Weddings - Patrick Fontes

Weddings by Pat Fontes: Photography & Video

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Fresno Wedding photographer Pat Fontes offers his services from Bakersfield to Modesto, from Los Banos to Sanger. On request Pat Fontes will travel throughout California to photograph your wedding.

Scroll down for packages and prices. Pat Fontes offers a wide array of pricing.
You receive all high res, fully edited images with most packages.

Fresno wedding photographer Pat Fontes, "My sole purpose as a wedding photographer is to give you the best possible service and photography. I sincerely enjoy capturing  weddings."

With so many wedding photographers in the greater Central California region, which one do you choose? A wide range of professional and amateur photographers pop up in Google and social media, differing greatly in prices, experience and quality. Wedding photos are like tattoos – you really get what you pay for, you only get one chance at it, and the memory is set forever.

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Wedding Packages and Prices

Video

~ ADD VIDEO to any package below for $1,500. Video may include (depending on the package) engagement shoot, the ceremony and reception.
~ If only video is desired alone without photography, the price for full wedding day coverage plus an engagement shoot is $1,900
~ Client shall receive a fully edited movie. Movie will include engagement session, interviews with bride, groom, family and friends, and wedding day footage.
~ Also included: a Save the Date short video created from the Engagement session. This could be used on social media.

Photography

40% deposit secures your date

Diamond Package. $5,500

1Engagement Photo Session: 

       a. Save the Date digital postcard
       b. 200 5x7 postcards (more may be ordered)

2. All-day wedding shoot (till 10pm)
       a. Two photographers
       b. Pre-ceremony photos
       c. Ceremony
       d. Reception

3. Portraits for All: studio-style portrait setup at reception, with studio lighting and backdrop (if needed). Capture every guest, family member and couple with gorgeous portraits.

4. Prints Included:
       a. 12x12 Leather Wedding Photo Book (30 pages)
       b. 1 16x20 framed print
       c. 2 11x14’s, 10 8x10’s, 10 5x7’s
       d. 1 16x20 canvas print
       d. 200 thank you postcards        
       e. 600-700 high res, fully edited images on a flash drive. Each image edited in Photoshop.
       f.  200 4x6 photo album
       g. a beautiful, creative 11x14 collage print made up of highlight photos
       h. Online viewing gallery with ability for guests, family and friends to purchase prints 


Gold Package. $3,500 -

1. Engagement Session:
       a. Save the Date digital postcard 
       b. 200 5x7 postcards (more may be ordered)

2. All-day wedding shoot (till 10pm)
       a. 2 photographers
       b. Pre-ceremony photos
       c. Ceremony
       d. Reception

3. Prints Included:
       a. 1 16x20 
       b. 5 8x10’s, 5 5x7’s
       c. 500-700 high res, fully edited images on a flash drive. Each image edited in Photoshop.
       d. 200 4x6 photo album
       e. Online viewing gallery with ability for guests, family and friends to purchase prints


Silver Package. $2,200 -

1. All-day wedding shoot (till 10pm)       
      a. 1 photographer     
      b. Pre-ceremony photos        
      c. Ceremony        
      d. Reception

2. Prints Included:
      a. 500-600 high res, fully edited images on a flash drive. Each image edited in Photoshop.
      b. Online viewing gallery with ability for guests, family and friends to purchase prints


Bronze Package $1,500- (photographer arrives 1 hour before the ceremony)

1. Photography Services (till 10pm)            
       a. 1 photographer                      
       b. Ceremony             
       c. Reception.

2. Prints Included:     
     a. 400-500 high res, fully edited images on a flash drive. Each image edited in Photoshop.             b. Online viewing gallery with ability for guests, family and friends to purchase prints



Fresno wedding photographer Pat Fontes serves the greater Central Valley region: Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Sanger, Merced, Chowchilla, Kerman, Kingsburg, Oakhurst, Mendota, Visalia.

1) Experience: I have over twenty years of photographic experience. Ask your potential wedding photographers how much experience they have. Like any other profession, more years typically equals better quality, closer attention to detail, and hard lessons learned  in the past. If you hire a photographer with little experience, you might just be that hard lesson, and regret your decision to hire a 'newby.'

2) Knowledge: Simply buying a cool camera and pushing buttons does not make a good wedding photographer. A wedding photographer must know their tools, the settings on their camera, the essentials of taking a great photo like lighting, composition and color. In my early 20s I went through the photography program at Fresno City College and learned about the art form and trade. I have intense passion for photography, but passion is not enough--passion plus knowledge makes a good wedding photographer.

3) Aesthetics: Lighting, Composition, Color. This is where experience, knowledge and passion all come together to form a great quality photo for you, the client. Look at the photos your potential wedding photographers have on their website. (Oh yeah, a side note, they should have a website, this shows their professionalism and that they aren't some 'fly-by-night' operation that will take your down payment and not show up at the wedding.)

a. Lighting: Your wedding photographer should know how to use lighting, both ambient natural and camera lighting. Lighting can make or break a photograph and no amount of Photoshop might save a poorly lighted image. Lighting doesn't only mean how lit up a subject is, but how light and dark play together to create shadows, how light skims lightly across surfaces like the face, highlighting features from the side, and how light illuminates various sections of the photo leading the eye on a path of observation.

b. Composition: How well does the photographer frame the subjects? Every image should be shot with the idea of a picture frame in mind. There should be little to no waste areas beyond the subjects photographed. Newby photographers will often photography needless items that distract from the important wedding moment.

c. Color: There is a fad among many wedding photographers to soften all their photos, in both color saturation and sharpness. This turns every wedding photograph into a Hallmark Special filter, like too many kisses from your aunt who wears too much perfume. Lazy wedding photographers will run their images through a filter that places soft lighting and soft hues to all their photos, with little work. Take a look at my photos--they are colorful, vibrant and alive. Why? I spend time on every single photo in Photoshop, making sure that color, saturation and vibrance--I darken some areas, and lighten others. I spend a great amount of time editing your photos in order to ensure you receive the highest quality possible. I have over 20 years experience with Photoshop. I hope you choose me - give me a call, or text 559.724.1757

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