Where are you located?
A Father's Lens Photography is proud to be based out of Bowie, Maryland. That's about a 15 minute drive to Washington DC, 20 minutes from Annapolis, and 25 minutes away from Baltimore. We’re also available for travel around the DMV area and surrounding states.
Does your studio provide videography services?
No. There may be videography services offered in the future. Please check back.
Do you shoot in JPEG or Raw format?
A Father's Lens Photography prefers the Raw file format in order to produce high quality images in processing. The files are then delivered in JPEG format for customer ease of use.
How long until I get my photos?
You get a preview up on Facebook and Instagram the night after your session or wedding depending on location. Then a few days after your session/wedding we will post a blog post of more photos. Sessions are usually completed in 2-3 weeks and weddings are usually completed in 3-6weeks.
How many pictures do we get?
This all depends on the type of shoot, number of hours, number of guests, and everything else about your session. This does vary per wedding/event and overall coordination of photography needs. The shot rate is typically between 75-100 photos per hour. I only remove duplicates and photos that do not turn out, I deliver all the rest edited.
Do you deliver every image you shoot?
No, I do not. I eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other images that may dilute the overall product delivery. With the expertise of processing thousands of images each year, I may eliminate ones that I feel are duplicates and only deliver the best one.
Can I print the photos? Can I put them on Facebook?
With every package, you receive images for digital download of all the images and printing rights. You are more than welcome to put them on Facebook or online. We do ask if you can give credit back to A Father's Lens Photography under the photos however, but it is not a requirement.
How much do your portrait/portfolio services cost?
Please review pricing for engagement and portrait sessions. We are happy to customize our offerings to fit your needs.
How do you accept payments?
We currently accept debit, credit,PayPal, checks, and cash to be paid in full the day of the shoot or event.
How much do your services cost?
Please review or wedding prices. A Father's Lens is happy to customize our offerings to fit your needs.
We’re curious, how does the booking process work?
A Father's Lens will fill out a wedding contract and both sign and keep a copy. A retainer of 1/3 of the final quote reserves your date. Then the final 2/3 is due 2 weeks before the wedding date. If needed we do offer payment plans and are more than willing to work with you on your payments. All payments MUST be paid 2 weeks before the wedding, nothing can be due after the actual wedding date.
What if we’re from out of town and can’t physically meet you?
Some of our clients are planning a wedding from afar, and an in person meeting isn’t feasible. I’m happy to have a conversation via phone, Facetime, Skype, etc.
Should I give you a shot list?
When you contact us about shooting your wedding you will see that I am very thorough with your coverage, including photos of your dress, jewelry, shoes, flowers, food and reception décor. There is no need to give a shot list. The only list we will ask for is your list of family group shots.
Do you photograph details and family group photos?
Yes! A wedding photography collection would not be complete without good details and family photos, and we take all the photographs you would expect out of any wedding photographer.
When will we see our photographs?
Because there is such care in making sure all your edited photographs will look great for years to come, completion takes about 3 to 4 weeks. At that time, your online gallery will be made available for you and all your friends and family to see.
We really want our wedding images on a USB drive, do we get that?
Yes! A Father's Lens packages currently include the high resolution image files on USB drive with a limited non-commercial print release so you and your family can share the photos online and make your own prints and enlargements. I can provide a disc if you prefer.
Do I get the copyright to my wedding pictures?
A Father's Lens retains the “copyright” to all the photos, but you will have the right to print the images, make copies, and share them online. You’re covered for everything you’d want to do with the images.
How do you dress on the wedding day?
A Father's Lens goal is to present well at all occasions. I dress professionally with slacks, button down shirt, tie, and nice comfortable dress shoes. My goal is to blend in with the crowd in order to get great candid shots!
Feel free to contact me with any other questions you might have. It’s my goal to make your day beautiful and meaningful.
All the best,
A Father's Lens Photography