Photography & Videography FAQ

 
 
 
How much experience do you have as Photographer? I have 8 years of professional experience using Canon EOS Digital and film cameras.
 

I am currently using the Canon EOS MarkII 1D and the Canon EOS 7D.

Do you shoot the events yourself? Yes, along with 1-2 assistants who film for me. The photographs in our portfolio are an example of their work, as well as my own.

Do you use a flash? Yes, I use studio quality Canon lights when neccessary.

Do you bring back up equipment with you? I carry (3) cameras with me at all times. If there is an equipment failure, a back-up camera is available.

Do you visit the ceremony and reception sites before the wedding? Events held within the Fresno County area are visited prior to the event.

How soon are the photographs available for viewing? I guarantee to have the website available for viewing within 7 business days.

What do the packages include? At minimum, a client receives the professional Photography services of myself or an assistant for 4 hours and website for viewing within 10 business days. Please review our packages page for all that is included in the individual photography packages.

What is your payment policy? I require a 33% reservation fee the day the date is booked. The 2nd 1/3 is due 30 days prior to the event and the final 1/3 due 1 week prior to the event.

What is your cancellation policy? All initial payments are non-refundable

Do you offer a money back guarantee? On the photographs, no, they are a subjective nature. On quality of physical prints and albums, yes.

Do you allow other Photographers or Videographers at the event? No other Photographers or Videographers, professional or amatuer, will be allowed to film or photograph during posed shots or during interviews at the reception. (unless discussed prior at consultation)

Who keeps the negatives? Because I shoot digitally in almost all cases I keep control over the original high resolution files. By agreeing to the terms and conditions of the contract , clients give Composure Photo & Videography copyright control over all images. These images can also be used at our descretion for tasteful advertising including by not limited to websites, brochures and displayed photographs.

Videography FAQ

 

 

How much experience do you have as Videographer? I have 10 years of professional experience using Canon MINIDV cameras.

Do you film the events yourself? Yes, with up to two assistants. The footage available for demo is a sample of their work, as well as my own.

Do you have a wireless microphone? Yes, I use a Sennheiser wireless microphone with the Canon XHA1, High Definition Camera.

Do you bring back up equipment with you? I carry (2) cameras with me at all times. If there is an equipment failure, a back-up camera is available.

 

 

Do you visit the ceremony and reception sites before the wedding? Every attempt is made to visiti the venue at events held within the Fresno County area prior to the event.

 

 

Do you edit the tape after the event. Yes. My goal is to have all edited DVD's available for pick-up within 21 business days. This is very different from other local vendors who can take as long as a year to complete a 90 minute DVD.

What do the packages include? At a minimum a client receives the professional videography services of myself or an assistant for the determined number of hours, a fully edited DVD with titles and a menu with background music. Please refer to the Packages link for further details.

What is your payment policy? I require 33% for a reservation fee when the date is booked. I require the remaining 1/3 one month prior to the event and the final 1/3 1 week prior to the event. I accept cash and check and PAYPAL.

What is your cancellation policy? Cancellations made 6 months prior to the booked event are eligible for a 25% partial refund of the reservation fee. Cancellations less than 6 months in advance are not eligible for any refund.

Do you offer a money back guarantee? Content is subjective and no money back guarantee can be made, our apologies.

Can additional DVD's or VHS copies be purchased? Yes, we strongly suggest purchasing additional copies of the DVD with a photo montage of wedding photographs as gifts for Parents, wedding party members and guests who could not attend. (photo montage available using non-copyrighted photographs only.)

Do you allow other Photographers or Videographers at the event? No other Videographers, professional or amatuer, will be allowed to film or photograph during posed shots or during interviews at the reception. This keeps your footage uncluttered and professional.

Do you use a light while filming at night? We try to be as unobtrusive as possible, however at times it will be necessary to use a video light to illuminate the situation enough for the camera to capture it on tape. This does not mean that a reception held outside with candles for ambient light can be properly lit using an on-camera video light. Composure Photo & Videography can not be responsible for low-lit or dark scenes on the video due to a complete lack of ambient light.

Can you show the montage? Yes. Composure Photo & Videography can supply the screen, LCD projector, DVD player and sound out to your DJ. This includes setting up during the reception for viewing while guests eat or dinner or cake.