A Master Photographer
Below are just a few images from recent events. We will update it from time to time, but if you want to see exactly what happened at our last event just go to the full client gallery link below.
VENDORS WE TRUST
We Put Our Reputation On The Line
Client satisfaction means the world to us. When it comes to shooting photos of a special day, we go to great lengths to ensure our clients are happy with the photographs being taken and the moments being captured.
These vendors have our seal of approval. We simply love them!
Bridal and Special Times
961 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91106
LA Soie Bridal
650 E. Colorado blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Connie Tao Designs - Custom Bridal & Evening Wear
23 N. Mentor Ave. Pasadena, CA 91106
Simply Bridal Downtown LA
350 S. Figueroa St, Ste. 166, Los Angeles, CA
Officiant Plus by Lucyn Wielgos
Newport Beach, CA
I Love You More Events - Bree Hueners
Event Coordinator in LA and Beyond
3 Little Birds Event Planning - Jessica Smith
2801 Thorton Ave. Burbank, CA 91504
Chantel & Bella Cupcakes, Cakes, Cookies
Common Questions Frequently Asked
F A Q
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AS A PHOTOGRAPHER?
Tom has been a full time photographer since 2003. The rest of our team are all full time professionals as well and have no less than 8 years of wedding experience.
HOW IS THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT US?
By email at By phone or text at 714-394-4263
ARE YOU THE PHOTOGRAPHER THAT WE WILL GET OR ARE YOU GOING TO SEND SOME ROOKY TO OUR WEDDING?
It’s me! I have only missed one event due to being hospitalized but, I have other full time photographers, Karen Cohen, Tiffany Kyees, Cindy Liang and Qi Wong on our team, they are also EXCEPTIONAL photographers and can be booked as your primary and secondary photographers as well.
WHAT DO YOU TAKE FOR PAYMENTS?
We accept cash and checks at this time. Credit card payments can be made below for deposits only. We can also accept paypal if necessary or simply consider sending us a bank transfer to like Wells Fargo SurePay, among others. Bank of America and Chase and all other major banks allow you to send money via an email address. We receive your payment quickly and it can't get lost in the mail this way.
HAS YOUR WORK EVER BEEN PUBLISHED
Yes, several times. An event I shot had images used in the NY Times in 2006. I have also had work used in a few company brochures, and newsletters as well as websites. I’ve done post cards for hotels in Hawaii. My work has also been in non-print places like web sites for radio stations like EIB network’s Rush Limbaugh and Clear Channel. - thanks Laura! Most recently I did work for an author for their book and my photography is also shown on the LA Dodgers Website. I’ve photographed work that has been used in Gelson’s Markets and WAMU (now Chase) and have been chosen to provide the Renaissance Faire in the past for press and event coverage. I was also very humbled to be able to provide Make a Wish Foundation coverage for a very special boy who has now very sadly lost his fight with cancer.
WHAT IS THE TYPICAL PROCESS FOR...?
For booking: I'd say at least 80% of our clients don't meet with us before booking now. Busy schedules, distances and other obstacles are common. If you are more than 50 miles away from us we ask that you meet us half way. We find that a simple phone call or a FaceTime Call are more than adequate.
For signing a contract and providing deposit: We use a company called Signnow.com to send you an electronic pdf that you can compelete and sign and it sends us back a copy and one for you too. Save's time, trees and stamps. Deposits can be made via check, the address is on the contract, or charge it ( we will add 3% to the amount charge to cover fees from credit card companies), bank transfer like SurePay by Wells Fargo which is free. Your bank has a way to send money just by sending it to an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will transfer to our account. We also accept Paypal, please make sure you send it like it's a fund transfer to family or friends or relatives and not like it's a goods purchase. This stops the fee of 3%.
For seeing your pics for the first time: We often bring our iPad and show you images right off our camera at your reception. That's fast! We also post to FB within hours or a day at most and use your FB account, please follow us by "like"ing our FB page of LAdigitalPhoto. We will send 30-40 images to your account to share with friends and family.
For seeing edited images on line: Editing of your images can take between 2 days for smaller weddings and up to a week or a month at most (although last year we were busier than ever and we hit a 3 month backlog.) The industry average is 6 months. We have never ever been that late. Once editing is done we will post them on the on line gallery at ladigitalphoto.pixieset.com. Once you okay the images, we will send out your USB drive or provide a digitial download link (commonly used for real estate shoots and engagement sessions). PLEASE LET US KNOW WHEN YOU MOVE! So many couples move once married. We don't know this unless you tell us and your USB drive and wedding album is headed to your old address if you don't.
For picking out the images for your albums: This usually takes place after you receive your USB thumb drive. We want you to pick from the finalized images. You can certainly also use your on line gallery and make a favorites list there for us to see, and then send us a reminder it's there. We will often pick other images for the back page of your designs. You can let us know once the album is designed if you like it, love it or want a change. We ask that you keep 3 redesigns as the max or it just becomes a very long drawn out process. Most albums are designed within a week or so of getting your list of chosen images. Once you okay the album it can take 2-3 weeks to get it back from the pinter/binder of the album. We will ship it directly to you if you are more than 50 miles from us. If you are under that, we like to hand deliver the albums, but are happy to ship directly if you are tired of seeing us... :0
For ordering photos: This is easy. Your gallery page has been set up already so you can order directly there or you can use your USB drive and take it anywhere you want to have the images printed. Go to ladigitalphoto.pixieset.com to see our client gallery.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU AND YOUR TEAM USE?
All of us use Canon 5d Mark II, Mark III, Mark IV, 6d, 7d Mark II or combinations of these cameras except Tiffany who shoots with Nikon.