Clearwater and Tampa Wedding Photographer
Inspiration. Power. Impact.
Pricing starts at $3000.
Welcome! I am a Clearwater and Tampa Wedding Photographer that specializes in luxury weddings and small beach elopements. I also offer engagement sessions in Clearwater, Tampa, St. Pete, and beyond.
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Top Wedding Photography Questions
How do you work?
I am a firm believer that a photographer’s job starts before he or she even picks up the camera. It begins with getting to know the couple— who they are, what brought them together, and what matters most to them. That is why I start with a pre-wedding consultation. I want to present you with portraits that you will treasure for a lifetime and that starts with learning about you.
What do I need to do pre-wedding?
You likely have spent months planning for your wedding. Why wouldn’t you want your photographer to do the same? A pre-wedding consultation is essential to getting what you want from your photographer. During the consultation, we will sit down and discuss your photography expectation. I also discuss what packages best fit your needs.
What are your payment terms?
A non refundable retainer of 50% is required to confirm any booking of Donald Sexton Photography. Bookings are made on a strictly first come first served basis. Dates will only be secured upon receipt of the retainer and completed contract. The remaining balance is due two weeks prior to the wedding. Extra albums, prints, and services will not be placed until payment is received in full.
What can I expect on my wedding day?
On your wedding day, you can anticipate that I will arrive promptly, eager to capture every moment. You can be reassured that I have familiarized myself with the wedding location and the wedding party. But most importantly, you can expect that I will be flexible, accommodating, and prepared, because I recognize that the some of the most prized photos come from the most candid moments.
How far in advance should I book my wedding date with you?
Bookings are on a first come, first serve basis— so the sooner, the better! I suggest booking at least six months prior to your date in order to ensure that your date is available.
Who will be photographing my wedding?
Donald Sexton is the principal photographer of Donald Sexton Photography. If you choose to have a second or third photographer, the photographer’s information will be provided at consultation.
Do you travel for weddings?
For sure! I love getting to experience new locations! It’s one of my favorite parts of the job! If you are planning a destination wedding, please keep in mind that there are additional costs for travel.
When will my photos be ready?
Quality product requires quality time. That being said, I understand that many couples look forward to sharing their wedding day photos with others and prefer to do so in a timely fashion. Therefore, I work to provide your gallery within 4 to 6 Weeks of your wedding. This can fluctuate during a busy wedding season and you will be told on your wedding date when you might expect your photos.
What if it rains or there is bad weather on my wedding day?
Although I know most brides fear rain on their wedding day, you can be confident that I will make the most of any weather. In fact, rain can make for some very memorable and cherished photos.
Do you offer a private online gallery for viewing?
Yes; all of our portrait packages come with access to a private online gallery for viewing. The gallery is available for one month. This allows for sufficient time to select your favorite photos. For your privacy, the gallery can be password protected.
What is a reasonable price for a wedding photographer?
Pricing for wedding photography can vary. A professional Wedding Photographer has experience, professional equipment, and most importantly is insured. This usual means a higher upfront cost, but the peace of mind is huge. About $1400 for 4 hours is reasonable.
What is usually included in a wedding photography package?
This usually depends on what your needs are, the most basic wedding packages include; 4 or more hours of coverage, and an online gallery. Depending on the photographer this may or may not include the rights to download and print the photos. Premium products come with a premium price.
Is 1 photographer enough for a wedding?
1 photographer can certainly be enough for a wedding. However, hiring a second photographer will increase the amount of images at a wedding and might offer unique perspectives on the day that 1 photographer might not capture. Also, having 2 photographers means that they can literally be in 2 places at once. Make sure to discuss your needs when looking for a wedding photographer.
Is 4 hours enough for a wedding photographer?
4 hours is typically considered basic wedding coverage. It is enough to include the moments before the ceremony, the ceremony itself, traditional portraits, posed photos of the couple, and the beginning of the reception. 6 hours offers the best overall coverage, it covers most, if not all the moments of the wedding. 8 hours is the top of what I would recommend for coverage. Any more than 8 and photos begin to become redundant and any less then 4 and you begin to miss important moments.
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Location. Location. Location. Aside from the photographer, the venue, or location that you choose to have your wedding, is one of the most important decisions
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If you need a Clearwater Wedding Photographer, Tampa Elopement Photographer, St Pete Engagement Photographer or even a Destination Photographer it’s never to late to email me!
Always excited to talk about your big day.