What’s your wedding photography style?
Our style is: artistic, modern, fun, fresh, bold, fashionable, elegant, stylish, colorful, powerful, awesome lighting, clear, clean; yet classic enough to stand the test of time!
Our style isn’t: traditional, boring, plain, expected; or so trendy that your pictures look dated in 6 months! Yikes! Nobody wants that!
What’s your approach on the actual wedding day?
During the getting ready time, just do your thing and we will be there to document it. During the ceremony, we are incredibly unobtrusive. You won’t see or hear us. Your guests won’t be bothered by us. We wear dark colored clothing and we don’t make a spectacle of ourselves. If you’re having your ceremony in a Church, we are more than happy to work within their policies for photography. At the reception party, we are EVERYWHERE! We’re with you the whole time. On the dance floor getting those fun up-close shots that we couldn’t get if we were standing against the wall in the back!
What is an engagement session?
Soon after you book with us, let’s set a date to make your engagement pictures! These are very laid-back and FUN! We’ll meet at a location of your choice and you’ll be dressed casually or all dressed up (or both!) your choice! These photos are often used in Save-The-Date cards, made into prints to hang on your wall, and put into on of our coffee table books to remember your engaged time forever!
What is a bridal session?
The bridal portrait session is basically a dress rehearsal of the wedding day. These are usually made on a separate date prior to the wedding date. For the bride, you’ll be in your wedding dress, veil, have a bouquet made if you want to, and we’ll go to an exciting location of your choice and make some cool pictures! These are fun to make into a little book to remember your time as a bride! For the Groom, feel free to join! Some couples prefer to have these made on a date after the wedding, so that the Groom can easily be in them, and you’re not interfering with the hustle and bustle of wedding planning! Jason is a pro at these and loves making beautiful and artistic bridal portraits!
Do you offer wedding albums?
Yes! Form the cutest little coffee table book, the the largest high-end wedding album, we have lots of options for you!
How long have a you been in business?
For Jason, 2019 will be my 22nd year of being a full-time wedding photographer! During that time, I have photographed over 1,200 weddings and well over 2,000 bridal and engagement portrait sessions! That’s crazy to think about, but I’ve loved every one of them and still look forward to every wedding and photo session I’m blessed to photograph! My wife Janelle joins me in 2019 as a second photographer as well as running some of the backend of the business!
Do you have second photographers available for weddings?
Yes! I have a team of talented second shooters (including my wife Janelle) and associate photographers, and I require them to have at least 5 years experience as a wedding photographer before going out under the Hudson Photography name.
Why don’t you publish your pricing?
We want you to love our pictures (and us!) and we don’t want a number to come between us and you having the wedding pictures of your dreams! We’d love to buy you a coffee, and sit down to discuss everything you want in your wedding photography, and everything you don’t. From that, we’ll do our best to work with you on a package that is perfect for your unique wedding!
What’s the turnaround time for your images?
We try and always do a Facebook preview for the weddings we photograph within 1-2 weeks of the wedding, and deliver the edited photos within 4-6 weeks. These times can be faster during the “off-season” months of January through April. For portrait sessions, please allow at least one week for delivery of your proofs. A rush fee is always available, if needed.
We found someone cheaper. What’s up with that?
Photographers charge what they’re worth. There will ALWAYS be lots of cheaper photographer than us. Why? Because they have less experience, and they deliver a lower quality of photographs. Not trying to sound cold; but just being honest with you. Remember, that just like everything else, with wedding photographers, you definitely get what you pay for! Don’t narrow down your choice of wedding photographers based on price. Find the photographers whose personality and style clicks with you the most, and then figure out pricing from within that photographer. That’s the correct way to book a wedding photographer!
Do you bring backup equipment?
Oh yes! NEVER hire a wedding photographer who doesn’t bring at least two cameras and multiple flashes to everything they photograph. If they only have one camera and it fails, you’re screwed. This is why hiring young part-timers or using “a family member with a good camera” is a horrible idea! We us several professional grade Nikon camera bodies, along with top-of-the-liner Nikon lenses. We are very efficient in natural light through the getting ready and ceremony, and we are great at remote flash equipment too, to give your portraits and reception party pictures the “pop” they deserve!
Do you edit or retouch the images?
We go through every image taken by hand, deleting any that don't make the cut, and then for everything that gets delivered, we individually correct the images for color and lighting. If you’d like certain photos retouched a certain way, we can outsource that to a retouching company.
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