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Update: We welcomed a new little babe on New Years Eve (2022)! I began shooting again in March but, at times, am a bit slower with emails and edits than I'm used to. So please excuse the slight change as I get more into the swing of having a preschooler and baby. Thanks!
Wedding packages range in price so I'm sure we can find one to fit your budget or needs. You will have the photos you want whether it's a grand affair or a small, intimate ceremony. Let's chat!
Have some immediate questions? Check out the FAQ below where I address some commonly asked ones...
Will there be a second shooter with you at my wedding/event?
How much time will we spend taking photos on the wedding day? I don't want to spend forever taking photos.
Do you photograph elopements or smaller intimate weddings?
Can I extend the session on the day of?
Do you shoot destination weddings?
Do you offer Holiday Mini Sessions?
Do you use props during newborn sessions?
Do I have to order prints through you?
What kind of gear do you use?
I don't usually need one. At this point, I have photographed a variety of large events most of which are weddings. I am great at covering a lot of ground myself. That being said, once we get into discussions about the details of your day and it sounds like a second shooter for part or all of the time would be beneficial, I'd happily bring someone on. I have a network of other local photographers I am comfortable in approaching to find a second shooter through. The photographs a second shooter captures will be passed onto me and added to my editing flow to reflect the style you hired me for. Compensation for the second shooter will be added onto your package price.
This is a very common question/statement. It's referring to the time we set aside to do wedding party, family and couples photos before and/or after the ceremony. It is a little difficult to have one answer for this because it depends on how big your wedding party and family are and how long I'm around that day. With that being said, I want to make sure you get back to the party if that is your goal... and avoid PHOTO FATIGUE. You will not feel rushed and I will not sacrifice quality but we will not take photos for hours! We have all been to those weddings where people start to wonder where the couple is... still taking photos. I'm not a fan of this so I try to organize the day in a way that utilizes our time best. That often includes taking the majority or all wedding party photos before the ceremony, leaving family and couples photos for after the ceremony. I encourage my couples to keep the family shot list simple and as short as it can be, limiting lots of little groupings of people during this time. Don't get me wrong, it can be done, but it eats into the time I get to spend with the couple and can get exhausting. Once we get to photographs of you (the couple) I tend to take 30 minutes on average. It has been less at times and more at times but that is up to us in the moment! Photographs are so important but I also really want you to be present with your people on your day.
If you are interested in doing an extended couples session that does not have the time constraints of a wedding day attached, let's talk! An engagement session is a good idea or we can even do a session in wedding attire on another day.
Absolutely! I love photographing smaller, more intimate weddings. I've shot classic elopements where it's just the couple and myself and elopements that flirt with being more like a small wedding. Whatever you want your nuptials to looks like, I can work with it. In contrast to large wedding days that can feel a bit rushed and overwhelming, these smaller weddings often give us more time to work together and to get creative with your photographs. I really, really enjoy these smaller weddings.
Almost always, yes. You will be billed for the extra time after the day/evening is over.
I certainly try to make it work out!
I do! My Holiday Mini Sessions usually start in early November and go through mid/late December. These sessions run 20 minutes as opposed the normal 30 minutes. The session dates are decided in advance, there are morning and later afternoon options and I choose a few different location options. Holiday Mini Sessions are priced at a discounted rate from my normal minis. I usually have multiple sessions in a row so I am strict with sticking to the 20 minute timeframe. Even though these sessions are quick, I still manage to capture not only wonderful family portraits but also the candid shots we all love. I announce Holiday Mini Session details in October on social media and send emails to previous clients with info on claiming a spot. They are limited!
Nope. If you are the direct client, full resolution digital downloads are part of what you pay for. This means you can make prints wherever you want and however many you want. But I do always recommend using a professional lab either in town or finding one online.
Friends and family can purchase prints or digital negatives (full resolution images) through your personal proofing site! These orders always go through me first and I lay eyes on each one to make sure the crops look good.
I primarily shoot with two different full frame Nikon bodies. One with a Nikon 35mm lens and the other with a Tamron 24-70mm lens. When the sun sets, I start to use an external flash on one camera and push the other to photograph without flash in the moody, low light glow of your wedding or event (which I love).
If the addition of film photography is requested, usually for a wedding, I shoot with a Canon FTb 35mm... mostly. I also LOVE playing with disposable cameras, fuji instax instant cameras of all sizes and might even bring a Mamiya C220 Medium Format camera along if I'm feeling crazy (but in all honesty she hasn't come to an event with me for a while).