Q: WHO WILL PHOTOGRAPH OUR WEDDING?
A: Joseph Kang – I never book more than one event on any given day and I would never give your wedding anything but the full attention and care it deserves. If your event is a large one or involves multiple locations, adding a second photographer is an option.
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
A: My goal is to photograph your wedding as naturally and as honestly as possible while capturing real moments and emotions. I strive to allow the personalities of each couple and the connection between them inform the portraits and to do something new and different with every wedding.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND IN PHOTOGRAPHY?
A: I originally attended Columbia College Chicago with an interest in documentary filmmaking, but fell in love with photography. A few friends asked me to photograph their weddings for them and I have been in love with photographing people in love ever since. 2012 is my fifth year shooting weddings full time and I have photographed over 50 weddings.
Q? WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
A: I use some of the best Canon digital cameras and lenses available. My kit includes: 2 Canon 5d Mark II (20MP) camera bodies, 24mm f1.4 lens,16-35mm f2.8 lens, 50mm f1.2 lens, 85mm f1.2 II lens, 70-200mm f2.8 lens 45mm f2.8 ts-e lens, 50mm f2.5 macro lens, 15mm f2.8 fisheye lens, 2 580ex II Speedlights, Profoto Compact Monolights, and Pocket Wizard Radio Transmitters. My equipment allows me to shoot in a wide variety of situations and I use available light whenever possible to remain unobtrusive.
Q? DO YOU TAKE POSED FAMILY PORTRAITS?
A: Absolutely. I understand that while natural, photojournalistic, documentary coverage takes up the majority of your day, the family portraits are just as important a document of your wedding day as the candid coverage. At the time of scheduling and consultation, the best time for the family portraits will be determined. A list of all desired family portraits is highly recommended before the wedding so that this part of the day can be done as quickly and thoroughly as possible.
Q? HOW MANY PHOTOS DO YOU TYPICALLY TAKE AT A WEDDING AND HOW MUCH WORK
GOES INTO A WEDDING?
A: I shoot about 3000-4000 RAW format images at each wedding and usually edit down to the very best 600-800 images released to each couple. I feel it’s my obligation to only give you the best photos and I usually spend about 40(+) hours in post-production to download and back-up the images, edit the images, adjust the density, contrast, and color, add final touches to the images, and design the final album. The final images released to each couple are full-resolution jpegs that are suitable for printing at the highest print sizes.
Q? HOW DOES THE ON-LINE PROOFING WORK?
A: About 4 weeks after your wedding, a password-protected site will be created for you, and your guests to view and order photos. This method is the quickest, easiest and saves paper.