FAQ – questions for Sun & Sparrow

What is it like to work with Sun & Sparrow? // We like to make your photo sessions fun and dreamy. It is our goal to create a beautiful collection of photos so that you can remember your family and life moment as it happens. We love posed portraits but also love photographing candid moments as well. When you take photos with us, we try to make it as fun and beautiful as possible. When we edit, we also have a very clean, light and bright editing style.


What is the difference between principal and associate photographers at Sun & Sparrow? // Simply put, associate photographers are employees of Sun & Sparrow who have been photographing weddings for less than 10 years.

All of our lead photographers, principal and associate alike, work diligently and collectively toward that Sun & Sparrow whimsy. Our principal photographers, Tiffani & Ellie, have over a decade of wedding photography experience. Both of our associate photographers, Claudia & Katie, have over 6 years of experience photographing weddings as lead photographers and also own their own small businesses. We completely trust each associate and what they bring to our team.

All of our photographers have gone through intensive training to be a part of Sun & Sparrow. Our team members understand the importance of loving people and moments through our lenses.


What types of sessions do you do? // We specialize in sharing and capturing special life-events. We absolutely love Engagements, Weddings, Maternities & Newborn sessions. We love becoming our client’s forever-photographers and being a part of their special moments for life.


What cameras do you shoot with? // We respect all types of photographers with many types of equipment. We photograph with top of the line Nikon cameras utilizing professional grade lenses.


Do you travel for destination or international weddings? // It is our desire to document your love story, wherever your heart is. We love documenting love stories all over the country and the world. Many of our weddings are photographed inside of Southern California, but we we have documented love stories in places as far as Washington, Alaska, and Cabo San Lucas. There are no places too far to tell our clients’ stories. We do have special pricing and considerations for destination weddings. Please contact us directly for full pricing information.


Do you have two shooters at a wedding? // We highly recommend having two shooters at any wedding. There are many reasons to consider hiring a second shooter, but the main reason is to have more of your wedding day covered. We highly recommend having a second shooter if your guest count is over 45.


Do you offer packages or à la carte pricing? // Our studio offers the most popular services and products in four different collections for both our principal and associate photographers. We are also more than happy to customize a package specifically for each client based on your needs.


Do you offer videography? // We are also no longer taking any new videography inquiries. Thank you for your support over the years. We love you!


Do you edit and color correct your images? // Absolutely! Quality is highly important to us. Our team goes through a rigorous post-processing workflow to ensure that every image you receive will have had our eyes and hands on it. We typically offer approximately 75 + images per hired hour and every image presented to you in your gallery will be enhanced and edited with color-corrections to present our light and airy Sun & Sparrow feel.


How will we receive our images and how many will we receive? // Sun & Sparrow believes in quality over quantity. With your collection, we want you to love every image. We offer our clients approximately 75+ images per hour of photography coverage. Once a gallery is complete, we send out an email with a link to your gallery. You will be able to immediately download your gallery and we highly recommend archiving right away.


After my session, when will I be able to see my photos? // For smaller sessions our turn around time is approximately 4-6 weeks and for our weddings the turn around time is approximately 8-12 weeks. It is our desire to deliver your sessions and weddings to you as soon as we possibly can. Often times we will deliver a gallery sooner than expected.


Do you have the ability to provide additional photoshop work? // With our candid and natural style, we typically like things to be as pure as possible. We are able to provide additional photoshop work, if requested, but any requests will incur a fee per image.


Do I receive copyrights to the photos? // Most of our clients won’t require a full copyrights buyout. For clients who are extremely private and concerned about their privacy, we do offer full buyout of copyrights to the images. Please inquire for pricing and usage restrictions.


What if it rains on our session day or wedding? // I highly recommend keeping your session whether rain or shine. There are many benefits to photographing in all types of weather, and it can also be an unexpected pleasure to have a session that is unique to you. Whatever your preference, we will offer to either reschedule or shoot in the rain.


How can I book my session with Sun & Sparrow?

• For weddings, our standard studio policy is for clients to retain the date for our services with a 1/3 payment of the total contract amount. There will be 2 more equal payments of 25% each of the remaining balance; spaced out equally between the contract signing date and a month before the wedding date. All fees are due no less than 7 days prior to the wedding.

• For smaller sessions, our standard studio policy is for clients to retain our services with 1/2 of the total contract amount. Final balances is due the day of your session.

• We are a first come first serve company. We recommend booking as soon as possible because our most popular dates do fill up quickly.

• We would love to be a part of your story!! You may book a session by filling out an inquiry form HERE or by emailing Tiffani@sunandsparrow.com about your desired date and time.