This is an on-going list that will be updated as questions are asked… Feel free to email us any questions that you’d love us to answer.
I notice when I read your blog post you always say “We” instead of “I”, why is that?
That’s a very good question. Years ago Joshua Dwain Photography started as a one man show, but over time the business has somewhat evolved. In 2009 Anyeka joined me as my official assistant. She plays as integral roll in how the business is run and how shoots are conducted. Because of her roll what once was “I” has now become “we”.
Joshua = Lead Photographer/Blogger/Gear Junkie/Caring Husband
Anyeka = Assistant/Part Time Second Shooter/All around guru/Loving Wife
What kind of equipment do you use?
We shoot with professional Nikon cameras and lenses. We also use Apple computers for all post-production work.
Do you have backup equipment?
All our backup cameras are considered Expert or Professional level products by Nikon.
Do you have insurance?
Yes. We have $2,000,000 liability insurance. If more is required for your event this can be amended specifically for you.
How long in advance can we book?
We can book you up to a year in advance to your weddings. However if you would like use to shoot your event prior to that, you should contact us as early as possible.
Will you (Joshua) be the one to shoot our wedding?
Yes. When you book with us Josh will be your lead photographer. We never send out other photographers in our stead.
Where are you based?
We are based in Brooklyn, NY. We have a studio space in Manhattan, NY which we use to conduct our client meetings.
Do you travel? If yes, do we have to pay for travel accommodations?
Yes we travel we’ve traveled internationally and domestically for wedding and engagement commissions.
Local: If your event is within 50 miles of Kings County, NY (Brooklyn) travel fees will not be required.
Outside of NYC & Destination: We will require you pay for our travel accommodations.
How long will it take to receive my images?
Your images will be complete after 10 weeks of your wedding and 6 weeks after your engagement. NOTE: Quite often our turn around time is much quicker than the listed duration.
How many images will I receive after my wedding?
There isn’t a precise number of images you will receive because it is nearly impossible to predict. Factors such as guest size, amount of coverage hours, guest count, etc. all play a roll in how many images will be delivered to you. Although the average amount of images delivered is high, we set expectations at around a minimum of 500 images for a wedding.
How do we go about obtaining prints?
We’ve selected Pictage as our professional print lab. Pictage guarantee’s our print quality and over the years we’ve worked with them they have maintain their integrity and stand by their prints. They print on Kodak Endura 100-year archival paper–which means no fading or image deterioration. Also, all of our monitoring and editing settings are optimized for Pictage’s photo print services. That means that the colors will be exactly right on all of the products. It also means that I can “push” the image quality a little harder than I could with consumer labs.