How would you define your style?
I strongly believe that your wedding photographs should tell your story. The most important thing I can contribute to your wedding day is to set your mind at ease. There'll be no intimidating light set-ups, no fake smiles, and no awkward posing. Just you, me, and your loved ones having a blast on a really special day. Nothing forced, overly posed, or not-you about it! I will do some directing during formal family portraits, but my primary goal is to capture the candid, intimate moments that naturally happen on your wedding day.
Are you available for travel or destination weddings?
YES! For weddings more than 25 miles outside of Camp Zama, Japan, I charge for travel and accommodations (as necessary), but not travel time. Please inquire for detailed information about rates as they apply to your specific location.
Where can I find reviews of your work from previous clients?
How can we book you?
Wedding dates are booked with the first couple to sign a contract and pay a 50% retainer fee. Contracts are sent and signed electronically, because the future is now, and payments can be made either by check or Paypal.
Will you shoot a gay wedding?
I do not discriminate in any shape, way, or form with my couples and am thrilled to be a part of any celebration of love.
When will we receive our photographs?
Rest assured, I am always eager and impatient, for my clients to see their wedding photos. Finished galleries are delivered within 3-4 weeks after your wedding.
How many photographs will we get?
A typical full wedding yields between 500-700 photos.
Do we have rights to the images?
I love when my couples share their photos online and on social media, and very much appreciate when credit is given to Erica Westmoreland Photography. These photos are all yours for any personal use, but you may not profit from or sell them.
So do we have to order prints through you?
You can order professional lab quality prints through your online gallery if you'd like, but all of my couples receive a print release with their photographs. So you are welcome to print your images whenever, wherever you'd like.
Do we need a second photographer?
Having a second photographer at your wedding is great, because it allows us to capture multiple angles and perspectives. Also, I can't be in two different places at once, so there's that! However, a second photographer doesn't make sense for every event. My second photographers and I work together to ensure that our shooting styles and the images we produce are well synced.
What kind of gear do you use?
I use a Canon 6D and a variety of Canon prime lenses (primarily 85mm and 50mm). I always carry a backup of every piece of equipment (including batteries) with me on your wedding day.
What happens if you become ill?
Unless I fall off a cliff, I will be at your wedding. In the unlikely event that something prevents me from attending your wedding, our contract stipulates that I will arrange to find you a suitable and comparable replacement.