faq

Although this collection of Frequently Asked Questions addresses most initial inquiries, my approach revolves around client preferences and convenience. I’m not quite the da Vinci just yet - I don’t impose my art onto anyone. :) As an artist, my work constantly evolves. I’d love to share with you my newest developments. While texting and calls are great - FaceTime or any video chat platform is way too awesome to pass up. I’m a huge fan of transparency and I love presenting myself for us to see if we’re a good fit. I’m highly respectful of your time and above my hope to be your photographer - it’s more important to me that I help you understand better what works for you best.

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Q: My wedding requires less than what you offer, do you have alternate packages? A: Commissions depend on several factors. I’m more than happy to put together a custom package for you. Please say hello at joshuafernandezphotography@gmail.com or send a quick text to 951-491-1811. I always respond within 24-hours.

Q: How many do photos do you deliver and may I have all the photos you shot? A: My delivery usually consists of 80 images per hour of coverage. I eliminate duplicates, calibrations, and images with unflattering expressions. As I anticipate moments to photograph, spontaneity is key. This requires quick thinking; the scene changes in a heartbeat. One time you're smiling beautifully and the next half-second, not as pretty. These are the eliminated images

Q: How many do photos do you deliver and may I have all the photos you shot? A: My delivery usually consists of 80 images per hour of coverage. I eliminate duplicates, calibrations, and images with unflattering expressions. As I anticipate moments to photograph, spontaneity is key. This requires quick thinking; the scene changes in a heartbeat. One time you're smiling beautifully and the next half-second, not as pretty. These are the eliminated images

Q: How about RAW photos, do you deliver these so I may process these myself? A: I believe delivering RAW files is a disservice to my clients. RAW images are unfinished work and don’t represent the work you’ve used to determine my credibility. This practice goes against the unyielding standards that I hold dear. I feel it’s much like a baker selling flour instead of bread to those who say they can bake better. I’ve committed myself to deliver my best work.

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Q: Do you offer video? A: I’m sorry, no. I strive for efficient simplicity and prefer to contain my service to what I’m directly involved with. I could recommend several highly-capable professionals. I encourage you to match my style with theirs. For instance, my first look sequence is intimate and encourages raw emotions while the video team's methods involves 3 spotlights, 5 cameras and a drone hovering the bride as she walks to her groom. I can’t have the intimate moment for you.

Q: Do you offer destination weddings? A: Yes, I do. I love traveling. At most, I request that travel, board and lodging is accommodated for your photographer/s. I prefer to be at the destination two days ahead. This would allow me enough time for travel delays and location scouting. I always leave at the soonest possible time. No fine print funny stuff, I only request to be reimbursed for actual expenses evidenced by receipts.

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Q: How do we book and pay for your services? A: After you confirm your decision, you will receive an email with a link to our contract. You may sign this online and then print for yourself. The modes of accepted payment are Venmo (preferred), PayPal and mailed check. If these don’t work for you, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your preference.

Q: Do you have client reviews? A: Yes, I do and I’m truly grateful for such awesome clients that leave reviews. WeddingWire.com hosts my client testimonials. Since I’ve joined them in 2015, I’ve received the exclusive WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award. This is given to the nation’s top 5% vendors as elected by its members. As of this writing, I happy to share with you that I have 300+ hard-earned 5-star reviews.

Q: May I print the images on my own and use these as I wish? A: Yes, please. Have fun with your images, I will issue a print and distribution release.

Q: How do we receive our images? A: I’ll prepare an online gallery that hosts your high-resolution, fully edited images. This gallery acts as a shareable, mobile friendly slideshow, and download portal. The first 12 images will be be sent to you within 24-hours of your wedding. Complete delivery is done within 6 weeks.

Q: Despite concentrating on candid photography, do you do posed portraits at all? A: Yes, I do! I have a few tricks to keep things fun and candid. These sessions get wilder as the group size gets larger - just as it should. And no, I don’t ask people to say cheeeeese.

Q: Can my uncle take pictures of my wedding? A: Yes! I’d be more than happy to give him tips too. Please request that they stay behind me at all times. For better understanding, envision your kiss the bride photo.

Q: Can we see a full gallery? A: Yes and I will not have it any other way. I’m a firm believer of transparency. There’s something about seeing a complete and actual delivery instead of just the highlights, yes? This bring us to a certain level of confidence with each other that we’ll need to move forward. You’ll have a day that will never, ever happen again and we’ll need as much on our side as possible. I have a few complete galleries throughout this website. Please share your email address and I’ll send you a few recent wedding galleries.

Q: Do you have insurance? A: Yes, up to $2M. Peace of mind is an integral part of my business.

Q: Are you doing this full-time or part-time? A: I have two full-time jobs. I’m a dad first and a photographer second.

Q: Your work reflects the quality I aspire for myself. May I shoot with you to learn? A: Yes, I’m happy to have you. I accept a limited number of apprentices for a given season. Please say hello, I love sharing what I know. The tide raises all boats.

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