FAQ – Steven Branstetter Photography
Why Film?

Why film you ask? Film is an artistic decision and to me, it creates an 3D look and feel to the images. Film allows me to slow down and be in the moment and not just push the shutter a million times hoping to get one good image. All the film photographs I take get scanned into high resolution JPEGS to a private gallery.

I will cover your your story as it truly unfolds. I love documenting real life moments with the ebbs and flows of a wedding day. Film is the tool that allows me to photograph unscripted moments, as they truly tell your story best.


I believe in simplicity. That’s why I don’t offer complex packages. I charge a rate of $475 per photography hour with a 4 hour minimum.

Do you host your photos online?

Yes, I use a private online gallery to host your photos. This allows you to easily share all your photos with your family and guests.

Do you offer engagement sessions?

It is my philosophy that the better we know each other, the more comfortable you will be in front of the camera. The more comfortable you are, the better the photos. I usually begin at your home, to the place where you first met, or a favorite location that is special to you. I photograph your unscripted love story that gives you the most authentic photographs of you as a couple.

Are you available to travel?

I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area, but I would love to talk to you about your destination wedding. I enjoy traveling for weddings and have a global network of second photographers who can accompany me as well.

How do I reserve our wedding date?

In order to give my full attention to each couple, I only take 10 weddings per year. The first step is to set up a consultation to see if I am available on your date and to see if we’re the right fit.

What makes us a fit? If you’re all about enjoying your day and letting me document it as it unfolds, we’re a fit. If you are really worried about getting your mason jars being photographed, I bet there’s a photographer out there that can do that. I focus on photographing unscripted moments of you and your loved ones. 

How many photos will be included?

My focus is on providing you with all of the images that tell the story of your day in its entirety. Typically, I provide between 200-300 images, but the real focus for me is to deliver the right amount of images to fully capture your big day. In our initial meeting, we can talk about your expectations for how many photographs you will receive, and I can show you samples of full weddings so you will get a sense of the “just right” number of photos.

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