What equipment do you use?
I use the best Nikon cameras and lenses and always bring backup equipment. I also shoot film and bring 2 film bodies if this has been included in your wedding collection.
What do you wear?
We mostly wear black or darker clothes with cute but comfy shoes or sandals. In the warmer months, the ladies will wear a pretty sun dress and throw a sweater on to avoid exposed shoulders.
Do you charge for travel or multiple locations?
If your actual wedding is more than an hour from Sea Girt, NJ or in a major city then travel fees may apply. If you are traveling to different locations on the wedding day itself for your portraits, we do not charge to travel around with you and shoot.
How many pictures do we get?
KSS is proud to say that we are one of the only photography studios in the tri-state area that will give you all of the photos that we capture! We will remove ones that are not so flattering but for the most part you will get them all! On average you’ll receive about 2,000 photos!
Will our photos be retouched?
All the images we provide to you are edited for color, exposure and clarity. Skies will be blue, grass will be green and your skin will not be orange.
We don't see any black and white photos on your website, will we get some when we get our photos back from you?
Yes! When you get all of your images back from us you will see quite a few black and white ones mixed in. We don't have them on our website as they do not match the aesthetic, theme or colors of our current design.
When will we get our pictures back?
You proofs are normally ready in about 8-10 weeks from your actual wedding date as we ask for time to properly review each and every image and edit them appropriately. We will have "teaser" photos up for you on our social media accounts the same week of the wedding most times!
Will we own the copyright to our photos and can we print or share them wherever we want?
Yes for sure! Upon receiving your images, you will also get a full print release.
Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. We have liability insurance and we’ll be happy to provide your venue with proof of coverage if they request it.
Do you work with an assistant or 2nd photographer?
Yes you will have 2 photographers at your wedding. Kiamarie is the main photographer and will be with the ladies for prep photos and someone from her team will be with your fiancé. All KSS photographers have been with the company for many years and shoot in the same style that you see on the website currently.
How long have you been photographing weddings?
Kiamarie personally has been shooting weddings since 2008 and most of her staff has been with her since 2009!
What is your style of photography?
We are often referred to as "light and airy" photographers. We love the look and feel of warm sun as it gives the human form a beautiful glow.
Do you only shoot in natural light?
Although we love to be outside mother nature does not always cooperate so lovely. For this reason, we will use flash when needed on your wedding day. We also use flash on camera and off camera during your church ceremony or reception as the insides of churches and venues need extra light to help us capture this portion of your day.
What makes your work different from other photographers' work?
We take all of our photos in intimate, relaxed settings and try to use natural lighting as often as possible. Our sessions are candid and fun!
I have some ideas I saw on Pinterest, can I show them to you?
Absolutely but we kindly ask that you chose 5 of your favorites. With all that goes on during our time together, it is hard to recreate too many Pinterest styled images.
Will we get featured in a magazine or online blog?
Although many of our weddings and engagements do get featured, this is not something that is guaranteed. Most publishers are interested in colorful, uniquely designed, authentic weddings! Try to be different and think outside of the box for yours!
Will you help me figure out a timeline?
We would love to! The day runs smoother if we have a clear plan in place. Together we will figure out arrival and departure times of your photographers and all the other times that things will be happening throughout the day so you can pass this info on to the bridal party, family, hair, makeup, limo or shuttle drivers, the venue for cake cutting, etc. Kiamarie personally starts the timeline planning with her Brides 60 days before the actual wedding.
Do you do photograph elopements?
Of course! Depending on availability and the number of hours you have set aside for photography, we have special rates for weekday weddings and elopements.
Do you have a list of preferred vendors to use?
We sure do! From wedding coordinators to florists and DJ's, we have worked with some of the best companies in the industry and would be happy to share their information with you! You can find them on our site by clicking on the "Vendors We Love" tab at the top of this page.
We are having a destination wedding, do you travel?
Yes! We love destination weddings and have been lucky enough to travel all over the world shooting weddings. Send us more information on your travel plans and we will create a custom wedding collection to suit your needs.
How do we book our wedding day with KSS?
We require a small retainer and together we electronically sign a wedding contract. The balance is due 30 days before your actual wedding date. You're able to make your own payment plan if you wish and send in money as you would like. You will have an online account to keep track of payments you make and your balance due.