FAQ - Ryan Davis Photography
Newlywed portrait session in downtown Rockford near the Prairie St. Brewhouse. Wedding photographer – Ryan Davis Photography – Rockford, Illinois.


You've got questions, I've got answers. See, we're a great fit already! Here are some of the commonly  asked questions about my wedding coverage:


WHO ARE YOU?

I'm a dad who spends most my free time adventuring with a 6-year-old. (Just see my for Instagram for proof). I'm easy-going and don't take myself too seriously. Because of that people tend to let their guard down when they're around me, which makes it easy for me to find the authentic person who too often gets lost behind cheesy grins and uncomfortable poses in most "typical" photo sessions. I love to photograph real people - regardless of age, race, sexual preference, religion or body type. All I ask is that you relax and be yourself. Be you. Be comfortable. Have fun. I'll bring the camera and take care of the rest.

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE?

Buzzwords and trendy phases aside, I make authentic, heartfelt images that capture the liveliness, passion and spirit of real people and their memorable moments . Read more on my approach here.

MAY I SEE A FULL WEDDING?

Why yes, you may! Actually not enough people ask this one...but they should. Honestly, it's easy for photographers to select a single image for their portfolio from a mountain of work. But your wedding is more than a single image. I pride myself on creating images throughout the course of a wedding day that individually have emotional impact and together weave a complete story of your day.  I recommend that you always ask to see a body of work from any photographer that you are considering so that know what your photographer's end product truly looks like. See the Blog page for some of my most recent weddings.

HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU DELIVER AND WHEN CAN I SEE THEM?!

My goal is to deliver a collection of photos that encompass the moments and feeling of your day. Each wedding is unique with it's own cast of characters, so I never aim for or promise a certain number. That said, for most weddings I generally deliver between 400 - 800 photos. All photos will be color-corrected, edited, and ready to print. Delivery method is by digital download and a flash drive. Your wedding photos are guaranteed to be posted on your private gallery no later than 30 days after your wedding, and usually much quicker than that. I back up that guarantee by putting my money where my mouth is in the form of free prints and partial rebates if I miss the deadline. So far that’s been zero times. :)

THAT SOUNDS GREAT BUT CAN YOU GIVE ME THE UNEDITED IMAGES?

Part of what you are hiring your photographer to do is to present a finished product. Images should be polished, edited, and ready to share by the time you see them. That means the photos with blinks and unflattering looks are tossed, and multiple shots of the same thing are trimmed in order to present you with a view of your day that is memorable, not overwhelming with 6 versions of the same photo. Professional Photography is more than a click and passing a file and it is my opinion that photographers who just hand off huge sums of unedited photos are in reality doing a huge disservice to their clients. So no, I don't do that. ;)

YOU LOOK FANTASTIC, DO YOU WORK OUT?

Noooooooope! (Ok, I was just seeing if you were still reading this).

DO YOU USE A SHOT LIST?

Yes and no. For family photos it is 100% yes. A list of all family groups helps ensure that we can get everyone rounded up quickly and move through that part of the day efficiently…so you can get to your party! I don’t use a standard shot list for the rest of the day. Don't worry, I will still capture all those little details and special moments that make your day YOURS, in fact that’s exactly why I don’t use a list. Your wedding will have many candid, unique and dynamic moments unfolding in front of my eyes, and I need to have the freedom to focus on documenting these for you. We will have many emails, phone calls, and consultations before your wedding day to talk over anything that your feel is important to let me know about.

MAY OTHER PEOPLE TAKE PHOTOS AT MY WEDDING?

Of course!

WILL YOU BE OUR ACTUAL PHOTOGRAPHER? WILL YOU HAVE ASSISTANTS?

I will always be your primary wedding photographer. When you hire me, you get me. Standard pricing also includes an assistant. Assistants serve a variety of roles - from obtaining complementary angles during a ceremony, to assisting with lighting and getting lenses ready. It's my firm belief that an army of photographers is distracting to everyone on a wedding day and ruins more moments than they could possible capture, and so I keep assistants to a minimum.

HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

A $500.00 deposit plus a signed contract to hold your wedding date. In this digital age, we can do the whole thing – contract and deposit – online. Or we can meet up and chat a bit over coffee or a burrito.


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