Q: DO YOU HAVE FORMAL EDUCATION?
A: I have a Bachelors of Arts in Communication, with emphasis in graphic design/mass media and theater. (I know, right? Who gets a degree in theater?) One of my favorite classes was classic film photography, dark rooms are amazing! I started out shooting in film and there will always be a soft spot in my heart for the medium, and it is a big influence in my editing style. I’ve been documenting weddings with video, (capture and editing) and photography since high school (which is too long ago to mention), let’s just leave it at over two decades of wedding documentary bliss.
Q: WHAT KIND OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU DO?
A: I specialize in natural light, on-site photography. That means I come to you (or you come to my favorite spots) and I depend on Mother Nature to provide the perfect light and conditions for your shoot. My motto for photography is "For the Sites of Your Life," which means I want to be there to tell your story during the important moments of your life, wherever that takes place. Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, families, high school seniors, birth days; any important moment you want to remember, I want to come document for you.
Q: HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU?
A: The sooner the better. I usually book weddings 12-18 months before the wedding, lifestyle sessions at least 2 weeks in advance.
Q: HOW DO WE BOOK OUR WEDDING DATE?
A: First, contact me and we will have a phone call to touch base and set a time for our free consultation. (The coffee is on me!) We meet in person, or if distance is a factor, over skype. This is where I hear your story and your wedding day plans, I go through the Collection options with you, and what you can expect. Your consultation ensures that we are the best fit for your wedding day, which is priority to me because connection is so important! When we get to know one another, it creates photographs that are personal, genuine and unique to who you are. I am not interested in delivering a series of stock photos. My desire is to tell your story. Once we talk details and find that we are a match (yay!) I will customize an agreement for us to sign, you put down a 50% retainer to hold the date, and we're booked!
Q: WHEN IS THE BALANCE DUE?
A: For weddings the deposit is 50% at the time of signing, and the balance is due 30 days before the wedding day. A payment schedule can be created upon request. Lifestyle sessions require the creative fee at the time of signing and you're all paid up until our in person gallery viewing, where you will make an order for all the fabulous pictures you want!
Q: WILL AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION BE INCLUDED?
A: YES! Every collection includes an engagement session, with the exception of elopements. This is a vital time for us as we get to know one another better. I like to take my time with these sessions. I don’t even consider the session started until I see a genuine smile light up your eyes. Then we get down to the business of picture taking and light chasing.
Q: HOW MANY PICTURES WILL I GET?
A: My philosophy is quality over quantity. The art of documenting a moment includes knowing which images capture true spirit and emotion. I would rather deliver 10 images you want to hang on your wall and pass down to your children, than 100 images you leave on your computer hard drive. The number of images varies for each wedding day collection depending on the length of coverage. I will talk over those details with you at our consultation once I know what sort of coverage you're looking for.
Q: WILL I GET AN ALBUM OR PRINTS?
A: It is my goal to ensure that every client leaves their time with me with something to show for it. As part of my most popular wedding day collections, we schedule a viewing of your images and in-home consultation (distance permitting) for wall art and album design. Size and placement matters!
Portrait sessions include an in studio viewing of your images and a consultation on wall art and album ordering.
Q: WHEN WILL I GET MY PICTURES?
A: Your wedding day gallery will be ready for viewing 4-6 weeks after your date. We will have your lifestyle gallery viewing/ordering session 1-2 weeks after your photo shoot.
Q: DO YOU DO DESTINATION WEDDINGS?
A: ABSOLUTELY! My passport is always current and I LOVE to travel.