Frequently Asked Questions

What is your style of photography?

My style is timeless fine art utilizing natural light and showing how beautiful, elegant, and  graceful you are as well as your magical day is.  In addition I sprinkle a touch of candid; I love capturing all the emotions of excitement and happiness.  Especially the moments when my couples interact with one another!  To me, anyone can take a photo, however what makes a great photo is when you can relive the moments and emotions, when looking  back at the photos.  My camera and gear are nothing but tools that help me create my timeless art that will always look alluring to everyone viewing the photos of your beautiful story.

How do you approach our wedding?

I understand that you and your fiance’  have been planning this extremely meaningful day for quite some time.  I also remarkably emphasize that I completely understand the responsibility I have as your wedding photographer.  I take great pride, value myself as a professional, and my work tremendously.  Therefore, I say with the utmost confidence I am a professional wedding photographer.  Furthermore, I put a tremendous amount of heart and effort into everything I do.  I was taught to always go beyond, give 110%,  always be professional, and hold myself to the highest standard.  My goal as your wedding photographer, is to capture the memorable moments during your magical day, tell your story as best as I can, and depicting your vision of your wedding.  While also, making it a fun, unforgettable, and easy experience.  I ensure to guide and direct you every step of the way of your wedding. Especially, through the moments of your getting ready, couple portraits, family, and wedding party photos.

With that being said,  when the day is finished after the celebration, eating, and when you’re both hanging your attire from your magical day. You will always have your photos to look back at and remember your timeless, beautiful, and elegant story from the hand picked details to the breathe taking moments of your wedding day.   There’s two sayings both by Katie Thurmes which I strongly believe about photography. “We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone”, and “Let your camera be your art and its images your history”.

It’s always such a pleasure getting to know and meeting new couples;  All while being given the opportunity to photograph their wedding.  All my couples who I photographed their wedding day for, hold a special place in my heart.  Words aren’t enough to express how extremely grateful I am to them; because without them I wouldn’t be here today to call myself a Professional Wedding Photographer.  See what my couples are saying about me in my testimonials [Click Here]

I would love to hear more about, yourselves, your special day, and personal story.  Let’s make some time and schedule to have a chat over a cup of coffee and get acquainted with one another.   That way you can be ensured that we make the perfect team!   Please feel free to Contact Me 

How do we book you?

First off, let’s establish my availability for  your Wedding.  After we have made the establishment on my availability, lets set up a day & time to chat or meet with one another so that you can tell me all the details about yourselves and your special day.  In addition, it helps us to get an understanding of each other and ensure we vibe well and make the perfect team!  Lastly once we feel confident that we make the perfect fit together and you want to proceed with booking me for your magical day.  I then require a signing of a contract and retainer (50% of the total cost) in order to lock your date

 

Contact me for my availability

Will you be the one taking photographs at our wedding?

Yes!  I will be the one documenting, and guiding you on your special day :).

Do you travel or accept destination weddings?

I absolutely love to travel especially if it’s for a destination wedding!  To answer your question, Yes I do travel and are open to  photographing destination weddings :).  For a personal quote, about your wedding, please Contact Me

Are you licensed and have insurance?

Absolutely!  After we have completed  the booking process, I’ll go ahead and forward all the necessary documentation required by your venue.

What do you photograph with?

I use Nikon and Tamron gear, all my gear are the top of the line professional equipment.  With that being said, I am a firm believer that equipment does not define whether or not someone is an amazing photographer.  The gear are nothing but tools for photographers that help or make it convenient to get the “shot”.  What separates an amazing photographer from a good one is the eye, creativity, moment and the passion to wanting to create the best images.  For an in-depth gear list click here

Do you have backup gear?

Yes I do!  I have backup for my gear from my camera gear all the way to storage for the photos .

 Phone: (818)640-0698 | Email: rhaniel@rhanielmielphoto.com
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