Important Questions To Ask Your Dayton, Cincinnati, Or Columbus Wedding Photographer
Can I Search Your Blog To See Sample Images From My Wedding And Reception Venues?
Yes! Use the search box below to search my blog for wedding venues, reception venues, vendors, engagement locations, and more.
Do You Have A Particular Photography Style?
Yes! I specialize in the lifestyle wedding photography style. TheKnot.com (paraphrased) defines it as "mostly candid, some direction, and tons of style." Candid photos are the most sincere, and I work really hard to capture the most creative candid images I can. I may give simple directions to create the most aesthetically pleasing images while maintaining the genuine emotion of the moment. Traditional posed family and bridal party portraits are something that nearly all brides and grooms wish to do, and I always try to make these enjoyable and unique. No matter what your wedding day throws at me, I can create high-quality, stunning, and creative wedding photography for you!
Do You Have A Fun Personality?
Yes! Although I am a professional photographer, I do enjoy keeping the day light and fun. I often ease the bride's stress by telling funny stories from weddings past or suggesting fun images to try. You will be very happy that I am professional yet fun, and my goal is to be one of the friendliest Dayton Ohio photographers.
Will You Be Photographing My Wedding Day?
Yes! Every bride and groom gets Kevin Lush's talent and expertise. Kevin Lush photographs every wedding. For people seeking two photographers, the best thing I can tell you is that I have a reputation for capturing every wedding day moment! I am consistently one of the best Dayton wedding photographers for this reason.
Do You Limit The Number Of Weddings You Photograph Each Year?
Yes! I only book a limited number of weddings per year. By limiting the number of wedding photography shoots each year, I remain fresh and energized and am able to give your wedding my full creative energy.
Do You Photograph More Than One Wedding Per Day?
No! On wedding days, I do not book any other sessions. Your wedding day is solely devoted to you! I believe I stay fresh and energetic for your event by only booking your event on that day.
Are You A Natural Light Photographer?
No! A natural light photographer is a photographer who doesn't use flash or studio lights. These photographers rely upon the sun to light their images. As you can imagine, it is quite difficult to photograph indoor and evening weddings with only sunlight. I use various lighting to create the most dynamic, pleasing, and creative wedding images possible.
Do You Offer Various Wedding Photography Packages?
Yes! I offer two all-inclusive wedding photography packages which are 8 hours and 12 hours.
Have You Ever Photographed At My Wedding And Reception Venues?
Probably! I have photographed more than 150 weddings in Dayton and Cincinnati. I've been to all manner of churches, wedding venues, wedding reception venues, barns, halls, and more. If you would like to know my the pros and cons of your venues, feel free to ask me. Click here to see every Dayton and Cincinnati wedding venue I have photographed.
Have You Ever Worked With Videographers?
Yes! I have worked with videographers from kids with iPhones to multiple professional videographers with lighting and sound equipment. I enjoy spending time with other creatives at weddings, and I often get great ideas from them.
Do You Use Professional Photography Equipment?
Yes! I use professional cameras, flashes, lenses, studio lights, and more!
Should I Do A First Look Instead Of Seeing My Bride/Groom At Ceremony Time?
Yes! It is your decision as to when you see each other. From my vast wedding photography experience, couples who do a special first look are more relaxed and get to spend more time together on their wedding day.
Do You Scout Venues Before My Wedding Day?
No! I have been to almost all Dayton and Cincinnati wedding venues and have photographed more than 160 weddings. I have learned to anticipate every setting and circumstance and enjoy the on-the-job creativity. It keeps me fresh. As I always arrive early to your wedding day location, I have extra time to look around for any other ideas.
Will The Group Photos Be As Boring And Time-Consuming As I Think?
No! I work quickly and am prepared with high-quality equipment. I try to infuse humor into these photos and will do my best to shoot quickly. The bottleneck comes when we have to wait for subjects to arrive. People that will be photographed should be instructed to be at the photo location early and to be ready.
Will I Own The Copyright? / Will I Own My Images?
Yes! A clause in the contract states that both you and Kevin Lush Photography own the rights to the images. You are permitted to use them digitally and in print, perpetually. This applies to wedding and engagement images.
Do You Backup My Images?
Yes! Images are backed up on site, and several off-site backups are made after the event.
Are Digital Images Included In Your Packages?
Yes! Every package since the day I started my business in 2007 has included, free of charge, every image for every bride and groom! Every Dayton wedding photography client and Cincinnati wedding photography client has received every edited image, every time. Your Photos. Your Freedom.
Will I Have To Wait Long To Get My Images?
No! I have always and will always deliver your images within 3 weeks of your wedding day. For engagement sessions, images will be delivered within 48 hours.
Can I See A Full Wedding Gallery From The Past?
Yes! Should you wish to see an entire wedding gallery from the getting ready stage through the end of the reception, please email me. I'd be happy to send you a previous Dayton wedding photography complete gallery. Dayton Ohio photographers should always allow you to see a complete wedding from start to finish.
Do You Keep Backups Of My Wedding Images?
Yes! I keep multiple backups of your images for a minimum of one year.
Will The Photos Be Retouched, Edited, And Color-Balanced?
Yes! I make sure that all of your wedding images look authentic to your day. As I have photographed more than 160 weddings, most of my images are made correctly in the camera. This ensures professional, creative images that require little post-processing work. For the images that do require post-processing, you won't be able to tell them apart from the rest!
Do I Get Every Image You Shoot?
No! Before you receive your images, I will have gone through every image multiple times to remove duplicate images, images that may contain odd facial expressions, blinking, and more. Inevitably at each wedding, there are a few images where someone walked in front of the camera as I was creating a shot. These types of images will also be removed. Typically, you will receive a large number of images, and those will be the highest quality images of your wedding day.
Do You Have A Preferred Number Of Hours I Should Book For My Dayton Or Cincinnati Wedding?
Yes! 90% of my brides and grooms choose the 8-hour package because it provides enough time to cover all wedding events, family photos, and bridal portraits.
Are You Available To Photography My Destination Wedding?
Yes! Please contact me to discuss your destination wedding as every wedding is different. So far I have photographed weddings in Palm Springs, California and Washington D.C. (in addition to the rest in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia)
Are My Wedding And Engagement Photos Posted To An Online Gallery?
Yes! All full resolution images are delivered via an online gallery and are able to be downloaded or shared immediately. Images stay online for at least 90 days, and it is your responsibility to download your own copy. Many Dayton photographers offer online galleries, but not many offer online galleries for the engagement session too!
Do My Images Contain Watermarks Or Logos?
No! Since starting my photography business in 2007, I have refused to watermark any of my images. You own your images, and they will not have logos or text on them.
Do You Have Liability Insurance And A Business License?
Yes! I have liability insurance and a business license from the State of Ohio.
Do You Charge Sales Tax In The State Of Ohio?
Yes. It is required by law in the state of Ohio for all Dayton Ohio photographers and Cincinnati Ohio photographers. "The production of still photographs or prints, motion pictures, the developing of negatives, or the mounting of transparencies in frames to create slides, for a consideration, are sales. Unless the sale is otherwise exempted by law, the entire charge is subject to the sales tax without any deduction on account of the cost of property sold, cost of materials used, labor or service cost, or any other expense." - State of Ohio Department of Taxation