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Hoot Media

Richmond , VA
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105 N. 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219 US (map)

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804-396-3983

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ABOUT US

I love fun-loving carefree couples that want to spend their wedding day being silly, in-love, and happy. I want to be there to share in your joy and love and capture every second of your... Read more
I love fun-loving carefree couples that want to spend their wedding day being silly, in-love, and happy. I want to be there to share in your joy and love and capture every second of your REAL wedding with my cameras. I would love to meet with you both at my downtown RVA studio and see if we click!

Stephanie Slatner

Hoot Media Owner/Photographer Read less
Photography

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have experience and have taken many courses in all different lighting situations from pictures in complete nighttime darkness, well-lit and dark receptions, churches that don't allow flash, and many other settings!
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
3-4 on average - I have a range of second shooters that I work with often so I have someone available for each wedding. I also have a videographer on staff as well!
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
YES.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Sometimes I do book more than one wedding on a weekend but only if there is ample time for me to recover, clear and charge all my equipment, and give my 150% to each and every bride and groom on their special day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes. I always have two backups in place for each wedding in case of an emergency.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
I have All Canon Equipment - I carry 4 camera bodies with me and an array of lenses and flashes to use during and as backup.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
YES! You would be crazy not to. Things go wrong sometimes and without backup equipment I would not be able to properly give you coverage of your day.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have options for both. Most people choose our 8 hour full day package.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, and they are anywhere from $125-$175 per hour depending on the number of photographers needed
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I do not require a meal but it is certainly appreciated. We usually eat while guests are eating since we do not shoot during that time for the comfort level and respect to our guests.
Do you charge for travel?
Above 40-60 miles I do sometimes charge a travel fee. But I try to work with my brides so I don't have to do so.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually sneak peeks are up the same night and pictures are done within 1-2 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
They are in an online gallery - they will eventually be delivered on a custom wooden engraved USB drive.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online gallery stays up at least 3 months.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes but all clients get full printing rights.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes unless other arrangements have been made per the contract.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes - digital files of all edited images.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer an array of albums but most go with our 12x12 leather flat bound album package that comes with 2 6x6 or 8x8 parent albums.
When will the client get the final album?
Withing 6-8 weeks after the album design has been approved.

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Michaela
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
For me, one of the most important vendors was photography. Stephanie was such a great find, not only was she extremely professional, but she was very easy going and fun to work with! She blended in the crowd and took natural shots. She is very patient and did an awesome job of capturing our wedding from beginning to end and all the special moments in between. Our pictures are more than we ever dreamed of having and the quality of them is simply superb.
For me, one of the most important vendors was photography. Stephanie was such a great find, not only was she extremely Read more...
For me, one of the most important vendors was photography. Stephanie was such a great find, not only was she extremely professional, but she was very easy going and fun to work with! She blended in the crowd and took natural shots. She is very patient and did an awesome job of capturing our wedding from beginning to end and all the special moments in between. Our pictures are more than we ever dreamed of having and the quality of them is simply superb. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/4/2014
4.7/5.0
The pictures from my wedding are beautiful. Looking at them reminds me of what a fantastic day we had, which is what I think wedding pictures are supposed to do! Stephanie Slatner was always very quick to respond to my questions and emails. She was very professional at the wedding, and brought along a fantastic second shooter too! I couldn't be more pleased!
The pictures from my wedding are beautiful. Looking at them reminds me of what a fantastic day we had, which is what I Read more...
The pictures from my wedding are beautiful. Looking at them reminds me of what a fantastic day we had, which is what I think wedding pictures are supposed to do! Stephanie Slatner was always very quick to respond to my questions and emails. She was very professional at the wedding, and brought along a fantastic second shooter too! I couldn't be more pleased! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Stephanie! From our engagement session to our wedding day, we have the most amazing pictures. On our big day Stephanie and Sarah took better pictures than we could have imagined! We have our favorite memories captures in pictures and couldn't be happier! We could not recommend hoot media higher! Thanks!
We loved working with Stephanie! From our engagement session to our wedding day, we have the most amazing pictures. On our Read more...
We loved working with Stephanie! From our engagement session to our wedding day, we have the most amazing pictures. On our big day Stephanie and Sarah took better pictures than we could have imagined! We have our favorite memories captures in pictures and couldn't be happier! We could not recommend hoot media higher! Thanks! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Stephanie! You know how some people just love there job and you can tell? She is one of them. We had her do our engagement session, a boudoir session (gift for my husband), and our wedding. When she says that she can get your family photos quick she can! She also has a way of just making you feel comfortable as your getting your photos taking which is sometimes difficult for me. We love the photos! She also has a way of catching who you are on film and not looking posed. When we were choosing a photographer this was one of the first things we noticed in her albums and what we have in all our photos! She also went above and beyond on our wedding day and helped keep us on track when the person we thought was going to act as our day of was not to be seen. Definitely check her out you won't regret it and she will make your day a joy!
We LOVE Stephanie! You know how some people just love there job and you can tell? She is one of them. We had her do our Read more...
We LOVE Stephanie! You know how some people just love there job and you can tell? She is one of them. We had her do our engagement session, a boudoir session (gift for my husband), and our wedding. When she says that she can get your family photos quick she can! She also has a way of just making you feel comfortable as your getting your photos taking which is sometimes difficult for me. We love the photos! She also has a way of catching who you are on film and not looking posed. When we were choosing a photographer this was one of the first things we noticed in her albums and what we have in all our photos! She also went above and beyond on our wedding day and helped keep us on track when the person we thought was going to act as our day of was not to be seen. Definitely check her out you won't regret it and she will make your day a joy! Read less
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Hoot Media responded with the following comments:

Thank you Julie and Ryan! It was a PLEASURE to be there for your day and your love is evident in every photo whether you knew I was taking one or not!! I love you guys and wish you all the best!! (Now bring me some babies someday ok!?) ;)
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Stephanie did such an amazing job taking engagement photos with my fiance and I. We were a little nervous about it, but she made us feel really comfortable and got some AMAZING shots! Everything was very natural and easy, and she definitely guided us along to get pictures that we would have never thought to take! She is super talented and professional, and she got amazing lighting on some of the shots - her editing skills really made everything perfect! I definitely would like to hire her for our wedding - she was sooo awesome!
Stephanie did such an amazing job taking engagement photos with my fiance and I. We were a little nervous about it, but Read more...
Stephanie did such an amazing job taking engagement photos with my fiance and I. We were a little nervous about it, but she made us feel really comfortable and got some AMAZING shots! Everything was very natural and easy, and she definitely guided us along to get pictures that we would have never thought to take! She is super talented and professional, and she got amazing lighting on some of the shots - her editing skills really made everything perfect! I definitely would like to hire her for our wedding - she was sooo awesome! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Stephanie and Hoot Media are amazing to work with! Stephanie and Sarah shot our wedding this past August in Fairfax, VA. They did a great job of not only catching all of the formal photos we wanted but they also got some great candids of everyone having a great time. They were organized, responsive to suggestions, professional and a great addition to the fun. Not only that, the use of social media and the sneak peaks of the pictures almost instantly after the wedding were beyond expectation. Stephanie and Sarah were so great I had friends soliciting their services for their own wedding right there on the dance floor! Highly reccomended!
Stephanie and Hoot Media are amazing to work with! Stephanie and Sarah shot our wedding this past August in Fairfax, VA. Read more...
Stephanie and Hoot Media are amazing to work with! Stephanie and Sarah shot our wedding this past August in Fairfax, VA. They did a great job of not only catching all of the formal photos we wanted but they also got some great candids of everyone having a great time. They were organized, responsive to suggestions, professional and a great addition to the fun. Not only that, the use of social media and the sneak peaks of the pictures almost instantly after the wedding were beyond expectation. Stephanie and Sarah were so great I had friends soliciting their services for their own wedding right there on the dance floor! Highly reccomended! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
7/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We are SO HAPPY with the beautiful pictures that Stephanie took for our wedding! She was so professional from start to finish and really LISTENED to the styles/types of pictures we desired for our wedding. She did an AMAZING job capturing so many moments, all so naturally with the best light and backdrops…just perfect! Her pictures were also incredibly flattering and we can’t stop smiling at the wonderful night she captured for us! Thank you Stephanie for your generosity and giving us such a wonderful gift with your photography!
We are SO HAPPY with the beautiful pictures that Stephanie took for our wedding! She was so professional from start to Read more...
We are SO HAPPY with the beautiful pictures that Stephanie took for our wedding! She was so professional from start to finish and really LISTENED to the styles/types of pictures we desired for our wedding. She did an AMAZING job capturing so many moments, all so naturally with the best light and backdrops…just perfect! Her pictures were also incredibly flattering and we can’t stop smiling at the wonderful night she captured for us! Thank you Stephanie for your generosity and giving us such a wonderful gift with your photography! Read less
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Hoot Media responded with the following comments:

Thank you both so much for having me to be a part of your special day. It was an honor to work for you and I am so happy you both love the images!
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Dane
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!

I have nothing but good things to say about Stephanie. The pictures she shot at our wedding were amazing! I could not believe she snapped as many pictures as she did considering we ended up with 1247. It was super hard getting that down to 150 for the album, because she did such a wonderful job. I'm recommending her to anyone who needs a photographer and we will be doing repeat business with her.

We're so thankful that you were able to share our special moment with us Stephanie.

Big Props to Sarah 2 :)
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!

I have nothing but good things to say about Stephanie. The pictures she shot at our Read more...
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!

I have nothing but good things to say about Stephanie. The pictures she shot at our wedding were amazing! I could not believe she snapped as many pictures as she did considering we ended up with 1247. It was super hard getting that down to 150 for the album, because she did such a wonderful job. I'm recommending her to anyone who needs a photographer and we will be doing repeat business with her.

We're so thankful that you were able to share our special moment with us Stephanie.

Big Props to Sarah 2 :) Read less
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Hoot Media responded with the following comments:

Thanks to you both!! It was a beautiful day and couldn't have been more perfect weather, people, and venue. You are both beautiful inside and out and I can't wait to meet your new little addition!! =)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Stephanie is AWESOME!! A co-worker shared her name with us after she had used Hoot Media for her wedding. My partner and I scheduled an appointment with Stephanie to talk about what we wanted and if it was possible for her to do two separate dates (we had our ceremony if February and our celebration with family and friends is in April). She was totally on board with it. Before we drove away from her studio we knew she was the photographer for us! Our wedding day was perfect and Stephanie and Sarah helped to make it even more perfect! They traveled to D.C. for the ceremony and rode around in the limo with our crazy friends so that we could jump out and get some pictures at different locations around the city. Stephanie’s laid back style made us feel comfortable which helped make the entire day more enjoyable. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with her!!
Stephanie is AWESOME!! A co-worker shared her name with us after she had used Hoot Media for her wedding. My partner and I Read more...
Stephanie is AWESOME!! A co-worker shared her name with us after she had used Hoot Media for her wedding. My partner and I scheduled an appointment with Stephanie to talk about what we wanted and if it was possible for her to do two separate dates (we had our ceremony if February and our celebration with family and friends is in April). She was totally on board with it. Before we drove away from her studio we knew she was the photographer for us! Our wedding day was perfect and Stephanie and Sarah helped to make it even more perfect! They traveled to D.C. for the ceremony and rode around in the limo with our crazy friends so that we could jump out and get some pictures at different locations around the city. Stephanie’s laid back style made us feel comfortable which helped make the entire day more enjoyable. I can’t say enough good things about our experience with her!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We actually used a different photographer for our wedding and the pictures turned out HORRIBLE. People were cut in half, you couldn’t see everyone’s face in the group photos, and not to mention he only took 3 photos of me and my husband together alone! So I decided that we should do a day after shoot and get some good pictures of me and my husband. So I contacted Stephanie and she was all over it. She fit us in her schedule in no time and had a hair and make-up contact which I used and I must say I think I looked better at the after shoot then the day of. It rained on the wedding day so my hair didn’t last very long. Stephanie knew what positions we should stand in to make the picture turn out the best ever it if felt a little awkward doing it. She knew what places would make the best backdrops. And all the photos turned out amazing so I am so thankful we decided to hire her!!
We actually used a different photographer for our wedding and the pictures turned out HORRIBLE. People were cut in half, Read more...
We actually used a different photographer for our wedding and the pictures turned out HORRIBLE. People were cut in half, you couldn’t see everyone’s face in the group photos, and not to mention he only took 3 photos of me and my husband together alone! So I decided that we should do a day after shoot and get some good pictures of me and my husband. So I contacted Stephanie and she was all over it. She fit us in her schedule in no time and had a hair and make-up contact which I used and I must say I think I looked better at the after shoot then the day of. It rained on the wedding day so my hair didn’t last very long. Stephanie knew what positions we should stand in to make the picture turn out the best ever it if felt a little awkward doing it. She knew what places would make the best backdrops. And all the photos turned out amazing so I am so thankful we decided to hire her!! Read less
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Hoot Media responded with the following comments:

You guys rocked that session and looked amazing thanks to Beauty by Brittany! Thanks again for trusting me to make your day more memorable!!

DEALS

Free Engagement Session on Location with Wedding Booking
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Redeem In-Store   $150 Value
Free engagement shoot for the wedding couple with booking of a full day wedding and secured non-refundable deposit. Please email or call for more information stephanie@hoot-media.com 804-396-3983

Available to the first 25 couples
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