Neville Simpson Photography

FAQ

 

What is your style?

My style is simple. I believe images should speak volumes. My goal

is to provide you with a documentary-based illustration of your wedding

day with minimal guiding or posing.  Realizing that a great photo

requires more than having the right exposure and composition; it takes

the ability to capture the mood, moment, relationship, and expressions

to turn an image into a memory.

 

I cover weddings in a very journalistic and artistic way. Valuing both styles,

I do not believe my clients should have to choose.  While capturing all

the laughs, smiles, dances, cheers, and great times, in a very hands-off

and unobtrusive manner, I do believe that there is a time and place for

family portraits and of course beautiful, classic and timeless casually

posed images of the bride and groom together. I also believe strongly

in documenting all of the details of the wedding; from your imprints on

the ceremony candles to center-pieces on your reception tables;

allowing your memory to maintain the details for years to come.

 

Why do you shoot weddings?

I love photography and shooting a wedding is like the wedding icing on

the cake. It makes me happy just thinking about having the opportunity

to capture what is often considered the happiest day of the couples'

lives. On any given wedding day, you can usually catch me with a

GREAT BIG SMILE all day long.  People often express how they can

see the love I have for what I do on my face and in my work ethic. 

By the end of the day, I am usually adopted by the family members

and friends of the guests.  Why wouldn’t I love shooting weddings?

 

Are you a native of Huntsville?

Huntsville is a great city, however I was born in Guyana, South America where I lived until the age of twelve.  My family then moved to Brooklyn, NY where I resided until moving to Alabama to attend Tuskegee University.  Upon graduating from college, I accepted a position in Huntsville, AL and have enjoyed life here ever since.  During the years of my journey from Guyana to Alabama, I have also lived extensively in Canada and the Washington D.C. area.

 

Do you travel?

Yes. I am a destination photographer who has traveled to South America,

the Caribbean, Canada, Bahamas, California, New York, Texas,

Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama,

and many other places to shoot weddings and other events.

 

Do you shoot weddings with an assistant?

Yes. Although I am the primary photographer, I always use an assistant

who is also a professional wedding photographer.

 

How long does it take to get our products and images?

Online galleries are posted within three to four weeks of the wedding date.

Upon final approval of album designs most albums are ready for delivery

within four weeks.

 

How many pictures do you shoot at a wedding?

The number of photographs taken is unlimited.  The final number

depends on many variables, but  are usually provided to most

wedding clients with 500 or more images.

 

Do we get to keep the negatives?

The high-resolution digital files (the digital equivalent of negatives) are

provided in many of our packages or can be added. We do retain the

copyright to the images and the right to use them for promotional

purposes or as needed.  The client may make unlimited prints as

needed from the files.

 

What type of albums do you offer?

We offer engagement guest albums, traditional matted leather, and

contemporary magazine-style designer albums as your primary.

Each comes in a variety of styles, cover options, and sizes for the

parent albums.

 

What is the online proofing gallery?

The online gallery is a password protected section on our website. 

You, your family, and friends may view and purchase images from

your wedding, engagement, and bridal session.  We also provide

the option of printed proofing and DVD proving, which allows you to

do your proofing by/on the television screen.

 

Do you have back-up equipment?

Absolutely! I have 3 top of the line professional Nikon Cameras,

2 flashes, and 6 lens for specific situations.

 

How long have you been in business? How many weddings

have you photographed?

I have been in business since 2001 and have photographed over 150

weddings.

 

What do we have to do to book you for our wedding date?

To have us hold your date, you will need to sign our contract and pay a

retainer fee of 30% of your package. An additional 30% is due 90 days

before the wedding date, and the final balance is due at least 2 weeks

before the wedding.

 

Will you all our family and friends to take pictures with their

cameras?

I have no problem with others taking photos and their flashes will not

interfere with my photos.  I only request they do not distract the subjects

while I am taking a photo.