Why should we hire Brea Photography? What sets you apart?
We want to get to know you. We want you to have a blast on your shoot with us. With a background in photojournalism, fashion, art and band photography we like things to be unique. We want to know what your “dream” is for your photos, what kind of music you listen to, your favorite color, what makes you laugh and how you like to spend your down time. That is when “the shot” happens.
Do you travel? What fees are associated?
We do not charge for travel fees for under 40 miles round trip from our studio at 2544 Cherokee Street, 63118. We would love to shoot your destination wedding or event outside of the STL too! Get in touch for more info.
How long will it take to get photos back after a shoot?
For Portrait sessions it typically takes 5-10 business days. For events the time ranges depending on detail and amount of time. For Weddings it takes approximately 4-6 weeks.
What is your dress code when on a shoot?
It depends on the event. For Weddings and events we try to keep it to dark colors so as not to distract.
How many locations are included in the price of the shoot?
There is no limit to the number of locations or poses within the session.
Do you have a studio available?
Yes! Our studio is located at 2644 Cherokee Street, St. Louis MO 63118, but we’re still suckers for on location shoots. This could be at your house, a park, in a laundromat or bookstore, etc. We’re open to your ideas and the more unique the location the better! Ask us for our new Location Guide filled with location ideas in and around STL.
Who will my photographer be? Do I get to meet with my photographer beforehand?
Brea McAnally and Jessica Priest are the primary photographers for Brea Photography. We have assistant photographers that also occasionally primary shoot as well. You will have the opportunity to meet with your photographer for a free consultation before your shoot.
When are balances due and are there deposits required when booking?
Deposits are required for Weddings, Events and Commercial work. The balance for Weddings and Portraits is due before the shoot takes place. Events and Commercial shoots vary depending on the assignment.
Will I be able to view my photographs online?
Of course! Online viewing is included in Portrait and Wedding packages and can be added to other packages as well.
What is the best time of day to take photos outside?
Typically outdoor light is best before 11am and after 3pm, but that varies depending on weather and time of year.
How would you describe your photographic style?
Photojournalistic, influenced by journalistic photography and very personal to each client.
What types of payment do you except?
We accept checks and most major credit cards. There is a 5% processing fee for credit card payments.
What should I wear for my portrait session?
Wear clothes that look like you. Bold colors, patterns and simple elegant styles all work well.
What equipment do you use?
Canon 5D Mark 2′s, Canon 50D’s, Canon T1i’s
How many photographs will you take?
The amount of pictures you receive varies depending on the amount of time we spend with you and the type of shoot. For Weddings you will receive a minimum of 500 images.
What number should I call if I have questions?
Our office number is 314-865-0799. Once you are booked with your photographer, we will provide you with our cell number so you can get in touch with us the day of your session.