We take great pride in our work and want to ensure that our clients, colleagues, and partners are always happy with the services and products we provide. We strive to continuously refine ourselves to ensure that our quality is always above par. The services and products we provide should always reflect our hard work and our client’s best interests first.
The 4 C’s approach
- Provide world-class services
- Deliver cohesive imagery
- Consistent imagery and quality
- Colors that are naturally pleasing and appealing to the human eye.
Inspired by many around us, we are surrounded by more love than we can imagine. In loving memory of my grandpa for his endless acts of kindness and willingness to give, I want to share with our clients the joy of giving back to those less fortunate than us through an organization that positively impact the world. On behalf of our clients, Le Vie Photography will donate to any charities of our client’s desire for every collection booked. We hope you choose an organization that holds meaning for you as this will be your first act of kindness as husband and wife.
In efforts to provide each of our valuable clients with a curated luxury experience, we only accept a limited number of clients each year. We reserve this for the select extraordinarily interesting and interested clients with discerning taste.
We offer an invitation-only membership to a select few to our exclusive Le Vie Club.
Members of the club will receive the following benefits
- A Luxury "Welcome" Gift
- Priority bookings
- Ability to earn rewards points to redeem for prints and services
- $250 Annual Print Credit reimbursed at the end of the year
- Special members rates on print products
How long do you take to process our photos?
We typically suggest our couples to book at least 10 months in advance. This ensure we have ample amount of time to plan and shoot the engagement session and have your save-the-date cards sent out on time before your wedding. It also allows us time to work with you and your wedding vendors. The sooner you can book, the less stressful it will be for you. My personal recommendation is book between 10-18 months.
How do you deliver your wedding images?
Your full wedding gallery will be delivered to you in a form of a web gallery. Your online gallery can be viewed and shared with family and friends. You can also download files that could print up to 4x6 prints, as well as purchase canvases and prints through the gallery.
If you have selected a collection that includes our luxury albums, you'll also receive complimentary USB drive and access to your images in full maximum resolution. Albums and prints will be processed upon your approval and will be delivered to you in the mail.
Do I have to order prints from you?
Print orders can be placed directly from the online gallery. All print orders from the gallery will be processed through our trusted print labs that are color calibrated to match our color standards. With that said, all photo session will include the rights to download, share, and print from a high-resolution 4 x 6" file.
If desired, you can also purchase image file sizes larger than 4 x 6", up to 16 x 20" files through the online gallery.
Do you offer International destination wedding services?
We most certainly do! However, work-life balance is very important to us, therefore we try to limit our travels in North America and only take 2 International weddings per year outside of North America. Please contact us directly for a custom quote on International Weddings.
What's the difference between an assistant photographer vs. associate photographer?
Both assistant photographers and associates photographers are professional, courteous, and skilled artists. Associates photographers are capable of taking over as lead photographer, if necessary. They can confidently photograph weddings and events without much direction and have real-wedding experience from operating their own businesses. They act as my brand ambassadors and work under my studio for the dates and time that I am unable to cover. They are also contracted for larger or longer weddings that require multiple photographers and will work on their own. Assistant photographers may also have the ability to shoot solo, however, they primarily shadow, assist, and provide back-up images for the lead photographer. I prefer to work with an associate as they can help me provide a more cohesive product.
How long do you take to process our photos?
Although we try to process your images as soon as possible. We are much more than a quick turn around photography studio. Please understand that the processing of great imagery takes time. If we shoot any film at your event, we pack and ship all of our films to our trusted local lab after the shoot, from there they must verify the film count, develop, and scan the film based on our signature color preferences. As you can see there's a lot involved in our process. We want to ensure that all of your photos are carefully curated and thoroughly examined for quality before delivery. With that said, we make great efforts to keep our turn around time below 60 days.
What is film?
When I mention that I shoot film, many people confuse it with video films as in "Oh, you shot video films". Tradition photographic film, believe or not, is very much alive in today's digital world. Remember that roll of Kodak or Fuji film you use to have back in the 90's before digital cameras? Yes, when photographers refer to shooting film, we are talking about this. Here's a link to read all about film.
Film embraces light beautifully and generates colors and tones that are very natural and pleasing. It provides an emotional feeling and sensation that is truly indescribable. Film forces you to slow down and make a more deliberate decision because every frame is valuable. This makes every shot so much more meaningful because every decisive moment is special. Digital has its purpose as well, but for the most part, film is my medium of choice.
Are delivered photos retouched and color balanced?
Yes, we take great pride in our products. If an image is not up to our high-quality standards, you will not see it. We spend countless hours working with our film lab to create our signature colors and tone. Our editing computer monitors are routinely color calibrated to match our lab's calibrated printers. This means all of your delivered images and print products will be consistent and cohesive.
Do you have an associate photographer?
Most of our wedding collections will include an assistant photographer. This ensures that we are able to cover more grounds and give you different perspectives on your wedding day. For wedding collections that do not include a associate photographer, one can be added on for an extra fee.