I will be the one shooting, and if an associate is added, Heather will be there as well (highly recommended). Unless Tony Danza is available, then he will be there, however probably not likely as I'm still waiting on a response from the numerous letters I've sent. Fingers crossed.
Duh! We love to travel! We photograph in Orange County and Los Angeles. We have shot in other cities and countries, and require travel expenses.
In 1 to 3 weeks you will receive an email with a link to a private slideshow and possibly a blog post where we might post a few of our faves. In about 3-6 weeks you will receive a package in the mail with a few prints and a disc of all your images.
Absolutely. You're not Beyonce, and not accustomed to having photographers in your face all the time. An engagement session is a low stress day where we get to hangout with you and you have the chance to get used to us shooting you in the face. Oh, and you'll also get awesome images, so there's that too.
Depending on how long we shoot for, we average 75-100 images an hour.
Not a huge fan of the gear question, as there is a general misconception that better gear = better pictures, which couldn't be further from the truth. Even though we use a large assortment of expensive equipment, we feel this has little to do with the quality of work. Backups? This is important. Yes we do…..and back ups for our backup.
Yes yes yes, and probably not.
We appreciate that style as well, and also your use of 'totes'…mcgoats. We come from a photojournalism background, and heavily rely on shooting real life. Modern documentary photography is a mix of styles, and we hate to conform and limit ourselves. For most of the day we run around and shoot events as they unfold, like ninjas. We also appreciate great portraits and do so with a more relaxed approach. We direct as little or as much as needed.
Well that's a unique request, but heck yes we do! This is one of the reasons why ordering prints through us is a smart idea, as we will edit any ordered prints.
Our time with just you, the bride and groom, is never long enough. The usual 'cocktail hour' designated for portrait time, is always diminished by missing relatives for pictures, cogratulatory guests, and a million other reasons. We always encourage our couples to prioritize picture time and lengthen it as much as possible, although we understand it's a tough crack to nut…nut to crack?…cheese wheel to split? We do offer post-wedding bridal sessions, and encourage this as a great way to not be stressed for time on the day of the wedding. That being said, we have gotten incredibly good at taking great images in a very limited amount of time, and often take the bride and groom at night during the reception for a quick 10 minutes to get a few more portraits.
The level of awesome that stems from the photobooth, is downright palpable. It's an amazing way to get hilarious and epic pictures of your guests who came to celebrate your day with you. All it is, is a mobile studio, which is un-manned. Guests can trigger the camera with a small garage-door like button trigger, and take as many photos as they want. It's very simple, and we even have instructions. The photobooth, because it's unmanned, provides a unique way for your guests to take sillyfunawesome pictures. The images are included on the disc with the third collection.
Great Scott that's a great question! We wrote a lengthy and detailed blog post, check it out here: Top Ways To Improve Your Wedding Photos. It's good, and filled with owl like wisdom.