What if it rains at our photoshoot??
Shoot rain or shine, reschedule, or find cover. Rescheduling around the weather is a tricky business especially when it comes to taking time off work, scheduling hair and make-up appointments, etc. I recommend avoiding the rescheduling route.
What is required to book a session?
First we need to pick a time date and locaiton for your session. Sign the booking form, then put down a retainer to hold the date/time and then your session is officially booked.
Can we bring our pets to a session?
Yes! Absolutely it is a fun way to personalize your session. There may be some locations that do not allow pets, that would be the only reason to keep the fur babies at home, it can be a huge help when friends come to help with the dogs that way you don't have to worry about them when they aren't needed in the pictures.
Do you work with second shooters?
I've found its much easier to shoot weddings solo that way I can be sure everything is being captured with nothing falling between the cracks assuming the other shooting is capturing something. Having two photographers on top of 1-2 videographers at a wedding can also be very distracting. In rare cases, I may suggest having a second shooter added to your package for your wedding, otherwise I got you!
What if we are camera shy? We aren't models!
If you are at all camera-shy you are normal! Most people are a little nervous when they are in front of the camera and that is totally OK and expected. As long as you are comfortable with your partner we are all set for a good time, prepare to have fun.
Do you recommend a first look timeline or traditional timeline?
First look timeline all the way! It is so much more relaxing and easy-flowing with the wedding day. Trying to take all of your photos including wedding party and family photos during a 1 hour cocktail is a hard to fit, and let's be honest, once you've gotten married you and your guests are ready to party! You/they won't want to be lining up for photos, it stops the momentum of the day, you end up with less photos, the guests will be in the areas we want to take pictures, you miss cocktail hour (and miss out on a lot of extra candids with your family and friends), etc. Taking photos during cocktail hour is the number one thing I see that stresses couples out on their big day, when we take all the photos before the ceremony everyone is relaxed and having fun. I want you to have fun on your wedding day which is why Im very pro First Look!
How many weddings have you photographed?
The exact number will change constantly but currently, I've photographed over 100 weddings! I'll let you know when I get to 200
What if we don't know where we want to go for our session?
I have a bunch of ideas for you, when you're ready to start planning we can go through some great spots and see which location matches your vision.
Do you provide prints or albums?
Short answer: Nope
Long answer: It used to be that you had to go through your photographer to get prints made because photographers were the ones with the printing equipment. Now there are a million places to get prints and books made online that are user-friendly. Shutterfly and Uprising Artifact are amazing!
I don't want to be the middle man, making my clients choose what to print and what sizes and all of that right after your wedding, instead you are given printing rights, so you can choose whatever you want to print whenever for the rest of your lives.
How soon will we hear back from you?
Within 48 hours and usually within just a couple hours (with the exception of the weekend).
If you haven't heard back it could be a couple things:
-Im out of town/on vacation. I will always leave a note on my website and Instagram for Out Of Office updates.
-You entered in your email wrong. I am not be able to reply to you when this happens! Sometimes it is as simple as writing @gmail.coN, and I can figure out the error. But if you have another type-O in your email there is really no way for me to know, so please make sure you enter them in correctly!
-Occasionally my email goes to your spam folder. It seems to happen with the most with work email addresses due to company spam settings, so always double-check your spam.