HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY
My photography is a mixture of fine art documentary and editorial style portraiture. My style is natural and I capture people in an authentic and unposed way – telling the story of your day and your love through mostly candid images. Every wedding is different and I want to bring out what is unique in your personalities and in your day.
WHERE DO YOU WORK
I have photographed weddings in Barns, Mountain Houses, Wineries, Ballrooms, Hotels, Private homes and many other venues. I am based in Kingston NY, which is a perfect locations for venues like Senate Garage, Mohonk Mountain House, Onteora Mountain House, Full Moon Resort, Shadow Lawn, Ashokan Dreams, Roxbury Barn, Bad Seed Cider, Cleremont, Locust Grove, Bear Mountain Inn… and these are some of the venues where I work regularly. I am happy to meet you at your venue sometime before your wedding to go over your schedule and where to take photos. Also you are welcome to come see my albums and meet me in person in Kingston. I am in Uptown, and easy to find.
COULD I SEE SOME WEDDINGS FROM A SPECIFIC VENUE
Of Course – Just click on the venues below to see my work from there.
TELLING YOUR UNIQUE STORY
The important details of your relationship are important to us and help us to capture your day in a way that has special meaning to you. We seek to bring meaning to your wedding photos. Telling stories sometimes requires asking a lot of questions, and while we have plenty of questions for you – we also realize you probably have a TON of questions for us. We want to be available to you anytime before your wedding, and there are no questions too small … we are happy to answer them all. Your piece of mind is VERY important to us… so please feel free to ask us anything.
PROPOSALS AND ELOPEMENTS
Yes I photographs both proposals and elopements. I am happy to work closely with you to make sure that your proposal or elopement runs smoothly. I have done a ton of them … and it works entirely differently from a wedding of 100 or so people. We can work together to make sure it comes off seamlessly and beautifully.
I photograph from 18 to 25 weddings a year, and I have been photographing weddings now for 15 years. That is hundreds of weddings, and that is shocking for me to realize! One reason it surprises me is that each wedding is totally unique. And I mean in every way. Every couple brings not only their own style to their wedding, but unique family situations, sometimes challenging logistics … but they are the same in one way: Every couple wishes for their day to run smoothly and happily and they want photography that is Stunningly Beautiful and will stand the test of time. My job is to provide that to them, and I do not take it lightly. I know my couples are counting on me to deliver images that tell the story of their day- from the happy emotions and the details they picked out, to their important family and friends. I work with each couple to create a list of must have photos… so we can make sure that all is captured on a day that goes by at freight train speed. It is a challenging job but so much fun! At the end of the night my assistant and I are totally exhausted but elated from being around so many happy people on the happiest day of their lives!
AFTER THE WEDDING – WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?
You may expect to have your images within 4-6 weeks after the event & often earlier.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL YOU DELIVER?
More images than you can look at in one sitting. It seems like every season I’m delivering more and more photos to clients. We average 600 -1200 images depending upon the length of the wedding or photography session.
WILL WE GET KEEP OUR DIGITAL NEGATIVES?
Yes if course! I won’t hold your images ransom. You will get fully processed (edited) high-resolution digital files on a digital download via a password protected site right after the wedding.
Full Wedding photography begins at $3400. All collections include a digital download of all edited images, a website of images to share with family and friends. We also offer two photographers, albums with parent albums available, canvas prints and more.
ARE YOU READY TO BOOK?
To reserve Jean Kallina for your wedding date, a non-refundable retainer of $1500 and a signed contract is required. Once we have the signed contract and retainer, the date is reserved exclusively for your wedding and we will turn away all other offers for that entire weekend.
HOW MAY I PAY YOU?
I accept checks, credit cards and cash. Whichever works best.
I do travel often for work. From the Hudson Valley to NYC and the surrounding areas there is no travel fee. For destination weddings we require airfare, lodging and sometimes a rental car. Please inquire for a specific quote for your destination.
Travel is one of the most inspiring things in my life. I would love to hear about your destination wedding. I and my assistant have current passports and I speak a little French, Italian and Spanish.
DO YOU BRING BACKUP GEAR?
Yes. And backup to my backup.
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yes, I carry a 1 million dollar liability policy. Some venues require insurance.
Let me know if you need proof for your venue.
Email: jeankallina [at] gmail.com