PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ

What is your relationship with your photographers?

We work with top-tier photographers who focus on photography, not running a business. Most of our photographers shoot the majority of their weddings through Bellagala. Some photographers shoot weddings outside Bellagala, however they tend to be more expensive for the same product and/or simply cannot offer the same product as Bellagala. This is because Bellagala’s post production and finished album resources far exceed the capability of an individual photographer, which allows Bellagala to provide an awesome value.

How do you assign the photographer to our event?

We don’t assign them, the choice is yours. However, we’re here to help! You will have the opportunity to work with one of our educated planning consultants, who will guide you through the selection process. Although we have many artists, we are confident that we can find you the perfect photographer for your special day based upon your style, budget, and personalities. To start, head to our website and browse through our photographers galleries as well as their client testimonials!

Do you offer engagement sessions?

Yes! An engagement session is a great way to start developing a relationship with your photographer. You’ll also receive 60 images from your session to use as you wish! Contact your sales consultant for more details and to add an engagement session to any photography package.

How do I make sure my photographer doesn’t miss my important shots?

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss those must-have pictures in detail with your photographer prior to your wedding day. Completing the photography profile in your online account manager will also help them make sure they don’t miss a thing! It’s very important to be vocal about your expectations with your photographer; they can’t know what shots are important to you unless you tell them!


How soon will our pictures be ready after our wedding?

Your pictures will be up online for your viewing approximately 4 - 6 weeks after your event date.

Do we get proofs?

We found that the online proofing and printing system works great for most clients.

How much editing will you do to my photos?

Bellagala’s Post Production team individually color corrects each and every image you’ll receive. This process ensures your images look as true to life as the day they were taken.  If you would like to request any additional retouching or editing, please contact your sales consultant.

Do I get to choose which images are enhanced?

We want to make sure you have the opportunity to indicate which enhancement techniques are the most appealing to you, and your online photography profile allows you to do just that. We have a specialized profile that is specifically focused on your post production preferences. From there, our team uses their training and expertise to determine which of your images would be best complemented by the techniques you’ve chosen.

What are the reprint prices?


All prints are done on archival quality paper through our online proofing and printing center.


· 4x6 print - $3.99

· 5x7 print - $5.99

· 8x10 print - $9.99

· 11x14 print - $19.99

What is so special about your finished albums?

We have partnered with the premier finished album company, Graphistudio. Our albums feature seamless binding, archival printing, stunning layouts and cover options. These quality albums are hand-made in Italy by the finest artists and designers. Unlike online album services, Graphistudio albums are made to last a lifetime. Your album will still be beautiful after hundreds of viewings and is an heirloom piece for the next generations.

How do we order our album?

After your pictures are online, you will fill out our finished album order form, where you can customize your layout, cover and photos. Online order form is located in your account manager. bellagala.com/account

When do we pay the balance?

Three weeks prior to your event date final payment is due. Any additional charges accrued the day of your wedding will be automatically billed to your credit card on file.


HOW IT WORKS

One to two days from booking date

Once you book your Bellagala photographer, they will reach out to you within two business days of receiving notification.

Before your wedding day

Your photographer will work with you via email, phone calls, and meetings to develop your shot list and day-of timeline. You may also schedule your engagement session directly with your photographer if one is included in your package

On your wedding day

Your photographer will be present at your event for the predetermined number of hours according to the schedule you’ve developed with them, shooting continuously throughout the day.

One to two weeks after your wedding 

Your photographer will cull the images taken at your event and turn them into our professional post production 

specialist team for editing

Four to six weeks after your wedding 

Our professional post production team will individually color correct every image so it looks as true to life as the day it was taken. You will receive a link to the online gallery of your wedding images no later than six weeks after your event. 


WHAT'S INCLUDED

Photography packages: $1,495 - $2,995

Bellagala photographers specialize in the art of organic storytelling, documenting your wedding day as it unfolds naturally. With a team of photographers on staff, we are confident that we can find you a photographer that fits both your style and budget. We provide a variety of packages and ala carte options such as customizable hours, engagement sessions, and second shooters so that you can choose what is best for you and your special day. Whether you select an Associate or Studio level photographer, we are sure that we will meet and exceed your expectations.

All photography packages include

· Your choice of photographer

· Color correction on all images

· Online printing and proofing

· Digital download of all images

· Full copyrights to all images

· Professional photography team available in case of emergency

Add-Ons

· Engagement session

· Second shooter

· Finished album

· Additional hours