FAQs

Some questions that we have encountered along the way.

*Do we meet with our photographer or someone else?

Yes, Mike will be your exclusive photographer. You will meet him at your consultation. This allows you to get to know him and make an informed decision as to if he is the person you want to spend the entire day with, on the most important day of your life. We would never expect you to make such an important decision without meeting us first.


*Where do we go for our consultation?

Mike will meet you at the location of your choice. We can meet at our studio or at a location closer to you. Your time and convenience are very important to us so we are more then happy to make the trip to you.


*How long will you be at our wedding?

We arrive a minimum of one hour prior to your wedding depending on what location you are getting ready at. We will NOT leave your wedding until we speak to you, the bride and groom, and make sure there are no other photos you would like. We have heard the horror stories from other brides. It's not an option with us - you are our only commitment for the day.


*What will you wear to our wedding?

Formal attire is always worn appropriate to the ceremony including tuxedos if black tie.


*How long have you been photographing weddings?

This is our 28th year of capturing weddings. Capturing each new couple we meet, the love that is so fresh and so strong - it never gets old. Each couple is their own - there is a uniqueness that no one else can touch - that is what we love to uncover and explain in our photos. A story that no one else has, a story that can be told for generations to come.


*My uncle has a new, very expensive camera and has offered to take the photos for us for free or a small fee. Why should we choose your company over saving that much money.

First of all, you need to decide what you are TRULY saving here. If you are looking to save money and have someone just snap the shots then we are probably not who you are looking for. When you are hiring a professional photographer, be it us or another, you are making an investment. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You have dreamed of this day over and over. You searched and found the perfect dress, looked at numerous venues and florists, taste tested with many caterers and bakers, listened to dj's and bands to know you have found the perfect one to keep your reception going strong. These are just the tip of the iceberg in what you have done to insure your wedding is perfect. After investing so much time and money on making sure your wedding day is the one you have always dreamed of, why would you not want to invest in your photographs. Your photographs are your memories to share with your loved ones, they tell the story of your wedding day, your dreams that have become reality. Your children and grandchildren will be able to see the love the two of you shared on the day you became husband and wife and dream of how their wedding day can be just as special and amazing one day.

We love what we do. Capturing the smile in your eyes and the love in your smile that glows. Your photographer......YOUR photographer is the one who will spend the entire day with you. This person will not only be providing you with once in a lifetime photographs to remember the most important day of your life - they will be spending the ENTIRE day with you on the most important day of your life. I say that twice because it holds that much importance. Not only does this person need to have an amazing portfolio and be able to capture "the shot", this person needs to be personable AND be able to get along with not only your bridal party but also both families while capturing every romantic moment - under the stress of this being a once in a lifetime moment that CANNOT be missed. The day you marry your best friend - these are the moments in life meant to be cherished. We want you to have that moment forever in a portrait that speaks to you from your heart each and every time you look at it. This is an INVESTMENT in your memories for generations to come.

There is no "do-over" because once the moment is over it is lost forever. It is ultimately your choice to hire a professional or a friend/relative. If you want to invest in your future memories please give us a call at 330.296.2612 or email me at JenSmith@JMichael.net and I'd be happy to help you. We can set up a consultation if you like to discuss things in more detail.