F.A.Q. – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US
WHO ARE YOU?
Nice to meet you! We are Alberto and Alessandra, two italian destination wedding photographers. And yes, we are a couple in life and work. Click here to learn more about us!
WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WORK?
We live in the beautiful province of Verona; our studio is located between Valpolicella and Lake Garda (Domegliara Sant’Ambrogio), but we love to work throughout Italy and also abroad.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE.
Our style can be described as a mix of reportage and creative portrait. During the ceremony and the reception we document the most important moments of marriage with discretion: we do not impose any artifacts, but we try to make everything as natural and spontaneous as possible.
Our first love is portraiture, so we love to pay special attention to the couple’s portrait session. During this session we give some directions and advices to the couple, to make the approach with the camera easier and more profitable. We like to create a personal feeling with the bride and the groom, to make them feel comfortable and free to let their emotions flow.
The fulcrum of our photography is certainly the LIGHT; we love the natural one, and we like to play with light/shadow contrasts. We preferably shoot outdoors (if possible), taking advantage of what the location offers us, in terms of landscape, light and elements of composition.
DO YOU PROVIDE ANY ADDITIONAL/OPTIONAL SERVICE?
In addition to the photographic service and the wedding book, we offer extra services such as Photobooth and ThankYou Card. We also provide Engagement (Pre-wedding), Day After (post-wedding), Elopement (exchange of vows) and “Trash the dress“. If you have any other requests, we will be happy to please you.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS DO YOU USE?
For the photos we use Canon Full Frame cameras, with the best professional prime lenses (15mm, 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, 50mm 1.2, 85mm 1.2, 135mm 2) always updated and constantly revised. We try to avoid the use of flash, unless it is absolutely necessary. For the video we use Sony cameras with the same lens.
HOW CAN WE BOOK A SERVICE?
After checking our availability for the date you selected (see the “Contacts“ Menu), you can book the service by subscribing our contract and paying a small amount as deposit. We always prefer (where possible) to personally meet the bride and groom before the wedding to discuss the details in private and show our recent work. If difficult, we are also available for skype-call and video calls (and, of course, the usual telephone and email).
WHEN DO WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU?
If you plan to get married in the most popular dates of the season program (the entire month of June, first week of July and first two weeks of September), we recommend you to contact us at least 14-16 months before the wedding. Otherwise, a year before should be enough. Clearly, we always give priority to the request that is confirmed first, intending to “confirm” the signing of the contract and payment of the deposit.
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL YOU TAKE?
The number of photos delivered may vary… from 500 up to 1000 files, depending on the packages.
After the wedding, we upload on our website a preview with a selection of minimum 200-250 photos which fully recounts the day. This selection, which will be delivered 60 days after the wedding, can also be shared by the couple with friends and family, givin’ them the private link and password.
All the photos are delivered in jpeg format, at the highest resolution. If spouses prefer another format (such as raw or tiff) we ask a payment of 500,00 € more.
WILL YOU BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ASSISTANT?
We prefer to work in pairs, because it allows us to be present in every situation and also to grasp the seemingly secondary aspects (invited, fittings, details etc) that make truly complete and exciting a reportage, but which a single photographer could not follow at 100%. In addition, being in two allows to have a double guarantee to grasp every moment from two different points of view and according to two different sensitivity.
We do not “rely” (never!) to other photographers our services and each of us follows only one wedding per day. Eventually, there may be a second or third photographer/assistant, in case of needs and always in agreement with the newlyweds. The names of the professionals is communicated well in advance to customers and does not change, except under very exceptional circumstances.
HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY?
We are available throughout the day, from the preparation of the couple cutting the cake and any subsequent party. The timetables included in the various packages (8, 10 and 12 hours long) can always be extended by paying extra for each hour more.
HOW ARE CALCULATED TRAVEL COSTS?
Travel expenses will not be charged if the places of the photoshooting fall within 50 km from the headquarters of the Studio (Domegliara, Verona). Beyond that distance they are calculated according to ACI tables and added as an extra charge. Also, where necessary, you may be charged the cost of your stay and renting a vehicle for on-site transfers. In general, we always try to find the cheapest solution, to weigh as less as possible on the pockets of customers. Contact us by specifying the various places where the service will take place, for a free personalized quote.
AND WHAT ABOUT YOUR MEALS?
In the case of marriages exceeding six hours duration, we will clearly need to refresh ourselves and take a short break while the bride and groom and the guests are grappling with lunch or wedding dinner. Although we always try to be equipped, the availability of water or other fresh rim points, especially on hot summer days, it’s much appreciated. We don’t claim to have a reserved seat at the table with the same menu of the guests (although when it happens it is very appreciated), a reduced menu for the insiders and a convenient location to rest a moment and put down the equipment is enough. Otherwise, we shall go away from the event for the time necessary to find a meal elsewhere (about 1-1,5 hour) and we’ll charge a small fee to cover expenses.
DO YOU TAKE EVEN GROUP PHOTOS?
Certainly, if the spouses agree, we realize the classic group photos, but we also take unconventional group photos.
HOW LONG WILL TAKE FOR DELIVERY?
Within 60 days from the event we will upload a private on-line gallery (accessible with dedicated password) that will contain a selection of the best photos of the day, already accurately post-produced. Also, within 90 from the event, we will deliver ALL the photos in digital format (j.peg), through a on-line platform. The timing of the album’s delivery (if you want one) depends a lot on the speed of the newlyweds in the approval of the selection and the layout of the album, but if everything goes smoothly within 5-6 months you will have your album.
WHAT ABOUT THE POST-PRODUCTION AND PHOTO’ RETOUCHING?
All the photos we deliver are post-produced individually with the utmost care, in terms of exposure, contrast and colors. Any extra purely aesthetic corrections (photoshop etc) are carried out on request and paying a little fee.
WHICH TYPE OF ALBUMS DO YOU OFFER?
Only high quality Photo Books strictly “Made in Italy”, made from the best printing houses and cared for in every detail. Our style is modern and classic at the same time, linear, no-frills; We provide a “timeless” product, to be appreciated always, even with the passing fashions.
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