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WHAT IS THE NATURE OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS? We work with successful photographers who want to focus on photography, not running a business. Bellagala handles bookings and post-production, allowing our photographers to focus on what they do best - capturing amazing photos of their couples!
HOW DO I MAKE SURE MY PHOTOGRAPHER DOESN'T MISS MY IMPORTANT PHOTOS? You'll have the opportunity to discuss your must-have pictures in detail with your photographer prior to your wedding day. Completing the photography profile in your account manager will also help them make sure they don't miss a thing! It's very important to be vocal about your expectations with your photographer; they can't know what moments are important to you unless you tell them!
CAN I MEET/TALK WITH MY PHOTOGRAPHER? Yes! After placing your deposit, you can connect with your photographer right away to ensure they are the best fit for your big day. You will have unlimited access for planning and can connect with them in person, via email, phone or however you prefer!
CAN WE GO TO MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ON MY WEDDING DAY? Yes! You will be able to create a custom timeline with as many locations as you want to execute your photography vision! If you should need to add on any additional hours to accommodate this, you can do so at any time prior to your wedding day.
DO I TIP MY PHOTOGRAPHER? It's completely at your discretion! As in all service in the wedding industry, it is just that - a service. We find that it is common for couples to tip the photographer based on the experience received. If your photographer goes above and beyond, tip accordingly!
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PHOTOGRAPHER IS SICK OR LEAVES YOUR TEAM? One of the benefits of booking Bellagala is that we have an emergency backup available for every reservation. We understand that life happens, however, you still need a photographer for your big day! We have a talented team of artists on-call every day to make sure that we can capture your wedding even in the case of an emergency!
WHO SELECTS MY PHOTOS? Your photographer will select your images after the wedding day. Since you've worked one-on-one with them throughout the planning process, they know what is most important to include to provide the best representation of your day.
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DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS? Yes! An engagement session is a great way to start developing a relationship with your photographer. Your engagement sessions will be 60-90 minutes and you'll receive 60 images of your session. Use this time to review with your photographer to better understand your style, wants, needs, and expectations for the big day!
DO I SELECT MY SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER? Your second photographer will be selected by your lead that you had chosen. Our photographers generally work with 3 to 4 go-to photographers that complement their style and round out their strengths. After meeting you and better understanding your wants/needs, they will select the best second to help execute your vision.
HOW DO WE KNOW HOW MANY HOURS OF COVERAGE WE'LL NEED? The number of hours needed will depend on your exact timeline. Your photographer will help create a custom timeline based upon your wants, needs and wishes to capture your entire vision for the day. When the ceremony and reception are in the same location, we have found that 8 hours of coverage will commonly capture everything from getting ready to the first dance. If needed, you have the option to add-on additional hours at any time after booking.
WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR ALBUMS? We have partnered with the premier album company, GraphiStudio. Our albums feature seamless binding, archival printing, stunning layouts, and cover options. These quality albums are handmade in Italy by the finest artists and designers. Unlike online album services, ours are made to last a lifetime. Your album will still be beautiful after hundreds of viewings and is an heirloom piece for the next generations.
HOW DO WE ORDER OUR ALBUM? After your pictures are online, you will fill out our finished album order form, where you can customize your layout, cover, and photos. The online order form is located in your account manager.
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HOW SOON WILL OUR PICTURES BE READY AFTER THE WEDDING? Bellagala has one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. Your pictures will be up online for your viewing approximately 6-8 weeks after your event date.
WILL I HAVE COPYRIGHTS ON MY PHOTOS? Your package includes copyrights for all of your photos. This means you can take them wherever you would like for printing or duplicating. We do offer a studio-grade printing option after you download your images and they will be shipped right to your doorstep!
CAN I HAVE ALL OF THE IMAGES FROM THE DAY? Yes. However, we highly recommend reviewing your images before purchasing all the raw files. Our photographers make it a mission to ensure that every special moment of your day is fully represented in your images.
HOW MANY PHOTOS DO I RECEIVE? You will receive 75-100 images per hour. Your photographer will take an unlimited amount of photos throughout your wedding day, but afterward, they will select the highest quality images to give you the best representation of your day.
HOW WILL MY PHOTOS BE DELIVERED? Your photos will be delivered via an online gallery which allows for a digital download of all the high-resolution files. This is a great option because you will have access to your photos immediately after post-production is finished. After downloading your images, you will have the ability to put them on as many flash drives, or make backup copies on cloud-based storage as you would like!
WHAT ARE THE PRINT PRICES? All prints are done on archival quality paper through our online proofing and printing center.
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IS THERE A TRAVEL FEE TO MY VENUE? If your venue is located over 40 miles from the center point of the city, your travel fee will be $1.20 per mile from the center point of the city to your venue's address. The fee goes directly to your photographer for their gas, mileage and time. If your venue is over 100 miles from the city center, we do require an overnight lodging stipend of $125 for the safety of your photographer(s) since they will be working a long day.