FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?  WILL YOU SERVICE MY AREA?

I’m based in Los Angeles, servicing all of California and beyond.  Have passport… will travel!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE?

For weddings I like to say that I have a “fly on the wall” approach.  Meaning that I capture everything around me, spontaneously and organically, exactly as the events unfold.  I love capturing candid moments.  For engagements/couples sessions, I like to work in a similar fashion by not posing couples unless they need or want a little guidance.  I feel the best images are those of a couple interacting as if I weren’t even there.  Those moments are priceless and I’ve been told I capture the emotions of the couples I photograph.  Read more about me and my style HERE.

WHY CHOOSE YOU AND 2 BRIDES 2 GROOMS PHOTOGRAPHY?

As a member of the LGBT community, I have always felt a calling to be a larger part of service toward our community.  As a gay photographer, it felt only natural to combine my love of photography with my love of my community.  Read more about me, my background, and my experience HERE.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE GET?  WHEN WILL WE GET THEM?

Every wedding is unique and depends upon the length of time, number of guests, and the events during the course of the day/evening.  Generally couples receive about 50 edited images per hour of coverage during their wedding.  Engagement and couples sessions, which last around 2 hours typically receive about 100 edited images.

Wedding images are delivered within four to six weeks of your wedding, while engagement and couples session images are delivered within two to three weeks of your session.

WILL OUR IMAGES BE EDITED AND RETOUCHED?

Every image that is delivered is hand edited for color correction, and exposure.  Minor blemish retouching and skin softening is done on close-ups only if needed, but extensive “photoshopping” is not typically performed.  Advanced retouching requests can be accommodated at an additional charge.

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

I shoot with professional Canon camera bodies, lenses, flash units, and accessories.  Editing is performed with the the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop on Mac systems.

ARE YOU LICENSED AND INSURED?

Yes, 2 BRIDES 2 GROOMS PHOTOGRAPHY is licensed and insured.  Our business license is registered with Los Angeles County, we have a California Seller’s Permit, and we also have extensive equipment and liability insurance.

WHEN DO YOU SHOOT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS AND LOVE SHOOTS?

I shoot seven days a week, so any day works for me, provided I have that date available.  I generally shoot either early in the morning or late in the day, for optimal lighting.

WHERE DO YOU SHOOT ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS AND LOVE SHOOTS?

Anywhere and everywhere!  Lots of couples have a special place in mind, but if you don’t I can suggest some great spots!

WE’RE NOT GETTING MARRIED, CAN WE STILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED?

Of course!  That’s why I also use the term “LOVE SHOOT.”  Whether you’re a new couple, a couple that has been together for years, or somewhere in between, it’s important to celebrate your relationship and capture your love for each other through photography!

WHAT ABOUT ALBUMS AND ENGAGEMENT BOOKS?

You bet!  Drop me a line and I’ll tell you all about the beautiful professionally designed albums and books available to show off all the amazing images from your wedding or engagement/couples session.

WE’RE NOT HAVING A BIG WEDDING.  WE’RE ELOPING/HAVING A CIVIL CEREMONY/INTIMATE CEREMONY ON THE BEACH/ETC.  CAN YOU WORK WITH A SMALLER BUDGET?

Yes!  I have special pricing for Courthouse/Civil Ceremonies which also includes smaller intimate gatherings as well.  Get in touch for more info.

DO YOU HAVE ANY REFERRALS FOR OTHER LGBT VENDORS?

Yes!  I have worked with some other wonderful LGBT vendors that I’m happy to refer you to if you’d like.  Most are fellow LGBT vendors, and a few are LGBT-friendly vendors.  Contact me for more info.

WE LOVE YOUR WORK, AND WE WANT TO BOOK WITH YOU!

Fabulous!  Contact me right away so we can be sure I’m available for your date.  I’ll send you more detailed information so you can make a decision on packages.  We’ll set up a time to chat, either in person, by phone, or via FaceTime or Skype.  We’ll talk about your special day, and go over everything.  A signed contract and a 35% non-refundable retainer is required to book your date.

WE HAVE MORE QUESTIONS!

Great!  I have answers.  Get in touch and I’ll get you the information you need.