Salt Lake City, Utah Wedding Photographer

Wedding Photographers Frequently Asked Questions

Call me anytime at 801 556 3301 if you have questions!
There are no travel fees for most weddings within 2 hours of Salt Lake.
I have affordable travel fee for all other areas of Utah ($75-$150).

BEFORE THE WEDDING:

Are you the person who takes our wedding photographs?
YES! I will always be the person taking your pictures.   I don't hire other photographers to cover dates for me.   I will often bring an assistant to help transport equipment and do some set up work, but I will always be taking your wedding photographs.

Are you primarily a wedding photographer or do you focus on differnt types of photography?
95% of my photography business is weddings ! I used to be a photojournalist for a newspaper and accept editorial work for a few magazines. In the past 5 years , I've photographed almost only weddings ! I feel that it's a huge advantage to the couples I photograph to have someone that specializes in weddings. Wedding photography has unique characteristics that make it different from any other type of photography. Having a photographer who is completely comfortable shooting weddings leads to a more relaxed day for the bride and groom!

What is your wedding photography style?
I shoot weddings in a way that allows you to enjoy your day ! I do a lot of unposed shots ( photojournalism style ) and I pose your family and couple shots. I might pull you aside for a short here and there, but the majority of my time on the wedding day is spent moving around you to get the best light and angles. I let the wedding day happen without constant direction from me.

What kind of Camera's do you have?    How high is the image quality?   Do you carry back up equipment?
I shoot with a Canon 40D   (8.2 Mega-pixels and a large digital back). The high resolution images can be enlarged to 24 by 30 inches perfectly (absolutely no distortion or loss of image quality).  I also have professional Canon cameras for my negative equipment. I ALWAYS have backup equipment with me. Generally, I'll be carrying 3 sets of camera's and lenses to your wedding.  

Are the images that come on CD High Resolution?   Are they marked in any way? Can I print from them?
The images are High Resolution images. You can print from your CD. They are not marked with a watermark or copyright. You own the images!

Are images from you re-touched?
Yes. Many images will already be re-touched by the time you see your pictures. I provide additional retouching at no extra charge.  This includes airbrushing skin, fixing "fly-aways" in hair, objects in the background, ect. 

Do you use studio lighting or just a flash?
I will sometimes bring a studio lighting set-up to your wedding to photograph group shots and to get some effects that you can't get with on camera flash.  These lights are used mostly for the largest group shots when a camera flash isn’t sufficient.    

How did you get into photography?   
I've have loved it forever!  I've known since I was a teen-ager that it's what I wanted to do and I can't imagine doing anything else! I have a news and magazine photography background, but my work now is mostly weddings!

How many weddings have you photographed total?
I have photographed over 800 weddings so far!

We have heard from wedding guides that it's important to see complete weddings by photographers so we can see all the images and not just see hand picked highlights. Can we see a full wedding online?
Yes! I always have 4-5 FULL WEDDINGS uploaded and ONLINE. I can guide you to these galleries. Call me at 801 556 3301 to see the full weddings!

Do you refer other vendors if I need a:  videographer, officiant, DJ, florist ect. ?
Yes, I have worked with hundreds of talented wedding professionals and can often help you find another pro at no extra charge.      

QUESTIONS ABOUT RESERVING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES:

How do I reserve you for my wedding?
It's easy !
1. Give me a call at 801 556 3301 to make sure your date is open and visit a little about the wedding.
2. I'll fill out a contract for you with your all your wedding details ( date , location , shoot you selected ) and email this contract to you.
3. Pay your deposit $300 deposit via credit card to lock in a date. I can split the deposit into two payments if you want. I can sometimes hold a date for 24 hours if you prefer to send a check also.

Are you able to take last minute bookings?
I try to accommodate last minute bookings . However , I do take on a limited number of wedding per year ( between 35-40 events ). Taking a limited number of weddings per year guarantees excellent service for my couples before, during , and AFTER the wedding! Every year, I do have to turn some weddings down in order to make sure I have enough time to edit images and create albums. It's always worth checking, but there are times when I can not short notice wedding bookings.
Is it true that you shoot out of state a lot?
Yes. It's not uncommon to find me at the airport on a Friday, shooting out of state on Saturday (most weddings fall on Sat's), and back at the airport on Sunday. I meet many new clients from work of mouth bookings ( thanks to my previous clients! ) , and their weddings are spread out. I'm happy to travel!

ON THE WEDDING DAY:

Do you check out the wedding location beforehand?
Yes ! I will be at your wedding location between 30 minutes and an hour early to check everything out , meet your families, and find the best spots for some formal photographs.

Does the time spent driving to my reception count against my photography time?
Only if it's less than 30 minutes away. I can usually do some free travel time if you have a drive longer than 30 minutes.

Do we include you in catering figures?
It's always appreciated, but never required. If I take a break to eat, you get 15-20 minutes added on to the end of your shoot so that you get your full shoot time.

QUESTIONS ABOUT SPECIALTY SERVICES

What kinds of alternative processes and prints are you doing?
As well as documenting your wedding with digital cameras, I can also use slide film and high speed film. Slide film enables me to make a Polaroid transfer print. The result is a see-through "floating" image on watercolor paper or plexi-glass. You see these in museums and high-end art galleries and they look incredible on your wall (great conversation pieces).    

I also use high speed film which allows me to print grainy, high contrast prints, and shoot using all natural light indoors (since the speed is high, no flash is needed). 

You let me know ahead of time if you would like either of these. The alternative processes are not meant to be the majority of your album   (generally just 1-3 rolls taken). They just enhance the images already there by adding something different.  

 
home  
   
rates  
 
info  
 
links  
 
©2008, Amanda Bowers Photography

Salt Lake Wedding Photography

I offer Salt Lake City family portraits in: South Salt Lake - North Salt Lake - Murray - Holladay - Sandy - Draper - West Jordan - West Valley - South Jordan - Kearns - Riverton - Bluffdale - Magna - Copperton - Taylorsville - University of Utah - Cottonwood Heights - Herriman

Provo Wedding Photography

I offer Provo Family Portraits in: Provo - Orem - Pleasant Grove - Highland - Lehi - American Fork - Spanish Fork - Alpine - Mapleton - Benjamin - Brigham Young University

Ogden Wedding Photography

I offer Ogden Family Portraits in: Ogden - Layton - North Salt Lake - Bountiful - Kaysville - Farmington - Centerville - Syracuse - Clearfield - Clinton - Hooper - West Point - South Ogden - South Weber - Riverdale - Roy - Sunset - North Ogden - Willard - Farr West

Tooele Wedding Photography

I offer Tooele Family Portraits in: Tooele - Grantsville - Stansbury Park - Erda - Lake Point - Dugway - Stockton

Park City Wedding Photography

I offer Park City Family Portraits in: Park City - Heber - Kamas - Jeremy Ranch - Deer Valley -

I shoot family photography, senior pictures, maternity, babies, weddings, pet portraits, and more.


PhotoLinks - The Photography Network