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 chat on the phone (if you’re in the States) or via Skype/FaceTime (if you live anywhere else) so that we can get to know one another and hear about your mad, epic love. 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 photographs look DOPE! We also use prisms and other “tools” to create out-of-this-world awesome photographs (the type of photographs 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 with all day coverage start at $5,550 and include a principal photographer & a second photographer/lighting assistant, ALL DAY COVERAGE (no limits on hours of photography on your wedding day), a premium wedding album, a signature wedding premiere party & personalized design consultation, a cinematic presentation of your photographs, branded social media files in an online gallery (hosted for 1 year), as well as a complimentary booking gift when you book a wedding collection within 24 hours of your consultation. Contact us using the “CONTACT” link in the menu, and we’ll give you a call shortly.

How do payments work?

$500/$950 (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)!

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 photographs will we get? 

Our goal is for you to display your photographs, which is why most of our collections include a premium wedding album. That said, we realize we live in a social media era, and we typically deliver 600-1,000 branded social media files.

How long until we get our photographs? 

We put tons of love into your collection of photographs. We typically meet with our couples a few weeks after their wedding (or their honeymoon) for their first look at their photographs.

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? 

You can call us at 520-424-1832, email us direct at BeRad@sunshineandreign.com, or click on “CONTACT” us. We’ll be so completely stoked to hear from you, and we’ll give you a call back shortly!

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