Yes, I photograph every wedding personally. Also, every image shown on my website or in person has been photographed by me. Many other photographers (especially large studios) use the bait and switch tactic of showing the work of their best photographers and then sending their lower quality photographers to photograph your wedding.
My background is as a photojournalist with a strong background in digital imaging and editing. I have 20+ years of experience as both a wedding photographer, and a freelance photographer. I also have a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree in fine art/photography from the University of Delaware.
Yes, I do have business liability insurance. If you need any more specifics, I can e-mail you(or the reception location) the details of my insurance policy (a few reception halls require this).
No, I do not have a limit to the number of pictures I take during the wedding day, but I generally shoot between 2000-2500 images. Those 2000+ images are edited down to the most meaningful 750+ images that you receive on your image CD/DVD and proof album.
Because I am using digital photography, I shoot all weddings in color. However, during the editing process after editing your files in full resolution color, I make a separate set of the same images and optimize them in black and white. This means that you get all of your full resolution images in color and black and white with each package.
Every package I offer includes all of the high resolution digital image files, and the rights to reproduce them already. This will allow you to make prints, enlargements, and albums at your own discretion, using any printer or printing service you would like. However, you may also order high quality reprints and enlargements through your web site that I provide for you if you or your guests would like.
One of the main goals of wedding photojournalism is to make every attempt not to distract from the important interactions that take place throughout the wedding day. I use the flash only when necessary, and when I do it is usually indirect flash. I also prefer to stand farther back, if possible, to capture interactions between the bride, groom, friends, and family. Rarely will I ask someone to stop what they are doing to pose; if you or your guests would like to pose, that is not a problem :) .
Yes, I do have backups for all of the essentials including: camera bodies, lenses, flashes, memory cards, and batteries..
A second photographer can be added to any package for $415.00. That second photographer is usually my wife… I like her :)