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Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder

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Michael O. Snyder is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker based in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, D.C. His work has been featured by National Geographic, The Guardian, Roads & Kingdoms, The Washington Post, The Wild Magazine, NPR, The Washingtonian, Political Science and Politics, and Beautiful Decay. He has worked, lived and traveled around the world as a photographer, filmmaker, adventurer and social innovator, including stays in Japan, Scotland, Uganda, New Zealand, Hawaii and Ecuador.  
 
He has shot weddings for over 17 years and is a member of Fearless Photographers™, the world's top organization for creative wedding photography. His style is a mix of candid, posed and creative photography, blending techniques from across genres. His work has been featured in galleries, magazines, books, television and at film festivals around the world. He was recently featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine's 'Best Vendors' edition and selected for one of the best photos of 2016.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

Based in Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC. Will travel anywhere!

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I've been shooting weddings since 2001 and have shot over 50 weddings and engagements.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

I am documentary photographer by trade. So that is the foremost style that describes my work. However, I blend in poses and techniques from portrait, fashion and fine art photography.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Platinum Package - $ 3,850 
 
- 2 photographers on your wedding day (myself and a second shooter) 
- Up to 14 hours of wedding day coverage 
- 800 - 1,200 individually edited images from your wedding, with: 
o A complete set of photographs in color 
o A complete set of photographs in black and white 
- All images delivered to you on a wooden (‘wedding white’) USB flash drive in: 
o Full (print, 300dpi) resolution with a printing license 
o Upload resolution (72dpi) with a sharing license 
- A custom online gallery to share with family and friends, who can directly order additional prints 
- Wedding planning support: 
o A posing and planning guide, a creative projects guide, a wedding questionnaire, and a shared Drop Box folder to share ideas for poses and shots 
- 20 4x6” professionally printed images of your choice from one of the nation’s top printers. 
- A large (12x12”), custom designed, professional quality, press-printed album with 40 pages in your choice of leather or linen cover. Each album is completely unique. I have it printed on gallery quality paper with one of the most reputable professional printers in the country. It’s a quality far beyond what you can buy online. In the digital age too few people are printing their images. With this album you get something that you can hold in your hands: a beautiful heirloom of the highest quality that will be shared for generations. It is a time-intensive, detail-oriented process to create the album, but it is worth it.  
 
Gold Package - $ 2,850 
 
- 2 photographers on your wedding day (myself and a second shooter) 
- Up to 12 hours of wedding day coverage 
- 600 - 1,000 individually edited images from your wedding, with: 
o A complete set of photographs in color 
o A complete set of photographs in black and white 
- All images delivered to you on a wooden (‘wedding white’) USB flash drive in: 
o Full (print, 300dpi) resolution with a printing license 
o Upload resolution (72dpi) with a sharing license 
- A custom online gallery to share with family and friends, who can directly order additional prints 
- Wedding planning support: 
o A posing and planning guide, a creative projects guide, a wedding questionnaire, and a shared Drop Box folder to share ideas for poses and shots 
 
Rose Package - $ 2,350 
 
- 1 photographer on your wedding day (myself) 
- Up to 7 hours of wedding day coverage 
- 400 - 800 individually edited images from your wedding, with: 
o A complete set of photographs in color 
o A complete set of photographs in black and white 
- All images delivered to you on a wooden (‘wedding white’) USB flash drive in: 
o Full (print, 300dpi) resolution with a printing license 
o Upload resolution (72dpi) with a sharing license 
- Wedding planning support: 
o A posing and planning guide, a creative projects guide, a wedding questionnaire, and a shared Drop Box folder to share ideas for poses and shots

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

I am always up to meet up to discuss when possible. I work between Charlottesville, VA and Washington, DC. When not possible, the phone or skype works as well.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I hold an MSc in Environmental Sustainability from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a BS in Geology from Dickinson College. I am an adjunct professor and have taught many courses on photography and filmmaking. I also run a documentary production studio. More on my work can be found here: www.michaelosnyder.com

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

In addition to being a wedding photographer, I am a documentary photographer and filmmaker. More on my work is here: www.michaelosnyder.com

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