Frequently Asked Questions
Here are our most common questions and answers.
Getting married is no easy task. I am sure if you are here you already know that by now. We have photographed hundreds of weddings and we get asked certain questions often. We have put together a list of questions that we get asked often in order to help you get information that you need to be able to have successful wedding photos.
It's SUPER important to understand how this works. Tonality in imagery is not the same as style. So if you see images that are darker, or low-key, then that was because the environment that we photographed them in was also dark and low-key.
We find it important to utilize the natural light that is available to us. Sometimes if we have a distracting background, we may utilize lighting to hide those distractions. Take a look below to see what I mean.
So you see how a scene can be altered when needed to best suit the environment through the use of lighting.
It's important to note however, that images are not "edited" this way. They are shot in accordance to the final look. The term "Natural Light Photographer," has become a trend in the wedding photography industry. Natural light is just one type of light. We should be trained to make all types of light look natural.
We have a team of creatives available to work on your wedding
A larger team means we have many more resources than a single photographer studio......We have over 26 people that are part of the MAPhoto team. Having a team of creatives gives us the ability to do things that single photographers cannot. Such as:
Provide You With A Dedicated Experience Manager
Having a studio manager assigned to each wedding ensures that our clients are well taken care of and communicated with. You won't have to wait 7 days for a response because your photographer had three back to back gigs, a day of editing, and then had to go work at their day job for 3 days in between shoots. Our studio manager works with you and is available during ALL of our business hours to speak with you
A Team of Professional Editors
Our editors do one thing...edit photos. They do it much better and more efficiently than any of our photographers could do it. A wedding can take a single photographer 25-30 hours to edit if they are experienced and the wedding was shot correctly. This is why many photographers will tell you that it takes 6 weeks to get your photos back to you (and in reality they may take much more). I know that you probably know at least one person that didn't get their wedding photos back for months after their wedding.
With our studio, you wait 2-3 weeks. Does not matter if it's a wedding, engagement, or portrait session. We are done with your gallery ready for you to see your pictures.
Our editors can swap skies, eyes, faces, and places. They are magicians at what they do.
A Creative Team of Photographers and Cinematographers
We work as a team of creatives to give you the best possible products from amazing high quality imagery, to cinematic-style video for your wedding date. Your story is dear to our hearts and we want to make sure that we tell it in a way that you will remember forever.
Photojournalism, which focuses on creative documentary portraiture during the fluid parts of the day, and traditional, which will focus on brighter images that will stand the test of time.
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We don't need a beautiful landscape to take amazing photos. We will take closer, more intimate images if we need to remove distractions from your compositions.
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Wedding Photography FAQ's
Once you decide we are a good fit for you, you will be sent a link to a client portal to sign your wedding contract and pay your retainer. Once we get both of those back, we are now locked in for your date! Within a few days you will get vendor recommendations from us, as well as a product catalog.
Portrait Photography FAQ's
Here is why….
If you book a similar studio that has a $1000 session fee, but includes all of the digital files, you are limited in your options. You may be paying for 50 images that you don’t necessarily want or need, and that photographer cannot spend the time in post-production perfecting the images that you truly do love. Plus because we are a specialty studio and not running 15 mini-sessions in a day, we can take the time to create unique artwork for you, rather than just running through a pre-set shot list like a department store photographer.
With our model, you will pay a much lower session fee, come in, see the photos you want, match the products to your home, and our editors can now spend much more time perfecting the images you love. Plus you could only purchase a single large image if you wanted to, or a full gallery…..but the result is the same, you spend less money and get a much better quality product.
Booking and Payment
Post Production and Products
So when a client asks this, a suggestion that we typically have is to book us for a shoot. If it’s your wedding photos you are looking to have edited, it likely means you were not 100% satisfied with the original result. So we can put you back in your wedding attire, plan a shoot at an incredible location, and make some really beautiful photos for you. Click here to get started!