Frequently Asked Questions
What is your photography style?
Our specialty is shooting in a photojournalistic style, using natural light and the world around us to capture and frame people in a relaxed and beautiful way. That means no awkward posing - just the moments that come naturally that will best represent you and your relationships and events. When you look back on your photos, you will truly remember the day and the emotions that came with it, rather than a stylized and distanced version.
Why should I hire two photographers for my wedding?
While it is definitely possible to capture all the wedding essentials with only one photographer, having a second shooter allows us to capture different angles and hidden moments, and it can even save you time and worry. Having two photographers lets one of us capture the bride getting ready while the other can capture the groom's experience. One of us can focus on the groom's reaction as the bride walks down the aisle, while the other captures the bride with all the guests' eyes on her. Think of the possibilities!
Shanna's second shooter is her gorgeous and talented fiance [UPDATE: NOW HE'S A HUSBAND] Aarón. He has been assisting and shooting together with Shanna for years, and likes to sneak pictures of her when he thinks she's not looking.
Shanna edits all of the resulting photos so that every photo is consistent with the quality, style, and standards that you see on this website.
What should I wear to my photoshoot?
The short answer is, whatever you like! Think about how you want to look in your photos. In most cases, you want the attention to be on your face or your interactions rather than what you're wearing. So pick an outfit that is simple and flattering, without distracting patterns or overly bright colors. Keep in mind that you may be sitting down on the ground for parts of the shoot, or leaning against trees. Many ladies like to wear comfortable shoes to walk around in, while keeping a pair of heels close at hand for the actual photos. You may also want to coordinate your outfit with the other people in your photo session - just make sure everyone is on the same page!
Do you travel?
Wherever your event is, we'll be there! If your event or photo session is located outside of reasonable driving distance from San Diego, please contact Shanna for a cost estimate.
Do you give discounts?
Absolutely! Discounts are available for Friday, Sunday, and off-season weddings and portrait shoots. Please send us your budget and we will do our best to make it work!
Are you insured?
Yes. Shanna Edberg Photography is fully covered with liability insurance. So you have nothing to worry about on your big day!