Will you photograph my wedding?
I would love to! I am also LGBTQ friendly and love photographing all types of couples and showcasing all kinds of love! Lets go out to Starbucks to have a drink and chat all about you both and your big day!
When should I book my wedding photographer?
You should book your wedding photographer as soon as you book your reception hall. This can be a year or even more before your wedding. This also locks you into my current collection rates.
What is a retainer fee?
A retainer fee holds your date for your wedding from anyone else, this is non-refundable but will be applied to the balance of your wedding collection.
How can I pay you?
Check, Cash, Venmo, or Pop Money
When should we do our engagement session?
I suggest doing you engagement session at least 6-12 months in advance of your wedding, especially if you are planning to send out save the dates. If you are booking closer to your wedding and not planning to sending out save the dates then that time frame won’t matter as much. The engagement session is a great time for us to get to know each other and to also create some gorgeous images that are more casual than those we will create on your wedding day.
How long do we need for wedding party photos and for pictures of me and my spouse?
I need at least 2 hours and we will start with your family photos, then move to the bridal party and then end with you and your spouse. For the images with you and your spouse it is easiest if it just us. It is usually best to send mostly everyone on their way or out of sight for these, so we can really capture some gorgeous portraits of you both. This is also one of the first times in the day you and your spouse will not be surrounded by so many people and is often a nice break in the hustle and bustle of the day.
Do I need to feed you and/or your second photographer?
Yes please, and please have them serve us when they serve you, that way we will eat when you eat, and will be able to go with you while you greet your guests in between dinner courses. Please put me and my second in the room with you and not in a separate room so I can see you and know when you need me.
How long until I can see my photos?
I have my images for wedding clients available to view within 4 weeks with an upgraded option of rush turn-around available to view your images in a week.
Why don’t I get to see all the photos you took, you seemed to of taken thousands?
You wouldn’t want to see all the photos I took, I cull them for you so you are seeing the best of each part of your day. I choose the ones that are up to my high technical standards as well as ones with the best expressions and eye contact.This culling process is something that I have down to a science and I promise i'm not hiding any amazing photos since I want all your amazing photos hanging on your walls and in your wedding album!
What does editing mean?
I go through and edit each image bringing out the colors, adjusting contrast, color balance, cropping, as well as small blemish removal. Having a pimple on your wedding day doesn't need to be forever captured. I have a very clean edit and don't overwork images. I want you to look like you in your photos. If you want more work done beyond this on certain images I can work with them at a rate of $50 per hour.
Why do I need anything other than the digital files from you and why do all of your packages have products included?
I believe in making photographs, and without printing your images they are just a .jpg file that will live and die on your computer. Having something tangible to hold is important because in years from now our children, and our children’s children will want to remember where they came from and who you are. You can’t frame a hard drive. When it comes down to it I want to make your life easier and provide you with something you will be proud of and want to display in your home. You are investing not just your money with me but also your time. I want you to have something to show for that. Because of this belief all of my collections include some form of product.