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Billy Joe Hoyle Weddings

St. Petersburg , FL
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LOCATION

146 Second Street N, Suite 310
St. Petersburg, FL US 33701 (map)

PHONE

646-436-0721

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ABOUT US

Billy Joe Hoyle is an award winning photographer who has specialized in shooting people for over 10 years. A graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic studies in Daytona beach,... Read more
Billy Joe Hoyle is an award winning photographer who has specialized in shooting people for over 10 years. A graduate of the Southeast Center for Photographic studies in Daytona beach, Florida, Hoyle’s work covers eight countries and has been featured in several national publications. He was named one of the top U.S. college photographers by Shutterbug Magazine in 1998 and won a Leica award in 2000. His weddings have been featured in The Daily News, The New York Post, Manhattan Bride, and Get Married Magazine. Hoyle is a member of WPJA (Wedding Photojournalism Association). Billy Joe Hoyle is available for both domestic and international weddings.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I do color, black & white, antiqued, & vintage photographs.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, most definitely. This is especially important when a photographer is shooting indoors with plenty of mirrors & windows. Most photographers don't display these shots in their portfolio (usually only outdoor shots) since it would expose technical flaws. This makes a huge difference in how your overall package of photos look.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot digital for my commercial work and film for my personal work.
How many photographers do you work with?
I have assistants but I contract out second photographers. Assistants are learning to become good photographers so I don't use the the most important day of your life as a training exercise.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely, and this is why couples should be careful if they hire a photography or entertainment agency. I've heard several horror stories from brides regarding a substitute photographer showing up because the agency double books photographers so you're not guaranteed to get the photographer that you selected.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Never. Once a wedding is booked that date is no longer available.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a network of photographers but replacing me would only happen if I was deathly ill in the hospital. I don't miss a wedding.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Several camera bodies, several flashes, extra batteries, etc.... Being prepared is the first step in taking great photographs. (Canon 5D shooter)
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, see prior answer.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Both are options. Typically, you would book your hours of coverage (included in your package) ahead of time but still have the option of booking additional hours on your wedding day.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I only take a break when dinner is served. Having the venue provide your photographer with a meal is much appreciated :) Most venues give wedding vendors courtesy meals but you may want to ask to make sure.
Do you charge for travel?
Destination weddings yes, local weddings no.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I guarantee (contractually) photos in four to six weeks. This is extremely important!! Please make sure that you get your photographer to guarantee their turnaround time in writing. There is no reason why they cannot do this for you. If they give you excuses don't hire them!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
All your photos are posted in your own private, password protected gallery. And best of all- YOU GET ALL OF THE HI RESOLUTION DIGITAL NEGATIVES!!
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
I offer a joint copyright allowing you to print & publish for personal use. So you're free to make your own books or prints if you so desire.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, see earlier answer.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Coffee table art books, professional print books, and flush mount albums.
When will the client get the final album?
Approximately four weeks from time of selection. (Client input)

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Jessica
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Billy is a PHENOMENAL PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! Billy Made the decision to pick a photographer Easy for me & my husband. We fell in Love with his style and his ability to capture moments that a bride would miss since you can't be in all places at once.. but Billy does that for you! He spent two hours with us on our first inital meeting going over all questions, concerns and what we wanted. He takes such heartwarming pride in his work & it shows in his photos. When our wedding day came he arrive early & got straight to work. We had our Wedding on a golf course & his ability to be creative & think outside the box gave us unique & special photos that stand out from all the other traditional photos. When I reveiwed my photos there wasn't one photo that our family or myself could say was their favorite.. they wanted ALL of them. His talents & eye for capturing candid memories at the reception made me feel like I was stepping off the cover of a magazine. So when I look back at my album years from now I will forever have the joy, laughter & happy tears that were made on our wedding day. When you want the pride that comes with showing your photos through social media or hanging it up on your wall... you will always get the attention it deserves with Billy behind the camera. When you only have one day to get it done Billy is one who will come through for you and no matter what your style, from start to finish he will make sure you are happy.
Billy is a PHENOMENAL PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! Billy Made the decision to pick a photographer Easy for me & my husband. We fell in Read more...
Billy is a PHENOMENAL PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! Billy Made the decision to pick a photographer Easy for me & my husband. We fell in Love with his style and his ability to capture moments that a bride would miss since you can't be in all places at once.. but Billy does that for you! He spent two hours with us on our first inital meeting going over all questions, concerns and what we wanted. He takes such heartwarming pride in his work & it shows in his photos. When our wedding day came he arrive early & got straight to work. We had our Wedding on a golf course & his ability to be creative & think outside the box gave us unique & special photos that stand out from all the other traditional photos. When I reveiwed my photos there wasn't one photo that our family or myself could say was their favorite.. they wanted ALL of them. His talents & eye for capturing candid memories at the reception made me feel like I was stepping off the cover of a magazine. So when I look back at my album years from now I will forever have the joy, laughter & happy tears that were made on our wedding day. When you want the pride that comes with showing your photos through social media or hanging it up on your wall... you will always get the attention it deserves with Billy behind the camera. When you only have one day to get it done Billy is one who will come through for you and no matter what your style, from start to finish he will make sure you are happy. Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Hello,

My name is Maria and my husband Erik and I booked Mr. Billy Joe Hoyle for our wedding in NY because we loved the work he did for our friends' wedding in 2009.
He has a wonderful journalistic style, which we loved.... as well as doing the formal wedding portraits.
He sent us all the information by mail in a very convenient package to look over and pick what best suited our needs. He was able to work within our time and budget and we were able to communicate with him very easily via email and phone since we did not meet until the wedding day. He was punctual and made us very very comfortable. He is talented, creative and very nice to work with. We had lots fun doing our bridal party pictures....
The reception pictures really captured our personalities with our family and friends, dancing and smiling throughout the night.

Everyone was really impressed by his professionalism and amazed how focused he was in getting the shots we wanted but also at how friendly and comfortable he made us all feel.

The pictures are AMAZING! We love them.....
We highly recommend Billy Joe Hoyle for your event.
You will not be disappointed.

Thank You again Billy!
Hello,

My name is Maria and my husband Erik and I booked Mr. Billy Joe Hoyle for our wedding in NY because we Read more...
Hello,

My name is Maria and my husband Erik and I booked Mr. Billy Joe Hoyle for our wedding in NY because we loved the work he did for our friends' wedding in 2009.
He has a wonderful journalistic style, which we loved.... as well as doing the formal wedding portraits.
He sent us all the information by mail in a very convenient package to look over and pick what best suited our needs. He was able to work within our time and budget and we were able to communicate with him very easily via email and phone since we did not meet until the wedding day. He was punctual and made us very very comfortable. He is talented, creative and very nice to work with. We had lots fun doing our bridal party pictures....
The reception pictures really captured our personalities with our family and friends, dancing and smiling throughout the night.

Everyone was really impressed by his professionalism and amazed how focused he was in getting the shots we wanted but also at how friendly and comfortable he made us all feel.

The pictures are AMAZING! We love them.....
We highly recommend Billy Joe Hoyle for your event.
You will not be disappointed.

Thank You again Billy! Read less
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Ale
Wedding:
9/8/2012
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Love the pictures!!! thank you
Love the pictures!!! thank you
Love the pictures!!! thank you Read less
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Konstantine
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My family has used Billy Joe for 4 weddings in the past 3 years and his work has been truly exceptional. He is a pleasure to work with and managed to get all of the traditional shots we wanted while also capturing many artistic and candid moments perfectly.

Opa!

K+M Rountos
My family has used Billy Joe for 4 weddings in the past 3 years and his work has been truly exceptional. He is a pleasure Read more...
My family has used Billy Joe for 4 weddings in the past 3 years and his work has been truly exceptional. He is a pleasure to work with and managed to get all of the traditional shots we wanted while also capturing many artistic and candid moments perfectly.

Opa!

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kw492
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I scoured all of New York City's wedding photography scene to find someone who could not only deliver some of the more traditional portraiture that is expected of such formal occasions, but someone with a keen eye for beautiful and artfully composed candids. After interviewing half a dozen great photographers, I was delighted to finally choose Billy Joe, who has an exceptional talent, an unflappably friendly and professional attitude, and produced for us dozens of stunning images that captured the life, energy, and narrative of our wedding day, including quite a few quirky, interesting, and poignant moments. I cannot recommend him highly enough. His photo packages are all very reasonably priced, and Florida is lucky that he has recently expanded his business to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area.
I scoured all of New York City's wedding photography scene to find someone who could not only deliver some of the more Read more...
I scoured all of New York City's wedding photography scene to find someone who could not only deliver some of the more traditional portraiture that is expected of such formal occasions, but someone with a keen eye for beautiful and artfully composed candids. After interviewing half a dozen great photographers, I was delighted to finally choose Billy Joe, who has an exceptional talent, an unflappably friendly and professional attitude, and produced for us dozens of stunning images that captured the life, energy, and narrative of our wedding day, including quite a few quirky, interesting, and poignant moments. I cannot recommend him highly enough. His photo packages are all very reasonably priced, and Florida is lucky that he has recently expanded his business to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. Read less
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