Harvey wong was very nice and helpful, he was very responsive and responded extremly quickly to all emails sent as well as had recomendations for rainy weather , he even ronded back his hours that he was there , we were there 40min late to the ceremony he was there 40 minutes early, the only recomendation is to have a list of pictures you want and somone to make sure there is somone to keep track of what has been taken already
I’m a digital photographer easing into the profession available for weddings, commitment ceremonies and other social events in and around the San Francisco/East Bay Area.
I take the pictures, edit them to optimize color and exposure (or erase a crasher), put them on a CD, and give them to you to print and use as you choose.
Ideal if you don’t want to pay extra for prints, negatives, packages, or albums. Also perfect for smaller or limited-budget celebrations, and informal occasions and gatherings.
For more information and to view my work, please visit my website at http://wongpix.com.
Although I have been active in photography for over 20 years, I have only recently adopted it as a true profession. So, I have been a professional photographer for five+ years, and an amateur photographer for 20+ years. I’m not sure what that means, except that I used to do it for free for friends and now I’m charging for it for strangers. However, the quality and care are the same. I treat every event as if it was my best friend’s wedding. I guess that’s what one could call the personal touch, and I guess that’s what I provide.
P.S. I think my work speaks for itself; I prefer not to impose on my clients by soliciting reviews and endorsements from them. That’s just the way I do business. If you require reviews and/or endorsements, my apologies. I can provide references if they are important to you.
I prefer not to deal with prints and to just let you handle that part yourselves. If you insist, I can provide prints, and will simply charge you whatever it costs me to get them printed at Costco (my preferred photo lab) plus a 10% handling charge.
I normally don’t charge for travel time unless the location is more than an hour’s drive away. (I’m based in San Leandro.)
What else can I tell you? I’m easy to work with, adore kids and animals, have a good sense of humor, and don’t panic if things go wrong. I’m friendly and patient, but will take charge when I need to.
It's a good idea if you have a list of "must-have" shots written down, so we can just check them off as we go along. Also, since I work alone, it would help if you assigned me an "assistant": someone who won't be in most of the formal shots, but who can identify people and help in organizing and rounding up people for group shots. It's a big relief if there's someone I can turn to other than the two of you, since you'll be busy with other matters. It's not essential, but it will take a load off your shoulders. Remember, don't try to do it all yourselves; DELEGATE.
Regardless of whether you pick me or someone else, that is the most important thing I can tell you: let people help you. To be honest with you, I just got married myself recently, and I was originally just going to do it all myself (including taking the pictures!). Fortunately, as the day approached I realized I couldn't multi-task my own wedding, and asked several family members if they could help; and it would not have gone off if not for them. So don't be afraid to ask for help from your friends and family; indeed, seek them out and recruit them. That's the one best piece of advice I can give you.