Hi, I’m Dominique!
Whether shooting a happy couple on their wedding day, professional head shot, photo booth, under water portrait, or a professional model, I approach every job the same way. I like shooting beautiful pictures, working with fun people, and creatively telling a story with my cameras.
I think photos of loved ones are priceless…
I consider myself an artist, but what makes my work special is the people in it. I’m just there to bring it out and capture it with my camera….
Photographing the most important days + most important people in my clients lives is something I consider super important, and a true honor…
Can you describe your style? My approach combines the style of fashion photography, with the storytelling aspects of photojournalism. Along with the standard I have two main goals at every shoot: I want to create beautiful portraits that showcase your style and personality, and I want to capture candid pictures that tell the story of the event.
My experience has taught me to make all photo shoots run quickly and smoothly, and that they should be fun for all involved! I want to you remember how much fun the photo shoot was, and it should never feel like a chore. Do you bring a backup camera? Of course! Every important piece of gear has a backup–and the backups have backups. I bring gear that will allow me to shoot in any weather or lighting environment! We even shoot our main camera with 2 cards so nothing will ever be lost or go missing. What Camera’s do you use? Right now, I’m shooting with Canon 5d III’ 6d, and top of the line L series prime lenses (good glass = great photos). I also love the 70-200 2.8 L, and that occasionally makes an appearance when I need the extra reach.
Do you bring your expensive cameras in the water? Yes, I have two water housing that I take in the water with me. I currently use a Del Mar water housing and Aquatech water housing with an attachable and detachable flash units. Both are pretty much bomb proof and I have never had a leak.
What if our venue is dark? Good lighting is probably the most important element in good wedding pictures (and really all pictures.) Natural light is by far my favorite, but when it’s a gloomy weather kind of day, or the venue is a dark one, I use Canon Speed lights, as well as more powerful Einstein lights when I need them. I almost get excited for bad light, because it means I get to use my lighting gear, and it often ends up looking even better than a naturally lit venue.
How many pictures do you take? I shoot thousands per wedding, and generally deliver about 100 edited images per hour of coverage, so from an 8hr wedding, you would receive over 800 images. Do we get the digital files? Absolutely! All packages include the full-resolution digital files. Clients receive a flash drive around 4-6 weeks after the wedding.
How do we book you? Booking is on a first come first served basis. In order to give you the date, we need a signed copy of the contract, along with the deposit. We recommend sending it in ASAP!
Full Day Wedding Packages available from $2600, with special rates available for weekday and off-season events. We understand every wedding is different, so if we do offer something special for different circumstances. Also, we do offer a 10% military discount for veterans and those who are currently serving.
For complete pricing info tailored to your needs and event, please contact us with all the details. We’d love to hear from you!