What is your style of wedding photography?
I would describe my style as documentary with a creative twist. I believe in being unobtrusive and letting the day naturally unfold. I act as a fly on the wall and capture the day in my creative style, allowing you to relax and enjoy this special time in your life. I use natural light as much as possible, and I work so quietly you may not even know I am there.
Do you shoot formal group pictures?
Yes. Most couples want me to shoot formals either before or after the ceremony, and I am happy to comply. A few weeks prior to the wedding I will have you create a list of the formal shots you want, and we will collaborate on a location for the shoot. The shorter the list, the more time I can focus on capturing the raw emotions of the day. I promise to make the formals as quick and painless as possible.
Do you work from a shot-list for the reception?
As a documentary photographer, my job is to observe and record the events of the day. After we talk about what is most important to you, I will have a strong idea of where to be. I always get the standard wedding events like cake cutting, first dance, and toasts. Of course, if you want a special shot of someone, please don't hesitate to mention it to me. This is your wedding, and I will shoot whatever you want, but my experience has shown that the most natural, beautiful shots are ones you could never have written down on a list.
Do you travel outside of NYC?
Sure. I will travel anywhere. I love to travel, and have shot weddings from NYC to Malibu to Ireland and many stops in between. Additional fees will apply if my destination is more then 100 miles from my NYC home.
How many hours will you shoot?
I have 3 packages that range from 6 to 10 hours of continuous coverage. I normally start my day with the bride having her hair and makeup done and end with the last dance. Overtime rates will apply for any number of hours over 10 hours.
Will you visit the location of the ceremony and reception prior to the wedding?
Yes. If I have not shot at your location before, it is important for me to get a sense of the venue and find an appropriate location for the formal pictures. If your wedding is more then 2 hours from NYC, then I will arrive early on the day of your wedding and check out the surroundings.
Do you require a meal?
Yes. Please feed photographer and assistant. We work really hard and build up quite an appetite!
How much does it cost?
Please contact the studio for complete pricing info.
How many pictures will you take?
On average, you will end up with 500-700 edited pictures for a 10 hour wedding. (I shoot thousands!)
Do you shoot weddings digitally?
I have been shooting digitally for over 10 years, and do about 95 percent of all wedding and commercial work digitally. I use the latest professional digital equipment, which can make beautiful 16x20 inch enlargements.
Do you shoot in Color or B/W?
One of the benefits of shooting with a professional digital camera is that I am able to get all of the images in both black and white as well as color.
Are the pictures posted to the web? What if I don't use the internet?
Yes, the pictures will be posted to a password protected website, usually within 4 weeks from your wedding. You can send the link to your friends and family and they will be able to order prints directly through me. If you aren't internet savvy, don't worry because I also include 500-700 4x6 proofs in a proof album.
Will you photograph my child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah?
Yes. Not only did I have a Bar Mitzvah many years ago, but I have shot both and would be happy to send you a link to sample work. Simply send me an email requesting to see those pictures.
I thought you were a Rock And Roll photographer?
Yes, I have photographed many musicians. You can check out www.gregkessler.com to see my commercial website.
Are you guaranteed to be the photographer at the wedding, or do you hire others to shoot weddings?
If you book me, I guarantee that I will not book anything else that day. I will be the photographer at your wedding.
Simply go to my contact section and let me know the date and location of your wedding. Most couples have additional questions that I am happy to answer. I feel it is very important to sit down and get to know one another. You will be able to look at more work, and we can to get to know each other's personality to see if we are a good fit. This is one of the most important days of your life and you need to be comfortable with the person who will be documenting it. We can meet at your home, or a nearby coffee shop. If you're outside of NYC, we can talk on the phone or we can discuss the possibility of meeting up in person.