What folks are asking...
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. What I offer is a comprehensive package that helps put my clients at ease - It includes everything you could need, regardless of the nuances of your day.
Do you travel? How far will you go?
Of course! I love traveling and am able to shoot across the great U.S. of A., as well as Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and Europe. There are NEVER travel fees for weddings within 4-hours of the DFW metroplex.
Can you help us with our day-of timeline?
Yes I can! Most photographers will assist in building a day-of timeline.
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.
What's the deal with a second photographer?
If we decide that working together sounds like an amazing plan, you'll have me for unlimited hours during your wedding day! Coverage from a second photographer is included, though they typically don't need to stick around for the entire day. Based on your day-of timeline, we'll utilize a second photographer for between 4-6 hours (during peak times of your day).
How long does it take to get our photos back?
I do everything in my ability to complete albums within three 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 multiple-day, or weekend-long weddings 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.
Why are your rates so much lower than other area photographers?
Although I love photography, my career began in education. As a full-time community college administrator, I don't need to shoot in order to make a living. I shoot because it's my passion.
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 dual, profesisonal grade SD cards, and automatically backs up to the cloud. In addition, I carry a full compliment of high-powered flashes.
How do you protect our images?
Easy... Your images are never kept in only one location. Images are shot to multiple 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.
What's your shooting style?
Though I'm fleixble to your vision, I tend to be naturalistic by default. I prefer to leave the dinosaurs, spaceships, and other heavy retouches out of your images. In my mind, I want you to see a photo and embrace a memory that looks exactly as it did on the day of the wedding. Most photos are bright, light, airy, and invoke good vibes! I love catching candid smiles!
How many pictures are in a typical wedding album?
Most 12-hour days yeild an album containing 500-600 unique photos. Remember, you'll end up with a duplicated album in Black & White as well, so have fun looking through 1000+ pictures!
Do you offer videography?
I don't, personally, but I know a guy, who knows a guy, who met this other guy... Kidding.
How are your deposits structured, and what type of payment do you accept?
Did I mention that wedding planning can get pricey... fast?
Can we meet up before deciding to work together?
COVID Update, 7/20/20: I'm currently holding consultations and conversations via Zoom and Facetime.
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").
Unlimited hours... What's the catch?
This is the most common question folks ask me. The vast majority of photographers offer a 6, 8, or 10 hour package, with the ability to add hourly charges on top of whatever package you select. A reasonably-priced package with "Photographer X" can be deceiving when it's only serves you for half of your special day.
Unlimited hours of wedding day coverage with Pete
Second photographer, up to 6 hours
2 professionally retouched, digital albums (color and b&w)
Drone/aerial photography (weather permitting)
Unlimited planning sessions via Skype/Facetime
90-minute, complimentary engagement, or bridal shoot
Complete album hosted in a password-protected, digital album, for friends and family to view/download images at no cost.