Do you travel?
Absolutely I love to travel! I am available all across the world! Please inquire about your specific location, and I can provide you with a quote!
Most of my packages do come with travel already INCLUDED!
I dont photograph well & am super akward - can you help me?
Of course! If you just feel camera shy, or someone in your group (fiance, children, etc.) just doesn't like their picture taken, I can definitely still work with you to create beautiful images. My style of photography will be as little "posed" as possible. I will set you up and then guide you through the process, trying to bring out genuine emotions. I will have you doing activities to put you at ease, and make you feel like there is no camera around.
If its your children you are worried about, I got that too! If they run and go non-stop, I run too! And I am pretty good at keeping up with them.
Do you use a second photographer?
I mainly shoot independently. However, I do have a second photographer that I use consistently. Their work is still edited by me so it will be consistent with my style.
Do you cover elopements & tradional weddings?
YES and YES! I love the beauty and intimacy of a small wedding or even just the bride and groom alone! I would be honored to capture your elopement!
(Bonus points if it involves hiking to a beautiful view)
But I also will cover traditonal weddings too :)
How many weddings do you shoot per year?
I limit my weddings to 24 per year. This way I can provide much more attention and time to my small group of current brides.
How long until I receive my pictures?
For lifestyle and family portraits, you will receive your full album in 2 weeks. For weddings, I sent some samples to you within 2 weeks, but the full album will be delivered in 4-6 weeks depending on the package you have ordered. Special prints and custom memorabilia take additional time.
Will you follow a shot list? Or do you prefer to have free reign to capture the festivities how you see fit?
I always encourage my couples to send me a "shot list". This ensures that I am aware of specific moments you would like captured. I will still capture the event as I see fit, while paying attention to include your list.
Do you bring your own lighting?
I always am ecstatic when a venue or location has beautiful natural light. These to me, are some of the best looking images. However, I do bring both on camera flashes, and off camera flashes to supplement the sun if needed to ensure I am capturing the best images.
What does your booking process look like?
For lifestyle portraits, its a simple email or phone call for me to gather all the information about the type of shoot you are looking for. After that, I require a $50 non-refundable retainer to secure your date in my calendar. This is applied to your total balance. I will send you a custom invoice and contract for you to review. Then full payment is required prior to your photo shoot.
For weddings, after you inquire, I like to send my pre-wedding questionnaire. It only takes a few minutes to complete, and it helps me get to know you better and the details of your wedding. After that I like to meet either in person, or phone (we can continue with email if needed) to make sure I am a good fit. I will then provide you with a custom invoice for you to review. If you chose to proceed, I will write up a contract for your wedding day, and also require the retainer to secure your date! Then your all booked!
Communication does not stop there. I like to follow up with my couples to make sure they don't need any assistance in their wedding day planning. You didn't just hire me for that few hour time slot. I am a helping hand whenever you may need it!
What happens if I need to re-schedule or cancel?
The retainer is non-refundable in order to secure your date in my calendar. This makes it so I become unavailble to anyone else for that time frame.
As for re-scheduling, I get it life gets busy! Things come up. You can re-schedule with no fee as long as I have an open date for you that works for you too. If there is no date available, you can transfer your retainer to another shoot.
With all of that being said, I deal with each couple on an individual basis. Please reach out to me if you have further questions or cannot make your shoot.
Do you plan traditional weddings too?
Unfortunately I do not plan traditional weddings. I will help you find vendors, and plan parts of the day! But I do not fully take over the planning process.
Have more questions?
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I always answer inquiries within 48 hours, usually less. My response may end up in your junk mail initially, so please check there too!
I look forward to meeting you!