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F.A.Q.

How many images can we expect to receive?
To ensure we never miss a special moment, we will be constantly shooting. Once we edit down to the best of the best, we tend to average approximately 100-150 images per hour for one photographer (add approx. 30% more per additional photographer).

What areas do you shoot in?
We specialize in Southern California weddings; Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego. Services also available for destination & international weddings.

How much is the deposit?
First payment of 1/2 retainer and signed contract is due to secure your date.  The second final payment of 1/2 is due in full 14 days after your event. If you prefer to space out your payments more, that can be arranged.

How long does it take to get the photos?
Between 5 days and 3 weeks usually. 

What types of payment do you accept?
Zelle (preferred), Venmo, PayPal, credit cards, cash & checks

Do we get the edited full resolution images so I can print them myself?
Absolutely. Although we offer a great option to order prints directly from your online gallery, you get edited full resolution photos and have the ability to print them anywhere you like.

What is a First Look?
A first look is when the couple sees each other for the first time prior to the ceremony. This is a private and intimate moment between the couple. This decision is entirely up to the couple, however many couples now are opting for a first look to get pictures done early and focus more on spending time with their guests after the ceremony and enjoying their cocktail hour and reception.

Why do you recommend a first look?
A first look is important if you are planning on having a sunset ceremony and leaving little to no daylight for pictures after. I encourage my couples to do a first look so that pictures can be done outdoors in natural light prior to the ceremony, then after the ceremony a few more romantic sunset shots and then you are free to enjoy your cocktail reception. Benefits of a first look include time alone together, emotional reactions, opportunity for more images, you will be refreshed and all your nerves will be gone, and your big day will last longer with more memories to make!

Do you have insurance?
Yes. We carry up to 2 million in liability insurance as required by most of the higher end venues. There shouldn’t be a professional photographer does not have at least some from of liability insurance. It is a requirement of most venues.

Can we add an album later?
Yes, but if you can get an album in the package we highly recommend it. Most couples that want an album and plan to get one later, never get around to it. So if you want one, but aren’t sure if you can afford it now, ask about setting up a payment option that can work for you.

Do we get the personal rights to our photos?
Yes! After your session/wedding you will receive an Online Gallery of your images that you may use for printing, sharing, downloading and personal use such as social networking sites, etc. If you use any of the images online we ask that you credit Pixie Vision Photography with a link back to my site.

Can we really make prints anywhere we want?
Absolutely! Your wedding day images come with a letter giving you the copyrights to your photo’s in case you encounter any issues. The letter states you have full access to the images for printing purposes. The online gallery your images are received on has the ability for printing and they are produced at my amazing professional lab.

How long do bride and groom, family and bridal party portraits take on the wedding day and when is the best time to do them?
Wedding portraits normally take approximately 1-1.5 hours on the wedding day depending upon the number of must-have family formals. I usually allow about 20 minutes for family formals, 20-30 minutes for wedding party and 45 minutes for your bride and groom images. The best time to do these is 1-2 hours prior to sunset but it also depends on if you are doing a first look or if you are having a traditional ceremony.

How will we know the photography schedule/timeline for the day?
I will send you a Google drive document with your timeline and portrait list that you can make  changes to, up until the day before your wedding.   Once you book me, I am always here along the way and love to be apart of your planning process prior to the final timeline being put into place.

What happens if you’re sick?
In 20 years of shooting weddings, I've only been sick for one event.  If I do get sick, I have 5 backup shooters that I can contact.

What do you wear to a wedding?
I always wear black so I blend in.

Whats in your camera bag?
{2} Canon 5D Mark IV cameras
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Canon EF 70-200/2.8L IS USM II
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
Sigma 14-24mm f/2.8 DG HSM
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
{4} Godox V860IIC flashes

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