FAQ - Livermore Weddings

This page will hopefully answer any of the more common questions facing a Bride and Groom who are contemplating hiring a wedding photographer for their Livermore Wine Country wedding

Q. How long have you been photographing Livermore Winery Weddings?
A. We have been specializing in Wine Country wedding in the Livermore Valley for over 15 years. In addition, we have over 25 years of San Francisco Bay Area wedding photography background.

Q. What is your style of Wedding Photography?
A.We love using light to create beautiful images. We will sometimes use natural light or professional lighting equipment. The key factor is making she the images don't look flat. We do this by creative use of back lighting and rim light. We provide our wedding clients with an ideal blend of candid and traditional wedding photography.

Q. What type of Wedding Photography equipment do you use and is it important?
A. We use Nikon Equipment exclusively. Our cameras include: Nikon D4s, Nikon D750, Nikon D800, and Nikon D7200. We also have a wide variety of lenses made by Nikon including the coveted 180 mm 2.8, 85mm 1.4, 24-70 2.8 and a 16-35 4.0. Having quality wedding photography equipment is important when photographing Livermore Winery weddings, but not as important as the skill and talent of your wedding photographer. Most of the professional equipment available today is capable of taking great wedding images.

Q. How long do we have to wait for our Livermore Valley Winery wedding pictures?
A. We will have your images ready for you to view in 3 weeks. All of your images will be fully edited and this includes Cropping, color correction and exposure accuracy. You can download your full resolution images files directly from your own secure site or we can send them to you via Dropbox.

Q. We are on a tight budget and none of your packages seems to fit our needs, what can we do?
A. Easy, we will build a package around your budget. We offer custom packages for our Livermore wedding clients. Just let us know what your budget is and we will present you with a package that works for you. Perhaps you may have to compromise slightly on your coverage time, but the point is, we want to make it work!

Q.There are so many great Venues in the Livermore wine country, how can we choose the best one?
A. There are many factors to consider as you might guess. If wedding photography is important to you, I would first say to check out galleries featuring various venues and see which ones you like the best. The next step would be to check out Yelp or another Review site to see what others are saying. Lastly, tour the facility and then ask if you could visit when a live wedding is going there. This can often be the best way!

Q.What she would do to prepare for our wedding photography session with you?
A. This is a pretty easy question to answer and one that we are asked frequently. There really is practically nothing you need to do and some of the things we hear are incorrect. For example, we often hear that the bride's make-up should be put on heavier for pictures. This is a myth that I believe came out of the movies. Film actors and actresses are asked to put on more make-up but this is to compensate for the heavy lighting they will experience during shooting. Most photographers will not subject you to heavy lighting. I would only suggest that you bring a few props that are important to you. For example, if you are wine drinkers, bring a couple of glasses of wine!

Livermore Wedding Party having fun out in the grape vineyard

Bride and groom enjoying their first dance at a Livermore Wedding