F.A.Q. – EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
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.
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WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND WORK?
We live in the beautiful province of Verona and our studio is located in Valpolicella (Domegliara Sant’Ambrogio), but we love to work throughout Italy and also abroad.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE.
A mix of reportage and creative portrait, with a slight vintage feel. We document the most important moments of the marriage as invisible guests; we do not impose anything but we try to make it more natural and spontaneous as possible. Discretion is our watchword, we are never intrusive and we don’t “build” the scenes; we try to make the emotions of the day in the most genuine possible.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?
Apart from the photographic session and album (photo-book or traditional album), we offer extra services accessories, such as Photobooth and ThankYou Card.
In addition, we realize “Engagement” sessions and “Trash the dress“. If you have other requests, we will be happy to help you.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERAS DO YOU USE?
All 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.
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 2000 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. It also can be considered a comprehensive and balanced “track” for the album. This selection, which will be delivered 40 days after the wedding, can also be shared by the couple with friends and family, givin’ them the private link and password.
WILL YOU BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ASSISTANT?
We always 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.
Depending on the package you choose, your wedding will be featured both Alberto and Alessandra, or one of us accompanied by a different second photographer (our trusted collaborator). It’s up to you to decide if you want to be assured of the presence of both of the major photographers, or if you consider sufficient the presence of one of them.
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 third collaborator, in case of special 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 costs are not requested if the places where the service takes place is within the radius of 50 km (overall) out of the Studio (Domegliara, Verona). Beyond that distance, they must be calculated according to ACI and as extra tables added to the fee. In addition, where necessary you will be charged the cost of hotels and means of transport. In general, we always try to find the most economical solution for our customers’ pockets. Contact us specifying the various places where the service will take place, for a free estimate.
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 40 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 3 months from the event, we will deliver ALL the photos in digital format (j.peg), through a on-line platform. The timing of the album’ 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 post are 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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