FAQ's

I have compiled a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience.  If you have other questions feel free to email

me at www.annaso@iCloud.com

 

INDEX OF QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

~DO YOU DELIVER EVERY IMAGE YOU SHOOT

~DO YOU PROVIDE VIDEOGRAPHY

~DO YOU TRAVEL OR DO DESTINATION WEDDINGS

~HAVE YOU SHOT AT MY VENUE

~WHICH PHOTOGRAPHER WILL I GET

~DO YOU PROVIDE PARTIAL DAY COVERAGE

~WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU HAVE

~DO YOU PROVIDE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS, FAMILY PORTRAITS, MATERNITY SESSION, NEWBORN SHOOTS, HEADSHOTS, CORPORATE FUNCTIONS AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPH

 

WEDDING DAY QUESTIONS

~HOW MANY HOURS OF PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE WILL I NEED FOR MY WEDDING DAY

~DO I NEED TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS AT MY WEDDING

~I HAVE DOWNTIME BETWEEN EVENTS ON MY WEDDING DAY.  WILL I BE CHARGED FOR THAT DOWNTIME

~WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER THE CONTRACTED AMOUNT OF TIME

~WHY DO WE NEED TO CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL COVERAGE

~SHOULD WE DO FIRST LOOK FOR OUR WEDDING DAY

~WHAT IS AN UNPLUGGED WEDDING

 

STYLE, QUALITY POST PRODUCTION QUESTIONS

~WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

~WHAT IS YOU WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY

~DO YOU TOUCH UP ALL THE IMAGES 

~DO YOU BACK UP MY WEDDING PHOTOS

 

IMAGE DOWNLOAD AND COPYRIGHT QUESTIONS

~ WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS

~WILL I HAVE RIGHTS TO THE PHOTOS

~HOW DO I DOWNLOAD MY PHOTOS

 

HOW TO BOOK US AND FEES QUESTIONS

~HOW DO I BOOK MY WEDDING

~WILL YOU HOLD MY DATE FOR ME

~IS THE RETAINER/RESERVATION FEE REFUNDABLE

 

ENGAGEMENT SESSION QUESTIONS

~HOW LONG IS THE ENGAGEMENT SESSION

~WHEN SHOULD WE DO OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

~WHEN AND WHERE SHOULD WE SEE OUR PHOTOS FROM OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

~HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU TYPICALLY DELIVER

~CAN WE SCHEDULE OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION ON A WEEKEND

~WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

 

 

 

GENERAL QUESTIONS

 

 

Q.  DO YOU DELIVER EVERY IMAGE YOU SHOOT

A.  No, We do not.  We eliminate duplicate images, test shots, missed focused shots and bad expressions.  We always take a few extra shots to make sure I have the perfect focus, no closed eyes, and everyone is looking at me for group shots.

 

Q.  DO YOU PROVIDE VIDEOGRAPHY

A.  Yes, We partner with a couple of very talented videographers but we usually have one main one we use. Please visit her site Maiography.com  We want to focus at what we do best which is photography so we leave the videos to our talented partners.  

 

Q.  DO YOU TRAVEL OR DO DESTINATION WEDDINGS

A.  Yes, we do!!  While we are based out of Orlando, Florida and the Central Florida area, we serve clients all over the world.  There is no traveling fee for weddings under 300 miles round trip from our location, Downtown Orlando, Fl.  For weddings beyond that or out of state, the traveling fee will depends on mileage, airfares and lodging expenses.  

 

Q.  HAVE YOU SHOT AT MY VENUE

A.  We have shot at many venues and too many to recall, so there is a good chance that we have.  However, if we have not, we will get to the venue early the day of and be sure to perform a thorough walk through to scout out the best photography locations.  We also do extensive online research prior to the big day.  If your venue is not too far we will visit prior to the big day.

 

Q.  WHICH PHOTOGRAPHER WILL I GET

A.  When you book with me, you will always get me.  I will be with you every step of the way.  If you book a second photographer, you will get the one who is available but I assure you that my second shooter is just as good as me.  

 

Q. DO YOU PROVIDE PARTIAL DAY COVERAGE

A.  We typically do not cover partial day coverage on weekends for high season months,  beginning of September to end of June.  Those months We only accept clients  that require at least 6 hours of coverage or have a budget of $1350 and above.  We have partial day coverage for weekdays all year round and weekends from July to end of August.

 

Q.  WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU HAVE

A.  I use top of the line Canon gear.  I make sure I have extra backups of everything.  I also make sure my second shooters  have comparable gear as I do.

 

Q.  DO YOU PROVIDE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS, INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS, FAMILY PORTRAITS, MATERNITY SESSION, NEWBORN SHOOTS, HEADSHOTS, CORPORATE EVENTS AND OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY

A.  YES, we have experiences in many fields of photography.  Please Contact  us for more information.

 

WEDDING DAY QUESTIONS

Q.  HOW MANY HOURS PHOTOGRAPHY COVERAGE DO I NEED FOR MY WEDDING DAY

A.  We recommend 8 or more hours of photography coverage.  For more information please take a look at my  Wedding Photography Timeline to see detailed break downs of how much time you would need to have set aside for your wedding photos.

 

Q.  DO I NEED TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS AT MY WEDDING

A.  We always recommend two photographers.  Our photographers are handpicked to have similar styles but we each like to capture moments in our own, unique way to give a divers set of photos throughout the day.  

 

Q.  I HAVE DOWNTIME BETWEEN EVENTS ON MY WEDDING DAY.  WILL I BE CHARGED FOR THAT DOWNTIME

A.  For a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time between events.  The fact is, we never truly rest during the day.  We're either traveling to the next venue, setting up for the next event, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of unforeseen wedding day delays.  In many cases, we use that "downtime" to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family portraits.  If the downtime is significant such as 3 hours or more, we can negotiate.

 

Q.  WHAT HAPPENS IF WE GO OVER THE CONTRACTED AMOUNT OF TIME

A.  We understand that not everything goes according as planned during a wedding.  We never pack up before the contracted time and never leave on the dot when the contracted time is up.  We will always ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you want us to extend.  If yo would like us to stay we will charge the rates stated in your contract rounded to the closest 30-minutes increment.

 

Q.  WHY DO WE NEED TO CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL COVERAGE

A.  We've dedicated the entire day to your wedding, so we won't take off to catch other plans.  However,  we need to charge for additional coverage primarily because there are costs of having the team stay.  The additional photos taken will need to be post produced which adds to our overall costs.


 

Q.  SHOULD WE DO FIRST LOOK FOR OUR WEDDING DAY

A.  Yes!!  There are so many benefits to having a first look on your wedding day.  First it gives you more time together.  You will have a private emotional time to share with each other and not surrounded by people.  You will have some time to be alone together and get the jitters out of the way. You can walk down that aisle fresh and stress free with all smiles.  Couple photos and wedding party photos usually follows first look.  This will free up time after the ceremony. With only family photos to do and some last minutes photos that might have gotten pushed back, you might catch the last end of cocktail hour or you can do a room first look.  You paid a lot of money to get that reception decorated to your vision, you will want to see it untouched and get a private photo with just the two of you and the room. 


 

Q.  WHAT IS AN UNPLUGGED WEDDING

A.  We live in a world of social media and we want everything instantly.  We do not mind other people taking photos on your big day but we highly recommend  an "unplugged ceremony."  This is where we ask family and friends to turn off phones and cameras and just enjoy the moment.  We promise you my team and I will get them the best photos and they will have access to them through our social media sites.  And if you allow them, they can have access to all the photos on your gallery that I create for you.  Trust me, there are many times when someone is in the aisle trying to capture that kissing shot.  Unplugged ceremony keeps family and friends from blocking our shots and it is not pretty to see phones and tablets in the aisle and over their heads.  It is also a distraction during group photos.  I need everyone to look at my camera and not the iPhone that 5 feet from me ;).

 

STYLE, QUALITY POST PRODUCTION QUESTIONS

 

Q.  WHAT IS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

A.  I started off as an artist, a painter.  My special medium is oil.  I purchased my first SLR Camera before the time of digital or iPhones as a promise to my late best friend.  He left my life and this earth before his time and I did not have one photo of him so I made a promise that I will buy a camera and photograph everything and everyone.  I have fallen in love with photographing people and life's tender moments.  Through the years I've learned that photography is exactly like painting.  Light is the key,  if one understands light, the rest will fall into place.  I love using creative lighting mixed with natural ambient light to produce crisp, clean and vibrant imagery.   So I would say my style is wedding photojournalism influenced by fine-art and modern fashion.

 

Q.  WHAT IS YOU WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PHILOSOPHY

A.  I believe in hiring a professional wedding photographer because you deserve a professional that can use his or her technological expertise and creative vision to bring you the best quality products that an amateur photographer could not do.  It is more than just having a nice camera.  It is a combination of professional grade cameras and lighting equipment.  It is the knowledge of what to do at any given situation, lighting and obstacles.  It is about waiting for that special moment.  A photograph is priceless and it speaks when words fail.  I strive to capture those unexpected tender moments that you are sharing.  I am there every step of the way from the day you hire me to when ever you think my services is not needed anymore.  I will assist you in planning your wedding photography.  We will get to know each other during the complimentary engagement session.  It is about caring so you can be your best on your special day.

 

Q.  DO YOU TOUCH UP ALL THE IMAGES 

A.  Yes, I do.  I post produce all the images delivered.  This involves color correction. exposure adjustment, selective black and white processing, clarity adjustment, tone-mapping,and other corrections.

 

Q.  DO YOU BACK UP MY WEDDING PHOTOS

A.  I back up images as I photograph.  My cameras write to two memory cards at the same time for extra layer of protection.  When I am done photographing your big day,  I back up your photos to two external hard drives.  When I'm done editing your photos, they get uploaded to a personalized gallery I created for you.  I don't format the memory cards I used for your wedding until all your photos are uploaded to your gallery.  There are no do-overs for your special day so I take extra precaution to back up all your photos at different locations.   

 

IMAGE DOWNLOAD AND COPYRIGHT QUESTIONS

 

Q.  WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS

A.  You will receive your photos on a personalized gallery created for you with password protected on my website within 4 weeks from your wedding day.  You are welcome to share these photos with your family and friends and download free of charge.  

 

Q.  WILL I HAVE RIGHTS TO THE PHOTOS

A.  Yes,  you will have shared copyright to all your photos with me.  You can take your photos anywhere for printing and social media.

Q.  HOW DO I DOWNLOAD MY PHOTOS

A.  To download images, log into your gallery.  Click on a folder to open.  Click on a thumbnail, click on "download" on upper right.  

 

HOW TO BOOK US AND FEES QUESTIONS

 

Q.  HOW DO I BOOK MY WEDDING

A.  First you have to connect with me through 'contact''Let's Chat' or 'Book Now' to make sure my team and I are available.  If we are available and if you think my offer fits your wedding needs and vision, a 30% non-refundable retainer on your wedding collection is required to reserve your wedding date.  We take weddings on a first come first serve basis.

Q.  WILL YOU HOLD MY DATE FOR ME

A.  Every wedding I book is first come first serve basis.  A retainer of 30% must be paid with a contract for me to hold the date for you.  I cannot guarantee your date if you are not committed.

Q.  IS THE RETAINER/RESERVATION FEE REFUNDABLE

A.  No, the 30% Retainer Fee is used to reserve your date.  Once we've reserved your date. we do not accept new clients for your date.
 

ENGAGEMENT SESSION QUESTIONS

Q.  HOW LONG IS AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION

A.  Typically up to two hours.  Additional charges may apply if you go over more than an hour.

 

Q.  WHEN SHOULD WE DO OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

A.  We encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible.  The latest we suggest is at least 6 weeks prior to your wedding date.

 

Q.  WHEN AND WHERE CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE OUR PHOTOS FROM OUR ENGAGEMENT 

A.  Our post production for engagement session are completed two weeks after the shoot date.  Your images will be delivered online to your gallery we create for you.

 

Q.  HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU TYPICALLY DELIVER

A.  For engagement we typically deliver 100-150 photos for two hour session.  For weddings we typically deliver 150 images per hour.  Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured.

 

Q.  CAN WE SCHEDULE OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION ON A WEEKEND

A.  Because most of our weddings occur on the weekends, we typically don't shoot engagement session on weekends.  If you can only do your engagement session on a weekend, we can schedule your engagement session on a weekend but however, if a wedding is schedule later  on your weekend, we will have to reschedule your engagement session.

 

Q.  WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION

A.  Please check out our ENGAGEMENT SESSION WARDROBE page.