HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS?
I've been shooting for almost 6 years. I dabbled in photography a bit in high school, but wasn't serious until I was in college and started blogging. I taught myself how to use my camera, shot my first wedding by myself, and I'm still lovin' it!
WHAT IS YOUR SHOOTING STYLE?
I want people to see who you really are & that means creating a space where you feel like you can be yourself. So, we go to places that make you feel like you're at home & talk about all of the things you love and people you love - while I'm shooting. Most of the people I talk to tell me they are scared/worried about being too awkward to step in front of a camera, but when you get them focused on something or someone else that they really care about, they tend to forget that I'm actually taking pictures. That's what storytelling is about.
DO YOU SHOOT ANYTHING BESIDES WEDDINGS, ELOPEMENTS, & COUPLES?
Sure do! I shoot invidividual portrait/editorial sessions, lifestyle family sessions, births, & lifestyle newborn sessions too! Just ask me about them & I'll send you all the info you need for booking one!
WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
Nikon D750's & some sweet lenses.
DO YOU TRAVEL OUT-OF-STATE/COUNTRY?
Of course! If your wedding is out-of-state or out-of-country, I charge for gas mileage/a plane ticket, lodging, and a rental car if necessary. To make it easy on you, I will book all the accommodations myself.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Let's meet up for coffee, lunch, or a facetime date. After chatting, we will talk about how many hours of coverage you'd like and any add-ons. Then I'll send over a personalized contract with all the details you need. Once I receive that + your deposit, you're booked!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO BOOK?
If I have the spot open, it's yours!
DO YOU REQUIRE ANY SORT OF DEPOSIT TO HOLD MY PORTRAIT/WEDDING DATE?
Yes. A deposit is required to secure your date(s) for portraits, weddings, & elopements.
HOW MANY HOURS SHOULD I BOOK YOU FOR?
All portrait sessions are for up to 2 hours. 8 hours is usually the perfect amount of time for a standard wedding. however, some portrait sessions & elopements/weddings do require more coverage.
HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT CHOOSING A LOCATION FOR MY SESSION?
It's a team effort. We will work together and make something beautiful happen!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO MY SHOOT?
Whatever feels like you. If you are still unsure of what to wear, ask me & I'll send you some pin-spiration.
DO YOU OFFER ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS WITH YOUR ELOPEMENT/WEDDING PACKAGES?
YES! A complimentary engagement session is included with every collection so I can get to know you two love birds.
DO YOU BRING A SECOND SHOOTER? SHOULD I HAVE ONE?
For weddings, always. It's already included in your package! For elopements & intimate weddings, I typically shoot by myself. If you want a second shooter for your elopement or intimate wedding, an extra fee to compensate them for their time & talent is required. Second photographer's are a plus to having an alternative view point + more photos.
DO YOU NEED A SHOT LIST/PINTEREST IDEAS?
Nope! However, I'm always super grateful to have a list of family members for family photos for my wedding folks.
WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
NO LATER THAN 6 WEEKS.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
All of your edited, high-resolution digital images will be hosted in your personal online gallery, available for you to download & then print anywhere you'd like.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?
Portrait sessions usually yield 100-200 images, and elopements/weddings 400-1000. Every session and elopement/wedding is different.
HOW LONG WILL MY GALLERY BE AVAILABLE? IF I LOSE MY IMAGES FOR (INSERT REASON), HOW CAN I ACCESS THEM AGAIN?
Online galleries will be accessible for 1 month. Once your gallery expires, the gallery will be removed. If at any point you need access to your gallery due to loss for any reason, a small fee will be required to compensate for time to re-upload & re-activate.
After downloading your images, please be sure to back them up to an external hard drive, usb drive, etc.
DO YOU OFFER PROFESSIONAL PRINTS OF MY PHOTOS?
Yes! PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. However, when you sign your contract, it also includes a print release so that you may choose any lab of your liking. No pressure!
WHERE ARE SOME PLACES YOU RECOMMEND FOR PURCHASING PRINTS?
ARTIFACT UPRISING, MPIX, WHCC, NATIONS, MILLERS, BAY PHOTO, SHUTTERFLY, SNAPFISH.
CAN I POST MY PHOTOS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Of course! I just ask that you don't crop, edit, or add any filters to them since I've already done all of that for you (plus it breaches our contract). Please show some love and tag me when you post!