Hi! I'm Noi. Nice to meet you.

I am a lover of beautiful light and vintage things. I love history and if walls could talk, I'd be happy to pop open a bottle of wine and pull up a chair. I always believe that dessert should come before the main meal. When I'm not working, I love exploring the city and new places with my husband and my son. I feel tremendously blessed to be able
to live out my dreams doing what I love.

Q. What time of the day is best to take portraits? 
A. Because my style is primarily natural light, the best time of day is an hour after sunrise or a couple hours before sunset, otherwise known as the ‘golden hour.’ Shooting at this time of day will eliminate the harsh shadows of the sun. I highly recommend my couples to select their ceremony time with light conditions in mind. I suggest that couples allow 45-60 minutes for me to take a series of intimate bride and groom photos. I also suggest that these photos be done in private (where possible). That way, couples are not distracted. 

Q. What is the difference between a photographer's assistant and a 2nd shooter? 
A. I always shoot with an assistant, except for rare occasions. My assistant loads my film, stores my film while I'm shooting, holds my bag and helps me to stay on track with the timeline. These are the tasks assigned to my assistant, therefore he/she does not shoot on the day of. 

Q. Can other people (i.e Uncle Bob) take photos while you are taking photos? 
A. Yes, it’s your wedding! However, if anyone is in my line of shooting, I will ask them to move (so be advised that this person may be in your shot) and I also ask that flash photography be refrained while I am shooting. During the formal portraits it is suggested that you request your guests to wait until after I have completed my work. This ensures that there are no distractions or delays. 

Q. Will you accept a list of specific shots from us? Can the list be from Pinterest? 
A. I absolutely will accept a list of photos that inspire the two of you! Your inspirational list will serve as a guide to the kind of emotions you want captured. Please just know that an exact recreation is not ideal since every couple, every moment and situation is different. I will do my best to take that moment and make it unique to the two of you. Throughout a wedding day, I capture every detail and every moment that unfolds to the best of my ability. There’s absolutely no need to send a list that includes the bouquet, boutonniere, venue shots, etc. These are what I call ‘the usual shots’. 

Q. Do I need to fill out the wedding questionnaire even if I don’t have all the information about our wedding day? 
A. Yes. The questionnaire is a tool that I use to put together your photography timeline and to blog about all the details of your big day . . . Your timeline will show the times of when I will be getting certain shots as well as all the details you have planned (arrival, hair & make-up, toast before putting on the dress, etc.) 

Q. If the event lasts longer than the contracted time, will you stay longer? Will there be a charge? 
A. I am available to stay up to 2 hours beyond the originally contracted time provided that the client agrees to the additional charge, which is stated in the contract. 

Q. Will we get all our images? 
A. Absolutely! Your images are presented to you in a personal online gallery. Your gallery is super easy to access. It is very modern and super efficient. The number of images you will receive depends on the length of day, the number of locations involved and the number of your guests, but for a typical 8 hour wedding day you can expect no less than 300 and no more than 900. 

Q. Do you shoot all film?
A. I shoot primarily 80% film. During natural light, film is my go to medium. When I am in a situation with little light, I will decide to shoot either black and white film or bring out my video light to help create a more white-balanced light. During mixed lighting, such as the reception, I shoot with a combination of black and white and color film with some digital on flash. 

Q. Do you offer retouching, color adjustment or other corrective services according to your client’s needs? 
A. Yes, I offer basic retouching and color correction. All other creative editing is outsourced and will require a fee. 

Q. When will we get our photos? 
A. Your photos will generally be ready within 6-8 weeks following the wedding. For film, I ship priority express to Richard Photo Lab, a premier film lab that is nationally recognized and once the scans are ready, I go through a careful process of choosing the best images from the day. After I go through the film images, I then start on the digital process with the same method of meticulously selecting the best images and applying retouch and color correction where needed. 

Q. How do we order prints and products? 
A. To provide you with the best possible product, I highly recommend ordering your prints through your online gallery. I have teamed up with a professional lab that I have my computer calibrated to. This provides the best color consistency and will ensure that you receive a quality product. This gallery can also be shared with friends and family where they may order prints as well. For other Fine Art products such as photo albums and canvas, you may order them through me by setting up a viewing appointment by phone or in-person. Because these products require a higher resolution and more attention, I design your album layouts and send over up to 3 proofs before finalizing the design and placing an order.  

Q. Do you release unedited images? 
A. No. 

Q. How much of a deposit do you require? 
A. A $1000 non-refundable booking fee and contract is required to reserve your day. 

Q. What is your refund/cancellation policy? 
A. My refund/cancellation policy as stated in my contract: 
* CANCELLATION: In the event that The Client cancels the contracted services for wedding photography outlined in this contract before the wedding ceremony takes place, the retainer will be forfeited. Noi Tran Photography agrees to refund all additional paid money (less expenditures for which receipts will be provided), to The Client. There is no penalty to The Client (i.e, the retainer will be transferred) if the wedding date or venue changes within one year of the original set date. 

Q. Are you available for other types of photography? 
A. Absolutely. Email me for details. 

Q. How do you safe keep our images? 
A. Once a wedding or portrait session is over, I transfer the images to a computer and external hard drive. For additional storage, I back up all the images onto a DVD. I like to encourage all my clients to back up their own photos and to print them out! Printing is the most tried and true way to back up your photos. 

Did I miss anything? Please don't hesitate to reach out. I'm always up for a chat over the phone or even coffee!

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