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Destination Wedding Photographer

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WHAT YOU GET

Here at Handlebar Studios we believe that you deserve quality photography & Cinematography at a realistic price point. What do I mean by that?

I am talking about a professional that has shot over 150 weddings, who appreciates the social connection between you and your guests, someone who will let the moments happen…
who won’t over pose every image and still isn’t afraid to be honest and give realistic expectations for your big day. Handlebar Studios wants you to have the wedding of your
dreams and that means sharing our wedding knowledge with each and every one of our couples.

If that sounds like what you are looking for then please… watch our “What You Get” video above!

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PHOTO PORTFOLIO

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CINEMA VIDEO PORTFOLIO

*Handlebar Studios works directly with Motivity Films for all highlight & engagement films.
If you want to book video without photography please contact Motivity Films directly.

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ABOUT HB STUDIOS

Hi there, Lovebirds… Congratulations! After the question has been popped, it’s time to eat, drink and be married. Let’s talk about The Wedding Day. When it comes to photography, we try to avoid cliches. For us, this isn’t just another wedding; it’s your wedding. We look for the thoughtful touches and shared moments that tell your story. Our photos and cinema videos emphasize the emotions, details, and moments that make your wedding unique. your grandfather’s cuff links nestled in your bouquet; your mom’s reaction when she sees you in her old dress; your end-of-the-night-get-away in a classic vintage car.

Our style is neither strictly traditional, nor rigidly photojournalistic. Whether candid or posed, we approach each shot in a way that feels natural and fun. We won’t ask you to tilt your head thirty degrees to the right, but we might suggest you cuddle on a nearby bench. During the solemnity of the ceremony, we are unobtrusive. But when everyone heads for the dance floor, we’ll be right there with them, cameras in tow! Our aim is to create a crisp, clean, color-saturated, magazine-quality collection of moments that evoke the atmosphere of your wedding day.

We’re respectable. (we have a great reputation). We’re mature (Stephanie & Nick started this business 8 years ago. shooting both photos and cinema video) And we’re the kind of photographers you’d be proud to bring home to your mother. We believe in things like integrity, professional conduct, and dress codes but most of all we know that it is most important to be kind, loving and helpful to everyone we meet. Today Stephanie is the owner, CEO and lead photographer at Handlebar Studios and Nick takes care of the video side of things. He also has his own company (Motivity Films) shooting wedding CINEMA videos. We still love to shoot photo and video together so if you are looking for a highlight video for your big day, just add it on to your Handlebar Studios Collection!   If you need more than just a highlight video, check out his site at www.MotivityFilms.com

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PACKAGES AND PRICING

 

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Our Base Photography Collection is $2500 & has been specifically designed so that you can customize it as needed!

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UNLIMITED HOURS

Handlebar Studios starts shooting 1.5 hours before the bride slips into her wedding dress and we don’t leave until after the last reception event is done. We don’t want you to worry about time so this ensures that every detail will be covered and stress free.

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HIGH RESOLUTION DIGITAL IMAGES

We provide you with beautiful high resolution images via online cloud system. This makes it easier to share the photos with friends and family as well as give you (the bride and groom) the option to download  and make backups of all your images!

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BACKUP & PROTECTION

We know that keeping your images safe is really important. Because of this we protect you in two ways! First things first… Our cameras back up all the images as we take photos. Secondly, our online cloud system will keep your files safe on an amazon server for 10 years!

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AVAILABLE ADD-ON’S

We know that every couple has different needs. Add on what you want and leave off what you don’t! Add-on’s include: Albums, Additional Shooters, Engagement or Boudoir Sessions, Cinema Highlight Wedding Video or Engagement Video. We like our clients to get the best deal possible so if you add on any additional services at the time of booking you will receive a 25% discount on the items added. Don’t worry! You can always purchase the items later at the normal rate.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS

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Travel is in my blood….

 

I was Born in San Angelo, Texas

Went to College in Nevada for Graphic Design but also took Photography and Interior design classes (anything creative would do)

Often camped in the California mountains & giant redwood trees at an early age.

First out of county experience as a child was Mexico

First out of country experience as an adult was Tahiti & Bora-Bora

First Destination wedding was Maui Hawaii

Shot photographs for clients in Kauai, Maui, Oregon, California, Nevada, Paris, Greece.

Explored Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, Spain, Croatia, France, England, French Polynesia, the Caribbean and many of the US States.

I want to shoot a wedding in Tuscany, Italy.

Currently hanging my hat in Pasadena, CA, doing what I love most:

Telling stories of life’s beautiful and precious moments through photographs.

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Contact us if you are getting married…well… ANYWHERE!! We are solely destination wedding photographers. It keeps us on the road a lot but we love it! If your amazing wedding is happening somewhere awesome then we would love to be there to capture it. Check out our travel schedule for 2015 to see if we are anywhere you may be. If we are already in the area then you won’t have to pay the travel fees!!! WOO HOO!! Nothing better than that. Check back often for an updated schedule.

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Q & A

 

NUMBER OF HOURS

One of the most common questions that gets asked is “how many hours do I get?” We used to offer packages with a set number of hours but it seemed to go against what we were trying to do. We know that getting good images depends on lighting. Having the proper amount of time with “good light” is key.  Because of this, we now offer unlimited hours. What does this mean? We arrive 1.5 hours before the bride slips into her dress and leave after the last reception event (usually the garter or bouquet toss) making sure everything is covered.

NUMBER OF IMAGES

Every client receives a different amount of final images which is based on multiple factors… that being said, most clients receive around 700 images.

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PRINT RELEASE

All of our brides and grooms have full print rights to their images. After all, you paid for them. Why shouldn’t you be able to print them?

RETOUCHING

Professional retouching refers to photo manipulation such as reshaping, acne removal, teeth whitening, wrinkle removal, and what most people refer to as photoshopping. This is very time consuming and expensive. Instead, Handlebar Studios does “digital enhancements” to each and every image you receive. This includes adjustments to the color temperature, exposure and contrast.  If you are interested in photo retouching, we are able to do each image you choose for an additional fee.

 

BOOKING

Booking Handlebar Studios is simple! First you need to arrange an appointment with us. Once we sit down, talk and make sure you are the right client for us, we will go over the contract with you. Once the contract is signed we require a $1000 retainer to hold the date. Another $1000 is due 4 months before the wedding and the remainder is due 2 weeks prior to the big day.

DELIVERY

Our brides and grooms can expect to receive their digital files 6 weeks after the wedding. All images are delivered via online gallery. You will be set up as a VIP allowing you to download all the images at once. This gallery is also a great way to share your images with friends and family. They will be able to view, share photos on FB, Download single images and order prints. This means you are no longer the middle man, printing and delivering images.

CINEMA VIDEO

We provide cinema video as an add-on product. All videos are creative highlight films created to be an entertaining overview of the day. If you are looking for a longer video please contact Motivity Films. They are able to create stunning visuals that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.

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