What's your style?
My approach to weddings is simple. I make you feel comfortable. I capture every possible moment. I keep your personality and your story in mind. In short, I help you remember your celebration, and show you new perspectives, details or moments you may have missed on your wedding day. I believe people want to remember what they felt in the real moments, not the posed ones. If remembering the spontaneous emotion of your wedding day is important to you, make sure you choose a photographer whose portfolio is composed primarily of candid photographs. You may be surprised how many photos are actually staged.
Can you travel to my wedding?
Definitely. I am willing to travel to just about anywhere. I might even travel for free depending on the package, season and destination. Just ask!
Do you take group & family pictures and posed shots?
Absolutely. Just about everyone wants posed or formal photos since all their favorite people are in the same place at the same time. My favorite formals tend to be the moments between the "posed" shots when people feel comfortable. I'm constantly thinking of ways to make this part of the day fun and relaxing.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use Canon professional digital SLR cameras and L-series lenses carefully chosen to ensure that I can shoot in any condition, come rain, come shine, in dark churches, and at candlelit receptions. I shoot with the same rugged camera used by the Press to shoot the major news stories of our time and major events like the Olympics. Ultimately, however, the most important tool I use each wedding is not my camera, but my brain.
Do you have backup equipment?
I bring backup equipment to all events. I have multiple cameras, lenses, flashes and accessories. I leave your wedding with at least two copies of all your images for your and my peace of mind.
Will YOU be shooting our wedding?
When you book a wedding with Mike Milne Photography, you are booking me, not anyone else, to be the official photographer for your event.
Do you bring an assistant or second shooter?
Most of my packages do include a second shooter that is a fellow professional wedding photographer, not just some average joe with a fancy camera.
How many pictures do you take during a wedding?
Approximately 1,500-3,000, depending the length of coverage, the location, and other factors. I find that I shoot roughly 150 pictures per hour, plus I have the photos captured by my second photographer. From that number, I provide my clients with about 300-500 finished images.