Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Our most common photography package comes with all day wedding coverage and 2 photographers. Our most common video package comes with 2 photographers, a videographer and all day coverage. It is important to have two perspectives of the day and therefore we recommend these packages to help capture that. All day means we come in two hours prior to the ceremony to capture the getting ready portion of the day and then we stay on through the grand exit at the end of the night. For our clients, this is a once in a lifetime day and we know the importance of capturing every memory to the tee. We specialize in Weddings and therefore, we come prepared and ready for any scenario.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Q. How much time will I get you on my wedding day?
A. Some Photographers will provide a set number of hours they will be on site for your wedding based on the package you buy. More money, more hours.
FamZing has the belief that we should be there as long as it takes. Its the one day where the world truly revolves around you. Its hard to put a number of hours on that day. Its hard to tell your client that they have you for X hours. Now the bride has to stress and rush, also creating a sense of urgency. Why would we want to take the chance of missing an amazing moment that can be captured and shared?
Q. What is the rate after the time allotted?
A. Some Photog’s will charge an hourly fee after the time allotted. This may or may not work for you. Its important to find out what that fee is, and always make sure your photographer communicates with you before they leave. This way, you have the option to spend the extra money if you choose to. FamZing does not charge extra since we truly provide all-day coverage.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Q. How many prints will I get with this package?
A. Based on the Photographers Price, it may or may not include prints. Find out exactly what you are getting. Is it a book of prints? If so, how many and what is the crop size (i.e. 5x7, 4x6, etc). For cost savings to you a Disk is sometimes used in lieu of a book of prints. (See Tip 1). You can also ask your photographer if there is a discount for not getting prints
Q. How much are additional prints?
A. We have all been to a studio that advertises a set of prints for a very good price. What they do not advertise is that you get 1 pose and for all of these other poses and prints, the price jumps up really high. Get a very clear understanding from your photographer on how much additional prints will cost. KEEP IN MIND a Pro will use a photo lab and you will yield better results then going to a super store or pharmacy. There are more options and more care when cropping to the size you desire.
Q. What is the turn time on photos?
A. Some photographers will take a month or longer to process your photos. At FamZing, we post process all of our sessions, including the full wedding day in 3-5 business days. Make sure you understand how long it is going to take going into it.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. Q. What is the resolution and crop size of the images?
A. Most price conscious brides will want to print some on their own so the quality is important. The images should be no less than 300 dpi, minimum crop size 8x10. Some Photographers will make the crop size 4x6 with a 300 dpi resolution. If your goal is only get 4x6 prints, you should be fine, and the occasional 8x10 if done right will be fine. Giving the bride the option upfront saves a lot of confusion and time on the cropping
Q. What is the copyright policy on the files?
A. Some photographers want you to buy the prints from them, as it is a source of their income (as well, a true pro will only used certified labs to achieve the best possible prints, so its not a bad idea to print with them). If your desire is to print your own, make sure its clear upfront what the policy is when printing your own images. Keep in mind, super stores and pharmacy stores don’t always have the same stringent quality process in place to output consistent prints as certified labs.
FamZing provides our client with hi resolution images that are copyright free.