your Frequently Asked
Years in Business
Top 3 QUESTIONS
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
HOW CAN I SECURE MY DATE?
WHO WILL BE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT MY EVENT?
CAN I CHOOSE MY PHOTOGRAPHER?
As you may have read in our About Us section, Femina is a consistent brand with one cohesive body of work. Femina artists are considered part of the team of lead and experienced photographers. This is a very different approach to many studios who have associate shooters with different styles and portfolios. Going back to having one consistent body of work, we do not have associates with varying levels of work. Each artist is part of the Femina team and we value each individual’s work on the same level. It was a very conscious decision for us to choose this special group of people, because we wanted our clients to know and trust that no matter who photographs their event or portrait session, they are still getting the Femina experience and level of expertise.
This has been a very intricate process over the years of curating our photographers to fit within our style and core beliefs. This labor of love translates to you, our clients, not having to worry about choosing your Femina photographer. During the initial consult we will get a feel for you and your event and who might be the best fit. We will assign your with our artist based on availability, location, familiarity with your venue… and personality! And this does not mean that you won’t get to know your photographer before the big day! After securing your date with Femina, we will put you in touch with your photographer to say “hi”. Interested in an engagement session? This is also a great way to get to know your photographer… and have beautiful photos to display at your wedding as well!
There may be an instance when someone wants to request a specific photographer – and that is ok too! We simply apply a “photographer reservation fee” to the complete package. This fee is a flat rate of $500. Just keep in mind that even if the photographer you came to Femina for is already booked, we have a fabulous team who can certainly fill their shoes!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN "ASSISTANT" AND "SECOND-PHOTOGRAPHER?"
WEDDING SCHEDULES... WHERE DO I BEGIN?
YES! If there is one thing that we know for sure, having a well-planned wedding timeline is key to having a successful event. Leading up to your wedding day, we will be in constant communication with you to help structure the perfect timeline for your day. To get you started on what to expect in regards to photographic timeline, we’ve created a helpful article on Wedding Day Timelines! We’re also more than happy to jump on a call with your planner and help coordinate!
HOW WOULD YOU EXPLAIN YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
The term “photojournalism” has become quite a buzz word in the wedding industry, however true definition translates to “news photography”, as it is not art-directed or styled in anyway. In today’s world of Pinterest-worthy inspiration, it’s easy to see that true photojournalism just isn’t realistic in terms of the wedding day. For us personally, we have certainly adapted the foundations of this technique so we can be as unobtrusive as possible while shooting, allowing us to photograph in a more fluid way, capturing authentic and candid moments. There are exceptions of course, like during portraits or family formals which requires us to be a bit more directive. And with our distinct commercial and design influences, we aren’t just shooting to document the day, we are also shooting in a way that we know will lend itself better to the design of your final products and wedding album.
DO YOU PROCESS EACH WEDDING THE SAME?
All Wedding Collections include “post-production” and “stylizing”. Basic post-production consists of color correcting, adjusting exposure, straightening, cropping and making sure the photographs are of professional quality for printing. Then the stylizing of photographs is where the creative process is taken to another level. This is also how all of our images take on our signature style and brand of being elegant, romantic and sophisticated. It’s a style we’re very proud to have developed over the years.
While shooting, we have very specific visions in mind and in the final stages of production, this is when the photographs can really come to life! This can also be a defining factor when hiring a professional who is well versed not only in shooting, but also digital editing and stylizing.
DO YOU USE PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT & ARE YOU INSURED?
ARE HIGH-RESOLUTION DIGITAL FILES INCLUDED?
WHAT HAPPENS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
In other extreme circumstances, Femina is very fortunate to be a part of many photography organizations and photographers groups in the Tri-State area. In this case, we would reach out to our extensive group of connections and find someone of the same skill level and style to fulfill the missing person’s shoes. Some of the organizations we are members of include The PPA (Professional Photographers of America), WPPI (Wedding and Portrait Professionals International), and many Pennsylvania and NY/NJ Professional Photographer Groups.
DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE FOR WEDDINGS?
CAN YOU SHOOT MY DESTINATION WEDDING?
After Your Wedding…
I'M MARRIED! NOW WHAT?
So you’ve said “I do” and are hopefully unwinding sipping on a tropical cocktail after months of planning! So what’s next? For each and every wedding, we release a “sneak peek” on our Facebook page or Blog for you to share with family and friends. Within 6-8 weeks from your wedding day, your entire online gallery will be ready to view! And from there we schedule you for your Ordering Session! (see below for details)
HOW DO I ORDER MY WEDDING ALBUM?
We’re so glad you asked, because this is our favorite part! Once your entire wedding gallery has been completed, we will shoot you an email to begin scheduling you for your Ordering Session. Your ordering session will take place in either our NYC or Philadelphia office and we will reveal your pre-designed wedding album! We’ll go through all the options available to you and catch up post-wedding. To learn more about our Ordering Sessions, click here!
ABOUT "ALBUM CREDITS"
In our Wedding Catalog, you’ll find that each Wedding Collection includes an album with a corresponding album credit. Here at Femina we’re all about flexibility, so you can choose to move forward with the included album in your collection, or use that album’s credit amount towards other products or album options! We will go through all options available during your Ordering Session.