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Everything you're thinking of 

Q. What's your style?

Authentic, natural, warm romantic with a touch of photojournalism. I try to capture moments as they are happening but also give direction. I try to keep it 50/50. 

Q. Why choose me?

Because you love and appreciate photography. I'm for the people that really believe that keeping memories are important. I will do everything I can to make sure you get what you want out of your day. I work with you when it comes to planning out the day so that you can get the most out of every moment and so that I'm there to capture all of the moments. 

Q. How much does wedding photography cost?

You will come across a wide range of prices and quality on your search for a photographer. Also, every year most professionals raise their prices a little bit, so the sooner you book the better! My packages start at $3000 for most traditional weddings. I do custom pricing for elopements and such. 

Q. How long will it take to see my photos?

About 4 weeks max but... I tend to be pretty quick with is ;)  Photography is my full-time job so that makes it easier for me to focus on your photos and get them back to you as quickly as possible. 

Q. What should I look for when searching for photographers?

I would say 3 things: Experience - Personality - Flexibility. You want to make sure that the person you are choosing has the experience, your wedding shouldn't be their first one ever. When someone lacks experience it's harder for them to troubleshoot at a moment's notice or help you make the best decisions on your day. Personality is HUGE because you will be spending A LOT of time with this person. You have to make sure that you get along and you're on the same level. If you don't like them as a person it's not going to be a fun day for anyone and that will show in your images. Flexibility, weddings have so many moving parts that one aspect can affect the entire day. The best man is late, the flowers haven't come yet, maybe catering needs more time. Timelines fall apart often and you need someone that can stay cool and aid in the situation rather than add to the stress. 

Q. Do you need 2 photographers at a wedding?

This 100% depends on what your wedding looks like. I recommend a second photographer if you are having a very large wedding. Two people will make it easier to capture more moments, details, guests, etc. OR if you and your partner are getting ready in two different areas. For the smaller weddings where all the events are happening in one location, I don't see that as a necessity. Having a second photographer is never a negative it just depends on what you're trying to achieve.

Q. How many photos will I receive?

The number varies based on the length and detail of the event, but usually deliver a minimum of 400 images. Elopements and tiny weddings differ. 

Q. Will you be eating at the wedding?

Yes! All you have to do is add me/us to your guest list for meals, we eat what your guests eat. In all my contracts it states that photographers hired get a hot meal during dinner. Please make sure your venue understands this, there have been times where couples have paid for a meal and the venue gives a 'vendor meal' aka cold wet sandwich and that's not cool. 

Q. Is a wedding photographer worth the cost?

This solely depends on you and your partner and what you value. Some people would rather spend all of their budgets on music because that's what's important to them. Others see value in the memories so they will allocate more of their budget to that. Wedding days go by quickly and it's easy to not forget the little moments that happend. Photography is a great way to relive the day at a slower pace and see things you may have missed or forgotten, like your grandmas having a dance battle (true story!) 

Q. Will we receive ALL of the photos you've taken?

Almost! You will receive a full story of your day and all the stunning photos that come with it, minus the test shots, duplicates, and ideas that don't pan out.

Q. Do you carry backup equipment? Do you have a certificate of insurance?

Without a doubt! I have a backup camera body plus when I shoot I keep two memory cards in my camera. That way if anything happens to the one all your photos are already copied. If your venue requires a certificate of insurance, please contact us at least two-weeks before your wedding and we will happily submit it for you.

Q. Do you charge extra for travel?

I work within a 2 hours radius from Baltimore, MD without extra travel costs. There's a small fee for nearby states that can be driven to, anything that requires a plane ticket is most but I am passport ready for any adventure with you!

Q. Can I post my photos on social media?

YES, you can put them everywhere and anywhere you want. I just ask that you tag me when you do this. Love seeing what people share and all the hype they get from them. I also try and get images published, if this happens you'll be the first to know. If anyone reaches out to you directly for this please let me know, they would need my permission to use the images and I can give them access to the correct file types. 

Q. You didn't really answer all my questions, now what?

Reach out! I'm happy to facetime, phone chat, meet up, and write emails to answer any other questions

you have or get more specific about any of these. Let's link-up!

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Based in Maryland. Margarita Photography specializes in documenting weddings, families, newborns, and portraits in an authentic modern way