Q: Why should I invest in your services when I can get my Uncle Bob to do it for free?
A: Good question. Hiring a professional to capture your wedding or quinceanera is absolutely invaluable to you. Why? Because there is experience behind your coverage. I've covered Weddings and I've covered Quinceaneras and I can anticipate a shot. I have an eye for candids and posed images. I understand it is tempting to get a friend or family member to cover your event, but do you really want to give such a once-in-a-lifetime event to someone with limited or no experience? Also, Uncle Bob can get sick, or may not attend and leave you without a backup. These photos will be the only lasting piece of that special day, entrust it to a professional who has backup equipment, lenses for low lighting to capture your day beautifully!
Q: Do you have pre-made packages for your Wedding/Quinceanera services?
A: Yes, I do! I hated trying to understand convoluted prices when I was searching for a wedding photographer, so I made my packages very easy with basic items. I also have a la carte products and services where you can modify or possibly build your own package to suit your needs. I aim to offer you only what you need and not just fluff to jack up the price.
Q: How long have you been doing photography?
A: I have been doing event photography for over five years. I started doing work for musicians in Austin and from there grew and expanded my experience to weddings, Quinceaneras and other memorable occasions. I take my work very seriously, but at the same time absolutely love what I do. I’m a published photographer with loads of dedication and creativity and do it with a smile.
Q: How would you describe your photography style?
A: I have a lot of stylized, artistic undertones in my images as I have a strong Art background. I love high-contrast or soft tones, rich color or elegant black & white photography. I do not over produce images, but I often appreciate turning your images into lasting art. I do a mixture of posed and candid images. The formal photo is the staple of weddings and surely you don’t want to be without it! On the same note, the candid, photojournalistic style I use is very poignant in capturing those emotions of the day.
Q: Do you charge a deposit or booking fee?
A: I charge a nonrefundable deposit which is 1/3 (+ sales tax) of the package cost. This is to reserve your date. The remaining payment is due 30 days before the event.
Q: When will we get our proof/prints/digital negatives?
A: Turnover time for receiving your prints/digital negatives are approximately 2 1/2 weeks or less. Please note that photo albums may take slightly longer for design and proofing.
Q: Do you shoot in color or black and white? Or both? Do you shoot in a digital format that can create both color and b/w versions of the same picture?
A: I only shoot in digital, so yes; I can create many versions of the same image and not lose any of the high quality. You can get images in full color, spot color, b/w, sepia and other variations.
Q: What kind of input can we have on the direction of the shots? Can we give you a shot list to work from?
A: This is about YOU and YOUR DAY! Of course you can offer art direction if you’d like. I can definitely work off a shot list so you let me know what shots you really need. We need to communicate as a team to capture the images you want, so your input is always welcome.
Q: Are you equipped for night ceremonies? Low-light situations?
A: I have fast, professional quality lenses, tripods and light modifiers to help with low light events, and I have experience in shooting in those conditions. Please note that though I have lighting, I can only use them on the agreement of the venue of your occasion. It’s good to know beforehand what the venue allows (extra lighting, flash, reflectors, etc) so I know what is needed to compensate for the poor lighting.
Q: What type of photo equipment you have?
A: I work only with Nikon DSLR cameras. I also have duplicates of batteries, memory cards, flashes, lights and a growing collection of lenses.
Q: Do you do photo albums?
A: Yes. There are standard flush mount albums available.
Q: Do you charge overtime?
A: My standard day of event coverage is 6-8 hrs. Anything over that is $100/hr. I may also waive that cost at my own discretion.
Q: Are you still available for band photography or other portraits?
A: Yes, I am. The reason why past clients have enjoyed my images so much is that I pull from all fields of my work. A true photographer has a great eye, no matter what they shoot, and I’m always open to take on other subjects of photography. I’m a portrait photographer so I still do personal, senior and band portraits. Feel free to reach out to me for more information.
Q: How long do formal pictures last?
A: Formal pictures last about 30 minutes.
Q: Do you have a studio?
A: No. I don’t consider myself a “studio photographer.” I believe there’s an environment right for all photography, but I personally do not think the studio is one of them for the work I do. I like on-location shooting because it’s so much more interesting and personal. You get to choose your favorite spot or a place that best expresses you, and you can let go and let yourself shine in the photos. I want my clients to feel as if they are in familiar territory, not like they’re trapped between four walls and a big camera staring down into their souls!
Q: Why do you say, “Couples are subject to screening?” on your website? Don’t you want our business?
A: I’d love your business…but only if we can get along with each other. Sounds funny, I know, but you can ask any ethical photographer and they will agree—the work, the images, the whole experience is so much better for all parties if we are compatible and on the same page. Meaning you should take into consideration if you like the photographer’s style of work, how they communicate, and if you get good vibes from them. If we’re tense, sketchy, or just plain don’t respect each other, all the money in the world will not help that and the experience shooting for both parties will be horrific. Which is why the initial consultation is so important. If I feel we won’t make a good match, I’ll decline your offer and recommend some photographers for you.
Q: Who will cover my event at Fuselier Photography?
A: Me. Me & me! The beauty of working with me is just that…. you’re working with me and not some assistant I throw out there to work with you. Not some salesperson that chats me up to coax you into business. When you’re emailing, calling or meeting with someone to capture your memories, that someone better be the one who’s gonna hold the camera. From the initial consultation, the day of, and the day after…I’m the one who will take care of you.