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IRIS Photography and Videography

Santa Ana , CA
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LOCATION

204 N. Bush St.
Santa Ana, CA US 92701 (map)

PHONE

714-376-3146

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ABOUT US

Quality - Creativity - Innovation

My wedding day is one of my most cherished memories. It was the day I stood in front of family and friends and declared my love to my best... Read more
Quality - Creativity - Innovation

My wedding day is one of my most cherished memories. It was the day I stood in front of family and friends and declared my love to my best friend. We laughed, we cried, we danced our butts off. Now, 7 years later that was they day I loved my wife the least. Today, through the magic of photos and video, my wife and I, along with our 2 beautiful children, can look back on that day which marked the beginning of our legacy for our future generations.

I wish to create those same memories that you yourself will treasure in the years to come. Please take a moment to check out my website and if you have any questions please feel free to email or call me directly. I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you on your wedding day.

Tommy Shimanek
Iris Media Group, LLC


714-376-3146

irismediagroupllc@gmail.com

www.irisphotovideo.com







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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, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
With 13 years of experience in over 700 events, I've shot in all types of lighting situations from natural light to various interior lighting schemes and extreme low light.
Is your media preference film or digital?
I shoot exclusively in digital. This allows me to take as many photos and poses as I want and to deliver them all to you in digital form, which allows for hundreds of possibilities from albums to prints to almost anything you can think of to display your photos, including posting on Facebook.
How many photographers do you work with?
Iris Media Group has one primary photographer, Ryan, in addition to myself. Both of us are included in samples on our website and our Wedding Wire page.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We cannot guarantee a specific photographer. But we can guarantee you quality and experience.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
As Iris offers full day coverage, one photographer would not be double booked in the same day. They could have more than one event in a weekend, but never more than two days in a row.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, the benefit of having multiple photographers is that we can be backup for each other in case of an emergency. In addition to myself and Ryan who typically are sent out on shoots, we have other experienced colleagues that we work with that will step in during emergencies if needed.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Each photographer will have two state of the art digital SLR camera bodies, along with a variety of professional lenses, from wide angle to fixed to telephoto. They will also carry at least one high quality flash with diffuser for use in a variety of lighting situations.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have two cameras and a variety of lenses so that if the primary camera or any of the lenses malfunction, we have a backup.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Iris provides full day coverage to capture all the important events on your day without worrying about hours.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Photographers will take short breaks as needed, but have no set break times, and will only leave in between events. Typically, a meal is required to be served at the same time as your other guests. It is requested that the photographer(s) get to eat first so that they can eat quickly and prepare for the next events on your day.
Do you charge for travel?
Travel fees may apply outside Orange or LA Counties.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Digital online proofing is available approximately 4-6 weeks after the wedding day.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
The digital proofs are offered in an online gallery where you can review your photos, order prints, and share with family and friends.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The online gallery will remain up for at least a year.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
We retain the rights to the photos, but you may use them for any personal, non-profit use, including printing. We can provide this permission in writing if you would like, and it is also stated in our contract.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, all digital files are given to you on USB drive. This includes all the edited photos, as well as every other photo taken on the day.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, all edited photos are posted in an online gallery where you can review your photos, order prints, and share with family and friends.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We offer several album types, including flush mount and matted albums. Please contact us or see our website for more details.
When will the client get the final album?
The album will be sent to you via an online proofing system approximately 8-10 weeks after your wedding where you can review each page and request changes.

INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form, Storytelling, Traditional
What do your packages include?
Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
I run a studio out of my home.
Do you offer demo DVDs for potential clients to look at?
We have several completed weddings you can look at when you come to our office. Additionally, you can view complete highlight videos on our website.
Do you have lighting equipment to accommodate a more dimly-lit event?
Yes, we do carry adjustable lights that can be mounted on our cameras (similar to a flash) to capture dimly lit events. The lights are adjustable so we don't blind your guests and only use as much light as needed.
How many videographers do you work with?
Iris Media Group has one primary videographer, Kayvon, in addition to myself. Both of us are included in samples on our website and our Wedding Wire page.
Does the client get to meet the videographers before the event?
Absolutely. I work closely with my couples from start to finish.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
We cannot guarantee a specific videographer. But we can guarantee you quality and experience.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
As Iris offers full day coverage, one videographer would not be double booked in the same day. They could have more than one event in a weekend, but never more than two days in a row.
Do you have a replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the event day?
Yes, the benefit of having multiple videographers is that we can be backup for each other in case of an emergency. In addition to myself and Kayvon who typically are sent out on shoots, we have other experienced colleagues that we work with that will step in during emergencies if needed.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Each videographer carries two state of the art digital SLR camera bodies, along with a variety of professional lenses, from wide angle to fixed to telephoto. Additionally, they carry lighting equipment, sound recording equipment (including wireless mics for the ceremony), and tripods.
Do you bring backup equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
We have two cameras and a variety of lenses so that if the primary camera or any of the lenses malfunction, we have a backup.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Videographers will take short breaks as needed, but have no set break times, and will only leave in between events. Typically, a meal is required to be served at the same time as your other guests. It is requested that the videographer(s) get to eat first so that they can eat quickly and prepare for the next events on your day.
Do you charge overtime?
No. Iris provides full day coverage to capture all the important events on your day without worrying about hours.
Do you give access to your raw footage?
Our DVDs include all of the important footage from your wedding day. The footage not included in the highlight video in its entirety will be broken up throughout the DVD in the "Special Features" section. There you can watch the full version of the ceremony, additional reception footage, toasts, interviews, and anything else that was not included in the Highlight Video. The only things cut out are wild camera movements, setting shots, and duplicate footage.
Do you reserve the right to use the video in the future for deals, contents, etc.?
We retain the rights to the video, but you may use your video for any personal nonprofit use.
Is the client involved in the editing process? If so, how much input does the client have in editing?
The most important influence you have on your final wedding video is your music selections. The music sets the tone for the editor and helps communicate your style. Additionally, any comments or suggestions you have for your video can be communicated beforehand.
How long does it take for the client to get the final video?
The video will be completed approximately 8-10 weeks after the wedding day if music selections and all other editing information is completed by client by the wedding day.

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Tony
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Everything was awesome! couldn't of asked for a better/easier person to work with. All the videos and photos turned out amazing! Totally recommend them for anyones wedding if you want a professional job done. I'll definitely be recommending them for any of our friends weddings as well.
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Alina
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Wedding Videography can get really expensive. When my now husband and I starting looking for a videographer for our wedding day we needed it someone that was affordable but with good quality. We made an appointment with Tommy and he show us samples of videos that his company had shot in the past. We liked their work and we decided it that they would be the ones to capture one of the greatest moments in our life. We are very pleased with the results. They have an easy payment system and the results are great. We just got our short video and we loved it. We cannot wait to see the entire video!!!! We recommend Tommy and his team for your event.
Services Used: Videography
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Ivana
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Tommy is by far the best photographer and videographer in OC!

He was so friendly and excited to hear about the initial engagement and wedding plans. In talking to Tommy, he really got to know myself and my husband Trevor. He got a feel for what our personalities were like and that came to life in the pictures and video.

Tommy is very affordable and the quality of his work is genius! No one else can compare.

When Tommy was at the wedding, he was so friendly and he knew which moments to capture. He didn't miss anything. He is so flexible.

I will never forget our intimate photo session after the ceremony. Tommy made my husband and I feel so comfortable and natural. Heck, we even forgot he was there from time to time, because we would get so lost in the moment. It shows in our photos. That's the kind of photographer he is.

When my husband and I finally received our pictures, we both cried. Our families and friends could not stop raving about them. My wedding day was a blur, but the moment i saw the pictures, i started making connections :)

and when Tommy sent us our highlight video, OMG, we cried even more. I must have watched it 20 times in one day because each time there was something new! The music, the moments he selected, everything about the video just made me feel like we had the best wedding in the world. The video felt like us. My husband and I would not do anything differently, and it's all because of Tommy.

I could go on and on about Tommy and his team.

Tommy if you're reading this, I just want to let you know that you have a gift. Thank you for creating the most magical moments for us in still and motion pictures. Without you, I don't think I would be feeling this excited and proud of everything my husband I put into the wedding planning to make sure that our guests would have fun and that our wedding would be remembered forever.

Trevor and I are forever in your debt.
Our wedding was in the perfect hands.
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Lindsey
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We didn't really know what to expect with a wedding photographer but we more then pleasantly surprised. Our photographer was a perfect combination of personal and professional. He made the picture taking process fun, quick, and efficient . He got so many unique and beautiful pictures.
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Shamera
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I originally had a photographer for my wedding but two days prior had to go on a search for a new one. I called eight different photographers before I came across Tommy at IMG. He was prompted, courteous and professional. He understood and was very empathetic to my situation. His partner Ryan changed his schedule to take my booking because I he wanted to make sure I had a wonderful day. I loved the way the pictures came out and am grateful for the job they did. I would recommend them to any bride who is looking for a great photographer at a wonderful price.
Services Used: Photography
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Sana
Wedding:
12/28/2012
4.5/5.0
Tommy was great! He edited the pictures just right, not overdone but to the point that they looked professional. He was punctual at all three events that he was photographing for our wedding. Looking at the pictures was a delight, angles, lighting, editing...everything was just on point. I will be definitely recommending him to others.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They did a great job! We love our pictures, couldn't be happier!
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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Rebecca
Wedding:
12/2/2012
4.6/5.0
I worked with Thomas and I am in LOVE with my wedding video. Before selecting Iris, I met with a few other videographers, but I am very picky when it comes to videography and photography. I remember meeting with videographers and in my head thinking, "this shot is strange, the sound is terrible, the bride isn't even in focus." They had so many mistakes. When I met with Thomas, I went with my mom and my sister, and we watched video after video just so entertained--and we didn't even know these people, and yet we weren't focusing on the cinematography itself, we were taken into the stories of each of these couples! He is such an artist-not only with filming, but editing as well. His talent is beyond what I had expected I could get with a wedding videographer.

I didn't have a huge budget, but he was willing to work with me in getting the package I needed for the budget I had. He was also very flexible with providing materials-he has been so helpful to us even long after we paid the bill. He never tried to convince me into getting a bigger package than what I needed-in fact, when I asked his honest opinion, he told me because my wedding was smaller, I didn't need 2 videographers all day. I would recommend this company to ANY bride. He truly takes his job seriously, and provides only the best for each couple. I will always be happy with the decision I made to hire Iris Videography, and each time I watch the video, I can relive the joy of that beautiful day for years to come. I can't wait to show this video to our kids someday. :)
Services Used: Videography
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Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Initially my husband and I were going to skip on videography but decided with the advice of our relative that it was worth the investment.

In the end we are so thankful and happy with our decision as there are indeed so many things the day of you miss as the bride and groom that photography alone cannot capture. Tommy was so easy to work with and went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the final product. He captured our personalities so well in the style of filming and suggestions on music and that is truly a testimony to his talent and artistic capabilities.

The only thing I do regret which is something my husband and I take fault on is not requesting more guest comments and making it a point during the reception to encourage your guests to give them :). However, Tommy was able to get the key people -parents, bridal party which we are so thankful he did!.

Thank you Iris Media Group for capturing our special day. It will never come back and we are so thrilled that we will be able to relive it in the years to come. Thank you again for making that possible! You are truly a gem in the wedding industry.
Services Used: Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If you are debating whether to hire a videographer or not, DEFINITELY do it! It was the best decision I made for the wedding and I really couldn't be happier with the product. If I had looked Tommy up before I had hired my photographer, I would have hired him for both my photographer and videographer. Tommy has a great vision and is extremely creative. He is accommodating and responds to calls/emails very quickly. He is also very likeable and easy to get along with. The DVD that he made for me and my husband is of great quality and the DVD box itself is unique. Tommy is definitely the way to go.
Services Used: Videography
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Deena
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I searched the Internet for weeks Looking for the best deal I could get for a Photographer I found Affordableevent.com and Liked what I saw and the Price called Tommy he responded right away with my questions and was avaliable for my Daughters wedding Date. I also Had a Meeting with Tommy to meet him and to discuss some specific photo shots that I wanted done. He was excited to try them out. The wedding Day came he was on time and he Worked his butt off all Day and Night. everything went smoothly and the photos came out AWESOME! He has my Daughter's photos on his website Shaya & Reid's Wedding if you would like to see them I would recommend Tommy's services to anyone or friend or Family. Thanks Tommy for all your Hard work Your the Best!
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Andrea
Wedding:
12/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I am very happy with my choice to have Iris do my wedding video. Tommy was really friendly and did a superb job on catching the footage and editing the final video. This is a very high quality wedding videographer for an affordable price. Tommy and the second shooter were both prompt, and were easy to deal with. Tommy was also very flexible with the timing of payment. I highly recommend getting you wedding video taped to begin with, and this company is a great choice.
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Sol
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
There were a few things that people kept telling us that we needed to have at our wedding and a videographer was one of them. We were not sure about getting one but i wanted to talk to a few people and see how their videos were. After looking through Tommy's website and saw a few of his videos I had to set up an appointment with him, i was very impressed by the work that was displayed on his website that i had to find out if this was for real!

After talking with Tommy, i was convinced that he was the person to do our wedding, all i had to do was talk my husband (then fiance) into wanting a videographer as much as I did- especially after talking with Tommy, he was so calm and spoke in detail about the whole process and what we should expect the day and the night of the wedding.

As we got closer to the day we kept in contact with Tommy, I will tell you because I was in San Diego and always busy we never actually met until the morning of the wedding but i was confident that Tommy would do a great job. He was the one that ended up with the girls as we were getting ready- I never felt like he was demanding- telling us to do things over and over again and i never felt like he was not there to capture all the moments, he knew exactly what he was doing and the different shots he was taking.

When we finally received the video- we felt that we got more that what we paid for, between the florist and the video these were two of the best vendors we could have asked for but the video was the best way to capture the days moments especially because we had Tommy and Iris Photography there. If you are on the fence about a videographer for your wedding- just do it but make sure to get Tommy to shoot your wedding, you will not regret it!

I actually find myself watching that video at least once a month, and all the people that have seen it always mention what a great job Tommy did on the videography.

Thanks Tommy!
Services Used: Videography
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Caroline
Wedding:
8/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding video was outstanding and services were great. Our ceremony and 5 hr reception was condensed into a 25 minute video but captured all the important moments for our big day. The blu-ray video gives viewers the option of watching the condensed version of our wedding or watch the extended versions of each facet of our wedding. I am just regretful that i didnt contract with Iris for our photograhy. I would totally recommend Iris to future bridesmaids. Iris exceeded our needs.
Services Used: Videography

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