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It is important that you understand the photography service provided here, which is why the frequently asked questions (FAQ) are answered for your convenience! Other questions not provided here, can be answered by contacting photography@gabrieldupon.com.

Usually, you will receive about 60-90 photos each hour depending on the event or session. You may receive less when you have any special requests that take extra time. Gabriel knows that quantity is important, however, he values quality photos and great experiences with you above all else.
Please fill out a contact form, and Gabriel will respond to you on a business day (Monday-Friday) as soon as possible. Once he responds, you will be provided with more details about dates and availability. Note that he has a limited number of photo projects each year as he values quality and good client experiences extremely important.
Usually photos are delivered within two weeks after your session or event concludes. During this time, all photos are carefully inspected, edited, retouched, and uploaded in a high resolution format to a private online gallery, then sent to you with access. Prints ordered through the online gallery can take about a week depending on the shipping method. If an album or book comes with your package, please allow four to six weeks for the designing, construction, and shipping process.
It is great having another photographer capture your wedding or special event because "one photographer can't be in two places at once" or "another photographer can provide more diversity in perspectives". However, those statements can be mostly false and there are a lot of down sides to having two photographers:

Here are some known disadvantages to having a second shooter:
  • Larger investment (packages are more expensive).
  • The focus is usually on quantity rather than quality (no pun intended).
  • A good photographer doesn't need to be in two places at once to capture the story (important and meaningful images) of the event or wedding.
  • You don't need two photographers to captures a variety of different perspectives (this can be done just fine with one).
  • Another photographer can sometimes cause confusions with the client and guests.
  • Artistic and style inconsistencies between photographers.
  • Receive more images (usually repetitive) that can be overwhelming for you to go through (clients usually don't want a ton of images).
  • Liability with the trust of dependency with a second shooter to perform (sometimes they don't).

In conclusion, Gabriel is an independent photographer that deeply focuses on getting the best images possible for you without the worry of a second shooter! If it is truly necessary to have assistants and/or a second shooter (e.g. an event that is very large in scale or a wedding with an unusual large amount guests), then it can be provided.
Absolutely! Gabriel is available for travel anywhere in the United States, you just have to pay for travel expenses. However, any travel within the Northern Colorado area (Wellington, Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland, Buckeye, Carr, Nunn, Norfolk, Laporte, Bellvue, Timnath, and Severance) or the Cheyenne Wyoming area will include no travel fee with your portrait session, special event, wedding, speaking engagements, etc.
You will receive high quality prints, and specially designed albums with packages that provide them, or you can order through the online store when your photos are delivered. Of course, you are not obligated to order prints from here and you're allowed to order prints from wherever you would like! However, it is recommended to order prints and albums through Gabriel Dupon as he designs everything to perfection and uses some of the best professional printing labs in the country to insure your satisfaction!
Gabriel uses a diverse range of professional cameras and lenses from Nikon to capture your precious moments. Of course the talent does not come from the equipment that is used, but it does help with efficiency and getting the best quality image possible!
That is totally up to you, but unlike many other photographers, Gabriel has a unique creative approach that is different compared to a lot of other imaging artists. He promises to not just take high quality photos, but capture the authentic, timeless, and meaningful images of what you love in a simple, organic, and imaginative style!
Gabriel's visual photography style is described as simple, organic, and imaginative looking images. His artistic philosophy, which is what he believe's photos should make you feel, is described as authentic, meaningful, and timeless. With all six of these elements present, a powerful and unique photo can be captured!
Well of course you do! A legal agreement is important to protect both you and the photographer from any liabilities. An agreement also includes a model release to provide Gabriel Dupon Photography LLC the option to market with these photos. If this isn't something you're comfortable with, contact Gabriel and we can work something out.
If you lose or somehow delete your pictures after your event or photo shoot, don't worry! Contact Gabriel and he will make sure you receive all of your original pictures back! Gabriel takes great pride in his data system for permanently keeping all of his pictures, constantly backing them up (even during your photo shoot), and keeping them secure in encrypted hard drives. And the best part? There is no archive fee, so if something bad happens, you're covered!
That isn't necessary. Gabriel's job as a photographer is to guide and direct you for a perfect pose! There is no need for practice or training. The only thing you need to practice is saying to yourself "I am beautiful" and "I am amazing". Don't worry, you totally got this!
There are three photographers that Gabriel finds to be very inspiring, have learned from, and work that he has admired. They are Jerry Ghionis, Roberto Valenzuela, and Rob Hawthorne.
You can never go wrong with a little nifty-fifty 1.4 lens, but Gabriel's favorite is the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR, or as he likes to call it: Stella. This type of lens (70-200mm 2.8) is pretty common among professional photographers to be there favorite lens regardless of what brand it is.
All pricing can be found on the services investment page.
- Portrait Pricing.
- Special Event Pricing.

(Note: If you find any service or product that isn't listed with pricing on this website, you need to contact Gabriel for a quote or ask for more information.)
An equipment failure with a camera, lens, memory card, hard drive, etc. is a nightmare and a worry for almost all photographers (if a photographer doesn't worry about that, then that is someone you don't want to work with). That is why everyone that has those nightmares, will take extreme effort to make sure this never ever happens. So what does Gabriel do to help prevent this from happening?

First, equipment is inspected before the shoot to make sure everything is working properly and there is no damage. If something bad still does happen, however, that is why Gabriel uses extra and backup equipment just in case!

Second, only the best memory cards are used and only the fresh ones (not overused) are put back into the camera. Large memory cards are also used, so Gabriel never has to take out the cards from the slots until he gets back to his home studio, which prevents any cards from becoming lost or damaged. Additionally, the cameras used always have two memory card slots, so when an image is saved, it is automatically duplicated to a second memory card.

Third, images are immediately loaded from the camera to a very secure computer, then backed up twice to multiple encrypted hard drives that are stored in secure locations. Photos are stored permanently and are never deleted (unless it absolutely necessary).

With all of this prevention, please keep in mind that sometimes it is inevitable that bad things can happen, but let's just say that Gabriel will do his best to make sure that never happens. And if it does, he will be prepared!
Because Gabriel feels that he already provides an affordable photography service, he does not provide any discounts. However, he does provide discounts and benefits to clients that refer him.
Being able to inspire clients with his best possible effort that encourages them to embrace how beautiful and amazing they are! Read more on his biography page and his artistic philosophy page.
It may be really fun, but you're not paying Gabriel to dance or play games. His job as a professional is to take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. After all, this is what you're paying him to do! It would be very unprofessional if he wasn't doing his job.
Once you and Gabriel sign the contract and the initial payment (reservation fee) is paid for, your date/time is rock solid and Gabriel cannot move it (unless you need him to because you changed your event date/time).

Note that reservation fees are non-refundable, so check to make sure a date change is available before you change your date/time. Otherwise Gabriel won't be able to photograph your event or session, and your reservation fee will not be refunded.
In the past, Gabriel has done some video work (including Educational agriculture videos for Colorado State University) and has experience in creative screenplay writing, cinematography, directing, producing, editing with software such as Final Cut Pro, compositing with software such as Motion, and working with 3D visual effects with advanced software such a Blender (amazing open source software, which you should definitely try). Fun fact by the way, narrative filmmaking was Gabriel's original career choice!

He doesn't specialize in doing videography related work anymore (currently focuses only on photography), but if you have any questions, feel free to contact him!
Contests with artistic photography can be very subjective (actually, they flat-out are), but occasionally, Gabriel does enter some competitions. Here are some featured awards:

> 2016, 2018, 2019, & 2020 Colorado State Fair Overall Champion Photography Exhibit. This is a photo album and record book contest that features up to 66 photos with a descriptive short story behind each one.

> December 2019 Open Call Category Shortlist - Sony World Photography Awards. This is an international best photo type contest where the judges are looking for a photo that represents something special.

> 2021 image Finalist (hand-selected by the State Governor) for the Iconic Colorado Contest. This contest is to choose the next photo to be featured on the driver's license ID.
Well of course there are benefits! You can earn discounts, prints, gift cards, or a free photo shoot!

The reason Gabriel Dupon Photography exists is because of people like you! In return Gabriel wants to show his appreciation of you by providing benefits when you refer to people in need of photos captured of them!
All Northern Colorado towns and cities that Gabriel serves include: Carr, Nunn, Norfolk, Buckeye, Wellington, Laporte, Bellvue, Fort Collins, Timnath, Windsor, Severance, and Loveland. He also serves Cheyenne Wyoming as well for no extra cost.

For an additional cost of travel expenses in Colorado or Wyoming, Gabriel is also available for other locations as well.

These Colorado areas include: Pierce, Ault, Eaton, Lucerne, Greeley, Garden City, Evans, La Salle, Adna, Milliken, Johnstown, Kelim, Mead, Longmont, Platteville, Gilcrest, Frederick, Firestone, Dacono, Fort Lupton, Brighton, Lochbuie, Hudson, Keenesburg, Tampa, Roggen, Wiggens, Kersey, Galeton, Briggsdale, Orchard, Weldona, Fort Morgan, Thornton, Erie, Lafayette, Henderson, Westminster, Arvada, Superior, Louisville, Leyner, Gunbarrel, Niwot, Longmont, Berthoud, Welty, Campion, Masonville, Drake, Estes Park, Lyons, Hygiene, Altona, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Broomfield, Northglenn, Thornton, Westminster, Federal Heights, Arvada, Commerce City, Wheat Ridge, Golden, Mountain View, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Glendale, Englewood, Sheridan, Littleton, Morrison, Greenwood Village, Centennial, or any other location in Colorado.

These Wyoming areas include: Laramie, Carpenter, Burns, Pine Bluffs, Chugwater, Wheatland, Hawk Springs, Yoder, Veteran, Torrington, Lingle, Fort Laramie, Guernsey, or any other location in Wyoming.

Ultimately, Gabriel is available for longer distance travel to any location in the United States, if you pay for the travel fees.

Traveling costs and arrangements are to be determined by Gabriel Dupon Photography.


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