Sam Ellis Photography
38158 Yacht Basin Road
Ocean View, DE 19970  | map
Style: Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture...
Packages: Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush...
Liability Insurance: Yes
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What additional types of events do you service?
Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Holiday Parties, Quinceaneras
Cash, Check, Paypal, Mastercard, Visa
Last Login:
Oct 08, 2014
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, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
All photographs are digital and can be converted to black and white or enhanced.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I photograph weddings in everything from bright sun on the beach to dimly lit churches where flash isn't allowed.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot all digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
There are two photographers for the top package or my associate photographer can be added to any package.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
While there is no guarantee that something won't happen on the way to an event, I do everything possible to be there. If something comes up in advance, I will make every effort to find a suitable replacement. I am a member of the Delaware Professional Photographer's Association and would call on them and several photographer friends in an emergency.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I do no more than one wedding a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
My assistant could stand in my place if something happened last minute, but if I know ahead of time I would call on several photographer friends of mine.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I bring a minimum of two cameras, several lenses, multiple flashes, and lots of extra equipment that may be needed throughout the day.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Everything I have has a backup in case of a problem.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My packages are based on a set number of hours with additional hours available for an extra charge.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
I am always happy to extend the day for a small hourly rate.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Just enough time to eat.
Do you charge for travel?
If a wedding is more than two hours away, yes. Destination weddings are charged additional travel expenses.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I have a preview of the photos online in a couple days and all photos online within two weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Initial proofs are done online, but a proof book is also prepared with 16 images per page.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Proofs stay online for at least one year.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, I retain the copyright for all my work but I do give printing permission to couples with some packages or if they purchase the digital copies of the images.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files are included with my upper package or can be purchased a la carte.
Will images be available for viewing online?
What kind of albums do you offer?
Several albums are offered, all are digitally designed flush mount albums.
When will the client get the final album?
Usually within two months of ordering the album.
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