The VIP COLLECTION

1600 EUR - tax included

The best package for our special VIP clients who wish to have the very best in pre-wedding photography from Prague.

This package ensures maximum flexibility in locations as well as multiple (2-3) outfit changes to ensure that you have a complete and stunning session at locations of your choosing and during the most visually beautiful parts of the day (sunrise, or sunset plus the Golden Hour or a combination).

No fuss no stress, with your input and style in mind we tailor everything so that you have a wonderful & beautifully captured session.

We offer up to 8 hours of photography at Prague’s best locations split into two separate sessions (4 hours + 4hours, or 3+5, or 2+6 - your choice) so that you can have the flexibility of having your session at the hours of your choosing.   

The first session can start before sunrise to capture the romance and beauty of Prague at your chosen location. This session is ideal in capturing beautiful art pieces of a slumbering city minus the many tourists as the morning light breaks over the city of a 100 spires. The rest of the day is tailored to take in locations of your choosing in a very stylish and elegant way. With our lighting crew, we can create any style and any look that you wish.

Following a break and time for rest we will head back out again to create some new images that you will truly cherish and love and ones that will blow your family & friends away.

 

This session comes complete with the following:

8 hours of photography with Kurt Vinion and his lighting tech

A designer 11x14 (inches) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images: 15 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 25 of your favorite images chosen by you*

A 30x40 or 40x30 canvass print of your favorite image - these thick poly-cotton canvas are stretched over a solid wood backing frame and created by trained craftsmen shipped to your home address.*

100 beautifully retouched high res files selected by you (skin lightening, glamour and tonal & color density is included)

The ‘master collection’ (digital negatives) of all files (approximately 400) captured during your session in high res jpg shipped via registered mail*

Web-optimized photographs (1650x1100)  for you to share with family & friends

Digital download link to retrieve your selected files to ensure that you are satisfied with our results  (body modification is not included, however it can be ordered for an extra fee)

Password protected online proofing gallery for reviewing and selecting your images provided within 2-4 weeks of your session 

Lab directions will be provided to ensure that your images are printed exactly as we envisioned 

Complimentary personal consultation with our team prior to your session - time allowing   

 

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Old Timer cars / minibus & driver / horse & carriage rides / hair & makeup and or hair & makeup trial / wedding gowns & tuxedos / garden and or venue fees are not included in this price

Extra hours are billed at 150 EUR

Personal assistant to carry your bags during the session can be ordered for 50 EUR

*Please note shipping of all products are billed extra

 

 

The ELEGANCIA Collection  

1200 EUR - tax included

A popular package for couples who wish to have the possibility of having 2 outfit changes to ensure that your have a complete and stunning session at locations of your choosing. 

We offer up to 8 hours of continuous photography with our team. You choose when to start: sunrise (or pre-sunrise) or late afternoon to capture the Golden hour of light as well as the romantic sunset & night time portraits which we excel at. Or you can have a more night time oriented magazine styled portrait session?

We tailor our route and the locations to your requirements so you get what you envisioned and in a style that you wish

This session comes complete with the following:

8 hours of photography with Kurt Vinion and his lighting technician

80 beautifully retouched high res files selected by you (skin lightening, glamour and tonal & color density is included)

The ‘master collection’ (digital negatives) of all files (approximately 400) captured during your session in high res jpg shipped via registered mail*

Web-optimized photographs for you to share with family & friends

Digital download link to retrieve your selected files to ensure that you are satisfied with our results

Password protected online proofing gallery for selecting your images provided within 2-4 weeks of your session 

Lab directions will be provided to ensure that your images are printed exactly as we envisioned complimentary personal consultation with our team prior to your session - time allowing  

 

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Old Timer cars / minibus & driver / horse & carriage rides / hair & makeup and or hair & makeup trial / wedding gowns & tuxedos / garden and or venue fees are not included in this price

Extra hours can be ordered day of for 150 EUR per hour 

Personal assistant to carry your bags during the session can be ordered for 50 EUR

A designer 8x11 (inch) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images (12 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 20-25 images chosen by you can be ordered for an extra fee of 150 EUR*

or choose a designer 11x14 (inch) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images, 12 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 20-25 images chosen by you can be ordered for an extra fee of 200 EUR*

or choose a 30x40 or 40x30 canvass print of your favorite image - these thick poly-cotton canvas are stretched over a solid wood backing frame and created by trained craftsmen shipped to your home address* can be ordered for an additional 75 EUR

*Please note shipping of all products are billed extra

 

  

The SIGNET Collection 

750 EUR  - tax included

A popular package for our cost conscious couples who wish to have an amazing collection of stunning images from Prague without compromising quality.  We tailor the route and the locations to your requirements so that you get exactly what you envisioned and in a style that you wish

Start times can be at sunrise or anytime during the day to fit your needs

If you wish to have 1 up to 2 hours of pre sunset (night time portraits without the tourists) or sunset photography we can upgrade you for an extra 100 EUR for the lighting techs time.

This session comes complete with the following:

6 hours of photography with Kurt Vinion (daylight hours only)

60 beautifully retouched high res files selected by you (skin lightening, glamour and tonal & color density is included) the ‘master collection’ (digital negatives) of all files (approximately 200) captured during your session in high res jpg shipped via registered mail*

web-optimized photographs for you to share with family & friends

digital download link to retrieve your selected files to ensure that you are satisfied with our results 

password protected online proofing gallery for selecting your images provided within 2-4 weeks of your session 

lab directions will be provided to ensure that your images are printed exactly as we envisioned complimentary personal consultation with our team prior to your session - time allowing   

 

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Old Timer cars / minibus & driver / horse & carriage rides / hair & makeup and or hair & makeup trial / wedding gowns & tuxedos / garden and or venue fees are not included in this price

Extra hours can be ordered day of for 150 EUR per hour 

Personal assistant to carry your bags during the session can be ordered for 50 EUR

A designer 8x11 (inch) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images (12 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 20-25 images chosen by you can be ordered for an extra fee of 150 EUR*

or choose a designer 11x14 (inch) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images, 12 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 20-25 images chosen by you can be ordered for an extra fee of 200 EUR*

or choose a 30x40 or 40x30 canvass print of your favorite image - these thick poly-cotton canvas are stretched over a solid wood backing frame and created by trained craftsmen shipped to your home address* can be ordered for an additional 75 EUR

*Please note shipping and handling charges are billed extra

 

 

 

The PRAGUE Silver - not available on weekends

500 EUR - tax included

For couples who wish to have an amazing collection of stunning images from Prague without compromising quality in their photography. We tailor the route and the locations to your requirements so that you get exactly what you envisioned and in a style that you wish.

This session comes complete with the following:

4 hours of photography with Kurt Vinion (daylight hours only)

40 beautifully retouched high res files selected by you (skin lightening, glamour and tonal & color density is included) 

the ‘master collection’ (digital negatives) of all files (approximately 150) captured during your session in high res jpg shipped via registered mail*

web-optimized photographs for you to share with family & friends 

digital download link to retrieve your selected files to ensure that you are satisfied with our results 

password protected online proofing gallery for selecting your images provided within 2-4 weeks of your session 

lab directions will be provided to ensure that your images are printed exactly as we envisioned    

 

 

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Old Timer cars / minibus & driver / horse & carriage rides / hair & makeup and or hair & makeup trial / wedding gowns & tuxedos / garden and or venue fees are not included in this price

Extra hours can be ordered day of for 150 EUR per hour 

Personal assistant to carry your bags during the session can be ordered for 50 EUR

A designer 8x11 (inch) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images (12 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 20-25 images chosen by you can be ordered for an extra fee of 150 EUR*

or choose a designer 11x14 (inch) hard cover, photo book, created with a selection of your favorite images, 12 - 2 page spreads containing approximately 20-25 images chosen by you can be ordered for an extra fee of 200 EUR*

or choose a 30x40 or 40x30 canvass print of your favorite image - these thick poly-cotton canvas are stretched over a solid wood backing frame and created by trained craftsmen shipped to your home address* can be ordered for an additional 75 EUR

*Please note shipping of all products are billed extra

 

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Other locations and a 2nd day of shooting in such locations as Cesky Krumlov, Dresden, Munich or anywhere else can be discussed and arranged in advance.

Other locations in EUROPE that we frequently work in can be ordered. Please note that sessions around Europe average between 2000 - 2500 EUR (includes our travel and accommodation) and these sessions are up to 8 hours of coverage.

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YOUR STYLE 

As a trained photographer we can capture any style that you wish. For many of our couples having a natural style session with some posed portraits are ideal as spending up to 8 hours posing is tedious at best. As we believe in creating a style that fits your needs first and foremost we will work closely with you on the day of the session - after all it is your session.

 

 

 

 FAQ FOR A SUCCESSFUL PRE-WEDDING SESSION

Interested in having a dream pre-wedding portrait session in Prague and wondering what are the best times of year to visit? No worries, as we have been creating & capturing pre wedding photo session since 2007  – as such we have the experience and knowledge and can assist you in planning your session.

When is the best time for a pre wedding in Prague? 

For truly beautiful images with very little worries about the weather the period from April (this is when the Cherry Blossom trees start to bloom) through the end of autumn in early October is usually gorgeous for most parts of Europe. Personally, September to early October are the most visually stunning times of the year as this is when the fall foliage is at its most spectacular and a visit to a garden is a must.  The  bonus; shorter days with its late sunrises and early sunsets make for easier & faster paced sessions.  

Are there differences in what days work best for a pre wedding shoot? 

Absolutely, the ideal time frames are from Sunday – Thursday. Though some gardens may be closed on Monday’s. Usually the weekends are quite busy with tourists plus we still capture up to 20 weddings a year and are usually booked in advance Friday – Saturday’s.

When to book your session? 

As the summer months are always in demand it is best to book your session as much in advance as possible.

 

WINTER THEMED PRE-WEDDINGS

For those couples wishing to have a dreamy winter themed pre wedding session – the best months are December – February. Though we can not guaranteed full cooperation with the weather. Be warned that though these sessions are quite beautiful, the cold weather does slow us down considerably. Content provided by www.pre-weddings.com the leader in pre weddings photography in Europe!

 

WEDDING DRESSES & TUXEDOS

We do not provide outfits during the sessions as we feel that you should take the time to find the perfect outfit for your needs. We can recommend several on-line English speaking resources where you can rent your outfits during your visit. Please note that sizes for European woman tend to be taller and thicker and it is advisable to bring your own outfits as you will wish to enjoy your time in Europe without stressing over finding the right outfit(s).

 

HAIR & MAKEUP

We work with only the best ladies who are not only certified but speak English fluently. After booking your session with us we will present you with a short list of our favorite ladies who we are confident will make you look your absolute best. Please note that if you hire a makeup artist who is not one of our preferred ladies we are not responsible for their work and we will not fix their mistakes. But no worries, with our short list you will not have to worry about that at all after all we only work with and recommend the best.

 

We are regularly asked about hypoallergenic makeup for our ladies who have special requests. As our hair & makeup crew are trained & licensed professionals they can use special makeup for those who have skin issues.

 

Will the hair & makeup artist be with us during the entire session or only the preparation? Having beautiful, flawless images is key to a successful session. After all you will wish to look your absolute best. As such we believe that having a full-time hair & makeup artist attend to your needs during the entire session is quite important. At the end of the day, the only thing you will have left are your photos. This is why we encourage our couples to invest a little bit more for peace of mind - after all you deserve the best!

 

How does it work with the hair & makeup artists? Our hair & makeup artists will also contact you in advance to discuss your hair & makeup needs to ensure that your session is stress free. As such we ask that ladies provide us with photos of their outfits, their chosen hair styles as well as a few photos of themselves before meeting up. For those ladies who have skin issues, no worries, please mention this to your hair & makeup artist before you meet up so that you have the right makeup for your session.

 

 

 

ACCESSORIES

Personalizing your session to your needs is something we recommend and encourage. For some of our couples creating a unique and special motif (upon request) can be arranged with certain props and themes. As such we may be able to provide you with candles, lamps, champagne flutes, champagne, parasols and etc. Generally speaking we always encourage our clients to personalize their portrait session to their taste and style – after all it is your session. If you wish to discuss options more in details please speak with our team member with your ideas.

 

FLOWERS

Do you wish to have a beautiful bouquet or perhaps some wedding decor for your more editorialized session? No worries we can recommend one of our fabulous Czech owned and operated companies where their website is in English and you can have everything delivered - no stress no worries.

 

TRANSPORTATION

As Prague has a small city centre, it really does not make sense to waste up to a 1/3 of your session sitting in traffic. Though photographers will offer this service to waste your time and bill you extra as they most always run overtime (due to sitting in traffic and not making it to your location wish list). Prague with its small city centre and fantastic public transport is a perfect place for a session. And no worries, all of our ladies are encouraged to have a 2nd pair of walking shoes and if we ever need a ride (for example from Mala Strana to Prague castle) we can jump in a taxi or a tram.

 

ACCOMODATION

Where to stay to ensure a stress free session? Ideally you will wish to stay in Mala Strana as it is the center of where we will focus on.

 

ADDITIONAL FEES

Boat rentals, horse and carriage rides, as well as Old Timers (vintage cars) rentals, are always billed at cost. Many gardens do charge ‘wedding photography’ or ‘commercial photography’ admittance fees.  Churches in Prague typically do not allow interior shooting. If a church does allow it they will usually charge a fee and these fees are to be covered by the clients. Special interior locations such as Chateau’s and castles can be arranged but again any fees must be covered by the clients. 

 

RAIN POLICY

due to the high costs of the staff and the likelihood of us being booked the next day or possibly flying out the next day, we cannot cancel the session for bad weather.  We may pause the session (at our discretion) but additional fees for the crew must be discussed in advance.

 

BOOKING POLICY

We require a signed contract and a 50% retainer to guarantee your date with us. The remaining fee(s) are due on the day of our before the session starts. Also, as we are a registered and licensed business we must issue you an official receipt so no worries, unlike many of our competitors we have been in business here since 2008 and plan on being here for a very long time.

CONSULTATION

Complimentary consultation prior to your session. Due to the high volume that we experience at certain times and or our travel needs, a complimentary consultation may not be possible. In this case, we can and will arrange a Skype chat (or WhatsAp) to discuss everything online before your session. As our goal is to ensure that you enjoy your time and not be stressed over the details, our staff (Martina & Dorota) will ensure that everything is arranged in advance before your arrival.

 

LIGHTING CREW

Do you work with a lighting crew or assistants? Creating flawless, beautiful images is my priority. Having the right people who can handle any lighting situation and weather changes is very important. This is why I usually work with a lighting technician (some sessions we do not though). For many couples these sessions are an investment in not only time but considerable expenses so having a team who can provide professional and 1st class results is extremely important. Photographers who shoot only ‘natural light’ are either very talented and truly understand how to maximize the lighting in any situation or are simply photographers who are taking a short cut to maximize their profit and at your expense. Truly talented natural light photographers are highly sought after and as such they are expensive but they are not capable of crafting night time portraits – something which we specialize in. As a professional who has many years of experience I can provide both styles, but at the end of the day having an assistant who can create ethereal, dreamy & magical night time portraits is something that is not possible with natural light shooters. words and text stolen from www.pre-weddings.com the leader in pre weddings photography in Europe!

 

PERSONAL ASSISTANTS

Sometimes we are asked if we can provide a personal assistant to aid you during your session. Truth is having a large crew really stands out and attracts large crowds.  However, if you wish to have a personal assistant to carry your items we can arrange this for an additional fee  of 50 EUR as our team is not responsible for carrying your items during the session.

For our VIP clients who wish to have a personal assistant who can take you shopping and etc, we work with several lovely ladies who either manage or run their own wedding agencies who can be of tremendous help.

 

WHAT IS OUR BASIC RETOUCHING?

We have transitioned to Capture One Pro – which working professional and studio photographers worldwide recognize as the best photo editing software. However for most people the term photoshop covers the retouching and creation of the images. Our standard image creation consists of: overall color balance, density, contrast. Our proofs usually take up to 2-3 weeks to create as we wish to provide you with an image that is nearly finished and not simply proofs (images taken straight out of the camera without any adjustment). We also edit our images to present to you only the best images and not many similar images.

Upon receiving your list of selected files we will then proceed with creating a more finished look incorporating skin retouching (within reason) fixing and or removing blemishes (within reason) skin lightening (upon request) eyes and teeth brightening as well as remove any issues that we feel detract from the overall beauty of your images. These issues can be wrinkles under the armpits,strap and dress marks, wrinkles on the neck and shadows under the eyes. Our overall goal is to create a more natural look to your images and as such we do not do heavy glamour retouching.

Please note that we do not slim thighs, shoulders, arms and etc, nor do we remove people, objects and cars as this is very time consuming and we would need to bill accordingly for our retouchers services. Though in certain situation our retouchers may remove any issues that they feel detract from the overall beauty of the image – again this is at our retouchers discretion. Special requests will be considered but again as our retouchers time is valuable certain fees may apply.

 

HOW LONG BEFORE WE GET OUR FILES

How long before we receive our images? Typically we need 2-3 weeks to edit your session as well as create the look and style. Once we receive your list of selected images we will need another 2-3 weeks to finish them. For our couples who need express service we can provide this for an additional fee – please contact our team member for the rate and availability. Please note that as we only wish to create polished beautiful images this does take time.

 

RAW FILES

Typically we do not need to shoot in RAW  – only exceptions are in very tricky lighting situations. For our couples who wish to have RAW files from their collection, please contact us before hand so that we can make a notation to shoot in this format. The additional fee for the RAW files is 500 EUR and they are offered after we complete your order.

 

BOOK DESIGN AND IMAGE SELECTION

We believe in the more personalized approach and as such when it comes to creating a designer book we feel that you should chose the images for your book. Based on your suggestions we will create the first layout and send it to you for review. If you wish to substitute other images and or change the page locations you can as you will have up to 3 free revisions before additional design fees will incur.

We believe that as your session is an investment having a beautiful, hard back, leather designer book that showcases your artwork is very important. Our basic books have environmentally conscious faux leather (though you can also chose a linen style), real archival photo paper available in lustre or semi-matte and lay flat pages. These books are lovingly created and have always wowed our couples.

For our VIP couples, we can upgrade your book using what we feel are the worlds best wedding books: www.Queensberry.com as well as RedTreeAlbums please note that these books start out at 1200 EUR and go up to as much as 5500 EUR for the Musee Collection from Queensberry – and yes they are truly art pieces that stand out.

 

Routes, itineraries and additional information about your hair & makeup artist are not given out until we have received a signed contract and your deposit.

All prices quoted include applicable tax

*additional shipping and handling fees apply / overnight delivery may not be possible