TIMELINE: When planning your timeline for your big day, be sure to communicate with your photographer. A good photographer will be able to help you plan out how much time is needed, not only for taking the pictures, but also to allow for the travel time to get to any photo locations you may decide on. Always keep in mind, it does take time to photograph those beautiful moments, so be sure to allow enough time. You only get one chance to capture the memories of that special day.
EXPERIENCE: When looking at a photographers website, always always always find the “about me” or “bio” section and find out their background and training. When looking for the person to capture the most important day of your life, you want to be sure they are more than a “weekend warrior.” You want to know they are true professionals.
COPYRIGHT: Make sure you own your photos! At Ken Love Photography, whether it is a wedding, senior portrait shoot, family shoot or beyond, every client at the end of the process receives every image in high resolution and the rights to those images to print them anywhere! Do they water mark their digital files? At Ken Love Photography, we let our work speak for itself. We get our work from people asking who took your photos, not from our name floating in your image. You paid for photos, not for free advertising for photographer.
SECURE PHOTOGRAPHER: Don’t wait to book! Good photographers are snatched up for those summer dates pretty far in advance. Always ask if photographer offers any off season discounts or discounts for Friday and Sunday weddings. At Ken Love Photography, we understand you pick some dates trying to keep a budget, and we are here to help! After all, if you can’t have one of those prized summer Saturday dates, why should you have to pay the same price?
QUANTITY: Find out how many photos on average they take at each wedding. Ken Love Photography shoots between four and five thousand images each wedding! And the client gets each and every one of them. If they put a limit on how many pictures they take or they will give you, move on. It is always better to have more; you don’t want to miss that one unique special moment.
EQUIPMENT: Do they have back up equipment? We have four cameras, ten lenses and five flashes with us at each wedding we shoot. No matter what happens, you are covered.
TURN AROUND: How long will it take to get your photos back after your wedding? We have heard horror stories of brides waiting months or over a year for their photos and that is just inexcusable. We have your wedding images retouched and perfect to you within a week after your wedding. You have waited and prepared for this day for some time; you deserve to see the results of your efforts as soon as you can. Plus your photos make wonderful memorable gifts for friends and family.
Ken Love is what is considered a “True” Professional Photographer. Graduating at the top of his class from the Pittsburgh Art Institute and the R.I. School of Photography, trained in the Professional Photo Lab field, assisting top commercial photographers in the country, and having spent 22 years as an award winning newspaper photographer, Ken Love has the true experience and knowledge to take on any photography job big or small. After leaving the newspaper business to start his own business four years ago, Ken has quickly become one of the top wedding photographers in Ohio, along with serving dozens of commercial photography clients and ad agencies.
Ken Love Photography provides high-end services, including photojournalistic wedding photography, senior photos, and family portraiture, including children and pets. He also does model portfolios. Ken has extensive experience shooting professional, college, and high school sporting events that he also applies to photographing youth sports.