Frequently Asked Questions…
Why does Elizabeth speak English/ Does Elizabeth speak Spanish?
Having lived large chunks of her life in the Michigan and the Yucatan (two very different but equally beautiful peninsulas), Elizabeth will be delighted speak with you in either language, most likely infused with a liberal dose of Spanglish.
How far ahead do I need to book the date?
Elizabeth’s availability is limited and can change without notice, some dates tend to book very quickly while others can book much closer to the wedding. There seems to be no science to which dates will be most popular, so our suggestion is to reserve your photography as soon as possible after reserving location and date. As a general rule of thumb we usually begin to offer dates approximately 14 months in advance of the date.
How do I reserve the date? Can you “pencil us in”?
A nonrefundable retainer payment and signed contract are required to reserve the date. Because over time the studio often receives multiple inquiries for the same dates, it is not possible to “pencil in” or tentatively reserve dates. Pricing and availability are subject to change at any time until the date is firmly reserved.
Are you available for family portrait sessions? Maternity or children’s portraiture? Commercial or editorial photography?
Non wedding sessions are offered on a limited basis depending on availability and location, please inquire.
Do you offer honeymoon, trash the dress or engagement sessions?
We love these sessions. Sessions for non wedding clients depend on availability and weekend sessions are usually booked no farther out than 8 weeks from the date of the session. Session cost includes the set of edited digital images, web gallery and web slideshow. Elizabeth would love to hear about your vision for the session.
Who will be the photographer at my wedding?
Elizabeth photographs weddings personally, with the assistance of an assistant photographer. For couples choosing a date for which Elizabeth is already reserved, or those who find a lower price point a better fit, Elizabeth Medina Photographic Artisans offers an associate photographer option on a limited basis.
Where are you based, will there be travel charges?
The studio is located the lovely city of Merida. This large metropolitan area is the capital of the state of Yucatan and a city rich in Mayan and Spanish culture, not to mention amazing photography locations. For Merida, Yucatan and the surrounding area there are no travel charges. In the Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Tulum areas a hotel room is requested for the night(s) of the event, there are no other travel charges. For other locations in Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, San Miguel de Allende, etc.) and locations outside of Mexico basic travel costs apply (air and ground transportation, hotel). We love to travel and wherever your plans will take you we look forward to speaking with you about how we can make creating amazing photographs of your wedding a reality.
My resort has an “outside vendor” policy, can you photograph there?
Knowing about and complying with resort fees or policies of the chosen wedding location are the responsibility of the client.
Will I receive the digital negatives? What can I do with them?
The full set of high resolution digital files is included with all of our wedding packages. The set of crisp, clear, artistic digital images will ship with a letter of authorization allowing them to be reprinted for personal, non-commercial use. The cost of shipping the disk within Mexico, the US and Canada is included in the wedding package price.
Will the images be edited?
Absolutely. The entire group of images will be edited and enhanced to tell the story of the day artistically. The moments captured in your photographs will be a consistently beautiful memory of the wedding.
When and how will I receive the photographs?
Approximately 6-8 weeks after the event the edited photographs will be posted online as a slide show and web gallery, a few days later they will be shipped out on USB or DVD.
Do you offer prints and albums?
Yes, we offer packages including lovely, very high quality flush mount albums and parent albums as well as professional prints. These albums are special, one of a kind heirloom pieces, treasured by out clients. The albums are individually designed by our in-house professional graphic designer.