Frequently Asked Questions
All Payments: We accept Cash, Personal Checks, Cashiers Checks and Money Orders. We also accept in person and online payments with all major Credit/Debit Cards along with PayPal (there will be a 3.28% processing fee added to the total for any Credit/Debit or PayPal transactions).
My “home” area is in or around Tampa, Florida. However, I do travel frequently for photography all over Florida and anywhere else in the USA or other countries. I love traveling so if you’re planning on having a wedding outside of the area and enjoy my photography, then please give me a call!
We offer Free Travel anywhere in Tampa, Fl. For service outside of Tampa it's .50¢ per mile. If your Wedding/Event is being held in another State or Country, contact me for travel prices (we wont kill you with travel fees).
No, there are no additional fees to download all your photos. You can download them all at once to your computers or individually to both your phone and computer at no charge.
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The retainer is a set payment towards your wedding balance that is non-refundable. It is due no later than two weeks after signing your contract. The retainer guarantees that we hold your specified date and turn down future clients wanting to book the same date as your event.
Unless other arrangements have been made, your final payment is due one week before your event. We are flexible, if you need help, such as monthly payments, let us know.
Yes, you are more than welcome to pay your balance in full when booking. A plus to paying in full: you will get an extra 5% OFF your total. You may also pay your remaining balance anytime before your event. Want to make monthly payments and pay it off before the big day? Let us know, we can set up monthly payments for you.
We accept Cash, Cashiers Checks, Money Orders and Facebook Pay. We also accept online payments with all major Credit/Debit Cards along with PayPal (there will be a 3.28% processing fee added to the total for any Credit/Debit or PayPal transactions).
Retainer Payments: All retainer payments are a nonrefundable payment, even if the event is canceled.
A photo preview is where I set up a laptop with 10 to 30 edited photos from your getting ready, ceremony and after ceremony photos for you and all your guest to view.
I will step aside for 15-20 mins during dinner to do on the spot editing to a few photos from the 1st half of your wedding day. You will also receive these photos in your public online gallery the day after your wedding along with your private unedited gallery.
Honestly, As Soon As Possible!
While it can vary depending on the couple, I typically get inquiries for wedding photography about a year or more out from their scheduled date. The earlier you book, the better chance you have that we will be available. But do not worry if your wedding is closer, I have also received inquiries for weddings as close as 2 weeks out. So again it depends on the couple.
Engagement sessions are typically booked 3 months to 1 year before your wedding date, but can be done at any time. It depends on when you would like to send out your save the date cards. I have even had couples do their engagement sessions 1 month before their wedding.
I feel it’s best to keep your engagement photography about you rather then what you’re wearing. I do advise my clients to stay away from clothing with really busy patterns or words. Solid colors work especially well with black and white photography.
According to the most popular etiquette sites: six to eight months is plenty of time to send your save the date card for a local wedding.
Yes, you will get ALL the unedited photos taken (normally between 200 to 4,000+) the day after your wedding or event in a private online gallery where you can view and download them.
You get ALL your unedited photos(proofs) the day after your wedding in a private online gallery where you can view and also download them all. If your wedding package includes the photo preview you will also get your preview photos the day after your wedding in your separate public online wedding gallery. Your finished wedding photos will be available 2 weeks to 4 weeks after your wedding day in the public online wedding gallery.
I get questions like this a lot and it’s a very good one! I specialize in Natural Light, Portrait-Journalist Wedding Photography and Candid Wedding Photography but I try to capture all styles such as Traditional, Classic, Illustrative and High Fashion. This allows me to stage those shots which greatly benefit from it (Rings, details, portraits, etc) while still capturing the true emotion of the day. Whether you want formally posed shots or unobtrusive coverage, this allows me the flexibility to capture all the emotions from your wedding day and more.
Yes, we are a fully Licensed and Insured Company and can provide proof of insurance if needed.
I always bring a minimum of two camera bodies, multiple lenses, one flash, multiple batteries (for camera and flash), multiple memory cards and other miscellaneous items (lighting, tripod, etc). I want to make absolutely certain that any equipment failure on my part does not result in missed photography for you.
Yes. I take all my photographs in color with the highest resolution my camera provides. This gives me full control over how best to bring out the “feel” in each shot. You will get all the edited photos in both color and black and white.
Yes, I work with an amazing company that specialize in prints and photo books/ablums. You can get everything from a normal glossy 8x10 print, to a mounted canvas print or even beautiful metal prints. We also offer different sizes of coffee table style books and even photo ablums so you have something to take everywhere and show off your beautiful photos or to give as presents to your In-Laws. You can view it all here: http://astewartgraphics.com/printsablumsbooks/
All our wedding packages include an online gallery with digital downloads of all photos. For an additional fee you can add either a USB or a CD with all the edited photos, but I find most couples have no need for it.
As part of our service, we post all your edited images in a public Online Photo Gallery for you to share with family, friends and wedding guest. All public galleries can be found at this link https://astewartgraphics.pixieset.com/ Everyone can view photos, share photos, purchase digital copies and purchase prints.
I specialize primarily in outdoor and natural light photography. Your photos will benefit from a beautiful location or somewhere that is special to you as a couple. If needed I can recommend many beautiful locations in the Tampa Bay Area. I do also have a full studio located in Tampa. If you want capture both on location and in studio photos we can always do that for a small additional fee.
To book us for your wedding day, I require both a signed contract and a retainer to hold your day. Click BOOK NOW to begin.
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