1. Why should we pick you to be our Wedding Photographer?
First and foremost, a wedding is a grand, unrepeatable, emotionally charged event, being a wedding photographer requires talent and dedication. I myself have more than 100+ weddings as lead photographer under my belt and I love doing this! I love the adrenaline, the emotions and the fast changing situations that come with the wedding day. Me and my team have very high standards for quality, we offer a professional service and aim for excellence. We have worked with passion and have built a great customer satisfaction record. (read or reviews Here)
We love working with people and we are great at guiding you so you can feel at ease and truly enjoy your wedding day. “High quality Photography, Creativity, Experience & Integrity is what best describes Us!”
2. What is your professional background?
Hi! I’m Carlos Medrano the owner and lead photographer at Blue Spot Photography, I started shooting weddings professionally 7 years ago and I can really tell that practice makes perfect! I studied photography while attending College and since then it has been an inseparable part of my life.
I have a Bachelors degree in Business Marketing and a masters in desktop publishing. I also went to film school when I was living in Madrid Spain! Today I blend my experiences and foundations all together to create my work. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America.
3. What is your Wedding Photography style?
A blend of different styles, photojournalistic, (story telling style) creative, elegant & fun, I can say that most of the coverage is photojournalistic and candid with the must have formals. Always ready to capture the moments using the available scenarios and light the best way to document your wedding day.
4. Do you have backup equipment?
Yes, all of my equipment is backed up with same grade professional equipment (Cameras, Flashes, Lenses, Memory cards…) I am extremely careful keeping my clients memories safe!
5. Why should we have 2 Photographers?
Having two photographers is the best for you and for me. I’ll be your main photographer and focus all my attention to you and to document everything that is going on. The second shooter will help me get a smooth coverage, capture second angles, details and social photos, this way you’ll get the best coverage.
6. Have you ever shot a wedding at our venue?
It is a question that makes some couples anxious. A good wedding photographer doesn’t need to have shot a wedding at your wedding venue to create amazing pictures. If I haven’t worked at your venue I will most likely turn up early on the day or before and scout your venue, looking at the light and the location and spotting any issues there might be and finding great spots to capture you in all your beauty. “If you’ve shot at one venue, you’ve shot at them all.” A professional photographer is just that, professional. We know how to get the best out of all possible situations.
7. How long does it take to see our photos?
After your wedding day it usually takes from 3 to 5 weeks depending on our workload, usually 3 to 4 weeks 🙂
8. Can we share our photos with family and friends online?
Yes, an unlimited time private gallery (password protected) will be hosted for you, anyone with the password can access the full gallery. The gallery has all your photos in high resolution, you can download them to make prints and to keep a copy on your personal computer, The gallery does not expire!
9. How long will it take to receive our Wedding Album?
It usually takes from 1 to 2 months to complete an album depending on the individual order and the promptness with which you submit your photo selection.
These are the steps to create an Album:
- The couple selects a set of photos they wish to include in the album
- The selected photos are processed to make a custom design album
- The couple will receive an online digital preview to approve the design or to make changes if necessary.
- The approved design is sent to our lab for professional printing and binding.
10. How can we secure our date?
We require a reservation deposit to secure your date, the reservation deposit for weddings starts at $300. The remaining balance is due 10 days before the wedding day. We will also need your basic contact information to fill out our wedding photography agreement and send it your way for digital signature. Once we receive the deposit and signed agreement you’re good to go, your wedding photography is booked!
11. Are you available for Consultations?
Definitely yes, consultations are free and I love to meet up with my clients in person to go over the wedding details. I am located in La Jolla, CA and usually give consultations at local coffee shops in the area. If time or distance doesn’t make a meeting an option we can also have a conference call, Skype video call or FaceTime.