Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Who photographs my wedding? How long are you there for?
A. We (Richard & Andrea) or (Niñ0 Gallego) photograph all weddings, events, and sessions. We haven't photographed a wedding that isn't under 8 hours so we dedicate the entire day to you. Being there the entire day allows us to capture the most important moments, the ones you'll look back and have a laugh at or tell a story about. We will not photograph you pretending to get ready or pretending to cut the cake. We will be there documenting it all as it happens!!
Q. Do you only photograph weddings?
A. Although weddings is our primary business, we also photograph events, private sessions, maternity, newborn, portraits, commercial, etc.
Q. How far in advance are you booked? How many bookings do you do a year?
A. We accept bookings as early as you start planning. Typically our clients book us 12 to 18 months before their event. We limit the number of bookings per year so that we can give each client the time and attention they deserve.
Q. Can you hold our date?
A. Your wedding date will be officially booked once the signed agreement and booking retainer is paid and completed. Unfortunately we cannot hold dates without a completed booking. Please understand that the date for your wedding or event can get booked at any time.
Q. What are your prices?
A. We offer different prices for different collections and types of events. Because each wedding and event is unique and our clients needs are different, we typically create a custom collection for everyone however our studio wedding collections range from $3500 to $10,000+. We'd love to share with you all of our current collections which will serve as a basis and then we'll build from there. If you'd like to receive a copy of our current Wedding Magazine, please Contact Us and we'll be more than happy to send over all of the information you need.
Q. Do you offer Video or Cinema?
A. We don't personally offer video services thru our company however we would love to personally recommend a videographer we've had the pleasure of working with numerous times. You can see more about them here - Cinematography
Q. Do you Design Wedding Albums? What kind of albums and prints do you offer?
A. Short Answer is YES, ABSOLUTELY but here's why we're so passionate about our albums!!
We're always so excited to share our custom made albums and all of our clients have the option to receive a Signature RichardBFlores Photography Album with their collections.
We consider our Albums a lifetime investment because 20, 30, 40+ years from now you will have something to physically show your family. You'll be investing in a piece of art that'll bring your back all of your memories, moments, stories, and all the instants that once took place back to life.
If you think about it...
How many things will have changed in your life 20+ years from now?
Your Car, Maybe Your House, Your Phones, Computer, Shoes, Clothing, Camera, Furniture, the list can go on and on..... BUT Your Album will remain. Those moments of your wedding, family, & friends, will be available for you to show your loved ones while everything else was replaced!
We've searched the industry to find some of the best albums and we're happy to have partnered with one of the best designers in the industry. Our album collection is completely customizable to fit your style and we have a beautiful selection of samples we would love to share with you.
Q. Are you a Full-Time Photographer or is this a Part-Time gig?
A. We are Full-Time Photographers. Fortunately our work is doing something we absolutely love and we take much pride on our work and in the relationships we have with our clients.
Q. Why do you recommend Engagement Sessions? What do we get out of it? When do you photograph Engagement Sessions?
A. We include Engagement Sessions in some of our collections for many reasons. It's a great opportunity to have portraits of couples in a controlled environment. It's the perfect time for us to get a feel for our couples style and how they act in front of the camera. And, the most important reason is for us to get to know each other. Our Engagement Sessions are completely relaxed and they are meant to make our couples feel comfortable and to remove all camera fear and shyness. By the time their wedding day arrives they are confident, comfortable and pros in front of the camera. Because we photograph weddings primarily on weekends, we always schedule Engagement Sessions during the weekdays. Most of our sessions are scheduled in advance so it's a great opportunity to take a day and make it all about you!!
Q. What is included in my sessions?
A. I photograph all types of sessions. Sessions typically range anywhere from 2 to 3 hours depending on our main goal. All sessions include all your photos completely edited, and a Password Protected Online Gallery. For additional prints, albums, High Resolution USB, and more please ask for our Ala Carte menu.
Q. Do you travel to photograph weddings? Does your 2nd photographer travel also?
A. We love to travel and have worked and photographed weddings & sessions in Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, and throughout the United States. We're ready to go and all you would need to add to your collection is Airfare, Hotel, & Rental Car if needed for both myself and my partner.
Q. I am currently living out of state and would like to meet with you. What can I do to arrange a meeting?
A. We've had clients book us from China, Spain, Argentina, California, Colorado, South Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and more. Time difference or not, no worries. We'll be happy to setup a Skype or phone meeting that works best for you.
Q. When do you deliver the digital negatives?
A. All digital images are completed within 8-10 weeks.
Q. What type of equipment do you use?
A. We photograph using all Professional Canon equipment.
Q. Do you retouch the images taken?
A. Every single photo our clients receive is professionally & carefully edited one by one.
Q. Can we get photos in Black & White also?
A. Absolutely!! During the editing process if we feel a photograph looks great in B&W we will gladly include it in your final gallery.
Q. Do you have insurance just in case?
A. Yes we do have insurance to cover anything and everything. If your venue or location requires proof of insurance, we'll be happy to provide them with a copy of our certificate.
Q. Would you be able to reserve a date for us without a retainer?
A. Unfortunately we require a booking retainer to reserve any and all dates. We want to keep it fair for all of our couples and clients.
Q. When is my payment due?
A. All final balances are due 30 days before the wedding or event day.
Q. Do you accept Credit Cards?
A. Yes! We accept Venmo, Bank Payments & Credit Cards.
Q. Last Question; Do you love what you do?
A. You have absolutely no idea!! The thought that every photograph we take will be cherished and viewed years down the road means the world to us so thank you for allowing us into your lives!!