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A few weeks ago, I asked you, my friends and followers, to submit any questions that you had for me. Nothing was off limits, and I was so overwhelmed by the response! Both future brides and photographers reached out and it was so much fun connecting with everyone who submitted a question. At the end of the week, I did my first live video on my Instagram page and it was so much fun. I could seriously talk about these topics forever!! Really though, the video is a tad bit long. #sorrynotsorry

Anyway, for those of you who missed it, I wanted to share it with you today! Below, you’ll find the list of questions that I answered, so that way, you can skip ahead in the video to the questions that you’d like to listen to.

  1. I know you shoot Nikon, but which body do you have?
  2. Which lenses are your favorite and what settings do you use most with them?
  3. What are your must have equipment for weddings?
  4. What do you set your aperture to when shooting two or more people? And where do you set your focus point with two or more people?
  5. What is your biggest tip for productivity?
  6. How do you move during a ceremony?
  7. What is the biggest mistake that you see brides making?
  8. Have you ever had a client not want to pay on time per the schedule in the contract? If so how did you handle it?
  9. What’s your workflow like?
  10. What’s the best way to shoot in full sun?
  11. What is your opinion on bridesmaid dress colors? What are the pros and cons of a lighter color or a darker color?
  12. I have a hard time visualizing how much time it will take to do things so I tend to add in major buffer in the days timeline. What is your timeline primarily like for a wedding with no first look?
  13. What’s the most important question that brides forget to ask when choosing a photographer?
  14. How do you clean your gear?
  15. Do you have any tips on how to socialize the pride/bridal party to laugh and feel at ease with your posing? She says I’m pretty awkward so this is always a learning challenge.
  16. I work in a small town and have a full-time job aside from photos part time. I have one wedding in October but the couple lives in Michigan so it’s a bit hard to meet up. I was wondering what your typical process is when a client contacts you, and what steps you take, how often you meet or do you just email back and forth?
  17. What is typical for a second shooter as far as images and payment? Do they give you the images and you edit, do they keep the images and they edit, and how does that work with payment?
  18. Is there something that stands out at weddings that distinguishes your favorites from the rest?
  19. I currently have a crop sensor camera and  50mm prime lens. Do you have any recommendations for my next step up?
  20. How do you get such light and airy photos? Is it just from your camera settings or editing as well?
  21. I would love to know how you market yourself and book weddings!

You can find the video HERE!! Enjoy!!

  1. Joy Steiner says:

    I loved getting to watch this Q&A video!! So helpful! Thanks for sharing what you have learned!


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