Photographer - Robert Knapp
- Business: Modern Art Photograph
- Location: Portland, Oregon OR
- Experience: 20 Years
- Photography Types: Engagements, Family, Weddings
- Profile: Modern Art Photograph
- Website: www.modernartphotograph.com
1. Introduction: What's your story?
My Name is Robert Knapp. I grew up in Vermont in a progressive creative area. Photography has always been in the center of my life. First with art and creative projects in my youth. In my late teens I began photographing family portraits at ski resorts in Vermont. In my early 20's I moved to Oregon and opened my own family photography studio after a few years my studio changed from family, to advertisements and for the last 20 years almost exclusively wedding photography.
2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?
I photographed my first wedding in 1999. Since then I have photographed over 700 weddings. I am very comfortable at all types of wedding from the small elopement to the large gathering of many hundreds of people. My clientele is diverse and supportive of my push toward creating better work in all circumstances.
3. How would you describe your photography style?
My wedding photography is for the most part a photojournalist style or documentary type of work with elements of fine art and traditional family portraits mixed into each event. The complete story of the wedding day is told from my time at the event as I experience it. Though my camera and lens and with a unique approach to standing aback and letting the event unfold as it will on its own, I am able to offer my clients the ability to really keep the experience of their own wedding day in photographs.
4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?
This is different for each couple.
The best time to book is over a year out. This gives you the choice of the best dates.
The right time to book is when you are ready.
Each couple moves down the list of vendors they require in an order of importance.
For some I rank very high on the list and the wedding date and even venue are dependent on my availability. For some clients I am simply not available because I only photograph one event per day.
5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?
I offer wedding photography from half day, 4 hours, to full day, 8 hours, packages.
In addition to these amounts of wedding day coverage I offer engagement photos, trash the dress photos and bridal photography.
Wedding albums and prints can be purchased through my studio as well.
All packages include all of the photos that were taken.
Photos are usually available within two weeks.
6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?
Robert Knapp is the photographer at Modern Art Photograph. All of the photos in the advertising and on the web page are from Robert.
7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?
Within the Pacific Northwest I do not charge for travel.
If air travel or hotel is required I ask for help with this.
These are usually not necessary.
8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?
Albums can be created a-la-cart or included in a package.
Clients own the rights to the photos, meaning prints and albums can be created third party.
9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?
The camera is digital and the editing is a within photoshop.
Photos are usually edited within two weeks.
Some events can see photos sooner and rarely a little after.
Download is the most common delivery method.
Albums are generally created with a creative back and forth with the client. This process including deliver can take 4-6 weeks from the beginning of the process. Many couples enter the "album creation process" during the holiday rush. This can add to delivery time.
10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?
Deposits are not refundable.
Once the date is booked I am turning away clients for the date.
Deposits can be used on other photography projects like family photos or given as a credit to another family for photography.