1. What is your style of wedding photography?
My style varies throughout the day. During the ceremony and reception, I use a photojournalistic approach by capturing moments as they unfold. Generally, we will do some portraits before the wedding and immediately following the ceremony and at these times my style is a combination of traditional and artistic.
2. How many weddings have you photographed?
I have been the primary photographer for over 30 weddings and assisted other photographers with many more weddings.
3. Will there be a second shooter?
Yes, all of my wedding packages include a second shooter who will capture different angles throughout the day and assist in posing during all portraits to ensure they are finished quickly so you can get back to enjoying the day.
4. What camera equipment do you use? Do you use natural or artificial lighting?
I shoot with high quality Canon DSLRs. My main camera is a Canon 5d Mark iii and I have a variety of lenses. I use both natural and artificial lighting at almost every wedding. Some churches and venues have beautiful natural lighting and no supplemental lighting. Other churches are darker and I may use flash as needed, unless not permitted by the officiant. Make sure you check with your officiant on the photography rules for the ceremony venue.
5. How many pictures will I receive from my wedding day and when will I receive them?
The average is around 600 images per wedding. This really depends on the timeline of the day and the number of guests and varies for each wedding. I do not limit the amount of images I shoot throughout the day so some weddings receive more than 600 images. You will be able to view your images online no later than one month after the wedding. Digital files may be downloaded at that time, by the bride and groom along with family and friends if you wish.
6. What areas do you service? Will there be a travel fee for my wedding?
I am based in Washington, PA and travel up to 20 miles without any additional fees. I do photograph weddings which are further away as well as destination weddings and the fees are based on actual travel expenses on a case by case basis.
7. Can I see the images from an entire wedding day?
Yes, of course! Please go to http://erikahatfieldphotography.zenfolio.com/p718384027
8. How do I know you are the right photographer for us?
Choosing the right photographer for your wedding is one of the most important decisions you will make. I have spent many years working on my skills and continue to invest thousands each year in my photography education. Photography is one field where there is always more to learn and expanding my skill set and learning about new techniques is very important to me.
As you plan your wedding, the costs will begin to add up. Even if I am not the right photographer for your wedding, I strongly urge you to choose a professional photographer who can consistently deliver high quality images because there are no opportunities for a redo.
The best way to determine if I am the right photographer for you is to schedule a time to meet in person. I always meet with couples before signing a contract. It is essential to me that we are a good fit personality wise because you spend so much of your wedding day with your photographer. You may also schedule an engagement session with me prior to booking your wedding.
9. How do I book you for my wedding?
The first step is to see if I am available for your wedding date. Please use the contact form or email me at email@example.com. If I am available, the next step will to meet in person where we will get to know one another a little bit and you will be able to see albums and other products in person.