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Saturday, November 11, 2017
By Gonzales Photography
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The Importance of Having an Unplugged Wedding

What is an unplugged wedding?

An unplugged wedding is where you ask your guests to turn off their phones, cameras, tablets, and other mobile devices during your ceremony.


What are the benefits?

  • There are many benefits to having an unplugged wedding.
  • When guests use their own cameras, there are many ways that this affects the photography that you’re actually paying for. Guests oftentimes are taking photos at the same time we are, and their flashes interfere with our cameras, leaving you blown out completely (and not salvageable) or having weird shadows or lighting throughout the photos.
  • Guest cameras can leave a red or green dot from their focusing mechanisms. These will show up in our images.
  • If guests don’t turn off the noise on their cameras, they could be very loud when taking the photos. This can be very distracting to you and your guests.
  • Speaking of distracting – let’s talk about iPads and other tablets used to take photos. They are HUGE and are very distracting. If we are taking a wide photo of your ceremony, your eyes go straight to the tablet and completely ignore the beautiful couple exchanging vows.
  • Guests will often get in the aisle or stand in front of the professional photographers, blocking their shot. Sometimes, it’s too late for us to be able to get them to move, and we certainly don’t want to upset your guests by making them move.
  • During family formals, guests will often stand around photographers to get shots of their own, which can create harsh lighting if they use their flash. Even if they don’t use their flash, it causes the group to constantly be looking around, leaving wandering eyes. It’s hard for the photographer to get a good photo with everyone looking at the camera when there are multiple people taking photos around you.
  • Most importantly, if your guests are taking photos, they are not fully able to enjoy the moment. They are absent and distracted by their picture taking and posting.


We highly recommend having your wedding unplugged, but respect your wishes if you choose not to. If you have any questions concerning this or how to unplug your wedding, feel free to contact us and we can chat.

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Tuesday, March 08, 2016
By Ryan
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Today we are introducing our March Wedding Promotion and we think you are going to LOVE IT!

We have done several new things this year that have increased the perceived value of our service here in the Las Cruces and El Paso markets but have garnered interest from other locations around the country. We are going to be offering an outstanding deal for anyone that books THIS MONTH! This promotion will be tied to our All Inclusive Wedding Collections (for more information click HERE!)

So here is the deal! 

Book one of our three all inclusive wedding collections!

Get all of your selected images from your engagement session FREE on a branded flash drive. (valued at $1499)

Why is this different from what you see included in our all inclusive wedding collections?

It's different because depending on what collection you select determines whether the digital images are included or not. You will see that in our Black Label and Platinum collections a flash drive is included but it does not have any of your engagement images. The flash drive included in our all inclusive wedding collections only contain your selected wedding images, your musical slideshow and a timeline custom designed for FaceBook. In our Gold Collection the digital images from your wedding are optional and can be purchased for $1499. For this month only we are giving you all of your selected images from your engagment session absolutely free when you book one of our three all inclusive collections.

What does the engagement session consist of? 

At your engagement session we will spend between an hour to an hour and a half with you photographing you in different locations to give you variety. We will also have you change two or three times into different outfits. You are encouraged to read our engagement tips to see what types of outfits you should bring. I will photograph one or two images that will include either a landscape with the two of you or a wide shot to include some type of architecture and wide open sky, these are known as our Signature Edits and can be purchased as a 16x24 or larger at a 20% discount the night of your viewing/ ordering session. After two to three weeks we will invite you to view all of the images and send you our Post Engagement Collections where we offer discounts on all of the products we offer upto 20%. These products range from Artistic Textured Prints, Giclee Canvas Gallery Wraps, Metal Prints, Wood Prints, Albums and more....


Call us today to book your All Inclusive Wedding Coverage or contact us for more information here!

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
By Ryan
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You’ve put so much time and effort into planning your big day and you’ll want every special moment captured.  But how do you know which photographer is right for you? When you are considering hiring a wedding photographer or another professional, you need to do your homework.

Here are the questions you should ask those photographers who have made your list, to ensure that the one you ultimately choose is a good fit for you and your wedding.

  1. Do you have my date available? One of the most important questions to ask before moving forward with talking to that photographer. You don't want to waste your time or their's. 
  2. How far in advance do I need to book with you? You generally want to book your date at least 18 months before your big day. 
  3. How long have you been in business? We have been in business since 2009
  4. How many weddings have you shot? We have photographed over 100 weddings in our 7 years... 
  5. How would you describe your photography style? Artistic, stylish and memorable 
  6. How would you describe your working style? Unintrusive during the ceremony but very involved in posing and lighting to flatter my clients. 
  7. What do you think distinguishes your work from that of other photographers? My work is very artistic where reality meets fantasy.
  8. Do you have a portfolio I can review? Yes my portfolio is on my website
  9.  Are all of the images yours? Yes all of the work is mine edited by my team at Evolve.
  10. What type of equipment do you use? Only professional grade cameras, lenses, lights and modifiers
  11. Are you shooting in digital or film format or both? I can photograph your wedding on digital or film since that is what I learned on many years ago. The preference now a days is DIGITAL!

  12. Do you shoot in color and black & white? I primarily photograph in color but can convert your images to either black and white or sepia tones. 
  13. Can I give you a list of specific shots we would like? Yes and that is something we include on our contract. 
  14. Can you put together a slideshow of the engagement session (along with other photos the couple provides) and show it during the cocktail hour? Yes and that is included in our all inclusive collections
  15. What information do you need from me before the wedding day? Date, locations where you and your groom will get ready, ceremony location, any special have to have portrait locations and reception venue plus how much time you will need.
  16. Have you ever worked with my florist? DJ? Coordinator, etc.? Chances are the answer will be yes. We have worked with several vendors in the time we have been in business.
  17. Are you the photographer who will shoot my wedding? If so, will you have any assistants with you on that day? Yes any contracts written by Gonzales Photography Inc. will be photographed by Ryan Gonzales CPP. 
  18. If my wedding site is out of your area, do you charge a travel fee and what does that cover? Yes there is a fee to travel please ask at the time of your consultation. 
  19. Are you photographing other events on the same day as mine? No, we book your date and guarantee that we will only photograph your date.
  20. How will you (and your assistants) be dressed? Yes we will be dressed in formal attire. 
  21. Is it okay if other people take photos while you’re taking photos? Yes, chances are because I am a true professional photographer their images will not look at all like mine since I use light or other techniques that amateurs or others do not understand. I get my shot first and depending on the timeline they can get a photograph as well. 
  22. Have you ever worked at my wedding site before? Chances are yes but I am a certified professional photographer and can photograph a wedding anywhere in the world. 
  23. What time will you arrive at the site and for how long will you shoot? We will arrive on site at least 15 minutes prior to the event scheduled and the amount of time will depend on the collections selected. Digital only or All inclusive
  24. If my event lasts longer than expected, will you stay? Is there an additional charge? Yes we will stay! There is an additional charge which varies from wedding to wedding. 
  25. What packages do you offer? We offer both digital only and all inclusive collections
  26. Can I customize a package based on my needs? We can sit down and customize a collection for you that makes sense. 
  27. Do you include engagement photos in your packages? We include a complimentary engagement session once you book your date and contract. 
  28. What type of album designs do you offer? We are exclusive with GraphiStudio in Milan, Italy 
  29. Do you provide any assistance in creating an album? We will email you a .csv file to help you decide on the images for your album. 
  30. Do you provide retouching, color adjustment or other corrective services? Yes we will color adjust and retouch any images purchased on either print, canvas gallery wraps, metal prints and our albums. Digital delivery will only include lightly edited images (color correction, contrast adjustment and exposure adjustment)
  31. How long after the wedding will I get the proofs? Within 2 weeks of the wedding 
  32. Will they be viewable online? Yes depending on the collection selected
  33. What is the ordering process? At your ordering session you will be offered a discounted price list to purchase that night only. 
  34. How long after I order my photos/album will I get them? Prints generally only take two weeks and our Italian made albums will take anywhere from 3-6 months but the quality is completely worth the wait. 
  35. Will you give me the negatives or the digital images, and is there a fee for that? Yes depending on the collection the fee is already included 
  36. When will I receive a written contract? Yes we will contract and I will email you a scanned copy

  37. How much of a deposit do you require and when is it due? In our all inclusive collections we require $1000 to book and contract your date. For our digital collections they must be paid in full upto $899 

  38. Do you offer a payment plan? Yes up to 4 monthly payments
  39. What is your refund/cancellation policy? As indicated on contract you have up to 60 days before your event and we will refund any monies up until that time minus your non-refundable deposit/retainer.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Ryan
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On April 9, 2015 we announced a promotion to allow our customers that could not book a WEDDING COLLECTION due to their budget! Today we are announcing that we are going to implement this new pricing into our business model to continue to save our couples some money if they can't afford our ALL INCLUSIVE WEDDING COLLECTIONS. I know that not everyone is looking for an album or an engagement session or two photographers for that matter. So for these specific clients we want to offer something with an added value and these prices in our opinion will attract those clients. 


In 2009 our clients were asking for all inclusive wedding collections so we designed collections for those clients. Our all inclusive collections start at $3499 and top out at $6499 with a very exclusive collection at $12,999. These collection include, two photographers, a beautiful Italian wedding album, an engagement session and a host of other items. As the years go by most WEDDING COUPLES are not looking for everything that our all inclusive collections contain. These days LAS CRUCES WEDDING COUPLES are looking for a PHOTOGRAPHER who will be there to capture parts of the day, not necessarily the entire wedding. 


It is for these couples that we introduced our simple coverage collections. After gaining insight into what couples are wanting we start off at 3 hours of coverage for only $999 with a $100 print credit* to be used on prints, towards a wedding album or our giclee canvas gallery wraps. If 3 hours is not enough we have 6 hours of coverage for only $1999 which includes a $150 print credit*, two photographers (2nd is for ceremony and reception only). The creme de la creme is our 9 hours of coverage which includes 2 photographers and a $200 print credit*. These collections are all run on consecutive timelines and cannot be split into several different time slots. 


Our all inclusive collections as well as our new coverage collections will all include an in person sales session to select images to purchase or add anything that you would want, for example $100 print credit* used towards a 16x24 giclee canvas gallery wrap or to purchase an exclusive collection that we will design and work with our vendors to offer a discount to be purchased at the ordering session. 


Gonzales Photography Inc. is an established business in New Mexico and Ryan is a Certified Professional Photographer  as recognized by the Professional Photographers of America. He has been a professional since 2007 and is always continuing to evolve his education to offer the very best product and experience for everyone he works for. When you are looking for a beautiful art piece from your WEDDING DAY please call us at 575-313-1382! We specialize in creating that unique piece of art that you will be proud to hang on your walls in a beautiful 16x24 giclee canvas gallery wrap or have a 24x36 framed by your favorite framing company. 

*Not applicable to signature art pieces*

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