Hola! Here I'm putting together all the answers to frequent questions, so you can have a better grasp of what's like working with me.
Also, feel free to drop by my blog post about the 12 Questions you Should Ask your Wedding Photographer, where you can see important topics you should considerate when booking your wedding photographer, and my answers to them, of course.
Anything I didn't cover here? Feel free to contact me for information on pricing and services for wedding and engagement photography.
Background & Business Experience
Last May I celebrated my 9th year in the wedding industry. From these 9, I’ve been exclusively working on weddings for the last 7 years, as I love working them so much and the complexity of such events deserve my full attention.
By the time I'm writing this, I've documented little over 200 happy unions.
I'm currently based in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. 15-minute drive to San Juan. However, I'm available for travel anywhere in the world for your special day!
It doesn't matter if your wedding is a 2-hour elopement, or a full-day celebration, I only work on one wedding per day to ensure that all my attention and energies are focused in you. Also, I don’t send others to shoot for me, hence why I book just one wedding.
Yes, I LOVE to travel (#wanderlust, anyone?), both nationally and internationally. If you're tying the knot anywhere cool, I'd love if you take me with you.
That would require an added fee for airfare, transportation and lodgement, but contact me with the details and I'll sort that out for you. I do not charge travel fees for weddings or sessions in the main Island of Puerto Rico, though.
Yes. Me, you, and your guests are all covered in case there’s an accident caused by me, my staff, or my equipment. Never have used it, though. 🙂
Shooting & Style
My wedding photography has a contemporary style and feel to it: I mix editorial, photojournalism and portrait work in a way that covers all the moments and details in your wedding day. We always schedule about 15-20 minutes for directed couple portraits, but that’s not my sole focus. I love to let you guys enjoy your wedding while I capture those awesome memories for you.
Usually, I don’t pose couples. I just let you be yourselves in front of the camera, with the needed coaching to ensure you look your best.
Believe me, you’ll feel really comfortable with my approach, and we won’t spend all your wedding day doing cheesy portraits (unless that’s what you want to do, I guess?).
I use a combination of full-frame professional Nikon bodies, lenses and speedlites. They vary depending on the requirements for each wedding, always looking for the best image quality and perspective to capture the particulars of each event.
If you're wondering what's in my camera bag right now:
- Nikon D4s
- Nikon Df
- Nikon D600
- Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8
- Nikkor 24-20 f/2.8
- Nikkor 16-35 f/4
- Nikkor 85mm f/1.8
- Nikkor 135mm f/2.0
- Sigma Art 35mm f/1.4
- Sigma Art 50mm f/1.4
- Sigma Art 85mm f/1.4
- Nikon SB-700
As every industry professional would, I’m ready for whatever lightning/space condition I might find in your wedding day. I bring my own flash lighting, which will aid me in capturing your event with the best image quality possible.
Just one remark: my lighting does not substitute ambient lighting, so please don't rely on my gear for lighting your event!
I bring assistants to all my wedding events, and sometimes, if the complexity is more than usual, I'll bring a bigger team.
However, all images and artistic content are completely under my control, all the photographic work you see in my webpage is shot & edited by me.
After the Project
A couple of days after the wedding, you will see my favorite image on social media. Two weeks after the wedding, you and your guests will have unlimited access to all wedding photos through an online gallery. I’ll be quickly working on your preliminar album design so I can show it to you ASAP. Product deliveries are usually done 1-3 months after the wedding, depending on the client’s response & approval delays.
You will get all of them! I usually deliver about 400-700 photos, depending on the length and complexity of the event.
Booking & Pricing
I have both options: full coverage, or packages by the hour. These packages have variable coverage hours depending on your needs and priorities for your wedding day. Prior to the wedding, we'll work together a timeline which optimizes the time and coverage within your booked package.
My recommended packages start at $2,410, and I offer custom packages for smaller -or bigger- weddings.
Since there’s only one wedding per day, I save the date for confirmed clients only through a contract signing and $500 retainer fee. To guarantee completion and continuity of my services, the remaining balance shall be paid in full 30 days before the wedding. I have a convenient online payment and booking system, and most payment forms are accepted.
My green, digital business model likes PayPal, Google, Venmo, or ATH Movil payments, but you can also make payments through check, cash, or bank deposits.