10 Questions with Sam and Austin

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and highly sought-after team of wedding photographers in California, Sam and Austin of Sam & Austin Photo. Anaheim based Samantha and Austin are the founders and owners of Sam & Austin Photo.

Sam & Austin Photo

Photographer - Samantha & Austin

10 Questions with Sam and Austin

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hi, we're Sam and Austin. We're happily married and want you to be too. Austin first joined Sam by tagging along as a pack mule on some of her more involved shoots. Following his desire to to spend even more time with his then girlfriend, Austin used his film background as an excuse to bring a camera to our sessions. Things didn't go terribly so with Sam's 10 years of experience, Austin demanded she be his teacher.

We use our charm and marriage status as an opportunity to treat our sessions with you as a double date. No need to worry about feeling awkward posing in front of the camera. We capture the candid moments and guide you to interact with your partner in a way that feels natural.

2. How long have you been shooting weddings? How many weddings have you photographed?

2019 was our first year as full time wedding photographers. Over the last 2 years, we've shot over 30 weddings ranging from small, intimate elopements to a classic knights vs vikings themed wedding.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

We specialize in capturing candid moments in true-to-life colors and making your feel comfortable in front of the camera. This allows us to create authentic, creative, and romantic images that tell your unique story.

4. How well in advance should couples book their wedding photographer?

There is no standard "right time" to book a wedding photographer. Your planning is going to work at your own pace. We have booked our couples anywhere from years in advance to weeks in advance. That being said, I would book your photographer as soon as possible after you know your date! Weekend dates fill up fast, especially around the 12-18 month mark.

Most couples reach out to us for booking in the first few months of a new year. So if you get engaged over the holidays or valentine's day, you might want to start planning ASAP!

5. What are the different packages that you offer and which one is your most popular package?

Our prices range from $2200 for 6 hours to $3800 for 10 hours, with our most popular collection priced at $3100. In our most popular collection, you get:

- 8 hours of coverage
- 2 photographers (that's us!)
- A 2 hour engagement shoot
- Pre-wedding consultation
- Password protected online gallery
- Print release for personal use
- One 10x10 layflat album

6. Are you the wedding photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day? Who else is there in your team?

Sam and Austin will be your main photographer and second shooter on your wedding day! Having two photographers included in all our packages allows every moment to be captured stress free and gives your photography schedule a little extra wiggle room.

7. Do you charge a travel fee? For what distance? What does that cover?

Travel is included for every wedding in the Orange and LA County areas. Any destination that requires over 80 miles of travel will incur a fee of 50 cents per mile.
However, we love to travel, so please inquire for special rates for out of state or international weddings!

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

Our top 2 collections include one 10 spread 10x10 layflat album. We also offer a la carte pricing on all physical goods, including books, prints, and canvas.

9. How long after the wedding will the couple receive the images? How will they be delivered?

We guarantee your photos 2 months after your wedding date. You'll receive a link to your own personalized gallery where you'll be able to download your photos as many times as you want. You'll also have to ability to order prints directly from your gallery, or download the photos in print quality and take them to your favorite print shop!

All delivered photos include basic editing and are watermark free. We want to make sure you have access to every memory from your big day so we don't hold photos back. If a photo meets our quality standard and isn't a duplicate, it'll be in your gallery!

10. What is your cancellation and/or refund policy?

We require a 50% non refundable retainer to lock in your wedding day when you book us. This retainer guarantees your date is secure and will not be advertised to anyone else. The remaining balance will be invoiced 1 month before your wedding day.

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WeddingRule Editor’s Choice 2020