Do you have a dream photo shoot that you've ALWAYS wanted to do, but you haven't yet? We do, too:
From mermaids to maternity, senior photos to family sessions, we are so excited to hear about your vision and make it a reality. Let's get started!
If you're tired of adulting as a human; if you've always wanted to see yourself as a merperson in real life instead of just in your daydreams; or if you just want unique pictures for the 'gram, this is the experience of a lifetime.
From intimate beach ceremonies to three day long events, we have a wedding package that fits your needs with photos that reflect the warmth and love your wedding day celebrates.
You're a stone cold fox, and you deserve to celebrate that. No body type, gender, age, or ethnicity makes that untrue. Whatever makes you feel sexy IS sexy, and boudoir is you at your sexiest. Just you? Gorgeous. You and your partner? So Sensual. Indulge!
Love is love, and it should be shared. Whether your engagement session is part of a wedding, or a stand alone session, your engagement photos are guaranteed to show off your joy.
There is no one definition of family, so there is no one type of family photo shoot. Are you silly? So are we! More serious? That's us, too. The way your family loves each other makes a great photo, no matter what.
Pregnancy can be an emotional time, and sometimes, you just want to take a break from the unfun parts of the deal so you can feel beautiful and be pampered. That's where we come in.
Look at you, rock star! You did it! You graduated high school. Let us make your family happy by taking pictures of you that you probably didn't ask for (we'll make you look awesome, we promise).
You already know you've got what it takes, all you need is your very own Ken Burns to get the shots that show your talent off.
What is your preferred style of photography?
How many weddings will you shoot on my wedding day? Do you shoot the reception?
How many hours do I get with you on the day of the shoot?
What kind of gear do you use?
Do I have to order prints through you?
Do you have a limit of images you take?
How many images can I expect?
How long have you been shooting?
Do you edit my photos?
How much is the deposit, and when is the balance due?
How distracting will you be during my wedding?
What will you wear when you shoot my wedding?
How long until I see my photos?
Is makeup and hair included in my boudoir shoot? Do you provide the outfits?
I don't have a mermaid tail!!!
It depends on the shoot, but generally speaking, we love shooting photojournalistically. Grabbing those small, in between moments that nobody ever asks for, but everybody always loves having, is really what drives our style.
On your wedding day, you are number one to us! We will not take on any other events or shoots on the day that your wedding is scheduled with us. You are our primary focus, and giving your event all of our attention is priority number one. Unless otherwise specified, we shoot the ceremony AND the reception.
That depends on your package, and we have several! We also have an a la carte menu that allows you to pick how much time you want to add to an existing package, or you can create your own dream package that suits your vision and your budget.
Ondrea shoots on a Canon 5D mkiii and Derek shoots on a Canon 5D mkiv. We use Canon's L series lenses. We're a Canon family through and through!
Not necessarily! If you've invested in the printing rights to your set, you are not required to purchase prints through us. However, we do recommend utilizing our printing services, and while you're at it, we offer customized framing with museum quality glass to give your photos the timeless class you deserve.
Absolutely not! We shoot from the moment we arrive until the moment we leave.
That will depend on a few things. If you’re having a short, intimate wedding, you won’t be getting as many images as an all day wedding. We don’t want to give a false idea of how many images to expect, but the general rule of thumb is you can expect anywhere from 25 images for a shorter wedding to 300 for an all day wedding, and any range between. We know that some photographers offer into the 400s, 500s, and some offer as many as 6-700! We definitely admire that! For us, though, we want to focus on giving our couples key images that capture the day, and we do that as succinctly as we can.
Together we have almost thirty years of experience! Ondrea has been shooting as a hobbyist for fourteen years, and professionally for six; Derek has been shooting as a hobbyist for twenty years, and professionally for four. Ondrea has had work displayed by The Dallas Zoo, while Derek has had work featured in The Huffington Post, and The Cameron Park Zoo.
We do! One of the things we love most is how unique and beautiful every one of our clients are, and it’s because of this unique beauty that one of the things we NEVER do is edit our clients in a way that alters their body. We will remove blemishes, even out skin tone, and take out things like lipstick on the teeth, or a stray facial hair, but that’s generally it. You are loved exactly as you are, and we want your happiness radiating from you to be the focal point of your photos, not a surprise nip and tuck in photoshop.
The deposit is 50% of your total package price, and the balance is due fourteen (14) days before your shoot. We are flexible, though, and if something comes up, as often does, we can accommodate a payment arrangement for you. We do want to let our couples know that we will not begin working on your photos until payment has been made in full, which means we will not release your photos to you in any way (nor will we post them on any of our social media platforms) until your balance has been paid. This will delay the arrival time of your photos and any bonuses, like albums or USB drives, that come with your package.
Hopefully not at all! Occasionally, we do have to project a bit of a direct, can-do attitude to guests who get a little rowdy during your special day, or at the end of an evening, but we won’t be directing you during the ceremony, or gesturing wildly to you, or each other. Our goal is always that you only notice we’ve been a presence there when we come up to tell you the last shot has been taken, and it’s time for us to leave.
We try to cater to the venue feel first, and the wedding ambience second. Generally, we’ll wear a shirt with our logo on it and a pair of pants, but our looks will vary depending on the wedding. If we can wear a logo shirt and jeans to your venue, we will! If it needs to be more upscale, we will reflect that in our appearance on your wedding day.
That depends on when your wedding is! In busy season, we will get a sneak peek to you within a month, and your final images within two months. During off season, this timeline is halved: a sneak peek in two weeks, and final images in a month. This is a pretty solid guideline, but if, for any reason, we find ourselves running behind, we will always be upfront, and we will always find a way to make it up to you. Unless you’re just so excited to see your photos that you just have to ask us every week when you’re getting them, you should never expect to send us an email asking for an ETA. We will always provide that to you.
For our premium boudoir packages, make up and hair are included. We do not provide the clothing for your boudoir shoot, because we want to capture YOUR sex appeal, not you in what we think is sexy. If you're unsure of what to pick for yourself, let us know! Whichever one of us you feel most comfortable with will happily help you establish a style that brings your natural beauty to the next level.
Don't worry, merbabes, we've got your tail! Unless you want to use a top (or tail, if you have one!) of your own, everything you need for a mermaid shoot, we provide for you.