Frequently Asked Questions

 

 
 

How would you describe your style?
We shoot candid documentary photography, with a fine-art approach to portraits and details. We are all about capturing genuine smiles, sincere tears, and actual laughter. Even when shooting portraits, we help couples relax in front of the camera and together create moments of real connection. Our unobtrusive shooting style means you and your guests enjoy your day uninterrupted, while we record events as they spontaneously unfold. As for our production style, we love bright, clear images that capture movement and atmosphere. We don’t go heavy with filters or airbrushing, but present timeless photographs that will tell the story of your wedding for generations to come.

How will our day go?
We work with each client to make an individual schedule that meets your needs and hopes for the day. We like to start early, photographing details and candids as you get ready for the big day. From there, we’ll find time for portraits and all the family photos you need. We’ll be close by throughout the ceremony and reception capturing candids of you and your guests.

Should we do an engagement shoot?
Engagements shoots are, first and foremost, a ton of fun – we love them! They’re a great, low-pressure setting to meet and get used to working together. They give you an idea of what being photographed is like, and give us an idea of what you’re into and how you interact with each other. You’ll feel more comfortable, relaxed and completely in the moment, which takes the pressure off the big day.

Can we see a full gallery?
Of course! Just use the contact form to get in touch or you can email us directly at hello@cleanplatepictures.com

 

How do we book you?
We’re so glad you want to book us! Let’s talk about the package you want then we’ll send you a link so you can sign the contract and pay the 35% non-refundable retainer online. The remaining balance is due 14 days prior to your wedding.

Will you hold our date?
Once you’ve signed the contract and paid the deposit, the date is yours! But before that, we cannot hold dates. We will, however, try to let you know if someone else is interested in the date.

Do you travel?
Yes, we do! We love shooting destination weddings. Travel fees apply for any locations outside of the Tri-State area or the Catskills.

When will we receive our images?
8-12 weeks after the wedding you’ll receive a web gallery with your final photos. A month or so later a flash drive with all your high-resolution images will be mailed to you.

How many images will we receive?
The number of images depends on the length of the shoot. For an average 8-hour wedding, the couple usually receives between 800 and 1000 images. Each image will be individually color corrected and edited for clarity and lighting. We also add an artistic element to the images and, if needed, we include spot and blemish removal.

Are you insured?
Yep! We carry a two million dollar event liability policy and are happy to provide venues with copies of the certificate of insurance.