Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are your rates?
A: Contact me for a full pricing sheets.
Q: Do you travel for weddings?
A: Absolutely! Don’t hesitate to inquire about travel fees.
Q: What type of equipment do you photograph with?
A: I use all top of the line nikon professional gear.
Q: Do you have insurance?
A: Yes! I carry a 1 million dollar general liability policy. Please let me know if you or your venue needs a certificate of insurance.
Q: What type of albums do you offer?
A: I offer leather or linen bound albums in either 8x8, 10x10, or 12x12. For more info + an example album please inquire.
Q: Do we get the hi resolution files?
A: Yes, high res retouched digital files on usb are available no matter what package you book. Images are selected + edited at the photographers’ discretion. I reserve the right to edit + release only those images deemed creditable as professional in quality + within Magdiel Sanchez photography’s artistic standards.
Q: Do you bring an assistant?
A: I sometimes bring an assistant to all local weddings + most destination ones.
Q: When will we receive our photos?
A: The entire photo set is delivered online 6-8 weeks from your wedding date. Galleries are online for 6 months, + you receive your usb drive 6 months from your wedding date.
Q: Do you bring backup?
A: Absolutely! I bring a backup for every camera, lens, + battery.
Q: How many images do you take?
A: I’m a big believer in quality vs. quantity. You will receive 50-70 images/hour that beautifully tell the story of your day.
Q: Do you offer photo booths?
A: Yes, if a couple requests it. Those pictures are available through an online gallery.
Q: What’s required to book my date?
A: A 50% retainer fee along with your signed wedding agreement is required to book the date. the remaining 50% is due 45 days prior to your wedding date. please remember that dates are limited. It is first-come, first-serve - upon the receipt of the agreement + retainer fee.
Q: What percentage of the photos will be in color vs. black and white?
A: The ratio of b/w to color depends on the couple’s preference. I love b/w because it has a timeless quality in the tradition of documentary photography. Plus some images just look better in b/w.
Q: Do you work with a second photographer?
A: I work with a very talented second photographer that follow my style of photography. Having a second photographer at a wedding is a great bonus because they capture the action from different angles and are able to photograph the groom and his family during the getting ready time while I’m with the bride and her family. If a wedding is large or in a spread-out venue, it’s always best to have a second photographer.
Q: Will you be open to any ideas I may have for photos?
A: Absolutely! I welcome it. Let me know what ideas you have in mind and we will work it all out
Q: What kind of processing do you perform on the images?
A: I process all of my images regardless of the package selected. This includes color correction, general enhancements, touch-ups, black and white or sepia treatment, and much more.
Q: Can other people take photos while I am taking photos?
A: Since everyone has a camera these days, whether it be an actual camera or a cell phone, there’s no point in trying to control what can’t be controlled! I just ask that for formals and group shots, that no other photographer is around my immediate vicinity since people tend to get confused where to look and their eyes tend to shift and aren’t looking at my camera!
Q: Are you going to come to my wedding in a pair of shorts and a tank top?!
A: No! I dress for the occasion. This means at the minimum, dress pants, button down shirt, and dress shoes. The same goes for the second photographer I bring with me. No worries there!
Q: Do you expect to be fed at the wedding?
A: Yes!!! Shooting weddings is no easy task. It’s literally a whole day assignment involving getting into all sorts of weird shooting positions, sweating a lot, not to mention the aches and pains felt throughout the day! You wouldn’t want the poor photographer to work on a empty stomach, now would you?! I expect me and any contracted secondary photographer to be fed at the reception, usually in a separate room or somewhere to the side of the main area.