Frequently Asked Questions

What do you like about photographing weddings?
There are so many things that I love about wedding photography. First of all I love photography and second of all I love weddings.  Together I have the best job in the world.  It is my great privelledge to photograph weddings and I take my job very seriously, but also remember to have fun with it.  I love the romantic intimate shots of the couple.  I love the fun shots of people just having a great time. I love the action shots, the adrenaline rush of getting the right shot at the right moment with the perfect lighting.   I love being creative and being able to shoot people that I’ve never shot before.  I love the party.  I love the raw emotions that people feel and being able to capture that.

 

What is your photography style?
I take a photo-journalistic approach.  I like to photograph what I see and go with the flow.  I like the photographs to be natural and
represent who you are.  I think the most important element to remember is that it is your wedding day and I don’t want to impose upon you and interupt the flow of the day.  During the prewedding photographs, I will ask you to stand in certain places, but I try not to “pose” you.  During the wedding my staff and I will take lots of photographs, but we do not interfere with the wedding.  During the chupa, we make an extra special effort to capture the best possible photographs while making sure that we don't block the guests view of the chupa. Just because I take a photo-journalstic approach to doesn't mean that you shouldn't feel free during the wedding to ask me to take pictures with you and your guests.  I will ask you as well if you would like to go around and be photographed with the guests at the tables.  Some couples want to, some people don’t.  What ever is good for you is good for me.


When did you become a photographer? How long have you been shooting weddings?
I first started studying photography 13 years ago in 2000.  I’ve been a wedding photographer for the last 6 years.  I love it!!!

 

What time do you start shooting our wedding?
My videographer and I come when the bride starts putting on the make up. Normally this is around two o’clock in the afternoon, though times may vary for different reasons. We stay until the very end!!! I think it is so important not to miss a single shot.


Do we have to pay extra for you to stay till the end?
No.  It’s all included.


How soon will our photos be done?

In about a week.  I know couples and their families really want to see the pictures.  I try my best to get them to you as soon as possible.
 

How many pictures do we get?
It depends on the wedding. I like to shoot a lot and I shoot constantly!!! I know it’s hard for couples to look at so many pictures and even harder for them to chose the pictures for the album.  I try to edit the pictures down to 1000-3000 photographs.   I also organize the pictures in to different named folders and rename the photographs according to the category. 

Tell us a bit about the shooting on the day of the wedding.
I start shooting from the make up. The groom normally meets the bride and there’s a sweet encounter.  (I love these pictures) Then we take pictures at an outside predetermined location.  From there we go to the venue.  We take pictures of the venue and you guys get to sit down and relax for a bit.  (This is a great time for you to eat).  Typically half and hour before the official reception time we shoot family photographs.  Then there’s the reception, the signing of the ketuba, the chupa, breaking the glasses (breaking the tension) and everyone comes up and hugs you.  Usually at this point I stand on my ladder and shoot as many hugs as possible.  Then it’s on to the dancing.  And of course we stay until the end, usually the funniest pictures happen at the end. 

 

Where do we take prewedding photographs?
It depends where you are getting married.  I know lots of great places all over the country. There are parks and beaches, ports and rundown old buildings, open fields, markets, antiquities, and much more.   I am always open to suggestions though. 

How long do the prewedding shots last?
Normally about an hour.  But it’s important to remember that we have to get to the location and get to the wedding venue.  So don’t forget to take traffic in to consideration.


How many pictures do we chose for the wedding album?
Between 250-300.  I know it’s a hard process.  I can send you my recommendations for how to choose the pictures. 

 

How many photographers and videogrpahers do I need?
I recommend 2 still photographer for almost every wedding.  Two people, two different points of view; having said that, I can shoot up until 200 guest alone, over that number, 2 still photographers is diffenate.  One videographer is good for up until 350-400 guests.


How soon will we get our video?

You play factor here.  After I give you your wedding photographs, I'll send you an email
and you get to choose the songs for your wedding video. Once you choose your songs, it takes approximately a month to receive your videos. 
 

Do you shoot engagement photographs as well?
Yes, I do. It’s super fun.


Do you use external lighting?
Yes, I shoot with small but powerful external flashes on light tripods as to not get in the guests way.


Do we meet in person?
Of course.  I think it’s important because I am going to be with you the whole day.  I want to hear about your wedding plans and I want to tell you about how I work.  I’d also love to answer any and all of your questions.

 

What if we can’t meet in person?
That’s totally okay.  We can talk over the phone, Skype, write emails, facebook, whatever is good for you. 

What are your wedding prices?
Feel free to browse the “packages page”. There are many different packages.  If you would like something different feel free to call me and ask 972-52-3761-907. 


Sounds great.  We want to close with you.  What is the process?

We sign a contract. The contract is very strait forward. And that's it.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Talya the Photographer 2014  |  052-3761-907 |  talyaelk1979@gmail.com © 

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