The Naked Truth about Wedding Photography
We desire for your experience from Wedding Show to Wedding Day to be respectful, stress-free, and something you will remember and recommend to your friends and family in the future. Sophias Art Photo believes that you have the right to be treated fairly and professionally. But as with most industries, Photography Services Providers fall into two categories: there are those small business owners who put their hearts and souls into pleasing their clients, creating amazing visual stories, and also get compensated to create. Then there are very astute business people build business models using traditional sales tactics to acquire photography clients, at all costs, regardless of the artistic abilities of the photographers they send to shoot the event.
The most effective tool we can give you to navigate the landscape of available providers in your area is a basic side by side comparison. If you see or hear any of the red flags described on the left, you should consider other providers first. If you desire to be treated like family, consider providers who see you as we do at Sophias Art Photo. Transparency is important to us. It should be important to you. Happy Hunting!
What you can Expect from Sophia's Art Photo - Family, Treating you Like Family
Is Sophias Art a genuine registered legal insured Company, or just a person with a camera?
Sophias Art Media Productions, LLC DBA Sophias Art Photography was formed in the Spring of 2012, and that can be verified on www.sunbiz.org . We hold a Business License and Tax Certificate in Orange County Florida.
We carry $1mil worth of liability coverage because we know the very best venues in Central Florida require outside vendors to prove they are professional. No shortcuts for us!
Who will actually be shooting my wedding?
Marjorie Durante is the Owner of Sophia’s Art Photo, and the Brides personal photographer. She is WPPI-C Certified as a wedding and portrait photographer and a member of the Professional Photographers of America.
Nicholas Durante is Marjorie’s husband and a graphic artist / photographer for 35 years. He works with the Grooms, as well as all of the lighting setups needed throughout the day. He works to set up the next shot for Marjorie, compliments her Ceremony and Reception coverage, and generally cracks up your entire family and makes every feel entirely at ease with our shooting style.
Booking Sophias Art
Pay a set amount ( typically $249 – $300 depending on your budget ). No tricks. No sales gimmicks. No hidden fees. Your remaining balance will be split into Ten Payments.
Flex your Payment!
Only the first SEVEN payments are due before the wedding. We recognize the unfairness of being asked to pay all of your balance before any of the work has been done.
We also recognize that there is more work AFTER the wedding. Honesty and Trust are important to us!
Enjoy your Wedding Day
This is what you have been planning for. We approach every wedding as if the remaining balance depends on our performance ( as it should! ). We KNOW we have to do it right the first time.
Post Event Production
Since the Photographer has Very Simple:
1 Payment within 3 weeks = Image Reveal, Design Consultation, and delivery of the first set of images ( typically 50-75 “hero” images )
1 Payment within 6 weeks = editing and designing the Album Layouts
FINAL payment within 9 weeks = approval of final album design, sending album order to production, and release of all the final edited images.