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Melissa Volkman

CA
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CA US
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Photography

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, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Professional, highly skilled hand editing of each photo. I do not batch edit nor do I send my photos off to another retoucher. Retouching and caring for your photos is my passion and I ensure that each and every photo is beautifully enhanced.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, in both studio and natural lighting, indoor and outdoor, low light to extreme conditions, I am confident in my photography and photo enhancement/photoshop knowledge and skills.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital.
How many photographers do you work with?
Myself. However, a second photographer can be provided upon request.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely 100%.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No, I always plan accordingly. One event per day and I am always prepared for the day to last longer than expected, if needed.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I do not become unavailable for an event that I book. I am 100% committed to photography, my clients, and my clients' events.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Nikons, dual memory cards/slots for overage on each camera, back up cameras, back up memory cards, and back up batteries.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I offer hourly and full day packages.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Absolutely. The hourly rate will depend on the package purchased.
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 that my clients provide me with a meal. I bring my own meal and generally require a 15 minute break.
Do you charge for travel?
Depending on the distance. If you're located within California, I generally do not require a traveling fee, but please inquire.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Generally around 4 weeks, maybe sooner depending on how many photos are taken and how long/short the coverage length is.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Clients will receive a link and password to a beautiful gallery including all of their images for viewing. Also includes options to share on social media sites, to share with friends and families, purchase prints, etc.
 
 Your photographs are professionally printed on the finest archival quality paper using top of the line printing technology to ensure longevity and durability and is personally delivered to you in beautiful boutique styled packaging.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
30 days.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Shared.
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?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Clients will receive a link and password to a beautiful gallery including all of their images for viewing. Also includes options to share on social media sites, to share with friends and families, purchase prints, etc.
 
 Your photographs are professionally printed on the finest archival quality paper using top of the line printing technology to ensure longevity and durability and is personally delivered to you in beautiful boutique styled packaging.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Stunning signature albums, Leather bounds, Linen bounds, flush mounts and more. Also, your photographs are professionally printed on the finest archival quality paper using top of the line printing technology to ensure longevity and durability and is personally delivered to you in beautiful boutique styled packaging.
When will the client get the final album?
Around 2-4 weeks after the order is placed.

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Lovina
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.9/5.0
We found Melissa via Craigslist as we decided to have a photographer at our wedding at the last minute. We didn't have time to ask for referrals and meet several people before the wedding.

While we were nervous using someone we had never met or had any recommendations for, we ended up with the most beautiful wedding photos we could have hoped for.

Melissa was incredibly responsive when I first contacted her. She responded immediately to every email I sent. We were able to meet before the wedding where she looked at the venue and tested out the lighting for shots she knew she wanted to take. Again, I was nervous because we didn't have time to really review what we wanted ... yet on the day of the wedding, she somehow managed to capture the most precious shots. And the best part is she caught many of these shots of our family and friends ... scenes we weren't able to see for ourselves since we were busy trying to talk to everyone who attended.

She has a lovely and kind personality, delivered what she said she would deliver, is talented and operated with integrity. I'm a new fan and hope others have the privilege of feeling how I felt when I saw the pictures she took of our wedding. We highly recommend Melissa's work.
We found Melissa via Craigslist as we decided to have a photographer at our wedding at the last minute. We didn't have Read more...
We found Melissa via Craigslist as we decided to have a photographer at our wedding at the last minute. We didn't have time to ask for referrals and meet several people before the wedding.

While we were nervous using someone we had never met or had any recommendations for, we ended up with the most beautiful wedding photos we could have hoped for.

Melissa was incredibly responsive when I first contacted her. She responded immediately to every email I sent. We were able to meet before the wedding where she looked at the venue and tested out the lighting for shots she knew she wanted to take. Again, I was nervous because we didn't have time to really review what we wanted ... yet on the day of the wedding, she somehow managed to capture the most precious shots. And the best part is she caught many of these shots of our family and friends ... scenes we weren't able to see for ourselves since we were busy trying to talk to everyone who attended.

She has a lovely and kind personality, delivered what she said she would deliver, is talented and operated with integrity. I'm a new fan and hope others have the privilege of feeling how I felt when I saw the pictures she took of our wedding. We highly recommend Melissa's work. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Anyone can take pictures, but it takes great eye and talent to capture true emotion and moments. We will forever be grateful to Melissa for capturing every last one of ours on the most important day of our lives. Melissa, I just want to thank you for your talent and how committed and responsive you were to Daniel and I every step of the way. You kept the entire process so stress free. We cannot stop looking at our beautiful photographs, you are truly amazing!!!
Anyone can take pictures, but it takes great eye and talent to capture true emotion and moments. We will forever be Read more...
Anyone can take pictures, but it takes great eye and talent to capture true emotion and moments. We will forever be grateful to Melissa for capturing every last one of ours on the most important day of our lives. Melissa, I just want to thank you for your talent and how committed and responsive you were to Daniel and I every step of the way. You kept the entire process so stress free. We cannot stop looking at our beautiful photographs, you are truly amazing!!! Read less
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