WHAT EXPERIENCE DO YOU HAVE?
I’ve been a photographer since I graduated from college with a degree in photojournalism in 1997. That was back in the stone age of film photography. With film you couldn’t fix a bad exposure with fancy software. You had to get it right when you took the picture with the proper settings on the camera. I believe this makes for a strong ability to get the shot right in the moment and to be able to work fast to get incredible images when pressed for time. Often that one hour planned for bride and groom shots & family portraits turns into 20 minutes.
As a full-time wedding photographer I have photographed many weddings from small City Hall ceremonies to 400+ person events. I’ve documented myriad religions and cultural traditions, same-sex marriages and non-religious ceremonies.
ARE YOU A PART OF ANY PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, OR DO YOU HAVE SPECIFIC TRAINING IN YOUR FIELD?
I am a member of the Photographers Association of America (PPA), an organization recognizing professional photographers and providing them community, accreditation, and even insurance. As mentioned above, I am trained as a photojournalist, and that background informs the way I take pictures. I have a documentary style and like to let the emotions and ‘moments’ of the day happen naturally as much as possible.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am in Lexington, just outside of Boston. I photograph weddings all over Massachusetts and throughout New England, as well as select destination weddings around the world.
WE LOVE YOUR STYLE, BUT WOULD LOVE TO HAVE TRADITIONAL PORTRAITURE. IS THIS SOMETHING YOU DO?
I do traditional portraiture at almost every wedding. Even the most modern brides still want the heirlooms that family formals create. I try to keep those sessions as loose, fun, and comfortable as possible. I still like them to show off your personality. We will spend only 20 – 45 minutes on any posed photographs out of a typical 8 hour day.
DO YOU SHOOT WITH FILM OR DIGITAL?
I am one hundred percent digital. The creative latitude that digital gives is beyond compare. When I shoot, I not only shoot for the moment, but have a clear vision of what that finished image will look like. By shooting digitally, the possibilities are limitless!
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH OUR PARTICULAR CULTURAL OR RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS?
I have been blessed to have photographed many different types of weddings. I’ve documented Catholic, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Episcopalian, Orthodox Greek, non-denominational, Buddhist, Lebanese, and Persian ceremonies. If you are having a wedding that is not listed here, I would absolutely love to learn all about the customs and events.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
Pricing is as varied as the weddings I shoot. Get in touch, and we can customize a package just for you that fits your needs. Weddings vary from intimate elopements that are just a few hours to multi-day celebrations with hundreds of people. For detailed pricing, please fill out the contact form and I’ll see if I am available for your date, and then I can get back to you with more information.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
Please use the “Contact” link in the menu at the top of this website. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and I can tell you if I’m available for your wedding date and also learn more about your wedding and photography needs. A signed contract and deposit reserves your wedding date. If I’m already booked for your date, I am happy to recommend another photographer you can trust.
CAN WE MEET WITH YOU AGAIN AS WE GET CLOSER TO OUR WEDDING?
I am absolutely available to meet with you as the wedding gets close. It’s nice to get to know each other a little better and we can discuss your wedding in more detail and go over the day’s schedule and shot lists. You can also contact me via email or phone as often as you wish to discuss your wedding and photography needs.
WHEN CAN WE SEE OUR PHOTOS?
Your digital proofs will be available in an online gallery within 4 weeks of your wedding. And sometimes I’ll give a sneak peak of a shot or two as I’m editing and can’t contain my excitement.
DO YOU USE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Yes. For most weddings a second photographer is used so that I can ensure the most thorough coverage – we don’t want to miss a thing! Some weddings, usually very small, intimate affairs, do not require a second photographer, and several of the weddings you’ve seen on my website were shot solely by me. Once I understand your wedding and photography requirements, I can see whether a second photographer would be best for your wedding.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I use professional-level Canon digital cameras and Canon L-series lenses with backups. I also use Professional flashes and additional lighting when necessary.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Julie Lippert Photography is fully insured through Lockton Affinity LLC, and the Professional Photographers of America. Many venues require insurance in order to work on the premises.
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