1. WHO IS RON PRADETTO PHOTOGRAPHY?
Ron Pradetto Photography consists of myself and my wife Linda. We have been married over 30 years. I am the main photographer while Linda's duties are divided between being a second shooter and lighting assistant. During most of the day both of us are usually photographing which allows us to give you full coverage of day's events. During the shooting of formals Linda sets up and operates the off-camera lighting. Wedding photography is our business and we love it.
2. WHAT MAKES RON PRADETTO PHOTOGRAPHY DIFFERENT FROM ANY OF THE OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Why should I hire you? We think that the best way to truly find out who we are and why you should hire us is to see what our clients have to say about us in their reviews. First and foremost, our clients constantly rave about the amazing and wonderful quality of their wedding images. But you will also find some other words and phrases consistently being used such as “going above and beyond”, “professional” and “easy, fun and comfortable to work with”. Most importantly though, our clients regularly say that it is clear that we love what we do and the couples feel like we are part of their family. That is important to us because photographing a wedding is so much more than just showing up and pushing the camera shutter button. We view it as a high honor for a couple to choose us to spend the most important day of their lives with them. The responsibility that comes with it is enormous and we make every effort to add fun and pleasure to your wedding day and to capture all of the day's special moments. You should hire us because we love photographing weddings and it shows in our work. You can read our reviews on Thumbtack.
3. WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND ARE THERE ANY TRAVEL CHARGES?
We work out of our home in rural Jacobsburg, Ohio which is located in southeastern Ohio just west of Wheeling, West Virginia. We routinely photograph weddings in and around the Pittsburgh/Tri-State area and there are NO additional travel charges to and from your wedding within 120 miles of our home. Any travel to multiple destinations after arriving will be counted in the time quoted.
4. WHAT ARE YOUR PRICES?
Our packages are as follows:
Five hours & under: $960.00
Six hours: $1180.00
Seven hours: $1500.00
Eight hours: $1700.00
5. WHAT DO I RECEIVE WITH THESE?
All Packages includes:
● (2) EXPERIENCED WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS
● Professional, high quality, full resolution images are provided in BOTH tiff and jpeg.
● (75) Custom designed “Thank You” cards
● Facebook posting and YouTube slide-show, if desired.
As mentioned above, both Linda and I photograph throughout your wedding day to capture all of the day's special memories. Once the wedding day is over then our work just begins. We first sort through all of the images and choose those that will be provided to you. We then totally retouch all of the formal photos and significantly retouch all of the remaining images. Retouching includes color correcting and removing all harsh shadows. Then we arrange them in chronological order and placing them on flash drives for full resolution tiff and high quality jpeg images. The jpeg images may be placed on DVDs if preferred. The images are in high resolution with full printing rights granted to you with a letter provided. Images will be cropped in both 4”x 6” and 4”x 5” ratio (which is the same as 8”x10”) dimensions to present them in the most pleasing way.
Unlike most photographers we now provide all image in the TIFF format, this is significant in that with the TIFF there is no quality lost as there is with the JPEG format which compresses the image and reduces the quality, especially colors. The TIFF images are considerably larger in size, this is why we provide them on USB Flash Drives. We will also provide the images in high resolution jpeg format, in addition to the TIFF images. The JPEG images are excellent quality and may be all you would need for prints but in the long term the TIFF gives a much better image especially for enlargements over 8"x 10"s. AND, if you so desire, we will include a beautiful “teaser” gallery on Facebook and/or a YOUTUBE slide-show gallery of the wedding day.x 10"s. AND, if you so desire, we will include a beautiful “teaser” gallery on Facebook and/or a YOUTUBE slide-show gallery of the wedding day.
6 HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
Of course there are many variables that can affect the number of images that you will receive but generally you will receive at least 100 images for each hour that we photograph.
7. WHEN WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
The images are mailed to you within four weeks of the wedding.
8. DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT AND/OR CONTRACT?
Yes we do require a 25% deposit and a signed contract in order to reserve your wedding date. It is due within seven days of our agreement.
9. WHEN IS THE REMAINING AMOUNT DUE?
The remaining amount does not become due until the wedding day is over.
10. CAN I CHANGE MY MIND AND ADD OR SUBTRACT THE AMOUNT OF HOURS NEEDED?
Once you sign the contract you cannot reduce the amount of hours agreed upon but you may add hours at any time up until/including the wedding day.
11. How do I determine how many hours of wedding photography I will need?
Each wedding day is unique and the best way to determine how many hours you will need is to discuss it with us. In general, though, most couples will need six to seven hours of wedding photography. You need to plan your wedding day photography with us in advance. We will need to know where you will be getting ready, when you will be arriving at the wedding site, how long the service will be, where will the formals be taken, where the reception is and when you need to be there and all other particulars to determine what is right for you.
12. Do you offer engagement sessions?
An engagement session can be added for $190 and you are provided with images in the same manner as the wedding images.
13. Do you offer packages, prints, albums, specialty items?
If you want, we can specifically design a photography package deal for you based on your needs and budget. We offer prints and custom designed albums and we do all of our printing in-house. We have numerous props including “Thank you” and “Mr. and Mrs.” placards, as well as picture frames and other items that we can incorporate into your images if you desire.
14. Where can I see your work/portfolio?
Here on our website at www.ronpradetto.com, or go to our Ron Pradetto Photography Facebook page to see examples of our work. We have slidshows of most of our current weddings on YouTube as well at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJCrEAqpm6VRs2BRx7YpMg
15. Something you might also want to know about me.
I reserve about four Saturdays each autumn for photographing University of Pittsburgh college football. I have been photographing their games since 1995, as well as other major colleges such as Ohio State and WVU. My photos have appeared on television, in sports arenas, on billboards and signs as well as in many football programs and media guides. Check them out here on my website under the Sports and Published links above.
16. Anything else I should know?
Yes, once you become a client we offer a 10% referral fee for any wedding that we book because of your referral.
17. WHAT TYPE OF PAYMENTS DO YOU ACCEPT?
Cash, checks and PayPal online payments.