Frequently Asked Questions

Finding a photographer can be very difficult. There are so many variables involved – Style & Quality, Experience & Knowledge, Personality & Approach, Value & Price. It’s a big investment and I want you to feel about who I am and what you’re investing in.

Below is a list of answers to my frequently asked questions. It’s a long list to read, but it’s important to know what you’re getting. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

How would you describe your style?

I usually photograph your wedding day as it unfolds. I focus more on candid moment shots instead of staged ones. For portraits and sessions, instead of focusing on poses, I direct you with simple tasks and photograph the genuine connection between both of you.

 

Is your style just for everyone?

I’ve found that people either really love my work and personal approach or they don’t at all. And that’s okay. My focus is on having a connection with my couples. Our initial meet up before booking usually lasts a minimum of 2 hours because we’re going to get to know each other. If we like each other then everything is easier later. I’m big on honest connection, communication, and planning.

 

What kind of weddings do you enjoy?

I enjoy weddings of all shapes and sizes: destination weddings, small elopements or backyard ceremonies, adventurous weddings, or just about any intimate laid-back wedding with good energy between people.

GENERAL INFO

Where are you based?

My family and I are currently located in Sisak, Croatia. but my hometown is Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

 

Do you charge for travel?

To make it easier for you, I service the entire country of Croatia without travel fees. For destination weddings outside of Croatia, I have really affordable travel rates.

 

Do you meet with the couples before booking?

Absolutely. How to book someone without meeting first. It’s important that we all mesh and vibe together. After you book me, I’ll Facebook stalk you so that I can add you to my personal Facebook page. I enjoy keeping in touch with everyone through social media and email.

 

Is your real name Benedetto Lee?

Actually, my name is Midhat but most of us call me Mido.
In my beginnings, I always thought my name was not catchy enough…  So while I lived in Italy (my second home) my real name translated to the Italian language is Benedetto, and while I was a child my friends called me Bruce Lee because of my eyes at that time. And so it happened that mixture of Italian-Asian name that sounded original. During the years I got used to it so much and it spread so much on the internet that now many know me by that name. So I continued to work under the same. We can all be called this or that, but the most important thing is who we are as human beings and our work.

 

We live far away, how we will meet?

Unless you wanna make a trip to Sisak or Zagreb in Croatia (which some couples have offered), I hold my meetings via Skype, Viber, FaceTime etc. because it’s the next best thing to meeting in person. Once we meet up for your session and/or wedding, that’s when we’ll finally hug and drink our first coffee together! (I’m a huge espresso coffee lover)

 

I speak English but my future husband does not,
how will you communicate?

In addition to English, I speak Italian, French and Spanish and currently learning German. So, if any language from the list is not enough, I can communicate by hand gestures 😀

 

How long have you been shooting weddings?

At first, I was doing weddings on the side. I’m  a full-time wedding photographer since January 2015. Altogether I have 6+ years of experience and shot 100+ weddings.

 

How many weddings do you shoot per year?

I shoot around 25 weddings per year +/-. That way I can focus on every couple while still keeping a healthy work/life balance. Spring and Fall book up fast, so it’s never too late to inquire about your wedding date.

THE PROCESS

We’re awkward and not photogenic. Is that okay?

Every couple tells me that. You’re not alone. I say it for myself too. Lol.  That’s why I insist on getting to know each other and build a trust relationship. It’s much different when you’re comfortable with the person who’s photographing you It helps put you at ease when you’re in front of the camera. I wrote an article on how to rock your wedding and/or engagement session.

 

Do you bring a second photographer?

I photograph 90% of my weddings by myself and feel totally confident doing so. If I feel I’ll need one for your wedding or you would like one, we can totally add one to your package. I only hire other professionals that I know and trust.

 

Who does all your editing?

I do. Unlike some photographers, I do everything in-house. I tweak every photo one at a time to keep my custom signature style strong and consistent.

 

How long does it take to get our photos?

For weddings, I always say 1-3 months. It all depends on if it’s a busy season for me. However, I’ve never hit a 2 month mark ever. I have an efficient process and way of shooting, so my turnaround time is usually within 2-4 weeks. Sometimes, even less than that.

Do we get all the photos?

The only photos I don’t deliver are mid-blinking eyes, non-artistic blurry shots, or unflattering photos that I’m sure you won’t have any desire to print/have. On average, I deliver 500 – 800 photos for weddings. However, there’s no limit to the number of images that you’ll receive. It all depends on how long I’m hired for and how much action is going on.

 

How will we and our guest see the photos?

You’ll get your own personal online gallery and print shop for 1 year. You can view the photos, share them, download them, and order prints. It’s also mobile friendly, so you can text the link to someone and they can quickly and easily pull it up on their phone.

 

Can we download our photos?

Absolutely. I’ll send you a PIN number that will allow you to download all your photos in full resolution without watermarks.

 

Do you offer photo albums?

Offcourse. I offer high-quality fine art photo books in 2 different sizes.

 

What’s required to book?

For weddings, a 30% non-refundable retainer and a signed contract reserves your wedding date. Your remaining balance is due to 1-2 days after the wedding.

 

How do we book?

First, get in contact with me so that I can learn more about you and your amazing day.

If you have more questions, drop me a message and I will try to give you the best answer I can.