It depends on your flexibility and desire to secure us to work for you.
If it's for a portrait session and you are flexible during the weekdays, you can book as late as few days prior to the shoot. Weekends, on the other hand, are often booked up 2-3 months in advance, or further around summer. We reserve the right to book multiple smaller jobs on the same day but once you book, any new portrait sessions for that day will be scheduled around yours.
If you worry about committing to the date too far in advance, no need to—we are happy to reschedule with no fees! Whether it's because of the bad weather, feeling sick, or any other unforeseen events on your end, we'll have you covered by offering new dates. Reciprocally, should we get sick or receive a request to cover an inflexible event (a wedding, birthday party, corporate conference, etc.), we will reschedule your portrait session. If we rented a studio or pool for such session, we will cover all associated rebooking fees.
With weddings, you'd be taking a chance with delaying booking us, as you cannot move the date when finding out we are no longer available. The closer you are to your date, the less of availability we will have. Those not taking a chance book 1-2 years in advance. For events and weddings, we hold and commit to your date.
Can you pencil us down and hold the event date?
Unless you are "married" to us already as a growing number of clients demonstrate, it is advisable to talk to 3-5 studios to find your best balance between artistry and budget. It is not expected that you will jump on booking right after our ...
Could you let us know if another couple is asking for our wedding date while we are still thinking?
We are very reluctant to do it as we know some businesses use a crafty technique of imaginary "other clients" and we do not want to be perceived as such. We will work independently with both couples knowing that whoever is ready to work with us will ...
Will I have the copyright to all my photos?
Usually, no. The term "copyright" is often misunderstood and confused with "usage rights". Under the Federal Copyright Act of 1976 and Copyright Law of the US Title 17 Chapter 2, when the shutter is released, the photographer who pressed the button ...
I don't want my photos shown in public, will you respect such privacy request?
Foremost, this is a very important notion to point out prior to booking, not afterwards. The standard contract stipulates our rights to publish your photos, so don't accept without discussing it with us, please. There are three main cases when we ...
Do you work on weekends?
Yes, surely on Saturdays and for weddings—also on Sundays. Most clients want to shoot on weekends and we're there for them! This is just about shooting, though. No other work is expected to be done as even in a rare case of not shooting, it becomes ...