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WHAT IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THE VENUE ?
A site inspection is always scheduled! Together with bride and groom, or, just on my own! As a documentary wedding photographer, my goal is to record your day in the most spontaneous way,  as it happens, but a good level of organization and the awreness of the surronuding area,  helps a lot to locate the best background for your big day pictures!
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THE ALBUM?
After receiving your photo selection, I will send you back the first draft within 4 weeks. The finished album will be delivered 3/4 weeks after the approval of the final draft.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE THE PHOTOS?
I deliver all the photos within 90 days!
ARE YOU WILLING TO STAY ADDITIONAL DAYS PRIOR TO/AFTER THE CEREMONY TO PHOTOGRAPHY PRE-WEDDING FESTIVITIES OR DAY AFTER ?
Yes, yes and yes. Let me explain. Staying with you and with your guests some days prior to the ceremony help everybody to get used to me and my lens.  And more, I would love to apply my photojournalistic style to capture all of the memories of the approaching wedding day! It will be a great fun!!
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT METHOD?
I accept bank transfer, cards & cash. The whole amount is divided into three parts. A first deposit when you sign the contract, a second deposit a week before the wedding and the third, last one, deposit when I give you back all the pictures.
HOW MUCH WILL I SPEND FOR MY WEDDING?
It’s very difficult to establish a price in advance because every wedding is different and, customer’s needs are different. Please contact us and we will talk in detail about the economic aspect.
HOW DO I BOOK FOR MY WEDDING?
You can contact me and make an appointment to meet me at Lumen Photo Studio, or we can get in touch by mail, or skype, as you prefer. If you like my pictures and considering me as your wedding photographer, you will sign a contract that confirms your choices. At the same time, you have to deposit the first part of the whole amount.
CAN WE HAVE JUST HI-RES FILES WITHOUT A PHOTO ALBUM?
Sure you can! Inside a wooden-usb-pen you always will find Hi-res files!
CAN YOU GIVE US SOME ADVICE FOR THE VIDEO?
Sure I Can!! Tell me a little bit about the mood of the wedding and give me a hint for your budget.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE?
I work with the top of the line of cameras and lenses. Right now I work with Nikon. Gear I use allow me to reach the maximum quality even in very low light condition.
DO YOU OFFER ANY KIND OF DISCOUNT?
humm…tell me..where are you going to get wedd?
HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE AT MY WEDDING DAY?
Unless you ask differently, each wedding is served by two photographers.
WILL YOU RETOUCH THE PICTURES? WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR MY WRINKLES, EYE BAGS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT?
Even if wedding reportage is based on actual facts, we are not such radical photographers! Our final goal is your satisfaction, so we always try to make you happy with your requests. It is not always possible to retouch a photo, but in most of the cases, we have no problems with wrinkles, eyes bags and other things like that. There are some limitations in the number of pictures to be retouched and how “drastically” you want to manipulate a picture. We can not put your aunt by your side if she didn’t come to your wedding :D.
HOW MANY PICTURES WILL BE DELIVERED?
I will give you at least 300 high resolution and post produced pictures. You will also receive all the pictures of the day in low resolution, so that, if you want me to post produce any particular picture, just ask How long will I wait for the pictures? And how long for the Wedding Album? We deliver all the pictures within 90 days. For the wedding album, it depends on how fast you are to select your favourite pictures :).
YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE IS TIME LIMITED? I WOULD LIKE YOU TO STAY UNTIL THE END OF MY WEDDING!
Unless you ask differently, my service includes capturing your day from the first hair/makeup through the last major event of the reception. Sure I can not stay till the sun rise  !! or maybe yes… midnight sun!
HOW DO YOU WORK? WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
I will “tell” the whole wedding day. Starting with the shooting during the preparation of the bride/groom, ceremony, the wedding reception, the first dance, cake, dance..etcetc. Mainly I work with natural light, only when it gets dark I am forced to use flashes. My style is based on the photojournalistic approach, in my opinion, this is the best choice to tell your B-DAY in a natural and spontaneous way. The key is anticipating the moment instead of reacting to it by paying attention to all that happens around you. Obvious if you don’t feel comfortable with this kind of approach, we can give you little “hints”
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