FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A Collection Of Common Questions and Answers
WHAT IS YOUR PRICING?
First, rates and collections vary by location. Some weddings outside of the Mombasa area require travel fees. Destination weddings are different as well. I also create custom collections for many clients, which is something that I can absolutely do for you!
DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
I’m the only photographer working with my company, and the only photographer shooting on each wedding day. I can work with you to add an additional photographer to your collection!
DO YOU EDIT ALL OF OUR PHOTOGRAPHS?
Yes, I do! Every image that you receive has been edited, one at a time. For special attention above and beyond the individual image editing kindly contact me.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE AND HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?
I live in Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya. I’ve been all over the world, from India to Nepal, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel - to Italy, Austria and many, many other places. I am very, very comfortable traveling for events. Travel is billed very simply - airfare and hotel for two + rental car if needed.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE WE RECEIVE OUR PRODUCTS AND PHOTOS?
Online galleries are posted within 8 weeks of the wedding date. Printed proofs and the digital files are available within 9 weeks of the wedding date. Upon final approval of album designs most albums are ready for delivery within 12-16 weeks.
HOW MANY PICTURES WILL WE RECEIVE?
The number of photographs taken depends on many things - the number of guests, hours of coverage, types of events. My average for an eight hour day is 800 images, but those numbers may vary depending on the day itself. I provide the selected, edited high-resolution digital files. I do retain the copyright to the images and the right to use them for promotional purposes, competition, professional review, and so on.
WHAT IS THE “ONLINE GALLERY” YOU MENTION IN YOUR COLLECTIONS?
The online gallery is a private, password protected section on my website where all of your wedding photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view. It is also a secure shopping cart - which allows you (and your family and friends) to order prints and cards and select album prints online. All you have to do is provide the password to anyone who you want to be able to view the images.
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
Yes, I do! Please take note that engagement has to be done Monday - Thursday. I’m available to travel elsewhere for your engagement session certain travel rates may apply to areas outside my usual geographic location. The sessions generally start at 3:30 pm.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY?
I cover weddings in an artistic lifestyle and classic editorial style. I also believe strongly in preserving all of the details of the wedding; from your cake to your shoes, so my work is very flush with detail images.
DO YOU TAKE POSED FAMILY PHOTOS?
Absolutely. I strongly believe in those family images, as they’re records of your entire family at an important time in their history together.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
I use top of the line professional equipment - Canon 5D MARK III and Fuji X-T1 as backups. I love gear, I’m a bit of a gear hoarder.
WHAT IS YOUR PAYMENT SCHEDULE?
A booking fee/retainer of approx. $1000 is due to reserve your date. You’ll have two more payments after that. 50% of your outstanding balance will be due approx. 30 days from your wedding date, with the final balance due two weeks prior to your wedding date. I’ll send you an email reminder when your payments are due.
WHEN SHOULD WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?
ASAP. Since I can’t “hold” dates or “pencil you in” dates are booked when...well, when they’re booked. Most of my commissions contact me within a year of the wedding date, sometimes as close as two months prior, sometimes a full calendar year or more in advance.
CAN YOU STAY FOR THE WEDDING PARTY UNTIL MIDNIGHT?
I have 5, 8 and 10 hours wedding packages, and they all end at 9:30 pm, this it time when I am living and you stay and enjoy the rest of your wedding with family and friends. By then I am already photographed you first dance as Mr&Mrs! For more information about my timeline, kindly contact me.
DO YOU OFFER DISCOUNTS FOR OFF-SEASON OR NON-SATURDAY EVENTS?
Occasionally discounts are available but are based on time of year, my travel schedule, and availability. If you have concerns about your budgetary needs, please contact me and let me know more why your wedding is so special!