10 Questions with Tye Acierto

WeddingRule Interviewed one of the most popular and sought-after wedding photographers in Illinois, Prudence Photography. Chicago based Tye Acierto is the founder and owner of Prudence Photography.

Photographer - Tye Acierto

10 Questions with Tye Acierto
  • Business: Prudence Photography
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois IL
  • Experience: 10 Years
  • Photography Types: Corporate Events, Engagements, Family, Weddings
  • Website: www.prudencephotography.com

1. Introduction: What's your story?

Hi, I'm Tye Acierto, founder and lead photographer at Prudence Photography. It's hard to remember when I fell in love with photography, all I know is that I have been fascinated by art ever since I was a kid. Growing up, I used painting and drawing as creative mediums to express my artistic abilities. My passion for illustration later morphed into photography when I took my first photo using a disposable camera. From there, I was eager to learn more. I obtained my degree in Film and Video at Columbia College Chicago. I use both my knowledge in cinematography and photography to craft my compositions in photography.

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

I have been shooting weddings since 2010 and I lost count of keeping track of how many weddings I photographed after 400 events.

3. How would you describe your photography style?

Each type of photography encompasses a certain type of discipline. In wedding photography, I like to describe my style as photojournalistic in capturing unguarded moments and also very meticulous in posing my subjects to appear natural on camera during stage photo sessions.

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

Couples should book their photographer as soon as they officially book the venue for their wedding day. A year in advance is advisable but I urge them not to wait until three months before their official wedding date. The peak season has been from June to August but lately, we've been seeing a surge in wedding day bookings during September and October.

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

The Packages I offer are the following:

THE V.I.P. PACKAGE
Option I: Emerald

(Most Popular Package!)

2,595

Comes with a Wedding Album.

Two professional photographers.
8-hour continuous photography service for Lead Photographer (Storyteller) and 6 hours for second Photographer (Photojournalist).
Editing included. (Professional photo processing and color correction of all images)
Fast turn-around.
USB is usually ready for delivery within 3-4 weeks (3 USB's; one for the Newlyweds and one for each set of parents).
Comes with a basic 10X10 photo album with 26 pages of high gloss HD paper.
There is no travel fee for areas within the 15-mile radius of 60634 area code, otherwise ask us about a small travel fee for areas outside our zone.
Additions: Hours not enough? Add 195 for Lead Photographer per hour and/or 120 for Second Photographer per additional hour.


Option II: Ruby

2,995 LIMITED TIME (Promotional PricingRegular 3,195)
Comes with Wedding Album and Engagement Photography
Two professional photographers!
9-hour continuous photography service for Lead Photographer (Storyteller) and 6 hours for second Photographer (Photojournalist).
Editing included. (Professional photo processing and color correction of all images)
USB is usually ready for delivery within 3-4 weeks.
Comes with Elegant Album (See description below: 12X12 photo album with 26 pages of high gloss HD paper.)
There is no travel fee for areas within the 15-mile radius of 60634 area code, otherwise ask us about a small travel fee for areas outside our zone.
Additions: Hours not enough? Add 195 for Lead Photographer per hour and/or 120 for Second Photographer per additional hour.



Option III: Sapphire

3,995 LIMITED TIME (Promotional Pricing; Regular 4,195)
Comes with Wedding Album, Engagement Photography, and a LARGE 16 x 16 Framed Poster.
Two professional photographers.
With Engagement Photo session (40 minutes).
10-hour continuous photography service for Lead Photographer (Storyteller) and 7 hours for second Photographer (Photojournalist).
Editing included. (Professional photo processing and color correction of all images)
Fast turn-around.
USB is usually ready for delivery within 3-4 weeks.
Comes with Diamond Edition Album (See description below: 12X12 photo album with 30 pages of high gloss HD paper.)
LARGE 16 x 16 Framed Poster (Choose your favorite photo from your wedding album).
There is no travel fee for areas within the 15-mile radius of the 60634 area code, otherwise, ask us about a small travel fee for areas outside our zone.
10 hours not enough? Add 195 for Lead Photographer per hour and/or 120 for Second Photographer per additional hour.

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

Unless I'm fully booked, I'm the lead photographer who will be shooting on the wedding day. I work with my professional associates if another photographer is needed for the full day.

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

Yes, there's a travel fee for distances greater than 25-mile radius of 60634 area code. It's a case to case basis, and the surcharge is very small and mainly exist to cover fuel and time of travel.

8. Are albums or prints included in your packages?

Some of my packages already include printed albums including the most popular and affordable "VIP Package: Emerald".

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

It usually takes about 3-4 weeks (or even shorter) for my couples to receive their digital files after the event. This gives me an ample amount of time to process and edit all the photos I took which normally numbers to about 800 to 1000+ photos for an 8-hour day.

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

Client/s are given the leniency of 6 months from the day of the original event to move the event date if necessary. In the event that the original photographer is no longer available for the new confirmed date, an associate will cover the new date. For wedding photography sessions; a non-refundable session retainer is required to book and hold the date. If the event is canceled, the fee can be credited towards a future session upon the photographer’s approval.

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