The information you need

Q: How can I book?

A: Please contact me, click contact on top of my web page or (Mcrumphoto@gmail.com or call 937-416-5217)

 

Q: What type of sessions do I book?

A: Children, Seniors, Couples, Engagements, Weddings, Family Portraits, Family Events, Corporate Events, Head Shots and Newborn. I shoot all my sessions on location or in studio. You will be able to view your client showcase seven to ten days after your session. I do not offer digital copies only prints, a digital copy can be bought but are not offered for free. Prior to your session and in order to book a session with me, a non-refundable retaining fee is due. This deposit will secure your spot. Your retaining fee can be paid by credit card, cash or over the phone. The remaining balance is due prior to your Session. If your scheduled session ends up being a downpour, I will happily reschedule for better weather. I look forward to working with you.

Q: I'M NOT PHOTOGENIC...

A: No worries! Do you know how many people have said that to me that you've seen on this website? Almost all of them. When I photograph you, I just want you to be yourselves. I'll be talking and laughing so you're going to feel comfortable and have a good time. We’ll find some spots with great light or a great backdrop and invite you to hang out there. The photographs will happen and be good.

Q: WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?

A: I use professional grade Nikon DSLR full frame camera and lenses and also carry a backup. I have a variety of lenses, wide angle, zoom, portrait, and macro, I have everything I need and more to do a great job for your photographs.

WEDDING FAQS

Q: What do your wedding photography packages can include? 

A: All investments are available with the following options:

  • Second photographer

  • Drone ariel photos for outside weddings

  • Custom designed album

  • Edited photos 

  • Additional hours

 

Q: How long have you been doing what you do? How did you become a photographer?

A camera has been in my life since I was thirteen. After years of being just a hobby I took the big step and made it a business I’ve been in business since 2008 and I love it.

 

Q: How many images will I get?

The number of wedding images you receive depends on a few things such as how much coverage you have requested, the size of the wedding, how many guests there are and the complexity of the day’s events. On average I deliver approximately 80-100 images per hour of coverage.

 

Q: How long after our wedding until we get our photos?

A: During peak wedding season (April to October) photos are delivered approximately 15-20 weeks from your wedding date. After I photograph your awesome wedding, I carefully edit each and every shot that you pick with great attention to detail. I have high standards. Don’t worry though, I won’t hold your photographs hostage. I know how it feels to wait for something like this. Your photographs are delivered to you and also backed up for five years.

 

Q: Do you use an assistant or a second photographer?

A: I regularly photograph weddings solo and am comfortable and confident navigating through the course of the day on my own while providing excellent coverage, however a second photographer may be added to any of my packages. A second photographer is able to capture scenes from different vantage points and can nicely supplement the photos I take. I work only with second photographers whose work I admire and who I would hire myself.

 

Q: What equipment do you use? Do you shoot film or digital? Do you have back up?

A: I use professional Nikon digital full frame cameras and have multiple camera bodies, lenses, lighting, and memory cards as back up.

 

Q: Will our wedding photos be retouched?

A: I edit each photo you choose for exceptional color correction, balance, and clarity. With regards to retouching skin, I retouch minimally and only things that wouldn’t normally be there (such as a cut, scratch, or blemish). I believe your wedding photos should look like you and not a plastic version of yourself! Alternatively, I believe in bringing out the best version of you with my attention to the natural light and positioning. That being said if there is something physical you’d like touched up or are self-conscious of, please feel free to let me know.

Q: Do you shoot engagement portraits?

A: Yes. Engagement sessions are a great way for us to get to know each other, offer you a chance to see how I work and let you get comfortable in front of the camera. I highly recommend them.

Q: Do you travel?

A: Yes! I am based in Dayton Ohio, but love traveling and am happy to make my way to most any wedding destination you have arranged.

Q: How do I book my wedding date?

A: Please Contact Me to see if I am available for your date. In order to maintain the highest quality photography services for my clients I accept only a limited amount of commissions each year. A 30% non-refundable Retaining Fee as well as a signed agreement are required to secure your wedding date. Once these things are done you are officially booked.

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