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Margarita Dussan Photography

Bristow , VA
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LOCATION

8895 Stable Forest Place
Bristow, VA US 20136 (map)

PHONE

703-789-4451

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"Margie integrates her love for photography with her professional training to give the client, the subject of her art, an experience that creates long lasting memories.
Her... Read more
"Margie integrates her love for photography with her professional training to give the client, the subject of her art, an experience that creates long lasting memories.
Her photography reflects what she is: perfectionist and caring artist, always looking for something better while digging thru the superficial layers of life to find the essence of the moment." E.D Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
black and white, sepia, color effect on black and white photos
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
softlight, candlelight, indoors, outdoors
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital
How many photographers do you work with?
my packages include a second photographer, but if the couple prefers only one that can be arranged
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
one a day, maybe two per weekend.
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?
my camera and two backups of everything (flash, batteries, memories, etc)
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, same as my hourly rate
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
one, for a meal break
Do you charge for travel?
yes, if the event takes place outside of a 50 miles radius from my office
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
two weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
website gallery for 60 days
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?
files on high resolution CD/DVD
Will images be available for viewing online?
yes

REVIEWS

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Megan
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Margarita was so easy! She has many suggestions and is willing to work with you with anything you want her to do. With your wedding day being so busy it was great to see all the pictures because there were things that you may have missed throughout the day but Margarita captures it all! I would highly recommend Dussan Photography to anyone for there wedding, engagement or family pictures. She did a wondeful job and we are so thrilled with the final outcome! Thanks Margarita!!
Working with Margarita was so easy! She has many suggestions and is willing to work with you with anything you want her to Read more...
Working with Margarita was so easy! She has many suggestions and is willing to work with you with anything you want her to do. With your wedding day being so busy it was great to see all the pictures because there were things that you may have missed throughout the day but Margarita captures it all! I would highly recommend Dussan Photography to anyone for there wedding, engagement or family pictures. She did a wondeful job and we are so thrilled with the final outcome! Thanks Margarita!! Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.8/5.0
Ana did a great job with our wedding. She was very nice and was open to all my photo opp ideas.

Thank you so much!
Carrie Courter
Ana did a great job with our wedding. She was very nice and was open to all my photo opp ideas.

Thank you so Read more...
Ana did a great job with our wedding. She was very nice and was open to all my photo opp ideas.

Thank you so much!
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Jeremy
Wedding:
10/17/2009
4.9/5.0
Ana and her co-photographer did a fabulous job. #1, and most important--the pictures were lovely. We got married in a tent (we hoped for outdoors) on the coldest wettest October day in recent memory (according to the weather service, Arlington hadn't been that cold in October in hundred years, and it was raining for two days prior to our day of rain). So there were a LOT of light challenges for the photographers. We had told them to please not use flashes during the ceremony, but given how funereally dark it was inside, Ana asked if they could use flashes, and they did and they were so professional and so unobtrusive that we didn't even notice them. The photos of the wedding itself were gorgeous. The reception photos and bridal party photos were very good as well. The only thing that didn't go well, and this is a very minor point, is that something went wrong during the reception, so that our group photos didn't happen until long after we announced them. I don't think this was Ana's fault, but she might have been able to take charge of the situation and keep us on schedule better, by overruling the planner or something. I was in a daze, of happiness, so I don't know. Again, my overall evaluation is superb. There are simply NO photos that are missing, and the ones we have are great. So many people have told me our pictures were great, too. She's a genius at the small detail photography, the rings, the flowers, what not. Oh, and the dance photos she got during the reception were wild and wonderful too. Lots of funky moments captured. Also, she drove out to meet with us, even before we signed, and we were impressed from the start with her demeanor. Very professional. Her second photographer was also quite good. We got a very reasonable price for two photogs. We shopped around a bit, and the value we got from Ana was stellar. If we could give her six stars for cost, we would. We recommend her absolutely. Oh, the pics ended up on a lovely webpage, too, for all to see. I was a little disappointed with the high cost of the prints compared to other people's weddings when we purchased photos of ourselves at the reception, but she provided us with hi-res copies for our own use. So it is a bit steep for our friends to buy pics of themselves at the wedding, but hey, that's the breaks.
Ana and her co-photographer did a fabulous job. #1, and most important--the pictures were lovely. We got married in a tent Read more...
Ana and her co-photographer did a fabulous job. #1, and most important--the pictures were lovely. We got married in a tent (we hoped for outdoors) on the coldest wettest October day in recent memory (according to the weather service, Arlington hadn't been that cold in October in hundred years, and it was raining for two days prior to our day of rain). So there were a LOT of light challenges for the photographers. We had told them to please not use flashes during the ceremony, but given how funereally dark it was inside, Ana asked if they could use flashes, and they did and they were so professional and so unobtrusive that we didn't even notice them. The photos of the wedding itself were gorgeous. The reception photos and bridal party photos were very good as well. The only thing that didn't go well, and this is a very minor point, is that something went wrong during the reception, so that our group photos didn't happen until long after we announced them. I don't think this was Ana's fault, but she might have been able to take charge of the situation and keep us on schedule better, by overruling the planner or something. I was in a daze, of happiness, so I don't know. Again, my overall evaluation is superb. There are simply NO photos that are missing, and the ones we have are great. So many people have told me our pictures were great, too. She's a genius at the small detail photography, the rings, the flowers, what not. Oh, and the dance photos she got during the reception were wild and wonderful too. Lots of funky moments captured. Also, she drove out to meet with us, even before we signed, and we were impressed from the start with her demeanor. Very professional. Her second photographer was also quite good. We got a very reasonable price for two photogs. We shopped around a bit, and the value we got from Ana was stellar. If we could give her six stars for cost, we would. We recommend her absolutely. Oh, the pics ended up on a lovely webpage, too, for all to see. I was a little disappointed with the high cost of the prints compared to other people's weddings when we purchased photos of ourselves at the reception, but she provided us with hi-res copies for our own use. So it is a bit steep for our friends to buy pics of themselves at the wedding, but hey, that's the breaks. Read less
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Margarita Dussan Photography responded with the following comments:

Jeremy, thanks for your feedback, I just wanted to clarify a few points. I don't usually interrupt the job of the wedding coordinator, unless the couple has previously arrange it with me. Also, I have changed labs since then and now my print prices are way more affordable. Thanks again for making me part of your day!
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pcor
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Fantastic -- highly recommend!
Fantastic -- highly recommend!
Fantastic -- highly recommend! Read less
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Kelly & Doug
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.6/5.0
Ana was just a great person to work with and someone I could rely upon--before, during, and after the wedding. I hit it off with Ana right away—initially I had a good conversation with her on the phone with her about her style. Then, we met in person to get to know each other and to discuss the specific types of photo shots we would like. She was also very responsive. My husband and I got married in the Spring, which we found out is a very busy season, and we noticed that other vendors were sometimes slow to respond to our questions or requests--not Ana. She was very prompt in returning phone calls and/or emails--in fact she was our most responsive vendor. In addition, she was very flexible and accommodating with our needs. Ana came with another photographer and together we had them for 5 hours, including pre-ceremony, ceremony, and reception. They were on time and blended right in, I didn't even notice them during the ceremony. There are fun photos capturing the day’s events. We would've liked a few more formal wedding shots, but because we talked a lot about candids that might've been something I needed to communicate more clearly. Overall, we are happy with the photo collection and we received a lot of great photos all on a DVD only a week after the wedding! Finally, Ana also worked to make it an affordable package for us. In brief, she was great, the price was fantastic, and the photos were good. Thank you, Ana!
Ana was just a great person to work with and someone I could rely upon--before, during, and after the wedding. I hit it Read more...
Ana was just a great person to work with and someone I could rely upon--before, during, and after the wedding. I hit it off with Ana right away—initially I had a good conversation with her on the phone with her about her style. Then, we met in person to get to know each other and to discuss the specific types of photo shots we would like. She was also very responsive. My husband and I got married in the Spring, which we found out is a very busy season, and we noticed that other vendors were sometimes slow to respond to our questions or requests--not Ana. She was very prompt in returning phone calls and/or emails--in fact she was our most responsive vendor. In addition, she was very flexible and accommodating with our needs. Ana came with another photographer and together we had them for 5 hours, including pre-ceremony, ceremony, and reception. They were on time and blended right in, I didn't even notice them during the ceremony. There are fun photos capturing the day’s events. We would've liked a few more formal wedding shots, but because we talked a lot about candids that might've been something I needed to communicate more clearly. Overall, we are happy with the photo collection and we received a lot of great photos all on a DVD only a week after the wedding! Finally, Ana also worked to make it an affordable package for us. In brief, she was great, the price was fantastic, and the photos were good. Thank you, Ana! Read less
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mari
Wedding:
7/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellet!!!!!!A+++++ Anna is flexible and very professional. When it comes to packages and fees, she is more than willing to work with you. My wedding photos are beautiful. She caputured every moment and as we sit here looking at them, we can relive that moment with what she caputured. I am so happy to have chosen her as our wedding photographer. I highly recommend her services.
Excellet!!!!!!A+++++ Anna is flexible and very professional. When it comes to packages and fees, she is more than willing Read more...
Excellet!!!!!!A+++++ Anna is flexible and very professional. When it comes to packages and fees, she is more than willing to work with you. My wedding photos are beautiful. She caputured every moment and as we sit here looking at them, we can relive that moment with what she caputured. I am so happy to have chosen her as our wedding photographer. I highly recommend her services. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Margarita was a PLEASURE to work with! She captured all the joy, laughter, and smiles of our special day. Margarita arrived to the venues early to scout the best lighting and background for our photos. We LOVE sharing our pictures and have received nothing but positive comments! Margarita is a true pro and it is a pleasure to recommend her!
Margarita was a PLEASURE to work with! She captured all the joy, laughter, and smiles of our special day. Margarita Read more...
Margarita was a PLEASURE to work with! She captured all the joy, laughter, and smiles of our special day. Margarita arrived to the venues early to scout the best lighting and background for our photos. We LOVE sharing our pictures and have received nothing but positive comments! Margarita is a true pro and it is a pleasure to recommend her! Read less
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crivera01
Wedding:
7/22/2006
5.0/5.0
Ana's photography is beautiful. I would recommend her to anyone.
Ana's photography is beautiful. I would recommend her to anyone.
Ana's photography is beautiful. I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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