8 Things To Consider for your New Orleans Elopement Photography
1. there's so many wedding photographers, how do i choose the best?
Check out blogs and portfolios of wedding photographers in your preferred wedding destination area. Choose a few of your favorite elopement photographers and narrow them down based on your favorite styles and testimonials. Contact the photographers and setup a time to speak with them. Ask your prospective photographer if they are available on your desired date, if they have any packages or promotions within your budget and any other questions you have.
2. How many photos should i expect when I elope in New Orleans?
This varies greatly between photographer and photographer. ElopetoNola, Ibay Photography offers between 50-100 per hour of shooting (all frame-worthy shots).
3. Why is wedding photography so expensive?
As with most small businesses and freelancers, most elopement photographers have expenses that come with running a business. These expenses can add up quickly and can be burdensome, especially up front costs. Equipment, Insurance, Advertising, Software and the time it takes to professionally edit your photos. For even a 2 hour elopement, photographers may need 20 hours of editing time.
4. How can I make sure I look good in my photos?
I know it sounds cliché but get plenty of sleep and drink lots of water. Take it easy on the spirits the day before to reduce bloating and puffiness. Smile, relax and enjoy your moment. This is your special day and it will be a treasured memory.
Don't forget to trust your photographer's direction. In a short time, you will be comfortable behind the lens and will create amazing photos.
5. what is "shoot and burn" photography?
They are raw digital images that have not been post-processed. It is worth finding an elopement photographer to capture and edit your image. They will fix lighting issues, crop/straighten and package images in the best way before giving you the digital images.
6. what is " first look"? Should we do a "first look"?
During first looks you can see your soon-to-be privately before the ceremony to sort feelings, pray with one another, spend one-on-one time to take in the gravity of the situation, to feel the love, to share small moments before saying "I Do".
Some of my favorite images are first looks and they are raw with emotion and intimate detail. intimate detail.
7. How far in advance should I book a wedding photographer?
As soon as possible! If the elopement photographer is popular they can having weddings at over a year out. As it gets closer to your wedding date, it will be harder to book your first choice photographer.
If your New Orleans photographer is in high demand and is unavailable on your date, try asking them for recommendations.ndations.
8. can you Photoshop?
It depends. As an elopement photographer, I want to get everything as perfect as possible when taking a picture in New Orleans. Posing, location scouting, and camera settings can "fix" most things before I even snap the picture. If you get photobombed while we are on Bourbon Street or City Park, I'm going to re-take the photo — many times it is simpler to just take another photo than to fix it in Photoshop. Specialty photoshop images take quite a bit of time and as a result can be an expensive charge, make sure to ask your elopement photographer.
Ibay Photography, LLC
Kenner, LA 70065
*Elopements available in all New Orleans surrounding areas
All Images @ibayphotography