Frequently asked questions
What is your photography style?
Do you do destination weddings? what additional fees are added with destination weddings?
My activity is mainly based in California and Bay area but I can work for clients all around the world. My destination wedding photography packages are my standard ones plus the cost of travel and accommodations.
Where is your pricing information?
Please reach us via the contact form. Commissions are quoted based on the information you provide… Please be detailed. I very much look forward to hearing from you.
Do you work with a second photographer or an assistant?
Most packages include second shooter, I never shot alone because I need another back up or another vision from my second shooter.
How can I reserve my wedding date? Can you hold my date?
All dates are reserved once I receive both signed contract and deposit.
Do you deliver all the images you shoot?
No I don’t. I remove duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots, shots with bad expressions and other bad images . I don’t expect you to get the expertise or (expecially!) the time to zoom into each image to select the one with the best focus, so I spend hours doing that on my end.
How many images do we receive from our wedding?
It depends on the length of the day, the number of locations involved and the number of your guests usually from 500 to 900
Do you edit all the images you deliver?
Yes I do. Every image I deliver is post produced (by me!) with my personal style. You will get a selection with advanced post production. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. The other pictures will be characterized by a basic editing, that mantain the same mood of the advanced edited ones.
Do you shoot in JPEG, or Raw?
I shoot all of my images in Raw. My editing style needs to be based on all the informations the raw file can guarantee to give you the best results.
Can we have a high resolution files?
Yes, high resolution files (not watermarked) are included. Remember just that high resolution files are for personal use only and can not be sold for profit without my written permission.
My venue is really dark. How does your studio handle these situations and can I see samples?
I’ve shot in the darkest place and reception halls so no need to be worried about it. If I can and it’s really needed I can set up additional lighting to ensure we get bright pictures. But I use cameras with superb low-light performance and lenses with low apertures.
What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?
I understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. I never leave on the dot when the contracted time is up. I’ll ask you at the end of the contracted time if you would like to extend it or not. If you would like I’ll stay some more time, I’ll charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 30 minute increment.
Why do we need to charge for additional coverage?
I need to charge for additional coverage primarily because the additional photos taken need to be downloaded, selected and edited. Moreover if with me there is an assistant or a second photographer I’ll have to pay him for the extra time.
What type of camera/equipment do you use?
We are team of 4 photographers with Canon top of the line SLR cameras and L lens, we also use the new Sony system . All my equipment has backups on site ! O take my job seriously, It's my livelihood.
We are not the professional models. How could we pose ?
Our slogan when take photo is "Unposed let play " . As a photojournalism we always capture the nature facial expression, candid and we always have a way to seeking that nature expression between you two. Be yourseft and we will take care the rest.
What happens if you are sick? Your camera breaks? A tree falls on your car? You drop a light stand on my guest?
Have you shot at my venue before?
Do we need to provide you with a "shot list" ? Do you take formal family portraits?
That would be the big help for us and we always recommend you assign one of your family member to help us to check list since we dont know your family members .
How long do engagement sessions take? Can we plan our session on a weekend?
Engagement sessions usually take 3-4 hours depending upon where we are shooting. If we are shooting in Sanfrancisco or Bay area, we typically plan a longer shoot according to traffic. Or, if you want to shoot two locations, we will need a bit more time to shoot. Because we work most weekends shooting weddings, the weekends we have off we will let you know, but we ask our bride and grooms to plan their work schedules in advance to shoot on a week day if possible. Typically our shoot start at an hour to two hours before sunset.
Do you allow friends or family to take pictures during the wedding?
Sure! Make sure they take photos of me working and tag me on social media! Ha! All I ask is that they avoid covering their faces during the ceremony or block the aisle. Also during family portraits after the ceremony, it would be better if friends and family avoid raising cameras while I am shooting just to make sure everyone is looking at the correct camera. Besides that, the more the merrier, right?
What method of payment do you accept?
We use check as our preferred method of payment, we also take cash, Venmo, Paypal, and Zeller.
Do you photograph same-sex LGBT couple wedding ?
Yes, we support LGBT community all the way.
Do we need to feed you at the reception?
It's not mandatory but a vendors meals at the least does miracle after hours of photographing and filmmaking, and ensures I keep a steady camera and smile in the same time. Hangry is not a good state of mind :)