20 WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are you based?
In the heart of Silicon Valley. San Francisco Bay Area. To be more precise: San Jose.
Which area do you cover?
On a regular basis we focus on Northern California including San Jose, San Francisco, Monterey, Oakland, and Napa.
What if we’re from Southern California? Or Nevada? Do you travel for weddings?
Yes. In the last fifteen years we have traveled the world and have captured parts of it and parts of it have captured our hearts in return. We’re always excited to go on a new adventure…and we’d love to do it with you.
WhAT if we live out-of-state but we’re planning a CAlifornia wedding?
That’s perfectly fine and quite common lately. Please let us know if that’s the case so we can help you make the planning as painless as possible.
What about destination weddings? Or elopements?
Yes! We’d love to be part of those love stories and celebrate with you, wherever you go.
Do you offer custom packages for destination weddings? Intimate weddings? Large weddings?
All our packages are custom-tailored. Each couple is special and each wedding is unique. We do have some packages on the website if that makes things easier for you. Reach out and let us know what you have in mind.
Who will shoot our wedding?
Either Chris, Olivia or both.
How would you describe your photography style?
Our photos are meant to tell your love story, you wedding day’s story with your family and friends and THE ONE. When you look back at your photos you will smile, maybe shed a tear or two (happy tears, of course) and you will get to relive those amazing emotions. We’re photojournalists and we mix that with a contemporary style to create timeless, genuine, stunning memories for you.
How many weddings do you shoot in a year?
We limit the number of weddings we shoot to ensure we give each couple our undivided attention and care. We’re always bummed if we can’t accommodate a couple’s date, but we’ll give you recommendations of amazing photographers in the area.
Who does your post-processing?
We do. So much of our job as wedding photographers happens after the actual event, whether that is an engagement session or wedding day. After we get back and sit at our computers. We go through every photo, whether that is 500 or 1500 and edit them to make sure they all look their best. Exposure. Shadows. Highlights. Color correction.
How many photos will we receive?
Between 500 and 1000+ finished photos, but it depends on the hours of coverage. If a photo is worth seeing, we will make it available to you, of course. So, the answer is: an unlimited number.
How will we and our family see the final photos?
Super easy. All our couples get their own password-protected online gallery where anyone can view, share, download their images.
When will we get our photos?
ASAP. Usually within 4 weeks.
Do you offer albums?
Yes. And we have plenty of options to meet different budgets and styles.
Do you offer videography?
No, that we don’t. We want to do one thing and do it well. Do it great:)
How do you find PHOTO locations at our venue?
If we haven’t done a wedding in your location before (there are so many great venues in CA, aren’t there?), we invest significant time in scouting the place, months before the BIG DAY. Of course, if you already have ideas, tell us. We’d love to hear your thoughts.
What’s your pricing and how do we get started?
Our wedding packages start at $1,999 (while a 2-hour Elopement Package can be as low as $1,000 and a 2-day package is $6,500. Our most popular collection is the 8-hour, 2 photographers and engagement session package but we oftentimes customize our packages to fit our couples needs and wants. So reach out through our Contact form or by email or text us/call us and we'll work together from there.
What is required to officially book you?
Once you decide to move forward, we require a signed contract and 50% deposit. Contracts can be handled online or in person. We've booked as far in advance as 2 years so it’s never too early to reach out!
What types of payment do you accept?
We accept checks, credit cards (3% fee) and PayPal (3% fee). We don’t usually take cash, but we’re flexible with your situation.
Do we need to meet before signing the contract?
We don’t need to, but we’d honestly love to. So much of the success of your BIG DAY, from a photography standpoint, relies on your relationship and comfort level with your photographers. With that being said, we know everyone is busy, so we won’t push a meeting if it’s too complicated. How about we at least talk on the phone before meeting face to face at the Engagement Session? What do you think?
Do you have business insurance?
Of course and some venues require proof of insurance, so let us know and we’ll be glad to send it their way.