Information and links for Vermont Wedding Clients
Q. Why should I work with an experienced, highly skilled photographer for my wedding ?
A. Today It seems like everyone who owns a digital camera believes that they can shoot a wedding. I have recently had an experience that I believe clearly demonstrates the need for an experienced photographer.
Oddly enough, I had run into an un-skilled individual several months ago while visiting friends at Okemo's Jackson Gore Ski Resort. The young "photographer" faced with a challenging lightning situation approached me as I passed by carrying my camera on my shoulder. "Are you a photographer" I was asked. I replied, yes I am. The in-experience individual informed me that she was shooting a wedding today and asked me, " Do you think I need to use flash?" I was polite and informed her that she did in-fact need to use flash in this situation. She said she did not like to use flash. During our conversation I found out that she was charging $1800.00 for shooting the wedding. This individual did not have the proper equipment to do the job and even worse she had no back-up camera or back-up flash. I did not see the results of this shoot but I am pretty sure that many of the photos that she would take that day would not come out.
There is no second try at shooting a wedding and the investment you make in your wedding photography will become more valuable with the passing of time. I work to create family heirlooms for the generations of your family to come.
Q. Why do quality photographers cost more?
A. Today's professional photographer has mastered many skills in the process of perfecting the craft. He or she must maintain a high level of skill and state of the art computer software and hardware and professional level camera systems. The post shoot time to process the images is labor intensive. I work 30 to 40 hours on each wedding including the shoot time on your wedding day.
For Example: In 8 hours I will shoot approximately 800 to 1200 High Resolution images.
I then go over each individual image to adjust each image individually for color balance and density and other adjustments. After this process is complete I take the RAW files and convert the images to create JPEG copies for your convenience. I then burn both the RAW files,(Digital Negatives) and the JPEG files to DVD and ship the DVD's to you.
Q. Do you offer services to your clients after the wedding day?
A. Yes, I offer a full range of additional services that you can choose from such as printed bound books, custom enlargements and more. My custom enlargements include all fine printing adjustments and basic retouching as needed. The adjusted file is then burned to disk and comes with the print.
Q. What do your clients say about you?
A. Here is a link to client reviews of my service.
Q. Who do you recommend?
A. Fran is proud to be recommended by and to recommend:
The Master Wedding Coodinator Janet Dunnington, www.janetdunnington.com,
Lauren Hartwyk of The Equinox Resort, www.equinoxresort.com,
Courtney Weir of The Southern Vermont Arts Center, www.svac.org
Deb and Bruce Pfander, Owners of The Four Columns Inn, www.fourcolumnsinn.com
Tim and AnnMarie of The Round Barn Farm, www.theroundbarnfarm.com
Deb Flohr of The Woodstock Inn, www.woodstockinn.com
among other select venues and private locations.
The Make-up Artists that I reccomend are:
In Southern Vermont and Florida: Stacy Hunter, www.makeupartistonlocation.com
In Northern Vermont and NYC: Vivian Infantino, www.vivianinfantino.com
The DJ service that allways gets them dancing is: Newton Wells of Peak DJ, www.peakdj.com
The Video service and Filmmaker that I recommend is Timothy Palmer Benson, www.video-vermont.com
The Cake and Desert Artists that I reccomend are:
Marie-France Eloi of Cuisine Lucette, www.cuisinelucette.com
Irene Maston of Irene's Cakes by Design www.irenemaston.com
My Thanks to Charl Kroeger of www.designck.com for the fresh new look to my site with his branding,