Most important question at the top! How do we pronounce your name?!
Yaritza (Yuh-Ritz-Uh.…something like that..)
You can feel free to say it as exotically as you like though…it makes me sound more interesting, so I won’t complain.
Do you have business insurance?
The second most important question! I have both liability and equipment insurance. Many venues require that vendors have this – or they will not be allowed to work on the property – so please let me know if you need me to email the information to your venue!
(Even if your venue does not require this, you should absolutely make sure your selected vendors have it, regardless. You want to make sure that if anything goes wrong – it will be covered by the correct party.)
How far in advance should I book you?
For any vendor, I advise a couple to book them as soon as they know that’s who they want. Booking is very sporadic – some people book more than a year in advance, others can book six months or less in advance. Typically, no wedding vendor of any kind will hold a date without a contract and the retainer – so make sure you get both of those in once you know you want someone!
How many weddings do you typically shoot in a year?
I limit myself to 25 weddings a year. I spread it out from about 22 between April – November, and just 3 between December and March. I do not keep taking on weddings just for the sake of having more work or making more money. I have my happy number and I try to spread it out evenly so I can give full attention to my couples.
Because of this, even though I may technically have your date open, it may not necessarily be available. If I am not available, I will be happy to give you recommendations for other photographers that I know and love!
Do you work with a second photographer?
Not usually. I’ve have a few weddings every year where the circumstances do call for a second photographer for better coverage, but for the majority its usually just me.
Where are you located?
I live in a town in South Central Massachusetts (Southbridge), right near the CT border. Because of my location, its easy for me to travel for weddings, and most of them do not have any travel fees. I live right off the Mass Pike, and I am conveniently about a 45 minute drive from all the nearby major cities – Boston, Providence, Hartford, and also western MA. I love my central location!
We’d like to meet you in person…where can we do that?
My office is located in the Ivy Corset Building at 40 Jackson Street, in Worcester, MA. There’s a game room, if we feel so inclined to use it… its a bit more fun then scheduling a meeting at a cafe.
If you are out of state, or just a couple who doesn’t feel like getting out of your pajamas one day, we can always have a Skype meeting instead.
Do you have another job?
Nope! Since 2009, this has been it for me!
Do you travel for weddings?
Absolutely. Outside of New England, I have photographed weddings in Puerto Rico previously, and have been down to Long Island, Pennsylvania and Maryland. 2014 is seeing lots of Maine, Long Island, and even South Carolina! Very exciting stuff.
Destinations will typically include travel and accommodation costs and it is kept as reasonable as possible!
How many photos will I receive after the wedding is over?
It depends on your wedding day, but a typical 8 hour wedding can expect about 600-800 photographs. Dont worry, if there is more – I wont hold back from you!
Do you bring backup equipment with you incase something goes wrong?
Always! I shoot with two different cameras on my person the whole day. If one stops working, the other is right there! I’ve also got more than enough lenses and such as well, if I needed to break out my back ups.
We think you’re awesome! How do we book you?!
Ill probably think you’re awesome too! If you want to get the process rolling, get on that Contact link up above and let me know a bit about yourself and your wedding!