Frequently Asked Questions

FAQS

ElizabethMariniPhotography_Photographer’

BUSINESS AND DETAILS

WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?

My images are clean, warm, bright and vibrant, modern, yet timeless, with a focus on exhilarating moments and pure fun.  I strive to create a story with my work by capturing candid moments and real emotions. That said, sometimes a little direction can be really helpful in putting you at ease!

HOW DO I RESERVE YOU FOR MY DATE?

Before reserving a date, let's chat to make sure we are a perfect fit for each other.  Then, we will agree on a date and time.  All dates are officially reserved once I receive your signed contract and booking fee.

DO YOU CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?

Travel within South and Central Florida is included with your booking fee.  I am also available for destination travel and adventures beyond South and Central Florida; reasonable rates apply.

MY VENUE REQUIRES PHOTOGRAPHERS TO HAVE PROOF OF INSURANCE. DO YOU HAVE ANY?

Yes, every professional photographer should have an insurance policy. I maintain three different types of insurance just in case the unforeseeable does happen. I am prepared to provide proof when requested.

WHAT TYPE OF CAMERA/EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

I use Canon full-frame digital SLR cameras, lenses and lighting equipment. All equipment are maintained and regularly serviced by Canon certified facilities.  I also use Godox lighting.

DO YOU HAVE BACK UP EQUIPMENT?

Yes! I do not like to take any chances with your once in a lifetime photos. You will often see two cameras strapped to me and I have an additional back up. I also have several lenses for just the perfect setup. I keep extra charged batteries and memory cards in my bag at all times.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT.

I accept cash, checks and credit cards.

CAN I RECEIVE A DISCOUNT OR BE ABLE TO AVOID PAYING SALES TAX IF I PAY FOR MY PACKAGE IN CASH?

Unfortunately, collecting in cash does not exempt a photographer from paying Florida sales tax on the amount of the package price when a tangible product is delivered, whether that product is an album or any other physical product. However, I do offer tax-free service only packages that fall within Florida State Law.

IMAGES AND PRINTING

DO YOU SHOOT IN JPEG OR RAW?

I photograph in RAW and process my photos to high resolution JPEGs.

DO YOU TOUCH UP ALL THE IMAGES?

Yes, every image delivered is post produced with my style. This involves color correction, exposure adjustment, clarity adjustments, selective black and white balance processing, etc.

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

The number of images you receive depends on the collection purchased.  We will discuss all packages at out pre-session consultation.

HOW SOON AFTER THE SESSION/EVENT WILL THE PROOFS BE READY?

Approximately 2 weeks after the session or event you will have a Reveal Appointment where we will review the proofs for the first time.

CAN I SEE THE OUTTAKES FOR ALL THE IMAGES THAT DID NOT MAKE THE "FINAL CUT"?

The images delivered to you are loosely edited, taking out only photos with closed eyes, someone walking in front of the camera or behind the subjects, or lighting test shots. The images not delivered are deleted during the culling process. Please rest assured that photos not delivered are true outtakes.

ARE MY DIGITAL FILES WATERMARKED?

Social Media files are web-sized files enhanced for social media and are watermark. The high resolution files are not watermarked and suitable for printing.

DO I GET THE RAW IMAGES?

The RAW (unedited digital negatives) are not available for viewing or selling. Asking for RAW files is like asking an artist for their unfinished painting. I want to make sure that whatever people see in public is an accurate representation of myself and my skills. I will ensure that the finished images selected for viewing or final delivery reflect my very high standards of my brand.

DO I GET COPYRIGHT TO THE IMAGES?

Copyright simply means who is the creator of the image. I "own" the copyright to the images and retain the right to use them for promotional purposes, competition, promotional reviews and so on.


Selling or obtaining the copyright is not possible. However, I will gladly provide you with a written release for purchased digital images that will allow you to make unlimited personal reproductions and copies to share with your friends and family as you wish!

Read more about The Copyright Act here.

HOW DO I HAVE MY IMAGES PRINTED OR ENLARGED?

I will work with you to order high quality professional products at the Reveal Appointment.

EVENTS

WHAT TYPE OF EVENTS WILL YOU PHOTOGRAPH?

Although I specialize in Senior Photography, I take a limited amount of event photography>. Some of the events I photograph, include:
1. Bar/Bat Mitzvah
2. Baby showers
3. Birthday parties
4, Bridal showers
5. Corporate events
6. Quinceañeras portrait sessions, masses and parties.
6. Weddings
Feel free to call or message me if there is an event you would like me to photograph and I did not list.

OTHER

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Do not hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any additional questions. I would love to answer any questions you may have.