My wedding photography services.. Q & A’s

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

Wedding coverage starts from $1,300 including taxes and travel fees within 100 miles radius from zip code 95843.
I accept personal checks, cashier checks, and cash payments. Please CONTACT me for a detailed price list.

Sapphire jewelry and sixpence tanner British coin on blue background, Sacramento downtown Hyatt Regency wedding, by Lukin Photography
Bride and groom laughing in Milton Lee Olive Park, Chicago John Hancock Center view, by Lukin Photography 2016

DO YOU TRAVEL AND WHAT ARE TRAVEL COSTS INVOLVED?

I sure do. In fact, I love traveling to new locations and will go wherever you invite me. So far I’ve shot weddings in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Florida and will happily travel nationwide. Also, no matter where in the world you are thinking of having your wedding, I can be there. Travel and accommodation are the only costs that will vary from client to client. I will always do my best to keep this to a bare minimum and make any extra costs as economical as possible. As each wedding is unique, please contact me for a quote specific to your day.

DO YOU WORK WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?

My packages don’t include a second shooter, however, if you would prefer to have two photographers on your day, that’s totally possible.
A second photographer starts at $500. Please contact me for full details and rates.

Groomsmen is drinking Crown Royal Whiskey at Vizcaya wedding Sacramento, by Lukin Photography 2017

CAN WE MEET FOR A CHAT BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY?

Absolutely. In fact, I insist on this. If you’re close by, let’s grab a coffee. If you’re a little further away, we can organize a phone call. Either way, I feel it’s extremely important to get to know each other.
I put no limits on a number of pre-wedding discussions we have.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET OUR PHOTOS?

This will depend on the time of year you’re getting married. However, in a busy season, the turn-around for your full online gallery is up to 3 month. Your USB flash drive will follow soon afterward. Time can be much less in quieter months.
There is a huge difference between a fully edited photo and just color corrected one, so receiving your pictures a little later is 100% worst the wait.

Wooden calendar cubes with the wedding rings on them, Helwig winery wedding, by Lukin Photography
Red rose flower at Vizcaya Wedding, by Lukin Photography 2017

HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR PHOTOS?

When your images are ready, I will send you a link to your password-protected online gallery.
You will also receive a USB flash drive of all low-res and high-res files.

DO YOU HAVE LICENSE, INSURANCE, AND BACKUP EQUIPMENT?

Yes, I’m licensed and insured. I have backup equipment.
After the wedding day, I keep copies of your image files on two separate hard drives, just to make sure that they are safe.

Pakistani wedding, brides hands in henna tattoo-LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU FOR OUR WEDDING?

To start with, fill in the contact form, with the date and location of your wedding, as well as any other details that you would like to discuss. If I’m available, and you’re ready to proceed, all I require to secure the booking is a signed contract and 20% deposit. A deposit will secure my photography services for the specified wedding date.
Bookings are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
The remaining balance is due on the wedding day.

DO YOU SHOOT COUPLE ENGAGEMENT AND SECOND DAY/TRASH-THE-DRESS SESSIONS?

Yes, I do. You can choose to have a session on its own or as part of a wedding package.
Please get in touch for a full price list with all the options.

A wedding couple is laying on the huge boulder at the sand harbor in lake tahoe, second day shoot , by LUKIN PHOTOGRAPHY
Blonde bride getting hair done at Salon Cabochon at Arden Hills, Sacramento, by Lukin Photography

COULD YOU RECOMMEND OTHER VENDORS: VIDEOGRAPHER, WEDDING PLANNER, FLORIST, DJ, CAKE BAKER, MAKEUP ARTIST, CATERING?

Yes, I know many great people and companies that provide professional services to wedding couples.
Please check my USEFUL INFO page that is coming soon.

“COME, LET US HAVE SOME TEA AND CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT HAPPY THINGS.” − CHAIM POTOK