Wedding Photography FAQs

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Do you shoot for a fixed number of hours?

Our packages range from 8 to 10 hours of coverage with principal photographer Stacey Ambrosio. We’ll gladly review the various options with you and together create a collection that best meets the specific needs of your wedding day. We also provide intimate collections for weddings with 50 guests or less.

 

Who will be photographing my wedding? Do you recommend having two primary photographers?

Once you have booked with Ambrosio Photography, you can rest assured that Stacey Ambrosio will be your principal photographer. Having two photographers is certainly valuable as it allows us to be in two places at once… but I often photograph weddings without an associate depending on the flow of your wedding day! Wedding day coverage always includes an assistant for every wedding I photograph. They are SO helpful in carrying equipment, holding your bouquet, or searching for that missing family member!   Let’s chat further about your wedding day and I can help you decide what coverage is best for you!

 

Will we meet with you beforehand?

Yes, I always recommend we meet in advance for coffee, tea or lunch even! It is so important that we have a great connection & you are comfortable with me love my photography style. If you live in another state I am happy to skype or facetime with you! 

About 30 days prior to your wedding day we set up another chat to discuss your timeline – or I communicate directly with your wedding planner and iron out all the important details

 

How much of the shoot is candid vs. posed?

Our style is a combination of journalism and classic portraits. Documentary photography is our approach for most of your wedding day! This is one of the important topics that we will cover in our in-person consultation. I will provide you with a suggested “group photo” list prior to the event, which you can use as a guideline and ensure that we don’t miss any key family portraits.

 

How many images should we expect to receive & how long does it take to see our images?

I know how excited you will be to relive your wedding day & we aim to deliver your complete retouched gallery 4-6 weeks after your celebration is complete! We deliver on average 75-100 images per hour of coverage, but we never limit the number of photos we shoot. All images are the intellectual property of Stacey Ambrosio and Ambrosio Photography.

 

Do you post all of our images from our wedding on a secure internet site? How long does it remain online?

The images are delivered in a private, password protected gallery with full printing rights. You can print, share, email or download any of the high resolution images with anyone you would like!  The gallery will be hosted for one year from your wedding date.

 

What kind of equipment you use?

We use only top of the line photographic equipment, including several Canon EOS digital cameras that can produce file sizes up to 36 MBs per image.
Ambrosio Photography is 100% digital.

 

Do you provide your own lighting equipment?

Yes! Whether it’s the Vizcaya Main House or a candlelit beach wedding, we can manipulate any lighting situation to our advantage. We travel with several portable strobe packs and are capable of creating an on-location photo studio in a matter of minutes.

 

Do you use a contract to guarantee our wedding?

At the time of booking, we will secure your wedding date and put together a detailed contract for your review and approval. A 25% retainer is due to secure your date and the remaining balance is due a week prior to your wedding day. We are also happy to discuss a payment plan with you, just ask!

 

In case of an emergency, do you have liability insurance?

Ambrosio Photography is fully insured and can provide a certificate of insurance to venues and vendors as required. We also have a select group of photographers in our network in the event of an emergency and we are physically unable to attend your wedding. Thankfully that has NEVER happened!

 

Tell me more about engagement sessions?

Engagement sessions are more than another opportunity to post new pics on Facebook and Instagram, though—we must confess—that part is pretty enjoyable, too. Engagement sessions provide exquisite images that can be displayed in your home, used in announcements, on wedding websites, and even as décor at your rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. 
Set in a location of your choice—be it a beachside resort or your very own backyard—engagement sessions are typically one hour. Whether you’re trendy or traditional, in formalwear or flip-flops, we can design your engagement session to reflect you, your style, your taste, and your relationship. We love engagement sessions because we get to learn more about you as a couple—and you, in turn, get to see how we operate. 
Ideally, this shoot should be scheduled as early as possible to ensure that there’s plenty of time to incorporate the images in a Save the Date or a custom-designed guest sign-in book. After seeing their images, many couples decide to design a coffee table engagement album as a companion to their wedding album. 

Live somewhere else, like NYC, and want to shoot an engagement session – I am always excited for new locations and for you to take me an a tour of your city!   

 

What types of albums do you offer?

Our one-of-a-kind coffee table albums are printed and bound in Italy with seamless bind and then custom-designed here in our studio. You can select from 6 paper options and endless design a cover that best complements the look and feel of your wedding.

 

How do we select our album images?

We begin by creating a layout from the selections in your “Favorites” folder, including some images of our own choosing in order to tell a complete story of your day. We are pleased to offer a complimentary “album pre-design” for those couples who may not have time to design their own albums within a six-month timeframe.

 

Is photo retouching included in the price of the album?

Yes, the album will be examined for dust and minor retouching, and each image will be toned to ensure the perfect print. Major retouching and/or cloning services are billed at $100/hour.

 

How many layout and design changes are permitted?

You are permitted up to three design changes to your preliminary layout with no additional charge. Each additional layout will incur a fee.

 

How long does it take to complete a wedding album?

Once the design is approved, you can expect to receive your custom-designed album in 8 to 12 weeks. Custom or specialty orders may require additional time.

 

Our parents want an album –  can you replicate our album for them?

Yes, we can create a parent album with identical design for a flat fee based on size selection. Parent albums are great thank you and holiday gifts for parents and grandparents alike.

 

Not sure what style or size album you prefer?

Take your time! You always have the option to upgrade to a larger album, add pages & parents albums. There are so many choices you make prior to your wedding day, so we do not pressure you to choose your album options now.

 

What do you do when you are not shooting weddings?

I am a very proud PTA mom & you can often find me working on an event at school or running the kindness club! I am also an exercise junky and love Barry’s Bootcamp, Boxing or anything that keeps me fit. On my off days, you can be sure to find me with toes in the sand or swimming in the ocean!

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Can't describe how AMAZING they were! I did not have any bridesmaid’s and Stacey, who was in my mind just the photographer, was on top of every detail to make me and my pictures look amazing!
- Korin + Kevin

We would be honored to be there for you on your wedding day! We are always available for travel – anywhere your love story should take you.

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PHONE: 305-534-5099
EMAIL: STACEY@AMBROSIOPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

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