Frequently Asked Questions

What is a photography gift registry?

Today brides and grooms have often been living on their own. You may not need many of the items found on traditional bridal registries like dishware. A wedding photography gift registry can help you increase your budget for photography for your big day. You may place a link for the gift registry on your wedding site or send out cards provided by our studio-telling guests about it. Gifts may be made in any amount (or currency). You will receive notification of the gifts along with personal messages from the gift givers. Guests love the idea of helping you receive an album of your wedding day memories. It’s much more personal and way more practical than getting ten silver picture frames.
 
 

Do you have second photographers available?

Coverage with a second photographer is available. If it’s appropriate for your wedding; size, logistics, budget, and etc. We can discuss that option in the initial consult. A second photographer can be a great addition to wedding coverage because it provides fuller coverage when multiple events are going on and a second angle and perspective on events. We encourage the second photographers to be as creative as possible in their work. They are talented up and coming photographers.
 
 

What kind of albums do you provide?

The album may have the differences for their quality, craftsmanship, and style. As part of our initial consult, we will discuss the options available to you and specific recommendations will be made based on your tastes and budget.
Most Popular albums are Traditional matted albums and Flush mount albums. SJ Photo Creation’s design services produce beautiful albums in a customized to your individual tastes and reflect your personal style, which emphasizes the story of the day. The photographs are custom printed by a high-quality lab with attention to detail.
 
 

Do I receive the digital negatives after the wedding?

The high-resolution images; original size are provided on DVD with a Right of Print at drugstore as part of all of SJ Photo Creation’s wedding packages.
 
 

How many pictures are usually provided?

We take as many images necessary to capture the story of your wedding and retouch the images to give you the best images of the day. We deliver approximately 700-1000 custom cropped and color corrected images in 8 hours of shooting.
 
 

How long does it take to get our products and images?

A password protected online gallery will be available for you to share with family and friends after approximately 4-5 weeks after your wedding day. When payment for your print is made, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for delivery of print enlargements and 2 to 3 months for your custom album. Orders will not be placed until payment is received in full.
 
 

Price range?

Our wedding photography packages generally range from $2500 to $5000 and we are here to provide you with the best package possible given your wedding budget. Different rates may apply for small weddings, off-season, or ‘off-peak’ dates.
 
 

What’s required to book my date?

To book your event date, we ask for a non-refundable retainer and a signed contract. The remaining balance is due on the wedding day.
 
 

Traveling?

We are thrilled to offer San Francisco Bay Area &Destination Wedding Photography clients easy access to a full photography session. Through the years of wedding photography, SJ Photo Creation has been offered to travel outside of Bay Area for the wedding day. We have the ability to adapt to any location and culture and capture the place and the people in pictures. Whether your wedding is outside San Francisco Bay Area, elsewhere in the U.S or overseas, we would love to talk to you about photographing your wedding day or other events. Travel fees may apply outside of Bay Area.