FAQ & A's

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There are a lot of questions you should ask your photographer.


We have answers. And to make it a bit easier, we decided to give you some to some common questions.

 

Pavel is originally from Czech. His last name is Adamek, and my married last name is Adamkova (it's a cultural thing to have a masculine and feminine version of a last name). From that logic, guess what the plural of our last name is?! That’s right—you guessed it—The Adamkovi. 🙂
We almost got eaten by a pack of indiscernible Cervidae (moose, deer, dog, dinosaur—who knows they were scary)—so we thought it was fitting. JUST KIDDING. Well not really but here is our real answer:
Pavel is the crown of flowers to my skull. What that briefly means is, Pavel is light-hearted, charming, and carefree; I am contemplative, empathic, and introverted (did I just compare introversion to a skull? Yes, yes I did). Neither is better than the other, and neither of us could be where we are in life today without the other’s strengths. Not only, but ESPECIALLY, in photography.
Our weddings start at $3750 and elopements at $2000—contact us to see our full list of packages in greater detail.
Yes we do! Contact us for our travel pricing package 🙂
Absolutely! Ninety percent of the weddings we have shot are done exclusively by Pavel, and we'd be more than happy to send you some full galleries for you to see the broad range of imagery he is able to capture, all with many various angles. But if you feel that your wedding will have the need for a second shooter, we do have packages that accommodate 🙂

 

 

 

 

Absolutely!! First looks are complete game changers for the amount and variety of photos we’ll be able to get you from your day. More particularly, it really helps with getting the more artistic photos you see all over our instagram and portfolio, mainly because there is usually only an hour or so between the ceremony and reception and people usually try to fit all the family photos, bridal party photos, and photos of just the two of them within that one hour. Usually with all that, there really is not too much time to leave and find some awesome location near the venue to take the more creative photos of just the two of you. The First Look allows us to utilize the time we have before the ceremony to use the best kind of light (daylight), soak it all in together in a more relaxed atmosphere, all while creating awesome ART. First looks are like a Superhero for photographs, no lie. At the end of the day, we can work with anything and will totally respect if you choose not to have one, but it’s important to know and weigh the pro’s and con’s depending on what kinds of photos matter most to you.
Generally speaking, for an 8 hour wedding we quote about 400-600 photos, and for our Infinity Package (uncapped hourly within one calendar day), we quote 500-700 photos.
We send you about 10-20 photos within 2 days after the wedding just for a fun little sneak peak. After that, total delivery will be within 60 days from the wedding date (although we seek to work as fast as possible).
Unfortunately it is not in our policy to deliver RAW files, which is actually pretty standard across the board among most established wedding photographers. The reasoning behind that is oftentimes, clients re-edit those RAW files and post it amongst the ones edited by the photographer, and since social media has become a huge platform for how photographers reach future clients, those re-edits can misrepresent what the photographers will and can do for those future clients. This then creates some false expectations that the photographer might not even be aware of from prospective/future clients. You can rest assured that the only files we do not deliver are either:
1. Photos that are out of focus
2. Photos that are repetitive/too similar to ones we’ve already selected
3. Photos with extremely bad lighting situations that compromise peoples’ faces or the aesthetic of the photos
4. Photos where people are blinking or have an unintentionally awkward look
Rest assured, even if there turns out to be more awesome photos than originally quoted/agreed in the contract, we will still spend time editing them so that you can have as many memories from the day as possible :)1. Photos that are out of focus
2. Photos that are repetitive/too similar to ones we’ve already selected
3. Photos with extremely bad lighting situations that compromise peoples’ faces or the aesthetic of the photos
4. Photos where people are blinking or have an unintentionally awkward look
Rest assured, even if there turns out to be more awesome photos than originally quoted/agreed in the contract, we will still spend time editing them so that you can have as many memories from the day as possible 🙂

Yup, just let us know if your venue needs it and we are happy to send it to them!
Always shooting with two Nikons D750’s at the same time. One is used for the 58mm lens, and the other is a rotation of the 24 mm, 35 mm, or 135mm lens based on the need/circumstance. Natural light is always preferred, but in difficult lighting circumstances Pavel has on hand 4 flashes with external triggers, stands, and some light modifiers.
Yup, backup cameras and gear day of the wedding, and 4 different backup drives in different locations to ensure your wedding photos are completely secure.
In the rare case scenario that Pavel gets so direly sick that he would not be able to physically be present at your wedding, we are prepared. We are plugged into a very tight network of reputable photographers whom we trust and have worked with in the past, and will do our absolute best to find someone of the same quality shooting level to sub in for him. Additionally, Kristen will still edit your wedding so you still get photos in our style. Throughout the years this has never once happened yet, but we are prepared!
Unfortunately, no. We can only reserve a date with a 50% retainer and a signed contract, and we operate on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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