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238 Rivercliff Drive
Connellys Springs, NC 28612
davidcortner@pobox.com

Just so we understand:

Please repeat after me, "DC is not a wedding photographer." He's a photographer who sometimes shoots weddings. So he doesn't have 'packages' when it comes to weddings. They're all different.

That said, you still need to know what to expect and what it'll all cost. So here are some notes on logistics and pricing.

Ahead of Time:

Let's get together well ahead of the ceremony to work out what you have in mind. Maybe we can do some neat engagement photos to see how we work together and to further refine our expectations.

Please include me in the rehearsal so I can get a sense of the place and timing and begin to recognize everyone involved. This can be a good time to see the venue, understand the timeline, and put some faces and names together.

If you have "set pieces" or group photos you consider essential, please assign someone to "wrangle" your guests and members of the wedding party into them. I don't know when all the brothers or nieces or family friends are gathered into a group, so be sure someone who does know can help shepherd your friends and relatives into their appropriate groups. Otherwise.... I'll do the best I can, but if Uncle Roger feels left out, please don't blame me when the inheritance doesn't come through.

On the Day of the Ceremony:

I'll shoot all day, from the arrival of the wedding party (or before) to the end of the reception. If you want candids beginning with the bride's preparations, my wife (and de facto advisor, assistant, protocol officer and managing partner) will join the bride's party to capture candids.

During the ceremony, I'll work discretely to capture significant moments and assorted candids. No flash during the ceremony, of course. If a strobe goes off during the "Do you take's" and the "I do's" it will not be one of mine!

After the Honeymoon

While you honeymoon, set up housekeeping, or go back to work as the case may be, I'll go through the take and select proofs. I may very well shoot 2-3,000 frames. You'll probably see a few hundred, processed to a point that reveals their potential. Those are your proofs. If you want to see more of the take, or if we need to find the one picture that might accidentally show Uncle Roger, we'll work it out.

Preparing proofs and finishing photos is NOT a fast or automated process. I'll spend far more time on those stages than actually shooting. Don't count on seeing proofs sooner than 2-3 weeks after the ceremony. I can deliver a CD of finished files for you to print, or we can sit down and design an album or other printed presentation to your liking.

 

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