WE NEED A PORTRAIT SESSION FOR OUR FAMILY. HOW DO YOU TAKE THOSE?
We come to your home or any location of your choice for your family session. It is best to book such sessions at least 2-4 weeks in advance so as to secure a mutually convenient time.
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR OUR WEDDING GUESTS & FRIENDS TO VIEW OUR PICTURES ON THE INTERNET?
Yes! We upload your pictures to the internet 4 weeks after your day of celebration so that you and the guests you invite can browse through the captured moments of the day. The pictures will be available for viewing for 12 months. Visit www.eloclients.com to view some of our clients’ weddings.
HOW LONG WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH OUR WEDDING?
We provide a minimum of six hours coverage on the day of your wedding as part of our core service. We often begin early in the day with the bride and/or groom as they get ready, and will usually stay at the reception until the happy couple leaves. Additional coverage for that day is available if needed, as is coverage for additional events such as thanksgiving or honeymoon.
DO YOU SHOOT COLOR AS WELL AS BLACK & WHITE?
Yes. Our ratio is typically 70-30 to 60-40 color to B&W. We make a subjective decision at the time of editing as to how your photos should look, based on the individual photo as well as the series of photos before and after that. Either way, you will be given an opportunity to view the pictures before we print them.
HOW MANY PICTURES WILL YOU TAKE AT OUR WEDDING?
We aim for quality rather than quantity, so when we’re photographing your wedding we don’t think about how many shots we’ve taken. We shoot, and then shoot some more. After the final edit, it varies depending on the wedding. We customize our approach for each client, but for most weddings we’ll deliver between 150 and 500 photographs in album(s) and/or dvd.
DO YOU HAVE BACKUP EQUIPMENT? WHAT IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG?
We use only high-quality, reliable equipment which is professionally maintained. Despite this, something could go wrong. For this reason, we carry backup equipment of everything–camera bodies, lenses, flashes, tripods–everything. We want to ensure that nothing inhibits us from capturing every moment of your day.
CAN WE SPECIFY WHAT PICTURES WE WANT TAKEN?
To a point, yes. We’re not directing any action on your wedding day, and because despite everyone’s best efforts, individual moments are simply unplanned. Our goal is to capture those unplanned, emotional moments because we believe that these usually turn out to be the best pictures of the day. That said, we do ask before your wedding if there are special people involved in your day or family heirlooms you’d like us to pay special attention to.
WE WOULD LIKE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION BEFORE OUR WEDDING. DO YOU DO THOSE?
Absolutely! Our clients have engagement sessions done for a few reasons. Some simply want some professionally made photos of the two of them, and some use the photos for the gifts they intend to present to guests at the wedding. Our clients have also found they’re much more used to being photographed on the day of their wedding when they’ve already had an engagement session with us (works especially well with the guys). Give us a call to schedule one if you like.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes! We welcome travel anywhere in Nigeria and abroad. While there is usually no travel fee for most of our core area (i.e. anywhere within Lagos State, Nigeria), outside of that there may be a nominal fee to cover our expenses.
HOW DO WE RESERVE OUR “CELEBRATION” DAY WITH YOU?
We can meet to discuss your wedding & portrait plans and how we can help meet your photographic needs. It is suggested that a wedding date be reserved at least 6 to 9 months before the event. Please note that we will reserve your date only after receipt of a signed agreement and payment of N120,000as a retainer.
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