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THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! WE WON THE WEDDINGWIRE COUPLES' CHOICE AWARD FOR 2015!!
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Every wedding is unique and has different needs. We don't ask that you fit your unique, one-of-a-kind wedding day into a one size fits all cookie cutter wedding package. Please call or email us today to setup an appointment for a quick 10-15 minute interview over the phone. On the same day of your interview we will go to work putting together your custom wedding package and email you all the details of your wedding contract for you to take your time to look over (we always try to be 100% transparent with no surprises here). If all the details of your wedding contract is to your satisfaction we can go from there by setting an appointment to finalize your contract at Ken Thomas Photography Studio (34A Union St. South, Concord N.C. 28025) or we are more than happy to finalize the contract by phone and email, whichever is more convenient for you. A $300 deposit is required at the time of finalization of your contract and your balance paid 2 weeks prior of your wedding date. Call us any day from 9 AM till 8 PM.
We look forward to speaking with you!
With more than 20 years of photography experience and over 300 weddings shot, you will have the peace of mind that your most important day is entrusted to an professional. You will receive beautiful, high quality images that capture your precious memories.
Before Your Dream Day Bridal Portrait Session
Before Your Dream Day Engagement Portrait Session
Engagement and Bridal Portrait Special
While the majority of my work is in the North & South Carolina regions, I am also available to travel anywhere to photograph your wedding or special event. For a quick 10 mintue quote over the phone or to set an appointment to see my work in person, please call me any day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. or email me at any time.
In the course of a wedding day a wedding photographer is an architectural photographer, documenting the wedding location; a portrait photographer, flattering the wedding day key players; a product photographer, shooting a close-up of the wedding rings; and a photojournalist, telling the story of your special day with pictures.
Online ordering and proofing Gallery.
Real photographic paper, no inkjet here.
You receive the copyright release.
Included with any portrait or wedding package. Photo gallery APP for your mobile device to view and share your pictures.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
Not just a wedding photographer
We justed wanted to let you know we enjoyed your photos of our wedding day..You really captured every moment important to us. We wish you the best!! May God grant you the desires of your heart.
Much love and appreciation,
I just wanted to let you know what a great time Scott and I had taking pictures with you on our wedding day. You are a very talented individual and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
Mr. & Mrs. Scott Young
Just wanted to drop by and say again that we LOVE our pics. Everyone talks about how beautiful they are and we are very happy. Thanks for all your work!!!
Ken! The pictures are awesome! (We really didn't expect anything less!) Even my dad was telling someone at church (before we got them back) that "if he did half the job on the wedding that he did on their engagement and her bridal pictures, they are going to be perfect!"
So you have ALL THUMBS UP from the Parker, Hayes, and Jackson families!!!
Thank you again for everything!
Hello Ken, Thank you so much for everything that you did. The wedding album you made for us is wonderful, everyone says they never seen anything like it before. I appreciate all the hard work that you put into it. I am glad to see that my best friend booked you to do her wedding, I knew that she would after she saw my album.
We will be telling everyone about you.
Jacqueline and Matt
Ken, I wanna thank you so much for the wedding pictures you took..They are so beautiful, everyone loves them..I sent Shannon some in Afganistan, he said to tell you " Good Job, Thank you"..We both wanna thank you again..Job well done..
We just love our new engagement photos. We were so worried about how they would turn out because we arent always the most photogenic pair, but you made us so comfortable -- it really shows!
Thanks again, and cant wait til you capture the wedding!
-Jessica & Ryan
The photos were outstanding!! Everyone loves them and we can't express in words how happy we are with them!! Thanks for going above and beyond to not only take great pictures but to make everyone comfortable! As I said before, JR and I have and will recommend you to anyone who is needing photos!
JR & Amanda Davis
The pictures were wonderful and were a great price. Very good quality, everyone loves them! Thanks so much, we have will be recommending you to anyone we know that is getting married.
Mandy and Corey
We just received the photo album and everything looks great!!! They look good on-line and even better in person. You went above and beyond our expectations.
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Choosing a Wedding Photographer
1. Make a Match
When choosing a wedding photographer, you should consider each professional's style. Wedding photographers specialize in all different kinds of styles, so it's best to ask plenty of questions regarding their specialties. For instance, some photographers work best with environmental shots while others are great at capturing action and movement. Some shutterbugs may work exclusively with black and white film and others prefer color. Before you call around to schedule a consultation, determine what details are most important to you for what you would like your photographer to be able to do.
2. Wrangle up Referrals
A great way to find quality service providers is to ask around for referrals. This is also true for finding a wedding photographer. Contact friends and family to see who they’ve used for their wedding, and look through their photo albums to get a feel for the strengths and weaknesses of the photographers they hired. If you’re having trouble finding someone through word of mouth, use the Internet as a go-to source for discovering wedding photographers in your area. Most photographers have Web sites where clients can browse galleries of their work. If you like what you see, don’t hesitate to call and schedule a time to meet with the wedding photographer you desire.
3. Review Their Work
All photographers should have a portfolio of their work. Ask to see this when you schedule your visit. It's important to look at an entire body of work, as well as snapshots and single pictures to ensure the photographer's consistency.
Some things to look for when reviewing a wedding photographer's portfolio are: Does he or she use good lighting?
Does he or she capture a variety of poses in each shot (sitting, standing, walking, etc.)
Are photos of professional grade/quality?
Does each album convey a different theme and mood, or do they all look the same?
4. The Right Equipment
Brush up on your photography lingo to find out the type of equipment photographers use. Many photographers are discontinuing the use of film and turning to digital cameras, due to its on-the-spot viewing features and editing capabilities. However, there are wedding photographers who continue to use film as their tried and true format. If you choose a photographer who shoots in digital, ask if they are able to upload wedding photos to the Web so that your friends, family and other guests can browse your gallery online.
5. Price Points
The price of a seasoned wedding photographers can run you upwards of several thousand dollars. Prices typically include time spent shooting pictures at the wedding and/or reception, photo development, retouches and edits, and creating the wedding album. If you are working with a limited budget, ask about pricing of basic packages that include pictures from a standard shot list. Some wedding photographers work by the hour, so it's best to ask them to come only at designated times.
6. Before You Sign . . .
With any service agreement, there should be a written contract stating the services you are to receive, costs associated with services and all other important details. Your wedding photography contract should also state the time you would like the photographer to arrive at the desired locations, and addresses where the ceremony and reception will take place.
As you can see, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wedding photographer. However, following these steps will keep you on track while searching for a wedding photographers to commemorate your wedding day.
SOURCE: Perfect Wedding Guide