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Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled a list of all FAQs for your convenience. If you have any more questions, please feel free to email us at info@ruzincunningham.photos


 

Q: Do you shoot ethnic weddings? What is our ceremony is in different language?

A: We do shoot ethnic weddings. If your ceremony is in different language, we approach the ceremony with research, understanding the traditions and culture of the wedding. We also have talk-through meetings with our couples before the wedding to ensure we are aware of the major moments. Lastly, we always ensure that we stay alert, leaning on the instincts that we have developed for capturing the emotion and the stories at any given moment. If the main shooter doesn't speak your language then we find a second photographer who does so as to compensate and translate for us so that we don't miss the important moments.

Q: I’d like you to Photoshop our name and date into the save-the-dates, is that included in the package pricing?

A: Custom save-the-date images are priced at $150 per image and can be added on to any package through our website.

Q: How long will it take to see my photos?

A: During busy season our turn around time for viewing photos after post production is 6-8 weeks.

Q: Do you shoot destination weddings?

A: We do shoot destination weddings. Depending on where the wedding is, there will be travel fees that apply.

Q: How many hours do you suggest we set aside for wedding day photos?

A: Take a look at our Ideal Wedding Photography Timeline to see a breakdown of how much time you would need to have set aside for your wedding photos.

 

 

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Q: Why do we need an engagement session?

A: An engagement session is a perfect way for you to spend time with your photographer and get to know their style and the way the work. It's also a trial run for your bridal portraits to figure out what angles you like the best in photos and which you want to avoid.

Q: When can we expect to see our photos from the engagement session?

A: Post-production for engagement sessions are completed 4-6 weeks after the date of the shoot. If you require the images to be completed prior to 4-6 weeks after the date of the shoot, a rush process fee will be charged.

Q: When should we do the engagement session? can we schedule it for a weekend?

A: We encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible. The latest we suggest is at least 10-12 weeks prior to the wedding date due to the time necessary to edit each image. Because most weddings occur on weekends, we typically do not shoot engagement sessions on weekends. If you can only do your engagement session on a weekend, we can tentatively schedule your engagement session on a weekend, however, if a wedding is scheduled for that weekend, later on, we will have to reschedule your engagement session. We also like to shoot on the weekdays because the locations are less crowded.

 
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Q: We’re very busy and won’t be able to meet. Are there any other options?

A: We would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let us know what information you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of our work, we can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of the photographer’s personality, telephone calls, and skype calls can be arranged.

Q: Do you travel to meet clients?

A: If it's a reasonable travel within a couple hours then we don't mind traveling but due to our busy schedule, we can't travel long distances. We will however be happy to schedule appointments in another way that is convenient for you.

Q: We live out-of-town. Is it possible for our family/friends to meet with you instead?

A: We would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let us know what information you need and we will do our best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of our work, we can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of the photographer’s personality, telephone calls, and skype calls can be arranged.
We’d love to meet your relatives, answer their questions and review our work with them. If possible, we’d like to at least skype/facetime with you to get to know you better.

 

 

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Q: Will you advice us on what to wear and how many outfits to bring to our engagement session?

A: Yes! I can send out a style guide which details the kind of outfits and colors I recommend for you to get the best out of our engagement photos! If you don’t like anything from there and would like to buy something of your own, you can totally do that and I can help you color coordinate!

Q: I don’t photograph well and I am super awkward. Can you help me?

A: Yes, of course! I understand that you might not have experience being photographed and I'm here to help.  Through my easy shooing style and natural posing, I make sure that you look natural and lovely in your photos.  Some people take a little longer to warm up, and in those cases I make sure that you feel comfortable and relaxed while we are shooting. I promise, I make it painless and fun, and it won't be nearly as bad as you think! All you would have to do is show up, the rest is my job :)