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Frequently Ask Questions F.A.Q.

Do you do video as well?

No, I currently don’t offer video, but we can refer you to some amazing people we work well with.

I specialize in photography only, rather than being a Jack-of-all-trades, but I can but we can refer you to some amazing videographers we work well with.

Do you deliver every image you capture?

A: No, I only eliminate duplicate, messed up facial expressions, and other images. When capturing candid emotional moments, at times they can include unflattering expressions. That is why I make sure that multiple images are captured to ensure that the ideal expression for the moment is taken.

Do your collections include edited photos?

All images are capture in Raw and edit one by one. Editing is limited to exposure adjustment, crop,black & white, color correction, small blemish removal, skin smoothing on bride's closeup portraits.

A handfull of image get an Intensive Artistic touch. My editing is based on my artistic preference.

If you are looking for a specific look, I may or may not be the photographer for you. If your venue/shoot location is in a street, street signs will be in your images, if your shirt is wrinkled, it will be wrinkled in your photo. It's important to me that I meet your expectations. Please inquire about "Photoshop" pricing. "Photoshop" is anything outside of the listed items above.

Why I don’t use Presets?

When using presets the image represents the era in which it was taken. I try to give my images a timeless, classic, and modern look. So when you look back at your wedding photos they don’t look outdated.

Do you do destination weddings or destination elopements?

My 2 most common destination are NYC and The Caribbean From NYC to Washington East coast to Puerto Rico.Internationally I have been commissioned to Santorini Greece, Mexico and, The Bahamas among other beautiful destinations.

I nurture my career and goals to travel the world by shooting a certain number of destination weddings annually. Seeing the world while documenting such an important day for clients remains one of my greatest pleasures in both my photography business and in my life.

What are your travel rates?


Please contact me

How many nights accommodation do you need?

Arriving with enough time before your wedding date to buffer any possible travel delay is extremely important to us. We always rather be prepared and have backup options if a flight were to get cancelled or delayed.

Do you deliver every image you capture?

No, I only eliminate duplicate, messed up facial expressions, and other images. When capturing candid emotional moments, at times they can include unflattering expressions. That is why I make sure that multiple images are captured to ensure that the ideal expression for the moment is taken.

Do you use presets?

No , I don't.When using presets the image represents the era in which it was taken. I try to give my images a timeless, classic, and modern look, I want you to look back at your images ib the years and decades to come utterly timeless.

How many hours of coverage do we need?


Time of Coverage will depend on your timeline and time between venues.

How many images will I receive from my wedding?

I deliver around 1500+ photographs for a 8 hr wedding coverage lImages are taken in RAW and deliver high-resolution JPGs .


Do your wedding photography collections include digital images and rights to reproduce?

I always deliver high-resolution and watermark free images with full personal reprint rights.


My fiancé and I really want to have a nighttime wedding, but I’ve heard that will spell disaster for our pictures. What do you think we should do?

Go for it! While photographers generally prefer natural light to artificial light for the photos, you should always do what makes you happy. I come equipped to handle any lighting situation and have years of experience with many different venues and circumstances, including nighttime weddings. Because you never have to worry about your images not coming out nicely, go ahead and have your dream wedding and leave the lighting details to me!

I know it’s best to take formal photographs before the wedding, but I guess you could say we are old-fashioned. Why do you think taking the formals beforehand is so important?

I definitely pride ourselves in catering to the needs and desires of my clients. That said, I believe in taking the formal photographs before the wedding, ensuring not only more time to get the best photographs but also getting the formals out of the way by the time you are ready to go to your party. We find that stress levels with brides, grooms, family members and wedding parties is greatly reduced when the formals are taken care of and they can focus on just having fun and being with their guests. Also, depending on the time of day, we may have better light and access to better portrait locations before the ceremony.

We’d love to set aside some time for an engagement shoot. Is this something you do?

I work with you to plan the engagement shoot of your dreams, including location selection and wardrobe recommendations. Additionally, I can even help you design pieces for your wedding using your engagement shoot photos for sign-in boards, guest books, save-the-date cards, thank you cards, table place settings, and much more, Check our wedding catalog invitations. I also offers many wonderful album options to help you remember your engagement shoot forever. !

Have you worked at my venue before?

I shoot at a lot of wedding venues across Washington DC, Miami, and beyond. If I have not worked at your venue before, I will do my research and schedule a walk-through with your venue. The goal is to get familiarized with the venue before your big day. I will scout locations inside and around your venue, in order to find the best light and settings.

Do you design wedding albums?

I document the wedding from start to finish with your wedding album story in mind. Designing your album layout as Modern elegant, Classic and timeless as possible, it will remain fresh and not out of style when you open this book years to come

Can I see a sample of a full gallery of your wedding coverage ?

Please contact me and I will be happy to share some links of wedding that much the setting of your wedding

What’s the turnaround time?

I deliver a final gallery between 8 weeks after your event.

Do I need a second Photographer?

Some will say “You absolutely must have a second photographer!” Some will say “You only need a second photographer if the main photographer feels that your wedding requires one!”

How do we receive our photos?

Our sessions/weddings always include high resolution digital images without any watermarks/logos, and full reprint rights. These images are delivered via online gallery, and can be easily downloaded.

USB’s are available à la carte, as well as high quality prints .

Do I need to provide a MUST-HAVE wedding photo list?

Even if most of the wedding blogs and magazines suggest to give the photographer a list of shots that you need for your wedding, wedding photographers like me that have more than 12 years of experience and have document over 200 weddings know what are the most important images

2 month before the wedding I’ll send a wedding timeline questionnaire where I ask for everything I need to know about your wedding. The only list I require is the groupings for your family formals

Base on this questionnarie I will create a timeline that will document each important moment of your wedding in a candid way.

What type of equipment do you use ?

2- Canon 5D Mark IV Body

1- Canon Eos R Body

1- 70-200 mm Canon lense f/2.8

1- 100 mm macro Canon lense f/2.8

1- 24-70 mm Canon lense f/2.8

1- 12-24 mm Canon lense f/2.8

1- 85mm Canon lense f/1.2

1-50m Canon Lense f/1.2

Lighting Equipment:

2 Ad200 Godox Studio strobe

1- Ad600 Godox Studio strobe

2- Canon 600 XT flash

1- Stella pro 5000 video light

1- Icelight video light

4- Tripods

Have a question?

I’d love to hear from you and answer your question .Please send your question here


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