Contact us! We would love to hear more about your special day and do a obligation free meeting with you to talk about how we might fit into your day. Here is a timeline of events in your wedding photography planning with Bast Photography.
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PLANNING TIMELINE
Pre-Agreement Meeting – In this meeting we discuss the photography offerings of Bast Photography for your wedding.
Wedding Photography Services Agreement & Deposit – This agreement along with the retainer / deposit need to be mailed back to us to confirm our services for your event. You will receive a scanned copy of this form via email.
Engagement Photography Session – Engagement sessions are discounted by $100 from the total session price. Most sessions are between 1 to 2 hours depending on locations you would like and outfit changes. This is a great opportunity to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding and to get to know us better. It helps us to better understand your preferred style for communication and photography as well.
Photography Wish List – As your wedding approaches, you can create a list of pictures that you want to have at your wedding. Often times clients will think through specific ideas and will discuss these with us at the pre-wedding consultation. Another helpful list that clients create is used during the family group pictures time. For this list, the client lists out the specific groupings they would like from their families and we are able to check off each grouping as they are photographed.
Pre-Wedding Consultation – Between one month and two weeks before your wedding, we will schedule a meeting to discuss the details for your day. Included in this meeting would be the creation of your photography schedule for the day. This is imperative to help make the day run smoothly and to make sure we are able to get all the pictures you want for your day. It can be helpful to have an attendant / bridesmaid / groomsman be along with during the Bride and Groom pictures and to make sure any travel plans are accounted for in terms of locations you want pictures at.
Wedding Day – By now everything will be all set to go! Sit back and enjoy your day.
YES! That means you can print them, post them, share them as much as you like. You will receive a digital version of your pictures on disc / flash drive / cloud with a printing consent form that you can use as proof of your rights. We hope that you love your pictures and would be willing to pass along our name to your friends and family. Bast Photography does retains the rights to use the pictures for promoting the business, but this can be negotiated based on your circumstance (pending adoptions, job social media privacy, ect.)
Wedding clients will receive a flash drive in the mail including all their edited wedding pictures. All other clients will receive a DVD with the high resolution images. If your computer has not disc reader, let us know and we can use a digital delivery method.
If the picture looks good, we will edit it and provide it to you! We generally take three to four shots at a time, so we have options to pick from when editing. (We avoid giving you blinking pictures or practice shots.) Weddings generally receive between 900 and 1500 pictures depending on the length of the wedding shoot. Portrait sessions range between 100 to 200 edited images.
The largest concern when editing is exposure (how light or dark the parts of the picture are) in addition to the composition (the general layout of the subject compared to the background). Light temperature will be adjusted to match the time of day or light used in the picture. If there are duplicate pictures, usually one will be flipped to black and white. On occasion distractions will be removed from the images using cloning and healing. For senior sessions, general coloring and exposure editing is performed then the senior can choose their top images for detailed blemish editing.
We use Canon gear; nothing against the other brands! My first camera was the late 1970's version of the Canon AE-1 35mm film camera. When it came time to move into digital it seemed logical to purchase a Canon digital SLR in 2005 and I have been sticking with Canon since then. Below is a list of the gear we use for our shoots:
2x Canon 5D Mark IV
IRIX 11mm F4
Lensbaby Sol 45mm F3.5
Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS
Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L ii
2x Canon EF 35mm F1.4L ii
Canon EF 50mm F1.2L
Canon EF 85mm F1.2L
Canon EF 100mm F2.8L MACRO
Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS ii
3x Canon Speedlights
600ws HSS Portable Monolight
2x 400ws HSS Portable Monolights
Lots of it! Each session is unique just as every person is unique. We try to emphasize what is unique to truly make each session personal.