Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some of the most common questions prospective customers might have. Read through to get an idea of what it is like to work with Auey Santos Photography. If you have an additional inquiry, please contact Auey Santos Photography.

So I’ve seen your website and I like what I see. I’m interested in booking you. But I want to know more. What next?

Give me a call at 510-676-2725 or shoot me an email at and let’s talk! We can talk concepts and date availability, but mostly I believe a quick phone consultation with give us the chance just chat and discuss your photography needs. A face-to-face meeting will also give you a chance to meet me and get a feel for my personality and art. You can evaluate  my art up close, and check out the various albums and print quality of the photographs. Many digital photographers today hide low-quality of images via on-line viewing and without ever having a photo printed. Believe us, everything looks better on a computer screen!

What kind of equipment do you have? And what software do you use?

Photograffiti uses an exclusive digital workflow to produce vibrant color, traditional B&W and classic sepia images. The tools include Nikon professional DSLR cameras, along with an array of professional Nikon lens. The digital darkroom consists of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC.

In Auey’s (heavy!) camera bag:

  • Nikon D800 Digital SLR camera
  • Nikon D700 Digital SLR camera
  • Nikon D7000 Digital SLR camera
  • Nikkor 17-55 f/2.8 lens
  • Nikkor 24-70 f.2.8 lens
  • Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 lens
  • Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens
  • Nikkor 20mm f/2.8
  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
  • Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Micro lens
  • Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 lens
  • Nikon SB-800 speedlights
  • Fuji X-Pro 1 Camera
  • Fuji Instax Camera

What is this “Beloved” photography technique that we hear you use?

Auey specializes in a new genre of portraiture called “Beloved” – described as experiential photography. Equal emphasis is placed on the relationship-building benefits of the portraiture experience as is on the artistic images that are created from the session. You can read more about her Beloved work in this interview for Greater Good Magazine titled ‘The Beloved Movement’ and written by Jeremy Adam Smith in 2012.

Do you shoot weddings?

I do! In fact, I spent a large part of the 00’s a hardcore wedding photographer. But these days, I only take a few commissioned weddings a year. I have a different philosophy about wedding photography and attack them as a visual storyteller. Just ask for a custom package and I’ll be happy to photograph your wedding. I especially love small weddings, private elopements, as well as unusual and unexpected venues.

What else should we know about you?

I love music to death. Music is life, and life is music.  I love the process of discovery. Kids are awesome and I find them fascinating, even the bratty ones. The easiest way to become my friend is to be honest with me. And surprise me with cupcakes.