As a child my dream was to be a visual artist.
I was not born with a passion or hunger towards photography, but when I first held a camera the world around me became so magical, that only a photograph can explain.
I'm a Philadelphia based wedding, events and portrait photographer and available to travel upon request.
My style consists of photojournalism. I enjoy capturing moments celebrating love, joy and pure naturalness through artistic and creative imagery. Capturing moments in such organic way has been a never ending process, which I truly enjoy.
Photography is having the ability to stop time, preserve a memory and share the experience.
What is your date of Establishment?
Maria A. Garth Photography has been around since September of 2013
How far in advance should clients book your services?
All couples starts their search at their own time. However, we book when a client is ready to proceed with a contract after a proposal has been sent, we even book last minute weddings and events.
What is the advance payment before the event?
We require a 45% deposit from the total.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please contact me for more information.
Why choose me?
I am a photo-journalistic photographer who loved to capture natural moments.
My goal for you through out the process of booking me is that everything is stress free. I want you to enjoy your day and be able to look back at your photos for the rest of your life. I've photographed a large variety of Indian and Middle Eastern Weddings, and would love to photograph your special day!
Can you describe highlights of your work
Everything is done by me, so rest assure you are in good hands. From the moment you inquiry with me I'll be your main contact and go to person. After the wedding, I go through all the photos carefully select and enhance them to perfection. I'll gladly explain my style and over all approach to you over the phone or in person.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day?
No! However, I am aware how Indian and Middles Eastern events are, so in that case yes. I won't book myself for another couple for the same day.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
What special techniques do your specialize in?
The only time that I pose is for family formals.
I will provide you with small directions, not all couples are the same and that is the beauty of working with a large variety of couples. To learn to understand them prior to photographing them.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
How many photographers do you work with?
It depends on what you are looking for on the day off.
I have (2) other 2nd shooters if you are interested in having a 2nd shooter presented to you on your wedding day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes! This has never been a concern though.
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
(2) camera bodies
(3) different types of lights.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes, price varies .
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
All proofs are ready for you 2-3 weeks after your event.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
No you get the copy rights to the photos. However, I also provide a facebook JPG folder with my watermark on them.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes! However, I've meet a few couples that prefer discretion, so that is not a problem as well.
When will the client get the final album?
In terms of albums, that is not included in the price. However if you are itnerested in an album you can purchase one at any time.
I make a custom design that I'll provide to you via email. Printing will not be done until you have finalized your drafts. Then I am ready to send to print.
Are you a commercial studio or a home-based business?
What is your style of photography?
Candid Photos, Photojournalism, Contemporary, Pre-wedding shoots, Couple Shoots, Location Shoots, Traditional wedding photography
What does your package include?
Albums, High Resolution Images
What types of events do you specialize in?
Weddings, Receptions, Sangeet, Engagement
What price range would your services fall under?
Apart from weddings, what else are you into?
Fashion Photography, Corporate Photography, Kids Photography
Which religion weddings do you specialize in?
Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Any
What kind of a setup is your business?
What kind of payment modes do you accept?