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We won again for the 2nd Year-in-a-Row
Weekdays Monday through Friday only
for SF City Hall Wedding Coverages
🎹 $600 SF CITY HALL & PORTRAITS 🎹
SF City Hall + Scenic Portraits + Reception
No Time Constraints
🎹 $900 M-F WEEKDAY WEDDINGS 🎹
Complete Day Coverage within SF Bay Area
No Time Constraints
48 HR HIGHLIGHTS・30 DAY DELIVERY
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
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Looking for a truly memorable wedding photography with artistic and compositional emphasis plus high production value?
We're also looking for couples who wish to RELIVE THE MOMENTS THROUGH STUNNING IMAGES and have photography as a priority and not at the bottom of the list.
Don't settle for discount service. This is the most important day of your life! You need to look for an artist that captures images that speak to you. With the right choice, you will not regret your decision when you and your loved ones look back to those heirloom quality images and it evokes back the sights, sounds, and emotions that made it so special...
Our photography is produced with the very best equipment and experience gained from more than 30 years of experience! We distinguish our 'white glove' service by producing commercial grade images from expert use of high definition tools and high fashion techniques with emotional content only a seasoned professional can capture and produce.
/( -_[◎]-☆ WE CAN'T WAIT TO CAPTURE YOUR CELEBRATION!
FOLLOWING PRICES ARE FOR WEEKDAY SF CITY HALL COVERAGES AND SCENIC PORTRAIT SESSIONS ONLY
We currently offer an affordable and intimate short session worthy of the destination wedding venue that is the San Francisco City Hall beginning at approximately 3-hours+ to an extended coverage including reception.
Why approximate? It's because we commit to what we shoot given the constraints of the beautiful but public venue that is San Francisco City Hall... Add to the traffic factor to the scenic venue, three is no telling how long our coverage will be. Therefore we offer our coverage based on whether you intend to have the portraits and ceremony documentation both at the City Hall and a scenic venue only or if you like for us to add a reception coverage.
Our current promotional coverages are also perfect for couple's portrait sessions celebrating engagements and to produce beautiful announcements of your wedding date.
Short Session 3 to 5 hours for Pre-Wedding Portraiture
▪ Scenic environmental portraits at a location of your choice
▪ Up to two scenic locations within SF Bay Area
▪ Offered at $600 Monday through Friday
Complete Day SFCH Wedding Coverage & Scenic Portraits
▪ Ceremony Documentation
▪ Scenic environmental portraits at SFCH and additional location of your choice
▪ Offered at $600 Monday through Friday
Complete Unlimited Time Wedding Coverage Monday through Friday
• Single Photographer Coverage
▪ Complete coverage from Bridal Preparation to Finale
▪ Offered at $900 Monday through Friday
Weekday Cinematography Coverage available beginning at $1,800 featuring full 4K+ videography with state-of-the-art lighting and true cinematic production value.
Looking for Weekend Coverage? We offer bespoke packages beginning with Unlimited Complete Coverage @ $1,800 by our pellucidlux Studio Photographers to full 'ALL-IN' Premium Extended Day (10-hour) Photography & Cinematography Session @ $7,000!
All portfolio images of real weddings and couples on this post by Toshi Tazawa, Principal Photographer.
Toshi Tazawa Photography・pellucidlux
♬ Winner THE KNOT 2018 & 2019 PICK BEST OF WEDDINGS
♬ Winner WEDDING WIRE 2018 & 2019 COUPLE'S CHOICE AWARD
WHAT DIFFERENTIATES US FROM THE REST...
・We offer our wedding coverage committing to capturing your desired events--No overtime or missed coverages!
・Over 30 years of experience capturing fleeting moments in all conditions imaginable and unimaginable!
・Coaching you on how to best represent yourself onscreen and in stills; we'll set the stage for your story to unfold!
・We deliver ready-to-share & download preliminary post-processed images from your wedding day in 48 hours!
・We deliver your complete Standard Collection in 30 days!
・All original vivid color images come with alternate monochromatic versions!
・All Premium collections come with generous credit towards archival quality prints or couture style handcrafted album!
・2nd Shooter available to cover simultaneous coverages (e.g. Bride & Groom Prep; Expansive venue coverage)!
・Standard post-processing includes scenery cleanup, color grading, skin smoothing and blemish removal for portraits.
・Artistic premium post-processing available for marquee portraits with SFX, artful composites, and touch-ups.
・If we haven't shot at your wedding venue, we will scout it to prepare to get the best most stunning shots possible!
・You receive FULL RESOLUTION ORIGINAL digital files with your collection via a secure online gallery!
(*˘︶˘*).｡.:*♡ RELIVE THE MOMENTS THROUGH STUNNING IMAGES ♪
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF...
Today, anybody can claim to be a Professional Photographer. You can pick up a Canon Rebel or even an iPhone and take decent pictures and perhaps there are couples willing to pay for that type of services. Technology disruptions are everywhere and the photography business is not immune to the changes we face.
All that distinguishes me and the rest is my experience, qualification, and most importantly my vision.
I lost count of how many weddings I've shot because by my early twenties I've already shot more than a hundred wedding portraits on film. That was more than 30 years back when you had no idea what you shot in the camera until you developed the film, exposed and developed the contact sheets, and had to plan out how to best expose and create the final print. There was no Photoshop and I used an X-Acto knife to cut out the masks manually by hand to burn and dodge artfully and precisely.
I've always been working as a photographer even while running a multi-billion dollar hedge fund operation and developing algorithms for Wall Street banks from the mid-1990s to the 2010s. What turned into a rehabilitation exercise to regain my eyesight after being diagnosed with a brain tumor had ceremoniously turned into a revival of my very first career back in 2015. I'm certainly not in this competitive business for money but I'm also not going to work for free or at a loss. Prices for my services are what it is and short of periodic promotions to fill any remaining openings during the busy season, I will not budge unless it is for a worthy cause I believe in. My goal is to shoot happy loving couples regardless of their race, sexual orientation, or their beliefs until technology replaces us photographers or I'm no longer capable of living up to my standards.
As for vision, I strive not to provide a commodity service but a bespoke one for my couples. I concentrate on weddings, couple's portraits for Engagements, and classic portraits including headshots. You won't find me shooting real-estate unless it is an architectural marvel or a background for an environmental portrait. You certainly won't find me juxtaposing couples with a giant squirrel, irrelevant fashion shoots, producing unflattering backlit portraits that expose a bit too much of your body through your dress, or presenting wildflower pods as a portrait sample for a wedding. If you wish to have those images as a memento of your wedding day, I'm not your photographer... But if my portfolio of images resonates with you, I hope to speak with you and your partner to visualize and immortalize that vision.
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