Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is your background? How did you get to where you are today?
A: I went to Boston University for photojournalism, and upon graduating I went a slightly different route. I did a lot of freelance commercial and food photography before going into a full-time in-house photographer role at a national jewelry company. Missing my photojournalism roots, I left that role to start my own photography business with a focus on weddings.
Q: How many years have you been capturing weddings?
A: I have worked over 60 weddings and counting. I just finished up my fourth season of wedding photography in 2018, and my photography business is celebrating it’s fourth anniversary on April 1st, 2019.
Q: Where are you located?
A: I am based out of Brookline, Massachusetts, but travel all around New England, New Orleans (where my parents live and I visit often), and beyond for weddings. I love to travel, and I am also available for destination weddings. In fact in 2018, I captured my very first destination wedding in Samerberg, Germany (in Bavaria about an hour outside of Munich) and had a total blast capturing it.
Q: What is your photography style?
A: I work very hard to capture the emotions and feelings of the day in the most beautiful way possible. The term for this style is "lifestyle wedding photography." I scout your wedding locations before the wedding day to know where the light will be, and the best backgrounds for different shots during the day. This allows me to document the day photo-journalistically with a beautiful, editorial look.
Q: What makes you different than other photographers?
A: I really love to get to know my clients on a deeper level. My company is not a wedding photography machine, and I take only 20-25 wedding clients each year because I want to have a very personal relationship with each couple. By getting to know each other, I have a better understanding of how to best capture your love story. In addition to this I create a streamlined photography timeline ahead of time, and scout out your wedding day venues ahead of time. This means that your wedding day will be just about your love for each other and celebrating it with your loved ones.
Q: How many weddings do you shoot per year?
A: I capture between 20 and 25 weddings per year. I like to keep that number low because I really want to get to know each of my amazing couples. Being your photographer for your wedding is such an intimate role, and I want to make sure that we know each other well so that I can tell your love story in the most honest, unique way possible.
Q: Do you offer a second photographer?
A: Yes!! I love working with my group of favorite second photographers, and second photographer coverage is included in multiple packages. This is a great way to get coverage of parts of the day where multiple things are happening at once. An example of this is when I am shooting photography of family formals, you may want photography coverage of your guests at the cocktail hour at the same time.
Q: How do we book you as our photographer?
A: You can contact me through this contact form or via email at email@example.com. I will send you my pricing and collections details. A 50% retainer fee and a signed contract are required to get your wedding day officially on the calendar.
Q: When do we receive our images after the wedding?
A: You will receive your wedding images via your password protected online gallery within four to six weeks after your wedding.
Q: How many images do we receive
A: I capture about 70-100 images per hour. After editing for the best photos you will receive approximately 500-800 images for an eight hour wedding day.
Q: How do we receive our images?
A: You will receive your wedding images via your password protected online gallery. You can view, download, print, and share images from this gallery. These images are hi-resolution and un-watermarked, I want you to show your images in the best quality and I feel that watermarking the images will hinder the beauty of the photos.
Q: Do we have permission to share images online?
A: Definitely! All I ask is that you credit Ellysia Francovitch Photography in the caption when sharing on social media.
If you have any more questions that I haven't covered here, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.