Frequently Asked Questions

Do I really need a photographer for my wedding? 
While anybody can take pictures, you do not want your family, relatives and guests to take pictures... they are part of your special day too. For the most important day of your life, we are here for you.

Why are your rates affordable compared to other photographers?
Our goal is to make beautiful wedding photographs available to everyone as much as possible. We can work something out within your budget. We love what we do, and we take pride in our work. Our work speaks for itself. 

I don't live anywhere near you. Can you still shoot my wedding?
Absolutely! We just ask for a small fee for transportation, lodging and food.

Our reception area is a bit dark. Will that affect our pictures? 
Yes. Photography is all about light. Aside from the high-end cameras that we use which are capable of low light photography, we also have strobes and flashes just in case the lighting is insufficient. 

Do you shoot other events besides weddings?
We never limit ourselves to weddings. As long as you want to remember a certain event, we'd be more than happy to save it for you. 

When can we expect to see our photos?
In about 12 weeks or earlier.

How much do you require for a retainer?
35% of total package.

What are your payment methods?
We prefer cash or check but we also accept credit card via Paypal. Credit card transactions have 4% service charge.   

When is final payment due?
4 weeks before your event.

How many photographers will come?
Usually 2 but it depends on your event.

What type of albums do you create?
Flush mount, custom designed, leather or linen bound.

When can I purchase an album?
Any time however they are less expensive if purchased at time of booking.

What’s included in an engagement session?
2 hours, on location shoot or in studio with a full archive of your images.

What cameras do you use?
We use professional Canon DSLR that are capable of low light photography.

How many shots can we expect to get?
In average, 80 images per hour.

What percentage of black & white to color photos will we get?
Mostly color: any image may be changed later to black & white with a few artistic exceptions.

Who holds the copyright of the images?
Shuttered Light Photography & Video holds the copyright and grants you personal usage rights for life.

Do you shoot RAW or JPEG at our wedding?
We shoot and post process RAW files and then convert it to JPEGS for the final images.

Do you edit and enhance the photos before giving us the CD?
Yes, they are all artistically valued and edited for the best quality.

Do you offer online proofing?
Yes, your photos will be in a password protected online gallery.

Do you have references I can contact?
You are welcome to ask for any of my past client’s contact info to see how they liked our services. You can also check feedbacks from our past brides and grooms.

Do you work well with other vendors?
Of course! We have a nature of working well with other vendors. We have one goal, that is to give the best experience to our clients. 

Do you shoot video too?
Yes. We started as a photography provider but to make it easier for you, we now provide video coverage too making it a “one-stop-shop” for you.

Our event location requires all vendors to be insured, do you have insurance?

Yes. We are member and insured by Professional Photographers of America. We have Business General Liability up to $2,000,000.

Are you same-sex friendly? 
Yes. Love is for everybody! In fact, we already covered several same sex marriage. 

If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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