FAQ

 

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?

 

Yay! We are so excited to capture your BEST DAY EVER! After you have contacted us and we have discussed your wedding plans, we will schedule your complimentary consultation to meet you and discuss the package options that will best suit your wedding vision. This meeting gives us a chance to get to know one another and gives you a chance to ask any questions you might have and alleviate any possible concerns. To book any wedding, or event on our calendar we require a retainer fee of $500. The final payment on the balance is due 30 days prior to the wedding date. Once you've selected the wedding package that works best for you, your wedding agreement has been signed and the wedding deposit received, we are able to book your date and your experience with Verola Studio begins!

 

  

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

 

We accept credit card payments and will provide you with a receipt by email. We also accept payments in Cash, Checks, and Cashier's checks.  

 

 

DO YOU BRING BACK-UP CAMERAS & GEAR WITH YOU TO AN EVENT?

 

We do, we believe that we can never be too careful with your memories. We even bring the backup gear necessary for portrait sessions, as well. Always ask a photographer if they have backup equipment equal to the equipment they are actively using. What happens if the flash overheats, the camera falls and breaks, or just simply doesn't want to work? It’s really important on the day of the wedding for the photographer(s) to have at least two camera bodies on them with more equipment in the case.  

 

 

IS YOUR COMPANY LICENSED & INSURED?

 

Yes, Verola Studio LLC is a professional photography company licensed by the State of Florida.  We are fully insured for the highest general liabilities that even the largest of the Five-Star Venues require. If your venue requires a Certificate of Insurance, please have them email us directly. 

 

 

DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS AND PRINT PRODUCTS? 

 

Absolutely! Each online gallery that our clients receive is set-up with a direct printing service feature, and any images that require custom editing can be ordered through the studio. We offer a wide variety of canvases, print products and our favorite Italian albums that are available to order through our pro photo lab. And remember, you receive a print release for personal printing of your gorgeous wedding images. 

 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION GUIDELINES?

 

We prefer to shoot 60-90 minutes prior to sunset. The so-called "golden hour" really makes the photos so romantic! We love shooting at locations all over Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties and in new destinations (this will involve a travel fee). Engagement sessions are 1 hour at the most, and we recommend two outfits (a casual one and a dressy one). Keep in mind the location in which we are shooting and try to coordinate your outfits with each other while complimenting the location. We recommend solid colors and outfits that make you feel the most confident!

 

 

HOW WILL YOU KNOW MY WEDDING TIMELINE, DETAILS, & SCHEDULE?

 

Once you book with us, we will send you a questionnaire to fill out with all your fun details! Once we receive this back we can set up a call or meeting to finalize your photography timeline. We are always here along the way and love to be apart of your planning process prior to the final timeline being put into place.  It allows everyone to know how the photography will be captured.  We also ask that you provide us with a list of family groupings desired for the portrait session.

 

 

HOW LONG DO THE "WEDDING FORMALS" TYPICALLY TAKE?

 

Wedding portraits normally take at least 1 hour on the wedding day depending upon the number of must-have family formals, persons in the photographs, and location of your formals.  If you have different locations, please remember to allow the necessary travel time. We usually request about 20 minutes for family formals, 20 minutes for wedding party and 20-30 minutes for the romantic session with bride & groom. The best time to do these is 1 hour prior to sunset but it also depends on if you are doing a first look or if you are having a traditional ceremony. We would love to speak with you about the perfect timeline for your unique day, so don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!

 

 

WHAT IS A "FIRST LOOK" AND DO I NEED IT? 

 

A first look is a moment when bride and groom see each other for the first time prior to the ceremony. This is an intimate moment between you two. The decision of doing the "first look" is entirely up to the couple, however many couples now are opting for a first look to get all the formal pictures done early and be able to enjoy spending time with their guests during the cocktail hour. A "first look" is important if you are planning on having a sunset ceremony and leaving little to no daylight for pictures after. Benefits of a "first look" include time alone together before walking down the aisle, emotional reactions, and feeling refreshed and not as nervous for the actual ceremony!

 

 

HOW LONG DO YOU HOST THE ONLINE GALLERIES?

 

The Online Galleries are guaranteed to be hosted for at least three months. Your gallery is the most convenient way to easily share your photographs with family & friends. Simply provide them the link and the password. We try to keep the galleries hosted longer, but due to the storage considerations, we do have to delete the gallery from the server at some point. This is usually after a few months, allowing you to enjoy the gallery with all your guests, and to give you time to set up a favorites folder of the images you would like to see in your wedding album.

 

 

WHAT IS AN "UNPLUGGED" CEREMONY? DO YOU RECOMMEND IT?

 

An unplugged ceremony is when you ask your guests to put away their cell phones and other electronic devices during the ceremony. Yes, we absolutely suggest an unplugged ceremony because so many times we’ve had someone hang their arm out in the middle of the aisle directly in front of us (or better yet - actually STAND right in front of the camera) and block the bride's face as she's walking down the aisle... It's heartbreaking! In addition, during the ceremony people are so busy on their cell phones playing photographer that they end up watching your entire ceremony through their tiny cell phone screen. We have your best interest in mind. The ceremony is very important so let's work together to make sure you get the best of photography during this intimate and the most important moment.

 

 

DO YOU RETOUCH MY PHOTOGRAPHS?

 

This is truly a common question, and it’s easy to answer: we do color correction and light retouching. It is important to note that in terms of editing, we do not make you look like a different person, and we do not perform cosmetic surgery in Photoshop. We do, however, do our best to flatter every person in front of our camera through guidance and posing techniques. 

 

 

THE COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

 

As a professional photography company, Verola Studio retains the full copyrights at all times of all the images captured at any event or session. We retain copyright of all the images taken on our cameras for marketing. We release the print rights to the client(s) that hire us for their individual sessions and events for the completed digital JPEG images that are retouched and delivered to them.  The print release is meant for private use only so if you use any of the images anywhere, we kindly ask that you provide us credit on the photographs. 

 

 

DO YOU BACK-UP MY IMAGES AND HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP THEM?

 

Yes, we do! We load your images to two separate locations to prevent theft, misplacement, accidents, or complete loss. We go to great lengths to protect your most precious moments. 

After the delivery of the final product, You (the client) are fully responsible for the back-up of your completed images for the future. Yes, we retain all the completed & delivered photographs for up to ONE (1) CALENDAR YEAR after the date of your wedding, session, or event. We would be more than happy to advise you on many ways to protect your images for the long-run: print the images, burn a CD, DVD, and a thumb drive of the digital images in multiple places, place a copy of the digital files in a safety deposit box, place the digital images on multiple flash drives, external hard drives or cloud storage.

Always plan ahead and secure your memories. 

 

The best way to preserve and view all your images is a beautiful album and wall art. An album will become a family heirloom and will let you, your family, and future generations relive your wedding memories for many years to come.