Q&A

About
VAYLIA: (vae leah) n. vale vay’lea 1. The right time. 2 Every moment that has ever been or will be. Origin: Cambodia; Kampuchea.

Photography started off as a hobby of mine 10 years ago, primarily working with film photography and processing black and white images. After several years of working for a corporate company, I decided to continue my love for photographic art and studied digital photography for a few years. It was not long before, I was receiving requests from friends and referrals to continue my passion and turn it into a career of capturing still moments around me.

Frequently Asked Questions for Photography


What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism.

When you are choosing a photographer, identify with the photographer’s style. It is also important to choose a photographer that is similar to your own personality. Based on how comfortable you are with me, your images will reflect just that, this is regardless of what you see and want online. In this case, it is important to meet prior to your wedding day to discuss your needs and wants and eats. We will eat.

What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards.

A “Get to Know Each Other” Engagement Session is included in the price of all the packages (please see reason above).

Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
All images are slightly enhanced and retouched.  Depending on the surroundings, it is up to professional photographer’s opinion to change the image from color to b/w, the main focus is on the couple’s expressions and keeping each image simple and true to your special day.

Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, indoor and outdoor.

Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.

How many photographers do you work with?
It varies on the clients budget. There may be  3-4 photographers working on an event if necessary.

Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely.

If I am booked, I will recommend an associate photographer to photograph the wedding but this will be advised on the day of our meeting or via email.

Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No. A maximum of 3 weddings/month are booked to offer and ensure each client 100% focus and attention to their needs and images.

Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.

What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
It is important to like to keep it simple so I am primarily focused the actual event that is going on around me. 2 cameras, 2 lenses, external flash, and over 16 GB of memory.

Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.

Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day.

Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Most the packages offer unlimited hours. Each wedding is different and needs to be catered differently. The hours will be determined at the time of our meeting.

What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
It is not required.

Do you charge for travel?
Yes.

How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Typically 3-4 weeks.

In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The proofs are online for viewing for 60 days.

How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online proofs are available for 60 days.  The printed proofs are an option in the package price and can be kept by the client.

Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes.

Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.

Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Digital files are offered.

Will images be available for viewing online?
Online albums to share with family & friends are offered in all the packages.

What kind of albums do you offer?
There are a few different cover options including a leather bound album. The albums pages are laid out on thick, photographic paper.

When will the client get the final album?
It varies on the client. Typically, it can take 6-8 weeks after the final format is viewed and finalized.

Additional Questions and Answers
Please contact me for more information and/or questions regarding your special day via email sina@vayliaphotography.com or by phone (858) 232-3615.

You may also view the questions and answers from weddingwire.com

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