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Wedding Photographer Northern California, Wedding Photography Northern California, Wedding Photographer San Francisco Bay Area, Wedding Photography Northern California, Portrait Photography, Family Portraits, Special Events PhotographyQ) Do you photograph mostly portraits or weddings?
Our passion is to capture the beautiful moments in life. Clients often hire us for a wedding and later invite us to shoot an anniversary, a prenatal or baby portrait, a family portrait, a bar mitzvah or a special birthday. In both portrait sessions and weddings we adhere to the same standards of good preparation and diligence. We feel our personal and friendly approach to photography makes us uniquely qualified. Families and friends are pleased time and again with our gentle and professional interaction with them and our helpful approach. Take a look at some of the positive comments we have received in letters from recent clients, brides and grooms.

Q) What is your style of wedding photography?
A) Every wedding is a unique celebration of love and romance. We capture these moments with passion, preserving them in beautiful images. From the bridal preparations to the fun of your reception, your wedding is photographed the way you want. Based on our interaction during your engagement portrait session and our consultation with you before the wedding day, we arrive at the perfect mix of candid and formal images for your special day. We like to create a blend between a classical approach to portraiture and romantic, fun and spontaneous images. Though we have photographed a great number of weddings in the last fifteen years, we continue to bring a fresh and original vision to each celebration. View our online gallery of wedding images or come visit our office in Walnut Creek and see some of the beautiful results first-hand.

Q) What are the prices of your wedding photography services?
A) Wedding celebrations start at $2,275 and include an unlimited number of images from your wedding day. We photograph only a select number of weddings each year, allowing us to get to know each bride and groom and maintain a high level of service. We believe in photographing one event per day, devoting our full attention to you and your families and friends. We recommend that you contact us as early as possible to guarantee our availability. The pricing of our services is clear and concise, with no hidden fees or complicated rates, and we can customize our services to accommodate special requests. Our packages include leather albums of the highest quality, and most of the weddings we photograph are preceded by an engagement portrait session in the San Francisco Bay Area or around Carmel. We often travel to locations beyond the Bay Area, even outside the country. Travel expenses including lodging are quoted on a case by case basis.

Q) Is a second photographer available?
A) Candid coverage by a second photographer is included in our top packages and can be added to our other wedding service selections. The second photographer is an accomplished and talented photographer who will add a beautiful complement of candid shots to your wedding day coverage.

Q) Some photographers take control and rule the day. How do you feel about that?
A) We prefer to be as unobtrusive as possible while still creating all the photographs you have requested. We realize that your time is extremely valuable and strive to keep time spent away from your guests to a bare minimum. We are easy going, fun, relaxed and will do all we can to help you enjoy the experience of your wedding day. Special requests are always welcome.

Q) Do you have a schedule for the wedding day?
A) Our coverage of each wedding is planned in advance. In consultation with you, we create a schedule for the important events of the day along with a list of your requests. By the day of the wedding, we have familiarized ourselves with the names of the wedding party and family members. To assist you further in your planning, we can refer you to a list of recommended vendors who we consider to be among the best in their field. They are committed, like us, to helping you enjoy your special day.

Q) Do you preview the wedding sites for each wedding? Do you bring an assistant?
A) Good preparation is essential to our success. We have had the pleasure to photograph many beautiful locations throughout Northern California. Whenever possible, we revisit the site a short time before the wedding day to check out the available light and scenery. We always bring an experienced assistant to help gather family members and assist the bride and groom on the day of the wedding.

Q) How many photographs do you take on the wedding day? Is overtime available?
A) We photograph the events of the day with no preconceived limit on the number of images. We are committed to capturing all of the images necessary to tell the story of your wedding day. We only photograph one wedding per weekend, and are always available for extended coverage and overtime.

Q) How soon are the photographs and the album ready?
A) The original prints are ready four weeks after the wedding day. Special arrangements can be made to obtain the prints sooner if necessary. Viewing and ordering is accomplished easily on a password-protected online gallery. We usually schedule your pick-up appointment during our last consultation before the wedding day. You have four weeks to review the photographs and place your order for the album and any reprints. This order is ready in another twelve to fifteen weeks. Additional artwork and custom frames may increase order processing time. Our policies are flexible, and we will do all we can to accommodate your special requests.

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