What is your photography style?
My style is a 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 that there are times when I need to step in and help guide the process. 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 candidly and as they unfold.
What does it mean to be a hybrid photographer?
I photograph wedding days on both film and digital cameras. This gives us the quality and dreaminess of film while also having the speed of digital, ensuring your wedding day is well captured with the best possible quality. You can rest easy knowing that I have the expertise to use the best medium for any lighting conditions we're in. On the wedding day I carry my Pentax 645, my Canon 35mm film camera, two Fuji X-Pro2 digital cameras, and a mixture of lenses in my bag.
Do you have a second shooter or assistant?
Yes! All of my packages include one second shooter and one assistant for your wedding day! My assistant joins us on the day of the wedding to act as an extra set of hands and eyes to ensure a smooth day for all of us. My second photographer means that we have two of us photographing a mixture of film and digital throughout the day, ensuring all parts of your wedding day are documented and giving us a second set of angles during important moments such as a first look, your ceremony, and toasts.
Have you photographed at my venue before?
If I haven't photographed a wedding at your venue, I've likely photographed at the venue while assisting another 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 previously 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 with you about this in detail! It's important to me that you feel supported throughout your engagement and confident going into the wedding day. On average I spend about 6-8 weeks of work for each client over the course of their engagement and following their wedding day. This takes into account all of our emails, phone calls, organizational needs, photographing on the day of your wedding, and the editing and client wrap up on the back end. I truly love my clients and I dedicate an enthusiastic amount of time and energy to each of my couples.
Do you deliver RAW files?
While this isn't a frequently asked question, I occasionally am asked this question so I feel like it deserves a spot on this page! I feel like couples are given advice to ask this question by family or friends who may not have loved their wedding photos back in the day and wish they could have had the images re-edited years later. A RAW file is basically a flat, digital negative that can be better manipulated than a JPEG. I deliver all of your hand edited images in high resolution JPEG format. I do this because you have commissioned me to document your day - not only because you connected to me as a person, but mostly because you connected to my work and the exquisite final product that I deliver to each of my clients. I promise to never use the current trendy filters or presets. These images are your heirloom and they will look just as lovely in 30 years because I value your legacy and a classic aesthetic.
Are you available for our 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 three carefully curated collections. If your wedding day requires something a bit more custom, I am always happy to create a customized collection just for you.!
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 non-refundable retainer deposit of one-third of your total package. After I've received your contract and deposit, you are officially on my calendar and I will no longer accept inquiries for your wedding weekend.
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!