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Dia Rao Photography

Mill Valley , CA
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LOCATION

254 Miller Avenue
Mill Valley , CA US 94941 (map)

PHONE

888-222-5982

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ABOUT US

We specialize in creative, artistic, unique photography. A blend of modern romanticism, contemporary poses, casual and vintage style, and focus on making you look absolutely fabulous!!... Read more
We specialize in creative, artistic, unique photography. A blend of modern romanticism, contemporary poses, casual and vintage style, and focus on making you look absolutely fabulous!! We have a boutique studio based in Mill Valley, california, but photograph weddings and events all over California and abroad. We especially enjoy the beautiful golden light of Napa, Sonoma, and the surrounding areas, the modern lights and textures of some of the city's best venues, and the warm golden Santa Barbara sunsets. We also have affordable destination packages, for Mexico, Hawaii and beyond.

But consider contacting us for more details about how we capture the exquisite natural beauty and real emotion of your day in a relaxed and comfortable approach, as well as making you look drop dead gorgeous..... Because what woman doesn't want to look fabulous on her wedding day.

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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, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I've worked in all situations. Comfortable in bright sunlight, to dim light banquet halls. I have years of photography training in all types of lighting.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I photograph in digital. You get the benefits of my creativity that way.
How many photographers do you work with?
I always work with a highly trained 2nd photographer. For events requiring more coverage we can add a 3rd.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
All weddings you book with me, I will be there!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have an emergency preparedness system in place for all events. I'd be happy to explain. However, so far, I've never had to use it.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two camera bodies, 3 Flashes, 5 L-series Lenses, and a ton of extra goodies.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We always have 3-4 cameras on site with us at each wedding.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
All packages include 8 hours of coverage, however additional hours can be added to any wedding day.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Additional coverage is $250 per hour, including both myself and 2nd photographer.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We usually prefer to eat when your guests are served. That way we don't get any awkward food moments.
Do you charge for travel?
No additional travel for all events within 2 hours of the Bay Area.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Wedding photos are released 5-6 weeks from your wedding date.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online viewing and ordering, and additional proofing choices in each package.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
yes
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?
Digital Negatives are kept on site for 2 years from your wedding date.
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Contemporary Flush Mount Silk and Leather Albums, Coffee Table Books, and Traditional Leather Matted Albums
When will the client get the final album?
Final Books arrive 6 weeks after layout approval. Layouts will be sent 2 weeks after client selection of images.

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argj
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Incredible photographer! We looked at many and fell in love with Dia's work instantly. She has a great personality and is easy to get along with. We did our engagement pictures in Sonoma in a few locations with different styles and the pictures came our wonderful. Our wedding was at Stanford University and we were equally happy with them. Her assistant Jessica was also great! Dia truly captures the moment! We look forward to having her capture our future memories.
Incredible photographer! We looked at many and fell in love with Dia's work instantly. She has a great personality and is Read more...
Incredible photographer! We looked at many and fell in love with Dia's work instantly. She has a great personality and is easy to get along with. We did our engagement pictures in Sonoma in a few locations with different styles and the pictures came our wonderful. Our wedding was at Stanford University and we were equally happy with them. Her assistant Jessica was also great! Dia truly captures the moment! We look forward to having her capture our future memories. Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Dia gave us images that we will treasure forever. She was such a delight to work with and remained flexible throughout the planning process. We will reccommend her for all of our friends weddings and can't wait for another opportunity to work with her again. On the wedding day she was able to capture things that i didnt even know were happening and looking through the photos i am amazed at how she was almost everywhere all at once. We are so grateful for her beautiful work - she made us look great!
Dia gave us images that we will treasure forever. She was such a delight to work with and remained flexible throughout the Read more...
Dia gave us images that we will treasure forever. She was such a delight to work with and remained flexible throughout the planning process. We will reccommend her for all of our friends weddings and can't wait for another opportunity to work with her again. On the wedding day she was able to capture things that i didnt even know were happening and looking through the photos i am amazed at how she was almost everywhere all at once. We are so grateful for her beautiful work - she made us look great! Read less
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kcwino
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.6/5.0
Extremely talented team of photographers! Great eye for detail and unique style. Can't wait to get our pictures back!
Extremely talented team of photographers! Great eye for detail and unique style. Can't wait to get our pictures back!
Extremely talented team of photographers! Great eye for detail and unique style. Can't wait to get our pictures back! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Dia was helpful, professional, prompt, and all around amazing. I did a lot of research before booking Dia for my wedding and was really impressed by the images she had on her website, it was exactly the kind of style that I was looking for. She has a great personality which makes it really easy to relax in front of the camera, and she and her assistant really captured the look and feel of our wedding without being intrusive. The cost of the package that I chose was about average with other comparable photographers, but I would highly recommend Dia to any brides because she was such a pleasure to work with.
Dia was helpful, professional, prompt, and all around amazing. I did a lot of research before booking Dia for my wedding Read more...
Dia was helpful, professional, prompt, and all around amazing. I did a lot of research before booking Dia for my wedding and was really impressed by the images she had on her website, it was exactly the kind of style that I was looking for. She has a great personality which makes it really easy to relax in front of the camera, and she and her assistant really captured the look and feel of our wedding without being intrusive. The cost of the package that I chose was about average with other comparable photographers, but I would highly recommend Dia to any brides because she was such a pleasure to work with. Read less
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KamiJo20@aol.com
Wedding:
5/31/2008
3.2/5.0
They were a great photographer to work with. They traveled over 60 miles to come meet with me. I was the first wedding the photographer had done and she was excellent, although we never ended up with a good photo of just the groom and I. The downfall came when I had to wait almost 3 months for my proofs and digital set of negatives.
They were a great photographer to work with. They traveled over 60 miles to come meet with me. I was the first wedding the Read more...
They were a great photographer to work with. They traveled over 60 miles to come meet with me. I was the first wedding the photographer had done and she was excellent, although we never ended up with a good photo of just the groom and I. The downfall came when I had to wait almost 3 months for my proofs and digital set of negatives. Read less
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