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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

Like Fashion I think our style has evolved thru the years, but what we consistently like to keep in all our shoots is living in the moment. That’s why we like to take a lot of candid shots which has always been a favorite of our clients. Nothing beats a candid picture of just raw emotion, except maybe a Money Shot which is also a favorite!

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

We started in 2010 and ever since have always found ways to improve our craft.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU SHOT?

A lot! I’ve honestly lost count. We had one record breaking year where we shot a total of 102 weddings, but now we only limit our services to 48 weddings a year and never more than 1 wedding a day.

HAVE YOU SHOT A WEDDING SIMILAR TO OUR CONCEPT BEFORE?

It is highly likely we have shot a similar themed wedding, but we always make it a point to make each wedding stand out and not follow the same routine or shoot as our previous weddings.

WILL YOU BE THE PHOTOGRAPHER OR DO YOUR ASSISTANTS OR OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOOT THE WEDDING?

I am always present at every Photo-shoot and have assistant Photographers, editors and other people on our team to make sure every wedding is heARTcrafted for sure!

MY FRIEND ALSO WANTS TO SHOOT THE WEDDING, IS THAT OKAY? WILL YOU WORK WITH THEM?

Yes we do, we do however request that the main directing for the day is done by us as we make it a point brief our own teams on what the Bride and Groom want and we take note on everything important that is discussed on all our meeting with you and your vendors. They may shoot with us side by side but only on the candid shots.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED FROM US?

The most important thing in a wedding between us and our clients is understanding and cooperation. We take the time to understand what you envision for your wedding and find the best ways possible to deliver. We need your cooperation and for you to know and trust that what we do, even if it isn’t or it may not be the way you would do it, is done with a purpose and for the results we know you will love. Be the happy Bride you should be on your bid day!

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE IN YOUR TEAM?

For standard packages we have a total of 11 people on our team and 15 for premium packages. We work very fast and efficiently so we need all the best help we can get.

DO WE NEED NATURAL LIGHT?

Yes! Natural light is a Photographers and his client’s best friend, so including a hotel room with big windows is a real plus for the pictorial.

DO WE NEED TO PROVIDE ANY EQUIPTMENT OR PROPS?

Yes, but don’t worry about it. Before any shoot we will guide you on any necessary equipment or props needed. We will also discuss any important details with you like what to bring, the time we need to start, outfit options etc.

DO WE NEED A WEDDING ORGANIZER? WHAT IF WE DON’T WANT ONE?

A wedding organizer is completely up to you, this depends on many things like the size of your wedding to the program and location etc. In our experience a wedding Organizer is great to have around to make sure everything runs smoothly and so that you can be as relaxed as possible on your special day. We do however stress that you hire someone who is an experienced organizer because it makes a huge difference! If you choose not to hire an organizer that is fine a well, we are well experienced to handle both.

DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPTMENT OR PERSONEL?

Yes! We always bring a lot of stuff just in case anything unexpected happens. For any shoot in any location we always have backup, even when we shot in the dessert, the snow and even underwater!

HOW MANY PHOTOS CAN WE EXPECT?

For our standard packages you can expect around 1000-2000 photos and for our premium packages around 3000.

DO YOU RESERVE DATES WITHOUT A DEPOSIT IF WE NEED TIME TO THINK?

Sadly we are unable to do pencil bookings as we only shoot one wedding per day.

HOW LONG IN ADVANCE DO YOU NEED TO BE BOOKED?

We usually get booked a year in advance when couple begin the planning of their wedding. However, if your wedding is scheduled tomorrow and we’re available, our equipment is always packed, ready and charged after every event!

MY COORDINATOR IS TAKING CARE OF EVERYTHING, DO YOU STILL NEED OUR INPUT OR APPROVAL?

Yes, we find it very important to talk to our Brides and Grooms and discuss things before the wedding and prenuptial. Being in wedding Photography for almost a decade, we believe we have valuable input and like to guide our clients on important do’s and don’ts before the important day. We share all our relevant experience and try to help you have the easiest best day of your life.

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT? WHEN DO WE NEED TO SETTLE THE BALANCE?

For Standard Packages the deposit is P20,000.00. Then 50% of the total cost should be covered 6 months before the wedding, and the remaining 50% balance at least 30 days before the wedding. For Premium Packages, a deposit of P40,000.00, 50% of the total cost should be covered 6 months before the wedding, and the remaining 50% balance at least 30 days before the wedding.

DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT TERMS?

We do not have payment terms, we do give a 5% discount if you pay in full upon booking or within 30 days of your wedding.

ARE YOUR PRICES NEGOTIBLE?

Of course! We are human after all, but we do set limitations.

CAN WE GET CHEAPER RATES FOR NOT USING EVERYTHING IN THE PACKAGE?

Our package rates are based on all the services include minus 20%, if you would like to customize your package it would be based on the normal rate of all services. Trust us, it’s cheaper and more convenient to choose a package! We designed them specifically based on what our clients have always loved and have given options to fit various budgets.

DO YOU TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINES?

Most certainly! Some of our favorite shoots have been while traveling within and outside the Philippines. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram to check out our Voyager Tour schedules.

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES FOR DESTINATION SHOOTS?

For destination shoots our clients cover airfare, accommodation, meals and other expenses needed for shooting overseas.

CAN WE MAKE CHANGES AFTER THE DEPOSIT OR CONTRACT SIGNING?

Yes, of course! Just give us a call, you can even upgrade anytime you need.

CAN WE DICTATE SOME OF THE PHOTOS WE WANT TAKEN?

Yes, in fact we like to ask our clients to show us sample of what they envision and we find the ways to execute and achieve it.

WHAT IF THE WEDDING IS MOVED, POSTPONED OR CANCELED?

If it is 6 months or less before the wedding we have a change of date fee of P50,000.00.

WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE OUR PHOTOS?

Immediately! Our first presentation of the wedding Photos is on your Wedding Day during the reception.  

DO YOU PRINT PHOTOS AS WELL?

Yes we can, we have options depending on the Package you choose. DO YOU SHOOT THE AFTER PARTY?

DO YOU RETOUCH THE PHOTOS?

Yes, we don’t let anyone look less than absolutely fabulous in every photo!

WHAT EQUIPTMENT DO YOU USE?

Right now we use Fuji XT3 for the photo team and Sony equipment for the video team.

DO WE GET RAW OR EDITED PHOTOS OR BOTH?

We provide all the Photos and files to you after the wedding, we don’t keep anything hostage!

CAN WE GIVE YOU OUR INSPIRATION OR PINTEREST BOARD FOR PHOTOS WE LIKE?

Yes! Your ideas and references are a great start.

CAN WE HIRE A SEPARATE VIDEOGRAPHER?

Yes you can.  

WHAT OTHER EVENTS DO YOU SHOOT?

We shoot birthdays, debuts, corporate ads and events.

WHAT SIZE CAN WE PRINT OUR PHOTOS?

All our photos are shot in high resolution, they can be printed for tarpaulins along the highway and still just perfect.

DO YOU HAVE A BACKUP FOR OUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS?

Yes, all our photo shoots are saved on two separate drives and in different locations.

IS THE DEPOSIT REFUNDABLE? TRANSFERABLE?

We apologize but once a date is reserved we cancel all other inquiries for that date which is why it is not refundable or transferable.

DO YOU WATERMARK ALL IMAGES? CAN WE GET IMAGES WITHOUT WATERMARKS?

We provide both watermarked and non-watermarked images. =)

WHAT IS SDE?

This is means SAME DAY EDIT. The photos we took of the wedding day preparations and everything that transpired behind the scenes is made into a nice slideshow we can show your guests during the reception. It’s a great moment to share with your guests.

WHAT IS ONSITE VIDEO?

This is a video presentation of video clips from before and during the wedding ceremony and reception. It gives a glimpse into the preparations and everything that went into making your Wedding spectacular.

WHAT IS ONSITE PHOTO?

Like the onsite video, it’s a presentation of the day’s events but the Photographs instead of videos.

WHAT IS AN AVP?

The AVP is the Audio Video Presentation. It can be a combination of photos and videos and music that will be played during your reception.

WHAT DOES PRENUP MEAN?

The Prenup is a fun and exciting Photo-shoot before the wedding. A lot of our couples enjoy using this shoot to either show the history of their relationship or have fun and create a new storyline, almost mini movie with a whole new story!