What is your experience with photographing weddings?
As a full-time wedding photographer, I’ve documented over 175 weddings around New England and beyond. The weddings I photograph are diverse – from City Hall weddings where I’ve been the only witness, to 300+ person affairs. I’ve documented Catholic, Jewish, Episcopalian, Egyptian Coptic, non-denominational Christian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Muslim, same-sex, and non-religious ceremonies. I would love to learn all about the customs and events at your wedding.
As a word-of-mouth business, I have no paid advertising or paid listings with venues. It’s very important that I have trusting relationships and happy clients who will recommend me to their friends and family. If you’re interested in what past wedding couples are saying, you can read some reviews here.
How far in advance should I book you?
Most couples book me about 6-12 months before their wedding. I book some weddings as far as 18 months in advance, and occasionally as little as 2 or 3 months ahead. If I’m already booked for your wedding date then I’m happy to recommend another photographer.
How can I book you for our wedding?
Please use the “Contact” link in the menu at the top of this website. I can then tell you if I’m available for your wedding date and send you additional information on packages and pricing. I can only hold dates with a signed contract and $1,000 retainer.
I also keep regular office hours to meet with clients and am available to speak over the phone just about any weekday. While most of my clients are in New England, I frequently work with couples who are planning their weddings remotely.
Where are you located?
I am based in Boston, but photograph weddings all over New England and beyond.
When will our photos be ready?
Your digital proofs will be ready in an online gallery within 4-6 weeks of your wedding.
Do you offer a second photographer?
About 90 percent of the weddings featured on this website were photographed by me working alone. So that I can capture authentic and candid images like the ones you’ve seen in my portfolio, it’s important that I have a minimal photographer/outsider at presence at your wedding. However, I do offer second photographers for weddings that require one. Once I understand your wedding and photography requirements, I can recommend whether a second photographer would be beneficial or necessary for your wedding.
We only need an engagement or portrait session. Is that something you do?
Because I work full-time with my wedding clients, I’m only able to provide engagement and portrait sessions to people who’ve booked their wedding with me.
What kind of cameras do you use?
I use professional-level Canon digital cameras and lenses with backups. I also use medium format Contax, Hasselblad, and Mamiya film cameras.
Do you have business insurance?
Lisa Rigby Photography is fully insured through Travelers. Having business insurance is required for a photographer to work at many wedding venues and reception sites.