How do you identify your primary photographic style?
JBP’s photography style is creative and photo journalistic. Janelle’s fresh perspectives and fashion inspired images push the envelope of wedding photography. We do capture your traditional family portraits as well but in a fun, low-key casual way
Please describe any special techniques you offer:
All weddings/engagement photo sessions/events are photographed in RAW, which lends for limitless flexibility in a photograph’s exposure, color temperature, and overall yields the highest quality. There is a HUGE difference between hiring a wedding photographer that shoots in this format as opposed to JPEG. Please check out the ‘Fine Art Process’ for detailed info on this and see the transformation for yourself
How many photographers do you work with?
While I am the owner/chief photographer for JBP, we do have a small staff of associate photographers. They are all extremely talented and share my distinct style and vision of wedding photography along with their own unique characteristics. You can check out samples of their work under “About JBP” on our website
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
As long as I am personally available for your date, I would love to be a part of it 🙂 If not, a talented member of JBP’s photo staff can’t wait to meet you! Either way, I am a part of the entire process, answering any questions you might have, photographing your Engagement or Day After Session (if applicable), retouching your Wedding Day images for your Album/Parent Albums or Enlargements as well as the Album Process as a whole
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one wedding in a day?
No. Each photographer (myself included) is committed to one event a day
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you or one of your photographers become unavailable on the wedding day?
Yes, if the need should arise, such as a photographer’s illness or emergency, we will do everything in our power to provide another suitable photographer to take the place of the original designated person
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Each photographer on the JBP staff shoots with Canon Digital SLR Full Frame cameras. I personally photograph weddings with (2) 5D Mark IIIs (the most amazing camera ever). I also carry a wide variety of lenses: 15mm fisheye, 50mm prime, 35 mm prime, 50mm Macro, 16-35mm, 24-70mm, 70-200mm to name a few.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes! Every photographer is equipped with back-up cameras, lenses, batteries and memory cards
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Janelle Brooke Photography provides full day coverage in all photography packages, which includes ten hours of coverage. Although this is usually sufficient, we are able to accommodate additional hours at our contracted overtime fee
Are you available for shooting overtime? If so, how much do you charge for overtime?
Yes! If the timeline requires it we are available to stay and continue documenting your day. The overtime charge for one photographer, assistant and additional proofs is $300.00 per hour
Do you require a meal break? If yes, do you require that the wedding party provide your meal?
Yes, as your photographers, we feel it is necessary to provide us with the same hot meal your guests are served. It is a long day and we, as your photographers, do not want to miss something that is happening during your affair to have to go out and get ourselves food
Do you charge for travel?
There is no charge for travel as long as the event is within the Tri-State area. However, that is not to say that we are not willing to travel as we love destination weddings 🙂 For additional information on this please contact Janelle directly
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Your wedding day proofs are available approximately 4-6 weeks after the Wedding Date. We do share a fab sneak peek with all couples through e-mail and social media a few days after each wedding/event
How many photographs will we end up with after the wedding day?
Full Day coverage (12 hours) yields approximately 1,000 images. Yes we know this sounds like a lot but trust us it is the perfect amount. Did we mention they are all retouched? (see ‘Fine Art Process’ for our unique editing process.)
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes! Per Federal Law, Janelle Brooke Photography retains the copyright to every image we take and copyright ownership. However, we do share the copyright with all of our brides and grooms for personal usage- i.e., making prints or other photo products, social media, e-mailing to family/friends, etc. This written release is specific to the person or persons purchasing the images and cannot be duplicated for others’ use
Do you provide the digital files to the couple?
Yes, Digital files are included with album purchase (both printable and web ready) and come in your own unique DVD keepsake box with custom label.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer state of the art Fine Art Books (both Bridal and Parent Albums). Style include Custom Digital Bridal Albums, Traditional Matted Albums Coffee Table Books and Magazine Style Albums
How is the Album Design Process handled?
There is a specific method to the album design process- one that is organized and fun. This is where we turn your beautiful wedding day images into your own personal story book through several in house meetings. The first is the initial layout where we sit together with your photos and storyboard the images. We talk about which photos you would like, which ones work well together on a page, which ones don’t, etc. After the final images for the album are chosen, each photo is individually retouched (see ‘Fine Art Process’) and designed into unique custom spreads that make up your Bridal Album. If you have decided not to go with a digital design and prefer the Traditional Matte Album, the photos are still individually retouched and custom printed. Once the 1st design (or prints) are done, we meet for a second time to go over everything thus far. Sometimes there are changes made, sometimes not- it all depends on your unique situation. However, we work to make sure that everyone is happy and nothing is sent to the album company for binding without your approval. Once the album design is approved and sent for binding we generally have the album ready for you to pick up within 6-8 weeks.