Frequently Asked Questions
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!
The retainer is a set payment towards your wedding balance that is non-refundable. It is due no later than one week after you sign your contract. The retainer guarantees that we hold your specified date and turn down other clients that want to book the same date as your event.
We accept Cash and Cashiers Checks. 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).
Your final payment is due one week before your wedding day or event.
Yes, you are more than welcome to pay your balance in full when booking. You may also pay your remaining balance anytime before your wedding. You may also make monthly payments on your remaining balance until it is paid off before the wedding. We accept Cash and Cashiers Checks. 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).
A photo preview is where I set up a laptop with 15 to 30 edited photos from your getting ready, ceremony and after photos for you and all your guest to view. I will step aside for 15-20 mins during dinner to quick edit 15 to 30 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.
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 and more of a chance I will be free. But do not worry if your wedding is closer, I have also received inquiries for weddings as close as 3 weeks out. So again it depends on the couple.
Engagement sessions are typically booked 6 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 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 busy patterns or words. Solid colors work well especially with black and white photography.
According to the most popular etiquette sites: six months is plenty of time to send your save the date card for a local wedding.
This is a very good question, as the number varies depending on your package. Yes, you will get ALL unedited photos taken (between 200 to 4,000) the day after your wedding or event in a private online gallery where you can view and download them. The amount of unedited photos vary from 100 photos for 1 hr to around 4,000 for 12 hrs. I can give you an closer estimate for specific time frames if needed.
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 3 weeks to 6 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.
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. You can get everything from a normal glossy 8×10 print, to a mounted canvas print or even beautiful metal prints. We also offer different sizes of coffee table style books so you have something to take everywhere and show off your beautiful photos or to give as presents to your In-Laws.
All our wedding packages include an online gallery with digital downloads of all photos. You can add either a USB or a CD to hold the edited photos for an additional fee, 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.
Though tipping at weddings has become more of a custom in all service areas, it isn’t mandatory. Tips are meant to be given for excellent service or for vendors who go above and beyond. If you don’t have the money to shell out thousands more on tips, that’s ok, there are a few gestures that will go a long way with your team of wedding pros. Send an email with a review, a handwritten thank-you note or writing a review on Google, Facebook, WeddingWire or more are great ways to show appreciation and offer something the vendor can use when booking future clients. Even better, refer your vendors to your friends — this gesture will go much further than a cash tip!