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The Foto Atelier

Birmingham , AL
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ate·lier noun \ˌa-təl-ˈyā\
Definition: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom


At Foto Atelier, we understand that there is no one like a Southern bride.... Read more
ate·lier noun \ˌa-təl-ˈyā\
Definition: an artist's or designer's studio or workroom


At Foto Atelier, we understand that there is no one like a Southern bride. Whether you prefer a more modern or traditional style, the Foto Atelier brings energy and flare to all its photographic endeavors.
Our downtown studio is a full service studio -- where we’ll provide you with unmatched service. We are dedicated to taking care of you from beginning to end, and we will work with you to create a timeless album that captures your wedding day.

As some of Birmingham’s most sought-after wedding photographers, we are available in, around and beyond Birmingham, Alabama.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes, but only digital.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes, natural, studio and on camera flash. I can provide samples of different lighting.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Mainly digital, but I can shoot medium format film.
How many photographers do you work with?
Several.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, unless I'm hospitalized or their is an act of God. I have several back ups in case of a true emergency.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I'll frequently book more than one wedding a weekend, but never on the same day.
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?
Camera, flash, lens and reflector. Plus back ups of all my equipment. I can also bring studio lighting if the location needs it.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
YES!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
I have packages with both.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. $175 per hour. Charged on the half hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I usually take a quick break to eat something once the couple has had their first dance and the cakes have been cut. 10-15 minutes. If the reception has a sit down dinner I request that the couple provides me and my assistant with a meal. Which we will eat will the guest eat.
Do you charge for travel?
$1 per mile outside of a 30 mile radius of downtown Birmingham. Plus hotel fees if and overnight stay is required.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Within 2 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online private gallery.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Until the album is delivered.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, but you will receive a copyright release to make your own prints.
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. You will receive usually between 300-500 high resolution images from your wedding day. Plus the edited version of the images in your album.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Coffee Table and Traditional albums.
When will the client get the final album?
The time varies. But the basic break down is this-
 
 Within 2 weeks your images will be posted online for viewing. You will then submit a list of 100 images to be used in your album. It takes me between 2-3 months to edit all the images and layout the album. The the album pages are uploaded for your viewing. Any changes will be made and once the album is approved by you it is shipped to the printer. Their turn around time is 3-4 weeks.

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Angelaskl
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
From the first time I met Hannah with The Foto Atelier, I was impressed by her professionalism and perfectionism. In reviewing her work, you could tell she was top notch. I meet with other photographers afterwards, but they came no where close in comparison to her quality of work nor her attitude toward her work so I chose her to do my wedding. She was wonderful to work with for all 3 sittings - engagement, sweetheart and wedding. I have nothing but compliments about her and her work. She was top notch to work with.
From the first time I met Hannah with The Foto Atelier, I was impressed by her professionalism and perfectionism. In Read more...
From the first time I met Hannah with The Foto Atelier, I was impressed by her professionalism and perfectionism. In reviewing her work, you could tell she was top notch. I meet with other photographers afterwards, but they came no where close in comparison to her quality of work nor her attitude toward her work so I chose her to do my wedding. She was wonderful to work with for all 3 sittings - engagement, sweetheart and wedding. I have nothing but compliments about her and her work. She was top notch to work with. Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
5/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Foto Atelier created a gorgeous photo booth for my wedding. It was a HUGE hit with the guests. The booth fit the theme of the wedding perfectly, and the back drop Hannah created was stunning. I absolutely loved the book I received with all the pictures and comments from my guests. I would definitely recommend Foto Atelier! xoxo Lesley DeCastro Vedel
Foto Atelier created a gorgeous photo booth for my wedding. It was a HUGE hit with the guests. The booth fit the theme of Read more...
Foto Atelier created a gorgeous photo booth for my wedding. It was a HUGE hit with the guests. The booth fit the theme of the wedding perfectly, and the back drop Hannah created was stunning. I absolutely loved the book I received with all the pictures and comments from my guests. I would definitely recommend Foto Atelier! xoxo Lesley DeCastro Vedel Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
The Foto Atelier was very accomodating to my needs on the wedding day. Hannah did a wonderful job of making all the people in the photos feel comfortable. The photos turned out beautiful!!! I love the way she composed my wedding album and edited the photos. She told the story of our wedding through her pictures and I loved every single one! So happy she was part of my wedding!
The Foto Atelier was very accomodating to my needs on the wedding day. Hannah did a wonderful job of making all the people Read more...
The Foto Atelier was very accomodating to my needs on the wedding day. Hannah did a wonderful job of making all the people in the photos feel comfortable. The photos turned out beautiful!!! I love the way she composed my wedding album and edited the photos. She told the story of our wedding through her pictures and I loved every single one! So happy she was part of my wedding! Read less
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Camille
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Hannah not only took beautiful wedding pictures, but she was a delight to work with. She blended right in with my family and wedding party and gave great direction with pictures, but was not overbearing and bossy. Many bridesmaids commented on how much they enjoyed her. I picked out the pictures I wanted in my album and she put them together beautifully and quickly. I would highly recommend The Foto Atelier for any occasion, particularly weddings.
Hannah not only took beautiful wedding pictures, but she was a delight to work with. She blended right in with my family Read more...
Hannah not only took beautiful wedding pictures, but she was a delight to work with. She blended right in with my family and wedding party and gave great direction with pictures, but was not overbearing and bossy. Many bridesmaids commented on how much they enjoyed her. I picked out the pictures I wanted in my album and she put them together beautifully and quickly. I would highly recommend The Foto Atelier for any occasion, particularly weddings. Read less
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mrscblevens11
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
The Foto Atelier did a fabulous job for our wedding! Hannah has such a great eye, and I am so thankful she was our photographer. At Hannah's suggestion, my husband and I took photos together before the ceremony (our first "viewing" of each other), and we also took photos with our family before the ceremony as well. The pictures are fantastic! Everyone in the photos are excited about the upcoming nuptials instead of anxious to go straight to the reception. I can't recommend The Foto Atelier enough!
The Foto Atelier did a fabulous job for our wedding! Hannah has such a great eye, and I am so thankful she was our Read more...
The Foto Atelier did a fabulous job for our wedding! Hannah has such a great eye, and I am so thankful she was our photographer. At Hannah's suggestion, my husband and I took photos together before the ceremony (our first "viewing" of each other), and we also took photos with our family before the ceremony as well. The pictures are fantastic! Everyone in the photos are excited about the upcoming nuptials instead of anxious to go straight to the reception. I can't recommend The Foto Atelier enough! Read less
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EandM
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I can only say positive things about The Foto Atelier. Hannah did an absollutely fabulous job photographing our wedding. Not only are Hannah's photographs high quality, she will make you feel realxed and happy on your wedding day. I highly recommend the Foto Atelier!
I can only say positive things about The Foto Atelier. Hannah did an absollutely fabulous job photographing our wedding. Read more...
I can only say positive things about The Foto Atelier. Hannah did an absollutely fabulous job photographing our wedding. Not only are Hannah's photographs high quality, she will make you feel realxed and happy on your wedding day. I highly recommend the Foto Atelier! Read less
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Bride's Mom
Wedding:
5/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Without hesitation, I highly recommend The Foto Atelier for wedding photography. The services received were more than expected. There were two photographers who arrived early the morning of the 11 AM wedding and stayed until the bride and groom left for their honeymoon. Hannah is very easy to work with and helped to make a busy wedding day more calm. The wedding album is beautiful, unique, creative and excellent quality. All of the special moments were captured in photos.
Without hesitation, I highly recommend The Foto Atelier for wedding photography. The services received were more than Read more...
Without hesitation, I highly recommend The Foto Atelier for wedding photography. The services received were more than expected. There were two photographers who arrived early the morning of the 11 AM wedding and stayed until the bride and groom left for their honeymoon. Hannah is very easy to work with and helped to make a busy wedding day more calm. The wedding album is beautiful, unique, creative and excellent quality. All of the special moments were captured in photos. Read less
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ehickman
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Hannah did an excellent job. She was extremely professional and fun to work with. She used the venue surroundings to produce the best quality pictures and to compliment the bride and groom. She was very easy going and never made us feel rushed. We had an awesome number of pictures to pick from. They were all so beautiful that it was hard to choose. We loved the day and Hannah made it even more fun.
Hannah did an excellent job. She was extremely professional and fun to work with. She used the venue surroundings to Read more...
Hannah did an excellent job. She was extremely professional and fun to work with. She used the venue surroundings to produce the best quality pictures and to compliment the bride and groom. She was very easy going and never made us feel rushed. We had an awesome number of pictures to pick from. They were all so beautiful that it was hard to choose. We loved the day and Hannah made it even more fun. Read less
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Q
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.6/5.0
Rita and Hannah are fantastic! I only wish we had received our photos sooner...
Rita and Hannah are fantastic! I only wish we had received our photos sooner...
Rita and Hannah are fantastic! I only wish we had received our photos sooner... Read less
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sarahmillsnee
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Hannah was a delight. She was easy-going and professional and managed to get my husband to smile in a non-creepy way, which was quite a success! I loved her creativity and you could tell she knew what she was doing. I will cherish the photographs she took forever.
Working with Hannah was a delight. She was easy-going and professional and managed to get my husband to smile in a Read more...
Working with Hannah was a delight. She was easy-going and professional and managed to get my husband to smile in a non-creepy way, which was quite a success! I loved her creativity and you could tell she knew what she was doing. I will cherish the photographs she took forever. Read less
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