FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS for City Hall Weddings & Photography
A COLLECTION OF COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q: How much time is needed for photos at City Hall?
A: After photographing weddings for years at San Francisco City Hall, I have discovered every nook and cranny of angelic light at what is the 5th largest free standing dome in the world. At least an an additional hour, after your ceremony and group shots, is required to get a good combination of photographs that are representative of City Hall.
Q. How are photos delivered.
A:Unlike our competition, we deliver full resolution, edited photos on a USB thumb drive (not a DVD), as well put your photos on our online proofing and sharing site for a minimum of three years(no extra cost). Also, included on your USB are smaller files for Facebook, Instagram and other social media uses.
Q: What about posing? I don't want overly posed photos.
A: My style is to give suggestions to the couple, but then, let them interact naturally. And Capture that interaction. In my portfolio, even when you see a photo of the Bride or Groom alone, their partner is usually behind me and their smile and demeanor are authentic I have The photos you see in my portfolio are mostly just a matter of helping the chemistry of the couple come out naturally.
Q. How would you describe your typical clients.
A: Our clients are visually sophisticated. What I mean by this, is that our clients really care about lighting, expression and artistry. Many of our clients are avid, amateur photographers and even other pro photographers or others who work in various cinematic arts. We also get many tech types from Silicon valley such as Googlers and Apple employees or those working in startups. The commonality is they have an artistic side and love photography. Finally, I get , many very family oriented couples who are excited to share their photos to other family members around the world.
Q. What kind of camera equipment do you use?
A: I am firm believer that is mostly about the photographer and that equipment can only get one so far. Having said this I shoot with Professional Canon and Sony gear. All my lenses are carefully selected for the highest performance and character. I often use classic Zeiss, Nikon and Leica lenses that I have adapted to modern sensors. Finally, I use only the best lighting , by Profoto. Top photographers the world over use Profoto due their reliability and amazing reliability light quality.
Q. Do you offer video services?
A: Yes, we can capture your ceremony plus vignettes of your City Hall/Tour photo session with pro level audio and a wireless mic.