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Frequently Asked Questions
What is your photographic style?
Petruzzo Photography offers a blend of photojournalism, lifestyle and traditional portraiture.
Do you offer wedding albums and prints?
Yes, wedding albums start at $299 when ordered with your wedding package. Albums and prints may be ordered at any time. Our albums come from the highest quality suppliers and are always made in the USA.
Who will photograph my wedding?
Petruzzo Photography is made up of four photographers. You can learn about our team right here. Before signing any contract, you will have seen your photographers work, and know who they are.
Will my photos be edited?
Yes, every photo delivered will be carefully processed to fit your wedding. You will never have to look through unedited images.
Who will edit my photos?
Your images will most likely be edited by your photographer personally, and in some cases by another member of Petruzzo Photography. We do not outsource image editing.
How many photos are included?
The number of images delivered from your wedding will depend on how many hours your package includes, and how many photographers are covering the wedding. A team of two photographers typically averages about 100 images per hour. However, we don’t offer any guarantee on a specific image count.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
How much does the average couple spend on Petruzzo Photography?
We offer three primary packages, starting at $2,999. However every couple is different, for many we create custom packages. Couple’s generally spend between $2,500 and $4,000 on their complete wedding photography services with Petruzzo Photography.
How far in advance should we book you?
We suggest booking 12 to 18 months in advance. Or 3 to 6 months in advance for elopements and courthouse weddings.
Can I do an engagement session before I decide to book?
Yes, of course. We have two options for that! You can join an Engagement Session Meet & Greet for as little as $50. Or, you can book a standard session and if you choose to book, we’ll deduct the price of your session from your wedding deposit. You can learn more about these offers here.
Some of Our Favorite Vendors
When we hired Petruzzo, him and his team were the most professional group of photographers I had ever spoken with. I truly believe that they absolutely love what they do. It seems to me that when they’re on site, it’s their mission to capture memories and not just take photosJordan & Diana
From the very start we immediately felt relaxed and comfortable with William. He was funny, responsive, and easy to communicate with. Throughout the planning, we always felt that William really cared about the meaning associated with the photos he would be taking for our wedding.Lauren & Steve
Petruzzo Photography did a wonderful job for our big day! William and Felipe were both very professional, helped calm our nerves, and delivered high quality photos. They were able to capture all of our candid moments that we are now able to look back at and enjoy, since the day goes by so fast. Our wedding album and 2 parent albums are really nice, genuine leather albums. I love them! I would definitely recommend Petruzzo Photography for your wedding!Katelyn & Joe
We did a scaled down version of wedding photography, just a couple of hours for our small group of family and friends. Our photographer for our wedding was Felipe Sanchez, and he was absolutely perfect.Samantha & Alex
From the Blog
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