Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why choose Robert Bowen Photography?
A: Robert Bowen Photography was voted, “Among Washington’s Best Photographers”, for the past 15 years by Washingtonian Magazine. Our philosophy is to provide dramatic and compelling images, that captures the love and emotion of your wedding day and to provide exceptional service after the wedding in delivering your previews and a beautiful hand-made wedding album.
Q: Who will photograph my wedding?
A: This is really the best question you can ask. Robert Bowen, with over 22 years of experience photographing weddings, will photograph your wedding along with an associate photographer. It is critical to have two photographers at your wedding to capture different perspectives. For example, you are being introduced in to the ballroom for your reception. One photographer will photograph you entering the room and the other photographer will photograph the quests clapping and cheering. It’s about photographing the action and reaction. This happens many times throughout the wedding day. It is also important for you to know that there are photography studios in the Washington, DC area that have a large team of photographers and often times it isn’t known who will photograph your wedding until a few weeks before your wedding. Are the sample wedding albums that you viewed actually the work of the person who is going to photograph your wedding? It is too important of a day to be left to chance.
Q: What’s your style?
A: Our style is very unobtrusive. With over 22 years of experience we are aware of all of the critical moments and how to capture them unobtrusively. Additionally, though, each wedding has unique photographic opportunities that we are always looking to capture. Our photographic style incorporates environmental portraiture, photojournalism, candid and detail photography. We work very closely with you to determine which styles best fit your needs. Some clients want a lot of family portraits, while other clients want mostly photojournalistic coverage.
Q: How does the album design process work and when will I receive my wedding album?
A: Approximately 7 to 10 days after your wedding, all of your images will be posted to a password protected web site for you to view. Once you have put your favorite images in to the “Favorites” folder, we will design the album and put all of the album pages online for you to view. If you prefer, we can select the images for you and create the design. We know, from experience, which images will best tell the story of your wedding. Once the initial design is complete, we will work closely with you to go over each page to make sure you are happy with the design. Once you approve the design, the album takes 4 weeks to produce and will be delivered directly to your home.
Q: What type of camera do you use and will you bring backup equipment?
A: We use the very best Canon digital cameras and lenses. These cameras are terrific in low light situations, which are prevalent at most weddings. We also bring various types of lighting so that we can produce terrific images in any lighting condition. Backup equipment is a must and we bring it to every wedding. In addition, multiple backup copies are made of your wedding images with on-site and off-site storage.
Q: Do I get the digital files?
A: Yes. A DVD containing all of the high-resolution digital files will be mailed to you within 7 to 10 days following your wedding. You will have full rights to reproduce these files.
Q: What types of packages do you offer?
A: Every wedding package includes:
* Complete set of images posted to a password protected web site
* Custom album design by Robert Bowen
* Color & Black and White coverage
* Complete set of high-resolution digital files
* Unlimited locations on the wedding day
We usually begin the wedding day coverage 2 to 4 hours before the ceremony and continue until the end of the reception.
Q: How can I book you to photograph my wedding?
A: You can go to the “Contact” section of our web site and enter your information. We will contact you within 24 hours to discuss the details of your event. Please feel free to call us at 301-260-2549.