Frequently Asked Questions: Photography
How can your prices be so much less expensive than your peers? What gives?
This is a reasonable question. You don’t need to be an economics major to be familiar with the concept of "economies of scope (and scale)". Simply put, when you can spread your fixed costs of doing business over 3 departments, you can pass along the savings to your clients. Unlike individual DJs, Photographers or Videographers, we absorb the overhead expenses one time for 3 services.
In addition, we’re big on systems and fine tuning all that we do. The Japanese call this “Kaizen” – the art of constant improvement. You benefit and so do we when things are more efficient. So… the long and short of it is … because of our "one-stop service provider" philosophy, we can pass the savings on to you.
Will I own the copyrights and can I get hi-res digital files (on DVD) of my photos?
How could you possibly justify paying for photography and not own all of your pictures that you paid for? At Mike Staff Productions you'll get them all … no limitations, no restrictions and the copyrights to personally enjoy all of your photographs. You can print them yourself or have them printed elsewhere. Any other way just seems wrong.
Can I choose my photographer?
Absolutely. Instead of someone else telling you who would be the best photographer for you on your wedding day, Mike Staff Productions respects your desire to choose. Though every photographer on our staff has been through the same 40 point certification process, there might be something about one that seems to feel better to you than another. So … "Yes" you can always choose your photographer.
What is your style? Are you photojournalistic?
Photojournalism is usually our mode of operation 80% of the time. We get the “un-posed” fully natural pictures of you, your family and friends. The other 20% of the pictures are some traditional shots, family photos etc. that are posed. We’ve learned from experience that this mixture is the "sweet-spot" necessary to meet our client’s expectations. Of course, if you feel as if you would like more or less of one style, we'll happily accommodate you. Click here to view our gallery.
How many pictures will you take at my wedding?
Depending on the package you choose, you can expect to see between 500 – 1500 gorgeous images of your wedding day.
How many images will appear in my finished album?
Every album we design is custom made for each individual bride, so there is no way to know exactly how many images will appear on each page of YOUR finished album. An average of 3 images per side is a close place to begin estimating, though. Some pages may only feature one image, while other pages may be collages consisting of 8-12. Click here to see examples of album designs.
How long will it take until I can view my wedding pictures?
Within one month after your wedding, all of your wedding images will be ready for viewing on our website via a personal password. You will also receive the first draft of your pre-designed wedding album at that time.
How long will it take to receive my finished album?
We are tired of hearing the horror stories about how photographers will take 6-12 months to complete their clients' albums. At Mike Staff Productions, most albums are completed within 2 months of choosing your favorites.
How much input will I have on my album?
Each album we create is personally designed for you. Your Design Specialist will walk you through the entire design process. No need to get overwhelmed. Have as much or as little input as you would like. Click here to view a short video of the design process.
Will my wedding album be designed by a DJ?
No … absolutely not! This seems like a funny question to us, but we understand why you may ask it. We are aware that some area wedding companies offering multiple services such as DJ, Photography and perhaps, videography, will often have DJs designing wedding albums or editing video. At Mike Staff Productions, all of our departments are independently managed and staffed by experts in their fields. Your album will be beautiful designed by an experienced, full-time graphic designer.
How can I see more of your work and learn about your packages?
The very best way to learn about our photography service is to schedule a no-pressure appointment in our comfortable offices in Troy. This way you can choose the photographer that best suits your personality; view actual albums of their work; and learn about the packages that would work best for you and your budget.
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