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Contact MartinasWeb.com if your question is not answered below.

Monetary Questions

Do I have to pay a deposit?
For weddings and other all day photo-shoots a deposit of 25% is required. Smaller photo-shoots do not require a deposit.

When is the final payment due?
All payments are due the day of the shoot. In some cases, payment is due at the time the photos are delivered.

What are your prices?

Why are your prices so much cheaper than other photographers? Whatís the catch?
MartinasWeb.com is a smaller company, with less overhead due to high technological efficiency and environmentally friendly business solutions. Using the aforementioned and online/word of mouth advertising means savings for you.

Why $150.00 an hour?
MartinasWeb.com photography rates are much less than the standard. MartinasWeb.com challenges you to find another photographer offering similar service for less. Remember taking the photos is the least time consuming part of a digital photography shoot. Every hour of shooting means an average of two to five hours in the digital photo lab.

Do you charge more for on location photo-shoots?
There is a $50.00 fee you are more than 30 minutes from The Colony Texas. Mapquest.com is used to determine drive times.

Service Questions

How soon will I get my photos?
The CD(s) containing your high resolution photos will be mailed, usually, one week after the photos have been taken.

Do you do special request shoots?
Yes, every effort will be made to take the photos you desire. Just let your wishes be known.

Do you provide prints or a photo album of my photos?
No, because you will have the high-resolution images on CD along with printing rights. You can take the photos to the printer of your choice. MartinasWeb.com does not believe in holding your images for ransom by charging outrageous rates for prints.

Can other people/photographers take pictures during formal shoots (like weddings)?
Yes, every effort will be made not to interfere with other photographers/individuals who may be taking photos. Most photographers want to be the star of the show and not allow anyone else at your event. We can't be everywhere at all times. The other person taking photos may know you better capturing special moments with the clarity seen through a close friends eyes. Again your feedback is critical to getting the photos you want, so much so that we will attend your wedding rehearsal or other big event setup ahead of time (at no additional charge) to gain a better understanding of your needs.

What if you are sick or have a personal emergency the day of the shoot?
If requested MartinasWeb.com will give you the name of a backup photographer.

Do you only take digital photographs?

Do you do photo-shoots with little or no notice?
Yes, You may call any time. If there are openings we will be happy to help you.

Do you do on location photo-shoots?
Yes, we will be happy to meet you at the location of your choice. Advanced notice is always better so we know what the lighting requirements will be.

Do you have a photo studio?
Yes, Itís not fancy or huge but it gets the job done.

Legal Questions

Are there any product guarantees?
For bigger shoots such as weddings or special events you will have at least 150 + high-resolution images burned on CD. See a Sample Contract for specific details. Save in special event situations like weddings, another photo shoot can always be scheduled.

What if the weather is bad?
For weddings and other date specific outdoor events there is obviously nothing that can be done if the weather is bad. Everything will be done to make the best of bad weather or other such issues. Other outdoor on location photo shoots can be rescheduled.

Do I have to sign a contract?
A contract is required for all day advance photo-shoots. See a sample Contract Agreement here.

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