FAQs1. What is your style of photography?
Yeah, I said it. My style is awesome.
Seriously, my shots are mostly photojournalistic. Meaning real, candid, capturing the moments in between.
Viewing your photos, it will feel like a storybook.
I pay attention to details. The beads on your dress, the pearls on your ears, the blossoms on your bouquet.
I mostly do formals right after the ceremony with the family and bridal party then at random at the ceremony and of course whenever any one asks for it.
2. What is your photo editing philosophy?
Looks and feels California.
3. What kind of input do we have on the direction of the shots?
This is your event so definitely feel free to throw ideas my way. I appreciate all your input and suggestions.
If you only knew how much I love brides who get into detail. That's right. I super love it. The more information you give me the more awesome our photo coverage will be cause I have a clear idea of who you are and what you want.
If you can't put it into words, give me concepts, keywords, sample photos, links to other websites, pieces of inspiration.
If you're in a rut, I'm constantly bursting with ideas to make your wedding the most awesome day of your life so talk to me. Brainstorming, collaboration is key.
4. Are you the wedding photographer who will actually take our photos?
Oui. In the event that I may be unavailable due to some illness or calamity (which I pray to God never happens), I will have a competent photographer as backup. I will still be in charge of post processing.
5. What kind of equipment do you use?
digital with all Canon equipment (at least 2 pro cameras and assorted lenses).
6. Do we have rights to the photos?
7. Can other people take photos while you are taking photos?
The quality of
your images is most important. I don't mind if others take photos although if I feel that it is interfering with the quality
of your images, I will ask them to pause momentarily.
8. Should our event last longer than scheduled, will you stay? Will there be an extra charge?
If I have no other booked engagement after your event, yes. If I do (have another event to cover), then I can't.
Each package states the number of hours included. The Pricing page has an option for extra hours with an hourly charge ($150).
9. What attire will you wear?
I will arrive dressed up as Michael Myers with a hacksaw and a bloody baseball bat. You can easily spot me.
Don't worry, I'll come in style looking FAH-bulous fluidly mixing with the rest of your guests.
Sorry if you're expecting someone who's dressed in black from head to toe to be incognito (?). I don't know about you but I think nothing stands out more than someone walking around ala-Addams Family in a sea of color (unless, of course it's Halloween).
10. Will you be talking to my friends and family in the same manner you express yourself on your blog?
I assume you're referring to the cussing here and there.
Of course you are.
First, let me explain that my blog is my online home.
The website is the door that leads to this home.
Since I paid for it at GoDaddy, I consider it as my tiny wittle space in this vast monstrosity that is the internet. Here, I'm comfortable expressing myself (just like in my real home) without thinking of anything else but to unload all the good and the bad that's been going on in my sometimes crazy sometimes normal life.
I am comfortable in my own skin and I don't cut and trim my words to make posts generically pleasing.
Before I sit down and write, I usually do 3 things:
- I get a glass of diet green tea
- fire up a cigarette
- and do a quick ass check just to make sure nothing's stuck down there
I write the first thing that comes to mind and yes, at times, usually when I get all fired up, it may or may not involve a little cussing, like any normal person.
Do not mistake someone who's simply straight up with someone who has no clue of proper decorum.
When I work (at an event), I'm focused on one thing. Getting the most awesome images. I'm constantly walking (almost the whole time). So blah blah blah, to answer your question after all this nonsense, if and when I do get a chance to strike up small talk with your guests, and the topic is hot, you can bet your ass I'll be myself and not some pretentious asshole who filters his thoughts before he speaks.
Another awesome reason why I write the way I do is I want to attract those who get it. Those who get ME. Who are in the same page as I am. Who just laughs it off when I'm kind of getting psycho. And in the same line drive away people who who roll their eyes, shake their heads with their hand on their chest while reading my blog then go on with their lives smiling at people then talking smack behind their backs. Pretentious, judgemental, stuck-up assholes. Fuck that. On and off work, I like to surround myself with people who are fabulous, real and share a common allergic reaction to bullcrap.