am currently in recovery. I think long walks on the beach are a little boring - I'd rather take a long drive on an open road. I tell everyone I meat (see what I did there) that grilling a steak more than medium-rare is one sin that was left out of the Bible. Did I mention that I love a good dad-joke (kidding... there are no good dad-jokes). My grandfather was my hero and taught me the value of hard work and taking care of a family. I never knew fear until I had a daughter; now we're best friends. I enjoy golfing, fishing, hunting, napping, and getting outside in general. I also think we could all do a better job of just trying to get along... Life's short, choose happiness.
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