Puerto Rico Wedding Photographer: Nilka Gissell Photography » Puerto Rico Destination Wedding Photographer

Frequently asked questions

Where are you based?

I am a photographer based out in Puerto Rico, but will travel to any locations. I have worked in NY, VA and DC, and often travel to these locations, but I’m not limited to them.

What is your style?

I’m a contemporary photographer with an editorial flair and a photojournalistic approach. As an experience driven wedding photographer my shooting style is quietly unobtrusive.

Are you fully insured?

Yes I have public liability, professional indemnity and equipment cover.

Do you book more than one event per day?

No, I only book one wedding per day. Thus, if there are timeline changes you don’t have to worry. My day is dedicated to you, and you alone.

Do you bring an assistant, will he/she be photographing the event as well?

Yes, I bring an assistant. However, my assistant is not a second photographer. My clients do have the option to upgrade any package and add a second photographer for the whole day or parts of the event like for example the ceremony.

How is the booking process?

My booking process is fairly simple. If you have decided I’m the photographer for you, upon confirmation I will send you the wedding agreement via an online agreement signing platform. You can sign the agreement using any computer or smart phone.  There’s also a retainer fee of $400. The remaining balance is paid 14 days before the wedding day.

What types of payments do you accept?

I accept paypal, cash, check, bank deposits and ATH Mobil from Banco Popular.

Do you have backup equipment?

Absolutely! I always have two camera bodies with me at all times. This ensures, that in the case anything goes wrong with one of them I don’t have to worry of missing your precious day memories. I also carry a whole bag of lenses and extra gear.

Do you have a backup plan in case there is an emergency and you can’t shoot our wedding?

Thankfully, I’ve never had anything happen to me and I haven’t had to use a backup plan. However, there’s a whole section in my wedding agreement to cover this. If for some reason I’m not able to shoot your wedding I will find a talented wedding photographer that works a similar style and provide you with the option to have this photographer photograph the event. I have a great network of colleagues on speed dial in case of an emergency.

How long do you keep the digital negatives backed up in case I lose my USB pen drive or something happens to my photos?

As per agreement I keep them for a year. I always recommend my clients to upload their high resolution images to the cloud. Technologies change, I still remember floppy disks! The cloud is much safer storage location for your precious memories.