Frequently asked Wedding Photography Questions
The most common Wedding photography questions couples ask us!
My style of wedding photography is a mixture of several styles of photography to create a collection of carefully captured images to tell a couples wedding day story. During the course of getting to know each other and during the wedding day, my wedding photography incorporates the personalities, the atmosphere, emotion and love you share to deliver a wedding story that is distinct and personalized.
Travel & Wedding Photography Coverage
I am routinely asked about prices, travel policies, albums, image delivery timelines and many other Wedding Photography related questions. I hope that this Q&A answers most of your questions, but if there is anything else or if I missed something please contact me, and I will answer your questions personally.
Just head over to my pricing page. Just remember my rates and collections vary by location the wedding and time of the year. Travel inside Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach, Florida is usually included unless its very southwest Miami or very north west Palm Beach.
Destination Weddings also take into account additional factors as well. For the most part I create customize Wedding photography collections for my clients that incorporate their specific needs, budgets and must haves. You can contact me with your specific wedding details and I will be more than happy to provide you with a personalized wedding photography collection and quote. Fill out as much information as you can on the contact page and I will call or email you right back.
I work with another lead photographer (Sandra Balzola) when requested, but for the most part he photographs weddings independently of me. I do have several second shooters available upon request for a nominal fee.
I edit every image by hand using a variety of software. For the most part, I am a Lightroom Guru and work heavily within that realm. I look at every image and some images receive extra treatment in other software.
Couture Bridal Photography is located at my home in beautiful Fort Lauderdale Florida. I travel within Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach with no added fees for engagement and wedding photography assignments.
I travel throughout the United States, Caribbean, South America and Europe on Destination Weddings work with my clients for the most economical means of safe travel.
Living in Fort Lauderdale provides easy access to Fort Lauderdale International Airport, Miami International Airport, and Palm Beach international airport for travel worldwide.
Travel for Destination weddings involve discussion on the most affordable, yet safe means.
I do not offer videography services, but I can offer suggestions on videographers I have worked with in the past. It is up to you to choose if you like their style and if they work within your budget.
This is a great question, since when applying for a job a resume with references is customary. I do not provide references for two reasons. #1 if I provide the reference it might be seen as biased, since I might provide references that would speak worlds of me. #2 I value my clients privacy and investment in my services. I would never ask a client to market and advertise my services free of charge on their own time. The best place to see unbiased reviews from past clients is to visit Weddingwire.com and Knot.com. You may also visit my Facebook page reviews, as well as those placed in google searches for "Couture Bridal Photography".
I always work with a photography assistant. I truly couldn't create the kind of work I do without a second set of hands. My assistants are a select group of individuals that are on their way to becoming lead photographers with "Couture Bridal Photography" and/or eventually go off on their own. Just so you know my assistants are abled bodied photographers with impressive gear as well. They take part in capturing different angles during certain parts of the wedding day. Their images will also be a part of your Wedding Photography collection.
During the course of a wedding day, I capture images with color and black in white in mind for a particular moment or scene. During the editing process I also take into account which works best with a particular scene or moment. My artistic eye, style and kind of image dictate what works best. I provide a mix of both. Let me know before wedding day if you'd like more than the other so I can take that into account as I photograph your wedding day.
I work diligently to edit and deliver wedding collections to their respective clients in the order they were captured. I typically deliver your images with your personalized password secured gallery within 6 weeks. Print orders placed from your online gallery average 7-10 days, and Graphistudio wedding art books approved and ordered take 6-8 weeks for delivery. I do provide sneak peeks via Facebook and Instagram to keep you excited and share with family.
I do not watermark any of my high resolution images that I will be delivering to you. My goal is to provide you with such an incredible wedding photography experience from beginning to end that you'll scream, "Couture Bridal Photography" from the roof tops and write amazing reviews about my team and I. That is the best Watermark I can apply to any image!
This is a very common question and one that is hard to answer. The quantity images you receive depends on a number of factors. How long of a wedding day you have? Locations where events will take place during the course of the wedding day, and most importantly your timeline. A timeline that allows me to take some time to create images will not only produce more wedding pictures, but higher quality artistic images.
I select the equivalent high resolution edited images you will receive. After delivering your images, you can have them printed at your discretion or use my preferred professional printing directly from your personalized online gallery. I cannot provide RAW images for purchase or viewing, this would be the equivalent of asking for the secret herbs and spice recipe from KFC and making your own fried chicken. Raw images that are not edited for various reasons are deleted. The images your receive reflect my extremely high standards for wedding photography, artistry and creativeness. You will receive the most carefully captured, curated, culled and edited images possible that has made Couture Bridal Photography and myself the most sought after wedding photography studio in Florida.
I deliver your wedding photography images through a personalized password protected online gallery. When your Wedding pictures have received final editing and touch ups, your images are uploaded to your gallery. When you access your gallery you can download any and all of your images, share the password with family and friends, purchase professional prints, canvases & Metal prints. Your personalized online password protected gallery will be accessible for a period of 6 months.
I absolutely love providing couples with fun romantic and exciting engagement photography. Some of my most creative and fun images take place during the more relaxed time we have during your engagement session. Additionally, engagement sessions take place in places that are familiar and special to you.
Another advantage to having an engagement photography session, is the opportunity to get to know me and become comfortable in front of the camera while taking direction.
Our Wedding Photography Style
I hope I can answer most of your questions regarding my style of Wedding Photography. Discussing my particular style and a client being able to compare styles among thousands of Wedding Photographers can be arduous.
Our wedding photography is a culmination of various styles and influences in the 24+ years I have studied and practiced photography. My photography incorporates Photojournalism, Illustrative, editorial, glamour, high-fashion and traditional photography styles. I also use natural lighting along with flash, strobe and video lighting to create mood, interest and illumination during the course of a wedding day.
Fortunately, my wedding photography has been described in much simpler terms by past clients as Elegant, Romantic and Timeless.
I know and have seen many wedding photographers working with a shot list. Providing a shot list would be counter intuitive to the style of wedding photography you hired me for. Additionally, I spend much of your wedding day anticipating moments that about to take place and predicting where special moments will occur. I promise I will capture every detail, emotion and special moment as it take place during the course of your wedding day photography coverage.
While we discuss shot lists, it would only make sense to mention "Pinterest". I love Pinterest as a source of inspiration and ideas, but I am not a fan of copying images. Let's use Pinterest together as inspiration to create a distinct and unique images others will want to copy!
Here is where I will answer business related questions most clients have asked when meeting with me. If your questions aren't answered here, please feel free to contact me for any and all questions regarding my services, photography and availability.
We do have liability insurance as required by most of the world's popular wedding venues, resorts, hotels, parks, Country Clubs and cruise ships. Upon hiring me to photography your wedding, I will provide your wedding venue with a loss payee certificate as required.
My general liability insurance exceeds the value necessary for most venues, due to providing wedding photography services as some very high end luxury venues.
To be fair, I can only hold dates for clients that provide a signed Wedding Photography contract and retainer. Once I receive your signed contract and retainer, your wedding date is secured and all other requested are denied to provide you the personalized wedding photography experience you deserve and we're known for.
Unfortunately, when I accept and sign a contract with you along with a paid retainer that specific date is exclusively yours. I turn down and do not accept any other photography assignments for that date. Your retainer is what binds me to a specific date. I will work with you, if you move your date and do my best to accommodate you in such an occurrence.