FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?
In essence, our approach to photography is that of a modern and dynamic storyteller. We love the romantic and mysterious look of fine art editorial photography and the raw emotion of photojournalism. We believe in using natural light and artificial light to create unique, bold and creative photography. We combine different aspects of photography into a set of remarkably images. We give you direction when we need to achieve a specific vision and we capture the stories unfolding with little or no interruption.
ARE YOUR FAMILIAR WITH RELIGIOUS/ETHNIC WEDDINGS?
Over the years, we've had the opportunity to photograph a diversity of ethnic and religious wedding that include; Christian weddings, Catholic Weddings, Greek and Greek Orthodox Weddings, Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jewish weddings, Persian Jewish weddings, Iranian weddings, Chinese and Vietnamese weddings, Indian weddings, Italian weddings, Albanian weddings among others.
WHO WILL PHOTOGRAPH MY WEDDING?
We would never outsource photography nor do we have "associate photographers". Chris Bojanovich is the lead photographer for all Chris Bojanovich Photography weddings.
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Not all weddings are the same, therefore the needs for a second photographers vary depending of various aspects of the wedding and the couple's personal choice. Based on experience; however, I believe that more complex wedding where the couple is getting ready at different locations, the ceremony and reception are at different venues or the wedding has a large guest list - 180 guest and up - would greatly benefit from hiring a second professional photographer.
DOES THE SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER HAVE THE SAME STYLE AS YOU?
Absolutely, our second professional photographer has been personally trained by Chris in all aspects of photography.
DO YOU HAVE AN ASSISTANT?
We bring an assistant to every wedding and he/she stays for the duration of our wedding photography coverage. The role of the assistant is to carry our gear so we can give you our total attention. They help us arrange family groupings during portrait time; and they assist Chris to set up lighting equipment during the day. An assistant will help the day go smother and assure we capture all the important details during the wedding day.
WILL YOU EDIT ALL OUR PICTURES?
All the pictures we delivered to our clients are corrected for color accuracy and light exposure. That means, your images will have the perfect balance of color and light. However, the images that are used to create your wedding day story in your wedding album (storybook) and artwork that will be incorporated in your home decor will be hand-edited by Chris. These images are Chris' signature edits and will become your family's first heirlooms.
HOW MANY PICTURES WILL WE RECEIVE?
The number of pictures you receive after your wedding depends on various aspects; the hours of coverage, the number of locations, details of the day (e.g. you had a first look), etc. On average, we deliver 800 images per wedding. We strongly believe in quality vs quantity; we rather present you with 800 amazing images, than 1500 mediocre ones.
WHEN WILL WE SEE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
Three to Four weeks after your wedding, after you come back from your honeymoon, we will schedule a Design & Order session at our studio and see your photo for the first time!
CAN WE GET THE RAW FILES?
It is very rare for a client to ask for RAW files. The RAW files are the non-corrected native format of digital cameras and you will need a special software to view them, edit them and convert them to jpg. before you can view them on your computer/smartphone or share them online. If you are familiar with RAW files and you really want them, they are available for an additional fee.
Please note that when we deliver your wedding images, you are given a selection of images that best represent the story of your wedding day. These files are in jpg. format and are ready to be printed, viewed or shared just like any other image your are with.
DO YOU PROVIDE BOTH, COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE IMAGES?
During the creative and editing process we will select several images and process them in black & white.
WHAT KIND OF ALBUMS (STORYBOOKS) DO YOU OFFER?
We have partnered with the best of the best album makers in the world. Your (storybook) will be carefully hand-crafted with the most luxurious leathers and linens to showcase your wedding day in a timeless design.
WHEN WILL WE GET OUR ALBUM? MY FRIENDS RECEIVED HER ALBUM ONE YEAR AFTER HER WEDDING
Our promise to you is to provide you with a superb wedding experience and delivering your storybook (album) in a timely manner is very important to us. During the Design & Order session, usually three to four weeks after you wedding, we will present you with a pre-design album layout that tells a complete and compelling story of your wedding day; once we do this, you have the option to approve the design as is or make changes to its design (most clients make very few image swaps). Once the design is approved, we will deliver your storybook within eight weeks.
CAN WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A SHOT LIST OR MUST TAKES?
Although we will work closely with you and your fiancé/partner to develop a wedding day photography timeline and a list of family members that will be photographed, we don’t work from a photography checklist or "must takes" during your wedding day.
Over the years we found that those "must takes" list, often found on Pinterest or wedding magazines, are counterproductive and will hinder our ability to be creative and produce unique photographs for you.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
We carry $1,000,000 liability insurance in case something happens. Most venues require this and we are happy to provide you with a certificate of insurance if your venue needs it.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
We use the latest Sony cameras and equipment, plus extensive backups. Chris is a gear-head which is great for you since he’ll bring along cool techniques and gadgets that will create unique photographs other photographers can’t do.
HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED?
We have started Chris Bojanovich in 2014 and we have photographed over 200 weddings. We have photographed weddings in all sort of locations and under various conditions. We have shot weddings at the beach in the middle of a very sunny summer day, we have shot in dark churches and synagogues, we have shoot in the snow and in the rain. We have the expertise in both natural light and artificial light to create beautiful photographs in any condition. We are honored clients have trusted us to be part of their wedding. We take that responsibility very seriously.
DO WE NEED TO FEED YOU AT THE RECEPTION?
Although feeding our team is not in the wedding contract and you are not obliged to do it, feeding our team ensures we stay cheerful, energetic and mobile during the day. It is ideal that we are fed at the same time you and your guest are fed, and not afterwards. We want to be done with dinner when you are done so we can continue covering your wedding and not miss important events happening. Additionally, it is really unflattering and disturbing to photograph you and your guest while they eat. We do bring our own food and water to weddings, but a hot meal is always better than a cold sandwich that has been sitting in our bags for hours.
WHAT ARE YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY RATES?
Every wedding is unique and they coverage vary. Our collections are tailored specifically to your wedding needs. Our coverage starts at $4500. Contact us here or call us at 914.979.1525 to set up wedding photography consultation and create a collection that aligns with your needs and vision.
DO YOU CHARGE TRAVEL FEES?
The wedding photography collection we created for you includes travel up-to 60 miles from our studio in Greenwich, CT. For weddings outside this range, please refer to our "destination weddings' section below.
WOULD YOU TRAVEL OVERSEAS FOR OUR WEDDING?
Although we are based in Westport, CT. We will be happy to travel anywhere in the world to photograph your wedding.
HOW MUCH EXTRA DO YOU CHARGE FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING?
Every wedding is different. It all depends on your wedding photography needs and your wedding destination. Please contact us here to set up a wedding photography consultation and prepare a wedding collection tailored to your wedding.
WHAT TRAVEL FEES ARE REQUIRED?
The wedding collection we prepare for your destination wedding will include all the fees related to photographing your wedding (flight tickets, hotels, car rental, meals, etc.). For wedding destinations outside the US, we prefer to arrive at least two days prior to the wedding to get familiar with the location and plan the right wedding photography timeline. Getting to your destination in advance ensures that we arrive on time to your wedding day, even if there are flight delays.
CAN YOU HOLD OUR DATE FOR US?
To be fair to all our clients; we would need a signed contract and paid retainer to hold and secure your wedding date.
WE LOVE YOUR STYLE. HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
Once we confirm availability and you approve your wedding photography collection, we will send you a contract and a request for a 50% retainer to secure your date. The balance will be due 30 days prior to your wedding day. For your convenience, you will be able to make an electronic payment via any major credit card or e-check right from your online contract, or you could send us a check if you prefer.