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Bling Focus Photography

San Jose , CA
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LOCATION

San Jose, CA US 95132 (map)

PHONE

408-230-9761

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ABOUT US

Allen, the photographer, was born and raised on the island of Oahu , Hawaii . His childhood was simple and without a serious care in the world besides homework and piano lessons. Always... Read more
Allen, the photographer, was born and raised on the island of Oahu , Hawaii . His childhood was simple and without a serious care in the world besides homework and piano lessons. Always fascinated with photography, he recalls the excitement he'd feel whenever his parents came home with those yellow and white Kodak envelopes filled with freshly developed photographs... sometimes he was more interested in playing with the negatives because he thought it made people look funny.

Often he would spend an hour on each developed roll to critique them and figure out what could have made each picture better and which were his favorites. Within the same hour he organized and placed the photos into family albums which he now regards as priceless reminders of the past without which would make memories so much more difficult to keep.

He was reminded of the value and importance of photography again in 2009 as he gathered his and his fiancé's pictures which would be used in his very own wedding slideshow. He carefully selected and painstakingly scanned each image, some of them 30 years old. The slideshow effectively conveyed their history, memories, and love for each other.

It is this very personal experience that drives Allen to meticulously "document" peoples engagements, weddings or other special events in such a way that it will also be remembered and cherished for many years to come. Read less
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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, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
I do offer artistically photoshopped images as part of my wedding photography packages
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, everything from a dark church to outdoors in direct sunlight.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I have three other photographers I may hire as second photographers at any time.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I sometimes book myself for two events in a weekend, but not on the same day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two camera's, 4 lenses, on and off-camera flashes (strobist).
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
both
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
yes, $75 per extra hour or $100 per extra hour for two photographers.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
yes
Do you charge for travel?
yes, for anything greater than 40 miles from San Jose
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
digital, but prints are optional
How long can the client keep the proofs?
indefinitely
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
depends on the package.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
normally yes, but I also do traditional wedding photography for those with a lower initial budget.
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
magazine style binded albums, proof books
When will the client get the final album?
6-8 weeks after the wedding

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Phillip
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10/9/2010
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Allen really knows rules of picture composition. His photos are full of sentences and each sentence connects to each other and then it becomes a STORY. Allen is that story teller! He is sharp and he did an excellent job on the details as well as portraits on my wedding day.... I even refer him to shoot a 1 yo baby girl's bday event hosted by my couple friends. Host/hostess loves his work. this is what they have said "... I really like Allen's photos. My daughter looks like the model in the fashion magazine!..." Alan likes playing with contrast, sharpness, lighting adjustments... he can make crispy images as well as sepia ones with his glasses.
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