How far in advance should we inquire for booking your services for our wedding?
As soon as you lock in your venue, I can’t tell you how many couples I turn away for popular dates. Usually couples meet with me somewhere between 6-12 months before their wedding, sometimes even up to 18 months in advance. Never hesitate to contact us, if we happen to have your date free a few months or weeks before your wedding, we’d be more than happy to work with you!
Do you provide engagement sessions?
An engagement session can be added to any package for $400 an hour for my wedding clients, or $450 if I am not photographing your wedding. That includes an hour of photography at a location of your choosing, an online gallery, digital image enhancement of the final set of images, and high resolution files with no watermark to be used for save the dates, a guest book, your wedding website, or just to have professional photos of the two of you not in wedding attire!
Who owns the rights to the images?
Shane Godfrey Photography retains the copyright to all images shot on your wedding day. We provide each couple with a license to use the images however you may like, including prints and social media for your entire lifetime.
Are you familiar with different traditions that will take place at our ceremony?
Probably! I have been shooting weddings for 10 years, and have seen a wide array of different wedding traditions throughout the years including Catholic, Jewish, Indian, Korean, Chinese, Cambodian, Greek Orthodox, and Vietnamese ceremonies. If we haven’t worked with your traditions before, we would be more than happy to learn more about them for your special day!
What would you consider your style of photography?
I would say that our style is “photojournalistic” but I consider my style to be a mix of documentary and editorial. That being said, weddings call for a lot of different styles of photography and I don’t let my style get in the way of taking the photographs you would like on your day.
What is the usual turnaround time to view our wedding images?
We guarantee your online gallery will be up within three weeks of your wedding date at the very latest. Typically, your online gallery is usually up within a week of your wedding. I will always let you know how long I think it will take on your wedding day and always keep you updated in the process.
Do we need to include a second shooter?
All my packages start with a second shooter included as I find it is always nice to have a second set of eyes on the day. I specifically seek out extremely talented art-school trained photographers as my associates. If you do not wish to have a second photographer, they can be removed for a deduction off your package price.
Are you gay-friendly?
Do you have liability insurance?
Yep! It is required by most venues for us to have insurance.
How many backup cameras do you have?
I personally have two camera bodies, and my second shooters have at least one.
What type of cameras do you use?
We use all of the latest and greatest Canon gear. For all the camera nerds out there, we shoot with all 5D Mark III cameras, with L-series lenses. Oh and there is also the Wista 8×10 filed camera that we use as well ?
What is the turn around time for albums?
I require that if you order an album you pick out your images within six months. After that point it usually takes a month or two to design the album, and you will always get to view the album designs before they go out and make any changes that you would like to make to it.
Do you shoot black and white and color?
We shoot everything in color and convert 20%-30% of the photographs to black and white during post-processing.
How many years have you been in business?
As of 2016, we will have been in business for Seven years. I have been shooting weddings for eleven wedding seasons, and started Shane Godfrey Photography in 2008.
Do the images provided on DVD’s have watermarks on them?
Nope! They are all ready for you to print from in full high resolution.
How many pictures do you usually shoot, and how many do we receive?
We typically shoot roughly 5000 images in a day. The number of photos we shoot depends on the amount of guests, the length of the day, and the amount of action going on during your wedding. From that, we edit down to about 700-1000 images and post process those images and make them print ready.
Shane Godfrey is a Somerville / Boston based wedding photographer who specializes in a candid and photo-journalistic style of wedding photography.
Style Me Pretty, The Knot magazine, Mountain Top bride, Range Finder Magazine, Gray Likes Weddings, Seacoast Weddings, Well Wed, Lula Wed, Carrots & Cake, B&H Photo.
Best of the knot photographer for 6 years running