Email: info [at] mossandisaac.com
I have been shooting weddings since 2007. I formed Moss + Isaac, with the help of CJ Isaac, in 2010. CJ decided to step back in 2011, so I now am the sole Principal Photographer of Moss + Isaac.
Occasionally. In addition to weddings, I photograph children, family and engagement sessions...but my main focus is weddings. Individually, I photograph events, portraits, and the occasional commercial job. My non-wedding work has been published in magazines such as TIME, The New York Times, and Esquire. I have worked for clients such as Pinhole Press, LifeWay, James Victore Inc., and Grady's Cold Brew among others.
Lots of people describe my work as "real" or "natural." Storytelling is important to me. I tend to focus heavily on documentary work of special moments, people laughing, smiling, dancing, having a great time. I combine that with portraiture that is planned, somewhat posed, but natural, not stiff and boring…I want you and your significant other to look happy, and engaged in each other's company. I also make sure to capture still life detail photos so that when your photos are all put together, I can tell the story of your day in a beautiful way.
Moss + Isaac is currently just one Principal Photographer, Leigh Anna Thompson. I do hire other talented photographers on a freelance basis. If you are interested in second shooting or interning, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us your resume.
I attended a little school in Atlanta called Portfolio Center. I also assisted several really talented photographers who taught me a lot about the craft of photography.
Currently, I work out of my home because I like wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt when I do the dirty work of editing and emailing. :)
Of course! If you have the time, I'll send you as many weddings as you would like to see. Just email email@example.com with this request.
Leigh Anna (either by myself or with a second photographer). Once we work out the contract, your photographer will be listed. As for assistant photographers, I like to choose, because of their availability. I only work with the most talented photographers I can find.
Absolutely, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a list of previous clients and their contact info.
Absolutely! I have photographed weddings all over. Just let me know when and where your event is and we will let you know if there is a charge. I never charge a travel fee for weddings within 90 minutes of NYC.
I offer two different levels of albums. Info coming soon.
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event. It takes lots of planning, focus, and follow through to do a good job. You're not just paying for the hours that we are shooting the wedding…we spend hours meeting with clients, emailing, editing photos, designing albums, etc. which adds up to a lot more time. Only 20% of our time is spent shooting most weeks. Also, all that Canon gear gets expensive. :) Check out this blog post …written by a fellow wedding vendor, she explains it better than we ever could.
I own all Canon lenses, cameras and lighting. If you want a detailed list of what I bring, just email me at email@example.com.
Of course! I wouldn't dare go to an event without my backup gear.
My favorite light to use is daylight, it's hard to match the beauty of natural light. In darker situations, I use an on-camera flash called a speedlight. Occasionally I pull out a LED light panel to play with as well. I am always prepared to shoot in dark situations…oh, and I love candlelight and string lights, they make a background look amazing!
Sweatpants and t-shirts. Just kidding!! We do clean up quite nicely! We usually wear neutral colored dresses, or pants, leggings, and cardigan or jacket. We like to blend into the background as much as possible.
Don't worry, I'll send you an online worksheet to fill out about a month prior to your date. I'll find out all your vendor information, your schedule, your photo list...everything I need to know.
One. I'm not crazy.
I am as involved as you want me to be. If you don't have a planner and want help, I can jump right in and help with your scheduling. If you already have it down pat, I'll just offer suggestions if I need to.
I do need time to take quality shots. It takes time to move around, and to get you and your significant other comfortable and into the groove. I request at least 30 minutes for family/friend portraits (depending on the size of your list) and 30 minutes to 1 hour for couple photos. This also allows a buffer of time in your schedule just in case things are running late. Just remember, these are the photos you'll want in the long run and it's my job to make sure I get them for you. That being said, I will always work with your time restrictions and do the best job possible with the allotted time.
Absolutely, but I ask you to limit it to the most important shots. I ask for a list of important photographs about a month before your event. Most importantly, I like to have a list of all the formal family/friend portraits so that we can go down the list and knock them out quickly.
One of the main things you can do (or have a friend or family member do) is organize your guests. Because we do not know everyone at your wedding and reception, group shots will be more efficient if someone is helping us organize your crew. We like to give you time to think about and plan who needs to be available, and when, and let them know.
Secondly, it’s helpful to alert your guests that while we are taking photos, i.e. during the ceremony, it’s best to refrain from taking any themselves. A lot of consumer cameras have a red eye option that causes red dots to appear. If that happens, there is nothing we can do to fix the image besides turning it to black and white. Also, who really wants uncle Bob...with his nice camera that he really doesn't know how to use...to jump in front of the photographer you paid, and ruin the shot? Yes, that has happened to us before. And, one more reason…you want to see your friends and family's faces in your photographs that we take, not their cameras.
We always get asked about our eating schedule. We request that the venue or caterer serves our meal at the same time as the bride and groom. If not, we have a lot of down time while you and your guests are eating (no one wants photos of themselves eating!) Please let them know that this is an important request so that you can get the most out of our time.
Last but not least, trust us. You may not understand everything we ask you to do, but trust us. We'll have an amazing time if you do.
I like to keep it simple. I don't do confusing credits and I don't do traditional packages. All of my services are offered a la carte so that you can pick and choose your own package. You will start by choosing your coverage option, then you can add items such as an engagement session, prints, albums, at an extra cost. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more pricing information. Coverage begins at $3600.
It depends. For weddings, it takes 7-10 weeks for you to receive your DVD of digital images. For most other sessions, it takes 4-6 weeks. If you have a specific need for some of the images early, let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
For weddings, I usually deliver anywhere from 600-1000 images. With our other hourly sessions, I'll give you at least 100-200 digital images.
I use online hosting for your proofs. This makes it really easy for you or your family and friends to see all of your images and order prints. If you would like to have a printed version of your proofs, let me know and I can work that into your package for a reasonable cost.
I provide you with two ways to pass along your images. First, I'll send you a link to your sneak peek slideshow about two weeks after your big day. This slideshow will have 50-100 images of my favorite images arranged in a storytelling fashion. The second option is a link to your online proofs. You'll receive this proof link around the same time as your final DVD. Feel free to pass either of these links along to anyone you wish!
When I send you the link to your online proofs, I'll also send you a code to redeem online for your chosen prints. This means all you have to do is choose your images and redeem your code, no back and forth emails with image names and numbers that can get really confusing after a while. I like to make it easy for you!
I deliver most of your images in color, with a few select black and white images. If you have a preference for one or the other, just let us know and we can work it out.
I do color correct and tweak the contrast, exposure, and sharpness accordingly. For detailed retouching, I do charge extra as it takes lots of time. Just let me know if there is a need and we can figure out the details.
The sooner the better, but six months to one year is average. I cannot hold your date unless I have a signed contract and a deposit.
Head on over to my handy contact form and send me a message, email me at email@example.com, or call me at 646-470-5266. We can chat over the phone, email, or in person. I'll need to know some info, like first and last names, wedding date, and what your package choices are. At that point, I'll send you an online contract and once you sign it, and send in your deposit, your date is booked! Once your date gets close I'll get all the info about your day, your vendors, and your request list. I'll try and make the process as simple and easy as possible for you.
Absolutely. I like there to be as little confusion as possible therefore we spell everything out in writing. It makes sense for both of us.
I have a Commercial General Liability policy that covers us up to $2,000,000 per occurrence. If your venue needs a Certificate of Insurance, just let me know.
Unfortunately I have to plan for emergencies, but thankfully that has never happened to me (knock on wood!) If an emergency situation did arise, I are lucky to have good relationships with many excellent wedding photographers in NYC and around the country that I could call. You also have the option to cancel the contract for a full refund of your deposit. Don't worry, the contract covers all of this. :)
Talk to me. Tell me what is going on and why you have to change. Depending on my availability, I'll do my best to work it out. I do reserve the right to possibly impose a 25% surcharge for date changes.
I accept cash, checks, and credit cards. When you return your contract, I require a 50% deposit to reserve your date. You are more than welcome to split the remaining 50% up into several payments if you wish. The final payment is due on the date of your event.
I believe that since no two people are exactly alike, no two packages are alike—I would rather tailor a custom package to fit your exact needs, to make sure you get everything you want. While I am based out of New York City, I will gladly travel anywhere. Wedding Packages start at $3600, family and portrait sessions start at $500.
Thank you for your interest!