What style(s) do you specialize in?

Richie Mai Photography takes pride in capturing details of precious moments such as emotions of the person through different artistic angles in photos and films. We get more interactions with everyone and create better moments for your big day.

How long have you been a wedding photographer?

I formally completed a degree in photography in 2013. However, prior to deciding to take on photography as an area of discipline, friends and family can attest to me playing around with a DSLR since I was a teenager!

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What do you love about photographing weddings?

The greatest part about being a wedding photographer is the ability to approach my clients with my most natural self; cheerful and down to earth, yet equipped with the technical and artistic skills I’ve acquired over the years. 

Who are the photographers? Who will be our photographer?

We have a small team of photographers within our network that collaborate together. Normally, Richie is the main photographer in charge.

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Will there be a second shooter or any assistants? Is there an additional fee for each (if applicable)?

Yes, simply because the more shooters we have the more we can cover on the big day itself. Associate photographers are included in all wedding collection.

Do you have backup photographers who will shoot the wedding if you're sick or in an emergency? 

Richie Mai Photography cares for our clients and we endeavor to honor all our agreements to the best we can. We have a small team of photographers within our network that collaborate together in the event any untoward incident happens.

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Do you coordinate with videographers? How do you envision yourselves working together? 

We love having snippets of beautiful weddings documented in films. Films capture priceless moments that photos cannot and vice versa. We understand how important it is to coordinate with videographers and to stay out of each other's way when capturing those special moments! 

How long after the wedding do we get to see the photos?

A sneak peek of 10 photos will be available within five (5) working days after the wedding date. Retouched photos will be available sixty (60) calendar days after the wedding date. 

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Do you have a shot list? Or do you prefer to have free reign to capture the festivities how you see fit?

We welcome a (short) shot list to make sure you get the specific pics you want.However, we also believe that amazing moments are best captured candid and when they are not hampered by expectations.

Will the photos be retouched and color balanced? Is that done before I see the proofs?

Wedding: Color-enhanced and retouched for the final version.
Engagement /Portrait: Color-enhanced for the proofs, and retouched after pictures are selected.

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How many images do you typically deliver from an engagement session? From a wedding?

We typically deliver anywhere from 35 - 50 images per 3-hour engagement shoot. For a full-day wedding coverage, we typically deliver up to about 1000 images*. Keep in mind these numbers may increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and events/activities .

What rights do I have to the digital prints?

You have the right to share and reprint images whenever you want. However, you may not sell your images for profit or publish your images without the written permission of Richie Mai Photography (All rights reserved)

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Do you do destination weddings? What additional fees are associated with destination weddings?

Although Richie Mai Photography is based on Los Angeles, California, we serve our clients all around the world. Our destination wedding photography packages include the cost of traveling and reasonable accommodations. Contact us for more details.

Do you shoot Quinceaneras, Anniversary, Birthday Party or Corporate Events?

Absolutely! These events are all considered ‘event photography.’ which we specialize in, and we would love to capture your celebration. We also offer photobooth service to upgrade your experience. 

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Are there any information you need if I send an email inquiry? 

You may include you and your fiance/ fiancee’s name, wedding date, ceremony location, banquet location and phone number in the email. You can also call us directly. We will be happy to speak with you and meet you in person.   

Beside wedding and portrait photography, what else do you offer?

We also offer services for Family, Anniversary, Maternity, Food & Beverage, Commercial Products and Real Estate. 

We are looking forward to speak with you soon!

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There are significant moments in everyone’s life that deserve to be captured, and I am passionate about capturing these moments through photography. During the wedding day, I want to capture the best photos possible for you. Throughout your special day, I strive to do everything you need for a gorgeous and vibrant collection of wedding photos. Therefore, I do not impose a restriction on the amount of time or photos taken on the day of the event. There are no hidden costs; your images belong to you and you can share them with your family and friends, as well as make prints at any professional labs.

We also offer a wide range of extras, from pre-wedding shoots, birthday parties, corporate events and profiles, anniversaries, to family portrait sessions.

At Richie Mai Photography, we seek to tailor our services to your needs. We invite you to look through our collection of photos in the rest of this site. If you like our work, please feel free to reach out to us through the button below.