- 1. General Information
- 2. Booking Process
- 3. Pricing and Packages
- 4. Payment and Deposits
- 5. Cancellation and Refunds
- 6. Services and Deliverables
- 7. Timeline and Turnaround
- 8. Wedding Day Logistics
- 9. Client Input and Preferences
- 10. Photo Editing and Retouching
- 11. Rights and Usage
- 12. Backup and Contingency Plans
- 13. Customer Support and Communication
- 14. Legal and Contractual
1. General Information
My photography stands out because I combine candid and posed shots with creative use of off-camera lighting. This lets me capture real moments while making everyone look their best. I believe in natural expressions and emotions, and I create a comfortable environment for my clients. I also have a good eye for color, using it to enhance the mood of each shot. I enjoy being creative and finding new ways to compose shots. I use off-camera lighting to add depth and drama to my photos.
I believe in making every session enjoyable and personal. I want my clients to love their photos and have fun during the photo shoot. I create a relaxed atmosphere that brings out genuine connections between people. I use a mix of candid and posed shots, creative lighting, and a keen sense of color to capture moments and tell a story. My work is unique and creates a memorable experience for every client.
Yes, as a Professional Photographer I am experienced in shooting both indoor and outdoor. However my signature style remains in low ambient lighting (i.e. indoor or twilight hours)
Yes, I encourage you to browse through my online portfolio to get a sense of my style and quality of work.
Yes, I have a Certificate of Liability Insurance (COI) if requested.
Currently I only specialize in Professional Photography services.
While I am Part 107 Licensed Drone Operator, I am focusing on Professional Photography for now.
I shoot most of my images in small RAW with certain situations where I move to large RAW (such as a large print size up to 12 x 18 inches).
I own 2x Canon 5D Mark IV. At times I may shoot with my Canon 24-70mm lens, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 16-35mm, or Canon 50mm.
It is an online portal for Clients to (1) access and sign contracts, (2) pay invoices, (3) fill out other questionnaires and forms. I use it to send forms needing signature and invoices that clients pay online.
2. Booking Process
Kindly complete my Contact Form
After completing my Contact Form, I’ll email you to schedule either an in-person meeting or Zoom to talk and get to know each other.
To ensure availabiilty and proper planning, it’s recommended to book my services ideally 7 months in advance, or at the very least 2-3 months. Start by simply (1) complete my Contact Form.
3. Pricing and Packages
I offer different prices and options for your wedding to make sure you get the best deal. The cost can change depending on things like where the wedding is, how many people are coming, and any special things you want or need.
To give you the right price, I can talk to you and find out what you want for your wedding. Then I can make a package that fits exactly what you want. We can talk about what’s most important to you and I can give you a clear plan that shows what I’ll do and any extra things you might want.
I believe in full transparency when it comes to pricing, and I want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what to expect.
My pricing packages are designed to be comprehensive, covering the majority of services and deliverables that you’ll need to capture your special day.
However, if there are some optional add-ons or extras available, depending on your specific preferences and requirements then it could include things like additional hours of coverage, special photo editing requests, or the option to order extra prints or albums.
Just let me know in advance.
I am open and transparent to learn of your requirements.
4. Payment and Deposits
Approved Clients have several options: (1) pay through their online Dubsado portal using credit card or PayPal, or (2) cash.
A week after a signed Services Contract from both Client and Photographer, the non-refundable retainer is typically 50% of the total.
Typically my payment schedule is 50% a week after parties signed the Contract, then the other half some time prior to the Wedding. It will be described in the Contract.
5. Cancellation and Refunds
If for any reason Client cancels the Contract prior to or on the wedding date, the Photographer will keep the initial nonrefundable payment and any monies paid on the date of cancellation.
All cancellations must be made in writing and signed by all contracted parties. If the Client fails to supply written cancellation at least (30) days prior to the event date, the Client will be required to remit the remaining balance of the Agreement.
If the Client submits a written request to reschedule services at least 30 days prior to the event date, the initial nonrefundable payment may be applied to the new date within the next calendar year.
In the event the reschedule request occurs within 2 months of the original event date, the Client will be required to remit a new initial nonrefundable payment, as set forth in the Photographer’s Standard Price List at time of request.
All reschedules are subject to Photographer’s discretion.
Once payments are made, they are non-refundable. If complete payment of the balance owed is not received at least thirty (30) days prior to the event date, Photographer will be relieved of all remaining contractual obligations, and Client will be responsible for the full amount of the Contract.
6. Services and Deliverables
I offer couples (wedding, engagement, elopement) photography.
There will be rare instances I host a flash sale on family and creative portrait photography. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, and Newsletter for updates.
Wedding Clients can expect to receive (1) haku lei and/or maile lei appropriate to their gender, (2) at least one Wall Art of their choosing to hang on their wall at home, (3) digital images of their session, and (4) Print Release granting clients the permission to print their photos at photo labs at their leisure.
7. Timeline and Turnaround
Generally less than 3-4 weeks. It varies per digital images, wedding album, prints.
8. Wedding Day Logistics
Ceremony and Reception Times. Please provide the exact start times for the ceremony and reception. If there are any anticipated schedule changes, please let me know in advance.
‘Getting Ready’ Locations. Please share the locations where both couples will be getting ready. This helps me plan my travel and ensure I’m there to capture those candid moments.
Key Events and Special Moments. Let me know if there are specific events or moments you’d like to be sure are captured, such as the first look, exchange of vows, or any special traditions.
Family Formals and Group Shots. Provide a list of family members or specific groups you’d like included in formal photos. This ensures I don’t miss anyone important to you.
Reception Details. Share any specific events or activities planned during the reception, such as toasts, speeches, cake cutting, and the first dance.
Special Requests or Surprises. If there are any surprises or unique elements planned, please let me know so I can be prepared to capture them.
Contingency Plan. If there’s a backup plan for outdoor events in case of inclement weather, please inform me in advance.
If approved from Property Management/Owner, I have various lighting equipment in which I specialize in.
9. Client Input and Preferences
As long as it falls on my overall style.
I am open to listening and incorporating special requests/preferences.
10. Photo Editing and Retouching
Photo editing and retouching are both crucial processes in enhancing the overall quality of an image, but they differ in their objectives and techniques.
Photo editing encompasses a wide range of changes made to an image, such as adjusting brightness and contrast, cropping, resizing, and applying filters or effects.
On the other hand, retouching specifically targets specific areas or aspects of an image to eliminate imperfections or enhance certain features. This process aims to create a flawless final result by removing blemishes, wrinkles, stray hairs, or any distracting elements.
I edit to bring out the vibrancy of your love story and to make it pop.
I retouch to smooth your skin as much as possible, especially if there is a sun tan.
11. Rights and Usage
Typically, my standard contract grants you personal usage rights, (“Print Release”) allowing you to share and print the photos for personal, non-commercial purposes. This means you can use them on social media, share them with friends and family, and even print them for your personal photo albums.
12. Backup and Contingency Plans
Data Backup. I have multiple office external back-ups.
Professional Equipment. I own two professional-grade camera equipment and accessories to minimize the risk of technical failures during the event.
Memory Card. I carry multiple memory cards.
Dual Card Slots. Due to the professional-grade cameras, it contains dual cards slots for simultaneous writing of data to two cards.
Post-event Backup. After the event I immediately transfer media to external drive.
Virus and Malware Protection. I have a robust antivirus and anti-malware software to protect against digital threats
Please know that I take every measure to prevent these situations, and they are extremely rare. However, I believe in being fully prepared for any eventuality to ensure that your special day is captured beautifully. If you have any further questions or concerns about this, please feel free to let me know.
Equipment failure. Preventative measures, I have two professional camera bodies and multiple lens to work with in case one fails.
Illness. While I take every precaution to maintain good health, unexpected situations arise. If I am unable to attend due to illness or personal emergency, I am part of a powerful network of experienced photographers that can shoot as well.
Communication and Transparency. If any unforeseen circumstances do occur, I will notify you as soon as possible and provide you with all the details and options available. Your satisfaction and peace of mind are of utmost importance to me.
13. Customer Support and Communication
14. Legal and Contractual
A Contract is a legally binding agreement between photographer and clients, outlining the terms and conditions of the photography services.
Having a contract ensures that both parties understand and agree upon the details of the services to be provided, including pricing, deliverables, timelines, cancellation policies, and any other important aspects. It protects both parties from any misunderstandings or disputes.
Generally, it’ll include language on Services, Booking & Payment, Pre-Wedding Consultation & Requests, Cancellation & Failure to Perform, Exclusive Photographers, Intellectual Property & Creative License, Safe Working Environment, Photographer’s Standard Price List, Meals and Breaks, to name a few.
A model release is a paper that allows me to use your picture and look for advertising in my business.
By signing it, you agree to let me show your photos and videos on different places like websites, social media, ads, and promotional stuff. This also means I can use your image in brochures, posters, banners, and other marketing things.
A Property Release is a document that gives permission to take pictures or videos on someone else’s property. I, the photographer, want to capture images on private land, like houses, buildings, or nature.
The purpose of getting a Property Release is to protect the photographer or filmmaker from any legal claims about using those pictures or videos.