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Wedding Information - NPT Imaging

Wedding photography is much more than just another one of the many services associated with your wedding, it becomes an important, integral part of your wedding memories. The photographic story of this important day is really what you will have long after the flowers have faded, long after you have celebrated your first anniversary and the cake topper is history, you will have beautiful, wonderful memories of your wedding day to view, right at your finger tips. By choosing to incorporate one of our elegant wedding albums, these memories will remain vivid and archived for future generations. Serious dedication and dependability is what you can expect from NPT Imaging. I strive to provide a fresh, sensitive approach to photography and also to the business side of photography so that you realize maximum value and high quality.

Frequently Asked Questions and Wedding Photography Information
Very personalized, full wedding day coverage. Coverage options are linked to our various pricing and packages. I am very liberal with time frames and open to creating customized packages specifically to match your schedule on your wedding day. I arrive on site well ahead of scheduled times just to make sure that ample time is available for the optimal placement and set up of equipment. I utilize an assistant at most weddings. Once set up and the shooting of the formal portraits begins my assistant maintains the flow by having the subjects ready for the various groupings and is quick with any last minute hair or make up retouching. Our packages are structured to allow ample time for posed formal shots before your actual wedding service, coverage during the service, finalize remaining posed portraits, and complete reception coverage, highlighting all of the special moments and capturing even the small details of flowers, food and decorations.

My goal is to make you feel comfortable about our presence with cameras and lighting equipment. Many couples are not fully at ease and confidant while being photographed. Our style and manner will naturally put you and your families at ease while being photographed and you will soon be enjoying the attention. After all, this is your day and you are the star. Weddings and families go together, we mix patience and persistence to get the poses and family groupings that are important to you.

What options are offered for Proof Photographs?
Proofs are representations of finished prints. Proofing options are based on the various package options. A typical wedding will generate 300 or more proof photographs.

Web Hosting and On-line Print Ordering of Your Wedding Pictures.
NPT Imaging will host the proof images of your wedding on-line. The reaction to having your wedding pictures on-line has been so positive that all of our options include this feature. Imagine…your own wedding picture web site! Easy to access by your family and friends this is an excellent way to share your wedding memories with distant relatives and friends. In addition your family and friends can order their own prints through our web-hosting feature. This relieves you of the responsibility as well as providing the convenience so that your family and friends can order directly from home or work. Proofs will be available on-line for 120 days after your wedding date.

Who will be the Actual Photographer and What about Backup Equipment?
We arrive at your event location fully prepared and utilize professional equipment with backup of everything. Thomas Nance will be your photographer. I do have alliances with several other professional photographers and assistants that will be utilized in an emergency situation.

Bridal Portrait Sessions
This is a portrait session in a studio or environmental setting or even at the actual wedding location or Chapel. There are so many time constraints placed on the bride and Groom on the actual wedding day that even when time is allotted for formal portraits prior to your wedding, there will almost always be a rush or interruptions as family and friends arrive for the wedding ceremony, or perhaps the facility imposes time limitations. When shooting the posed formal shots after the wedding there is always the stress of knowing that 200 guests are waiting for the Bride and Groom to arrive at the reception. A bridal portrait session does not totally replace the posed formal shots taken at a wedding. There will still be groupings with the bridal and groom's parties and family groupings that will be taken at the wedding. The real benefit of a separate session such as this is that there is so much more time that can be spent on these very important portraits, you will look your best with out the distractions. Total attention is focused on you the Bride and the Groom only in a relaxed atmosphere with out a rush. These are the ultimate prints that will adorn your walls and mantle and will be the showcase of your wedding prints. You will not have the stress and excitement of your wedding day during these portraits, we will be completely able to apply creative options and techniques, maybe you even want to try out different hair styles, time is a relaxing luxury during these bridal sessions. This also serves as a trial run for make up, hair, dress, and shoes.

Travel and Destimation Weddings
I am available for travel to your wedding. I have photographed several out of state events both through ground transportation and air travel. Expenses for travel out side of the Greater Louisville, KY area are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Basic package prices apply to weddings in the Louisville area only.

I like what I have seen, what would be the first step in booking NPT Imaging?
Saturdays are the prime days for Weddings; the first step is to make sure that we are not yet booked for your date. Call 502-592-4203 to check available dates. Date are not held or confirmed until a signed contract and retainer fee is received.

An important note: Often I hear concerns from prospective brides about photographers that book weddings back to back on the same day. I feel that this would lead to potential problems in my workflow and this does not fit the model of personal attention that we strive to provide. We book one wedding per day, which allows us to fully concentrate on your event.

Are Engagement Portraits Available?
An Engagement Portrait Session includes prints from your Engagement Session as well as a digital image file for newspaper submission. Engagement Session proofs are provided via Internet Proofing. Engagement sessions have proven to be a great way to provide you with great pictures for newspaper submissions and allow a wonderful opportunity for interaction with the wedding couple.

What Types of Wedding Albums does NPT Imaging Offer?
Having done extensive research into Wedding Albums I explored both what I liked and also what I did not like. Current modern album design is more exciting than ever with the use of digital techniques, album pages can be created and reviewed via Internet viewing so that you are assured that the look, style and design is exactly what you want. Plus, you can review proposed layouts from the comfort of home or work. I have found the methods and materials of Zookbinders® Photo Albums to be more pleasing than all others. These albums are very unique, distinctive, and artistic and definitely not you’re Grandmother's Photo Album. Nearly all-handmade construction, the glove leather cover can only be described as sensuous. Photographs are hand mounted onto pages, then protected from abrasion and fingerprints by a protective laminate. With prints sealed into the pages this album with certainly become a family heirloom. Each page with photographs mounted on both sides becomes nearly 1/8" thick. Page edges are gilded in gold, silver, white or black. Several choices are available in cover colors. Each side of each page can be creatively comprised of a single print or up to 12 smaller prints and just about anything in-between is creatively possible. Other size albums are also available.

How much of a retainer fee does NPT Imaging Require?
To definitely confirm the date a signed contract along with a retainer fee of $500 is required. Dates are not held on a tentative basis. The retainer fee amount applies to the balance of your overall wedding coverage package. Full payment of any balance is due one week before the wedding date.

What are Reception Cards?
These are wallet sized prints, die cut with unique rounded corners that can be created with your pictures, poem or phrase also the newlywed's address change, phone numbers, e-mail address basically what ever will fit on this 2.5" x 3.5" card. This provides a special keepsake, take-home memento for your guests as well as passing along the important details of your address change. The pictures used can be from your engagement portrait session or even baby pictures of the bride and groom.

Off - Season Rates?
Other industries offer special pricing during slow periods, car rentals, hotels & resorts and the airline industry, why not wedding photography? Contact us if you are planning a wedding during the months of January, February or March. Some packages may qualify for a discount during these traditionally slow wedding time periods.

NPT Imaging      PO Box 14165      Louisville, KY. 40214      502-592-4203

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