What is your style?
I would describe my photographic style as that of a photojournalist with a creative, artistic, and contemporary vision. Aesthetically, I describe my work as timeless, vibrant and crispy. I greatly enjoy using various unique techniques in lens selection, creative shooting, and post-processing to achieve the unique vision that my clients enjoy. While I prefer to blend into the background and capture those great moments as they come (producing my client's favorite images!), I or an assistant will guide you when and only when needed in order for us to get the best images possible. We aim to capture the REAL you (no matter how silly!)
What makes you you?
I strive to be super easy to work with every step of the way, from our initial contact to the day I deliver prints and digital files, my clients love how effortless the whole experience is.
I firmly believe each session has it's own unique story to tell and therefore my sessions each have a bit of their own distinct feel to them. That said, I consistently aim for a very vibrant, bright, and saturated look. Check out my Instagram for the latest examples!
Last but not least, my ability to shoot in any condition and under any lighting is a huge strength of mine. Being a bit of a jack of all trades, I am consistently applying my experiences with very different types of work into all the photography and videography I do. I'm proud to be able to deliver quality images throughout an entire event regardless of the shooting conditions we may encounter.
How do I book a session with you?
Thank you for your interest in my work! I highly recommend bookings be done as early as possible—bookings are first come first serve. Shoot me a message here to get started. After that, we can meet up for a free consultation over a cup of coffee (on us!) and talk about your event or session details! If you are not local to the area, we can definitely Skype too! When you are ready to book, I only require a retainer (your first payment!) and a signed agreement to make it official.
When are sessions typically scheduled? What times are you available for events?
Sessions are generally scheduled on Monday through Saturday—usually around one and a half hours before sunset and around sunrise times, at your session location. As for event coverage, I can be available all day, any day, as long as I am booked far enough in advance. Weddings should be booked ASAP as dates fill up even over a year out.
Do you offer digital images?
Yes. After your images are ready, you will receive a link to your own private gallery. From there, you can easily share your gallery with family and friends so they can enjoy your photos from anywhere.
All wedding and portrait session collections include high-res digital images. These images are printable. High-res digital images are not included in your session fee for a la carte options, but may be purchased separately.
I prefer to offer digital images as a download which is easily accessed through your personal online gallery. However, I can definitely work with you if a download isn't the best for you.
What products do you offer?
Check out my product page here for information on my partners. I offer a selection of high quality personalized photo albums, canvas and metal wall art, and standard prints. I only work with and only trust professional-grade labs that accurately and beautifully transform your memories into high quality prints for you and your family to enjoy.
Can my friends and family see and purchase my images?
Why yes of course! That is one of the best parts—sharing your photos! For each session I will create a blog post and various social media posts (with your permission) where your friends and family can see your awesome images. Additionally, you'll have your own private gallery which you can share with whoever you'd like. From there, prints may be ordered by anyone who you've given access to the gallery.
What is the investment?
Click here to see where collection pricing begins for the different types of photography I do. A La Carte options are available for any type of event photography. Digital images and prints are sold separately unless part of a collection. Contact me to talk about your event and detailed pricing. Let's get started!
Are you a certified drone pilot?
Yes! Manny is an Federal Aviation Administration (FFA) certified commercial UAS operator under 14 CFR Part 107.
UAS equipment is additionally registered with the FAA.
What is in your bag?
I proudly work with pro-series Sony, DJI, and Panasonic cameras and use a variety of different pro lenses—each serving unique purposes in capturing your moments. Additionally, I use flashes to either compliment natural light or to light spaces where there is little light to work with. In combination with professional "fast lenses" (lenses that do well in low-light situations), I can get images anywhere and anytime.