We’ve rounded up some of our most commonly asked questions and their answers.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A CLIENT LOOKING TO HIRE A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?
Look for personality as much as style. Your photographer will be spending the entire day by your side, you need to get along with them. They also need to be able to incorporate your vision as much as their own. Also, don’t go for the cheapest photographer out there. This is the only part of your wedding that will last for generations – when your grand-kids want to know about your wedding, this is what you will show them. Invest in that. Most wedding photographers in our area run between $2000-5000 for coverage, and GSquared falls within those ranges. You’re not just paying for photos though – you’re paying for an experience. Whether we’re with you for 4 hours or 12, we will make this a day to remember. Find a photographer that will go above and beyond for you – this isn’t just a “job” and your photographer should truly love weddings and everything about them. We appreciate all the tiny details that you’ve put into your day, from the special songs you’ve chosen, to your rings, to your vows – all of it is just as important to us. Communicate with your photographer – a lot. Make sure that they know your order of importance for the day (portraits, details, moments, etc) and can keep things on track. They should be asking you just as many questions as you’re asking them. Choose a photographer whose portfolio of work is solid, consistent, and appeals to you as a couple. If you like bright colors and vibrant tones, don’t opt for a photographer with vintage style and lots of glowing, soft photos. GSquared’s style is warm, muted and film inspired, unique perspectives and natural, subtle editing.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE STORY FROM YOUR WORK?
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE?
We use professional grade Canon DSLR cameras (5dmkiii and 6d), back up cameras, and a wide variety of lenses. We also have flash and video light capabilities, so no matter what your day or venue might throw at us, we’re prepared.
CAN WE GIVE YOU A LIST OF SHOTS WE WOULD LIKE?
You can, however we cannot guarantee that we can get every shot on a list. Not only are there a lot of variables, but we have found that shooting from a list can stifle some of the creativity and natural flow of the day. We love to see your ideas of course, and if there are specific shots you’d love to have, just mention it to us – we’ll do our best to make it happen. The one list we DO want from you for sure is a list of all the family members you want in your formal shots. Don’t stress about that yet though, when it gets closer to your wedding day I have a handy toolkit I send you to make this part easy-peasy.
WHY DOES YOUR WORK STAND OUT FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Since Kate is a certified wedding planner, we know the ins and outs of traditions and creative weddings, and little secrets to add that special touch to your day. With two shooters at every event, you get to see things from multiple perspectives – which means we get the moments you may have otherwise missed. We can even recommend a few things to make your day more personal. Not only that, but we work with vendor partners to give our brides perks – little things to say thank you for choosing such awesome people to work with. We have a great list of preferred DJs, Salons, Makeup artists, Bakeries, and more that we can send your way if you’re stuck on who to choose! As an added bonus, every one of our couples is given a private Sharing Site and App where guests can view the photos from the wedding. We know that most of our couples are very social, and this gives you an easy way to always have your memories at your fingertips. We are authentic and real with our couples, too – you get to know us as much as we get to know you. And who knows, we may even become friends (we often do)!
WHO IS GSQUARED WEDDINGS AND HOW DID THEY CHOOSE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY?
WHERE SHOULD WE PRINT THE PHOTOS YOU GIVE US?
DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE?
If you’re getting married anywhere in Washington State, we don’t. For information on the transportation fees for other areas, just send us a message via our contact page and we can let you know details.
WHAT DO YOU WEAR TO PHOTOGRAPH A WEDDING?
Well, it depends on the weather. Josh will always be in slacks, a button down, suspenders and a tie. Kate varies between slacks and dresses, and usually a blouse/top to coordinate with your wedding colors. On our Facebook page, you can see a lot of examples in our Behind the Scenes album. It’s probably also good to note that Kate’s hair is rarely a “natural” color.
That being said, for engagement sessions, we dress for the weather. This can mean boots, jeans and a hoodie, or capris and a t-shirt.