Los Angeles and Destination Wedding Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of events do you cover?

We cover most events, from weddings, engagements, birthdays and corporate events. However, our niche lies in wedding photography.


Wedding photography follows a number of styles. Which style do you follow?

There are three different wedding photography styles that we offer to our clients. These styles are photojournalistic, traditional and artistic photography. For more information about our style, please check out our style page.


How do I know which style best suits my wedding?

Different people have different preferences. Before drawing up a contract with a client, we like to thoroughly discuss their options and determine which style suites them best.


How many weddings do you photograph in a year?

To give the best quality of service, we limit ourselves to 25 weddings per year. We feel that shooting more than 25 weddings deprives us of inspiration, and we want to provide clients with our best and most original work.


Do we need to meet you before the wedding?

Since your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion, we want to get it right and make it flow as smoothly as possible. That is why it is important for our clients to tell us what their expectations are and what kind of shots they prefer. It also helps us to get to know our clients so they will feel more comfortable being around the photographer. Even if it is a destination wedding, we can still meet online via Skype and discuss your special day and your needs.


Do you have insurance?

We do have insurance. Every professional wedding photographer should have an insurance policy that covers theft and liability protection.


What is an assistant for and is he/she really needed?

An assistant is essential for wedding photography in order to make the process go faster and smoother. For example, an assistant can help set up lighting equipment, hold different cameras or lenses, and carry and take care of the equipment. There are certain shots that require one person to hold the flash while another person uses the camera - without an assistant, these shots are nearly impossible. We will always inform our clients if we will be using an assistant before the date of the event.


Do I need one or two photographers?

A wedding is a unique and special event. If you have more than 50 people in your wedding, we highly recommend hiring two photographers. Your moments are priceless; having two or more wedding photographers gives you a better chance at capturing them.


What are your exact terms and conditions?

Since expectations regarding wedding photography vary on a wide range, our exact terms and conditions might vary after a discussion with you. We base the client's contract on this discussion, making the terms clear and transparent for you as well for us.


What kind of equipment do you prefer to use?

Our main concern is providing you with top quality work. We ensure that we use the latest and best equipment that is available in the market. Specifically, we use Nikon D4, Nikon D810.


What are your prices?

Different couples have different expectations for their wedding photography, so we are open to discussion regarding the price. Wedding photography on average is about $5,000 a session, however there are packages available for lower costs.


Do you have more samples to show besides the ones on your portfolio page?

Yes, we have more samples that we present during our meetings with clients. If you are interested in seeing more samples online, please contact us.


How can we contact you?

You can contact us via email or telephone. Our information is listed under our contact page.


What kind of packages do you provide?

Every wedding is unique in its own nature, so we provide the best value packages that would work for your specific event. There are packages that cover wedding day only, or packages that cover the wedding day, an engagement session and/or extra events. We provide a variety of albums, prints, slideshows and other available products of your choice. All the packages are customizable to your needs and budget. For more details please contact us.


Would you be able to accommodate a low budget wedding?

Our rates vary depending on your requirements and expectations. However, we maintain a certain level of professionalism and quality that makes us unable to guarantee a negotiation on prices. For your wedding photography quote please contact us directly.


Why is wedding photography so expensive?

At first glance, the average price for wedding photography might seem overpriced. However, for each hour of shooting there is a minimum 2 hours of editing. In addition to shooting at the event and post-production, photographers have to cover different expenses such as traveling, insurance, studio rent, marketing, equipment repair, etc. If you do the math, the average cost for a wedding photographer would be approximately $15 an hour.


How many images do you usually take at an event?

This depends on the selected package. Usually the range varies from 500 to 2000 images. However, keep in mind that we will filter the images and we will delete duplicates or images that do not look right. Usually, about 40% of images are removed.


Do you edit the pictures?

Yes, we are experts in post-production and can edit any picture to perfection. There are different levels of post-production starting from basic color correction to a custom level editing. All the photos we give to our clients are color corrected. All album images are custom edited to perfection. 


When can we see the proofs?

The proofs are generally available for you to see within 2-3 weeks after the photographed event. Custom edited photos take about another week.


When can we expect our end product?

We generally send you your end product within a month on a DVD with a designer cover. This implies that your photos are finished by the time you are back from your honeymoon.


How long does the photographer stay during the event?

Our photographer generally stays as long as it is described in the contract. If you decide that you will need the photographer to stay longer during your event, you are welcome to ask. However, there will be an additional hourly fee applied.


Can you make a simple wedding look larger than life and glamorous?

We use some of the best photography equipment available in the industry, and our photographer is very professional. We take pride in our ability to create the most artistic impressions of your wedding and turn a simple, toned-down occasion into a glamorous affair.


Would it be a problem if we hired other photographers along with you?

Whether you want to hire other photographers or not is completely your decision. However, hiring too many photographers can divide the focus on the couple and the quality could consequently decrease.


Can event guests take pictures of the party and the happy couple?

Yes they can, as long as they don't interfere with the photographer's duties and not photograph poses arranged by the photographer.