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 17 alongside my mom and the rest is history! 100’s of weddings later and here we are!
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
The number of images you receive is always based on the package and the wedding day!! Ialways promise at least 60 photos an hour, but I will deliver all of the photos that tell your story and do not limit the number I provide.
HOW DO WE RECEIVE OUR WEDDING PHOTOS?
All the high resolution, edited, JPEG images will be sent over via an online gallery, I use a site called Pic-Time. Via the site you are able to download all the photos in high resolution as well as send the link to anyone you would like.
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.
WHAT’S YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?
My contract states that the full wedding gallery is delivered 6-10 weeks from the wedding date. Usually in slower seasons our turn around time is between 3-4 weeks and in busy seasons 6-10 weeks. With your package you always receive a sneak peek of 20 images within 72 hours from your wedding day to share right away.
HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?
I have two payment options: Pay 50% as a retainer with a signed contract and 50% 30 days before the wedding, or the option to split up the first retainer in two payments, and make four payments over the course of months until the wedding day, with the last payment due 30 days before the wedding.
DO YOU HELP IN THE PLANNING PROCESS?
Yes! I have literally done this 100’s of times, so I am here to help you every step of the way, from figuring out family photos to writing up a schedule. I can also help with all the recommendations for vendors and even my favorite venues!
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 the day.
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 KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? DO YOU HAVE BACKUPS?
I use Canon equipment and my second shooters always shoot with Nikon or Canon. 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 room!) We always bring backup cameras, lenses, memory cards, and batteries with us when shooting a wedding, as well as having the files writing on two different memory cards instantly.
WHAT’S YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
My shooting style is documentary based, capturing all the special moments and fresh candids, but also including a mix of directed photos when working with your bridal party and family! When it comes to the two of you, I work my posing magic to put you into moments that feel real and authentic and have energy and movement, all while finding the best light for every shot. Of course I’ll throw in a few of those epic, moody, editorial-style images that make you feel straight out of Vanity Fair. My style is the opposite of traditional and stuffy, instead I encourage lots of movement, fun, emotion, funny faces, and laughing!
DO YOU OFFER PRINTING? ALBUMS?
Yes! I have printing available directly on your private online gallery from a professional printing lab that I have been using since I started photography, local to Minnesota where I am from! Albums are also available and I am happy to talk more about the prices & design if that’s something you’re interested in. I LOVE designing albums, and trust me, it is SO COOL for you to be able to physically see (and touch) the photos that tell your story all in a beautiful format!