Q: How much does it cost to hire you as a wedding photographer?
A: It varies greatly from wedding to wedding. I like to consider each job individually. I can say that average prices are about $2500-3500 and that is very competitive considering the products you receive and the quality of the work. I can work with couples and try to create packages that will stay within their budget. So if you aren't interested in photo books, enlargements, DVD slideshows, etc...then you can expect a lower price. Don't be shy to contact me and ask! I'm always happy to answer a question.
Q: What about for a destination wedding?
A: Same answer as above, just add the costs of travel. And if you have a destination wedding somewhere that I really want to go too, well you might just get a discount! So shoot me an email and find out.
Q: Where in the world are you now?
A: That is a good question! Email me :)
Q: Can I add extras later?
A: Yes you can. However, because of planning products added at a later date can be subject to slower delivery times.
Q: How long till I get my pictures and products?
A: Well it takes on average 1-3 week to receive a link to your online slideshow. Although you will get a couple of photos in your inbox the following days after the wedding. With other products time frames vary greatly, and are dependent on how involved you want to be in making changes to the proposed products. If you work efficiently with me we can have most products in your hand within 4-6 weeks. However, if you want to take your time and aren't in a rush I won't push you, but I will send an occasional reminder.
Q: What type of gear do you use?
A: I use a variety of Nikon bodies with a host of different lenses preferably the fastest I can get my hands on. I'll look like a gun-slinging cameraman with a camera dangling from a harness on each side of my body. Two cameras at once offers me the chance to pursue to very different types of photos at the same time. Not to mention offering peace of mind to the bride and groom.
Q: Why the name Pura Soul Photography?
A: The name Pura Soul Photography has a lot of meaning for me. It is a mix of Spanish and English. The name embodies the spirit that I try to have at all times and pays homage my early experiences in Latin America that have so much to do with me being a photographer today. "Pura" means "pure" and trying to keep a pure soul can only help us embrace life properly. "Pura Soul" is a play on the Costa Rican saying "Pura Vida" which directly translates to mean "pure life" and embodies all that is good in life. I think paying attention to your heart and soul are important in living. And for the icing on the cake "soul" phonetically sounds very similar to "sol" which means "light" and the differences in light is what I am capturing with my lens.
Q: Why no phone number?
A: Because I am often found in different places around the world where a phone doesn't work! I can call you back using the magic of the internet if need be, but emails work great until I can find a good internet connection or return home.
Q: Where do you shoot most of your weddings?
A: I shoot the majority of my weddings up and down the East Coast of the US, but am more than happy to consider any location inside or outside of the US. Some of my favorites have been in Europe and Latin America.
Q: What is your website background?
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