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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most frequently asked questions I get related to my Bali photographer packages, take a minute to read through all the lists and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any other questions!

Before the Photoshoot

I have gone to great lengths to make sure my booking process is easy and convenient. A retainer of 50% of your chosen package due in order to secure your date. The retainer fee is non-refundable. For the wedding, the remaining balance will need to be finalized 2 weeks prior to your wedding date, for family or engagement the final payment should be made on the day of the photoshoot by cash.

I accept payment via Paypal (with 4% transfer fees), WISE (most recommended) and bank transfer. I do also have bank virtual account in selected countries that accept your currency.

I’ll send all the details along with the invoice when you have confirm the booking.

The best time for photo session is during the golden hours sunset/sunrise (6AM-10AM or 3PM-7PM) to avoid harsh light as Bali is a tropical island which close to the horizon.

For most of wedding photoshoot, I am booked a year in advance. For Bali engagement or prewedding three months in advance is still possible. But the best timing is as soon as possible! Chances are there other couples interested in your date as well I’d hate not to available on your chosen date. Check our availability and our Bali photographer packages by inquiring me now.

Bali has a wet season during the month of November to February. However even in the wet monsoon, in this tropical paradise, it is still likely it will be sunny for a good part of the day.

I always encourage embracing whatever weather comes our way, as it’s beautiful and unique in photos. If it’s just light rain we will wait until the rain stop. If it is harsh enough that it would make for a bad time at our shoot of course we will reschedule based on my availability.

I can also be creative with the rains! My gear is water-sealed, and so am I, I am happy to shoot in the rain and it won’t affect how many photos you receive. I pretty much have it covered, the rest is up to you!

To date, I’ve photographed over a 500 photo session and more than 200 weddings and never missed a single one, be it from illness or injury and knock the wood I never will. However, this is sadly something I can not guarantee. Luckily, I have associated photographer who will happy to replace me. Or if they are  not available I would use my network to find a suitable replacement.

I do not. I’m a photographer, and I choose to specialize in photography so I can focus to give you the best still images. I can work with any videographer that you like. I also know a good cinematographer company that match with my styles, if you want to I can send our bundled packages by request.

Due to increasing number of professional photographer doing commercial photoshoot at the touristy location in Bali, like prewedding/engagement, fashion, modeling, product photoshoot, now each village start to charge an additional professional photography permit fees. Rates are varies from IDR50.000 – 1.000.000 (USD $5 – $70), depends on the location.  This fee likely helps maintain the beach or the area and its surrounding environment, ensuring it remains pristine for visitors to enjoy. Plus, it provides a level of exclusivity and control over the number of photo shoots taking place, which can contribute to a more enjoyable experience for everyone. Overall, it seems like a worthwhile investment for capturing memories in such a picturesque location. The fee will be paid directly (IDR cash only) at the location’s ticket box.

My works can be described as  a combination of fine art photography and photojournalism. In term of color style, fine art photography is most commonly associated with film. I tried to emulate film look like Fuji 400 or Portra 400 color tone. The style is generally characterized by soft, pastel colors and often uses natural light as the primary light source when capturing the photograph. I found out this style is the best with outdoor summer or tropical lighting situation especially in Bali, where you able to get natural light easily. Before deciding to hire us make sure you have seen our portfolios and our photography style suit your preferences.

After the Photoshoot

A common question that quickly follows after the photoshoot day is an email or message asking where your photos are and when will you get to see them. Of course, the excitement of seeing your beautiful photos makes us impatient and question what the hell we are waiting for.

At each session I captured around 3000 – 7000 shots and each image needs to be carefully selected to tell the story of your day. Then there is the editing, cropping photos, adjusting the color balance to create beautiful light and airy result. There is a lot more work to be done once the photos are captured.

The length of time you receive your photos depends on the duration of your session.

1-2 hours session: delivery in within 2 weeks

4-6 hours session: delivery in within 3 weeks

More than 6 hours session: delivery in within 4-6 weeks

Once completed, your collection of images will become available in your personal gallery and will include a mixture of color and black and white images.

If you chose the package that covers more than 8 hours session, full-resolution images (300dpi) are delivered on a custom made USB drive approximately 2 weeks after your gallery is made available. This includes about 6000 digital negative images.

If you purchased my fine art album with your package then this will take additional time too. Once the photos edited, my team will design the layout to fit into an album that telling a story of your day. I pick the best selection of photos highlighting the key moments. Once done I will send the layout for your approval. When everything is done then it needs to be sent away for printing. It will need around 2 weeks to print the album.

I only do a basic exposure, brightness-contrast, cropping, color correction, and toning. I am not able to do advance digital imaging editing, for example, changing the shape of the body.

Yes! Of course, I’d love to feature your wedding or love stories on our blog!

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