Frequently Asked Questions

How do we reserve our date? Please email the studio here or on the website contact page to check your date availability.


Are you willing to Travel? Michael absolutely loves to travel to Wedding Venues!


How long does it take to get our engagement photos after a shoot? Your Engagement or Bridal images are uploaded to your own gallery within 2 weeks. When can we expect to receive our wedding images? Your Wedding files will be uploaded Online by the 4th week after your wedding date*. And you will receive your Wedding files on a USB drive within the 6th week.


What is a first look? A first look is when a bride and groom share an intimate first meeting before the ceremony as apposed to seeing each other for the first time on the isle. We love the intimacy this provides for our bride and groom as well as added bonus of extra picture time before the ceremony! How many pictures do you usually deliver? For a smaller standard wedding day we deliver between 700 - 900 high-res images. For larger weddings that number can be between 900-1400, with first looks often add to a higher end.


Should we book an engagement session? Yes! and most of my wedding packages comes with an engagement session.


Do you edit all our photos? Yes. All images are edited before delivered. Our editing style is natural and true to life. We sometimes select images for black & white, and a few for added color splash.


How can we book? We are excited that you would like to work with us! Please fill out the contact form here and we will be in touch within 1 business day. If we are a perfect fit, a contact and a retainer will secure your date!


Do you have backup equipment? Yes, I always carry backup cameras and equipment.


Does your studio carry liability insurance? Yes my Studio carries a Business Insurance Policy.


Do we need to have dinner for you at the wedding event? Yes please and plan to have a dinner for my assistant & I if you hired a second shooter.


How much is the deposit to hold our wedding date? A Wedding Retainer of $500 is due to hold your date.


When is the balance due on the contract? Your balance of the contract is due Two Weeks before the day of your event.


How do i receive my images? The days of flash drives and CD's are over! We now deliver the images via a beautiful online gallery. This gallery is not only easy to share with family & friends, but it lives on the cloud for 10 years and has its own mobile app.


What distinguishes Photographic Dreams from other photographers?


Customer Service



Michael is a true photojournalist, qualified, and respected.


How can we make the payment arrangement? We take all-major credit cards as payments, and are processed in studio, an electronic invoice. A 3% bank processing fee is added to all credit card transactions. The Best way to pay is by check; there isn’t any additional charge.

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