About

About Cesar Chavez Photography

For Cesar Chavez, seeing the world through a camera is as natural as breathing. His camera is an extension of his mind’s eye, and he as an uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time to capture defining moments of a wedding. He shoots quickly and flows with the consistent stream of the day’s events, keeping artist integrity and technique in mind. He pays special attention to details that tell the story of the unforgettable occasion; “there is nothing more gratifying than seizing a special moment with your camera. I laugh and cry along with the bride and groom, says Chavez.”

With over 7 years of professional experience in fashion and wedding photography, Chavez balances a passion for recording life’s real, unrehearsed moments with an artistically trained eye. “My style is a combination of photojournalism and creative portraiture mixed with fashion forward sensibilities. From the first stroke of eyeliner, to your walk down the aisle, to the last dance of the evening, I will be there to capture every moment with grace and ease.”

Cesar Chavez was born in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico and has studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography.  Cesar Chavez is a bilingual and is happy to provide services in both Spanish and English.

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Engagements

We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most engagement photo sessions below.

Cassie & Jon

Cassie & Jon

Dunedin, FL
Corin & Jeremy

Corin & Jeremy

Lithia, FL
Crissy & Andrew

Crissy & Andrew

Pasadena,MD
Emma & Adam

Emma & Adam

Sarasota, FL
Loana & Kyle

Loana & Kyle

Tampa, FL
Diana & William

Diana & William

Safety Harbor, FL
Jessica & David

Jessica & David

Lithia, FL
Katie & Ryan

Katie & Ryan

Lithia, FL
Lindsay & Daryle

Lindsay & Daryle

St. Petersburg, FL
Romeena & James

Romeena & James

Tampa, FL
Ruby & Paolo

Ruby & Paolo

Annapolis, MD
Sarah & Jonathon

Sarah & Jonathon

Dade City, FL
Shontre & Steven

Shontre & Steven

Washington, DC
Stephanie & Bryan

Stephanie & Bryan

Washington, DC
Tereese & Corey

Tereese & Corey

Baltimore,MD

Wedding Portfolio

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Nina & Brandon

Nina & Brandon

Palmetto, FL.
Heather & Matt

Heather & Matt

Lithia, FL.
Hannah & Justin

Hannah & Justin

Pasadena, MD.
Erin & Jonathan

Erin & Jonathan

Oxon Hill, MD.
Alison & David

Alison & David

Lauray, VA.

Wedding Photography Services

General Information Pertaining to all Wedding Packages is as follows:

All digital negatives are included with every package, which means you own your photos! You do not have to order your reprints through us.

Professional digital quality photo albums and a DVD’s with all images of the day’s event can be added to any package for an additional charge.

Photographer is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

To check Cesar’s availability, take a look at his online calendar.

Premium Full Day Coverage*:

• 8 consecutive hours of coverage
• 40 professionally edited high resolution photos on DVD
• Print Package: (1) 16×20, (2) 11×14, (2) 8×10, (4) 5×7, (16) Wallets
• Photo montage created to music of your choice on DVD
• All images from the event on DVD
• 3 Custom designed wedding albums: (1) for Bride & Groom and (2) for parents.

Basic Full Day Package* :

• 6 consecutive hours of coverage
• 30 professionally edited high resolution photos on DVD
• All Images from the event on DVD
• Online viewing of all images
• Print Package:(1) 16×20, (2) 11×14, (2) 8×10, (4) 5×7, (16) Wallets
• 1 Custom designed wedding album

Reception Package*:

• 4 consecutive hours of coverage
• All images from the event on DVD
• Online viewing of all images

A La Carte options include:

• Enlargements, canvases, cards
• Photo Albums
• Additional hours
• Additional fully edited images
• Engagement photo session and rehearsal dinner coverage

Extras:

*Packages and inclusions were created to give you an idea of what is included at each price level. Additional pricing and payment options available upon request.

The best part of my job is turning special moments into extraordinary memories

Cesar Chavez Photographer

FAQ

A: Yes.  All of our wedding packages include the negatives.
A: When deciding on the best times for ceremony and reception, most brides do not take into consideration the time that the photographer needs to take your wedding pictures between the end of the ceremony and beginning of the reception. You’ll be spending a lot of money on your wedding photographer so you’ll want to make sure you make time. Your day and your wedding photography will be much more relaxed and memorable if you space things out and allow yourself to enjoy every aspect of the day, including your unrushed photo shoot.
A: Please call me and I will make arrangements for a meeting with you. The purpose of our consultations to spend some time discussing your specific wedding plans, after which you should be able to determine if we offer what you are looking for in wedding photography.  We will go over our price list and packaging options, answering any questions you might have about choosing the right package for your needs. Our advice to couples concerning choice of a wedding photographer usually involves answering these three questions:

  • Do you like the photographer’s work?
  • Do the photographer’s prices fit within your budget?
  • Are you pleased with the photographer’s style and personality?

If you can answer “yes” to all three of these questions, you are well on your way to making a decision.  If the answer is “no” to one or more of these questions, you might want to shop around a bit more before making your final decision.

A: We require a non-refundable deposit/retainer and a signed contract to book our wedding services. Once the retainer has been received and details of the chosen wedding package have been finalized on the agreement sheet, your booking with us is finalized.
A: We offer both bridal and engagement portrait sessions.  These sessions are included with some of our packages, or they can be purchased as separate options. As a side note, we sometimes do bridal or engagement sessions (or both) for couples who are not booked with us for wedding services.
A: CESAR CHAVEZ is the primary photographer and in some cases I use a handful of other assistants, and possible second shooters.  Depending on the package, I can use up to 4 additional people including a second camera, video camera man, and a look designer.
A: Cesar Chavez Photography shoots exclusively with Canon digital SLR cameras.
A: Our basic start time for wedding days is at least one hour before the ceremony.  This allows us time for equipment setup, assessment of the location for our shooting strategy, and taking a few shots of the bride, groom, and other wedding party members, etc., before the ceremony. In some cases, we start much earlier, depending on the wedding couple’s needs. Earlier starts are advisable when the bride and groom want to have more formal photos done before (rather than after) the ceremony.  Sometimes, the bride and groom wish to have a portion (sometimes, even all) of the formal photos out of the way before the ceremony so that there is little or no interruption between the end of the ceremony and the beginning of the reception.  In those cases, we will adjust our start time appropriately in order to have a good comfort zone (time-wise) to get all of the desired photos within the time allowed before the ceremony. .
A: I use a combination shooting style, mixing a candid photo approach (occasionally referred to as a photojournalistic style) with the more traditional posed formal photographs. Much of the style that I use is determined by the agreement that we reach with the bride and groom concerning the type of shots that they want us to use to tell the story of their wedding.  I generally adjust my shooting style to some degree based on what the bride and groom want from us, and we are usually able to determine what the bride and groom want in our pre-wedding consultations with them.
A: Yes of course, we are happy to photograph small family groups as long as the bride and groom wish us to do this.
A: Yes, I am bilingual in Spanish and English. Spanish is my native language.

A: I shoot maximum of one wedding per day. I may have two weddings in a weekend but it would not interfere with your day. 

A: I have been a photographer for over 10 years 

A: Yes, I can make just about any image I take black & white, sepia or colorized.

A: Yes, I have a shot list that I provide my clients. You can select “must have” poses from this list or provide your own. 

A: You may customize package based on your needs, however, I find that the packages I already have created always offer the most value. 

A: Yes, most packages do include a complimentary engagement session with booking. Please inquire. 

A: Yes, no problem. Please provide a two week lead time. 

A: Yes. I do basic color correction and cropping as part of my photography service. If you require additional retouching, you may purchase the service a la cart.

A: You will receive a contract for your wedding photography once we agree on a package. 

A: I require a $550 deposit upon booking. You may pay the balance of your package as you like as long as the balance is paid in full 1 month before your event. 

A: Your $550 deposit is non refundable once paid. You can, however, cancel your wedding date and make it for another time. 

A:Yes

 

 

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Office: 813-661-7604
Cell: 516-524-8884

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Our Goals

50

Engagement Photo Session 

50

Trash the Dress Session

500

Weddings 

999

Total Photographs