Have you ever wondered what happens to your images after your wedding day? Or whether it's important for a photographer to bring back up equipment to a wedding? What happens if your photographer gets deathly ill on your wedding day?!

If you've ever pondered or stressed over any of these questions, today's segment is for you! If you're joining us for the first time, we're in the middle of a series where I answer common (and not-so-common) questions from popular (and not-so-popular) online articles about the JHP wedding photography experience! If you've missed any of the previous weeks, be sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to stay up to speed!

6: Do you have your files online just in case of a fire? Do you have backup equipment?

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Yes and yes. All final images from every wedding, engagement shoot, senior shoot, and family shoot are loaded onto an online backup cloud. In addition, I have two matching external hard drives (one of which resides in a fire-proof box) of all final images, just for good measure!

Backup equipment is a must for photographing weddings! Currently, JHP has four camera bodies (but we only use two on a wedding day – that’s right, we have two extra bodies just for backup!), plus a large variety of lenses and off camera lighting, all of which have near identical backups. I firmly believe that an accident on your wedding day with a piece of our equipment should not (and will not) affect the quality of your images!

7: Will I get HIGH resolution images in my final gallery?

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Ah yes, this can be a deceiving one. I’ve heard horror stories of couples who book with a photographer, receive their images back, and then, when they try to print them, realize all of the images are no larger than 4 x 6 inches. That might be great for an album, but you definitely can’t make beautiful canvas prints from low-resolution photos! All of my wedding packages include high-resolution files for large format printing. Plus – I would never make you order your prints through me! You paid for the files, and you should have the ability to take them wherever you would like.

8: Do you have backup photographers who will shoot the wedding if you’re sick?

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YES! This is exactly why I always bring a second photographer along with me. If something happens during your wedding day, I want to be able to trust that someone excellent can seamlessly take the reigns, regardless of what current events are unfolding.

Very recently, I was forced to leave a wedding early because of extreme back pain from a chronic injury (I was taken straight from the wedding to the ER!). My second shooter stepped in for the last couple hours of the event, and because I had trained him in the way I shoot, he was able to photograph the rest of the event without a hitch. It's so important for a photographer to have a backup plan in case of an emergency!


Use the comments section below to ask your own question, or email me directly at jhidingerphotography@gmail.com to have your wedding questions answered!