There are a lot of photographers. Why should I choose East Hill Photo?
Anyone can pick up a camera and claim they are a wedding photographer so finding the right photographer for you can be challenging. We are not going after the "traditional" or "posed shot" market. There are plenty of other photographers around that can provide that if that is what you are looking for. Our goal is to provide our clients with something truly unique. We believe that wedding photography doesn't have to be typical and boring. Your wedding day will be filled with excitement and emotion and we want to capture that in a way that can artisticly tell a story.
Pictures captured at a once-in-a-lifetime event like your wedding can not be recreated ever again so whoever you choose to photograph your wedding is an important decision. There are no do overs. Photography is one of the few expenditures that will provide a lifetime of great returns on your investment.
I live outside of the Pensacola area. Do you travel?
Eventhough we are based in Pensacola, Florida, we are only a drive or an airport away from your wedding. We can travel anywhere in the United States and abroad for your photographic needs as long as travelings expenses are covered. locally, we frequently shoot weddings in Destin, Niceville, Gulf Shores, Ft. Morgan, Orange Beach, Mobile, Navarre, Seaside, Grayton Beach and Rosemary Beach, but we also shoot weddings all over the world.
I am considering using you for my wedding. Can you hold my wedding date?
Unfortunately, since we only shoot one wedding per day, reservations are on a first come first serve basis. We can only hold the date with a contract and retainer fee which will apply to the final amount.
I am having a beach wedding in Pensacola. Where can I find more information for getting married on the beach?
You can contact the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) at 850-932-2257. You may also want to check with their calendar of events to make sure that traffic on the beach isn't unusually high. Having a beach wedding while the Blue Angels are flying might be a bad idea!
Why do you not list pricing on your website?
We are a full service photography studio and we realise that no wedding is the same. Everyone's needs are different so we want to focus on customizing our services so we can give you exactly what you want. That is why you won't find a "gold" or "silver package" on this site. You may not need 20 8x10s or you may want 40. We recommend calling for a consultation and once we have an idea of what you are looking for we can create a package that will best suit your needs.
What type of photography services do you offer?
We provide many types of photography to suit your needs which include: commercial, family portraits, child portraits, senior portraits, maternity portraits, engagements, bridal portraits, corporate headshots, modeling portfolios, actor's headshots and art prints. It's always nice to have a little variety to keep us on our toes!
Help! I have never been married before and I have no idea where to start.
Don't worry! Being inexperienced at getting married is a GOOD thing! :) We shoot weddings all the time so we have seen it all and would be more than happy to give you advice on anything from suggesting vendors, to what time of day and direction to have your outdoor wedding. Most of our brides place photography as a top priority so we can offer advice from a photographer's point of view to make sure you have great photographs! We can also recommend some great wedding coordinators that we have worked with in the past.
What if I want to show wedding photos to friends and family that live far away?
We can provide a private web gallery so that anyone with internet access can log on to view and order pictures.
Do you offer video services?
Unfortunately no. We only specialize on photography! However, we would be more than happy to recommend a videographer for you.
Do you shoot Digital or Film?
We shoot in professional digital format using only professional grade equipment. We didn't make the switch until the performance of Digital surpassed the quality of film. Trust us, you don't want us to miss an important moment because we are changing a roll of film every 36 shots!
I hate having my picture taken but my fiance' wants us to have engagement photos! Can you help?
No worries. We will be easy on you! :) We want to show you that photography doesn't have to be painful. People are surprised how fun a photo session can be!
Who will actually be shooting my wedding or portraits?
This is a very valid question unfortunately. We do not subcontract or have staff photographers. We will not send our spouse to shoot the wedding for us. There will be no surprises. What's the point of looking at a great portfolio if someone else ends up shooting your pictures? All of the photographs that you see on this web site were photographed by our sole photographer and owner, Rick Schamberger. He will be the person who shows up to shoot your pictures so you know exactly the quality you will be getting.
Please call (850) 438 4797
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EAST HILL PHOTO
223 W.Gregory St.
Pensacola, FL 32501