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SHstudios

Woodbridge , VA
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LOCATION

Woodbridge, VA 22193 US (map)

PHONE

703-400-1476

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ABOUT US

We are a team of photographers providing wedding photography in the DC metro area. Because we initiated operations in 2008, our prices still remain very competitive. Indeed our wedding... Read more
We are a team of photographers providing wedding photography in the DC metro area. Because we initiated operations in 2008, our prices still remain very competitive. Indeed our wedding clients, for the foreseeable future, you can add a second photographer for what most vendors charge for the price of one. This allows us to take many shots at different angles and capture other activities and moments not possible with just one photographer. For example, depending upon the wedding location venue, we are able to take simultaneous shots of both the bride and groom getting ready for the ceremony. So, it is possible, afterall, to capture those moments that have always been denied through tradition.

Stephen has over 12 years experience in digital photography and developing in a professional environment. Most importantly, we are driven by a genuine passion for photography and graphic design, and are guided by our high customer service standards. We are constantly researching and developing any and all new techniques of digital photography to stay on the front lines of a fast paced, technological industry. With a background as a professional graphic designer, Stephen has developed a unique blend of photography and graphic design to enhance his hand made flush mount albums.

Stephen Hansen's vision is to create a photography company that specializes in wedding photography that delivers a superior product in every aspect of photography from the moment of capture through post production, and finally the design and print of the flush mount album. Not only do we offer a great product, we solely rely on our product and business practices to maintain the highest level of customer service standards and referrals to grow our business. SHstudios has virtually zero marketing overhead which reduces costs for our clients.

Although we avoid high marketing overheads, we use only the best TOP OF THE LINE, Full Frame, Nikon camera equipment to capture your event . We are using the latest Nikon camera -- the brand new Nikon D3s, and always carry at least 2 additional back up camera bodies, professional lenses, speedlights, memory, backup memory, and studio lighting (if need be). Yes we are liability insured.

If you'd like to know more, PLEASE schedule a FREE in person consultation to view and demo our products first hand, or to just talk about our wedding photography tips and ideas and what you should expect from a truly professional photographer. Read less
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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 offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Hand Coloring, HDR, Tone Mapping, Sepia, Black and White, Cropping, Digital Aging (to make photographs look old), SElective Coloring, Exposure/WhiteBalance/Contrast Adjustments, Captioning, Super Imposition/Removal (people objects), etc (anything is possible at SH studios - your imagination is the limit).
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
I have experience delivering jaw dropping photos in just about every lighting situation. From the very dark (no flash churches), to shooting outside in the middle of the day.
Is your media preference film or digital?
SHstudios shoots in all digital media.
How many photographers do you work with?
2 Photographers per event
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
YES
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We do not currently book 2 weddings in one 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?
Professional top of the line Full Frame Nikon D3s and carry at least 2 additional camera bodies. Professional grade lenses f/ 2.8 - f/1.4. Professional speedlights and diffusers with more than enough memory and battery power to keep a steady workflow.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
YES. This is absolutely a MUST! At least 3 camera bodies, backup lenses and at least 3 flash/external flashes and 100 gigs of memory and backup measures.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day, but I can be flexible for smaller weddings.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We do not currently charge by the hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Only one break to eat.
Do you charge for travel?
Anything over 35 miles from zip 22193 will be billed to client using the government standards for mileage for travel.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Usually 2-3 weeks. We have a fast turn around time because I do all the back end post production myself. I am very skilled in photo editing and have been using Adobe software for over 10 years.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Full HI RES private online gallery, and DVD.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
In some cases yes, but the client will always have a DVD of the pictures for themselves to use and print as many and distribute as many as they like regardless if I keep the copyright or not.
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?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flush Mount Leather story book albums, Brag Books, Mini Flush Mount books etc...
When will the client get the final album?
2-3 weeks after the wedding.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
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Stephen was very professional and timely. We loved the choices and flexibility we had with the photography packages. The pictures and album are beautiful! We had so much fun taking the engagement photos and the day of the wedding shots! Thank you for being understanding and patient with our photography changes.
Stephen was very professional and timely. We loved the choices and flexibility we had with the photography packages. The Read more...
Stephen was very professional and timely. We loved the choices and flexibility we had with the photography packages. The pictures and album are beautiful! We had so much fun taking the engagement photos and the day of the wedding shots! Thank you for being understanding and patient with our photography changes. Read less
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Ailinakalohe
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
SHstudios was fabulous!! They showed up on time ready to go. They took pictures of everything i requested, made some great suggestions and was very professional. Reasonably priced and easy to get in contact with with any questions you may have.
SHstudios was fabulous!! They showed up on time ready to go. They took pictures of everything i requested, made some great Read more...
SHstudios was fabulous!! They showed up on time ready to go. They took pictures of everything i requested, made some great suggestions and was very professional. Reasonably priced and easy to get in contact with with any questions you may have. Read less
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thehitman70
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Steve and Yvette were phenomenal in their hard work and attention to detail! We've worked with them on our engagement photos and our wedding. The quality and turn around of their work was fast and their rates a very competitive. They are very friendly, professional, genuine, informative, artistic and just all around awesome!
Steve and Yvette were phenomenal in their hard work and attention to detail! We've worked with them on our engagement Read more...
Steve and Yvette were phenomenal in their hard work and attention to detail! We've worked with them on our engagement photos and our wedding. The quality and turn around of their work was fast and their rates a very competitive. They are very friendly, professional, genuine, informative, artistic and just all around awesome! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephen and his wife did a phenomenal job photographing our wedding. The pictures turned out beautifully and it was so great to view them and relive moments from the wedding. They took a lot of great artistic and photo journalistic shots that really conveyed the emotions of the day. They were very responsive, great to work with (unobtrusive) and you cannot beat their price. We are are very excited to frame the pictures as well as create our own album.
Stephen and his wife did a phenomenal job photographing our wedding. The pictures turned out beautifully and it was so Read more...
Stephen and his wife did a phenomenal job photographing our wedding. The pictures turned out beautifully and it was so great to view them and relive moments from the wedding. They took a lot of great artistic and photo journalistic shots that really conveyed the emotions of the day. They were very responsive, great to work with (unobtrusive) and you cannot beat their price. We are are very excited to frame the pictures as well as create our own album. Read less
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Bunny
Wedding:
5/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Stephen and Yvette were so wonderful to work with. After we had some issues with the first photographer we booked, we reached out to them because they were recommended by a friend. When we met with them, we loved them and felt really comfortable with their abilities.

They were on time and were so accommodating. They were so unobtrusive during the entire night. Everyone was telling us how wonderful they were and how they seemed to be EVERYWHERE! My parents keep talking about how great they were and how they must have taken a million pictures that night.

I would definitely recommend them to anyone! We were so happy with the way everything went that night =)
Stephen and Yvette were so wonderful to work with. After we had some issues with the first photographer we booked, we Read more...
Stephen and Yvette were so wonderful to work with. After we had some issues with the first photographer we booked, we reached out to them because they were recommended by a friend. When we met with them, we loved them and felt really comfortable with their abilities.

They were on time and were so accommodating. They were so unobtrusive during the entire night. Everyone was telling us how wonderful they were and how they seemed to be EVERYWHERE! My parents keep talking about how great they were and how they must have taken a million pictures that night.

I would definitely recommend them to anyone! We were so happy with the way everything went that night =) Read less
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leah
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
SHstudios was amazing!! They got every shot that I wanted, but I never felt that they were in the way or in my face all night long. Very professional and flexible. The pictures really tell the story of my wedding day! I have nothing negative to add!!
SHstudios was amazing!! They got every shot that I wanted, but I never felt that they were in the way or in my face all Read more...
SHstudios was amazing!! They got every shot that I wanted, but I never felt that they were in the way or in my face all night long. Very professional and flexible. The pictures really tell the story of my wedding day! I have nothing negative to add!! Read less
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M.Cook
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I used SHstudios for our wedding photography in November 2008 and couldn't have been more thrilled with the service and the quality. Steve is very skilled with the camera and he and his wife Yvette did an excellent job capturing the special moments of the day in a beautifully artistic light. The cost was very resonable. When I saw how hard they were wroking and then saw the beautiful outcome of their work, it made me realize just how reasonable their cost was!

After my experience working with SHstudios, I also hired Steve to do the product photography for my website. The photos turned out great and a big reason why my products have sold so well.
My husband and I used SHstudios for our wedding photography in November 2008 and couldn't have been more thrilled with the Read more...
My husband and I used SHstudios for our wedding photography in November 2008 and couldn't have been more thrilled with the service and the quality. Steve is very skilled with the camera and he and his wife Yvette did an excellent job capturing the special moments of the day in a beautifully artistic light. The cost was very resonable. When I saw how hard they were wroking and then saw the beautiful outcome of their work, it made me realize just how reasonable their cost was!

After my experience working with SHstudios, I also hired Steve to do the product photography for my website. The photos turned out great and a big reason why my products have sold so well. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
I found Steve to be a very professional and thorough photographer. He will take the time to listen to exactly what type of pictures that you would like to have taken and does an excellent job. My wedding photos were great quality and the images were exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer for a wedding or any other major event.
I found Steve to be a very professional and thorough photographer. He will take the time to listen to exactly what type of Read more...
I found Steve to be a very professional and thorough photographer. He will take the time to listen to exactly what type of pictures that you would like to have taken and does an excellent job. My wedding photos were great quality and the images were exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a professional photographer for a wedding or any other major event. Read less
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otp
Wedding:
5/15/2008
5.0/5.0
I cannot even begin to say how amazing SHStudio was. Stephen was just fantastic. My husband and I had to pull together a wedding in less than 5 weeks after our original plans fell through. We called Stephen and he was more than willing to work with every aspect of our special day. We had a great first meeting with engagement pictures which we hadn't even considered, but we were thrilled to be able to get those pictures done at our ceremony location prior to our wedding day.

The the day of our wedding (a Thursday of all days) he came early and did prep for both bride and groom. Every one of our guests were in awe of the lengths that Stephen went through to get just the right shot. We got married in a gazebo and Stephen climbed the gazebo in order overhead shots. All of his hard work paid off with the most wonderful pictures we could have asked for. He retouched most of the pictures, to bring out our wedding colors, and even gave us the rights to the digital prints. Little did I know how rare that really was. Everyone that sees our wedding album congratulates us on beautiful pictures, and its all thanks to Stephen.

All in all, I hope I never get married again, but if I do I will only use one photographer...Stephen.
I cannot even begin to say how amazing SHStudio was. Stephen was just fantastic. My husband and I had to pull together a Read more...
I cannot even begin to say how amazing SHStudio was. Stephen was just fantastic. My husband and I had to pull together a wedding in less than 5 weeks after our original plans fell through. We called Stephen and he was more than willing to work with every aspect of our special day. We had a great first meeting with engagement pictures which we hadn't even considered, but we were thrilled to be able to get those pictures done at our ceremony location prior to our wedding day.

The the day of our wedding (a Thursday of all days) he came early and did prep for both bride and groom. Every one of our guests were in awe of the lengths that Stephen went through to get just the right shot. We got married in a gazebo and Stephen climbed the gazebo in order overhead shots. All of his hard work paid off with the most wonderful pictures we could have asked for. He retouched most of the pictures, to bring out our wedding colors, and even gave us the rights to the digital prints. Little did I know how rare that really was. Everyone that sees our wedding album congratulates us on beautiful pictures, and its all thanks to Stephen.

All in all, I hope I never get married again, but if I do I will only use one photographer...Stephen. Read less
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