What style do you typically shoot your weddings?
Our style is a combination of editorial and photojournalism. Editorial? What is that you say? Editorial is style similar to that of a magazine. Majority of the day we use the fly on the wall approach. We absolutely love watching each wedding day as it unfolds. From putting on your wedding dress to the candids of the bridal party, when you first see your forever, the formal portraits, to your first dance as husband and wife….we are telling your story your way!

What should I look for when searching for my wedding photographer? What is the most important thing I should consider?
First and foremost you should always communicate with your wedding vendors (by email, phone, in person, etc…), did you get a good vibe? Is it someone you are comfortable with? Or was it weird? Do you share the same vision? Did they talk about themselves or their services? They should be interested in you; how you envision your big day. Don’t settle for less. Your photographer is with you through your entire wedding day. Only makes sense to have someone you are comfortable with. You’ve waited your entire life for this day, do your homework.

What are some important questions I should ask all of my potential wedding photographers?
What is your style when shooting a wedding? Do you have backup equipment to your main equipment? Do you have liability insurance coverage? How many hours of wedding day coverage do you provide? Do you have a backup plan if you have an emergency situation or you get ill and can’t shoot my wedding?

Do you have a list of photos that I want taken throughout the day? Do you guarantee any shots at a wedding?
We have a wedding list that we provide that includes lists of family members and your bridal party. We recommend that formals are done after the ceremony. These formals include immediate family and any friends you believe should be included in a photo on your big day. The remainder of the day is documented in a journalist style. Any specific shots must be discussed the day of the wedding before any photography takes place. We will do our best to but cannot guarantee any shots. If you find a photographer who gets to know you and your fiancé’ they should get all the important shots that shouldn’t be missed.

What’s the best time of day to do bride and groom portraits the day of the wedding?
Depending on the time of the year the sun sets at different times. The location of the weddings also matters. You want to try and do your bridal portraits 2-2 1/2 hours before sunset. Mid-day light is highly unflattering. You can take the high-noon portraits but waiting for the hour before sunset will make the world of difference!

How long would I need for portraits on my wedding day?
For immediate family portraits we reserve 20-30 minutes depending on how many family members are involved. For the bridal party portraits we reserve 30 minutes depending on the size of your bridal party. Bride and groom photos we reserve 30 minutes minimum. Anything less than this will be rushed and stressful. If you want a wide variety of locations, and different poses we’d recommend 45 minutes.

What is the turnaround time for wedding photos?
Deliver of wedding day images is 8-12 weeks, unless other arrangements have been made. This estimate is pending the approval of any albums.

How many images are included? Do I receive them on cd or external hard drive?
An average 8 hour wedding without an assistant is 400-600 edited images. We provide your high resolution images on a cd unless discussed prior.

When I get my disc, do I own the rights to my wedding photos?
Many people are confused by this. Your photographer, in most cases, always retains the rights to their photos. Meaning, the photographer has the right to use their photos for publishing on their blog, website, competitions, or other…When we provide our images on a cd for our clients they receive a print release or a reproduction release. This release entitles them to print any of the images to any size or quantity they chose. Our clients can share the images with family and/or friends and print them for display in their home. The release does not entitle any one to alter, or edit in any way, enter contests or try to sell them.

Can I post my wedding/session photos to my Facebook, wedding website, personal blog, Google+, etc…?
YES! We do ask that you please post a photo credit.

How do you edit your photos on your blog and website…is it what you see is what you get?
All of our wedding photos are fully edited and given a basic treatment. We have a very natural shooting style and we encourage you to take a look around the website and the blog. These images represent who we are and what you get when you book with Anna and ZoroPhoto

Do you provide the unedited RAW files?
We do not. Each image is corrected for color, white balance and exposure. We do not let any image leave the studio before it is fully edited.

How do you process your images? Do you do any black and white images with color-spotting? Or vintage effects/toning? Sepia?
We go through every single image and decide if it should be in color or black and white. Unless discussed prior. Majority of our images are in color. Black and white is used to add even more emotion to images. Vintage effects are not a service that we provide. If it’s something you are interested in we can refer you to another local photographer who may better suit your needs.

What is the turnaround time for albums?
It depends on when we can get corrections and approval of the design.

What type of albums do you offer your brides?
We offer gorgeous handcrafted fine art coffee table style albums for our brides.

Will my wedding get blogged?
We try to blog every wedding, time permitting. We do our best to show case our favorites from every session or wedding on our blog. Our main goal is to get all of our wedding and portrait clients their images on time. Because of this we just can not guarantee that every wedding or portrait session get blogged.

Is it important to do an engagement session?
An engagement session is perfect for couples who are nervous about taking pictures. It is a great way for us to get to know each other. Also both of you and your significant other can get used to posing alone and together. Once your wedding is here you will know exactly what to do.

My wedding is not in the U.S.A, do you travel?
YES! We love to travel! Our passports are current and always stay current. So we are ready to pick up and go at any time.

What additional fees are involved if I need you to shoot my destination wedding?
We charge actual travel costs for me and an assistant. For weddings in the United States outside of Wisconsin, we charge for 2 roundtrip airfare, hotel for 2 nights, transportation, and food/misc. Please inquire for weddings outside of the United States.

I just got engaged and am starting the wedding planning process. I have no idea where to even begin!
First things first, pick a venue and lock in your wedding date. To ensure you get the photographer you want, we’d recommend this is your second decision you make. After that, it’s all about the details. If you have any questions on whom we’ve worked with in the past that we could recommend check out our vendor’s page. You can also check out wedding blogs for inspirations. We recommend, Wisconsin Bride, Green Weddings Shoes, and Style Me Pretty. You can also create inspiration boards on Pintrest. Then you have everything in one place instead of in a binder (although I love my binder). We also have a wedding board where we share ideas we have found as well.

I want to book you for my wedding date! What do I need to do??
Email Anna at zorophoto@gmail.com, and let me know your wedding date.
Anna will email you a small questionnaire and request that we speak over the phone, meet at my home studio in Nelsonville or Skype. If we can’t do either, we can also stick to emailing if that is your preference. If we both feel that we are a good fit, then we can proceed to booking. In order to hold your wedding date, we require a $1,000 non-refundable retainer fee and a signed contract is required. The remaining balance is due 1 month before your wedding day.

Preferred Vendors

Florist
Flowers of the Field by Sandy Ostrowski 715.693.8800
Evolutions in Design 715.849.2586
Tomorrow River Floral Design 715.824.5222

DJ
Bob Hall Entertainment 715.675.1396
DJ Shaun Anthony 920.217.4065

Wausau Venues
Rib Mountain State Park
Jefferson Street Inn
Yawkey House Museum

Hair Stylist
Terredae Salon

Insurance
Community Insurance, Amherst www.community-insurance.com