FAQ

wedding photo storage

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have compiled a list of FAQs that may be useful for you. I will update this section periodically.

What does your company do?
I specialise in wedding and portraiture photography. I am qualified with international photography associations such as WPJA.

Do you provide videography services?
Yes, I specialise in wedding photography but I do provide this service by working closely with my partner.

Do you provide photo slideshows of the morning event to be shown during dinner?
Yes, but we require at least 3-4 hours in between to prepare them.

What type of photo album do you provide? 
For album: As I have been working in graphic for many years, I love to design photo album with minimal style. All of my albums are individually designed by me and printed on the highest quality fine art paper on nice thick pages and then hand bound. I highly recommend all our couples to get one, it’s the best way to remember your wedding day. You can have many options like cover materials, size and color…etc.

For Canvases: the canvases that I provide are true canvas print, it’s not like other do, it is not print on photo paper and machine pressed onto canvas to mimic the effect. The glass of traditional photo frame is reflective and is not truly transparent. It reduces your viewing pleasure and can be tiring to your eyes. With canvas photo print, no framing is required. You can hang it on your wall immediately and there is no glass on top like traditional framing. Finally, you can enjoy your masterpiece in its truest form that it well deserves.

How long does it take for you to complete my photos?
It takes approximately 80 – 120 working days to complete your photos, and another 20 working days for the album design after we’ve completed your photos. We shoot in RAW format and professionally process (colour correction, exposure adjustments and cropping) every photo before handing them over to you as digital proofs. Utmost care is taken during this process and we need time to complete them professionally.

What are low-res and hi-res proofs?
Low-res are smaller resolution files that are usually used for preview at your computer screen. Hi-res proofs are printable up to 10R or more.

How many photos am I expecting to get for my wedding?
A typical full day wedding can averagely yield 500-800 photos, but we guarantee a minimum of 400 photos.

Do you do table-to-table shots during dinner?
We do not do table-to-table shots during dinner. Firstly, it is rude to interrupt your guests during meals and secondly, they are less likely to oblige. However, we strongly recommend the bride and groom to go table-to-table with us to take group photos because the guests are usually more than happy to co-operate.

Must I provide you meals?
It is not compulsory but it would be awesome if you could provide basic meals for me. It is very difficult to work when I am starving. I will advice you on the suitable time for me to have my meals.

What camera/equipments do you use for weddings?
I use multiple Canon DSLR cameras and a wide range of lenses during an assignment. I mainly use prime lens to capture the ambiance and its natural lights. I process photos using Lightroom, Photoshop and tons of plugins on a Mac machine.

CAMERAS:
Canon 5D Mark3 x 2, Canon Eos 3, Leica M3 DS, Contax 645 Medium Format, Rolleiflex 2.8c, Fuji X100

LENSES:
Canon 16-35/2.8 L II
Canon 35/1.4 L
Canon 45/2.8 TSE
Canon 50/1.2 L
Minolta Rokkor 58/1.2 ef mount
Petzval 58 bokeh control art lens
Canon 85/1.8
Canon 85/1.2 L
Canon 135/2 L
Leitz Summaron 50mm F2 Dual Range
Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm F2 T* AF Lens For Contax 645

COMPUTERS:
Apple iMac 27″ i7, Adobe software

Do you accept outstation or oversea assignments?
Yes, all you need to do is cover our traveling cost and accommodation.

Do you do pre-wedding or engagement portraiture?
Yes. All portraiture are outdoor and I use various photography and lighting techniques in my portraiture assignments. Dressing, makeup and transportation fee are not included and should be provided by customer.

How do I book you for our wedding and how soon should I do so?
We prefer to have a meeting and get to know more each others before you book us. To secure your date with me, we require a 50% non refundable deposit (retainer) of the chosen package AND a signed agreement. Most of my clients book us from 6-9 months ahead. At times, I even booked more than a year ahead especially popular dates.

What are your payment terms?
A 50% deposit (retainer) is required for your booking, and the remaining payment of 50% is due 7 days before the wedding day. We accept cash, credit card or local cheques, please make it payable to “Kong wai”.

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e: kongwai{at}history-studio.com
t: +852 97461376

Member of :
WPJA – Wedding Photojournalist Association

Video channel:
HISTORY STUDIO VIMEO

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My works were featured on:
An Enchanting Pre-Wedding Shoot // Sharon & Calvin // Aug 2017
A Bold Blush and Red Wedding at the Intercontinental Hotel // Sarah & Mark // July 2017
A Burgundy and Mint Wedding at Repulse Bay //Audrey and Ted // Apr 2017
Real Wedding //Audrey and Ted // Apr 2017
Japan – Okayama news // Apr 2017
An Effortlessly Relaxed Grey-Themed Lawn Wedding // Jeannie & Billy // Apr 2017
A Mint-Themed Country Club Wedding //Hilary & Leon // Mar 2017
Real Wedding // Sarah and Wilson // Feb 2017
Meet Me at the Cathedral //Caitlin & Jack // Feb 2017
25 Wedding Videographers you MUST know in Hong Kong // Nov 2016
The best moment of us // Queenie and Franklin // Nov 2016
SAKURA DREAMS IN KYOTO //Winy & Andy // Oct 2016
Amour in the air // Sandra & Adrain // Jul 2016
A road trip with your other half // Joanne & Ray // Apr 2016
Sakura Showers // Winy & Andy // Mar 2016
Stunning Sophistication // Ivy & Wilson // Oct 2015
Landscapes of Love // Alice & Ben // Aug 2015
A Wonderful Adventure // Joanne & Lung Kei // Jul 2015
10 Outdoor Engagement Spots in Hong Kong // Charing & Nick // Jul 2015
Elegant ever after // Janice & Calvin // Apr 2015
Bridal Portraits In Mount Davis // Janice & Calvin // Jan 2015
Old Hollywood Glam // Helen & Yohan //Jan. 2015
When Time Makes All Things Beautiful // Carly & Soki //Oct. 2014
Fall In Love With Hokkaido // Ginny & Eddie // Sep 2014
The wedding Note book // Vendor list // Sep 2014
20 Stunning Cathedrals And Chapels In Asia // Sep 2014
The wedding Note book // USB packaging & Photobook // May 2014
The wedding Note book // Karin & Simon // Oct 2013
BRIDELICIOUS // Karin & Simon // Jul. 2013
THE WEDDING NOTEBOOK MAGAZINE // Sarah & Willson // April 2013
PRAISE WEDDING // Man & Fu’s family // Mar 2013
THE WEDDING NOTEBOOK // Sarah & Willson // Feb 2013
whiter than white weddings  // Sarah & Willson //  Jan 2013
SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
Simply peachy // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
YAHOO HONG KONG STYLE  // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
BRIDELICIOUS // Sarah & Willson // Dec 2012
YAHOO HONG KONG STYLE // Joanne & Kenneth // Nov 2012
WPJA CLIENT REVIEW // Mar 2012
ALL ABOUT WEDDING MAGAZINE // Joanne & Kenneth // Mar 2012
WWW.WEDCANDY.COM // Joanne & Kenneth // Wedding blog in USA
囍訊 NOV // INTERVIEW // Jan 2012
WEDDING EXPO 2011 // Jan 2012
囍訊 SEPT // INTERVIEW // Sept 2011
KAIAK.TW Design blog // July 2011