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Dear wedding couples,

Invest on an experienced wedding photographer. 

That one person who got gifted a nice fancy camera last Christmas is now calling himself a pro. In this day and age, anyone can literally become a photographer. But it takes experience to become an effective one. With today’s technology, anyone can take 10 or even 20 great photos in a whole wedding day but it takes experience to consistently produce amazing images all through out the day. And you’re not paying thousands of $$$$ for a few good images. Photos (and videos) are the only thing you will take home out of all the $$$$ you will be spending on your wedding day so make sure to make it count. 

Heres some checklist on what to look for when hiring a photographer for your wedding:
  • Ask for full (real) wedding galleries

Instagram, Facebook and Website photos are one thing, but the actual delivery is another thing. Public online portfolio will always look great (and in some occasions, those are stolen images from other photographers) but the actual delivery will speak for their actual skills and experience. ASK FOR REAL WEDDINGS, nowadays, people will create portfolio by hiring models or asking their good looking friends to pose as a wedding couple for them to have portfolio, that doesn’t count as an experience, make sure to ask for real weddings, look for guests photos and family photos. I personally think that if the actual delivery is not consistent with their online portfolio, its a RED FLAG 🚩🚩🚩

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  • Research and do a price check

Experienced photographers will never come cheap. Because they know how much it costs to keep the business afloat. The gears, softwares, subscriptions, marketing costs and knowledge used to give you the best service will also costs $$$$ on our end.  It takes an average of 48hrs to edit a whole wedding plus the hours of services rendered on the wedding day itself. Try to do your Math, that person charging below the current market value of services is making X amount of dollars per hour. Ask yourself, would you want to invest tens of thousands of $$$$$ and get paid that much per hour?

  •  Look for a photographer that actually cares

Your wedding is very personal and it should be about you. Your photos should celebrate you and the most important people in your big day. I would personally avoid an ADD TO CART-CHECK OUT, kind of service where a photographer will just give you a list of packages to choose from, take your money and will never hear from them until your wedding day. Creating images that celebrates you takes more than just an invoice. The photographer needs to know more about you, and what kind of photos you like and what you don’t like. A photographer that cares will always want to know more about you and your big day before talking about the numbers. I’ve seen a lot of photographers arrive on the wedding day not knowing anything about the couple, and camera click away the day and produce images that celebrates them, their skills and gadgets instead of the couple. YOUR WEDDING IS NOT ABOUT THEM, IT SHOULD BE ABOUT YOU AND YOUR PHOTOS SHOULD CELEBRATE YOU.

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Overall, look for experience instead of deals. Because like i said above, your photos will be the only thing you will take home out of all the $$$$ you’ll be spending for your wedding day. Being able to produce great images in a very unpredictable wedding day requires experience, wedding photography is just a different ball game.

So far the three most common complaints I’ve seen all across social media when hiring an inexperienced (and usually lower priced) photographer are these:

  1. The photos they received are very amateur looking and it does not look like any of their portfolio
  2.  They got canceled last minute because of some reason. But in reality, the photographer found a higher paying gig.
  3. The photos takes close to a year or more to get delivered if it ever gets delivered.

 

Im not saying that all the newer photographers are not good, there are actually some good ones out there. But its a hit or miss and i don’t think your wedding photos are worth the risk.

Getting engaged is undoubtedly one of the most exciting parts of every couple’s journey before marriage. Lots of already-married couples will tell you: wedding planning can be hectic, stressful, and even make you downright anxious at times. 

One way you can temporarily take your mind off the more stressful parts of wedding planning is with an engagement session. Having the perfect engagement session is a great way for couples to celebrate their love with a meaningful photo shoot, and San Diego is a destination that appeals to most couples because of all it has to offer.


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So you’ve locked down your date and ready to go look for the perfect wedding photographer for your wedding. You send out a couple of emails to inquire about rates and services and then BAM! You get a barrage of emails, ads, and sometimes text messages from photographers who want to work on your wedding. It can be quite overwhelming and with the wide range of rates you’re offered, it can be confusing. How much do you really need to spend for your wedding photographer?
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Why choose San Diego to celebrate your big day? 

Your special someone finally popped the question, and you finally said yes. Before the wedding bells actually start ringing, it’s time to iron out the details of your big day: from finding the vendors, the perfect outfits, and most importantly, the ideal wedding location. This is why so many people consider San Diego as one of the most ideal locations to hold their special day.
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Let’s face it. This Coronavirus pandemic will most likely lead to financial hardships. It is inevitable. This quarantine period and economic lockdown is hurting us all. With the stock market crashing, businesses shutting down, people losing jobs or temporarily being held off from coming in to work, bills piling up, and with no definite source of income, it will hurt a lot of people.


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Best of 2018

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Whew! this year went by so fast, it was another great year. 2018 was a full of challenges but nevertheless, it was a year of growth and a year full of fun and exciting new friends and clients.


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Best of 2017

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Whew! its been so long since i posted a blog! its feels forever!
2017 was amazing! it was a year of learning, improving and change. Challenges were faced and conquered, learned so many things for improvement. And now were ready to welcome the New Year with a bang!