WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
I am based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
Did you notice an accent? :P I am from Costa Rica, a beautiful small country in Central America and I moved to the US after I got married.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE US?
Yes! I love to travel and I adore doing destination weddings. Please contact me for packages and date availability .
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SHOOTING WEDDINGS?
I have been shooting weddings for 4 years . I have shot 42 weddings as the head photographer and 15 as a second photographer.
WHAT WILL OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION BE LIKE?
We can plan your engagement session together! I want your pictures to show how awesome of a couple you are . I also believe it is a great way to get acquainted so you can count on your session being lots of fun !
I wrote a post over here about how awesome engagement pictures are
DO YOU OFFER OTHER PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES?
I do specialize in portraits as well, and love to do lifestyle portrait sessions for maternity, family and kids portraits.
I always encourage having a couples session even if you are already married, they are a great experience!
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS?
Absolutely :) All albums and album layouts are custom designed. I offer high quality albums and photo-books, both are printed in photo paper with different cover choices! Albums are available for Wedding Packages and you can also order them as an add-on for your Engagement/ Portrait session.
DO YOU HAVE AN STUDIO?
I do have an studio space available although I shoot most of my sessions on location. I love natural light and different backgrounds. I would love to make some suggestions, let me know what you have in mind :)
DO YOU EDIT YOUR OWN IMAGES? DO YOU DESIGN YOUR OWN ALBUMS?
Yes, I do my own editing. All images are color corrected and enhanced in contrast. I also provide a lot of B&W and vintage colors. For now I do design my own albums since I love this part of the process.
DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT?
Absolutely, I have two camera bodies and several lenses and batteries.
DO YOU GIVE PRINTING RIGHTS TO THE IMAGES?
For a wedding, my wedding packages do include the DVD with high resolution edited files, always without a watermark and I include a print release for your personal use. In the case of Hourly coverage, you would need to purchase the disc separately. I do have special places I recommend for printing, since some of the most popular places have poor quality and color managing. From your online gallery you can order any size prints through a PRO lab and I highly recommend that you do that for larger prints/canvas or have them printed directly through me, it is very important to ensure good color and archival quality.
Portrait sessions will include printing rights to the images included on your package and any additional digital ones you want to purchase.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO I GET FROM MY WEDDING?
I will give you the images that complete the story of your wedding. This usually is around 70-80 per hour. I take more photos than I deliver because I take out duplicated ones or the ones that people are blinking or don’t look good. I always have a good sense of what images will be meaningful for you, and so I make sure not to edit out photos that will be important to you.
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND SHOOTER/ ASSISTANT?
Some packages include an awesome second shooter or assistant.
WHAT IS YOUR DEPOSIT / BOOKING POLICY?
I require a non-refundable retainer of 50% to secure the date, along with a standard contract. The rest of payment plus state taxes its due 2 weeks before the day of the wedding.
- Please make sure to check ‘Booking your date- What to expect‘ for information on how to proceed to book your wedding date!
- Also check more information on ‘Engagement Sessions – A Must!‘ to learn on why engagement sessions rock!
Any other questions, feel free to send me a note anytime!