Frequently Asked Questions

So rad! You’re planning your wedding . . . Congratulations! We’re stoked for you and stoked you’re considering us as your wedding photographers. We’ve put together a hefty list of Frequently Asked Questions, which covers most of the biggies, but we would really love to meet up in person (if you’re in the Phoenix area) or via Skype/FaceTime (if you live anywhere else) so that we can get to know one another and share what we’ve been up to lately. Our business is continually evolving, as are the techniques we’re using, and we’d love to tell you all about it in person. We’re considered to be “one of the top wedding photographers in Arizona,” are regularly featured in wedding magazines, and are honored to be authors/educators for SLR Lounge.

Back to those Frequently Asked Questions . . .

What’s your style? 

We use off-camera lighting, all day. We do that, well . . . because it makes our images look DOPE! We also use prisms and other “tools” to create out-of-this-world awesome images (the type of images for which we are sought after as wedding photographers). If we had to classify our photography in more common terms, we’d call it modern & artistic (but rad works in a pinch).

What are your rates?

Our packages start at $5,500 and include a principal photographer & a second photographer/lighting assistant, ALL DAY COVERAGE (no limits on hours of photography on your wedding day), as well as an online gallery of all your professionally processed images. Contact us using the “CONTACT” link in the menu, and we’ll send you our complete online pricing guide.

How do payments work?

$500/$1,000 (depending upon the package you choose) is due at the time of booking. The balance is not due until 60 days before your wedding/event. And, yes, if it’s convenient for you, we can absolutely work out a payment schedule that meets your needs.

How do we pay you?

We accept cash, check, or credit card. We use Stripe to process credit card payments, and it’s all hooked up to our booking system (we use Pixifi) so you are able to pay securely online (you’ll sign your contract online as well). After you book with us, we set you up with an online client portal so you can view your contract, print your invoices, etc.

Do you travel?

100%! Yes! We’re Arizona-based wedding photographers, but we love traveling. Absolutely love it. And we welcome destination wedding adventures worldwide. We’ve been all over, from Canada to Brazil and from Peru to Australia and New Zealand (& we speak a few languages too)! We travel up to one hour from Phoenix [driving] for no additional cost.

Is a second photographer included in your packages? 

Yes, and more! All of our packages include a principal photographer as well as a second photographer/lighting assistant. We use off-camera lighting throughout the entire day, so it’s crucial to us that our second photographer is also a lighting expert.

Does “All Day Coverage” mean you’ll really be with us all day? 

You know it! We come as early as you’d like, and we stay until the party is over.

How many images will we get? 

We typically deliver 800-1,000 professionally processed images. We’ve found that to be a good number to more than sufficiently tell the entire story of your wedding day.

Will the images we receive be high resolution? 

Yes. You will receive two sets of images in your collection. One set will be high resolution (ready for print). The other set will be optimally sized for online use (posting on social media).

How long until we get our images? 

Because we personally process your images and put tons of love into your collection of images, it typically takes 6-8 weeks for you to get your images. Never longer than 8 weeks!

Are all of your photos edited? 

Yep! We edit/process all of your images ourselves. We never outsource! Detail is very important to us, and we want your entire collection of images to look as good as the images we feature on our website/social media.

Your images look like magic. Do you use PhotoShop?

Why, thank you! We love creating images that leave the viewer in awe & thinking, “How in the world . . . ?” But, to answer your question: nope! We don’t use PhotoShop. We only edit with the latest version of LightRoom, and all of the “magic” you see in our images is done in camera, using professional lighting and those “tools” we mentioned above. We pride ourselves in capturing and delivering genuine images.

Can we print wherever we’d like?

Absolutely. We deliver your images to you via an online gallery (we use Pixieset). Within your gallery, you can favorite your images, download your images, share them to social media, and even print your images through our store, which is connected to your gallery. We use the best professional printers in the industry, and if you print with us we can guarantee your photographs will look amazing. However, we do provide print releases upon request, and you’re welcome to print wherever your hearts desire.

Can we read reviews of your work?

Yes! We are listed with WeddingWireMetrojojo. We are also one of a select group of Phoenix wedding photographers on Fearless Photographers.

Do you carry insurance?

Yes, we do, through Country Financial. Please let us know if your venue needs our policy info.!

What equipment do you use? 

We use Nikon gear exclusively (and favor D750s for our cameras and SB-910s for our off-camera flashes), with the exception of our vintage Polaroid Sun 660, which is always stocked with some rad black & yellow duochrome film. You’ll also see us rock a variety of other gear that helps us achieve the look of our images (always rad, always in camera): prisms, copper pipes, convex/concave lenses, and MAGMOD MagGrids. You’ll also see us rockin’ RL Handcrafts camera harnesses and Cecilia camera straps.

How do we book you, because we love you and your work? 

If you’re in the Phoenix area, let’s find a time to grab coffee soon. If you’re not in the area, let’s find a time to Skype or FaceTime. We’d love to hear more about you, your love, and your wedding plans, and we’d love the opportunity to share more about ourselves, as well as show you some full galleries we’ve recently delivered to clients. If we meet up in person we’ll also bring some products so you can touch and feel the quality of what we offer. You can “CONTACT” us or simply email us direct at BeRad@sunshineandreign.com. And if you prefer the phone, give us a call at 520.424.1832. We’ll be so completely stoked to hear from you!

Have the most beautiful rest of your day . . . And thanks so much for plowing through our FAQ!