FAQ

What equipment do you work with?

I shoot with my beloved full-frame camera, Canon 5D MK II (hopefully Mark III is coming soon); and a range of lenses. I carry back-up gear to each wedding so if anything should happen, I will be prepared.

Do you shoot film or digital?

I learnt photography with an old film camera, but now I shoot exclusively digitally, always in RAW which is the most professional format. Please, don’t book any photographer who isn’t shooting in RAW.

What qualifications do you have?

I graduated in Visual Arts and I also have a Master degree in web communication + various Photoshop and retouching courses.

How many photos should I expect to receive?

This does vary a bit depending on wich packeges you buy, how long the wedding is, number of guests, variation of activities during the day, etc. I usually deliver a minimum of 300 individually retouched photos for a wedding.

What about copyrights?

I keep the commercial copyrights to the photos, but you’ll receive unlimited rights to share and print. This basically means you can do anything you like with them, on any media, as long as it’s not for profit. I will deliver your photos to you before using them on websites or social media.

How do you conduct yourself at weddings?

I try and be as unobtrusive as possible at weddings. I keep my interaction with the bride and groom to a minimum. The only time I am giving directions is for the group shots.

What is your style?

I like to use natural light and a reportage style – which means I’ll mostly stay out of the way to catch candid moments and interactions. Your wedding is all about you and your story. My aim is to capture the day, not influence it, so I won’t be bossing guests around or dragging you away for hours!

Should I feed you on the day?

Yes, please! I’m on my feet and alert all day, so will be starving by the time you and your guests eat. Since people generally don’t want to be photographed while stuffing their faces, it is a good moment for me to have a break, eat,  then be ready to resume shooting.

Do you do destination wedding?

I certainly do! Let me know as much detail as you can, and I’ll provide a quote for you.

How long until we get the pictures?

I believe that good things need time so I will need up to 3/4 weeks to work on your photos, but it also depends on the period.

How much photoshopping you do?

I retouch photos one by one. I use Photoshop to enhance light levels, correct colours and, if necessary, remove distracting objects. My goal is to keep it natural.

Colour or Black & White?

Some images will suit B+W and some in colours this is why usually I provide a mix of them. If you have a strong preference then I can do my post production with that as the priority.

How much experience do you have?

I started working in photography 6 years ago with commercial commissions and personal projects, assisting other photographers and by myself.

What’s the deal with group shots?

I am not really a group shoots lover, but of course I do it!
As invisibile I like to be the only time I’ll direct your guests is during group shoots.
In my experience, this goes far more smoothly if you nominate a helper – with a good pair of lungs – to gather people. Usually group shoots take between 20/30 minutes, doing them all before or after the ceremony speeds things up considerably.

Do you do engagement shoots?

Sure! I think it’s really a good way to break the ice in front of the camera. My style for engagement shoots is definitely not cheesy or too posed. We would spend an hour together somewhere special to you to get approximately 30 photos.

How many pictures will you take at my wedding?

There is no limit to the number of photographs I take – I will take as many pictures as there are opportunities. The quantity might depend on the size of your wedding, the location or the weather. Sometimes is between 1500 and 2000 images.

What if I would like an album?

I do photobooks, I believe this is a more contemporary way of doing albums, you will select the pictures and I will design it for you. We can also customise details such as page amount, size, finish.

Can we meet you before the wedding to discuss our requirements?

I believe it is mutually beneficial for both parties to meet up before the big day. However, if a meeting is logistically impossible we can still discuss all your queries or concerns over the phone or skype. The meeting is free of charge and does not commit you to anything.

How do I book you?

Just fill this form and I will answer as soon as possible.

 

If you still have questions…

Ask away, drop me an email at info.chiaracerri@gmail.com