FAQ | weddings

A few commonly asked wedding photography questions!

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Who will photograph my wedding?
Myself. Tatiana Mikhailenko.
What is included in your wedding package?
• Complimentary engagement session. This is because I believe your wedding day images will turn out more beautiful after having the experience of the engagement session.
• High resolution images on a USB drive for you to print at your leisure, mailed within 4 weeks.
• All final images are individually enhanced to ensure best quality, color and story telling.
• A password protected online gallery of your wedding day images to share with friends and family.
• A mini highlight gallery displaying the images that tell the story of your wedding day with in 2 weeks, (because we have to share the excitement ASAP).
Other products and services, such as albums, guest-books and engagement sessions are available.
How many images do we receive from our wedding?
An average of 100 images per hour. 
When will we get our photos?
Turnaround for wedding photos is 4-6 weeks and 2 weeks for engagement sessions.
How many photographers do you work with?
I usually work with an assistant /or 2nd shooter to capture the event from different perspectives. Some weddings require more assistant photographers.
How long do we need to have you there?
To really capture the story of the wedding day, I like to start around the time everyone is half way thru or almost done getting ready and finish after your last big event of the evening takes place.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes, it covers up to $2,000,000.
Do you bring backup equipment?
Of course! Always.
How far in advance should we book?
Typically 6 to 12 months in advance is a good timeframe. If you're getting married during peak months (from May to October), I recommended 9 to 24 months in advance, but if you decide to have your wedding next week, call me.
Do you take formal family photos at the wedding?
Yes. A wedding wouldn't be complete without these important photographs. These are the photos that you and your family will want to join your print collection. These photos are often taken right before or after the ceremony, when everyone is in one location.
Are albums included in your packages?
You can include the albums in your wedding package, or you can always order albums separately after your wedding. Photos are meant to live in prints.
Do you provide video or cinematography services?
No, but throughout the years I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing Cinematographers and I would be happy to recommend them to you.
Do you travel?
Yes. Please let me know where you are planning to have your wedding and consider me there :).
How do we reserve you for the wedding?
To book me as your wedding photographer, I require a 30% deposit of total package price and a signed contract. You can then make monthly payments or make a payment in full. Final payment is due one month before your wedding day.
My goal is to go beyond all expectations and WOW you with photographs that you never even imagined getting on your wedding day.

FAQ | engagements

What to wear?
Think of it as your own fashion shoot. Dressing up stylish is a lot of fun for these sessions! What a great excuse to go shopping for something spectacular. I would stay away from busy patterns, as they can get heavy on the eye. You can have one outfit change, in case you can't decide which to wear :). Take the flip flops only to get you from location A to location B.
Whatever you choose to wear, make sure that you feel 100% comfortable in it and of course - FABULOUS!
GO PRO all the way!
If you can, I strongly recommend Getting your hair and makeup done professionally for the engagement shoot as well. This is the perfect time to pamper yourself and to maybe even do your trial for the wedding day.
Is there anything I can do ahead of time to ensure the session is a success?
Think of this session as a fun and romantic DATE between you and your fiancée. I find them to be just a lot of fun and so will you. The session is about celebrating your love. It's a really great time for us to get to know each other a little better, before the big day, and for you to get more comfortable in front of the camera, plus you get to have some more priceless photos of the two of you. Oh, and don't forget to follow my #1 RULE: Have FUN!!!
Do you know of a great location for our engagement session?
I would absolutely recommend the best locations that would match the your personalities. Let's chat about the feel you are going for, is it: soft/angelic field look, modern/urban, lifestyle, beach, or do you have a specific look you are going for? We can chat about it and come up with the perfect location for you.

FAQ | general

Do you photograph Quinceaneras, Traditional Weddings, Indian Weddings, Ethnic weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, or Corporate Events?
All celebrations deserve to be beautifully photographed. The answer is - Yes, Da, Sí, Ja, हां, Oui, כן, 是的, はい .

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