We love your work, now what? How do we book you?
After you've filled out the contact form, we'll respond within 24hrs with our availability, our wedding collections, and to schedule a meeting. The next step will be a phone call, video chat, or in-person consultation to discuss your day in greater depth and determine the right wedding collection for you. Finally, your booking is completed entirely online in just minutes with a digital signature and 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your date.
How far in advance should we book?
Typically bookings are at least 6 months in advance and 12-18 months is ideal, but we do sometimes book just a few months in advance. To ensure that your date will be available, sooner is better of course.
Our wedding isn't in Texas, will you travel?
Yes, we have flat fees for traveling within the U.S. and we can quote a simple, flat fee for travel anywhere in the World.
Who will actually shoot our wedding… do you do have 'associate' photographers?
When you book Kurtis Kronk Photography, you get Kurtis Kronk. It's really as simple as that. If your collection includes a second photographer, you can be confident in knowing that I will choose an experienced professional of a similar calibre and style, not an intern or a monkey-with-a-camera (though an actual monkey with a camera would be pretty amazing…).
How many photos will be delivered and when can we expect them?
I believe in quality over quantity and that my job as a wedding photographer is to capture the unique story of your day as it unfolds. The last thing I want is to overwhelm you with a huge number of images you'll never look at. Your edited photos will be posted in a private online gallery in 60-90 days. Your friends and family can order prints online or you can make them a copy of your disc.
How does the album design process work?
I make this process as simple as possible by designing my ideal version of your album (without any feedback whatsoever) and putting it in a private online gallery for you to see. From here, you can comment on specific pages to request any changes and then we'll do a phone call if needed to discuss further. I believe it is my duty to provide expert guidance at every step, so if there is a request I disagree with I will politely advise as such, and of course any final decisions are yours to make.
Will we receive a high-resolution disc of our wedding photos?
Yes! You will receive a disc of images which contains the high-resolution and low-resolution versions of your wedding photos. If you booked basic coverage (no album), your disc will be mailed as soon as the images are ready. If you booked a collection (with album), your disc will be delivered with the album (including any further edits done in preparation for the album). If you want to print images for yourself or family (or burn copies of the disc so they can do it), there is a print release included on the disc. The low-resolution versions allow you to quickly and easily upload to places like Facebook so you can share with friends and family, tag everyone you know, and make hilarious comments about that one guy's sweet, sweet dance moves.
What photography equipment do you use?
My goal when shooting a wedding is to capture the day with a respectful approach, unobtrusively and efficiently, so while I bring more than I need for the sake of backups and being prepared, I only use what's appropriate. Typically I'm shooting a Nikon D3S (on Quiet mode) with an array of Nikon lenses; for times like the ceremony I generally have another D3S on me. My favorite lenses are the 35 2.0, 50 f1.4 and 85 f1.8, but I also use the 14-24 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 VR II, 24 1.4, and 105 f2.8 Macro as called for. I shoot almost exclusively with available light throughout the day, but for family formals and the reception I tend to use Nikon SB-910 flashes triggered wirelessly via PocketWizard Flex units. A portable LED video light is often used when shooting details and occasionally during wedding receptions. My Profoto Acute B2 600WS w/ 3' Octabox is usually reserved for on-location portraits (i.e. bridal session). I also have Profoto D1 studio lights and an array of light modifying tools, which are reserved for commercial work.
Is Kurtis Kronk a fake/stage name? Have you seen Emperor's New Groove?
It's my real name (pretty cool, isn't it?), and yes… yes I have.