Q: What areas do you cover? And Is there a travel fee?
A: Our "home" town is Tampa, Fl but we travel all over Florida, the USA and other Countries to capture amazing photos and video for weddings and events. We charge .50 ¢ per mile outside of Tampa. Weddings booked in the Tampa Bay Area get free travel. If long distance we only charge for an inexpensive car rental and an inexpensive hotel room.
Q: What is a retainer & why is it required?
A: The retainer is a payment that's 30% of your total that is paid upfront when you sign your contract. The retainer payment insures that we turn down all future clients wanting to book your wedding date. All retainer payments and retainer portions of full payments are non-refundable.
Q: How do your print credits work?
A: Once you have received your finished/edited photo gallery you will want to purchase prints. You will get a gift card code. After you have added all the prints, books, albums and thank you cards you would like to purchase, at check out you will enter your gift card code and your print credit amount will come off your total.
Q: Do you deliver every image you shoot?
A: For Weddings, YES, you will receive ALL the Unedited Photos from your wedding the NEXT DAY! We try to provide amazing quality while being super fast. You will also receive all your edited photos with in 2 weeks to 4 weeks after your wedding.
Q: Do you offer payment plans on wedding and event packages?
A: Yes we do offer payment plans on all our wedding and event packages. A retainer payment is still due when booking in order to secure your date. Your remaining balance is due one week before your wedding or event date. There is a small processing fee that gets added to each monthly payment.
Q: How many hours of coverage do you offer?
A: We offer 1hr to multiple day packages and they can be customized to fit most customer's needs.
Q: My venue is very dark. How does your team handle these situations and can I see samples?
A: Yes, you can absolutely see samples. We have shot in the darkest of dark chapels, aquariums and reception halls so no need to worry! If the situation allows, we will set up additional lighting to ensure we get focused pictures. Some chapels do not allow for flash photography; and for that reason, we shoot on camera’s with superb low-light performance and lenses with low apertures.
Q: What happens if we go over the contracted amount of time?
A: We understand that not everything goes as planned during a wedding. We never pack up before the contracted time, and moreover, we’re not leaving on the dot when the contracted time is up. Instead, we will ask you at the end of your contracted time whether or not you would like to extend. If you would like us to stay, we will charge the rates specified in your contract rounded to the closest 30-minute increment and you will be billed the day after your wedding.
Q: What forms of payment for you accept?
A: We accept payments from all major Credit and Debit Cards along with Google Pay (there is a small processing fee that will be added to each payment). We also will accept Cash, Venmo, CashApp, Personal Checks, Cashiers Checks and Money Orders. Please make all checks payable to AStewart Graphics LLC.
Q: What happens if I don't need an Engagement Session?
A: That is not a problem. You have a couple of options.
Option 1) If Before Booking: We can take it out of your package and you save a little money on your total.
Option 2) If After Booking: You can use it with in 2 years of signing your contract. Use it for maternity photos, anniversary photos or family photos. It's your session to use as you please.
Q: Can we Reschedule or Cancel our booking? (COVID-19 included)
A: Yes, you can reschedule or cancel your booking at any time. A signed contract and 30% retainer fee are required to reserve the date and time of your EVENT. All Retainer Fee's are completely Non-Refundable. If the EVENT is rescheduled or postponed we just swap everything to the new date (as long as it’s available). If the new date is not available the retainer stays non-refundable but you will get a refund within 60 days for any additional money paid towards your total. If the EVENT is cancelled the retainer fee stays non-refundable. If the CLIENT cancels at least 30 days before their scheduled event, any additional money paid will be fully refunded within 60 days of cancellation. If the CLIENT cancels within 30 days of their scheduled event, any additional money paid towards the balance becomes nonrefundable.
Q: How long will it take for me to get my edited wedding photos and video?
A: We try to be as quick as we can while still giving amazing quality. You will receive all the unedited photos the day after your wedding to view & download. If your photo package includes the photo preview you will also get those edited photos the day after your wedding. You will receive all the rest of your edited photos and videos with in about 2 to 4 weeks after your wedding date.
Q: Are you licensed and do you have insurance?
A: Yes, we are fully insured and licensed. Many venues require the photographer to have Liability Insurance.
Q: I have downtime between events on my wedding day. Will I be charged for that downtime?
A: For a variety of reasons, we have to charge for the time in between events. The fact is, we’re never truly resting during the day, whether we’re backing up images, setting up for the second venue, traveling to the second location, taking venue shots, or making up for lost photo time because of unforeseen wedding day delays. In many cases, we use that “downtime” to take you and your significant other out for a photo session or more family and guests portraits. If you have multiple hours of downtime between events let us know. We only have a small hourly fee we charge when times are not consecutive. That way you don't get over charged or miss a minute of your important events. Contact us anytime to lets us know what your needing.
Q: Do you back up your photo & video files?
A: Yes, we not only back up all our files on external hard drives but we also have an online data base where all the edited photos and video get stored.
Q: How far in advance should we book you?
A: Our calendar is filling up quicker and quicker every year so I do recommend booking ASAP. Any where from 8 months to 18 months in advance is perfect. If you are planning for a shorter time frame, please message us now to check our availability!