FAQ

Q. GENERAL / What areas do you service?

We cover most of California! We have local photographers in Southern California (greater Los Angeles to San Diego), central California (Santa Barbara to San Luis Obispo) and northern California (San Jose to San Francisco and Sacramento). American Photographic is headquartered in Santa Maria, California. Namu is the primary photographer for all California weddings.

Q. GENERAL / Will you travel to me if I’m not in your area?

Absolutely! Our photographers will travel anywhere in California with expenses covered. Travel fees are based on distance traveled as well as lodging/food costs, per day. Out of state and international travel is available, too.

Q. GENERAL / Do you offer photobooths?

We have a photobooth available for LA/San Diego events at a rate of $200/hour, which includes custom backdrops, unlimited prints and a ton of fun props! For central coast or northern California clients, let us know your needs and we’ll make sure you are taken care of!

Q. WEDDING / What exactly will my wedding photographer do on my wedding day?

Namu will spend most of your big day taking very pretty pictures of you, your family and your friends! But the rest of the time, he’s helping the timeline stay in motion, laughing and joking with your bridal party and guests, taping a torn decoration and helping keep nerves calmed and everything moving. His job is to see the big picture, the smallest details, the emotion of the moment and everything in-between, and then tie it all together with his camera. Your wedding is an incredibly important event to document and we take it very seriously (but with a twinkle in our eye!).

Q. WEDDING / Who, exactly, will be photographing our wedding?

You’ll get two photographers, Namu and one of our associate photographers. Both are fantastic shooters with many weddings under their belt. We’ve all worked together for years – no beginners or strangers here! We’ll also bring along our lighting assistant, who carries lots of things and makes it possible for your photographers to focus on what’s most important – photographing your wedding. We don’t set limits for time on the big day either, so you don’t have to stress about hours. Our job is to tell your story, from beginning to end and that means we’re there with you from the start until the guests leave!

Q. WEDDING / How many images will you deliver after the wedding?

We average around 600-1000 images per wedding, but it really depends on many factors – how large the wedding was, the number of mini-events happening inside the wedding itself, and lots more. We believe in quality over quantity but we place no limits on how many images we deliver to you – as long as they look amazing, we’ll include them!

Q. WEDDING / When will we see our final images?

We’ll send over a saucy sneak peek within a few days of your wedding, so you can have something fun to share on social media or just giggle over with your friends/family. The final gallery will be ready within 3 to 5 weeks of your wedding. We’d love to meet with you in-person for the unveiling of your gallery – it can be just you and us, or we can invite a few close friends and family to enjoy a small showing.