What is your style?
I specialize in creative documentary wedding photography.
Documentary, also called reportage, or photojournalism, is a style that focuses on much more natural & candid, hands off wedding photography.
My passion is to creatively capture the essence of you as a couple–to tell the story of you and your loved one on the first day of your new journey together as a family. My non-traditional approach is fresh and filled with documentation.
I combine this candid, real approach with a firm grasp of lighting and composition to capture images that are unique and unexpected. Unusual angles, reflections, silhouettes and dramatic lighting allow my images to truly stand out. I challenge myself to look for the unexpected, interpret compositions that make you feel, and make ordinary places extraordinary.
How long does it take see my engagement or wedding images?
Your edited images are ready for you to view 1-2 weeks after your engagement session, and 3-4 weeks after your wedding.
Are you bilingual?
¡Si lo soy! I’m fluent in both spanish and english.
What areas do you serve?
I currently serve the Monterey and the Santa Cruz county areas. This includes photography for Monterey County such as Salinas, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, Marina, Seaside and Castroville, as well as Santa Cruz county such as Watsonville, Aromas, Aptos, Soquel and Santa Cruz. Are you located elsewhere? Contact me for a quote that includes travel costs.
How many images can I expect from my event?
This can vary depending on the event, but I average around 40-50 final, edited images an hour. So we are looking at 320-400 for a typical 8 hour wedding, and 50-60 for a 1.5 hour engagement.
Are you a “natural light” photographer?
Photography is all about capturing and creating art with light. I love using available light, and feel it gives a really nice, organic feel to an image; but I do use modifiers such as reflectors and diffusers to mold it as needed, as well as flash and continuous lighting.
Rest assured I come prepared to your shoot or event with the skills and equipment necessary to capture beautiful, memorable images of your special day.
Do you shoot RAW?
I shoot in RAW, which means that my images contain all their image data, as opposed to jpg which compresses and throws most data away in order to reduce file size. By doing this, I produce higher quality images and have the ability to correct problem images that would be unrecoverable if shot in the JPEG format.
When shooting jpg, the camera makes the post-processing decisions for you, to flat, “average” results. When shooting RAW, I have the ability to really fine tune the look and feel of my own images.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I use top of the line professional canon equipment.
Do you have backup equipment?
Yes I do.
Do you have insurance?
Yes I do.
Weddings are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis and are reserved upon receiving the retainer fee and signed contract. The retainer/reservation fee is 50% of the price of the total package. This is necessary to secure your date. The remainder of the final fee is due no less than 30 days before your event date. The retainer is non refundable.
Engagement sessions are due in full at the time of booking.
I accept check, cash, paypal or bank deposit.