These FAQ’s are a great way to get to know us. Feel free to interview other Albuquerque wedding photographers with them.
Q: How would you describe your style of wedding photography?
A: If you have taken a look at our wedding portfolio or our blog, you probably have a good feel for our style already. We thrive on capturing those beautiful, fleeting moments as they naturally unfold but we also understand how important the portraits of family, wedding party, and the bride & groom are. In other words, we blend traditional portraits with creative photojournalism. One good look at our work and you’ll get the idea!
Q: What do your wedding photography packages include?
A: All of our wedding packages include comprehensive wedding day coverage (ranging from 6-9 hours), a CD or download of 300-500 print-ready wedding image files in high-resolution, $200-$350 in credit toward our professional-quality photo enlargements, and a complimentary engagement session. Handmade, quality wedding albums are available as well.
Q: How do I reserve my wedding with you?
A: It’s simple. A small deposit and a signed agreement will put you on the calendar.
Q: When should we reserve our wedding date?
A: Because of our very limited availability, we suggest booking as soon as you know it is the right decision. We book weddings on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Q: How long have you been in business?
A: Sweet William Photography was established in 2007, but William’s photography experience stretches back over 20 years.
Q: Does your business have a physical location (other than the nearest Starbucks)?
A: Yes. Our Nob Hill studio has been open for over 6 years. The “mobile office” (aka Starbucks) works for photographers who are still gaining experience and credibility. For us, however, maintaining a physical location is essential because it conveys the fact that we are well-established in the Albuquerque market and fully invested in the success of our business.
Q: Do we need to give you a “shot list” or a list of poses we want?
A: Nope. Just relax, have fun, and trust us. We’ve got everything from the big moments to the little details covered, including all of the family and wedding party combinations you can imagine.
Q: Do you have liability insurance?
A: Yes. In fact, many venues require wedding vendors to carry it.
Q: Will our wedding photos be securely backed up in the event of data loss?
A: Yes. After your wedding, your photos are promptly uploaded to our studio’s main workstation. Then, every image is immediately backed up onto an external hard drive that goes home with the studio owner every day in a military-grade Pelican hard case. We’re pretty serious about data protection!
Q: Do you shoot digital or film?
A: Glad you asked! 99% of the time we shoot with professional-grade Canon digital cameras and lenses. Film, however, has a special place in our hearts and we are happy to sneak a little film into your wedding upon request.
Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: We only charge for travel beyond a 20 mile radius of Albuquerque. Beyond that, travel by car is $35/hr. Hotel accommodations may be required for locations farther than a 3 hour drive from Albuquerque. Travel to Santa Fe is free.
Q: When will we get to see our photos?
A: Your entire gallery will be ready to view within 4-6 weeks of your wedding date.
Q: Have you photographed a wedding at our venue before?
A: If your venue is in or around Albuquerque, chances are we have. Feel free to ask for samples of images that were taken at your venue.
Q: Are you a full-time Albuquerque wedding photographer?
A: Yes. Albuquerque wedding photographer, William Bledsoe (the owner), has been a full-time Albuquerque wedding photographer for over 10 years.
Q: Approximately how many weddings have you photographed during your career as an Albuquerque wedding photographer?
A: Over 500.
Q: Were the photos on your website taken by the photographer who will be at my wedding?
A: All of the photos on our website were taken by William Bledsoe, the owner and lead photographer. Most weddings are photographed by William, but we do occasionally contract one trusted photographer in the event that William is already booked.
Q: Is an engagement photo session included with your wedding packages?
A: Yes. A complimentary engagement session is included with every wedding package. In our experience, an engagement session makes our couples much more comfortable having their photos taken on their big day.
Q: Will I be able to print my own wedding photos?
A: Yes. We grant the bride and groom a perpetual license to generate printed reproductions of their wedding photographs using the high-resolution image files included with their package.
Q: Is your equipment capable of handling low-light situations without using a flash (very important for indoor church ceremonies)?
A: Yes. We use professional-grade Canon cameras, lenses, and lighting that is capable of handling any situation.
Q: Do you carry backup equipment?
A: Always. We always carry 2-3 camera bodies, multiple flashes, and a variety of lenses. We have never missed a moment due to equipment failure.
Q: How do we decide which Albuquerque wedding photographer to hire?
A: We suggest scheduling an in-person (or video) consultation with your prospective wedding photographer(s). If you would like to meet with William at our Nob Hill studio, simply contact us and we’ll make it happen. Our studio is open by appointment, so we’re happy to work around your schedule.