What is your photography style?
My style is a good mix of photojournalistic and editorial. I spend most of the wedding day capturing things as they unfold naturally, however, 9 years in this industry has taught me when I need to step in and help guide you. While putting your gown on, I may have you move close to a window so we get beautiful, natural light; during family portraits, I'll be organizing and making sure everyone is lined up perfectly for the photo; and during your bridals, I'll be directing you similar to the way I did at your engagement session. For things like your ceremony and reception, I blend into the background and capture all of those moments as they unfold.
Why do you shoot film?
Film has this beautiful, creamy quality to it that can't be beat! I love the softness, simplicity, and grain that comes from shooting with film and I'm so happy to see film is making a comeback in the wedding and editorial world. Film also has an amazing dynamic range of color and has the ability to capture the most beautiful of details, even in harsh, direct sunlight. Photographing with film has taught me to slow down behind the camera, to pay attention and anticipate moments better, it's also taught me how to be more creative - all of this to say, it's given me permission to be an even better photographer for you.
I heard there are risks to having my wedding day captured on film!
Honestly, there are risks with any type of technology and you're right, film is not excluded from that risk. I am a very type-a personality and I've built organizational and equipment systems to protect all images as best as possible - this applies to digital as well! I'm sure you've heard the stories, what if something happens to the film or it gets lost in the mail on the way to the film lab? These are warranted concerns and I hear you, any of these would be my worst nightmare. That's why I'm incredibly organized with my film and I secure it efficiently throughout your session or wedding day. I take extra time to package your film safely and it's always sent through priority mail so I can always track the path of your film on it's way to the lab. Keep in mind, there are always things that can go wrong with digital images as well, a card could corrupt, get damaged or lost. This is why I always photograph my digital work onto two sd cards, store them in a waterproof card holder, and upload them to three separate systems when I return home. I also carry backup equipment with me on the day of your session and wedding because I like to be prepared for any sort of sudden failure of equipment and I have the piece of mind knowing that I can grab another camera if the worst happens.
The thing is, when you're working with a professional, we have safe guards in place to do our very best to ensure your images are safe. It doesn't matter whether it's film or digital, I treat both mediums with the upmost respect and safety.
You mentioned digital. Do you photograph with digital as well?
I do! Sometimes film is not the right camera for the job, and that's okay because I've spent a lot of time perfecting digital images to match your film. In fact, the images at the top of this page are a mix of film and digital! Want to take a guess at which ones are film? Film needs a lot of light and sometimes those darker rooms or reception halls don't provide that light. That's when my digital camera comes out to play, so I can ensure we've captured every perfect detail you've planned for your wedding day.
Do you have a second shooter or assistant?
Yes! All but one of my packages comes with a second shooter/assistant for your wedding day! I hire a top notch assistant for a number of reasons; a second photographer means I have someone shooting digital backups for us throughout the day, another way to safe guard your memories; they're also there to help me when I need an extra set of hands or to help us stay organized with your family portraits; and if the timeline does not allow for me to capture a certain part of the day (because I can't be in two places at once!), then my trusted assistant will be capturing those moments for us.
Have you photographed at my venue before?
If I haven't photographed one of my weddings at your venue, I've likely photographed at the venue while assisting another film photographer! I photograph weddings across the country, so there are many times that I haven't photographed at those particular venues before, since they're out of state. So this honestly isn't a problem! If it turns out that I haven't photographed at your venue, I like to do a tour with you or your planner before the wedding day; and if your wedding is out of state, I tour your venue the day before your wedding! This gives me the opportunity to understand the light we'll be working in and to scout all of the perfect locations for your photos. Like I said above, I'm a planner and I like to make sure I'm highly prepared for your wedding day and I don't leave things to chance.
What is your process like?
I would love to chat about this with you! I believe in a luxury client experience, so I'd love to show you what you can expect from our time together and how I'll be supporting you throughout your engagement up to the wedding day!
Are you available for my wedding date?
Please fill out my inquiry form so we can find out! In order to deliver the highest level of client experience to my couples, I only accept a limited amount of weddings per year. So while I may have your date open, I may have reached my capacity for the year.
What are your prices and packages?
I would love to discuss my rates with you! After you've filled out an inquiry form, I'll be in touch within 24 hours so we can setup a time to talk either in person or over the phone. Once I've learned more about your wedding day, I can send over my four carefully curated collections. If your wedding day needs something a bit more custom, I can always create a customized collection just for you. Most of my collections fall between $4000-$7900.
How do we book you for our wedding?
If you liked what you heard and saw at our consultation meeting, fantastic, I'm so excited to be working with you! To reserve your wedding date, I require a signed contract and a 50% deposit. After I've received your contract and retainer, you are officially on my calendar and I will no longer accept inquiries for your wedding date.
Have more questions for me? Great, I'd love to answer them!
Please use my inquiry form to setup a phone call or in-person consultation!