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Love Letters {CINCINNATI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS}

By Robert Wermuth in northern kentucky wedding photographer cincinnati wedding photographer masterworks photography cincinnati wedding photographer

Dear Masterworks,
"Brilliant!! I just got my proofs back and they are brilliant. You have done a
wonderful job capturing every detail of our wedding day. I am so pleased with your
work, and will be recommending you to all my friends."
Sincerely, Wendy and Eric Lemen

Dear Rob,
Benjamin & I just wanted to personally thank you again for the wonderful wedding photography you
provided for us on June 28, 2008. We absolutely love all of the pictures & we know that we will forever
cherish them & the many memories made on that special day. Thanks again for everything! May God
bless you. Benjamin & Kerianne Schnur

Michelle,
I wanted to thank you for everything. You were incredible and people can not stop talking
about how nice you were and how wonderful our pictures are. You truly captured every detail
and Tom and I are so very thankful.
Thank you again, Rachel

Dear Robert, Thank you so much for your wonderful photography at our wedding! Our Families
can get a little crazy, but you worked so well with all of us. We can’t wait to pick out our
albums! Thank you again! Jessica & Dan Shelly

Robert& Michelle
Hello, we want to thank you for our beautiful wedding album. The finished product was better than we ever could
have expected.

My family and friends had nothing but good things to say about our photographer! I would
surely recommend you to my friends! I was really impressed with the way our photographer
made sure my wedding dress was neatly fluffed for our pictures! I was very impressed overall!
Thank you! Jill Coulter

I just want to say I am so pleased with the photography. AMAZING. We have
received so many compliments and I know I'll spread the word!
Thank you! Lindsey

Michelle,
Thank you so much for all the beautiful images you were able to capture on our wedding day.
We really appreciate everything you have done to accommodate us. Thanks again.
Heather and Mike Werff

Robert,
“These photographs you took are beautiful! Thank you so much for capturing our
beautiful day!” Carrie & Jesse Geiger

Dear Michelle,
Thank you so much for being the photographer for our wedding! You were so kind the whole
Night! I can’t wait to see the Pictures, I Will Certainly recommend you to my friends! Thank you
and enjoy the rest of your summer! Sincerely Melissa & Kevin

Dear Michelle & Rob,
“After searching two states for a photographer I feel this wedding couldn't be in better hands. Thank
you,” Connie Mayne

Frequently Asked Questions {CINCINNATI WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS}

By Robert Wermuth in wedding planning cincinnati wedding photographer wedding tips northern kentucky wedding photographer masterworks photography cincinnati wedding photographer

Q: Do we get to keep a copy of the images?
A: Yes, a complete set of your high resolution image files are included in every collection.

Q: Do you bring a second photographer?
A: Yes, we have associate photographers, photojournalists and fusion videographers included in many of our collections.

Q: Do you have backup equipment?
A: Yes, we carry at least two of everything, including cameras.

Q: When do we get to see our images
A: Your images will be available online 2-3 weeks after your wedding and your disks will be mailed soon after that

How long does it take to get our albums?
A: Your albums should be finished 12-16 weeks from the time your final album design is approved.

Q: When should we begin taking photos on the wedding day?
A: We normally start about 2-3 hours before the ceremony. It depends on what you have planned. You will find all of our recommendations on our wedding questionnaire which we will go over with you to help plan for your wedding day photography.

Q: How many locations can we go to?
A: As many as you would like, there is no limit as long as we can fit them all into the time allowed

Q: How many photos do you shoot at an average wedding?
A: We have found that the larger the event and the more attendants and family there are, the more photos we usually take. Also with the interest in photojournalism and candid photography we find ourselves delivering an average of about 700 - 1200 photographs from a wedding.

Q: How long does it take to do the formal photos after the ceremony?
A: About 20-40 minutes, we understand that you don’t want to spend your entire evening or wedding day taking photos, so we set aside a slot of time before and/or after the ceremony to take the formal photos, all other images are taken before the ceremony or as they happen.

Q: When do you take those spectacular scenic photos we saw on your walls?
A: On your wedding day, believe it or not all of those photos were taken on the wedding day. We set aside maybe 15 minutes either before or after the ceremony when the two of you will be together and take these photographs. They can be taken at the church, reception site, urban setting downtown or a park. All the photos we show have been taken within the aloud time on the wedding day, we do not use models or stage photos for any of our samples.

Q: What do I do Next?
A: If you would like more information fill out the online request or give us a call. If you are ready to take the next step, I can email you a contract or a link that will allow you to choose your package, sign a contract and pay you deposit online.

A: What is you level of experience?
Q: Michelle and I both have degrees in commercial photography and have worked full time in the photographic industry for over 20 years! We still keep up on latest trends and are also known in this area for setting a few. We did the math recently and realized we have photographed over 2000 weddings!

Q: How long have you been in business?
A: I (Robert) shot my first wedding in 1985. Masterworks Photography has been around since 1994 and we will be here to create beautiful images of your family for years to come.

Q: Are you working full time as a photographer?
A: Yes, Michelle and I have made a full time living as professional photographers since we graduated from college in 1989. We are passionate about photography and we take good care of our clients. On Monday morning when the weekend warrior is at his day job I will be giving you and your wedding images my full attention.

Q: How will you dress at my wedding?
A: I have gotten this question for years and thought it was sort of strange, until I heard the stories of photographers in jeans and gym shoes standing in front of a church full of guests. We dress appropriately for the venue, business casual to a full suit or tux for a black tie event.

Q: What type of camera do you use?
A: Pro cameras include; Nikon D3, D300, D700, D7000, D800 & Canon EOS, 5D, 1D, 7D, 60D Anything other than these and the Pro Photo Industry considers
them amateur equipment and not up to Pro quality standards.

Q: How many cameras do you bring to the wedding?
A: Today's cameras are essentially computers, need I say more? They do fail, We had 3 die or lock up at weddings a few years ago, but we always carry 3 cameras each, so we never missed a thing & the Bride & Groom never even knew.

Q: What Lab do you use?
A: Some photographers today cut corners by using a one hour lab at a
retail location like Sam’s. The photos may look good but will they last? Most one hour labs use a “Quickie” wash process that does not remove all of the chemicals from the prints. This is what causes your prints to turn color or fade. We still print your images using a traditional archival chemical process guaranteed by Kodak to last 300 years. We do not sell inkjet prints as other do. We also only use Professional Labs.

Q: What program do you use to Design my Album?
A: Some photographers use template programs like you find online at shutterfly. They are fine if you do not mind being limited to the programmers designs. We design every album from the first page to the last using the latest version of Photoshop. No two albums or pages ever look the same.

Q: How do you back up my images?
A: Many photographers use cheap DVD’s that only retain their information for about 3 years and do not archive the images for long term storage. We archive
a copy of your images in 4 locations including a server at our lab and a hard drive where they stay indefinitely.