How would you describe your photographic style?
Our style of wedding photography is candid, photojournalistic, documentary, unobtrusive, intimate and artistic. Most importantly, we adapt our style to your tastes and needs, and can do formal posed portraits as easily as photojournalism.
What is your photography experience and background?
We have been photographing professionally for the last 12 years. We first learned the craft using film, mastering everything from developing negatives and positives (slides) to making prints, color balancing, and dodging and burning. We have embraced the digital age and now shoot the majority of our work digitally. We never use “automatic” or program modes on our cameras; we adjust shutter speed, aperture, white balance, ISO, etc. manually. In short, we really know what we’re doing!
What do you think is the most important aspect in selecting a wedding photographer?
The most important aspect to us as photographers is personality. We will be spending the majority of your wedding day with you, chronicling every moment, and a mesh of our personalities is very important. We have been described as having great composure, positive attitude, and an easygoing demeanor. If this sounds like the kind of people you want to work with, then call us!
What locations have you photographed at previously?
We have photographed weddings all over the Valley and across Arizona. A complete list of venues we’ve worked at would be pretty lengthy, so we’ll just mention some of our favorites: Regale! at DC Ranch, The Phoenix Art Museum, The Phoenician, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Desert Botanical Garden, The Buttes, Brophy Chapel, Raven Golf Club at South Mountain, Inspirador, and Talking Stick Golf Club.
We are a preferred wedding photography vendor at Regale! at DC Ranch. To see a gallery of our Regale! wedding images, click here.
Planning a destination wedding? We travel. Give us a call!
Will you visit our wedding site in advance?
Yes, we visit any wedding and reception location that we have not photographed at previously to scout out the best photo locations, check lighting conditions, and plan for your big day. If you’re going to have a meeting at your site with your wedding coordinator, call us up and we’ll be happy to tag along!
Do you travel outside of Phoenix?
Yes, we will photograph at locations outside of Phoenix almost anywhere in the state (and destinations outside of Arizona as well). We require reasonable compensation for gas, as well as room and board when an overnight stay is required. Weddings in the extreme west valley area of Phoenix (over 35 miles from our office) may require a nominal $25 fee for additional mileage.
Do you design your own wedding albums?
Yes, both our love story and memory books (coffee-table style) are custom designed by us. We don’t send them out to a designer. Amanda has years of expertise in graphic design and layout and will work with you to create a beautiful and enduring work of art! She has also won awards for her design skills!
How much deposit do you require to reserve our wedding date?
We require a $250 non-refundable deposit, along with a signed contract, to reserve your wedding date. As the deposit is non-refundable, we require an additional deposit if you make a significant change to the date, time and/or location of your wedding.
Where do you have your prints done?
Our prints are created at a professional lab (not Walgreens, Costco or Target). The difference is our prints are processed from start to finish by experienced technicians. In addition, color-balancing is controlled both in the calibration of our own computer monitor to the calibration of the printing equipment used by our lab. Our prints are also on thicker, more durable paper and will last for decades.
How can my family and friends order prints?
We will post your wedding images online in a password-protected website within 3-4 weeks of your wedding (visit www.ColorrPhoto.smugmug.com for a preview), for your proofing and ordering convenience. You can view the photos from any computer with internet access.
Do you require a meal at weddings?
For any wedding of 6 hours or longer, we respectfully request a meal for both photographers (many caterers can provide a boxed vendor lunch). This is to ensure the stamina of the photographers so that we may provide you with the best wedding images possible! Of course, we eat fairly quickly and are back on our feet to capture images in no time!
Do you prepare images for ZapplicationTM?
Yes, we can digitally prepare your photos for ZapplicationTM and any other online jury submission process. We have assisted several jewelry artists with the ZapplicationTM process.
Can you photograph my jewelry on a model?
Yes, we have a home studio and can photograph your jewelry pieces on a model for an additional fee. We can source a model through a talent agency or you can provide a model of your own.
How much deposit do you require to start my jewelry photos?
We require a 50% deposit along with a signed contract for any jewelry/art photography and/or graphic design services. A 100% deposit is required for all printing services.
Do you charge sales tax?
Yes, David Orr Photography collects sales tax in accordance with the Arizona Revised Statutes. Arizona levies transaction privilege tax on the privilege of conducting business in the state, measured by the gross receipts from the business. The business of photography is not a professional or personal service occupation under A.R.S. § 42-5061(A)(1), as a photographer does not enter into the business by virtue of a state sanctioned or state-issued license. See Ariz. Transaction Privilege Tax Ruling TPR 90-2 (Aug. 1, 1990). David Orr Photography provides tangible personal property in the form of slides, prints, digital images, CDs and DVDs, albums, etc.