Images By Aaron FAQs
Q: Why should I choose you?
A: You don’t have to look any further than my Facebook posts to see how much our clients enjoy their experience with us. Go ahead. Scroll through a few posts, and read a couple of comments our clients themselves leave for us. At the end of the day, the flowers will wilt and the cake will be eaten. Your images are what will remain for the rest of your life. I treat that responsibility as if my life depended on it, because quite frankly, it does.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I describe myself as a photojournalistic commercial wedding photographer. I am very hands-off and unobtrusive in my coverage of the majority of your event, but I also love having the opportunity to set up studio strobes, pose you, and get creative as we create pieces of art that you can proudly hang on your wall for the rest of your life.
Q: Are you on Facebook?
A: Yes, I am very active on my personal Facebook account, where I post my favorite images. You can find me at www.facebook.com/nyahmedny.
Q: Are you on Instagram?
A: Yes, you can find me www.instagram.com/images_by_aaron (@images_by_aaron), where my photos have been featured and won awards from some of the top photography communities in all of social media.
Q: Are you insured?
A: Yes, I am insured by PPA (Professional Photographers of America).
Q: Can you provide my venue with a certificate of insurance?
A: Absolutely. Please contact your venue, and let me know if a certificate is required, and I will handle it.
Q: What if you get sick?
A: If I am alive, I will be there.
Q: Do you have an assistant?
A: Yes, except for the simplest of assignments, my work requires an assistant. I work with up to three highly trained assistants.
Q: What does your assistant do?
A: Everything that I can’t do with two hands. They carry equipment, set up lighting, change lenses, help with posing, and generally make all of our lives easier.
Q: How many photos will you deliver?
A: There is no hard set number, as every event varies in the number of guests, hours of coverage, and type of event. My average for a full-day event is 750 edited, processed images.
Q: What is your turnaround time?
A: Your edited images will be delivered no later than five weeks after the event, with teasers posted online as soon as the next day after the event. There are more variances with video, but typically, highlights films are delivered 6-8 weeks from the event and documentary edit films are delivered 12-16 weeks from the event.
Q: Can you hold a date for me?
A: I'm sorry, but I can’t hold a date without a retainer and a signed contract. I accept bookings on a first come/first serve basis.
Q: What do I need to do to reserve you for my date?
A: A signed contract and a retainer of no less than 50% of the quoted price is required to reserve your date. Once those items are received, I am yours and yours alone for that date.
Q: When is the balance due?
A: It is due by the beginning of the event. You may feel free to pay off the balance even sooner, but the remaining balance must be paid for by the time I walk into the event. You will get caught up with goodbyes at the end of your event, and I would like to avoid awkwardly asking you to step away to pay me.
Q: What kind of cameras do you use?
A: The best kind. I always use Canon 5D Mark IV and Sony A7R II bodies with different lenses at all times. These are the premier wedding and event cameras on the market.
Q: Do you use studio strobes?
A: Yes, I use the same brand of lighting used by the top photographers in the world, Profoto. I will bring two Profoto B1s to your event. These are the Rolls-Royce of portable studio strobes.
Q: What else do you bring with you?
A: Pretty much every piece of photographic equipment you can think of, which includes at least two cameras, eight of the best in the world Canon L-series and Sigma Art lenses, light stands, beauty dish, 48” octabox, lens filters, gels, Canon 600EX-RT speedlites, etc. I think you get the idea. I bring an entire studio with me.
Q: Do you do video also?
A: Yes! We are one of the few studios shooting, editing, and delivering in 4K right now. In addition to the equipment I’ve already mentioned, we also have a full set of video equipment, including tripods, monopods, glidecams, sliders, Ronin-M, LED lights, shotgun mics, lavalier mics, etc.
Q: Do you need to be fed at the reception?
A: If your event is longer than five hours, a meal is required for me and my assistant(s). While I have and do go through entire wedding days without eating much, my assistants tend to be slightly more human than me, and they need sustenance to function. I won’t take an hour long break, but I generally like to have the option to scarf down a few bites in a couple of minutes before getting right back to work.
Q: What if I have additional questions that are not covered here?
A: Feel free to message me via Facebook, text, email, even a regular old phone call. In addition to photographic excellence, I pride myself on excellent communication. From the initial consultation, event planning, the event day, and beyond, I love helping our couples in any way that I can. These aren’t just your memories that I am helping you to create and relive, but these become my memories as well, and I cherish every bit of it.