Frequently Asked Questions
DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
We are ready! How should we book you in?
After choosing the collection you like, we will sign a contract and I would need a retainer as a first payment to hold the date for you.
Do you travel?
Of course! One of my passions is traveling and meeting new places and people.
What experience do you have in photography? And in wedding photography?
My passion for photography started in 2011. I’ve been shooting weddings since 2013 and during these years I worked in Spain, Italy, Germany, USA, Belarus, Russia, Poland. I speak Spanish, English and Russian.
What words define your style?
Vivid, tender, spontaneous, creative, timeless.
What is the turn around time until we receive the wedding photos?
Usually no more than 8 weeks.
How many images do you deliver?
It depends on the collection you choose. You can expect between 500-800 images as a minimum. It also depends on what happens during the wedding day, number of guests, etc.
In which quality do you deliver the files?
I deliver high-resolution images fully edited and free of any watermarks.
How do you deliver the pictures?
I deliver the images via online gallery. Email me and I’d be glad to send you an example. You’ll also receive the album if it’s included in your collection.
Do you deliver the RAW files?
Unfortunately I do not release any unedited, RAW images. For me, delivering a RAW file without editing is giving out an unfinished work, that is only half of my vision. If you are hiring me, I want it to be because you love the way I shoot and the way I edit.
Who’s coming to our wedding?
I go to every wedding I book. If you choose to bring a second shooter he/she will join me to capture your memories.
Do you work with a second shooter? Is a second shooter necessary? What is his purpose?
I usually shoot alone. If your wedding is up to 150 guests I prefer flying solo. After all you are choosing me and no second shooter would have the same vision as me. If there are more than 150 guests you can add a second shooter who will focus in guests, groom preparation (if in different locations), details and other reactions.
Do you shoot family formals and group shots?
Yes. I try to keep my photography as natural and spontaneous as possible but I understand that family portraits are just another part of the day.
We don’t feel comfortable in front of the camera…
Don’t worry, after hearing a hundred “clicks” you will be used to it (and even like it :) Besides, you will be enjoying the day and you’ll forget about the camera.
Do you offer albums?
Of course! For me, the value of an album with your own memories is infinite. Contact me to receive more information about the available options.
Where are you based?
My base camp is in Málaga but I travel often across the Spain, Portugal and Germany. And not too often to anywhere else.
Will we meet before the wedding?
Yes. We can meet in person or e-meet via Skype or FaceTime. I value the importance of good communication to build trust between us.
Do you bring back up gear?
I always work with two cameras simultaneously and I use different lenses so I am covered for any unexpected event.
How do you dress on the wedding day?
I have different outfits depending on the style of the wedding (beach, countryside, city…). I always try to find balance between being smartly dress but feeling comfortable.
Do you do videography?
I wish I could clone myself because I love it! I do not subcontract videographers because I firmly believe that every professional must have his own voice. I can recommend you several professionals that you would like for sure.
What is an engagement session?
The engagement session is a photoshoot of the couple before the wedding date (usually several months before).
An engagement session is a great way for us to get to know each other, and for you to get an additional set of great photos. It also helps you to get some confidence in front of the camera.
You can also use this set of images for the wedding guest book or even invitations, or to make a web or blog for your wedding guests.
Shooting engagement session takes around 2 hours.
What happens if you can’t come to the wedding due to an unforeseen emergency?
The community of wedding photographers is very collaborative and we help each other. It's amazing how we put strengths together when someone needs help. We know how important this day is for you. Although I’m always in the best of health, I have two people with access to my wedding list data, who would take care if something happens (knock on wood!)
Can I hire you to photograph something besides a wedding?
Absolutely! I also shoot families, events, portraits for companies or brands.
Feel free to ask anything! Let's talk, because this is where it all begins.