Frequently asked questions:
What is your photography style?
Our team will capture the moments of the day in a spontaneous, photojournalistic style but we also take artistic, directed shots. We are aware that family members might expect certain "must have" wedding images, and we'll be happy to supply these pictures. However, the vast majority of our images will be shot in a more contemporary and modern style.
Do you photograph engagement sessions?
Of course we do! We like to tell your story in all details. Engagement photos at your favorite beach or park, bridal beauty portraits, bridal fashion shots, rehearsal dinners - the choice is yours. Call us about pricing and details!
Why two photographers?
Most key moments of a wedding happen only once and can not be re-staged. It is almost impossible for a single photographer to capture the true spirit of your wedding with all its different situations and details. This is why most photographers will bring along a "second shooter", often an assistant or a young photo-school graduate.
Ciel Bleu will not have your wedding images taken by assistants or inexperinced apprentices. Your wedding will be covered by two professionals photographers with many years of experience.
What will the photographers attire be at our wedding?
Whether your wedding calls for casual, semi-formal or formal attire, we will always be adequately dressed for the occasion.
Aren't two photographers going to be quite obtrusive?
As strange as it may sound - a well coordinated and experinced team of two is much less obtrusive than a single photographer, who constantly has to hurry from one location to another. We promise to make ourselves as invisible as possible!
How many weddings do you shoot per weekend?
One. Yours. The one that is important. We do not strive to be a wedding photo-factory. For us, quality is much more important than quantity, so we photograph one event per weekend only.
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Of course - we are available for destination weddings almost anywhere in the world. We are based in Miami / Palm Beach, but whether you're getting married in Far Far Away or Never Neverland, Ciel Bleu will be there for you. We have plenty of experience shooting in foreign countries, dealing with customs, immigration and local regulations.
Can photos be purchased online?
Yes! All selected images of your wedding will be uploaded to a password protected proofing site from which you can order affordable prints in a variety of different sizes and styles.
How about wedding albums?
We offer several different styles of wedding albums and will be happy to show you samples at our Miami and Palm Beach locations.
Do you shoot in color or black & white?
We shoot everything in color, but images can easily be converted to black & white afterwards. We shoot in RAW format to guarantee the highest possible image quality and there is absolutely no quality loss in the conversion.
Will you take group and family pictures?
Of course! We try to keep the posed photographs limited because most of our clients like to enjoy their wedding day, and not be interrupted by the photographer. We kindly ask you to designate a group coordinator to help gather people together in order to speed along the process.
How long will the formals take?
Usually between 30-45 minutes, depending how many different ones you want. In order to speed things up we prefer to shoot the formals immediately before or after the ceremony, when everyone is at the same place.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, we are insured and can provide proof of coverage in case your venue is requesting it.
What happens if you drop your camera or flash?
We'll scoop up the leftovers, shed a quick tear and continue to shoot - with the next camera. Every photographer carries at least 2 units of each major piece of equipment.
How many pictures do you take during a wedding?
Hundreds, sometimes thousands, it depends on the event and its locations. We usually edit out around 20% of the images, all others will be uploaded to an online gallery.
Is there a time-limit to your services?
If you want, we'll cover your wedding day from the moment you wake up to the moment you drive off into the sunset. This is YOUR day, you are calling the shots (literally...).
How long after our wedding will we see our photographs?
Your online proofs will typically be ready 1-2 weeks after the wedding.
Do we get a DVD with all images?
Yes, you will receive a DVD with all selected images 6 months after the wedding.
What are your rates?
We have several different base packages to choose from. These packages can be customized and modified in many different ways to perfectly fit your specific wishes and requirements. Please contact us for details.