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Soriaphoto Photography weddings

Pasadena , CA
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LOCATION

... by appointment only
Pasadena, CA US 91106 (map)

PHONE

626-316-2904

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

"High Fashion Photos for Everyday People" -- not to mention affordable! The photo snobs’ favorite!
"High Fashion Photos for Everyday People" -- not to mention affordable! The photo snobs’ favorite! Read less
Photography

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Each and every photo is retouched and perfected before it is placed in your hands. Variety of style can range anywhere from traditional black and whites, "clean" sepias, blue tones, purple tones, special effects, zoom effects, shadow/highlighting, minimizing wrinkles, erasing blemishes,-- Overall our goal for EACH photo is to "realistically" enhance photo quality for a magazine ready product.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Salvatore has shot in Italy for over 20 years using ONLY film and working with natural lighting (reflectors) to help with skin tone and shadows. Now, with new modern lenses, updated programs, his "film trained" eye captures the perfect photo, with perfect lighting - every time. His lenses are top quality, allowing dark areas to be highlighted in detail.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Salvatore primarily shoots with 3 brand new, professional digital cameras (choice of 5 lenses, including zoom, fisheye, wide angle, portrait, and micro). Also on hand, he brings three film cameras for back-up.
How many photographers do you work with?
We always have two (2) photographers to capture every angle. Also included is a highly trained lighting assistant. Back-up photographers are also on hand for events over 300.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
YES. We will NEVER replace ourselves with imitations.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Typically for full day weddings, (8-14 hours) no. :) Weekdays can have up to three for small elopement ceremonies (1-2 hours each)
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
We have four (4) professional photographers we work with on a regular basis. If there was an emergency, illness, or unseen problem, we give our clients a few options for their next choice. One would be to allow us to help find another photographer that suits their needs. Another way would be to completely refund their money. We work very closely with our clients and develop great relationships... this would be our worst nightmare if we could not be there on your special day -- and would do everything in our power to help you out if that time ever came.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
3 digital cameras, 3 film cameras, 3-5 reflectors, clients' file, studio lights on request, two strobe flashes, step stool for higher angles, back-up comb, back up bobby pins... we can't give away ALL our secrets! :)
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
ALWAYS (see above)
Do you charge hourly or full day?
hourly for elopement ceremonies, daily for full days. All packages are customizable and can be broken down to hourly.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Overtime is $350/hour, $300 without assistant.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
none. (Only when the host is so kind to provide a meal!)
Do you charge for travel?
NO
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
30-60 days (fully retouched). Un-touched shots can be given the very next day (however we never prefer to do this). We live off of perfection!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Unlike ANY other photographer we know, we provide ALL photos, fully retouched on DVD (to reprint LARGE any time in the future) -- as well as 4x6 print. NO studio imprints are placed on the print/proof.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, with clients' permission
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, up to 6 months
What kind of albums do you offer?
Traditional Rice Paper, Graphi Library Bound, Magazine style, Modern "Lay-Flat" and I-Mount. Most all of our albums are ordered from Italy.
When will the client get the final album?
This depends on how soon you get your photo decisions back to us to design. Typically 3 months.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/20/2012
5.0/5.0
We used Salvatore for our engagement session he was absolutely wonderful and so flexible and accommodating!!!! People were raving about our photos. Can't wait for our wedding pictures!
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Jasandov
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Salvatore and Marcela were wonderful to work with. I have yet to see my pictures but they were very creative, patient and professional. They took tons of shots of the wedding party, family members & guests. They are very affordable compared to many photographers out there and accomplished a lot during the 6.5 hours I booked them for. I can't wait to see my wedding album.
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Mel
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Using Soria Wedding Photography was the best decision we made during our wedding plans. From the absolute high class of service to the delivered product, everything they did exceeded our expectations.
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Yoli
Wedding:
4/12/2008
5.0/5.0
Soria Weddings Photography was absolutely amazing.
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trishsyear
Wedding:
2/16/2008
5.0/5.0
amazing talent. That is all I can say.
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Katie
Wedding:
8/9/2007
5.0/5.0
Salvatore and his wife were wonderful, very professional and captured every moment we want to remember forever. Our wedding photos are amazingly beautiful and artistic, no one can believe how great they came out! They designed our albums also which are spectacular!
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LeeandNat
Wedding:
8/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Amazing, Fabulous, Wonderful. Salvetore and Marcela gave us lasting memories of our wedding day that all our friends and family can enjoy forever.

The photographs were beautiful, totally natural and effortless. Salvatore puts so much passion into his art and the results are spectacular. We did not feel rushed or pressured at any time and both of them were smiling and laughing during the whole time they were with us, it was good fun!

I would highly recommend them for ANYONE.
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boltman33
Wedding:
7/21/2007
4.9/5.0
This cople treated us like we were family. Marcela and Salvatore were very patient, and kind and giving. This is something you never find in any vendors anywhere. I will use them again in the near future. professionals all the way.
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mattbuko
Wedding:
6/30/2007
5.0/5.0
Salvatore is an incredible photographer! We are so proud of our pictures and still cannot believe how they are so excellent. Salvatore knows how to take photographs, use the proper lighting, chooses great backdrops, and knows when to take that picture. We were in awe when we received our pictures and viewed them for the first time. Salvatore is truly a professional photographer that no wedding should be without!
Services Used: Photography, Videography
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kgaribay
Wedding:
2/24/2007
4.9/5.0
Soria Weddings went above and beyond to ensure our photography experience was excellent. I would highly recommend their services in the future.
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ctpark2006
Wedding:
12/23/2006
4.8/5.0
We absolutely love Salvatore's black-and-white pictures! From engagement and wedding pictures to pregnancy pictures, we felt the instant chemistry with Salvatore and were very comfortable posing and smiling for the camera. Salvatore has a beautiful photography style --- we're very happy with our albums!
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Allegrande
Wedding:
6/10/2006
5.0/5.0
No one compared to him when we initially reviewed and met with vendors. They work as an excellent team and we could not be happier with our photos. The styles ranged and completed all my "high hopes" I had for my photos! HIGHLY recommended.
Services Used: Photography, Videography

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