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CORTES EVENTS

San Francisco, CA
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Cortes Events offers wedding coverage and photography services in the San Ramon area. It was founded by Jenny Cortes, a photographer who has over 10 years of experience in the industry. Jenny prefers shooting with natural light but she is prepared to bring her lighting equipment if needed. Clients can choose the option to hire a second photographer from the studio alongside Jenny. Cortes Events also offers photo booth services, complete with backgrounds and props, for a wide range of events.

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Daryl Gillum Photography

PO Box 1051, San Ramon, CA 94583
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Daryl Gillum Photography is a wedding photography studio that has been serving the couples of San Ramon for over 15 years. The photographer works to capture many of the moments and people in the couple's big day, such as the bride and her bridesmaids, the ceremony, and the first kiss. He is also available for engagement sessions. The studio was a recipient of The Knot's Best of Weddings award in 2016 and 2018.

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Jasmin Van T Photography

San Francisco, CA 94105
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Jasmin Van T Photography is a photography studio that is based out of the San Francisco area. They have more than 15 years of experience in the photography industry and have staff who received recognition from the International Wildlife Photography Association. Jasmin Van T Photography offers a wide range of services including engagement, wedding, maternity, boudoir, and event photography. They work closely with all of their clients and can help them decide upon themes and locations. Jasmin Van T Photography has received positive reviews for the quality of their work. They may be able to travel for weddings if given enough notice. Jasmin Van T Photography may be accepting new clients.

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Julia Malysheva Wedding Photography

Phoenix Street, Danville, CA 94506
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Julia Malysheva Photography is a Danville-based team of professional photographers that captures engagement and wedding photos for clients in San Ramon and the Bay area. Owner and photographer Julia offers engagement photo sessions and destination weddings. The photographers meet with the couple before the wedding to plan the special day and discuss post-production such as the printing of photo albums. Julia Malysheva Photography is a multi-lingual team and is able to communicate in English, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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onelove

Danville, CA 94526
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onelove offers professional wedding photography throughout Northern and Southern California. With having photographed over 400 weddings and training over 50 photographers, onelove has been featured in BRIDES Magazine, The Knot, Diabolo, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake, Green Wedding Shoes, and many online blogs. onelove takes pride in following the light-based fascination of Impressionist painters Monet and Renoir, and inspiration that shines through in the photography of onelove. Clients have praised the mastery of the onelove photographers and their ability to capture both the perfections and imperfections that make each wedding unique and beautiful. They have also won the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award in 2017.

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POP LIFE PHOTO BOOTH

2415 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, San Ramon, CA 94583
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Pop Life Photo Booth Rental Company is a team of photographers, designers, brand ambassadors, and photo booth experts based in San Ramon that provides photo booth services for events. The company offers a studio booth, glam booth, testimonial booth, digital booth, and the innovative 360° video booth which produces cinema-style portraits. The process has four easy steps—starting from selecting the type of photo booth, choosing the backdrop, modifying the template, and finally capturing the pictures. The company has been in operation since 2017.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Because of the sheer number of weddings that happen each year, wedding photography is a booming industry. Couples engaged to be married should take great care in finding a wedding photographer before their big day that suits their style.

Many people think all wedding photographers are virtually the same, but this is incorrect. Some photographers prefer unusual arrangements, angles, and uses of light in their images. They may also have unique styles and filters when editing wedding photos. This makes it very important if you're planning on getting married and looking for a photographer to take the time to find one whose style aligns with what you're looking for.

What does a wedding photographer do?

Wedding photographers take pictures of the wedding ceremony, the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and the families of the bride and groom. They also often photograph the major events of the reception and the guests to help preserve memories of the entire affair.

What makes a good wedding photographer?

A good wedding photographer can faithfully recreate special memories, taking care to capture the most important moments of the wedding and reception. They're able to fulfill the requests of the couple getting married and help them choose the best images from the event.

How do I pick a wedding photographer?

Couples can find their wedding photographer by asking friends and family for recommendations or checking out local listings. It's important to review portfolios, pricing, and availability. When you've picked a few that pique your interest, speak to them in person to make sure they're a good fit.

What should I ask a wedding photographer?

Before you make a final decision about your wedding photographer, you'll want to ask several important questions, such as:

  • Can we see your portfolio?
  • How many weddings have you shot?
  • How much do require for a deposit?
  • What packages are available in our price range?
  • What is your editing style?

How much does a wedding photographer cost?

The cost of a wedding photographer depends on various factors, including their experience, photo packages, and the length of time you need them. According to Brides.com, a wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000 for their services.

Why are wedding photographers so expensive?

A wedding photographer's fee reflects their experience, training, and ability to fulfill your vision and requests. The time needed to complete the process for a single wedding makes a difference as well. For a standard eight to 10 hour wedding, a photographer may spend as much as double that culling and editing photos.

Do I need a wedding photographer?

Technically, you don't need a wedding photographer. Some people prefer a simpler occasion with a few photos taken by friends. However, hiring a wedding photographer ensures that you have professional, high-quality photographs of your wedding that preserve memories for generations.

How long do I need a photographer for my wedding?

Most wedding photographers are hired for eight to 10 hours to set up, travel between venues for the ceremony and reception, and capture events, including the wedding party getting ready, the ceremony, and occasions during the reception. In rare cases, a wedding photographer may be hired for multiple days.

How many photographers do I need for a wedding?

The number of photographers for a wedding is a matter of the organizers' preferences. Sometimes, a couple may feel that having two gives them more coverage of the event, but beware that many photographers include an exclusivity clause in their contracts, so they'll usually arrange a second of their choice.

How many pictures do wedding photographers give?

If you hire a single photographer, they'll usually take 50 images per hour on average with time spent setting up, positioning wedding party members, and transporting equipment to and from venues. The average wedding has between 400 and 800 images total.

What do photographers wear to weddings?

Many photographers choose to match the wedding theme and attendees or wear all black so they don't stand out. If the wedding organizers or couple getting married have specific requests for the photographer's attire, they'll usually do their best to comply.

Do you feed your wedding photographer?

Since most weddings are all-day events and the photographer is expected to be working before, during, and after the festivities, it's polite to make sure an extra plate at the reception is reserved for them. Many photographers do bring their own food to feed themselves over the course of the day.

How do I become a wedding photographer?

Helping a more experienced photographer as their "second" is a good way to learn the industry and get the experience you need to shoot weddings on your own. Many wedding photographers are classically trained and educated in the art of photography before they serve weddings.

What do I need to get started as a wedding photographer?

In terms of physical equipment, all you need to shoot your first wedding is a couple of high-quality lenses, a camera body, a flash setup, and film or memory cards to store images, if you're shooting digital. You'll also want to bring backup equipment and make sure your gear is insured in case anything happens.

How do I become a great wedding photographer?

To develop your skills as a wedding photographer, you need to know your equipment and its capabilities. Seek training from a professional, take courses in photography, or find a mentor to assist — experience is key. Networking is important when you start out. Research, experiment, and practice with lighting and different styles to broaden your skills.

How much do wedding photographers make?

According to Salary.com, the median annual income of a wedding photographer is just under $50,000. Many wedding photographers are independent contractors and either have another part-time profession or take photos of other events, such as baby showers and engagements.

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