Wedding Photograhy - Trouwfotografie

Hey guys! So happy to see you are visiting my page. Congratulations on your engagement. I feel honored every time a couple writes an inquiry, that is why all the information is ready on the web and the next step is to start connecting. This is how I can help you to make the process easier for you. Weddings are about connection, getting together, and make both families A family. This goes beyond the wedding day. 


Follow your own rules, make it your wedding. Meet your vendors, get along with them, put them together, working as a team for you. In the end, your memories are everything that matters, and I am so happy to be in charge of them. Let's grab a coffee, even a virtual one, and talk more about you, me, the wedding, our pets & plants, our drinks, and how you want your memories to be. 


Here I share with you all the information for your Wedding Event and my Frequently Asked Questions, you can always ask for the complete brochure that is passed along after the consultation.


See you soon!


Joa

To make things easier, my process has three stages. This, in the end, will answer to the question What should I have as a photograhy package on my wedding day?

The first stage helps us understanding your needs: a 3-hour wedding is not the same as a 2-day wedding. Reason why pricing is not the same for all and I need that input from you.

Essentials

All wedding packages include five (05) important things:

  • A Welcome Package: This is a PDF which describes every step of the experience, the Add-ons available, and how to get the most out of this photographer.
  • A Questionaire to Get to Know You, what you like, what you love. We need to know each other, as we are spending an entire day together (and sometimes even more).
  • Open communication through WhatsApp during the process. The phone is open to receive messages, I answer twice a day to all my messages. Callings must be booked in advance.
  • Exclusivity on the day of your wedding. I love to do only one wedding a day. To focus on you and arrive relaxed to be present on all your moments. 
  • Fast Delivery. My usual Delivery is 30 days, but you start receiving a Sneak Peek from the day after the wedding. 

What does your photographer need to know?

  • Your wedding day and city. I am available worldwide and I love to include travel fees when I am showing you my Collections. This helps you to have only one amount instead of multiple ones to add. I don't like surprises, which helps a lot to have a smooth and easy process.
  • My packages start on 3 hours and it can be adjusted overtime (up to 3 months before the wedding day). I only need to be sure to book the day for you. All booking fees are the same independently of the package you take.
  • Are you up for an in-person or online Meet & Greet? My work is all about connections and tell stories, which means I need to know how you react to each other since Day 1. 

What are the deliverables?

I do photo documentaries around wedding events: the connection, your important persons, the road to the wedding day, and the details with human connection. I go with the flow and follow you along the way. I describe your day, and that goes beyond the wedding event. It's more about the connection, your family, and getting together for an important day in your life.

I wonder you want to know what you are going to receive. You can add more things, but here is the minimum included on my weddings.

  • Time, Talent & Moment-driven approach of this wedding photographer
  • A fantastic Photography Crew personally selected according to your needs. 
  • A Wedding Timeline that works for you and made around your needs. 
  • Online Gallery with final images on JPG

What else? 
I find truly special to do Engagement Sessions. This is around the activities that are important to you and you want to remember of this time you are living. We can go over the process during our Meet & Greet. 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DO YOU CHARGE A TRAVEL FEE FOR WEDDINGS NOT IN YOUR LOCATION? 

I am located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. My travel fees are flat and cover all my basic expenses, and my assistant, while in a different city. I find driving more than 1 hour after an event is not the best idea, so I add a night or 2 if necessary to a place near your event. Don't forget to mention the place when inquiring, to give you the exact rate.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN BUSINESS? HOW MANY WEDDINGS HAVE YOU PHOTOGRAPHED AS THE MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER? 

I've been in business as the main wedding photographer for ten years and photographed more than a hundred weddings.

DESCRIBE YOUR "STYLE" OF PHOTOGRAPHY.

I do photo documentaries around wedding events: the connection, your important persons, the road to the wedding day, and the details. I go with the flow and follow you along the way. I describe your day, and that goes beyond the wedding event. It's about the connection, your family, and getting together once more for an important day in your life. This is my moment-driven-approach

WHAT'S THE TYPICAL WEDDING COVERAGE PACKAGE THAT YOU OFFER? WHAT IS THE PRICE? 

I take every wedding as an individual project with special needs and requirements, but I understand initial pricing is important to get started.


My Packages start on €550 with a €350 booking fee (standard for all collections). This includes VAT. This starting package covers a 3-hour wedding timeline with an average of 100 final pictures delivered on an online gallery. All payments are due two weeks before the wedding date.


For Complete Collection Pricing and Add-ons available send me a message including your basic information. 

DO YOU HAVE A STUDIO WHERE WE CAN MEET? DO YOU USE SKYPE?

We can meet online through Whatsapp (the best way to connect). As I photograph events and weddings basically I don't need a studio and I work from home which is also my business address, where I edit your fabulous pictures, and prepare the final products. We can meet always for a coffee or beer in Amsterdam, which is your favorite café?


 I am always open to talking to you on other social platforms too, and you can see my Behind the Scenes and more about my personal life on Instagram. I use my name in all platforms, search for joannapantigoso without spaces.

WHAT ARE YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEGREES, CREDENTIALS, AFFILIATIONS? HAVE YOU TAKEN ANY RECENT EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS OR CLASSES?

My Photography Education is mostly on Photojournalism. I was part of the Photojournalism Workshop in Guatemala (2014). Also, I had an incredible experience at the Foundation Workshop in Mexico, which is one of the leading education for wedding photographers with moment-driven approach. Foundation Workshop is the education partner of Fearless Photographers. I am member of Fearless Photographers and MyWed.


My pictures are a mixture of my past references combined with the story of each couple. I nurture my way to view a wedding with all the information a couple gives me. This way, I use my way to see the light through their eyes.

HOW I AM GOING TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES AND HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THIS PROCESS?

My standard timeline after a wedding is 30 days, and my promise is you are going to receive your complete gallery while celebrating your First Month of Marriage. What better way to celebrate?


This doesn't mean you are not going to see pictures before. On the contrary, I love to surprise you as everyday is the perfect excuse to celebrate. I will personally choose one of my favorite moments to send it to you on the next day, I want you to celebrate every year showing some of the beautiful pictures we created together.


If you need your pictures faster there is an Add-on about Fast Delivery. We can make it happen in 10 days or even 5 days with an Additional Fee. 

DO WE SIGN A CONTRACT? HOW DO WE PAY?

After confirmation that I will be doing your wedding (Thanks a lot!), I send you a Draft of the Wedding Agreement with an Information form (Names, Date, and place of the wedding, email, time of the ceremony) for you to check if everything is correct. I use Docusign for all my contracts. If you have any questions, feel free to send them to me. 


The standard booking fee for Weddings is 

€ 350, and the rest is due two (2 weeks) before the event or wedding day.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE ABOUT YOURSELF?

I love coffee (flat white), and my cat's name is Gatito. So happy to meet over coffee or a beer. To know more about my daily life, you can see my Behind the Scenes on Instagram stories. The best advice I can give you, no matter who you choose as your wedding photographer, is to look for the one you might get along with. We will spend a day together (maybe more), and sometimes you will give me your phone (for real! this happened!). So meet your photographer if possible in person.

Welcome to my world! And happy to connect with you. I am everyday sharing information on Instagram, which is my preferred platform. You can always DM me to say Hi. In fact, I ask you to do so. Let's talk about how my photography can help you keep those moments in time and send your message through images. If you don't find your desired package here, send me a DM, let's create one for you together :)