•QUESTION:

We're a more traditional couple - do you do traditional photography?

•ANSWER:

While I do follow traditional aspects of wedding photography including family portraits & full ceremony/reception coverage, I strive to never follow a particular pattern or way of doing things at a wedding and always push myself to capture photos that other photographers may never get.  What this means is that I am constantly doing new and exciting things with every couple to insure they never get the same recycled/boring photos.  Creating something unique on your wedding day & at your engagement session is what fuels me.  If you value creativity, photojournalism, art, and spontaneity, we'll get along JUST fine! :)

 

•Question:

My fiance and I would love to sit down and meet with you.  When is the best time?

•Answer:

Most weekends are packed with shoots and weddings for me, so if it's possible, anytime during the week is best.  If you are only available on the weekend, please contact me and we can set up a special appointment that works for both of us.

 

•QUESTION:

How long does it take you to turn-around images from our wedding day?

•ANSWER:

My average turn-around time is between 5-7 weeks.  I have thought about outsourcing my editing/culling to another company (since it's what ultimately takes the most time in my workflow), but I simply do not want to sacrifice quality to shave a few weeks off of a delivery date.  I personally cull & edit every single photo that is delivered to you and would much rather give you a print credit for a late delivery than to delivery you an incomplete gallery that is not a reflection of my brand.

 

•Question:

What size are the images you give to your clients?  What's the DPI?  Are the images watermarked?

•Answer:

All images are given at 4,500px (long side) at a 300 DPI.  These images are unwatermarked and ready to print.  You will also receive another set of social-media sized at 1,125px (long side) that will be perfect for Facebook, Instagram, and more!

 

•QUESTION:

How many images do you deliver per wedding?

•ANSWER:

I take between 100-130 images per hour and deliver a minimum of 50-70 per hour - so, for example, an 8 hour wedding would have a minimum of 400-560 images.

 

•QUESTION:

Wow!  How come you take so many images and only deliver half of them?

•ANSWER:

Well, as a professional, I typically take a burst of 2-4 images of the same scene/moment.  This helps to guarantee that my auto-focus is accurate, that I catch a good expression on the subject, and that eyes aren't shut.  Because of this, instead of delivering 5 images in a row of the same moment/scene, I cull it down to the best image and deliver that one instead! :-)

 

•Question:

Have you taken all of the photos on your website?

•Answer:

All of the content on Justice Photography (aside from blog posts, where sometimes a second photographer will be present) has been taken by Sage Justice.  

 

•Question:

Your photos remind me of film.  What is your editing style like?

•Answer:

While I do love incorporating vivid, vibrant colors, I also enjoy editing my work to make it appear as if it was shot with film.  This includes slight image grain, different color hues, light leaks, and clipped blacks & whites -- all while maximizing the dynamic range shown in each photograph.

 

•Question:

What is your photographic style?

•Answer:

I am heavily inspired by photojournalism and traditional wedding photography.  What this means is that while I do love taking "posed" photos of you and your loved one, I make it a point to always look for the little interactions and moments that are candid.  If you look at my complete sets of work, you will find many, many emotional and captivating images that can only be captured through photojournalism.

 

•Question:

Do you have a business license for Justice Photo?

•Answer:

Yes!  JusticePhoto.com is a licensed business in the state of California.

 

•Question:

How do you ensure that the photos you take are are backed up and safe from fire or accidental deletion?

•Answer:

To ensure that your images are safe within our care, we take quite a few precautions.  Our cameras allow dual memory cards to be used, meaning one photo is being written to two different memory cards during your wedding, in case of failure.  When the photos arrive back in the office, they are backed up and synchronized to two different hard-drives.

 

•Question:

What about a backup camera?  Do you have one?

•Answer:

I shoot with a Nikon D5 (Nikon's top-of-the-line camera used in the Olympics) and always have a Nikon D750 in my bag as an emergency backup.

 

•Question:

How many images do you deliver per hour for your wedding & event photography?

•Answer:

If there is only one photographer present, 50-70 images per hour can be expected, at minimum.

 

•Question:

My Uncle Bob said that he could shoot our wedding because he has a professional camera.  Why should we pay you instead of letting him do it for free?

•Answer:

Unlike your family member, I do this for a living.  I own every lens suited for a wedding, off-camera lighting to make your photos pop, professional editing software, and multiple cameras.  Also, I work 100% of the time while on the job, unlike a family member that may want to "have a few drinks" while celebrating and miss important candids.

 

•Question:

That's a good enough answer for me!  What about another photographer we found online?  He/she wants to charge us $1,000 less than what you are asking.  Why choose you?

•Answer:

Throughout the years, I have asked myself this.  Why choose me?  Over the years that I have been photographing weddings and portraits, I have learned both crucial information and how to anticipate photographs that can never again be created.  What this mean is, I have a set way of doing and looking at things.  I make sure that not a single moment is wasted and I am always looking for something new to photograph.  I am observant, and with that quality, I catch moments due to anticipation.  Example; that tear your significant other is about to wipe from your cheek?  Got it.  That cake you're about to smear all over their forehead afterward?  Got that, too.

 

•Question:

How long are your typical photoshoots?

•Answer:

My photoshoots range in length from one hour to three - All depending what you want and where you want it.

 

•Question:

I saw a photo of yours that I really liked.  Is it possible to duplicate that exact image?

•Answer:

Due to the nature of on-location shoots, it's almost always impossible to duplicate a specific shot because of lighting variations.  I do, however, promise that we will get amazing photos from our session that will not only be unique, but also fitting to your character and style.

 

•Question:

Okay, well how about Pinterest?

•Answer:

While I definitely encourage you and your fiancee to check out various styles and types of photos on Pinterest, I personally do not like copying other artist's work.  Like I said in the previous question, it is my job to create fun, original, and amazing images from scratch that you will be sure to love.

 

•Question:

What back-up plan do you have to assure us that any photography event will be shot on schedule?

•Answer:

I have high-end, quality photography gear that has never failed on me.  Additionally, I have a backup camera and other gear to ensure that all of your images will be professionally captured on time and the moment they happen.

 

•Question:

Where are you located?

•Answer:

I am located in San Diego, California, but will be more than happy to travel anywhere in Southern California to shoot with you.