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Christine DeLessio Photography

Wesley Chapel , FL
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7621 Stoney Hill Drive
Wesley Chapel, FL US 33545 (map)

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813-363-0058

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ABOUT US

Let’s face it. Most women have been planning their wedding since they were little girls. Sure, maybe not the nitty-gritty details, but we’ve all had our dream weddings in our mind.
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Let’s face it. Most women have been planning their wedding since they were little girls. Sure, maybe not the nitty-gritty details, but we’ve all had our dream weddings in our mind.

So wouldn’t you want an amazing record of that dream wedding? Choosing a photographer falls under that “nitty-gritty details” category, and you want someone whose passion is life and its special moments. Your wedding day most definitely qualifies.

When I was a newspaper photographer, I took shots of everything from Super Bowls to hurricanes to presidential elections. But I decided to leave all that behind because I found that I got more pleasure in sharing in people’s celebrations, and that’s what drove me to start my own photography company – sharing in those special moments and being able to deliver reminders of them.

Take a look at my website and see how I’ve captured not only the big event, but the little nuances that can be missed in all of the excitement. Then let’s discuss how I can help make your dream wedding a reality. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
All of my images are color digital files. I don't usually mess around with my photos that much in regard to toning. If you wish to have a special style, I have several different actions I can run on images to make them meet your needs.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely. Being an experienced news photographer put me in all sorts of situations. I enjoy shooting available light, but I have professional lights I bring with me to all of my weddings and portrait sessions.
Is your media preference film or digital?
35mm digital format
How many photographers do you work with?
I shoot by myself unless it is a wedding of 250 or more, which would require me to hire an assistant. An assistant is an extra $500. 
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Most definitely, unless there is some sort of Act of God that I can't be there, and I will be give the client their deposit back. Christine DeLessio Photography may substitute another photographer in case the primary photographer becomes ill. In the event of such substitution, Christine DeLessio Photography warrants that the replacement shall be a competent professional.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I try to keep the day to the one special couple. It's too distracting for me to juggle more than one event in a day. I want the couple to receive my 100% attention -- they deserve that.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, I have a verbal contract with another Tampa Bay-area photographer.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I try to keep my gear as compact as possible. I can fit most of my gear in a small rolling suitcase. I shoot with two cameras and I have lights, stands, remotes, reflectors, etc. in the bag with a variety of lenses. I also carry a laptop so I can download images for immediate backup to an external hard drive.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
I am always prepared.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have several packages that start as low as $1,999.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
With my packages you can add $200/per hour for overtime.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I don't often take breaks. If you find me taking a break, it's usually to download my files to start backing them up on my laptop.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, every mile over 100 is $0.65 a mile.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
I ask to have 30 days for editing and toning. Normally it doesn't take that long, but I give myself those days as a buffer in case I need them.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
I offer a password-protected online gallery.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
They are online. If you want printed proofs, they will be an additional charge and they are yours to keep.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, I own all rights, but you can purchase a toned DVD of the images for an additional cost.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, I reserve the right to publish the photos.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, but it is for an additional charge of $650.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, on a password-protected website.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I use several different album companies. All albums are high-end and leather-bound. The couple can choose to customize them.
When will the client get the final album?
Once the couple has chosen the images for the album, I usually have the album to them in 2 months or less.

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Kristine
Wedding:
10/14/2012
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Christine and her assistant Elise were a highlight at our wedding- they are based out of Tampa Bay Area in Florida but were willing to travel to North Carolina for our wedding. Her prices are so reasonable, it was similar price to pay for her travel + base photo package compared to base price for photographers in the Cashiers area.

At the wedding, they set up a "photobooth" at no extra charge, (I wanted a photobooth but didn't want to spend the extra $600+ on the "real thing") which involved a canvas and props- the plus? They edited these photos too and we get digital copies which are going to be much better than the "real thing" ever could have been. People had a blast doing this, Elise was great encouraging people to have fun!

The photos are spectacular, some traditional, some artsy and some outside the box. Digital copies for my own use is included in the base package, which is something I was looking for. I ended up with over 800 edited photos and this doesn't even include the photobooth pics.

Lastly, my mom wanted to adopt our photographers.... Need I say more?
Services Used: Photography, Rentals & Photobooths
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Britaney
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine was great at our wedding!! My husband hates being the center of attention and having his picture taken, she was able to work through all the standard group poses quickly and clear the room for pictures of just us. Christine did great with our very short time frame for pictures after the ceremony, and was involved and able to capture all the fun at our reception. I would and have recommended her to other brides as well as for family portraits.
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marchbride
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Christine filled in for me when my other photographer had to cancel. She was very helpful in working with us on such short notice and worked with our original budget. Christine's photos were also beautiful and truly are a work of art. She captured many beautiful moments that we will cherish forever.
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Andrea Soelter Brock
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine has an amazing eye for great photos!! There are so many great pictures that I'm having a hard time choosing. She fit right into the flow of events and got all of the perfect shots without a moments pause. It was a fabulous day and thanks to Christine, I've got fabulous photos to remind me of every minute!!
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SoonToBeMrsAnderson
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Christine captured every moment in such the perfect way. My husband and I can't say enough about how professional & creative Christine was when it came to both our engagement and wedding photos. We couldn't have asked for more in a photographer! Thanks, Christine for being a part of our wedding day!!!!
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Sara
Wedding:
10/9/2009
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Christine and her assistant recently photographed our wine country wedding in Sonoma, CA and we can't say enough about how wonderful Christine was to work with and the proof is in the incredible photos. She was extremely professional, flexible, and very easy to work with. The quality of photos are astounding and we have received many compliments. Christine's work certainly exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her not only for weddings, but for any special event. She is a pleasure to work with and you won't be disappointed.
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valeriek109
Wedding:
5/3/2008
5.0/5.0
Christine was referred to me by a friend at work. My fiance and I were on a very tight budget. She was more than willing to work with us. She traveled to St. Augustine for the wedding, where we put her up for the night and fed her at the reception to help compensate for her time. She was punctual on the wedding day and easygoing -- we hardly noticed she was there until we saw the beautiful candid photos she took. When it came time to shoot formal poses with our families, she made us laugh by encouraging everyone to scoot close together, "You know, like you like each other," she said. She gave us a DVD of all the images so we could make our own photo album and prints, which also reduced our cost. Overall, working with Christine was a pleasure.
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Marie
Wedding:
4/5/2008
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Christine was incredibly patient, understanding and flexible with us throughout our engagement, wedding and afterward. She was willing to meet us at any time or place for our engagement session, on very short notice. For example, she drove us from Tampa to Clearwater Beach for our engagement photo shoot.
It was also important to her to see the reception hall prior to the wedding, so she visited the reception site in Clearwater prior to our big day.
She understood the many pressures I was under leading up to my wedding, and she worked hard to get us our engagement and wedding pictures quickly. We couldn't be more thrilled with the photos she took. She had a talent for capturing candid, in-the-moment pictures as well as traditional wedding portraits. Our family thought they were the best pictures they had ever seen.
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Corneshia
Wedding:
3/15/2008
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Christine was very professional and provided exceptional photos for my wedding day. Her dedication to making our day extra special was truly appreciated. I would definitely recommend Christine for photogrophs for all occassions.
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Amy
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Christine did an exceptional job capturing the most special moments of our wedding. I've been to weddings in the past where the photographers became obtrusive during the ceremony, distracting guest by blocking their views, moving around too much or making noise. Christine completely blended into the background, and managed to take beautiful pictures of the moments I never want to forget. We are so proud to display the creative candid and posed photographs that she captured.
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