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Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for something in particular?

Certainly! I’d be delighted to share more of my previous wedding photography work with you. As we prepare for our initial consultation, I’ll provide you with full galleries that showcase a comprehensive view of my style and approach. This will give you a better understanding of how I capture moments and tell love stories through my lens. Looking forward to sharing these with you!

Can we see samples of your previous wedding photography work?

Absolutely! Engagement sessions are included in all of my traditional wedding packages. These sessions provide an opportunity for us to connect before your big day, creating a comfortable and collaborative atmosphere. For elopements, engagement sessions can be added as an optional feature, allowing us to tailor our services to your preferences and ensure an authentic representation of your journey.

Do you offer engagement sessions as part of your wedding packages?

My photography style is a fusion of several elements that create a truly unique and immersive experience. I’m dedicated to preserving true-to-life colors while infusing a touch of the timeless film aesthetic. As a devoted music enthusiast, I’ve drawn inspiration from the way music shapes emotions in cinematic scenes. Throughout my process, I incorporate music to evoke genuine feelings and connections, enhancing the storytelling aspect of your photographs.

What is your photography style?

I exclusively use Canon camera equipment for all my photography work. It allows me to consistently deliver high-quality images that meet the standards of excellence I strive for. My gear is carefully selected to ensure your moments are captured with precision and creativity, resulting in stunning and memorable photographs

What camera equipment do you use?

Absolutely! I’m passionate about capturing love stories in various locations around the world. Whether it’s a breathtaking destination wedding, an intimate elopement, or any other celebration, I’m more than willing to travel to ensure your moments are beautifully documented. Let’s discuss the details and create a plan that perfectly aligns with your vision, no matter where your love story unfolds.

Do you travel for destination weddings or events?

My approach to capturing candid moments during weddings revolves around building connections with your family and friends throughout the day. Rather than merely observing from a distance, I strive to become an integrated part of your family and friend group. This allows me to blend seamlessly into the environment, capturing authentic and spontaneous moments as they unfold.

What is your approach to capturing candid moments during the wedding?

The safety and security of your photos are of utmost importance to me. I employ multiple measures to ensure their protection. Immediately after the event, I create backups of the images and store them on secure servers. Additionally, I maintain redundant copies of your photos on external hard drives that are stored in separate physical locations. This dual-layered approach safeguards your cherished memories.

How do you ensure the safety and security of my photos?

With a photography journey starting in 2019, I’ve had the privilege of capturing diverse love stories – from local to global destinations. This experience equips me to adeptly handle varying lighting and emotions, ensuring your unique story is beautifully preserved. Your cherished memories are in capable hands.

What is your experience in photographing weddings?

Certainly! The gift of photography is a wonderful way to create lasting memories for a loved one. I offer gift certificates that can be customized to match the occasion. Feel free to reach out, and we can discuss the details to ensure that your gift is personalized and meaningful for the recipient. It’s a thoughtful gesture that will undoubtedly be cherished for years to come.

Can I purchase a session as a gift for someone else?

Absolutely! I offer exquisite albums and photo books that beautifully showcase your wedding memories. These tangible keepsakes allow you to relive your special day and share it with loved ones for years to come. Each album is meticulously designed to tell your unique story, combining carefully selected images in a timeless layout. I work closely with you to ensure the final product is a reflection of your style and preferences. 

Do you offer albums or photo books?

To secure your preferred date, I recommend booking as soon as your wedding date is confirmed. Popular dates fill up quickly, so reserving early ensures availability and time for personalized planning. I’m also here for last-minute requests whenever possible, prioritizing your satisfaction and creating lasting memories.

How far in advance should I book for a wedding?

Selecting the ideal engagement shoot location is a collaborative process. I’ll assist you in choosing a spot that reflects your personalities and story. From scenic outdoors to urban backdrops, we’ll find a location that authentically captures your connection. Let’s work together to create a setting that mirrors your love.

How do I choose the best location for an engagement shoot?

Travel expenses are typically included in my packages for events within Charlotte, NC. For weddings beyond this range, there might be a nominal fee to cover additional travel costs such as transportation, accommodation, and meals. Rest assured, any potential travel fees will be discussed transparently before finalizing your booking. 

Do you charge extra for travel expenses?

Your peace of mind is my priority. I always have backup equipment on hand to ensure that your event is captured without any interruptions. From cameras to lenses and lighting gear, I come prepared with duplicate equipment to handle any unexpected situations that may arise. This ensures that your moments are documented seamlessly, and you can trust that your memories are in capable hands.

Do you have backup equipment in case of failure?

Certainly! I’m well-equipped to photograph outdoor events in a variety of weather conditions. Whether it’s a sunny day, a light drizzle, or even a bit of snow, I’m adaptable and ready to capture your moments beautifully. I have experience working in various lighting situations and weather scenarios, ensuring that your photographs are of the highest quality, 

Can you photograph outdoor events in different weather conditions?

When you hire me for photography services, you receive personal and non-commercial usage rights to the photos. This means you can print, share, and display the photos for personal use, including on social media platforms. However, the copyright remains with me as the photographer, which means you cannot sell or use the photos for commercial purposes without my permission. 

What rights do I have to the photos?

Paying for your event photography is easy and secure. After finalizing your package details, I’ll provide a secure online payment link. You can use this link to pay a retainer that secures your booking, and the remaining balance can be settled before or after your event. This ensures a seamless process, allowing you to focus on enjoying your event while I capture your memories.

How do I make the payment for my event?

Anticipate receiving your event photography within 4-6 weeks. This allows me to carefully curate and edit your images for exceptional quality. Your patience is valued, and my aim is to provide you with a collection of cherished memories that capture the essence of your event.

What is your turnaround time for event photography?

Securing your booking with me is simple and convenient. Once we’ve discussed your photography needs and details, I’ll provide you with a contract outlining the terms and a payment link to pay the retainer. Your date will be officially reserved once the retainer is received. This ensures that I’m dedicated to capturing your special moments on your chosen date.

How do I secure my booking with you?

Yes, I am fully insured with Hiscox. Your peace of mind is important to me, and having insurance coverage ensures that both you and I are protected in case of any unexpected situations. It’s part of my commitment to providing professional and reliable photography services for your event. If you have any further questions or concerns about insurance, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Are you insured?

I understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, leading to the need for cancellations. If you need to cancel your booking, please notify me as soon as possible. The retainer payment, which secures your date, is non-refundable. However, if the cancellation is due to extreme circumstances, I’m open to discussing options for rescheduling or transferring the retainer to a future date, subject to availability.

What is your cancellation policy?

I appreciate your interest in the editing process. As an experienced photographer, I have a signature style that I carefully apply to ensure consistent and high-quality results. This style reflects my artistic vision and professional expertise. While I’m committed to delivering stunning images, I do not offer customization of editing styles. 

Can I request a particular editing style for my photos?

I strongly believe in portraying individuals authentically, and my image retouching policy reflects that philosophy. While I do remove blemishes and distracting elements to enhance the overall image, I uphold the integrity of your natural appearance. I won’t alter your shape, size, skin color, or any fundamental attributes. 

What is your policy on image retouching?

Absolutely! I understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise. If you need to reschedule your couples, engagement, or bridal session, just let me know as soon as possible. We can work together to find a new date that works for both of us. Flexibility is key, and I’m here to accommodate your needs and ensure you have a positive photography experience. 

Can I reschedule my couples/engagement/bridal session if something comes up?

Welcome to Visual Vibes with Harry, the podcast where I invite you to explore the captivating world of visual storytelling through  my lens as a Charlotte Wedding Photographer. I unravels the art and science behind photography, offering practical tips, creative techniques, and personal anecdotes from my extensive journey in the photography world. 

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