Welcome to my website! Tj Roxas Photography is a modern Wedding and Portrait Photography with a vintage flair in Tucson, Arizona. Tj Roxas Photography specializes in wedding photography and wedding film (videography), as well as professional portraiture for all occasions. If you're in need of unique, breathtaking, and affordable photography, then you've come to the right place! Please take a look around and then contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or comments!
Tj Roxas Photography is a wedding photography and videography company that is owned and operated in Tucson, Arizona. The photographer, Tj, loves to combine bold and modern photography techniques with warm vintage colors to create a unique perspective for your wedding, portrait, and event photography needs. From engagement sessions, to gorgeous wedding film, and even the occasional trash the dress, Tj Roxas Photography loves capturing every aspect of your special occasion.
It starts with getting to know you. Like, really knowing you. Like laugh out loud, outrageous claims, silly-faces get to know you. Yes, photography involves beautiful light, gorgeous colors, and breathtaking locations. But what really gives life to photography is emotion. You can't expect two strangers to converse, let alone collaborate. If we can connect, then that connection is apparent in front of the lens.
I hold a fondness for both the old and the new. Vintage, film colors are a staple in my photographic style, but I also combine those colors with bold and striking lighting that is common in modern cinematography. When I work, I strive to capture as many different looks, styles, and perspectives to give you a variety of ways to remember your unforgettable day.
My name is Tj Roxas (row-hass) and I grew up in San Diego. However, I've liked in Tucson for the past 20 years. Although I'll always be a beach boy, I've learned to love the desert and all of its prickly, shining beauty. Buy me coffee or tacos and we can be BFFs. La La Land is hands down the best film of my generation, followed closely by Star Wars.
Do you shoot destination weddings?
A.Absolutely! Depending on the time of year and the location, I only ask for travel and/or board expenses be covered in addition to your wedding package price.
Will you shoot anywhere in AZ?
A.Yes! I travel all over Arizona, all that I ask is you cover a tank of gas.
I'd even be happy to go as far as one state over (southern CA, NM, UT, NV)
Will there be a second shooter?
A.A second shooter is provided for the devotion photo and eternal photo packages. A second shooter can be added to any wedding package starting at $250
All wedding video packages by default include a second video shooter.
Can I extend the session on the day of?
A.Yes! For weddings, additional time can be added for $250 an hour.
For portrait sessions, additional time can be added for $50 for every half hour.
What kind of gear do you use?
A.I exclusively shoot Sony cameras. You can see all my gear here: https://kit.co/tjroxasphotos/budget-wedding-filmmakers-kit-2020
Do I have to order prints through you?
A.No, however, it would be greatly appreciated if you did purchase prints through your online gallery. I make sure to price my prints fairly and competitively, and only aim to charge enough commission to cover certain operating costs.
What is required to reserve a booking?
A.I require all my clients to finalize their package, sign a contract, and pay a retainer fee. All of these steps can be completed online. My retainer fee is 25% of your final package price. With my wedding prices ranging from $1400- $4000, deposits range from $300-$1000 to reserve your wedding date with me.
For portrait sessions, I require a $50 down deposit and a signed model release.
How do I receive my images?
A.I'll send you all the images to review via a personalized online gallery. There, you can review all the images and download your set, all in one place.
How long does it take to receive my images?
A.For portraits, about 1-2 weeks.
For wedding, it depends on what time of year, but typically 8-12 weeks. Wedding season is in the spring and the fall, and weddings at the near the end of the season (April,May, November, December), typically take longer than others.
For wedding video, can I choose the music for my film?
A.Unfortunately, no. I use a music licensing website called Musicbed to legally license commercial music. However, you are more than welcome to browse Musicbed's website and offer suggestions for artists, genres, or general themes you would like to be used.
Can you use music by a popular recording artist? No. I cannot legally accept payment for a product I produce and use music that I did not license.
Can I bring props to my portrait session?
A.Yes!!! In fact, it's encouraged. My favorite props are: champagne, balloons, books, decorated caps, signs, and personal affects. I don't recommend bringing glitter or confetti, unless it is easy to clean up.
Can I bring a friend or family member to my portrait session?
A.Yes! I always encourage my clients to bring a friend to help carry your cap and gown or look out for small details.
However, if you have a friend who is also graduating and want to also participate in the session (i.e have their photo taken with ceremonial garb), please add the Bring A Friend option to your package ($50)