10 Questions with Chris Ferenzi

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most passionate and highly sought-after wedding photographers in DC, Chris Ferenzi of Chris Ferenzi Photography. Washington DC based Chris is the founder and owner of Chris Ferenzi Photography.

Chris Ferenzi Photography

Photographer - Chris Ferenzi

10 Questions with Chris Ferenzi

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hey, I'm Chris! I take photographs you'd want to grab on your way out of a burning building (although I sincerely hope that you NEVER have to flee a burning building).

But really, I love that I get to tell the story of people’s wedding day (and proposal!) with art that is both meaningful and unexpected. These big moments in life are so full of love and nuance and they deserve to be remembered in detail. It’s my goal to give you timeless photos that celebrate the realness of your story with a thoughtful and playful approach.

I was a mechanical engineer for three years, and then a project analyst for six (my speciality was analyzing projects). Then I hit 30 and decided to quit after suffering from chronic analysis paralysis. Now, I'm helping tell the stories of people in love by capturing some of the happiest and most important moments of their lives. Is it easy? No, but I sure am having fun!

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

I started shooting weddings part-time in 2007 and I went full time at the end of 2016. In total, more than 150 (the majority of which have been since 2017). I should do a recount but…I’m too busy taking pictures!

3. How would you describe your photography style?

Modern, geometric, unexpected, and inventive. I appreciate bold aesthetics, expansive compositions, and incorporating architectural elements. Why have an epic location or venue if you don't plan on photographing it?

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

I recommend booking a photographer around the same time you book your venue. I normally book 12-18 months in advance, and May and October tend to be busiest months of the year. Saturday is my most popular day for larger weddings, with smaller weddings sometimes on Fridays or Sundays.

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

Collection One // 3200
Six hours of continuous coverage
One photographer
Online gallery for sharing and downloads
High-resolution, watermark-free edited JPEG images for prints

Collection Two // 4000 (most popular package)
Eight hours of continuous coverage
Two photographers
Engagement session
Online gallery for sharing and downloads
High-resolution, watermark-free edited JPEG images for prints

Collection Three // 6000
Ten hours of continuous coverage
Two photographers
Engagement session
Online gallery for sharing and downloads
High-resolution, watermark-free edited JPEG images for prints
One large leather Heirloom Album (30 pages)

Collection Four // 7800
Twelve hours of continuous coverage
Two photographers
Engagement session
Online gallery for sharing and downloads
High-resolution, watermark-free edited JPEG images for prints
One large leather Heirloom Album and two medium linen Heirloom Albums (30 pages)

Collection Five // 9500
This is the all-inclusive, all-day collection which features one large leather Heirloom Album and two medium linen Heirloom Albums (30 pages)
Three photographers
Engagement session
Engagement party / rehearsal dinner coverage
Online Gallery for Sharing and Downloads
High-resolution, watermark-free edited JPEG images for prints

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

I am currently the only photographer at Chris Ferenzi Photography, so yes, I will be photographing your wedding (along with a second photographer if that’s included in the package you choose). However, I am considering offering the option for an associate photographer in the future.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

I charge the federal mileage rate ($0.56/mile) for any wedding more than 2 hours from DC. I’ll also need lodging for the night for extended travel (I gotta sleep!)

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

Albums and prints can be purchase a la carte, but there are albums included in Collections 3, 4, and 5.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

I deliver photos 8 to 10 weeks after the wedding. That amount of time allows me to carefully select edit the best of the best photos from your wedding. You’ll receive them in an online gallery where you can view, download, and order prints if you'd like.

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

Case by case basis, however in general, the deposit is non-refundable.

Gallery

Awards

WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2021