Frequently Asked Questions about Our
Wedding Photography & Videography Services
Why should we book with you?
Three reasons: Experience, skill and customer service. Not all Los Angeles wedding photographers have the experience, skill and equipment to take extraordinary photographs while handling the demands of a high-end event. We do. This is probably why we are one of the few photography studios to be chosen to be in “Weddings by Ritz-Carlton” magazine and to earn the trust of the Walt Disney Company to fulfill much of their photography needs.
When you choose Beverly Hills Photography, your wedding or event is handled with personal care. In fact, to ensure that your needs are our only focus, your wedding will be the only event that we book for that day.
What is your service area?
While our “local” service area includes cities throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, Beverly Hills Photography offers wedding photography services worldwide. Our photographers are available to travel to any destination, including coverage in Calgary, New York, London, Paris and Rome. Contact us for more information.
In what currency is payment made for destination weddings?
Payments are always accepted in US dollars, no matter where your event takes place.
Are you insured?
Yes. All reputable wedding photographers are, and most hotels and venues will not work with vendors that do not have adequate insurance.
How many photographers do you have?
Please visit our Team page to learn more about each of our professional wedding photographers.
How many photographers do I need for my wedding?
To ensure that a wide selection of posed and candid images are captured at your event, all of our wedding photography packages include the services of at least two photographers. Once we learn about the details of your event during your pre-wedding consultation, we’ll be happy to discuss the best options for your unique situation.
What are the benefits of getting both photos and video?
Photography and video are two different elements that each provide their own set of unique results. For example, video captures the sound and motion of the ceremony, heartfelt speeches and first dance in a way that photography cannot. We believe that both are important. Couples often regret not getting video; unfortunately, you cannot turn the back the clock.
Do you offer live streaming video services?
Yes. We can set up one to four cameras at your event, and transmit the video live worldwide for the benefit of your friends and family who are not able to be with you on your wedding day.
What are “wedding romantics”?
These are romantic photos taken of the bride and groom. A “wedding romantics” photography session is often done the day after the wedding day, when there are no time pressures and the bride and groom are more relaxed. Wedding romantics photos can be taken at the wedding venue or elsewhere, such as at the beach or a park.
How much input do we have on our final products?
You will have the option of choosing your own photos for your wedding album, ensuring that your album includes your favorite images and images of all the people who are most important in your life.
Of course, if you would like assistance with this task, we would be happy to provide our professional input regarding which photos came out best.
Either way, we will send a layout of the album to you via email for your review and approval before the files are sent to the lab.
Do you shoot in High Definition (HD)?
Yes, we shoot in High Definition and if you want we can deliver video in Blu-Ray instead of DVD (a small extra fee will apply for Blu-Ray).
What services do you offer to enhance overall video production?
Beverly Hills Photography uses professional grade tools to production professional quality results. For example, we may use a crane to shoot from a unique angle. Click on the “Cinematography” button to see samples.
What is the full process after the wedding?
§ You will receive discs with all of the photos taken at the wedding.
§ After you let us know which photos you like best, we will begin to design your photo album.
§ We will edit your video.
§ Once the layout of the album and editing of video is complete we will send them to you for your final review.
§ After you are completely satisfied with our work, we will send the photos and video to our lab for finalization of the photo album, prints and master DVD.
What is the typical turn around time?
Much depends on how much time you wish to spend reviewing the discs with all of the photos and raw video footage. There are often so many extraordinary images that couples find it difficult to choose! Once we receive your notes regarding your preferences, it takes about four to six weeks to have the photo layout ready. Video editing takes slightly longer.
Beverly Hills Photography will always listen to your needs and ideas. Every photo album and video that leaves our studio is custom made to a couple’s preference. Your album will be filled with images you love. These will be the images that are most meaningful to you – not necessarily the images that your photographer prefers from an “artistic” standpoint.
Do you offer online photo viewing for our family and friends?
Yes, and you have complete control over which images are uploaded to our site. No need to worry that an image that you dislike will end up in a frame on your grandmother’s wall!
Once the images are uploading you can direct your friends and family to the site, where they can view the images and, if they want, purchase high-resolution downloadable files of the ones they like best.
Why have a coaching session with a professional model?
Many people feel nervous and self-conscious in front of the camera. During the coaching session you’ll learn invaluable techniques regarding how to pose, how to smile naturally “on cue,” and more. As a result, you’ll feel more relaxed and confident on your wedding day, and be able to look your best in your wedding photos and video.
When is the best time to book your wedding photography services?
Most couples book our services as soon as they book the ceremony and reception sites. To ensure that your wedding is our only focus, Beverly Hills Photography will only book one wedding per day. Booking is done on a “first come first served” basis.
Contact us at 877-590-4555 to secure your date. Because we hold our available resources for your booked date and time, deposits are not refundable.
Do you have experience with cultural-specific weddings?
Yes. We have shot a variety of weddings and we strive to honor and respect all of the traditions and values you hold dear. Your plans for a cultural-specific wedding will be discussed at your pre-wedding consultation.
Can you provide your photo and video services for corporate events?
Yes, we are more than happy to. Our corporate clients include Disney Co., Google, Best Buy, Bank Luemi, Wolfgang Puck, AGC and many others.