How do you describe your photography style?
Modern, colorful and expressive. While shooting, I am a mix of proactive and reactive depending on the part of the day. This allows a clean, intentional and polished look to the images, while maintaining authenticity. My editing style is true-t0-life and natural which lends itself to a real timelessness. I don't like to shoot too bright ("light and airy") so details are lost or edit too dark and de-saturate colors ("dark and moody").
How do I select the right photography package?
If you're anything like me and you like to have a plan before getting in touch with someone, I would suggest you think about your timeline first. Do you want photography while you get ready? Are you doing a first look or do you want to do portraits during cocktail hour? How much time (realistically) should you factor to get from your ceremony location to the venue (and other spots)? Try to create an hourly idea of what's happening when, and what parts you want photography coverage. If you don't think any of my 3 packages suit your day, then we can create a custom one! When we have a call or meeting, I can advise you according to your specific plans. Albums and wall art are all designed after your images are delivered.
I'm eloping/having a micro wedding/just want a few hours of coverage. Do you do that? Are there other packages for that?
Yes, I love photographing more intimate events and have special packages just for this. Please email me for this information or view my IG Highlight labeled ELOPEMENTS.
Why is your pricing the only photographer's I can find online?
I believe in up front, transparent pricing. It just makes planning easier. Personally, I started gathering pricing information before I got engaged so I could budget accordingly. I felt weird reaching out before the engagement was official and I certainly didn't want to be getting random calls and vendors spamming me every second. I literally just wanted to know how much it would cost and then decide on my own who I'd like to chat with further. With photography, the work should speak for itself. But, besides the imagery, a lot more goes into the photography experience. Many photographers like to begin the conversation with you before giving out their full pricing guides. Most list their starting price to give couples an idea of the investment.
Do I need a 2nd Photographer?
Every wedding is different, so my answer for this depends on a few factors like your timeline, number in the wedding party, and number of guests. Generally I recommend a second photographer for guest lists over 150, tight timelines, or large wedding parties.
My venue requires vendors to have liability insurance. Are you insured?
Yup! I would be happy to provide your venue with a copy of my insurance. Normally, I email it over to your point of contact there.
Do I get all of my photos?
You receive all of your edited photos, but not every photo I take. This means I go through and cull out the blinks, duplicates, test shots, and anything unflattering- so from an 8 hour day, you can expect roughly 700-900 images that I have enhanced.
Do I get the rights to my photos?
Yes. With your USB and online gallery downloads, you receive usage rights to print the images for personal use or share them on social media. Most labs will not print professional photographs without this document. Other photographers even charge extra for this!
When will my images be ready?
Engagement sessions are edited and ready in approximately two weeks. Weddings are edited and ready in 4-8 weeks.
How many weddings have you shot?
Hundreds - over 300. I started out as a little fish working for a wedding and portrait studio and worked my way up in that environment to become Lead Editor and then Head of Staff, eventually branching off to work for other studios. After realizing how important it is to be part of the photography process from start to finish for couples, I decided to start my own company. This allows me to have full creative control over the images and get to know my couples better. For the past few years I've photographed 45-50 Weddings/Events each year and for 2021, I will be limiting that number to 35 for a better work/life balance.
I think we're a good fit! What do I need to do to make sure you're my photographer?
To secure me for your date, I require a signed copy of the contract and $750 retainer to hold the date. Then, we can organize the timeline and plan your engagement session. You can always try out an engagement session before signing a wedding contract as well! I only accept one event per day so May, September, and October couples are highly encouraged to book sooner than couples who are getting married in other months.