How long have you been photographing weddings?
TWT began photographing weddings in 1989. Since then, she has been photographing various types of weddings, events, and children. We hold a BA in Photography, Graphic Design, with a background in Fine Art and customer service certification.
Do you have any references?
Absolutely. You can email me for list of names, phone numbers, or email addresses of references. I strongly believe in privacy which is why names are not published on this website.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use many different professional digital cameras. Our primary cameras are Canon and Nikon with a variety of specialty lenses to accommodate most natural lighting conditions. They are a high resolution which allows us to create images that at 3'.
What is the difference between Formats?
Medium Format for years was the wedding and portrait standard, but because of the vast improvements in technology 35mm and Digital has allowed photographers to capture the spontaneous, on the fly images you normal wouldn't be able to capture with medium format.
35mm full format equivalent sensors are still the choice of the photojournalist over medium format. The auto focus system allows the photographer to always be able to shoot at a moment’s notice. Most auto focus systems are high speed and capture those little moments that often pass while the medium format photographer is busy setting up a tripod, focusing or figuring out exposures. The 35mm pro systems are so automatic that the photographer can concentrate on the moments and composure.
Digital: This is not your typical digital system. With high resolution, interchangeable lenses, advanced exposure systems and manual override options, Nikon and Canon take the advanced 35mm photographer to the next level. However the real art and special effects come later in the proficiency of Photoshop and/or Lightroom. Photoshop is where many of the dodging and burning effects occur. Other effects and techniques are the proper translation of color to B&W, image clean up (retouching hair, blemishes, wrinkles), tinting, Sepia toning that is environmentally friendly and many other unique artistic touches There are many benefits to a high res digital format that outweigh the benefits of 35mm and medium format combined, if used by the right photographer. For some, digital all the way and for others, film is still best. What is best lies in the hand of the artist.
Traditional or Photojournalistic?
Traditional: The 'traditional' photographer will attempt to make a perfect portrait from each shot. Most shots would be posed or set up. This approach requires the photographer to guide the couple and to manipulate many of the day's events, and in effect take more time. You know the photographer is there and are often aware that an image is being taken.
Photojournalist (aka: documentary, candid): A photojournalistic photographer covers a wedding by observing and recording the highlights on film. They create a story-telling sequence for the couple to remember their day by. It requires the photographer to be versatile in their skills as they adapt for each moment. This allows them to record the day, yet remain as unobtrusive without interfering in the moments. If you walk down stairs and the photographer takes a shot: photojournalism. If the photographer says "Hey lets get a shot of you walking down the steps : Illustrative, since the moment was a result of intervention.
Illustrative: power of suggestion. It is a new twist to get the semi posed images but still have people feel like real they are in control.
Can I have some pictures in Black and White?
Absolutely, we give you a mix of Color images, B&W images, Sepia images and even some tinted images.
Can I buy the Negatives?
Since we shoot in a digital format, we provide you with a retouched high resolution DVD for you to print from. Most labs are able to accept a DVD just as easily as they would a negative.
Do I get to keep the proofs?
There are two ways of proofing: online and physical prints. If you book a package that included prints, then yes they are yours to keep. These are your images, your story, your memories.
How long before I can see my proofs?
On average, the proofs in your proof book are ready in about 8 weeks, however due to the time intensive "enhancements", it can be longer.
What areas do you cover? Do you travel for Destination weddings?
We routinely have worked throughout Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Rhode Island including Newport and Block Island. We have traveled as far as New Zealand, Italy, Caribbean. and Europe.