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"How do I book you?" Once we get in touch and we decide to work together I will send you a contract for you to sign. At that time, a non-refundable deposit ($100 for sessions and $1,000 for weddings) is due. You can pay via credit card, check, or cash. This saves your date! Afterwards, we will keep in touch leading up to the date, making sure to watch for weather or any other changes. The remainder of the fees will be due any time prior to the session.
Once we shoot, the next question is always "When will I receive my photos?" For photo sessions, you can expect to receive a link to your watermarked gallery for proofing within 2 weeks of the session date. For weddings, within 4 weeks. Once you get the gallery, you will choose the photos you'd like. The amount is normally determined and agreed on prior to the session in the contract. You always have options to purchase more images or the entire gallery. And your photos are never deleted from my files. Once your choices are made, I will send you another link to the gallery with the images for you to download. You will also be able to order prints right from the gallery.
I often get asked, "What do you want me to wear?", and my response is almost always "What ever you are comfortable in!" I want my clients comfortable and relaxed. And I want that to translate on camera. Whether that be heels, flats, sandals, or even barefoot, I am down for anything!
"But we're the most awkward people!" I want you to forget that I am even there. You booked me to capture you, the REAL you. And that isn't frozen, staring into a lens. I want my clients to pose themselves (with a little help from me!) so that you get comfortable and in the moment between you and your special someone.
When it comes to the kiddos, they are probably my most favorite subjects to shoot - when they're happy! Fully bellies makes for some happy babies. I recommend bringing some snacks just in case and bringing a babysitter for the littles so you could have piece of mind when shooting just the two of you alone.
"Do you mind if we bring our dog?" Um, no! I am the biggest dog person you will ever meet. Big or small, they are more than welcome to tag along! But just like the littles, snacks and a helper is always useful!
Last but not least, your wedding day. There are a few things to consider: timing, lighting, and locations. Other than the obvious important aspects in a wedding, your photographer is probably in the top five. These are your memories. Let's work together to make them everlasting.
Timing - you want to allot enough time for make up, hair, and last minute to-do's before I get there. You also want to give me enough time to capture the getting ready photos between you and your significant other before we head to the ceremony.
Lighting - if you are having an outdoor wedding or want outdoor photos done it's important that you do them during the daytime. Consider sunset times, cocktail hours, or even some first look/first touch photos done before the ceremony so we utilize the best light. Together we can work to plan a timeline of the wedding that works best for everyone.
Locations - this all ties in with lighting and timing. Renting some local bed and breakfasts or Airbnb for the preparation photos to stay local and nearby will cut down travel time. Let alone, just how darn cute they can be!
Bottom line, I am here to help. I will work with you to make any shoot or wedding flow smoothly and as less stressful as can be.
JB photography were the perfect business to photograph my wedding day and help us capture memories. Jessica is such a creative photographer and helped us on such a special day. I would recommend her to all my friends and family. She is so thoughtful and efficient.
- the Patino's, 2019
Jessica is such a delight to work with! She has captured such picturesque moments at our wedding you cannot beat. Jessica has able to make us feel so comfortable and relaxed, and brought out our natural interactions and emotions before the camera. Having a wedding during the pandemic hasn't been ideal but she made everything smooth sailing. We highly recommend Jessica to be your wedding photographer!
- the Marchant's, 2020
I searched through websites and ended up on Instagram, which is where I found J Beltrami Photography. With a quick DM we were able to set up a meeting at a local Starbucks to meet. Upon meeting, we knew not only was her work AMAZING...We feel so lucky to have found JB so last minute, our photos from our special day are incredible. If you are getting married in South Florida, I 100% recommend
J Beltrami Photography.
- the Giovannini's, 2018
Jessica did a fabulous job on my photos. We took some action shots of me and my daughter...and they turned out amazing! She made it easy for my 13 month old daughter to feel comfortable and exude her natural joy! I highly recommend Jessica for your photography.
- J. Amparo, 2018
She makes you feel comfortable and captures the best moments/emotions. Our pictures were everything we wanted and more!
- A. Crane, 2018
She literally went above and beyond. Jessica kept in touch with what kind of scene and feel we wanted prior to the shoot itself. All I said was woodsy and this girl came up with multiple venues to appease our request. Once we chose our venue for the shoot, Jessica went out of her way to scout the entire premises PRIOR to us having even been there. The day we had the shoot, she had already pinpointed what she suggested would be ideal for not only our liking, but the lighting & atmosphere alike. The effort that Jessica puts into her work is impeccable. I wouldn't tweak any single picture, edit or moment for anything!
- the Fullhardts, 2016
Jessica was awesome she was patient and easy despite my fussy newborn. I would definitely recommend booking her for any of your photo needs and I will definitely be using her again!
- S. Watson, 2018
In my many years of hiring Real Estate photographers, no one has ever come close to the quality of pictures and videos that Jessica produces. She is very meticulous and has a keen eye for excellence. When you hire Jessica, you get champagne on a beer budget.
If you want your properties to come alive online, call Jessica!
- G. Contrino, 2020