Everything You Want To Know
Are you full-time photographers?
-Yes! I’m fully focus on our photography business since 2014, my studio located in Huntington Beach, CA.
What is your style?
This is something that I hope our work speaks for itself. We've been told our work is cinematic, documentary, organic, laid-back and fun.
Do you travel?
Yep! We travel out of state & country for weddings / shoots. We only take on a few destinations a year, so hit us up to see if we can make it.
How much does wedding photography cost?
Typically couples spend between 3k-5k with us. We keep things pretty simple, contact us for a detailed package list.
So how does this whole thing work / what's the process?
You email us, we email back, we talk more details through email (or phone if you prefer). We sign a contract to make it all official! We meet in person, possibly do an engagement session. We help plan out the details for your wedding day with some online questionnaires & a few more emails. You get married, we document it. We send sneak peeks that week, you make it social media official and go on your honeymoon. You start your married life together while we edit away on your photos. A couple months later you receive your online wedding gallery & you live happily ever after (with a lot of hard work & love).
How long will I have to wait to see my photos?
You'll receive sneak peeks a few days (typically the morning after) of your wedding. Your full wedding gallery will be delivered within 1 month of your wedding date. An engagement session gallery will be delivered within 2 weeks.
How many photos will I receive?
We estimate 50 photos delivered per hour of coverage & 5 photo fully retouched per hour, but it's typically more than that. We shoot a lot at weddings, so we'll cull through and take out any blinks & repeats, but we'll never hold back on memories. For a typical wedding day, we'll deliver around 400-800 edited photos. This may sound like a lot, but it ends up being a good amount between your details, morning prep, moments with your parents, first look, portraits of you two alone, wedding party photos, ceremony, reception, etc.
What is the "online gallery" that is included in your packages?
The online gallery is a private online website that contains your hi-res photos for you to download. This can be accessed by you & anyone you'd like to share it with. This is also an easy, fast & secure way to order prints/canvases. (Or you can just download the hi-res files and print where you please).
Will there be a ridiculously ugly watermark across my face in the photos I receive?
Absolutely not. When we say that everything is included in your package, we mean it. There are no unpleasant surprises/fees later to receive your images.
Do you photograph formal family portraits?
Yes. These are typically done directly after your ceremony with your immediate family. Or if you do a first look, this can be done prior to ceremony.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, yes, definitely! If your venue needs a copy of it, let us know & we'll send it over.
Do you have an opinion on timeline?
Yes! We really strive for you to enjoy your wedding day feeling relaxed & having fun, and the best way for this to happen is to prep with a solid timeline. We'll help create a timeline with you & your coordinator so your day flows smooth & you receive everything you want. It’s important to us that you enjoy your day, so we make sure to plan ahead of time to make that happen.
What gear do you use?
Canon EOS R6, Canon EOS R, prime lenses ranging from 24-100, telephoto 70-200mm, wide-angle 16-35mm, for ceremony. For post processing, we use Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom & Photo Mechanic. We trust our gear, but we also carry back-up equipment.
How / when do I book you?
Contact us first to make sure we're available for your date. To reserve us for your date, we do a contract signing + a 30% retainer fee. This can all be done digitally through email to keep things easy. Our dates fill up quick. Most couples book us 6-9 months out, contact us to see if/when we're available.
Since I do run a legal business I have a few rules (or recommendations ?!)
that I ask be followed and a few things that I just want you to know:
Your session will not be considered "booked" until your portrait agreement is signed/returned and your Retainer fee is paid.
If you or your child are sick (fever, rash, severe cold symptoms, etc.) within 24 hours of the session you MUST reschedule.
I do not release RAW (un-edited) files at all, ever!
Sales tax will be charged on all orders that contain products (prints, canvases, albums, etc.)
Read your portrait agreement! It will answer almost all of your questions.
Be kind. ALWAYS be kind. Even in emails, especially on social Media!