Where are you located?
My home is in Lake Odessa, Michigan. Some of the areas I've photographed in include Portland, St. Johns, Almont, Richmond, Grand Ledge, Ada, Grand Haven and of course Lake Odessa. My travel fee is $1.00 per mile one way and it starts from just north of Lake Odessa Village Limits. Travel expenses are not included in your session price.
Does Breaking Bread Photography work out of a studio?
One important thing to know about Breaking Bread Photography is that we don’t do studio photography. We encourage as many props as the client’s desire but sessions are inspired by natural light. Most sessions occur outside with the exception of weddings and young children/newborns photographed in a well, naturally lit house.
How is the Photo Session locations determined?
Locations of photo sessions are always the clients preference. If the client does not have a location in mind, I have more than a few ideal locations to satisfy each individual style.
Do I need to sign a contract?
Yes, Yes, Yes! The contract is to make sure both parties a have a written understanding about what is taking place. The contract includes information about things like products delivered, how it is delivered, copyright, payment and model release. I actually have my contracts embedded into my Rates & Contracts page. So if you do schedule a session don’t forget to read the contract ahead of time and please bring it with you!
Do I get all the pictures that the photographer takes?
I take a lot of images in order to capture all of those perfect moments. But no, you wont get every image that I take. It is part of my job to choose the best of the best images. I will then take those images and edit them. That is why is unnecessary for the client to ask to see the pictures on my camera. It is not the final product, only an ingredient to the final product I will provide you with. Don’t rush this exciting process. Each individual photo is hand edited and given the special attention the image, and you, deserve!
What is Copyright and how does it pertain to the client?
Copyright of an image is given to the photographer as soon as the button is clicked on the camera. As said in each contract, Breaking Bread will retain the copyright as well as the right to use the images for promotional purposes. It is only in my contracts that I give the right to use and reproduce the photos as much as you please by digital and hard copy. I only ask that as a courtesy to me, the photographer, if a photo is being used on social media please tag Breaking Bread Photography or keep the watermark in the picture. If you prefer to keep your photos private;BBP desires to respect your personal wishes. Please make it clear when contacting us about scheduling a session. We want to provide you with the appropriate contract and session fee. Thank you!
In regards to Weddings can family and friends take photos as well?
This is a yes and no answer. It is your big day, and I want to do the absolute best job I can for you. During the ceremony, when friends and family have their phones out to take photos of you for their personal use it takes way from the feel of the photos I tend to give you when you see a screen (or two or more) lit up in front of the bride and father walking down the aisle. Its best to leave the phones to take picture of big moments at the reception. Another time when phones are not preferred is when I am taking group shots of the families in honor of the big day. This leads to people’s eyes not being focused in the right direction. If I am done photographing and you would like to give your guests the opportunity, you are welcome to after I have done the job you hired me for.