We're sure you have plenty of questions for us... Here are a few that we get quite often that may help lead you to the right decision.
What is your style?
Our style here is simple - we aim and capture pure emotion in the moment to get you photos that will continue to take you back to your special day year after year. Our goal is to deliver the best representation of your day in your vision.
As far as the look of the image goes, the style will depend on the overall look and feel of your wedding. If we’re on the beach, we will have a beautiful warm and airy look. If we are shooting in the mountains or vintage venue we tend to have more of a moody feel to our images. Now this doesn’t mean that your venue is ultimately the deciding factor of what your final images will look like. We can create the look you want in all situations. This is why our consultations are extremely important. We want to dial in you vision, so we can make that happen with you and for you.
Where are you located?
The homebase is currently in Manatee County, Florida. Beautiful beaches, constant sun and easy access to 3 airports. Best of the best for us now.
Do you travel?
We love to travel! Most of our photography & education has taken place outside of our backyard. We’ve shot events and other assignments in France, Switzerland, Italy, Ireland, Ecuador, Peru and many states domestically.
Please let us know if you are interested in booking a destination wedding or event with us. We will gladly help!
How many images will I receive?
This will all depend on how many hours you plan to use our service. During a typical 8 hour wedding we will usually deliver around 400 - 600 polished and edited photos.
Portrait sessions will typically include around 40-60 photos.
Do you send me every image that you take?
We won’t be sending you every photo we take. We have an efficient workflow for our photographers and editors that includes going through every photo taken to remove photos that are out of focus, shots with eyes closed or bad expressions, duplicates and more. Our photographers will have quite a few more photos than we deliver, some of these photos with the issues explained before can lower the impression of a full set and we only want to deliver the best possible sets of photos to you.
We process hundreds of thousands of photos each year so feel confident that we know what to look for when it comes to a good vs. a bad photo. And again, we only want you to have the good and the best ones.
How do I reserve a date and book with you?
Give us a call! Or feel free to reserve your date online through our booking service.
I do advise that you give us a call so we can make sure we get you the best price for what you need. Every wedding and portrait session has different needs and we want to build your pricing around yours.
Once we have your price dialed in and you are ready to reserve your date, we will provide you a contract to read over and sign and we will ask for your 50% non-refundable retainer fee. Any travel expenses are added to the retainer fee so we can be sure we can handle all of the appropriate travel accommodations well in advance.
The balance due must be paid 25 days before the reserved date.
Our portrait session fee will be due by the morning of the shooting date.
How can we pay and can we pay with a credit card?
We take cash, check and cards.
We are able to take credit cards, keep in mind that there is a 3% retail adjustment fee of the charged amount for all credit card transactions.
How and when will you send me my images?
All photos that are being delivered will be sent to you on your own personal gallery page where you are able to download, share and print your photos.
Wedding photos will be delivered within 4 weeks of your wedding date with a few preview photos available as soon as the first week following your special day.
Portrait sessions take up to 2 weeks, but are often delivered much sooner.
Do you offer a second photographer?
We always have the option for a second photographer. Most weddings we shoot only require one shooter on the day of and this is an advantage to you in terms of pricing. Before adding a second shooter to your contract we would love to discuss your needs and day of schedule to see if it something that we absolutely need or if you can take advantage and save some money. I promise to always be truthful and lead you the right direction so you get exactly what you need at the best price for you.
Do you provide partial day coverage?
We can always offer partial day coverage and elopements on weekdays. Our weekends are reserved for full 6-8 hour weddings. If your elopement or shorter wedding must happen on a weekend and you really want us there we can do our very best to suit your needs. Please give us a call if that is the case and we will see what we can do for you!
Do you edit every photo we receive and what all goes into your editing?
Yes, every photo that is delivered to you will be edited to the highest standard. Every one of our photographers and editors knows the entire process - from the shooting to the editing - to make sure that our post-production is fluid and consistent.
Our post-production includes corrections of color, exposure adjustment, black and white processing, clarity adjustments, tone-mapping, and other corrections. Some photographers will only adjust a few photos from an entire set which can produce an inconsistent set of photos that may be flawed.
We may have a hard time meeting in person for our consultation, what are our other options?
We would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let us know what information you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of our work, we can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of the photographer’s personality, telephone calls, and webcam appointments can be arranged.
If we change our date to a different date, will we be able to use our retainer fee towards a future date?
Generally no, but this is taken on a case by case basis. The reason for canceling and our availability is taken into account. Also, if rates change from your original date to your new date, the new rates will apply.
Does your studio offer to shoot any other type of photography?
Our studio offers a wide variety of photography services. We shoot headshots, newborn sessions, family beach sessions and milestone photography. We also shoot commercial products, luxury properties and transportation vehicles and vessels.
We offer all of these services because photography is my passion and is something we are constantly practicing and advancing in. We also always up for a good challenge and the more we can get behind the lens, the better we get & can provide a world-class service to all of our clients.