Frequently Asked Questions
Will you travel? - Yes
I am accustomed to traveling throughout the Bay Area on photo assignments on a weekly basis while carting along the proper lighting equipment necessary, my hatchback is my rolling studio. I also fly domestically with my camera and lighting equipment while on assignment for the NBA. I am very comfortable traveling to destination weddings. We do not charge a travel fee for weddings just outside of the San Francisco Bay Area when booking a Silver, Gold or Diamond package.
Do you shoot video? - We make slide-show videos
Our first and foremost priority is to capture your still pictures. Over the years I noticed shooting video along with still's was difficult for some weddings and easy for others; for various reasons. Lighting is a big part of my workflow, because of this I refer couples who are looking for video to a handful of prefered cinematographers I enjoy working with.
How many photos should we expect? - Every photo delivered
Our couples on average reserve us for eight hours and in that amount of time you can expect between 700 & 800 images between myself and my associate photographer.
Do you retouch the photos? - Yes
Every single one, one at a time. We make sure every image captured looks it's best, we retouch for proper exposure and style so your entire collection of images are truly custom. We spend approximately twice the amount of hours retouching your images as we do taking them. We also offer composite photo enhancement.
Do you deliver images quickly? - Yes
Our delivery method and image retouching workflow allows us to send your gallery approximately one month ahead of the national average. Also, we create custom wedding books using the most state of the art software allowing for an easy and enjoyable book layout revision process.
Do you partner with other vendors? - Yes
We have a list of Preferred Vendors that we highly recommend, which include: Franco Finn, the Golden State Warriors "Hype Man" who is an excellent Emcee & or DJ - Videographers - Florist/Day of Wedding Planner - Lighting & Photobooth Specialist and a LED Dance Floor specialist. We love working with great vendors that have an ability to communicate your vision which creates a team atmosphere dedicated to giving you the very best.
Do you visit the ceremony venue before the wedding? - Yes
We will supply you with a detailed wedding day timeline "Shot List" upon reserving Jack Arent Photography, if we haven't been to your ceremony venue before we will be sure to visit it. We ask that you complete and return the supplied timeline "Shot List" a minimum of one month before your wedding. (email us for a complimentary shot list timeline)
Do you offer a contract? - Yes
We supply a wedding agreement contract so both parties understand what's expected, we carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance as well.
How can we hire your services?
All we need to do is set up two meetings, the first to discuss your wedding flow and discover your image style. The second meeting, after viewing your reception venue is where we work together to create a tailor-made plan, which includes creating a timeline you can simply share with your other vendors. We do more than just provide photography, we work with you and/or your wedding planner to help your wedding run smooth.