How do I choose the right wedding photographer?
We suggest starting your search 9-15 months before your wedding date. Popular dates book quickly during the wedding season. To begin, look at portfolios online, ask friends, read blogs, and make some appointments. Find a style and budget that meets your needs. We believe that a establishing a personal connection to your photographer and their portfolio makes all the difference. Trust your gut, your eye, your partner, and have fun! Comfort and trust will allow you both to feel and look your best in front of the camera.
What is your photography style?
Perfectly described in New York Magazine, "No stiff, posed shots here!" We shoot in a modern photojournalistic style—documenting everything in a fresh, natural, artistic manner. Don't worry, Alex Z will document all the moments that unfold on your wedding day, from the elegant detailing of your shoes, to the last man on the dance floor.
Can we see meet you?
Of course! Alex Z is available daily (by appointment only) and conveniently located in midtwon. We've got tons of albums and image portfolios, and would love to talk to you about your wedding. If you'd like to see an event from a specific venue, please let us know ahead of time so we can plan a portfolio showing that best meets your needs.
Ok, we like you...How do we book you?
Great! We like you too. Contact us to confirm a booking request and we will work together to create your final customized package. A deposit is needed to secure your date.
How long will you be with us?
We work closely with you to create an individual timeline that works best for you, your family, and the venue. Our experience allows us to efficiently plan and execute a stress-free photo schedule, so you can enjoy the day you've worked so hard to plan. We are happy to coordinate a pre-wedding site visit with you to establish a vision and streamlined flow of events. We'll also coordinate with day-of planners, make-up and hair artists at your request. Our most popular package covers 8 hours and includes wedding preparation, bride and groom portraits, select family shots, ceremony, and reception, all Alex Z style of course.
Will I get enough pictures?
Yes. We LOVE photography. As each wedding is unique, final image numbers vary—we certainly don't limit the amount of images we take on your wedding day and shoot tirelessly to get each moment. For example, an 8-hour day at Central Park Boathouse, fully edited and processed, will result in 800-1000 pictures. And most couples have trouble picking out their top 75 for an album!
What kind of equipment do you use?
Alex Z and her team are proud digital Nikon and Canon users and invest in the latest equipment upgrades. They will have primary and secondary cameras onsite and their experience at over 200 venues allows them to use the right camera for the right moment. Venues like the Metropolitan Building and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens both need equal yet different creative attention. And our designers are happy Mac addicts.
When do we receive our images?
You will receive your images 8 weeks after your wedding date.
I've heard about your albums?
Yes, everyone's in love with our hand crafted albums! Alex Z specializes in designer coffee-table albums customized to each couple's specifications. From couple albums to parent and mini brag-books, each album is freshly unique and designed by Alex with your favorite images. Check out our album page for more details.
Do you have a second shooter?
Always! This comes included in every package we offer. Second shooters are extremely skilled in documenting your event with Alex Z's unique flair. Your photography team will work seamlessly to ensure 100% coverage of your wedding—complete with alternative vantage points, elegant detail table shots and guest portraits to bring your day to life.
Color or Black and White?
Your day, your choice! We shoot digitally, so we have the option to convert any of your favorites into black and white. Alex Z can assist you in determining a percentage breakdown depending on your aesthetic, and then, leave the rest up to us. Our designers have the perfect eye for choosing which images will portray atmosphere of mood and nostalgia.
We're planning a destination wedding. Do you travel?
Yes, Alex Z and her assistant will travel anywhere to document your special day abroad. Whether you're traveling to Tulum, Waikiki, or Wine country, we'll be happy to assist you in creating a travel photo package that suits your specific venue and budget needs.
Do you shoot other events?
Yes, Alex Z and her assistants shoot events throughout the city. Contact us for details on bar and bat mitzvah packages, portrait sessions, business lunches and other corporate events.