David’s style of photography is artistic documentary style. However, it does not stop there. With love of the spiritual life, an ever presence of diverse culture, an affinity for design and structure and an understanding of light and shadow, David is able to imbued his personality into your wedding photography. Your wedding day will not be a collection of pictures rather …
a complete photo story that will bring laughter and smiles for years to come.
An online gallery of images and album designs:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What is your approach to our wedding day?
A: David photographs your wedding in an artistic documentary style. This means David will not be telling you how to walk down the aisle, cut the cake or throw your bouquet nor interfere with the natural progression of your wedding day. You should be able to enjoy your day without needing to be overly posed for every moment of your day. David will take detail photos of the dress, shoes, your reception and other details of the day. David loves photographing the both of you in a relaxed session of hopefully one hour, or more, without your guests or wedding party to capture the intimacy, smiles and laughter you both have learned to enjoy from each other.
Q: Will you be photographing any formal photos?
A: Yes! I always enjoy photographing your families and friends so that you may have them as keepsakes for years to come. Capturing these moments can be anywhere from ten to thirty minutes depending on how large your family is.
Q: Do you photograph anything other than the wedding day?
A: Yes, I love doing Engagement, Day After and Bridals sessions.
Q: Does David work alone or with someone else?
A: David and a second photographer will be present on your wedding day. This way, David can cover the Bride getting ready while the second photographer covers the Groom getting ready. My second photographer also helps me light the formal portraits when needed.
Q: Can I add more hours to the wedding?
A: Yes, you can. The standard rate for extra hours is $250 per hour.
Q: What happens if the wedding is running late? Can you stay until we exit in style?
A: Absolutely! Bear in mind that if we stay more than 30 minutes, you will
be billed for overtime. Your wedding gallery will not be posted until
the balance is paid in full. The overtime rate is the same as the pre-paid rate: $250 per hour.
Q: How long do I need to wait before seeing our photos?
A: Once your wedding or engagement session is photographed expect to see an online gallery of your images within 4-5 weeks.
Q: Do I get a DVD and or is this extra?
A: Yes, you will get a DVD of images from both your engagement and wedding day. No, it does not cost you extra for the DVD. All these images are retouched and will have a mixture of BW, Sepia and Vintage Images.
Q: Are these images retouched?
A: Yes, all delivered images are retouched. These are NOT straight-out-of-the-camera files. In addition to each color image, you will also receive a mixture of BW, Sepia and Vintage images with your gallery.
Q: Can I make prints with the DVD?
A: Absolutely! The disc has high-quality, ready-to-print edited images.
I suggest printing the images at a professional photo lab.
Q: When do I get my wedding and engagement images?
A: You get all your images when your wedding album is delivered.
Q: Are the files big enough to print an 8×10?
A: Yes, although I suggest going through me if you want to print images larger than an 8×12.
Q: Can we still order prints through your Web site?
A: Absolutely. The professional lab I print through is phenomenal, and the images look amazing on their paper!
Q: Do I own the rights to my photos?
A: Not entirely. You will have the license to print the photos for your own personal use. David Bracho still retains the copyright to all the images. Your license excludes you from distributing, selling or giving away your images. Please feel free to ask me any more questions regarding copyrights.
Q: Where are you based?
I live in the fantastic windy city of Chicago, IL!
Q: Have you always done weddings?
I started out photographing landscapes than quickly got into news photography. During my years working for my daily college newspaper and yearbook, I have been published at a local, state and national level. My biggest value to you was I was photographing about 1-2 assignments a day or more on a daily schedule for my two years while working for my newspaper and yearbook. This gave incredible insight on predicting where the action and emotion of a day is and well as honing my journalism skills.
Q: Do you offer discounts for off-season or non-Saturday weddings?
Yes, I do. Please email me for more details.