Welcome to Billy Beach Photography. I offer affordable, innovative, creative photography. I specialize in Beach Weddings but frequently photograph in Venues, Churches and local parks. This page is dedicated to answering the most common questions I get from potential clients.
$200 per hour. No minimum or maximum amount of hours.
Second Shooter (if requested) $500.00. (Unlike some other photographers, I use fully qualified professional shooters who are absolutely capable of photographing a wedding on their own).
No deposits up front. I like to get paid when I actually do some work. At the end of our time together, we'll add up the hours and settle up with cash, check or credit card. Takes 30 seconds. You don't even have to decide how many hours until the week of the wedding, as I only do one wedding a day. For example: If you think you need me for 5 hours, but at the wedding you want me for an extra hour or two you can tap me on the shoulder and say "stay". Never a problem.
After the wedding I go back to my studio (yes, I have an actual studio) and edit the images. I cull through the images to get the very best. I edit for color balance, clarity and contrast. I'll convert a few images to b&w and other effects at my discretion. The goal is to make the pictures pop.
After I complete the edits, I'll place your pictures on an online gallery that is controlled by the client. You can download all the full resolution photos directly to your computer, tablet or phone. No waiting for the mail to deliver a DVD or USB drive. After you download you can put your pictures on a USB or other storage media. The goal is to get your pictures in your hands fast. Generally you'll have them about 10 days after the wedding. Sometimes much faster. My record is about 6 hours. The bride and groom arrived in Jamaica and their pictures were waiting for them. :)
After you download your images you can have prints made at the processor of your choice. A release letter is included with your downloads. If you don't want to hassle with having prints made, you can order directly online from the site at wholesale. I make no money on the sale of prints. I use a great lab, who will get your prints to you fast. I don't include a full pricing list on this site as it is vast. But to give you an idea 4x6 prints are approximately .22 cents, a 5x7 print is about .79 cants and an 8x10 is around $1.99. This is for luster but glossy and metallic are available. You can also order mounted, canvas and many other products all at wholesale. This is a great deal.
At the wedding: I'll be on time, be in a great mood (I choose my attitude), have requisite backup equipment and strive to get the best pictures possible without being annoying. My job is to suggest and to take suggestions. So if I get an idea for a picture I'll bring it up and expect you to do the same. Every client is different and every wedding unique. Experience counts, and I've shot many weddings.
I service Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Topsail Island, Jacksonville NC, Emerald Isle, Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, Oak Island NC, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach and Sunset Beach.