FAQ: Weddings

AGB Photographics

Castro Valley, CA • 94546

Phone: (415) 504-7791



What type of equipment do you use?

      I photograph using several high-end DSLR digital cameras (Canon 5d Markii) with an assortment of high-end lenses (fisheye, 70-200mm/2.8, 24-70mm/2.8, 17-35mm/2.8). I have an array of lighting equipment to cover any type of situation we may encounter on your wedding day such as both on-camera flashes (if need be only) and off-camera lighting equipment.  I also have backup equipment in addition to provide extra assurance of completely covering your wedding day!

Do you offer packages?

      I do offer packages that are based upon hours of coverage desired and include some of the most requested products such as digital files, Album, engagement session, etc.

      I also offer custom packages that you create to fit all your desires for your wedding day. Unique to my business is that I cater to YOUR budget and most often I am able to meet you where you need it. I highly encourage you to be open with your budget. Quite often I am able to work within your budget, offering a variety of products that are exceptional.

What type of albums do you offer?

    There are many different styles of albums offered out there! And there are different personal styles of each of my couples. I offer 3 different styles of Wedding Presentation albums: Magazine style (contemporary and modern), traditional/classic (matted and mounted albums), and art border design matted album (a bit classical with an artistic edge).

    I also offer a variety of parent albums, bridal party gifts, purse size mini albums, and a great line of custom greeting cards!

How do we book you?

    Reserving my services for your wedding day is easy. First, i highly recommend we meet so I can show you much more of my portfolio and samples of products offered. We will discuss your wedding day in detail and I can help you decide exactly how many hours would be best for you. most often 6-8 hours is perfect for a full day coverage.

    To retain my services for your wedding, all I ask is a retainer fee of $750.00 which will go toward the package price. I also have a photography agreement for you to sign to retain my services for your wedding day.

What does your photography rate/fee include?

    All packages include my professional services on the wedding day for the time agreed upon, a complimentary engagement session, and a complimentary personal website gallery of your engagement/wedding. I also will meet with you before the wedding for site visits if requested, coffee meetings, to go over your portrait list, etc! After the wedding I offer a slideshow presentation of your wedding images at my studio for a special way to first see your wedding day photographs. If you are ordering an album we will meet to view the final album design before it goes to print.

What is your Style?

     My style is a mixture of styles: photojournalistic, artistic, some fashion, naturally classic and a bit of traditional photography into each wedding. The traditional photography mainly is for your family portraits. I keep your Romantics (couple portraits) casual, free, and spontaneous for portraits of the two of you as well as the rest of the day!

    I keep myself always open to trying some new work – only if you both are open as well. Some new work consists of silhouettes (a specialty of mine), fashion, unique lighting, etc.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

      Absolutely! Engagement sessions are complimentary with my 6+ hour coverages, in fact. I find it is very important for you as the couple and myself to spend some time together getting to know each other personally. We will spend about an hour in a favorite location of your choice having fun, playing in the sand, enjoying lots of cuddle time for yourselves, and being as free and open as you’d like! Engagement session are a perfect time for me to try out some fun things, get to know how you both interact with each other, and for you to see how easy it is to work with me! Most of my clients find the session to be more fun than work!

Can we get the digital files?

       But of course, this is YOUR wedding! no matter what the coverage, the wedding digital files are available to you. album packages Always include your digital files and even the retouched album digital files!

Can I visit your studio?

       I would love that! I highly recommend we meet. There is no obligation, let’s just spend some time talking about your wedding day and I can show you a lot more of my work. I prefer to meet in my home studio. I have slideshow presentations, lots of heavy albums, and large wall portraits to show you. However, if you have any special needs, please don’t hesitate to ask! I am pretty flexible with your needs.

When will I receive my wedding photographs?

Weddings will be presented to you within 3-4 weeks of your wedding day. Guaranteed!

You have the option of coming to my studio for a special slideshow presentation to view a selection of my favorites via a full-wall projection!

After the presentation, I upload them to a private online gallery for you to view all the images from your wedding day. You can also share the login information for your private gallery with family and friends. The gallery makes it easy for you and your loved ones to select your favorite images and order individual prints.

Can I create a custom package?

     That is the perfect way to include everything you need and desire! I would love to create a package that suites you to the tee! Just let me know what you would like and your budget and I will see what i can create to suit you.

How do you work at a wedding?

    The day of your wedding is as special to me as it is to you! I work candidly as much as possible and do my best to remain in the background during your ceremony and reception. I have no problem with guests photographing while I am as long as they don’t delay my quick momentum or stand so close to me that I trip over them (yes, this has happened!). I will treat your guests with respect, kindness and gentleness. I love to be of help and have often let guests use extra batteries when they forgot to bring some extras of their own.