FAQs and YOUR EXPERIENCE

Faqs::

Petula Pea Photography is located in the awesomeness-part of sunny San Diego, California. Carlsbad to be exact. I photograph all over San Diego and available in Orange County as well. Just send me a note and we will make it happen!

Cameras and Lenses: I photograph with (2) Canon Cameras {5D Mark ii + Mark iii}. I use all Canon and prime Canon lenses. Can you tell that I heart Canon?

How can I book you for my wedding day or portrait session?
You can send me a message through my contact page, you can email me at petulapea@gmail.com or you can call me. Anytime.
Once we settle on a date, I’ll ask for a deposit & your paperwork. The pair of these ‘saves-your-date’. I cannot reserve a date without a signed contract & deposit.

What is your style?
I like to call myself  “classy organic”. My images are very colorful & unique. In my images, there is a special blend of capturing a raw, photojournalistic shot that’s blended with a traditional & modern moment.

Do I receive a DVD of my photos?
Yes, you get all of the high-resolution files and print rights to your images. This is what I wanted for my own wedding and family session, so this is what you deserve too.

Color or black & white?
Both. While most of your photos will be in color, some may be in black and white. It just depends what my creative eye sees.

Can I ask you to convert a color image to black and white?
Sure! You get up to (5) conversions from your wedding images, anything additional is billed per hour.  Portraits receive (3). The converted images will be emailed to you.

Can you Photoshop that?
I rarely use Photoshop.  I use Adobe Lightroom for post-processing/color correction & cropping.  The images that you see on my site are an exact example of my editing style.

Do you shoot in manual mode/RAW format?
Yes, I believe that I must have full control over my camera’s settings & I desire to get the perfect image that I envision. I photograph in RAW format to ensure the best post-processing, final image.

Do you have a 2nd  photographer for my wedding, a back-up camera & general liability insurance?
Yes, yes, and yes.

How many weddings do you photograph on my wedding week? On my wedding day?
I am all yours on your wedding day/weekend! I also only photograph 1-2 weddings per month. This allows me to give my “all” to you, as it should be.

How soon will I receive my images?
You will first be emailed a link to your wedding/portrait gallery so that you may share with your friends & family. I will mail your DVD within 5-7 weeks of your wedding date {& 2-4 weeks from your portrait date}.

 

Your experience::

What should I wear to my portrait session?
If it’s a maternity session, engagement shoot or a family session, I always suggest bright, colorful & hip clothing.  I also want you to be comfortable so this is why we can personally speak in person or via the phone. I want you to feel your best during your photo shoot (& look your best in the images!). Get fun & funky with shoes too, a scarf or a handmade sign from “Etsy!”
Any accessories or memoirs for you, or unique toys for your kiddos are encouraged.  Hats & tutu’s, bold & colorful jewelry. These all contribute depth to your photos. Go all out! Your photo session only happens once {or a few times in your life}.

How long will my session last? Should I bring snacks/a blanket?
Session times vary with each photo shoot. Most of my packages are from 1-2 hours.
Newborn sessions may last up to 3 hours so that mommy & baby can snuggle and feed.
I always encourage snacks & even special treats for your kiddos, you know what I mean. Mom, dad & couples… feel free to bring a bottle of wine!

Location & Weather::

I get to know my couples & families pretty well so that we can determine the best & most unique location for your session. We will spend some time selecting what’s right for you and your kiddos.

While our weather is pretty temperate, it does rain on occasion. If it calls for rain the day or two before, and especially the day-of, I reschedule with you usually the day-before so that we all can continue with our day. I exhaust every effort to provide you with the soonest date possible.

If I have not covered something specific that you need to know, please always feel free to ask me, I am here for you and I want to help create your photo shoot as special & unique as you want.