What additional types of events do you service?
Graduations, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Quinceaneras
Cash, Check, Paypal, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Frequently Asked Questions for Photography
What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
We have a distinctive post-processing method that artistically enhances images yet does not detract from the originality of the photograph. Black and white conversions, along with any requested retouching suggestions are always included.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have experience shooting intimate low light ceremonies to sprawling outdoor receptions and everything in between.
Is your media preference film or digital?
How many photographers do you work with?
Two shooters for EVERY wedding at no additional charge with additional photographers available upon request.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Minimum of three cameras, plus plenty of lighting, lenses and accessories.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
As many as are deemed reasonable given time constraints.
Do you charge for travel?
If outside of Socal/Arizona, travel fees do apply.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
3 week guarantee is always included.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online + Proof DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Copyright release is provided to client.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes but only upon client approval.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
The finest albums available from some of the finest album manufacturers in the world.
When will the client get the final album?
Final albums are usually delivered within 60-90 days; can be fast-tracked upon request.
What types of cultural events do you specialize in?
Asian, Middle Eastern, North American, Pacific Island
Additional Answers & Advice:
Mike has been a full-time photojournalist for over half of his professional life. Getting a start at the advent of the digital movement, Mike picked up his first digital camera on a family vacation to Hawaii and never looked back. Continuing to serve as a stringer for Getty Images, Mike has shot assignments for corporate clients such as Microsoft and AOL, as well as editorial clients such as the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. Mike also worked as an editor of a major nationwide publication while living in Newport Coast, CA for a little over a year and a half.