Questions & answers
Q. Which is your approach as a photographer on a wedding day?
A. I strive to document each lovely and unique detail, the organic and natural moments, and the quiet beauty of all emotions of your wedding day.
Upon arrival, I feel, read, and predict the overall mood letting the emotions and feelings of the couple and their guests guide me. I like to go by discreetly, blending in a non-obstructive way. I don't work with large lighting equipment, clumsy bags, or stands.
Q. What is your photography style?
A. My photographic style is ethereal, artistic, and romantic.
Q. Do you accept credit cards?
A. No, I don't, I'm sorry.
Q. What kind of cameras do you use? Do you photograph analogical or digital?
A. I do LOVE analogical photography (film), but for the moment I am only photographing digital.
I work with professional grade Canon camera bodies and lenses.
Q. Do you have backup equipment?
A. Of course! I work with at least two backups of all equipment (i.e. cameras, memory cards, batteries, etc.).
Q. Do you photograph weddings solo or do you have a team?
A. I always work with an assistant, and depending on some details like the budget, the number of guests or other I will work with a second photographer.
Q. How many photos do you shoot at a wedding and how many do you deliver to the client?
A. Each wedding is unique, and it is subject to some variation ( level of investment and number of guests, etc.), but I typically I deliver 750-1200 edited high-resolution photographs.
Q. How much time should we set aside for portraits on our wedding day?
A. Ideally, 30 minutes for couple portraits, 30-40 minutes for wedding party photographs, and 20 minutes for family photos.
Q. Do you retouch your photos?
A. I live and photograph inspired by the moto “Less is more”. I concentrate all energy in the "right here, right now" of the sceneI'm shooting. Focusing on what I can enhance in the photograph after the click is not my style.
I edit each selected photo individually with storytelling coherence in mind - I do not batch edit. I compose every image of the collection delivered to the client on a USB Pen Drive equaling consistency in details and overall visual and artistic style. Additional or extensive retouching services are available upon request and subject to an extra fee.
Q. When will our photographs be ready?
A. Usually, I'll have an online gallery available for you within 4-6 weeks (during a busy wedding season) and a USB Pen Drive and Keepsake Box with prints within 8-12 weeks.
Q. How do you store our images and for how long?
A. I typically keep images on my hard drives for one year after I deliver the USB Pen Drive. I encourage every client to keep a backup copy in a safe place and backing up all files in, at least, another device immediately upon arrival. It's important to remember that USB Pen Drives and hard discs have a shelf life of 10 years until data becomes corrupted.
Q. Do we have Copyrights and Print lease of our wedding photos?
A. The purchase of the High-Res files (included in all of my Wedding Packs) issue the client a Print Lease for personal use*. The printing lease excludes all publishing rights which must have my consent and might be subject to extra fees.
As a creative professional the legal copyrights of the images is mine. No one can sell, share (besides personal use*) or publish them without previous agreement and my explicit consent and authorship credit.
Printing rights for personal use are yours, and I highly recommend you print it in a professional printing lab whenever you wish to make copies. I also suggest you ensure that the lab doesn't make any color correction but even doing so I'm not accountable for any color printing errors.
*Personal use examples: printing photos for yourselves or others as gifts, posting it up on social media, using your images to decorate, sharing/disseminate across family & friends, etc..
Q. Can we order a printed album after the wedding or do we must request it at the moment we book the service?
A. You can request a printed album when you book the service or anytime until after six months succeeding the wedding date. If you order it after the wedding date, you must pay for its total cost upon your order.
Q. A printed album is composed of how many photographs?
A. A printed album is made out of 100-120 photographs chosen by the couple and sent to me via We Transfer or Dropbox. Afterwards, a designer will edit and arrange the collection structure, and make available a mockup for your approval. Once you the mockup is approved the production time is about three to four weeks. Before dispatching an e-mail requesting a confirmation of your address is sent to ensure no mistakes in the deliverance.
Q. How far in advance do I need to book a date with you?
A. I suggest booking your event date with me at least 6-12 months in advance. My wedding season (summer-autumn) fills up quickly. I only take a limited amount weddings (20 weddings per year) to ensure my full creative energy and dedication to each couple.
Q. How many Black & White photographs will we get?
A. Around 10-20% of the entire collection of images will be Black & White.
Q. Will you be posting about our wedding on your website, your social media accounts and submit to wedding magazines and blogs?
A. Yes, I will usually use some selected photographs on my social media accounts and my website to promote my practice.
I do submit some, not all, of my wedding reportages to wedding magazines, wedding online platforms and wedding blogs. It's important to my freelance practice, but I only submit weddings that have the couple's previous permission.
If you wish all your photographs remain exclusive, it's possible upon request and at additional exclusivity fees.
Q. What should we wear for our engagement session?
A. I suggest smooth colors, simple patterns, or solid colors (greens, reds, etc.). Wear colors that flatter your skin tone. Bring jackets because it might get chilly, some shoe options, and one or two extra outfits. Browse through your favorite store catalogues, wedding blogs, or magazines for inspiration.