Q: Can I keep my photos?
A: Yes. You will receive all digital files on DVD and you will be granted full usage rights from the photographer. This means you may do with them as you please at no additional cost. You can print them, post them to the photo-sharing websites (Facebook, Instagram etc.) and email them to family and friends.
Q: Are the photographs on my DVD proofs?
A: No. The files on your DVD are edited, finished photographs, not unedited proofs directly off my camera. This is an important difference. I review every photograph making minor adjustments as needed. Each image is post-processed, color-corrected and polished using the latest professional software.
Q: How soon will I get my digital files?
A: The digital files will be ready to pick up in a week.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: I use professional Canon digital SLR bodies, Canon professional speedlights and Canon L-series lenses. These are Canon's finest professional lenses. I have back-ups of every piece of camera equipment. I invest regularly to stay current on camera equipment, computer equipment/software and education to insure you receive very high quality photographs.
Q: Is a deposit required to hold my wedding date?
A: Yes. A deposit of 25% from total balance is required to hold your wedding date. The deposit amount is non-refundable. I can accept payment in cash or check or credit card.
Q: When is my final payment due?
A: Your final payment is due on or before your wedding day. Many people choose to make multiple smaller payments in the months leading up to their wedding day. I can accept payment in cash or check or credit card.
Q: How far in advance are you booked?
A: Typically 6-12 months in advance as soon as you have a date and venue. If you’re not the plan way in the advance type of guy or gal, fret not. Check with me for availability.
Q: Is your wedding package flexible?
A: Yes. My goal is to help you find a wedding package that fits your needs and budget. Please call me if you have any questions about photography packages.
Q: What is your photography style?
A: I shoot primarily photojournalism and lifestyle photography – candid, unposed moments capturing the flow of events and details of your wedding day. I also shoot in a more traditional style of wedding photography for group and portrait photos. Most couples want a combination of both styles. My background is in advertising and I bring elements of that discipline to my wedding photography. I will guide and offer creative ideas and suggestions as we plan your wedding photography and throughout your wedding day, but never be obtrusive.
Q: How many photographs will you take?
A: All my packages include unlimited photographs, generally about 100 photographs per/hour.
Q: What if I want a second photographer at my wedding?
A: There are several photographers I hire as a second photographer. The second photographer I hire are working professionals and have their own business as well.
Q: When is it best to schedule our engagement portrait?
A: Engagement portraits can be scheduled anytime in the months before your wedding. I shoot engagement portraits in my studio in Glendale or on location. I will work with you to design a session that fits your personality and desire. With that pictures we can make the signing board, signing book or "Thank you" cards for your guests
Q: What happens if it rains on my wedding day?
A: We will develop an alternative plan in case of rain when we meet prior to your wedding day to plan your wedding photography.
Q: Other than the website, do you have additional samples of your wedding photography?
A: Yes. Many additional samples can be viewed at my studio. I encourage you to schedule a time to meet with me and view my work.
Q: When do you typically meet with clients?
A: I am available by appointment during the business day, evenings or weekends. Please call or email to schedule an appointment.
Q: Do you photograph out-of-town weddings?
A: Yes. I am available for travel worldwide.
Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: There is no charge for travel within Southern California. For weddings outside Southern California I will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover my travel expenses.