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Since KINGA STUDIOS has been around for 15 years, we’ve met with a lot of couples. Here are the most common questions newly engaged couples had about wedding photography and wedding photography services:
A: Professional photographic equipment is pricey. You need to double that cost for back-up equipment. Professional photographers are constantly learning and keeping up to date with the latest and greatest - kind of like the fashion industry You are paying for continuous education such as seminars and conferences, membership dues to various photographic clubs. You are also paying for my ability and experience to take a great photograph and of course the keen eye.
Would you get your hair cut by someone who only gives the ever so popular, 'mushroom cut' from the 80's or someone who constantly keeps up with the latest trends?
A: KINGA STUDIOS is 100% a digital photography business. We do not offer film as a photography option any longer.
A: The digital choice is a personal preference. I feel that going digital gives us more creative freedom, especially in post processing. Personally, my favorite thing about digital is that I no longer have to change rolls of film every 36 images, this helps to ensure I don’t miss a shot. Secondly, there is no longer a worry about degradation of the chemical negatives and never being able to have them replaced. Digital negatives can be stored in multiple locations. This way, is a hard drive dies you go to your back up. If you lost a roll of film – its lost.
A: The person you meet during your consultation is Kinga Dyrda. Kinga, will be the main photographer during your wedding day coverage. If Kinga will not be available due to a medical emergency, a back-up photographer will be arranged. Kinga will also have an assistant with her to help with equipment and multiple flash lighting set-ups. A second shooter is available as an additional cost, but is not required.
A: We provide you with an edited selection of everything we shoot for your wedding day. You receive the, ‘best of the best’ images that tell the story of your wedding day. We want you, as the client, to receive your day and present you with images that best represent that.
A: We do not keep the other images on file once we have delivered your finished wedding. To help us eliminate the need for massive memory storage requirements, we only maintain the delivered images. As per our contract we hold them on file for up to one year after your wedding date.
A: Yes. I like to arrive approximately no later then 30 minutes before the ceremony is due to commence. This time is used to make sure early arrival at the ceremony & time to properly meter my cameras with the lighting conditions that are available.
A. We pride ourselves on our ability to be as unobtrusive as possible. Therefore we use flash as little as possible throughout the course of the ceremony. We will photograph the majority of your ceremony with natural light if possible. We do like to be creative as well, so during your photo shoot, we will manipulate light by using off-camera multiple flash set ups.
A: We do not provide any formal portrait setups for guest photos at your reception. We use this time to capture candid and photojournalistic images of your family and guests at the reception. We do however have a photo-booth option.
A: KINGA STUDIOS offers a self-operating photo-booth. This means that you do not have to pay a second shooter to take these photographs. You’ll receive all of the high-resolution (printable images) the photo-booth takes. The photos will be available in your online gallery no later than 3 weeks after your wedding.
The Photo-Booth is available as an a la carte option for $949+ GST.
A: All the proofing is done online. Once the package is paid in full, you’ll receive a login & password to your private online-gallery. You can share the password with your friends and family if you wish or keep it private.
A: No. Your engagement pics, wedding photos or photo-booth images are not stamped with our studio logo.
A: Your online gallery is ready for viewing within 3 weeks of your wedding date.
A: Yes, Our studio has a guarantee on the turnaround of your wedding photographs. We understand you are excited to see your images and want to enjoy them as soon as humanly possible. Our policy guarantees a turnaround for your engagement pics and wedding photos in 3 weeks or less!
A: Your delivered and edited wedding images are kept on file by KINGA STUDIOS for up to 1 year from your wedding date.
A: There are no travel fees within Edmonton, St. Albert & Sherwood Park. KINGA STUDIOS charges $0.59/km outside those city limits. For destination weddings, please add the ticket price and two days of hotel stays on top of your wedding photography services pricing.
A: KINGA SUDIOS is required to collect 5% GST on all products and services.
A: Yes, we would like to recommend the following minimum allotment of time for photos throughout your day:
A: We ask that you provide the photography team with a hot meal if we are shooting the reception.
A: KINGA STUDIOS offers 3 Collections (or packages). The Silver, Gold and Platinum. These collections offer a wide range of wedding photography services at three different price points. A la carte options are also available.
A: Absolutely not. You choose your package that meets your needs and budget.
A: YES! All set Wedding Photograpy Collections (or packages) can be upgraded or downgraded. Send me an email stating what package you would like one month before the wedding date.
A: We suggest that you order your larger prints that you intend to frame and any other specialty products through us. We will retouch and prepare the product for printing through our professional lab, which provides you with a superior product. When doing larger prints, this additional quality control is a must and isn’t something that you would be guaranteed to get from a consumer lab.
A: As with most of your other wedding vendors, you will want to setup a meeting. Part of the process is meeting the photographer who’ll photograph your wedding and seeing how well you get a long. Seeing the work in print is also super important.
A: Once you have decided to book KINGA STUDIOS for your wedding, the first thing we need to do is go over the contract, address any questions and sign it. At this time a retainer is required to reserve your wedding date. The cost ranges depending on which wedding photography package you choose. The non-refundable retainer is ½ of your package price and is due upon contract signing.
A: The retainer due upon contract signing and the post-marked check with the outstanding balance is due one month before the wedding day.
A: Yes, of course! Monthly payment plans are available.
A: KINGA STUDIOS has three Wedding Collections (wedding photography packages) to choose from. To request a full price list, please fill out the form by clicking here.
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Kinga is not only a wonderful photographer, but also a wonderful person!
She was our photographer for our engagement session and we had such a great experience we asked her to join us in Maui for our special day. It would not have been the same without her. She made the day so easy and was very accommodating. We had many conversations before hand on timing, lists of family members/friends that we really wanted photographers and what kind of wedding day my husband and I envisioned.
She took it all in and made sure to capture every moment and then some. Our Wedding Album exceeded our expectations. It's so beautiful, every time I look at it I am right back in Maui reliving our dream Wedding.
Kinga went the extra mile to make my husband and I feel special on our wedding day. She was in contact prior to the wedding just to see how we were doing. with preparations and to encourage us too!
Most importantly, the quality of our album was beyond our expectations and we will treasure it forever.
Kinga was such an attentive photographer. I really felt like she took a lot of pressure off my big day. I gave her the timeline for the day and she really made the flow of the day quite easy and enjoyable, no stress worrying about her at all.
The quality of photos are fantastic!
If you want to remember your wedding day and have your pictures say a thousand words, Kinga will ensure they say millions. It honestly just felt like a close friend was attending my wedding and happened to be taking the photos as well.
Booking a consultation is super easy. You can call me directly or book at date and time at your convenience!
This consultation will be one of the most valuable meeting you’ll ever have. If you don’t feel like it’s a good use of your time, you’ll receive a Starbucks Gift Card on us!