Your Frequently Asked Questions

I believe that my pictures should speak about who you are as a person, about your relationship, about your joy of living. My goal is to provide you with an editorial-based representation of your portrait or wedding day, with minimal guiding or posing, through candid and well-cared photographs.

I focus mainly on the couple, on the families but also on details such as venues, flowers, table decor, outfits, food and much more. I am not a photojournalist and, if my photos say something to you, then you know this is the style that better fits on you.

Wedding photography

What is included in the wedding photography package?

The wedding package includes the following:

Please note that all the images are individually colour corrected to bring out their full potential and provide harmony to the collection.

What is the gallery you mention in your collection?

The online gallery is a private, password-protected part on my website where all of your wedding photos will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view. All you have to do is provide the password to anyone who you want to be able to see the images. You can also order prints and receive them straight home, should you wish.

How long will you stay for on the wedding day?

I love to keep the things simple. Full day coverage comes as standard for weddings, and you will receive all of your images edited in high-resolution – complete with personal printing rights.

For elopements, the standard coverage is 3 hours, but you can extend the time on request.

Do you take traditional family photos?

Absolutely. I strongly believe in those family images, as they’re records of your entire family at a critical time in their history together. I will be happy to shoot a group photo with all the guests and some more intimate portraits with your families and the wedding party.

Do you take candids as well as group photos?

I sure do! Especially during the cocktail hour, while people are relaxing sipping a glass of wine.

How long approximately will it take to get the photos delivered?

I do provide the photos within 30 days in 70% of the times. During peak season, it might take a few more days, but certainly less than 90 days.

Do you shoot video?

I focus only and exclusively on photography. I will be happy to suggest some professional videographers I work regularly with. I reserve the right to cancel my service if your videographer does not keep up with my standards and policies.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

Yes, I do! Please take note that most engagement sessions have to be done Monday-Friday because of the heavy wedding schedule.

Can we see the outtakes and all of the images that didn’t make the “final cut”?

Please know that when “editing” I’m not striving to hit some number of images to deliver and throwing out “good” pictures. That’s why I take out only eyes-closed, flash-didn’t-fire, person-walked-in-front-of-the-lens, real outtakes. The images not selected are deleted, and therefore aren’t available.

Do you provide the RAW files from my wedding day?

My package comes with a full resolution image download. However, I do not provide RAW (unprocessed) files from my shoots because I believe in delivering a finished product. In fact, I’m often shooting with the end (post-produced) product in mind.

Will you publish my photos on your website?

Yes, I will. My business comes from my website, that I care of with many photos from many beautiful photo shoots. For me, it’s vital to publish some photos there, and this is what I will do with your photos as well.

Engagement & Portrait Photography

What is included in the portrait photography package?

My portrait photography includes the following:

Are 2 hours enough to get a complete experience?

Yes, two hours is the average time I spend shooting my couples for portrait and engagement sessions. Longer coverage might be tiring, and I need you focused and ready to follow my directions. Also, I can take advantage of the best light of the day.

Will you direct us during the photo shoot?

I certainly will, should you wish. Basically all the the directions will be easy to follow. Nothing too cheesy or kitsch. I don’t like staged photos, and I’ll do my best to keep the things as much natural as possible.

Can we schedule our engagement session for the weekend?

No, locations during weekdays are less crowded. That means better pictures for my couples!

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Booking & Meetings

When should we book you for our wedding?

ASAP. Since I can’t “hold” dates, photo shoots are booked when the contract has been signed, and the booking retainer has been paid.

What is your payment schedule?

A booking fee/retainer is due to reserve your date. You’ll have one more payment after the event. I support Paypal and credit cards. All the process is easier than a slice of cake.

Can you hold a date for me?

I’m sorry, but I can’t. To be fair to everyone, I can’t “hold” a date without a retainer and a signed contract.

Can we meet you before the event?

I would love to do that, but I travel a lot and often it’s impossible. In fact, the majority of the couples hire me without an in-person meeting. However, I would be happy to schedule a Skype video meeting. I am also very quick, and very thorough, with emails and I do answer most questions that way.

Can you recommend us some trusted suppliers, such as make-up artist, wedding planners, and caterers?

I would love to do that. I know many great professionals. Just tell me what you need, and I’ll email you a list of the best professional in the area.