HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A PHOTOGRAPHER?
I literally grew up with a darkroom in my house and had a camera in my hand as soon as I could hold it. I shot my first wedding at 18 alongside my mom and the rest is history!
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
The number of images you receive is always dependent on the package and the wedding day schedule. I guarantee at least 60 photos an hour, but I will deliver all of the photos that tell your story - the limit does not exist AKA unlimited images.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
All the high resolution, edited, JPEG images will be sent over via an online gallery. Using the gallery site you are able to download all the high resolution photos, as well as send the link to all of your people.
WHY DO AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
I have learned over the years that it is a great way to get to know my couples and get them comfortable in front of my camera, which is SO important on your wedding day! It gives us a chance to get to know each other a bit and works great to calm those nerves before the wedding day.
How do you keep my photos secure?
Keeping photos safe starts on the wedding day. As I am photographing, photos are automatically writing to two different memory cards. Once I get home, your photos are immediately backed up to 2 different hard drives, as well as a cloud-based storage. This insures photos are safe.
HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?
I have two payment options: Pay 50% as a retainer at the time you sign your contract and the final 50% 30 days prior to the wedding. Option two: Split up the retainer in two payments, essentially making four payments of 25%, the final payment due 30 days before your wedding date.
DO YOU HELP IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?
Yes, it is part of your package for me to assist with timeline planning. I have years of experience and can help you every step of the way. From when I should arrive and depart, to how long it is going to take to photograph each portrait component, to when you should do your first dance or cake cutting; I have your answers. Note: Even if you have a planner, photography needs require a more in-depth schedule.
WHAT’S YOUR EDITING STYLE?
My editing style is vibrant, bold, warm, and true-to-life, with a little mood. I am committed to making images that really capture and express the ambiance of your wedding day. My unique and personal approach to editing is the finishing touch that allows your photos transport you back to the moment.
Do I need a SEcond PHotographer?
If your wedding day has over 75 guests OR you and your partner are getting ready in two different locations, a second photographer is a must. My photography style leans into documenting moments as they happen and having two of us means getting two very different viewpoints of one moment. My approach is not only to photograph the two of you but all of the the moments happening around you. With a second, I can focus on the main event, while my second photographs all the little details.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? DO YOU HAVE BACKUPS?
I use Canon equipment and my second photographers always shoot with similar professional gear. We have lighting equipment and off-camera flash to be prepared for any kind of lighting situation (meaning: we’ve got you in that dark reception space!). We always bring backup cameras, lenses, flashes, memory cards, and batteries.
WHAT’S YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
Forget everything you know about traditional wedding photography. We will take photos you love and we'll laugh while doing it. When it comes to the two of you, I work my posing magic, making you comfortable and putting you into moments that feel real and authentic. All while throwing in those epic and editorial-style images that make you look straight out of a magazine. I'll keep things candid in moments that don’t need posing or guidance, but you can trust me to manage the fun and formal portraits throughout the day. I'm really passionate about what I do, meaning I bring fresh creativity to every wedding day. Each wedding is different and my approach is specific to your day. Let's capitalize on whatever your day brings, whether it is golden hour, running barefoot along the beach, open dance floor in the rain or direct flash portraits after dark.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTING? ALBUMS?
Yes! I not only have prints available directly from your private online gallery, but I offer a wide variety of products, from Save the Dates to framed images, all from a professional quality printing lab. Albums are also available and I work directly with you to design an album you will love.
we want to book you!! what is the next step?
First, send me an inquiry to get the conversation going. Try to fill out the inquiry form as completely as you can (I know it is long) so we can start making connections!! Having a relationship with my clients is so important to me. Next, we will set up a time to chat over the phone or video. Finally, I will send you an online contract for us all to sign. After the retainer has been paid we are official!
WHAT’S YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
My contract states that the full wedding gallery is delivered 6-10 weeks from the wedding date. I always send a sneak peek within a week of your wedding day!