A short Q+A with Windflower's principal photographer, Stephen Downes

Q:  Do you have experience shooting outside the New York area?

A:  I love to travel for shoots.  Places in which I have been fortunate to photograph include London, Paris, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, CA, New England, Seattle, FL, DC, TX, Oklahoma and the Hamptons/Montauk.



Q:  When may we see our pictures?

A:  Without a doubt you will want to see some of your pictures right away.  Therefore, within a few days of your wedding we will provide a link to a password-protected online gallery which will contain a small selection of images for your viewing.  You will receive your complete set of high-res images, including B+W, typically 6-10 weeks after your wedding (and sometimes sooner).



Q:  Will you be available as our wedding approaches to meet and discuss last-minute details?

A:  Yes, absolutely.  I am always available to meet and talk with you. 



Q:  Would you tell us about the packages you offer?

A:  To keep it simple, we offer one amendable package as a starting point:

-  eight hours of wedding day coverage

-  a color and B+W version of your photographs

-  an online gallery of images for sharing with family and friends

-  an online slide show of my favorite images for sharing with family and friends

-  a dvd of your high-res digital negatives

Items such as an engagement portrait session, albums, additional hours and a second photographer may be added at your discretion.



Q:  Do you provide albums?

A:  Yes.  We work with the very best manufacturer in the world to ensure that your wedding albums are gorgeous.     



Q:  What are your travel fees?

A:  I do not charge for travel within Manhattan;  a fee for travel outside of Manhattan would apply.



Q:  What kind of equipment will be used?

A:  I use Canon’s top professional cameras and L-2 series lenses.  All of my equipment is backed up. 



Q:  How many images do we get?

A:  Typically, you will receive approximately 2000-2500 high-res files in color and B+W.



Q:  Is there a time limit as to how long you will stay?

A:  Absolutely not.  We will accommodate any time request.  



Q:  How may we hire/confirm you?

A:  A signed agreement and a retainer of 50% are necessary to reserve your date(s).  


For any other questions or you would like to discuss details with me, please contact us at scd@windflowerphotography.com or (917) 336-4848