Q. How long until I receive my images?

A. Due to the fact that I take extensive care to ensure your wedding photographs are of the utmost quality, and because there is usually a great quantity of pictures taken, it generally takes up to 10 business days for delivery of proofs.  Depending on when your wedding takes place, you may receive them earlier.

Q. What are “Digital Negatives”? Can I print my own pictures?

A. “Digital negatives” is really a carry-over term from the ‘good-old’ film days. This term is essentially referencing the high resolution files from the digital camera (similar to film negatives). These files are not made smaller for web publishing. They are NOT proofs!

Purchasing this option allows you to print any of the images from your wedding day at your own choice of photo labs. More importantly it is a DVD backup of all your images in an uncompressed format allowing for larger reprints.

You will also receive a release form from ‘John Hanson Photography’, allowing unconditional printing rights (for your own personal use) at your favorite photo lab. The files are provided conveniently on DVD! I also provide a list of photo labs that excel in the processing of prints for you.

Q. How long have you been photographing weddings professionally?

A. I started full time in 2003 and I’m happier than ever!

Q. What can we expect from you?

A.  My number one goal besides getting great moments  is making you feel relaxed and carefree knowing that you are in the good hands of a professional.  I am very easy to have a good time with, yet still get the job done with class and artistry. Other than the formals and the romantic shots, I’m usually just observing the many details and interactions of people as we all experience your wedding day and trying to capture those moments precisely and artistically.


My clients love me.

Q. Do I need to feed you?

A. No. It is very appreciated if you do, but it is not expected. If you do decide to feed us, I can guarantee the reception photos will be much more energetic! Please, just let us know if we need to bring our own Spam sandwiches:)

Q. How long do the prints last?

A. The prints are printed by a hand picked, professional photo lab using a traditional ‘silver halide’ process that is rated to last at least 80 years. They produce beautifully processed prints as well as providing ‘archival quality’ by using the best papers in the market ‘Fuji Crystal Archive Professional’ papers.

This exceptional photo lab only deals with professional photographers and they produced an excellent product. As an added bonus they are located in the Twin Cities, MN area in St. Paul, MN which means faster turn-around!! This means that you have a lot of options from mounted prints, to metallic prints, sprayed and textured, luster or glossy, it’s up to you.

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Q. Why should I hire you to photograph my wedding?

A. Experience (which helps if anything goes wrong), PASSION, artistic resolve, technical know-how, overall cool-guy mojo are the key ingredients that make me a solid choice :). Primarily, I’m hoping you see my style as a fit for your wedding day photos as I am the only one that really shoots like me.

Some of the reasons that other couples have hired me can be understood by my wedding photographer reviews found here, but most importantly you should appreciate my own unique style of photography.

Q. What kind of albums do you offer?

A. Wedding Albums can be a very difficult items to purchase. Especially, without fully understanding all of the album options available.

I recommend and mostly offer digitally designed, flush mount albums by the best in the photographic industry. A flush mount, digitally designed album format affords a very powerful means to present your photos in a complete and moving story. In my opinion It is the only format that allows total freedom of the ‘story telling’. I do also offer traditional matted albums if you MUST have one:)

Q. What is a “Day After” session?

A.  It’s simply a session of the two of you get all decked out in your wedding attire and we can spend some quality time finding cool places to shoot some great art.  If you don’t think you want to spend much time on your wedding day itself getting bride and groom shots then this will be ideal!  My packages allow you to choose between and engagement session, a bridal session or a ‘day-after’ session.

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