Cindy & Alex
Ditto and his team were extremely easy to work with and the photos turned out amazing. One of the great things about Ditto is that he scouted the area beforehand and was able to find the most picturesque spots. During the wedding day, he was able to camouflage into the background (never felt invasive) but also managed to capture all of the great moments of our wedding
Que & Julius
I don’t even know where to begin! Ditto is kind, flexible, responsive, professional, extremely talented, patient, reliable, friendly, a joy to work with, and I could not be happier that we had him as our photographer! Honestly, look no further! I think I actually found him on here, and I am so thankful I did! Our engagement shoot, city hall ceremony, and wedding photos all turned out amazing because of his vision and abilities! And his turn-around time is always ridiculously impressive! I truly recommend without a single reservation!! I cannot thank him enough for giving us the best mementos of our cherished wedding day!
Emily & Kai
We found Ditto and his fine art wedding photography service through Weddingwire, and we are so glad we did! We had Ditto taken photos for both our civil ceremony at the SF City Hall and for our wedding in Thomas Fogarty Winery in June, and we enjoy and love our photos very much! I cannot stop looking through those photos because each of them is so beautiful through Ditto's bright, natural, airy, and soft style. He's also very responsive, flexible, and helpful throughout the whole planning process. On the day of the wedding, he arrived early with his little props (like ring dish) to take beautiful photos of the wedding details. We chose the 2 photographer package and we think it's the right choice! I highly recommend Ditto!
Jamie & George
I could not have imagined hiring anyone better than Ditto for our wedding. We had a an engagement session with him about 1 month before and he made us feel so comfortable even though we are definitely camera shy! He somehow made it look like we were alone in City hall and he brings so much light into the pictures even in a dark space, which is exactly what drew me to his photos since I knew that most of our wedding was going to be indoors. Our wedding photos were outstanding and I cannot say enough good things about them. Ditto and his second shooter were such a great team, they got a ton of candid shots and were very efficient at getting ALL of our family photos done! I am so happy that I will have these photos to look back on our wedding and they really are better than I could have imagined. I am so glad I found him!
Theresa & Brandon
Our wedding was a full day summer event in Newcastle CA. We took bridal party and first look photos, each photographer with either the bride or groom. During the ceremony, we barely noticed them. Ditto sent us a sneak preview the day after our wedding! And within a few weeks, he sent us the finalized wedding photos and they were truly amazing! Our family and friends loved them and many of our guests commented on the outstanding quality of the photos. We thanked him for everything and tipped again. We highly recommend Ditto. He is a photographer who truly enjoys capturing everything beautiful at your wedding!
Riana & Chris
Ditto and his team came through in every way! He was super easy to work with. He was willing to travel twice to the engagement shoot, and spend as much time as I could bare in the freezing coastal fog just to get the shots that we wanted. He was very responsive to our questions and feedback. He always went the extra mile, including scouting out the wedding venue a few weeks in advance to find the best compositions. Within a day of the wedding Ditto shared a preview of 50 amazing photos. In the end, the final photos were absolutely beautiful. I love Ditto's style and could not be happier with the outcome. I would recommend Ditto to anyone.
Chanel & Jon
As a bride making wedding arrangements from Canada, it was really important that I found solid vendors. From the beginning Ditto was a pleasure to work with. He was timely in his responses, organized and helpful. We didn't waste any time because he knew how to work around the busy venue! After the ceremony we got every photo with our guests (I gave him a list of combinations in advance) much faster than I had anticipated. We received our sneak peek photos a few days later and let me tell you, we were amazed. The photos were so beautiful they brought us to tears! He captured our love and the venue so perfectly in his soft, airy and romantic style. Ditto is kind, hardworking and very talented! His calm demeanour made us feel very comfortable and his attention to detail is outstanding! We would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone. We can't thank him enough for making our vision come to life on our special day.
Huyen & Matthew
absolutely love all of the photos he took for us! He got to our place early to take pictures of the details shots. He was so prepared and even brought his own props! He even helped us positions the wedding dress and the bridal party dresses. I had some of the ideas that I wanted for my wedding in mind and he was really open and happy to try them out and made it work for me. It was super hot and sunny on the day of the wedding but he walked around the church ground trying to find spots that would look good in the pictures and avoid the harsh shadows from the sun for us. I told him that I had a "good side" and he made sure to position me on my "good side" in the pictures! Ditto really went above and beyond for my wedding photos and I would recommend him to anybody!
Erin & Cedric
We had such a wonderful experience with Ditto! They were immediately responsive. For our engagement pictures they made a long treck to meet us in our favorite location in the South Bay. They were up for a short hike and made us feel comfortable. The engagement photos were returned so quickly and turned out perfect.
Prior to the wedding date they came to our venue to check the lighting and best locations for the photos. Ditto coordinated all photo times with our coordinator. The day of went so smoothly. They gave us a selection of great photos just one week after our wedding. The final selection of photos were better then I could imagine. We are so grateful we found Ditto for our wedding photography. We would recommend them to all of our friends.
Alicia & Robert
Ditto is wonderful! From the very beginning, he was quick to respond, easy to communicate with, and helped me plan out timing and family photos. He was early on our wedding day, he was very easy to work with, and coordinated family photos like a pro! He took a variety of photos of my husband and I throughout SF City Hall, told us where to stand, how to stand, etc to make sure we had a wide selection of photos! And, he even got amazing Rotunda photos with us and managed to leave out the stampede of people around us, so it looked like we had the entire City Hall to ourselves! The turnaround was also very fast! Ditto is very talented, works well with people, is very easy to communicate with and I thought his price was the best! You can’t go wrong with choosing Ditto.
Do you take engagement photos?
Absolutely! In fact, an engagement session is one of the biggest recommendations we want you to consider when hiring your wedding photographer. Besides getting killer images of the two of you, this is the time to start building the relationship with your photographer, learn about the process, become comfortablein front of the camera and with your photographer, and know what to expect for your wedding day.
Having an engagement session yields superior wedding day images!
What’s a “first look” and do I need one?
A first look is simply a choice to see each other before the ceremony, and have the flexibility and freedom to take all of your wedding party and/or family photos ahead of time.We highly encourage a first look if your ceremony and reception are taking place at the same venue.
This will allow you more time for your important photos, and to enjoy your cocktail hour with your guests. If you have a good amount of time between your ceremony and reception, this is not necessary.
How many weddings a year do you take?
I do no more than 30 weddings a year. I prefer to provide exceptional service and a personal experience for each wedding couple, which means I choose not to accept multiple back-to-back weddings per weekend.
By doing this, I am not limiting myself, rather I am allowing me to fully commit to each and every client.
How many photographs will we received?
An average wedding yields between 600 and 1200 files, but that number is flexible, This is all depend on various factors such as size of the weddings, number of photo sessions, second shooter, wedding activities, etc.
Do you have insurance?
Yes, and I am happy to provide a certificate of insurance to your venue upon request.
Who is your second photographer?
I work with several professional independent photographers that I vetted personally to shoot in a consistent manner.
What kind of camera gear do you use?
I use several professional digital and film cameras (Contax 645, Fujifilm GFX 50S, XH-1, X-Pro2). A range of professional lenses, and other lighting equipment
What is Digital Download means?
I deliver the photos to you via online gallery where you can directly download all the pictures to your computer hard drive in different resolutions (social media, hi-res, original)
Do you travel?
Yes I do!
No extra travel fee for weddings inside travel area (Bay Area)
When will we receive our wedding photographs?
4 weeks is my average turnaround time.
How do I book my date? What is the payment schedule?
I require a signed contract and 50% retainer to secure your date. All of this is done conveniently online, where you are able to access all of your pertinent wedding information right at your fingertips. I accept credit cards. Your balance must be paid one month before the wedding date.
What happens if you can’t make it to the wedding?
It would take a pretty grave situation for me to miss your wedding. If for some horrible reason I was unable to be there, I will secure a replacement photographer with similar artistic style. If a replacement photographer can not be found, I will give a full refund.
Do we have to buy prints through you?
Nope. You will have a license for personal use and reproduction written into your agreement.
What is the next step?
We can schedule a consultation, hopefully over coffee or Boba:) to talk about more of your wedding visions. Once you decide to book, I will send you my Wedding Photography Agreement and an invoice for the deposit. Once I receive those two things, I will hold your date!