YOU GOT QUESTIONS. WE GOT ANSWERS.
You're ready to plan a destination wedding in Mexico but you're not exactly sure how this whole thing goes, especially when it comes to hiring a photographer.
HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND FEEL FREE TO ASK ME MORE!
• When will we get the photos after our wedding?
I deliver your photos within five weeks.
• Will all the pictures I receive be edited?
Yes, you will receive all photos edited and in high and low resolution (for printing and web/devices).
• Where are you based? Can you shoot weddings abroad?
I am based in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I specialize in Destination Weddings and more than happy to travel wherever the best day of your life is going to happen! I have done weddings all across Mexico, England, and Asia.
• How many hours are you available to be booked?
You can book me starting from 6 hours up to as many as you like. There isn’t a limit. I am even happy to be part of your entire celebration over the course of a few days. Just name it, I’ll be there.
• What does your wedding coverage cost and which services are included?
The cost depends on the package you choose. You can find that information here. All pictures in high resolution (for printing) and web resolution (for websites/devices). A personal online gallery. For additional packages and detailed information please contact me via email.
• What method of payment do you accept?
I accept payment via Bank Transfer. For the lowest possible rate via Bank Transfer, please download the TransferWise app (available from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store). This comes at a very minimal cost (usually around $5 USD).
• How many pictures of our wedding will we get?
They start from 400 photos and increase from there, depending on the package you choose. Generally, everyone ends up receiving more images because I believe in making sure you don’t miss out on some great images! But, this can also depend on how much of yourself you really put into it… if you really let your guard down, let loose, and have fun, you’ll probably end up with some more quality images at the end of the day.
• How do you decide how many color or black & white photos to edit?
I am happy to follow your lead on your preference. If you want all black and white, I can do that! If you don’t want any, I can do that too. You can see the style of editing on my page. If you’re happy to leave it in my hands, I’ll take liberty with what makes sense based on the photo and when it fits the motive.
• What kind of equipment do you use?
I work with professional equipment. I use Canon 5D Mark III bodies. This equipment is combined with different fixed lenses.
• Can we order albums and printed photos from you?
YES! I love to arrange photo albums and providing printed photos. For more information, you can write me an email at any time. There is no rush. You can choose well after your wedding day.
• Do you use flashes very often or available light?
For weddings, I prefer available light, but I typically use flashes when the natural light isn’t adequate and normally always during the party at night.
• What is the cost of prepayment to secure my date with you?
The pre-payment amount is 50% of the total amount. I ask for the remaining 50% in cash on the day of the wedding.
• Will I receive any RAW images?
No, I do not provide raw images and you will receive all photos edited and in high and low-resolution jpegs (for printing and web/devices). You will receive a personal online gallery within five weeks after your wedding and the images will be ready for download. The gallery is password protected and can only be attended by people with the login information.
• How far should we book in advance?
Many couples book me more than one year in advance. Sometimes I get spontaneous requests so the earlier you contact me, the better the chances are that your date is still available in the calendar. Just let me know as soon as you know your date!
• Can we meet before booking?
Of course, I love to get to know new people and couples. If you are living outside of Puerto Vallarta or abroad I like to use FaceTime or Skype.
• What and when do you eat on our wedding day?
It’s great if you have one serving left, but I don’t need an extra seat. If you want to give me a seat, I’ll take one where it can be flexible. I always eat at the same time as the wedding guests.
• What if you can’t make our wedding?
Pray this never happens, as it would only happen if it were out of my control (act of god, illness, death, etc) but in this case I would do my best to help find a replacement photographer whom I trust with a similar style, although I’m not legally held to do so. If I can’t make it to your wedding your money will be refunded.
• Can you photoshop us?
Yes, I can, however, I don’t alter the way you look. I charge a re-touching fee for things like skin blemishes or anything temporary that would not normally be there (bruise, burn, scrape, acne etc, unless you’d like me to keep it in the photos). If you’re especially self-conscious about something, please let me know as I’ll be sure to be aware of that while I’m posing you.
• How do we plan all the details together?
We will arrange multiple phone calls to ensure all your ideas and details are communicated. I want to make sure the day is planned the way you want it and I am up to speed on the how, the when, and the where.
• Where and how do we connect the day of the wedding?
We will already have had a phonecall 2 weeks before the wedding to arrange the details of the wedding day. On the day of your wedding, I will take care of everything to get to the venue on time by myself at the location we discussed – no need to worry about me getting there.