Working with John
On your wedding day, you will spend more time and be up close and personal with you photographer than any other vendor. More than anything else, your photos will be the main way to preserve and cherish your wedding day memories. As you can see, choosing your photographer is one of the most important wedding decisions you can make.
It can be hard to sort through all the hype and marketing material to find a photographer that will do a great job for you and provide for your wedding photography needs. With this in mind, I put together this page to give you helpful information as well as a behind the scene look at the inner workings of my wedding photography studio to help in your decision making process.
A successful wedding photography experience is contingent upon three different parts working in smooth continuity. To help you better understand and take a closer look into what I call “The Wedding Photography Experience” lets break the experience down into three distinct parts.
Part 1) THE PRE-WEDDING DAY PLANNING
Many couples try their best to plan out there wedding day but most have never done this before and it is not an easy task. Because I go this every week, I know what to expect and look out for. The experience and value I can provide the couples I work with is invaluable. I have experience in every type of wedding and spend considerable time with my couples including 3 consultations leading up to your wedding day to help you in the planning of your wedding day.
Planning can make all the difference in creating a beautiful collection of wedding images. I work with you to create a shoot and portrait list to get all the shots you want. I also craft a timeline that will provide the best lighting conditions and proper allocation of time for all the shots you require as well as a smooth flow on your wedding day. I also scout your locations prior to your wedding if I haven't been there before to find the best spots for your photos. I also check sunset times and angles to help plan the best time and location for your wedding day photos. I really have your covered!!
I meet and check in with you numerous times before your wedding as your wedding plans come together and solidify. I go over your timeline, looking for any red flags and helping make any necessary changes so that everything will turn out great on your special day. These meetings can be done in person, on the phone or via skype. I also provide referrals for other vendors such as djs, justice of the peace, florists etc., to help make your wedding process easier. I am always a phone call or email away if you need advice or help with anything.
“ I didn't fully appreciate it at the time, but one of the great things about John was that he checked in at various points in the planning process. We knew that the person we were speaking to on the phone was the person who would be photographing our wedding, which was also an added bonus. And the communication over time meant that we didn't have to stress out about directing John on the day - we'd planned the wedding alongside him and he knew the details.” Stephanie A
PART 2- YOUR WEDDING DAY
I will be your photographer and shoot every aspect of your wedding day. All the images on my website were both shot and edited by me so you know the quality and consistency of the work you will be getting. Because it is my own business I am much more vested in everything going great and you having a fantastic wedding experience. I put my heart and soul into the couples I work with and every wedding I shoot.
"Tom and I couldn't have asked for a better photographer for our wedding!! We knew from the very first meeting with John that he was special, and that he was going to capture the most precious memories for us to look back on for years to come. And I must say, did he ever!! This was my first, and hopefully only, wedding, and there was so much that I was absolutely clueless about!! Not only did John walk us thru the process, what to expect from the event and offer some much needed guidance, but he was also my rock when I was indecisive and just plain overwhelmed. So really, he was so much more for me than just our photographer. In addition to having a keen eye for beauty and the professionalism of all his experience, John is just an overall great guy!! He takes the time to get to know you, and he values just how important your special day is to you. It's not just "another job" to him. He actually gets excited with and for you, and puts his all into making beautiful memories for you. And for that, Tom and I are truly grateful, and would absolutely recommend John Munno Weddings to anyone and everyone who is looking for that amazing experience!!" Demetra M
All through the day I'm looking out for you, making sure you get all the photos you need and everything goes smooth. I know when to step in and take charge to provide direction and when to step back into the background to document candid moments and capture the natural unfolding of your wedding.
Because I have worked with you through the planning process and rehearsed your wedding over and over it becomes like muscle memory to me. I know what is coming up and what to look out for. That, coupled with my years of experience allows me to successfully help you through the day getting all the great shots you want with a smooth pace and flow.
I go the extra mile including making sure everything is running on time; organizing and gathering all the groups and making sure your portraits are complete. I work in conjunction with your make-up artists, florists, priests/officiants, djs, and venue coordinators throughout the day to make sure all goes well. Need a shoulder to cry on, a calming and reassuring voice or a good laugh and a smile? I do that too!
Weddings are one of the most challenging forms of photography due to their inherent time constraints, speed, group dynamics and variable lighting conditions. Weddings require the best equipment and the knowledge and skills to use it. I use professional full frame digital cameras specific for shooting in low light and varied wedding conditions. I carry two cameras on me for most of your wedding which allows me shoot with a wide variety of lenses from different positions and angles to provide the best and varied perspectives for your photos. Many couples comment on how amazed they were with the varied shots angles and photos they received so much so they have coined me the “Photo Ninja”. Many clients comment to me after receiving their photos they had no regrets not having hired a second photographer or videographer.
I take your wedding photography success seriously and bring back-ups of all equipment to your wedding including extra cameras, lenses, flashes, flash triggers etc.
I use a balance of natural light and flash when needed to improve the lighting of receptions and other dark areas and to compliment portraits when needed. I am skilled in using off camera lighting techniques to create more natural looking light with dimension which also allows for the color and ambiance of your reception to come through. Bringing all these skills together, you will have a balanced and beautiful collection of candids, portraits, detail shots and artistic expressions.
"John was an amazing photographer who really helped us plan our day from start to finish, and we absolutely loved his photos! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer, and his prices were incredibly reasonable for the amazing service and number of photos we received. His attention to detail really came through in our first look photos. We got married in a field surrounded by mountains, and John immediately saw the best places to frame our portraits with the mountains behind us. He also captured amazing action shots on the dance floor without getting in anyone's way. He was only one photographer, but all of the views that we got during our ceremony and reception made it look like we had hired an additional photographer. In addition, we did a lot of our wedding DIY, and it was so helpful to talk to John on the phone before the wedding date to help solidify many details that we hadn't considered, like the benefits of a first look and what details were most important to us that day. He wasn't pushy in the least, but he presented the pros and cons of each choice to help us make an informed decision, and he was flexible and accommodating. I would recommend John to anyone in the greater CT area for their wedding!" Erin D
Part 3 EDITING, DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF YOUR PRINTS ALBUMS AND PHOTOS
Care, love and attention go into the editing and processing of every image I shoot, whether it’s for your collection of photos, prints or wedding album. Being the owner of a small wedding company, I am part of every step of the processing of your images. I don’t overbook myself doing only one wedding per week so that every wedding will have the attention, care and time needed. I complete the editing of your photos and delivery of your prints by three weeks after your wedding, even during the busy season.
All your images are carefully and meticulously edited. I don’t outsource my editing as there is more control, quality and consistency this way. I do more in the editing process then many other companies including color correction, exposure correction and cropping of your photos to make their composition be the best. I also remove distracting objects when necessary. I don’t limit the number of photos I deliver to you which averages over 100 photos per hour. I provide you with high resolution images with the printing rights with a full collection in color and a duplicate collection in black and white as well as your own password protected online gallery with print purchasing options.
“John Munno was one of the best wedding vendors we worked with. John was up front about pricing and thorough about what was expected/requested. You won't easily beat his price, and for his enthusiasm and his attention to detail, you won't even come close. He responds to email updates and inquiries so quickly; he may just reset your expectations for working with a vendor. We were surprised to find it really seemed he cared as much as we did, and that can be hard to do every day! He got us our photos much faster than we expected, and they're exactly what we asked for (with options in color and black & white). We enthusiastically recommend John, and we are glad to have worked with him.” David S
Every wedding album is personally designed for you and no two are alike. I offer beautiful wedding albums in a wide variety of price ranges and options to suit every couple and budget. You will amazed at the beautiful albums I will create for you and pleased with my pricing.
Through all these different steps, I am here for you! Because I am the one who is doing the editing and designing your albums there is no middleman or other person to have to work with. This makes for a direct line of communication with fast and accurate results and turnaround and happy couples.
“John did an amazing job photographing our wedding! He was easy to work with through our entire wedding planning process. He arrived early the day of our wedding and stayed until the end of our reception. We received all of our photos a week after our wedding and we even got a few sneak peaks within days of our wedding. I'm still going through the pictures to pick out the best ones for our wedding album but it's hard to choose because we love them all!” Bethany L.
PACKAGES AND PRICING
I provide a wide variety of options from simple hourly packages to all-inclusive packages including wedding albums, engagement sessions and customized wall art. I help you choose and create the perfect wedding package tailored to your unique needs and budget. I may be a bit biased but truthfully I have looked around and found my pricing to be some of the best in the industry for the quality of work and products I provide. I designed it that way. All my packages include unlimited shooting on your wedding day, high resolutions images at least 100/hour with printing rights, online gallery viewing, and 8 x 10 enlargements with packages starting at $1499. I also provide payment plan options to make paying for your wedding as comfortable and easy as possible.
One of my clients so eloquently stated, "When you want a true professional, John Munno is it. He goes beyond being just a photographer; he is a liaison between the dreams of your wedding day and the reality of beautifully captured moments!" Darlene S
I look forward to being your photographer and capturing the beautiful moments of your wedding
John Munno Weddings Mission statement
To provide a refreshing and unique personalized wedding photography experience offering the best of care, quality, attention and service.
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