Special Moments Professional Photography

 


Testimonials 

                                                                                                     


They were wonderful. They actually listened to what we wanted and actually provided us with what we NEEDED. They made our pictures and video our priced possession and captured our dreams and made it a reality.

~Sandra, Richmond, VA



The entire process was an enjoyable experience for the family.  Family photo sessions can sometimes be stressful, but the Brown's were very patient even with the children so that we received all the photos we wanted.  Would recommend Special Moments to everyone for any event.  Thank you for your professionalism.

~ Kenneth D. Chesterfield, VA


 

"Rev. Pablo and Wanda Brown, "Thank you so much for the great service you provided for me and my granddaughter's graduation photos. The pictures' quality was great. I have shared the photos with family and friends with great review on the quality of the pictures. The pricing was very reasonable and I received so many pictures for a very low price. Thank you both for a job well done."
~ Nancy H, Hopewell, VA ~
"I love the multiple poses taken and your ability to get the entire family in a portrait. Thanks for your service and patience."
~ Jacquline B, Hopewell, VA ~
"Just wanted to let you know that we were extremely satisfied with your services. I must also mention that the photos were exceptional. There is no doubt that my husband and I plan on utilizing you to take our family photos."
~ Charnell and Sonny, Richmond, VA ~
"Outstanding videography and photography services! Even to the point of asking permission to remove lint off one's clothes or to adjust one's shirt collar. Simply personal and professional services. Edited products until this customer was completely satisfied. Thank you Pablo and Wanda!!!"
~ Pastor Craddock, Richmond, VA ~
"The pictures we received were great! We had a lot of poses to select from and the prices were very affordable. Thank you so much for your excellent service and quality work."
~ Bryant and Sherri, Richmond, VA ~
"Thank you so much for my wedding photos and video. Great job, you all are the best at what you do! Everyone should hire you all. God Bless."
~ Purvis and Hope, Petersburg, VA ~
"Just a short note to express our appreciation to you and your company, Special Moments Professional Photography. We love the photo you did for our Shop - our Drag Bike!! Keep up the Great Work!"
~ Ron Childs, General Manager, Colonial Harley-Davidson/Buell. Colonial Heights, VA ~
"Loved the personal attention at our photo session. Pictures came out great. We will return for future service for Easter, Birthdays and Christmas. Thanks:)"
~ Keisha and Michael, Chester, VA ~
"Pablo Brown is Truly an amazing photographer. Try him."
~ Diane, Petersburg, VA ~
"Pablo, Wanda the pictures are wonderful, we absolutely love them! It was so hard making a decision."
~ Latice P, Chester, VA ~
"We loved our pictures!! Thanks for everything."
Keisha B, Chester, VA ~
"Thanks Aunt Wanda and Uncle Pablo! The pictures came out so nice!! It was a lot of fun. Thanks!"
~ Crystal and Kohrey, Fayetteville, NC ~
Sheree' and Larry of Vine Grove, KY said on June 23, ~
"Pablo, you are a master of your craft. You do more than take photos you create masterpieces. I would recommend you guys to all my family and friends. Continue success. Thank you again for everything. We promise to stay in touch."

 

Evan and Cindy - Chester, VA said on Jan 2, ~
"Special Moments Pro. was a integral part of the success of our wedding. From the initial meeting with Pablo and Wanda I felt at ease and knew the moments I wanted captured on video were in good hands. Pablo and Wanda met with me on several occasions prior to our wedding to coordinate ideas and look at the lighting both in the church and the reception hall.  This was included in their price which is the most reasonable in the Richmond and Tri Cities area.  I highly recommend Special Moments Pro.  The final product was beautiful and a memory that we will treasure for a lifetime!!"

 

Johna - Petersburg, VA said on Jan 13, ~
"Pablo, I just wanted you to know how pleased I am with your work. Whenever I can, I always refer you. I also appreciate the timeliness in your turnaround time. Keep up the good work."

 

James & Felicia said on Jun 2, ~
"Pablo & Wanda, you have a very professional photography website. I will make sure that I send customers needing a photographer to your website. May GOD richly bless you and your business. Life is so much easier when you love what you do and I can surely see that you and Wanda love what you do."

 

James & Chester ~
 "I have viewed your web site and it's very professional with a lot of options for the customer. I am a witness and previous customer of your photography and videography services. Your work is very professionally done with passion and perfection within your craft. GOD Bless."

 

S.D- Chester said on April, 11 ~
"Thanks so much for forwarding the photos. We really enjoyed seeing them and you did a wonderful job!!"

 

Julie and Skip-Chester said on May, 11 ~
"Thank you, we appreciate you taking the picture and sending them to us. We wish you success in your business, and we hope we'll get to see you again at another event."

 

Storm-Chester, said on Feb. 11 ~
"Brother Pablo, Thanks for the photos of my son and myself. I love them!!!
Thanks again."

 

Anita-Richmond, said on Mar. 11,  ~
"Wow- these turned out really nice. I will work on an appointment for my family."

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FAQ'S

Photography Frequently Asked Questions

  1. About Payments and Booking
  2. About the Photographer
  3. About Photos, Photo Albums, DVD/CD
  4. About the Photo Shoot

                                     Videography Frequently Asked Questions
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 About Payments and Booking

Q. How is the initial consultation conducted?
A. For Wedding Planner or Photographer. The initial consultation date is scheduled over the phone when you call or by email. We will then meet in person for a Personal  one-on one consultation. Please take the time to look over the packages on this site before we meet. All consultations are free.

Q. How do we book our date?
A. When booked as your Wedding Planner or Photographer, there is an signed contract and a non-refundable 50% down deposit. The deposit is deducted from the final total. In order to help keep our cost as low as possible and continue to pass our savings on to our clients, we do not currently accept credit cards. We do however, accept payments via PayPal, which allows you to use your credit card if you so choose. You do not need a PayPal account to make a credit card payment. Cash, cashiers checks and  certified money order for the final payment are accepted. Please make checks or certified money orders out to Special Moments Pro. The balance is due fourteen (14) days before the event. Returned checks are subject to a $40 returned check fee.

 Q. How far in advance should we book our  wedding Planner or Photographer?
A. For Wedding Planner: Depending on your package it could be between 12 months to 1 month. For Weddings, Bridal and Engagements: If you plan on having a wedding during a popular or busy period of the year, such as warmer months or during a holiday, it's always a good idea to book your wedding photographer 12 months to 18 months in advance. If you plan to marry during a quieter time of the year, we'd recommend at least 10 months in advanced. For All other events we recommend at lease 3 weeks advance notice. But for starters call to see if your date is open.

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About the Photographer

Q. How long have you been a professional photographer?
A. Photographer-Over 30 years.
     Wedding Planner-20 years.

Q. What is your Photographic style?
A.
My style incorporates a mixture of Photojournalism and Traditional photography, with emphasis on telling the story of the day by capturing key moments of your wedding as they unfold, e. g. the emotions, the quiet times the laughter, the holding of hands, the smiles and all the details throughout the day makes your event special and unique!

QWhat kind of photography equipment do you typically bring with you on the day of an event?
A. I bring high end professional Nikon digital cameras and we carry redundant amount of backup equipment so we are never vulnerable to equipment failure. I also use top grade "fast" Nikon lenses which allows us to capture detailed & sharp images in low light environments that wouldn't be possible with the lesser quality lenses. We also bring power flash units as well as remote power pack and slave light units.

Q. How many photographers work with you?
A.  At Special Moments Pro. I am the primary photographer and in most cases one assistant/additional photographer is in attendance along with one model assistant. With our packages you may hire a Wedding Planner.

Q. Do you use film or digital?
A. Digital only.

Q. Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
A. Yes.

Q. Do you have replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
A. Yes. I have associations and many other professional photographers. In an usual circumstance that I would not be able to attend and photography event one of my colleagues would replace me with your approval.

Q. Do you require that the client provide your meal?
A. General we do not like to put the camera down. Yes, a meal would be gratefully appreciated to ensure that the Wedding Planner, Photographer and assistants remains on the assigned task until completion and does not miss any important events. We will eat at the same time the couple eats in order to be finish on time.

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About Photos, Photo Albums,DVD/CD

Q. How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing? Will we be able to view them on line?
A. Proofs are available on a Online Gallery for viewing and downloading 1- 2 weeks after your event. Bridals and Weddings may take up to 4 weeks.

Q. Do you provide the digital files of the image to the client and how will the DVD be presented to them?
A. Yes, Depending on the package ordered, you will receive the best images on a high resolution DVD/CD. You will receive it the same day you receive your photos.  Your DVD will be presented to you in a Personal Photo Case. You may come to the studio and pick it up or it can be mailed to you with a shipping fee. All packages come with a Personal copyright letter.

Q. What kind of albums do you provide?
A. Depending on your package, our inventory features a variety of professional albums. We provide Digital Kingston Flush Mount Lay Flat Album, Digital Majestic and Tiara Premium Albums, Premium Slip-in and Traditional Slip-in Albums. You can also order an album without purchasing a package. (Interest free payment plan available).

 

 

Q. Will I be able to design my Album?
A. Yes, you can design your album depending on your needs and budget.

Q. When will the client get the final album?
A. 2 - 3 weeks for Slip-in Album, 4 - 6 weeks for Digital Albums. Albums are not designed or ordered until photos have been ordered from the Online Gallery and the client has approve of the photos and design.

 

 

 

 Q. Is there a sitting fee?
A. No. But during peek wedding or holiday season their maybe a small fee to hold your weekend date.

 

Q. Are there any fees for distance travel locations?
A. For Wedding the Planner and Photographer, there are no travel fees for locations within 50 miles radius from Richmond, VA. Events outside of our no charge zone will have a mileage charge of $0.55 per mile (after the first 50 miles). Events requiring overnight stay or commercial travel will have additional travel charges. You will be given an exact quote of any travel fees before you book your event or photo shoot.

 

Q. Do you offer discounts?
A. We design our prices to be extremely competitive and affordable for your money than our competition. We charge a fair price for our services and quality. For this reason we do not offer any discounts for our Photography. But most of the Wedding Planning packages have discounts also see Headshots for discounts.

 

Q. Are you available to shoot extra hours? If so, how much do you charge for extended service?
A. Yes, $100 per additional hour, prorated at fifteen minutes intervals.

 

Q. Do you charge hourly or full day?
A. Our prices are organized by packages. I do have hourly rates for unique requirements and extended services.

 

Q. How soon after the event will we be able to get the pictures? Will we be able to view our proofs on line?
A. Bridal take 4 weeks depending on the package size. Other photos may take up to 2 weeks.  Proof of photos can be seen on our Online Gallery for ordering, viewing and sharing with friends. After you have viewed the images and pick your choices, allow an extra week for processing and delivery.

 

 

Q. Do you offer framing service for enlargements
A. Depending on your package and your needs, we offer framing services for bridal, engagement or wedding day enlargements. Our framing services are much less expensive than having a custom frame done elsewhere.

Q. Do you have Portrait Sessions and how long does a session last?
A. Yes. We we do portrait session with Engagement, Bridal, Family, High School Seniors. They can be shot in studio or on location. Depending on your package and your needs, a typical photo shoot would last 2 hours.

 

 

Q. How may photos do you take during a Bridal or Engagement Photo shoot?
A. On a Wedding shoot I may shoot anywhere between 900-1000 frames. For all other portrait session anywhere between 300-600. That being said you will not see all of those shots.  I will edit down for delivery to an average between 300-400 (Wedding) 200-300 ( Portrait session) images. I don't have a set number that I insist upon but rather let quality dictate the number  I believe my clients hire me because they want great shots and I will only show what meets my quality standards.  I will never sacrifice quality for quantity nor do I ever want to provide so many images you get tired of looking through all of them.  Providing only the quality images makes selecting images for your album or wall art much easier and much more enjoyable experience.

Q. Do you reserve the right to publish the photo?
A. When we initiate a contract there is an area where you may give me permission to publish the photograph.

Q. Are your images re-touch/ photo shop?
A. Yes. All images that you have chosen on the Online Gallery are high quality professionally re-touch and  color corrected. Unless told otherwise. Some photos that are photo shop may have an extra charge depending on your package and needs.

 

Q. For the photo session, is there anything special I need to bring?
A. On location.. Bring your payment, extra outfits, make up, you may bring props for special shots. (Instruments, knitting needles, skate board, cell phones, hats, etc. Sorry no animals). Remember to be on time so your session can go smoothly without rushing and don't forget your smile!!

 

Serving clients throughout Eastern, Central and Northern Virginia, including but no limited to: Richmond, Chester, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Short Pump, Hampton , Roanoke, Midlothian and Washington DC.

 

Copyright © 2019 Special Moments Professional Photography & Videography  All rights reserved.
All images and photographs are copyrighted by the respective company,
organization or photographer,
and may not be reproduced in any form, without written permission.
Chester, Virginia 23831
Email: pablowanda@specialmomentspro.com
Telephone Number: (804) 712-5185 / 5139
Special Moments Professional Photography & Videography LLC
is a full service photography and videography company,
based in the Chester - Richmond, VA area,
specializing in Wedding, Portrait and Event photography.
Destination Weddings are available upon request.
 

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F A Q 

Videography & Photo booth Frequently Asked Questions

  1. About Payments and Booking
  2. About the Videographer
  3. About  DVD/CD
  4. About the Video Shoot

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 About Payments and Booking

 Q. How do we book our date?
A. When I am booked as your photo booth videographer, a signed contract with an non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date.   The deposit is deducted from the final total. In order to help keep our cost as low as possible and continue to pass our savings on to our clients, we do not currently accept credit cards. We do however, accept payments via PayPal, which allows you to use your credit card if you so choose. You do not need a PayPal account to make a credit card payment. Cash, cashiers checks and  certified money order for the final payment is accepted. Please make checks or certified money orders out to Special Moments Pro. The balance is due fourteen (14) days before the event. Returned checks are subject to a $40 returned check fee.

NOTE: It is highly recommended to book early. Photo booth Videography service books quickly.

 

Fee's

Q. Is there a fee?
A. No, But during peek wedding or holiday season their maybe a small fee to hold your weekend date.

 

 

Q. Do you offer discounts?
A. We design our prices to be extremely competitive and offer for your money than our competition. We charge a fair price for our services and quality. For this reason. we do not offer any discounts. 

 

 

Q. Do you require that the client provide your meal?
A. No, a meal would be gratefully appreciated to ensure that the videographer and assistants remains on the assigned task until completion and does not miss any important events.

 

 

Q. For the Video shoot on location, what will you bring?
A. Depending on what your video shoot is, and the package, I will bring props. If we are at a park that requires admission fee or any type of fee remember to bring your fee or receipt. 

 

Q. Do you have replacement videographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
A. Yes. I have associations with many other professional videographer. In the usual circumstance that I would not be able to attend and video event one of my colleagues would replace me with your approval.

 

Copyright © 2019 Special Moments Professional Photography & Videography  All rights reserved.
All images and photographs are copyrighted by the respective company,
organization or photographer,
and may not be reproduced in any form, without written permission.
Chester, Virginia 23831

 

Email: pablowanda@specialmomentspro.com
Telephone Number: (804) 712-5185 / 5139
Special Moments Professional Photography & Videography 
is a full service photography and videography company,
based in the Chester - Richmond, VA area,
specializing in Wedding, Portrait and Event photography.
Destination Weddings are available upon request.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. How will the DVD or Folio be presented to me?
A. Depending on your package your DVD or Folio will be presented to you in a Personal Case. You may come to the studio and pick it up or it can be mailed to you with a shipping fee.

 

Q. How soon after the event will we be able to get the DVD?
A. Depending on the package and how many hours the event took will determine how long it will take. Normally it would take 2 weeks for unedited filming. 

 

Q. How long have you been a professional videographer?
A. Over 30 years.

 

 

Q. How many video cameras do you use?
A. Only one video camera in needed.

 

 

Q. Do you video other then events?
A. Yes. We can film you and your family on an outing, Church event  or even a child's field trip (Some rules apply).

Q. How many videographer work with you?
A. One Videographer is all that is needed.

 

 

 

Serving clients throughout Eastern, Central and Northern Virginia, including but no limited to: Richmond, Chester, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Colonial Heights, Petersburg, Short Pump, Hampton, Roanoke, Midlothian and Washington DC.