Maine Wedding Photographer Kim Chapman Photographs weddings in Maine, Boston and Beyond
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FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

After you have chosen your package are ready to proceed, ask me to e-mail you a contract.  The contract will have three parts....a simple questionnaire, a short contract with an e-sign and a payment portal for your deposit.


HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT TO BOOK YOU?

The deposit/retainer is 20 percent of your package.  The balance us due two weeks prior to your event but you will have a client portal to make payments as you please. 


WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE ILL ON THE DAY OF THE WEDDING?

If I am ill I have a long list of photographers that I can contact that are comparable in style.  But in the 12 years that I've been doing weddings, that hasn't happened once!


DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?

Yes I do but I also have an option to eliminate the second shooter if you want to save money.  I started in 2003 before second shooters were popular so I am fully capable of shooting a wedding completely by myself.  It all depends on how many guests you have, the layout of the venue and whether or not the groomsmen are in close proximity to the bridesmaids when they are getting ready. 


DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

I guess the best way to describe it is an artsy capture the moments style with loads of whimsy and fun with a touch of a vintage vibe!


WHAT KIND OF CAMERA GEAR DO YOU USE?

I use a top of the line Nikon D4s for my main camera and a Nikon D4s for my second camera as well.  I have a Nikon D700 as a back up in my bag.  My favorite lens is a 85mm 1.4 portrait lens.  My work horse lens is my 24-70mm 2.8 which always stays on one camera.  I alternate a 70-200mm 2.8 VR2 and the 85 described above on the other camera.  I also have an advanced off camera remote flash system for creative outdoor sunset and/or snow photos!


DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY

I am very professional when photographing weddings but in reality I'm just a goofy silly person that says such silly little things to my husband that I can't even believe he responds!  if you are a silly laid back person, I'm sure we'll get along!  Don't get me wrong though, I take my job very seriously.  In fact, I have an extreme competitive edge that makes me want to knock it out of the park every time and exceed expectations! In this day and age of social media, I'm well aware that people are viewing my work.   I am married to a great man, have three kids and LOVE to travel.  I love to explore new lands and meet new people.  I once read a quote that said "to be a great photographer, you must love life MORE than photography".  That pretty much sums me up in one paragraph!