Below are some frequently asked questions that come up once in awhile. If you do not see any answer to YOUR question, feel free to contact us and we will be sure to get back to you within 24 hours with an answer!
• Do you take digital or film pictures?
My main camera body is a professional grade Canon digital format camera, as well as my backup cameras. All lenses are also professional grade Canon lenses. Digital prints are easier to work with when it comes to processing the images for for black and white, sepia or special effects images. A film camera may be used for a special occasion, but very rarely.
• How is payment to be made?
We prefer 50% down as a retainer at the time of signing a contract or booking your event. The balance is due 2 weeks prior to the final photo session or event. Retainer/deposits may be made with a personal check or cash but the balance is to be by cash only.
• How many photos can I expect at the end of the day?
I can generally shoot about 80-100 images an hour, so theoretically I should be able to provide between 320 and 400 images for a four hour shoot, and between 640 and 600 images for an 8 hour shoot. These numbers could obviously fluctuate depending on the event itself and other criteria. Regardless of the event, I will take as many images as needed to capture the event to it’s fullest!
• How long will it take for me to get my prints?
Depending on the event that we photograph, it usually takes anywhere between 1 to 2 weeks. Weddings are more involved and usually take at least a week to process and complete depending on the package you choose.
• Do you do retouching or skin smoothing of the photos?
When you receive your photos, they will be what I call “polished proofs”. These images are gone through one at a time by me and edited to the point of being ready to print, minus the advanced retouching needed to get them the absolute best they can be. If there is an obvious spot in the photo that needs attention, I will fix it immediately in the editing process. After receiving your “polished proofs”, you may ask to have one or several images retouched to your liking at a minimal cost.
• Would you travel to photograph my wedding?
Absolutely! I will travel anywhere in the world to photograph your event. Special arrangements and pricing would have to be discussed and included in the package price in order to reimburse the photographer for accommodations and travel. Contact us for more details on destination weddings!
• What style is your wedding photography?
My style is a combination of photojournalistic and traditional, casual posed photos. I try and capture the day as it happens, when it happens. Most people are comfortable with this type of photography since it is a natural, unobtrusive style that seems to work for most wedding couples. Remember, we can capture any photo the way you want it captured, just ask. It’s our pleasure to go that extra step to get you those special memories you will cherish forever.
• How does “On line proofing and ordering” work?
Online proofing and ordering makes it easy for you and your family to view and order prints right from our website. We will give you a password to be used to log in so your photos are kept privet on our website. Print sizes include 2×3 wallet size, 4×6, 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, 16×20 and 24×36 poster size. Gallery wraped canvas prints are also available in those sizes. After you place your order and your payment is received, it usually takes about a week for you to receive your prints. If you have a deadline and need them faster, just let us know. We will try our best to get them to you within your timeline.
• How do I find out if you are available for a specific date?
We are constantly booking events year round. To ensure that you get your first choice in entertainment, please contact us to check availability or request a price quote.
• What do I need to do to secure a date for my event?
First, contact us for availability for the services your are inquiring about and provide us with your contact information and the details about your event. After we confirm that we are available for your event and we agree on the services that will fit your needs and budget. You can book the services you need in one of two ways. You can call us with a credit card number and we will take a deposit over the phone or we can get your event information over the phone or through email and send you a contract in the mail or through email. Simply return the signed contract with your deposit within one week of receiving it. We will then send you a confirmation for your event and you are all set! *Event dates are secured after your deposit has been received by us.
• Do you charge for setup and tear down?
We do not charge for any type of setup or tear down of equipment. The only time you would be charged for this is when the venue is charging us for any type of setup fee, which is very rare.
• What if my plans change or we have questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to making your event a true celebration. If there is anything that will make your event more special, please let us know.
• Are your photo booths professionally built?
Absolutely, our photo booths not only LOOK great, but they are one of a kind in that respect. Our booths have a very slick look to them. No 2×4’s and nails were used here! 🙂
• Do you use inkjet printers for your photo booths?
No way…. never. We use high resolution dye-sublimation printers that produce the highest resolution prints you will find in ANY printer on the market today!
• Do you offer a video booth for guests to do a video message to us?
As an add-on option we do offer the video booth for your guests to leave you a personal video message!
• Will I get all of the photo booth images on disc after my event?
We deliver all of the photo booth images on a thumb drive after your event!
• Can I get unlimited prints with your photo booths?
Our photo booths will print four 2×6 strips and three 4×6 prints, (depending on which layout the user picks), but every photo booth rental comes with UNLIMITED sessions, so you can go in as many times as you like!
• How much space do your photo booths take up?
Our photo booths will need an area approximately 8 feet by 12 feet.
• How long does it take to set up?
Our photo booths take about 45 minutes to set up.
• Can you put the photo booth photos online for my guests to see after my event?
At no extra cost to you, all of your photo booth photos are posted on our website photo booth gallery for you and your family and friends to see. If there are any “offensive” photos in your gallery, these photos will be left out of the gallery unless you give us the OK to leave them in!
• What is an open air photo booth and do you use one?
An open air photo booth is a photo booth that does not use an enclosed area for the guests to stand in while taking their photo booth session. It is almost as if you were standing in an open area and someone is taking your photo with a hand held camera. Most open air photo booths are very basic designs and take only a few minutes to set up. We choose to use a more traditional type of photo booth with an enclosed area surrounded by a curtain for most events although open air booths can be used of you request one.
Accent & Uplighting
• What colors do you offer in your uplighting?
Any color in the rainbow! We can match most colors fairly close with our lights. We offer the basic colors (blue, red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and white) as well as custom colors.
• Do these lights get hot? Are they a fire hazard?
Our lights do NOT get hot! We use state of the art LED lights that put out almost no heat at all and still shine as bright as the standard hot bulb lights. The heat that is generated from our lights is about as hot as rubbing your hands together for a few seconds. Never hot enough to burn anyone or start a fire!
• How long will it take you to set up the uplighting at my event?
We would need about 45 minutes to set up the lights. This is generally done while the DJ is setting up his equipment.
Dance Floor Monograms
• Can you project this onto a wall at my event?
Absolutely! We can project your custom designed monogram or other design anywhere you wish! It can be projected onto a wall, the dance floor or the ceiling.
• What are my options as far as styles?
We offer 8 different styles to choose from. If the style you want is not something we offer, we can create a new one for you.
• How large is the monogram when it is projected on the dance floor?
Your dance floor monogram is approximately 6 feet across when projected onto a floor and approximately 10 feet when projected onto a wall.