Umberto Esposito Photography | 20140726-faq
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Categories:
Photography
 
What additional types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s
 
Established:
1995
 
Accepts:
Cash, Check, Paypal, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
 
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, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
 
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
 
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes, all of our final images are retouched to perfection. We can transform your images with special effects like hand-coloring, black-and-white, sepia and much more.
 
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, I having been photographing weddings for over 20 years in many settings. As a Certified Professional Photographer I can assure you that I'll be able to get great images no matter what the situation may be.
 
Is your media preference film or digital?
My preference is Digital but I can shoot in any format. Film is also an option.
 
How many photographers do you work with?
I do work with two assistants and two photographers
 
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes I am the main photographer. If I am booked that day, I have other great photographers available.
 
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No!! never, I want to give myself 100% to one wedding on that day.
 
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes I do have other photographers on stand by just in case.
 
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I have several high end digital cameras plus I have a wide range of lenses to create different effects and for different settings. Also, backgrounds and lighting equipment. I always have double of the equipment as well as backup.
 
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes!!! it is a must, no photographer should do a wedding without back up!!!
 
Do you charge hourly or full day?
The best value is to book for the full day, but we can also customize to work hourly.
 
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We don't charge for the extra hours if you booked me for all day.
 
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
That is up to you, I have my protein bar if there is no food served lol.
 
Do you charge for travel?
Most of the time,no, unless it is more than two hours away from my studio.
 
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually proofs are delivered within one month
 
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Most of the time they are 4x6 prints plus an online gallery.Other options are digital proofs or custom proof book.
 
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The proofs are yours to keep forever.
 
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, I do and most packages give you the use as well and I then give you the right for the reproduction.
 
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes I do and we both share the right to do so.
 
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes packages with the digital files are available
 
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, I do have a client gallery online, so all your friends and family can view them anywhere in the world.
 
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer, Graphi, Capri, Art leather, Renaissance, and many more.
 
When will the client get the final album?
Final album is usually delivered with in 6 weeks after client approval.
 
Other Information
Additional Answers & Advice:
 There are many facets to a wedding. Here are some wedding tips and advice we have written and collecting from people's personal experience with weddings. The right kind of wedding tips and advice can often assist you execute your planning efforts flawlessly the first time. 

One’s wedding day is a special event for many reasons. First and foremost, two special people are joining together to become one in matrimony. Secondly, it is a time for friends and family members to get together and celebrate. Therefore, it is imperative that the day is as perfect as it possibly can be. There are a few wedding tips to help individuals make their wedding day a complete success. 

Plan As Much In Advance as Possible 

For those who are able to do so, planning in advance as much as possible is a great idea. Those couples who plan their wedding day spectacular in advance will find that not only will they be able to reserve the desired locations and obtain the perfect wedding day necessities, they will also be much more relaxed when the big day approaches. Planning in advance allows the individuals to feel prepared and prevent them from being rushed to get everything completed in time for their wedding day. 

Make a Wedding Checklist or Purchase One 

Another wedding tip for ensuring wedding day success is to prepare a list or buy a pre-made one which displays all that the couple needs to do in order to make their wedding day complete. Items such as reception hall rental, ceremony location rental, wedding attire purchases, flower purchases, etc. are just some of the things which the couple should have on their checklist. Many wedding preparation books which one can purchase at a bookstore will have lists of this type within them as well as a detailed timeline for when the couple should complete each task. This really helps the couple get their schedule together and complete everything fully and on time. 

Prepare a Budget 

An engaged couple who is about to start planning their wedding should sit down together and prepare a set budget to follow along the way. This can be done by looking at their total income, deciding who will be paying for what items or if it is a collective arrangement and allotting certain funds to specific purchases. This will provide the couple with a good financial plan to follow so that they can adequately spend certain amounts on each item and not be short of funds at the end. 

Ask for Help 

It is important to keep in mind that the engaged couple does not have to do this alone. It is more than okay to ask friends and family members for help with regard to the planning aspect of the wedding should they feel it necessary to do so. Things such as flower choices, wedding gown selections and even asking for help decorating the church or reception hall is fine and the friends and family members whom the couple asks to help with their wedding planning are sure to say yes to help make the day as special as possible. 

The previously mentioned wedding tips are just a few ways in which to make your wedding day as special as possible.