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Maryland Wedding + Portrait Photographer

Follow @torinefores
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Maryland Wedding + Portrait Photographer

Chances are you’ve never planned a wedding before so knowing what questions to ask isn’t always easy. Here’s a list of a few of the questions I get asked most…

Q: How long have you been shooting weddings?

A: I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember and I’ve been happily shooting weddings for about 7 years. I graduated from the Art Institute of York in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Design.


Q: Do you have back-up equipment?

A: Yes, of course! I bring three pro camera bodies and an assortment of lenses and flashes to every wedding with an additional kit consisting of body + lens + light in the trunk of my car that I can cover an entire wedding with.


Q: Film or digital? What type of equipment do you use?

A: Digital. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, various prime lenses and lighting equipment.


Q: Do you edit the images?

A: Yes. I edit every single image. This includes color balancing, blemish removal, fixing stray hairs, red eye correction, creative color enhancement, etc. You can expect between 800-1,200 finished photos.


Q: How long after the wedding can I expect my images?

A: I always post a sneak peek 1-2 days after the big day. A blog post within 2 weeks and the full gallery in 4 weeks.


Q: What are your thoughts on first looks?

A: Honestly, I like first looks but I am also all for keeping things traditional too. It is 100% your personal choice as a couple. But I will say if you’re opting to not see each other to make sure you allot extra time in your timeline for portraits following the ceremony and if at all possible to knock out some of the other portraits (bride/bridesmaids, groom/groomsmen) prior to the ceremony. This helps things so you’re not overwhelmed with a huge photo list immediately following your ceremony.


Q: Are you insured?

A: Yes. I carry general business, equipment and liability insurance.


Q: Have you ever shot at my venue(s)?

A: If you’re getting married in Maryland, chances are YES. But in the event I have not yet had the pleasure of working at your venue I’d be more than happy to make a site visit with you or solo prior to the big day to get a sense of the space and lighting.


Q: Do you follow a shot list?

A: Partly, yes. Prior to the wedding I ask all my couples for their requests for family/friends group photos and any other special requests. Family photos can get time consuming so having that list is HUGE in staying organized and keeping things moving as quickly as possible. I do ask brides to keep their Pinterest requests to a handful as those images are often from styled shoots seen online and can take time to setup on a wedding day. This leaves more time for things to naturally unfold for more authentic images vs. a lot of highly staged ones.


Q: Can I share and print my images?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to share your images on social media and with family and friends. (I do ask if sharing on social media you give photo credit when possible to “www.torinefores.com”) While I do offer quality professional printing directly through your wedding gallery, you also have the right to print your images wherever you wish.

Any other questions? Feel free to shoot me an email/call/text. I’m happy to help! 🙂

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Chances are you’ve never planned a wedding before so knowing what questions to ask isn’t always easy. Here’s a list of a few of the questions I get asked most…

Q: How long have you been shooting weddings?

A: I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember and I’ve been happily shooting weddings for about 7 years. I graduated from the Art Institute of York in 2003 with a degree in Graphic Design.


Q: Do you have back-up equipment?

A: Yes, of course! I bring three pro camera bodies and an assortment of lenses and flashes to every wedding with an additional kit consisting of body + lens + light in the trunk of my car that I can cover an entire wedding with.


Q: Film or digital? What type of equipment do you use?

A: Digital. I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, various prime lenses and lighting equipment.


Q: Do you edit the images?

A: Yes. I edit every single image. This includes color balancing, blemish removal, fixing stray hairs, red eye correction, creative color enhancement, etc. You can expect between 800-1,200 finished photos.


Q: How long after the wedding can I expect my images?

A: I always post a sneak peek 1-2 days after the big day. A blog post within 2 weeks and the full gallery in 4 weeks.


Q: What are your thoughts on first looks?

A: Honestly, I like first looks but I am also all for keeping things traditional too. It is 100% your personal choice as a couple. But I will say if you’re opting to not see each other to make sure you allot extra time in your timeline for portraits following the ceremony and if at all possible to knock out some of the other portraits (bride/bridesmaids, groom/groomsmen) prior to the ceremony. This helps things so you’re not overwhelmed with a huge photo list immediately following your ceremony.


Q: Are you insured?

A: Yes. I carry general business, equipment and liability insurance.


Q: Have you ever shot at my venue(s)?

A: If you’re getting married in Maryland, chances are YES. But in the event I have not yet had the pleasure of working at your venue I’d be more than happy to make a site visit with you or solo prior to the big day to get a sense of the space and lighting.


Q: Do you follow a shot list?

A: Partly, yes. Prior to the wedding I ask all my couples for their requests for family/friends group photos and any other special requests. Family photos can get time consuming so having that list is HUGE in staying organized and keeping things moving as quickly as possible. I do ask brides to keep their Pinterest requests to a handful as those images are often from styled shoots seen online and can take time to setup on a wedding day. This leaves more time for things to naturally unfold for more authentic images vs. a lot of highly staged ones.


Q: Can I share and print my images?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to share your images on social media and with family and friends. (I do ask if sharing on social media you give photo credit when possible to “www.torinefores.com”) While I do offer quality professional printing directly through your wedding gallery, you also have the right to print your images wherever you wish.

Any other questions? Feel free to shoot me an email/call/text. I’m happy to help! 🙂

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