Abaunza Photography: 10 Questions with Carlos Ayestas

10 Questions with Carlos Ayestas

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most passionate and highly sought-after wedding photographers in Florida, Carlos Ayestas of Abaunza Photography. Miami based Carlos is the founder and owner of Abaunza Photography.

Abaunza Photography

Photographer - Carlos Abaunza

10 Questions with Carlos Ayestas

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Specialized in capturing the essence of luxury and romance in the heart of Miami. Our award-winning team of photographers and videographers are dedicated to creating visually stunning and timeless memories for couples, families, and individuals seeking an extraordinary experience in the Magic City. With a focus on fun and personalized service, we strive to exceed your expectations and make your time with us the highlight of your adventure.

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

I have had the privilege of capturing the special moments of numerous happy couples on their big day. Although I cannot specify an exact number of weddings photographed (more than 75), I can assure you that I approach each wedding with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail, to ensure that every couple has beautiful memories to look back on for years to come.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

As a candid photojournalism, my goal is to seamlessly capture the authentic emotions and candid moments of your special day without disrupting the flow of events. I aim to tell your story without influencing it, allowing you to fully enjoy your loved ones' company. My approach is discreet and unobtrusive, as I discreetly capture the magic of your day through natural moments of laughter and light. With my cameras, you'll hardly even notice my presence, resulting in photographs that perfectly encapsulate the essence of your unforgettable day.

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

Secure your special moments with our photography services. Book early to ensure availability on your desired date, as we often book up to 6-12 months in advance. Contact us as soon as you have your wedding or event date set and let our team help plan and capture your beautiful memories.

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

* Photoshoots:
We understand the importance of capturing your special moments, which is why we make it easy for you to check availability and pricing by providing an intuitive online booking system. You can quickly check for availability and pricing for photoshoots, starting at only $250usd per 30 minutes, and varying depending on your choice of photography package.

** Popular time-slots—sunrise, the Blue Hour, and holidays—book out quickly.

* Weddings:
For more elaborate events such as weddings, custom marriage proposal planning, and destination packages, we recommend setting up a complimentary consultation with our sales department. This way, we can better understand your needs and tailor our services to meet them. If you prefer to reach out to us via our contact form, please provide us with your preferred date(s), starting time, the amount of photography/video coverage required, and any initial shoot ideas you may have. The more detail you provide, the better we can assist you in creating the perfect memories.

* Note:

* Our weddings' collections are available at a range of pricing options, with a minimum of $799 and a maximum of $5650.

In order to provide you with an exceptional and personalized experience, we kindly request the following information:

* Wedding location
* Desired coverage duration
* Approximate guest count
* Interest in a second shooter services
* Interest in videography services
* Interest in customized wedding album

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

As the lead photographer, I am responsible for capturing all the important moments of your wedding day. I am dedicated to providing high-quality photography services and strive to exceed your expectations. However, if you require additional coverage, I offer the option of a second shooter to ensure that every angle of your special day is captured. Our team is highly professional and dedicated to delivering stunning photographs that you will cherish for a lifetime.

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

We are proud to offer our photography services for weddings and events not just in our local area, but also across the United States and even worldwide for destination weddings. While we are available to cover your event, there may be additional fees for locations more than 25 miles from Miami. This fee covers the cost of transportation, lodging and other expenses associated with traveling to your event location. Our goal is to provide you with high-quality photography services regardless of where your special day takes place, and we will work with you to ensure that your needs are met and that you have beautiful memories to last a lifetime.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

Optional Luxury Photo Album • A 10 x 10 inch fine art album, featuring 50-80 of your favourite photos, bound with a cotton cover and printed. The company crafts albums in New Zealand, and subscribes to sustainable and eco-friendly techniques. Prices options available on request.

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

Elevate your experience with our prompt delivery of hand-edited, stunning images. Our fast turnaround ensures you can relive your special moments as soon as possible with your final images delivered within a few days.

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

It’s sometimes just not possible to keep your appointment despite the best intentions.

We’ve seen it all from airport disruptions and canceled flights to visa issues, strikes, health, pregnancy, job conflicts, and a host of other challenges.

As the premier Miami photography studio, we want you to book with confidence and offer an unparalleled cancellation policy.


all Miami-based photo sessions (excluding weddings and proposal planning) come with an unconditional 100%, no questions asked, cancellation guarantee up to 7 days before the scheduled start of your photo/video shoot

* if you cancel within 7 days from the scheduled start of your shoot, 100% of the deposit becomes a non-refundable retainer.

* if you do not show up for your scheduled shoot and assuming you did not cancel in writing 7 days in advance 100% of the deposit becomes a non-refundable retainer.

* However, we will always help you reschedule (when possible) and, otherwise, provide a 1-year credit towards a future visit to Miami.



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