Q: How can I book you to photograph my wedding?
A: You can contact us through our website’s contact form and provide us with your wedding date and venue (if it’s already secured). We prefer email communication, but we’re happy to communicate by phone as well. If possible, we’d like to meet you in person to get to know each other better and answer any questions you may have. Once you decide to choose us as your photographers, we’ll send you a contract to sign and request a 40% deposit to secure your booking.
Q: Do you provide cinematography services?
A: Yes, we do. Please visit our cinema page to see more of our films.
Q: How much does a wedding session cost?
A: Please contact us for a full rate sheet and more details. We like to keep things simple and work with you to find a package that suits your needs and budget. If you’re eloping or only need us for a few hours, shoot us an email and we’ll find something that works for everyone.
Q: How much do I need to deposit?
A: We require a 50% of your wedding package initial deposit and the rest of the fee to be paid a month before the wedding day.
Q: What is your photography style?
A: We are lifestyle wedding photographers who aim to turn every photo into a piece of art. Our style is a combination of wedding photojournalism and documentary photography, where we capture moments as they unfold without interfering. When working with couples, the wedding party, and family formals, we take a more casual portrait approach, placing subjects in a beautiful environment with subtle direction to create natural and authentic moments.
Q: How far in advance should we book you?
A: We recommend booking us 12 months in advance, as soon as you have a date and venue secured.
Q: Where are you based?
A: We’re based in New York but are available for travel worldwide.
Q: Do you travel?
A: Yes, we love to travel and will arrive at least a day before the event to ensure we don’t miss your big day. Let us know where you are, and we’ll work out the best way to get to you.
Q: When should we take wedding portraits?
A: It’s mostly up to you, but we suggest taking them a couple of hours before or after the ceremony. Taking them before allows you to have more time with your guests during the cocktail hour, while taking them after could allow us to take advantage of the softer light during sunset.
Q: Do you take dance shots?
A: That’s where the fun is. We are right there with everyone on the dance floor like ninjas with cameras. Harmless ninjas.:)
Q: Do you take getting-ready shots?
A: Yes, we do. These are some of our favorite photographs to capture as they showcase the energy, excitement, and solemn moments leading up to the ceremony.
Q: Do you shoot film or digital?
A: We shoot both. For film, we use Pentax 6×7 medium format cameras, and Canon Eos-1V 35mm format camera, for digital, we use Canon 35mm cameras.0
Q: Do you shoot in RAW?
A: Yes. RAW allows us to get the best quality and image detail when we are processing the photos.
Q: Do you edit photos? What is the difference between editing and retouching?
A: Yes, we do. We edit all our digital photos, which includes color correction, adjusting exposure, tones, vibrance, and more. Retouching, which involves adding or taking away something from the image that didn’t exist, is more labor-intensive and should be done for images you care about the most, such as those in a wedding album.
Q: Do you shoot in black and white?
A: Yes, we do. Although we shoot digitally, we can decide after the fact whether to process the image in black and white or color. However, we generally shoot with a color preference in mind.
Q: Is your wedding package flexible?
A: Yes, it is. Our goal is to find a wedding package that fits your needs and budget. Please contact us if you have questions about our wedding photography packages or don’t see what
Q: How many photographs will we receive?
A: Generally 50-75 photographs per/hour of coverag
Q: When is the best time to schedule our engagement session?
A: Engagement portraits can be scheduled at any time during the months before your wedding. We offer on-location engagement photography sessions in various unique locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, including outdoor, urban, warehouse, natural, and other settings. We will work with you to design a session that aligns with your personality and preferences.
Q: What kind of equipment do you use?
A: We use Canon Eos R6 Mark II, Canon professional speedlights, and Canon L-series lenses. Additionally, we utilize film photography with a Pentax 6×7 medium format camera, etc. All photographs are processed on current Macintosh computers using professional photography software, such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Our color-managed workflow ensures highly accurate color in our photography. We frequently invest in camera equipment, computer equipment/software, and education to ensure that we provide you with high-quality photographs.
Q: When can I expect to see my wedding photos?
A: We usually deliver your wedding photos within 6-8 weeks following the wedding. We take a careful approach to select the best images from the day and individually process each of them with great attention to detail.
Q: Will we meet again before the wedding?
A: About a month before your wedding day, we will contact you to schedule a planning meeting. During the meeting, we will discuss, plan, and outline a photography schedule and locations for your wedding day. You can share this information with your wedding coordinator and family members. Following this meeting, your photography-related responsibilities are complete, and we will take care of the rest.
Q: Do you offer albums?
A: Yes, we offer custom-designed albums in several sizes, including 8×12, 10×10, 12×12, and 10×14. We also offer a la carte items. You can learn more about our albums by visiting our website.
Q: Who selects the photographs for the album?
A: You will select your favorite photos, and we will create a design that you can review before we send it to print.
Q: Where should I order prints?
A: We highly recommend that you order prints through your online gallery. We work with a professional photo lab that we are color-calibrated with, ensuring that the pictures will look the same as they do on your screen.
Q: Do you charge for travel?
A: There is no charge for travel within New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Staten Island. For weddings outside this area, we will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover our travel expenses.
Q: Do you charge sales tax?
A: According to the state of New York, any labor and service involved in producing or fabricating the photograph is subject to sales tax if the client receives anything tangible. If your collection includes a downloadable link and no products such as a USB or album, there is no sales tax.