What is your photographic style?
My photography style is photojournalistic with a slight Illustrative side.
Photojournalistic style photography means that rather than focusing only on posed pictures, I follow you and your guests throughout the wedding day, capturing events as they unfold in order to tell the story of your wedding. While I am ever-present for the all-important shots, I tend to fade into the background most of the time in order to get those candid, unposed, shots.
Illustrative style photography means I place you together in an interesting environment. If necessary, I will offer suggestions along the way to cuddle, kiss, embrace etc., but as time goes on, my clients start to relax and enjoy themselves. Illustrative captures some of the spontaneity of candid's while offering the technical control of posed shots.
"Chelle Shots" is an interesting name, how do you pronounce it?
It's pronounced like 'Shell Shots' after my first name, Michelle.
Do we get the full size digital image files or reduced size?
The digital image files you will receive will be high-resolution files that are yours to share and can be used for reprinting of enlargements.
Do you do events beyond Girdwood or the Mat-Su Valley?
Yes! Ask us how we can modify our package for your needs.
Digital or film? What equipment do you use?
Digital, we utilize Canon 5D Mark III full frame cameras and a variety of professional grade lenses. We also bring off-camera lighting equipment for use as needed.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event a day?
We dedicate the entire day to your wedding and never book another shoot or event on a wedding day. It is possible that we may book multiple Senior, Engagement, or other smaller shoots on a single day, but never on a wedding day.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
We provide a handful of "photographers pick" shots via Facebook, Google+ and Instagram by the very next morning. Photos are processed within 8 weeks of an event.
I would like to reserve my date, now what?
We are currently booked for the 2015-2016 season.
What type payments do you accept?
Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover Card, Check or Cash
Why do some of these photos look familiar? Are they really yours?
Yes, I do own the copyrights for all photos on my site. In the past I've worked at events in conjunction with Alaska Photography and Design. There may be pictures from the same events on both sites.
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