Altura Studio is Theresa and John Valls, and we happen to be in love too.
We’ve been married a little over a decade and been working together a bit longer than that. We will be the ones capturing your special day, and feel you should know some of the things that make us us.
We love photos. And we love weddings. We pride ourselves on being non-traditional, non-cheesy photographers. We are professional yet spontaneous, romantic and sarcastic, big doers while remaining even bigger dreamers. We have a knack for capturing a wedding’s most genuine moments; a groom’s unrestrained smile as he first sees his bride in her gown, a father’s tears as he takes his daughter’s hand, and a family’s first loving embrace of its newest member.
Simply put, we love being surrounded with the beauty of your day and capturing it for all time. But enough about us...let’s get to know a little more about what we’ll love about you.
People Sometimes Ask Us….
How long have you been shooting weddings?
We shot our first wedding together more than fifteen years ago. What began as a favor for a colleague became a revelation and a business.
Do you travel for weddings?
Absolutely. Our passports and gear are ready to go at a moment’s notice. We will happily travel to wherever you’re tying the knot.
How do we book you?
First give us a call to ensure that your date is available. In order to keep our quality and creativity standards high, we accept only 25 wedding assignments per year. If we are available, your wedding date can be reserved with a signed contract and a $1000 retainer.
How much does it cost?
Our coverage options with high-resolution files begin at $2000. Collections, which include an album or two along with your high res files and a custom online gallery, begin at $3500. We are open to tailoring a customize package that fits you to a “T”.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We shoot Canon cameras. And if the light isn’t pretty, we bring our own. It goes without saying that be have back-ups of everything. While we love the beauty of natural light, we've got the skill and experience to handle virtually any photographic challenge.
Who will shoot our wedding?
John & Theresa Valls. No second-shooters, no substitutes, no associates. If you like the photos you’ve seen on our website and blog, you can be sure that yours will look like ours.
Will we get our files to keep?
Yes, absolutely. If you’re getting an album, we’ll finish the layout before we burn your disc of images. That way, your files will have all the retouching that won’t be on your proof images. Your disc will include a full set of images, including versions in b&w and color.
What happens after you shoot our wedding?
About 30 days after your wedding, your proofs will be ready. Depending on what you’ve ordered, this might be box of proofs or digital images. The purpose of proofs is to help you choose images for your album. If you’ve selected an option with only digital files, we’ll have those ready for you in 30-60 days.
What kind of albums do you offer?
We adore leather-bound, flush-mount albums. A gorgeous book like this is exactly what we’d choose for ourselves. However, we offer three styles of albums in a variety of sizes to match different tastes and budgets.
I hate having my photo taken? How will you handle this?
Few people really love being photographed so rest assured you’re not alone. What we know is that rapport and comfort are the main ingredients in good images. It’s your job to be yourself and our job to make you look great. Don’t worry, just relax and everything will be just fine.