Frequently asked questions
What equipment do you use?
Can we count on you and trust you will get amazing images?
We use the best Canon DSLR cameras and lenses that money can buy and always bring backup equipment. If you’re a fellow gear geek, here’s our list of toys, not to mention our waterproof CMT housings and all the beautiful silks and large reflectors to make everyone BEAUTIFUL:
2 Canon 1DX' Mark 2’s & Canon 5DS's
Elinchrome 1200’s Strobe equipment
Canon 70-200mm II f/2.8 L
Canon 100mm macro f/2 L
Canon 85mm f/1.2 L
Canon 50mm & SIGMA Art Lens 50mm f/1.2 L
Canon 35mm f/1.4 L
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L
Canon 580EXII’s & Canon 24-105 f.4
You’ll want to make sure that we know how to take amazing photographs in any situation, of anyone and of anything. We as photographers need to work fast and be able to excel in all scenarios and we are able to do just that. We have 40 years of experience shooting amazing photographs! You can check out all our photography at www.boldandbeautifulphotography.com and a sneak peak on our branding site at www.boldandbeautifulbranding.com.
What do you wear?
We try our best to blend in wearing mostly black and darker clothes like dress pants and a blouse or a dress are a staple along with cute but comfy shoes.
Do you charge for travel or multiple locations?
Every wedding day is unique and some have more locations than other so we don’t discriminate that or charge travel for it. If your wedding is not on Oahu, and we are shooting at an utter island, then travel fees may apply but are evaluated on a case by case basis. We have extensive experience traveling and photographing destination assignments all around the globe.
How much do you charge?
How do we book you and what’s your payment plan?
We are proud to be some of the best wedding photographers, giving the absolute best in photography and product quality. While packages start at $1999. and peak towards $5000, the average initial investment is $3000. which includes 4 shooters, full day coverage, an album and digital files.
To make sure that you’ve snagged us for your wedding date we require a $500. retainer and electronically signed wedding contract. Another $500. payment is due 6 months before the big day and the balance is due when the rest of your wedding vendor balances are due 14 days before the wedding. We are flexible with breaking up payments along the way and you'll have an online account to keep track of payments and balance.
Do you have liability insurance?
Absolutely, and we’ll be happy to provide your venue with proof of coverage.
How many pictures do you take?
Do I have to spend an hour taking family photos; do i have to?
We never count! We just shoot because we shoot digital and there’s no end to how much “film” we have. On average you’ll receive 80-100 images per hour of shooting. We do snap more than that but we do you the favor of taking out the outtakes like blinks, test shots, duplicates and the like. All the images are edited for color, exposure, sharpness and white balance.
You don’t have to spend most of your big day posing for family photos! In fact, because of how efficiently we work on the day of and the help we give you in preparing your family picture list, most family photo sessions on a wedding day are complete within 30 minutes.
We love you both, but will we love your 3rd & 4th photographers?
You will! All of the additional photographers we work with have been working in the industry for years. It takes time to train them to uphold the same quality of work that you expect and the type of friendliness and professionalism you’d want around with you the day of.
When will get our pictures?
We have one of the fastest turnaround times in the wedding industry with proofs ready in 3-4 weeks and the majority of my couples with their wedding album within 6 months. We’ve even been known to show a few sneak peak images before that 3-4 week mark too!