Short answer, heck yes and I have plenty of experience navigating new places. I absolutely love traveling, so count me in for whatever you have planned! I have TSA pre-check and airports are a breeze. Additional travel fees are custom and will apply unless otherwise stated.
Booking is super simple! After using my contact form to send me an inquiry, we'll chat via email and/or a consultation call to determine what coverage options suit your day best. Once basic details are agreed upon, I will send a contract for you to sign and an electronic invoice for a $1,000.00 nonrefundable retainer. As soon as I have your signature and your retainer payment, you're booked!
Yes! I am registered in Monroe County, New York State under the legal name of Garrett Maynard Photo Company LLC. I also have personal and business liability insurance policies that are available for review upon request.
Every good backup system incorporates lots of redundancy. While I'm on site, I carry two cameras so I can continue photographing if one fails and there are two cards in each of these cameras creating immediate duplicates of every photo I capture. When I get home, your photos are backed up to two more drives and kept in separate locations, with at least one copy residing in a waterproof and fireproof safe. This process results in a total of 4 different copies (two cards and two hard drives) to ensure safety in the event of multiple drive failures.
Most of my final photos never see Photoshop for a second and are nondestructively edited to make colors, skin tones, and light look the best they can while retaining the original feel. With that said, I won't manipulate body shape in any way. Small blemishes, zits, smudges, or distracting elements in the background may be removed, but I believe your body is sacred and should be celebrated - imperfections and all.
In general, no. A very large fraction of the price you pay is the hours of backend work I do to bring your day to life with mindful editing and gallery curation. If you just want someone to show up, take photos, and give you the card at the end of the day, I'm not the right fit for you.
Booked clients should refer to their contract first and foremost. The following is a general statement regarding delivery timeline for various bookings: For all weddings and elopements, I guarantee a selection of sneak peek images within a week. Full elopements are delivered within 4 weeks and full wedding galleries within 6 weeks. Smaller sessions (engagements, couples, etc.) are delivered within 2 weeks, without sneak peeks. All galleries remain open for a minimum of 6 months post-delivery.
Great question! Your photos will be delivered to your email as a link to a private online gallery. You will have full access to the gallery and are able to provide access to others at your discretion. All photos are delivered fully edited and without watermarks. Downloads are unlimited and free.
Your gallery will have a high quality, full service print shop attached where you can design albums and create various prints, canvasses, cards, etc. Otherwise, upon downloading your gallery, you will receive a printing release which covers you in the event that a print shop asks for professional printing permissions.
On a given wedding day, I always have two Canon 5D Mark IV bodies each equipped with either a 35mm f/1.4 lens or an 85mm f/1.4 lens. That way I have camera redundancy in the event of a failure and speedy access to different perspectives without the need to change lenses.