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When’s the best time to take photos?

I'm primarily a natural light shooter. So sunlight is the most important lighting factor. Time of day is crucial to the look of images taken outdoors. I do utlized flash when needed, however the look is not the same as natural light. Early morning and evening (about an hour before sunset) are the best times to shoot lighting wise. The middle of the day (roughly 10am to 4pm) is hot and the sunlight harsh especially during the summer months on the beach. So it is gnerally not the ideal time to shoot. If you have flexibility plan your event for later in the day if we will be shooting where there is no shade.

Will you personally photograph my event?

Yes. I do utilize an assistants for larger events and additional shooters when requested. In either case I remain the primary shooter.

Can my guests take Photos at the wedding?

Yes. Once they do not get in the way. I have no problem with family and friends taking their own photos.

During the wedding day how will you cover my event?

When I work I am highly focused on doing a great job and providing excellent service. I'm energentic and I always wear a smile. I like to interact with my subjects so they enjoy the moment and feel comfortable. I like to move around quite a bit during the ceremony and reception to capture as many candid images from as many angles as possible.

Can you stay and shoot longer than the contracted time?

Yes if on the wedding day you decide you want me to shoot additional time that's no problem. I charge hourly for additional time. The billing can be settled before delivery of images.

What kind of equipment do you use?

23 megapixel Canon Cameras 5D Mark 3 with Canon L series professional lenses.

How are the digital images provided?

Your High Resolution digital images are provided in Jpeg format via a private online gallery. Images have to be downloaded using a computer.

How many images do you shoot

The finally total of images is dependant on how the event size, length, flows and what's available or me to shoot. This varies greatly with each event. However you can expect 50 to 100 edited images per hour of photography.

What about Copyright? Can I print the images?

You are granted a limited copyright. You can reproduce (print) and disseminate the images freely for personal use only. Images cannot be professionally published or sold without permission or compensation where applicable.

Can my family and friends view/purchase photos?

Yes. A complimentary password protected online gallery is provided and orders can be imitated through it.

I am on a tight budget how do I make the most of it?

The photographer is probably the most important vendor you will contract for your event aside from the wedding officiant. At the end of the day the photos are the only thing you walk away with. Therefore, you should get the best photographer to can afford. As the saying goes you get what you pay for. That said here are some things you can do to help control you budget:

Book a package with the bare minimum. IE the photographer's time and images on CD. Custom Albums and Enlargements can always be purchased afterwards. The most important thing is making sure exceptional images are captured on that day.

Location of dress site, ceremony and reception. The closer these are to each other the less time is lost in transit between venues.

If you have a large wedding party plan lots of time to get ready so that everyone is on time for the ceremony. Late arrivals or starts is the biggest thing that costs brides extra money on the wedding day.

Create a basic shot list. Think about which formal photos you want before the wedding. It should list the basic images you want but shouldn't be so long that it makes the shooting process inefficient. Inform those people you want in the images where they should be and when.

There are only so many things a photographer can shoot at a reception . Organize key elements of your reception so they are closer to the beginning of the event. The first dance, cake cutting, bouquet throw, speeches etc. Scheduled toasts to occur during dinner at the reception.

Should we meet before the wedding day?

This is not a must. As I do many weddings in which I meet my client on the day of. However it is possible it's a good thing. I think its important to meet so that we can get to know each other a bit. I find this allows a greater level of comfort and relaxation on the wedding day. This in turn allows for better images.

“Mario was fantastic. He was easy going and a pleasure to work with. He ma aged to get
every shot I had asked for. He even managed to get a few that
surprised me. I was very pleased with his service.”

SABRINA AND ERIC

“Mario was fantastic. He was easy going and a pleasure to work with. He ma aged to get
every shot I had asked for. He even managed to get a few that
surprised me. I was very pleased with his service.”

ERIC AND SABRINA

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