Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are you available for my wedding date?  You can check your date right online! Just click on the link. Are we available.

You are doing business with Hocus Focus Inc. Hocus Focus Inc.  From the outset, Studio One Photography has been proactive in anticipating customer needs, and in working to deliver services that fulfill those needs. Our philosophy of business has always been that of treating the client as we ourselves would like to be treated. We work efficiently to keep our prices as low as possible, keeping in mind that the single most important goal is creative images, which make our clients proud that they chose to trust their images to us. Hocus Focus Inc/  is owned and operated by Joe Bruch, someone whose livelihood depends on taking care of your needs. In a world that demands personal touch, and expertise. 

  • Do you offer a payment plan? We know that weddings are expensive and even with our low prices; money might be hard to come up with right away. We offer low deposits and can create an entirely flexible payment plan that works for you. A $25.00 deposit is all that is requested to reserve your wedding photography with us.

  • What style of photography do we represent? Our photographers are experienced and talented in blending the 3 major wedding photography styles: Traditional/Classic, Contemporary/Artsy, and Photojournalistic/Candid. All too often when a bride and groom select only one style, they regret it later. From experience, we know that our complete combination makes for timeless memories. You will have all your important traditional posed shots with your bridal party and family, as well as lightly posed artistic photos and candid photojournalistic photos that capture the emotions and feel of your special day. Years later, you will not regret just having chosen one style. If you tend to lean more towards one style in particular, we will be sure to accommodate – just let us know what images you find the most appealing.

  • Do we choose the photos in our wedding album and how can we approve the design?  Yes, of course you can choose the photos!  After the wedding, you can click-choose your favorite photos for your album right in your wedding-photo internet site.  It’s as easy as clicking your mouse on the photos for your album.  Following that, one of our skilled album designers creates the first iteration of your beautiful album layout. When it is finished, you will receive an email with login information to your album pages so that you can approve and/or modify your design prior to printing and book creation.

  • How long are my photos on the internet? Internet services are activated as soon as photos are edited and reviewed by the studio. This process may take as long as 5 weeks. Internet service is active for 180 days. 

  • Can I have my full-resolution images?  Yes! Your full-resolution images along with copyrights are available with every wedding day or Event service we offer. They are also available to purchase as an option with our portrait services. Full resolution images are available by direct download to your computer hard drive

  • Can I request a specific Photographer?   Yes, we make every effort to guarantee a specific photographer. We are happy to show you available photographers galleries online’ prior to your first consultation. 

  • Can I request different photographs to be taken?   The studio and its photographers will make every attempt to satisfy you and your guests’ requested photographs. You will have a personal online login and planner. Inside your planner is a worksheet that covers every aspect of your wedding/event day. There is unlimited space to request specific photos requests. Our photographers have access to this worksheet. We suggest you designate a family member or friend to help the photographer gather the people you have requested photos of. Please consider this...the photographer cannot possibly have the time to locate people while trying to keep up with the needed photos to be taken.  One bit of advice, from our experience.  To get the most value, just imagine that you are looking at these images thirty years after your wedding day... what images will be the ones that you most want to see?

  • What time should I start taking photos on my wedding day? Photographers make every effort to accomplish a 100% perfect photography day. We typically begin photography wherever the bride is getting dressed. Typically, 3-4 hours before the ceremony is generally just the right amount of time. Remember though to be ready on time! The results that show up in your photographs will be in direct proportion to your cooperation with the photographer.

  • Can we have our engagement photos taken? Yes! It's only $100 additional with any of our Event Photography Services! Reg price is $325  It's is a good chance to see how you look.  If you planned to have an engagement portrait done, please call us and schedule that time as soon as possible. Many couples like to do this on a Saturday and the times get taken quickly. We can make these portraits during the week as well. We photograph your portrait session indoors at the studio or outdoors at the Naperville Riverwalk. There is no finer location for this romantic session to take place. Of course, in the event of bad weather, we may have to reschedule. 

  • It’s getting close to my wedding date. What should I do? Beginning two months before your wedding day, we will email you a series of emails to help prepare you for your photography or video plans.  This is just a final opportunity to be sure EVERYTHING is accurate! Times, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and of course any special requests can be noted. The week of your wedding, your photographer will contact you for a personal telephone consultation. During this call, you should confirm all the times and places. Tell the photographer you likes and dislikes. Be sure and discuss any request photos as well.

  • How long will it take before I can see the photos? After your wedding day, we will be in touch with you as soon as your images are available to be viewed online! This may take as much as 5 weeks. Once online you can download all the full resolution JPG image files directly to your computer.

  • Should I provide a meal for the photographer? Photographers are people too, and they get hungry during a long shooting day. They will need to eat so that they don’t pass out or lose energy. Photographing a wedding requires a lot of energy! If a meal is not provided, they will have to take thirty to sixty minutes to go out and get something nearby. If you provide a meal, our photographers will be very appreciative and eat quickly and get back to work. Most venues have a special inexpensive meal for your vendors as well.

  • Should I tip my photographer? This is completely up to you and is not required or expected; however, our photographers will graciously accept tips. If you feel that they did an exceptional job. Please feel free to tip the photographer in an amount that's comfortable for you.

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