HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
This is difficult to answer because I consider myself a candid documentary photographer, but I also direct you a bit. I love the in between moments and the small gestures, but what about when it's just the three of us and you're the only ones in front of the camera? What do you do with your hands? Do you look at the camera? Well, this is where my experience comes in. You don't have to be a model to be in front of my camera. In fact, none of the couples you see on my website are. I direct you in a way that makes you feel comfortable, unposed, unrobotic (made that word up), and makes you look candid AF.
DO WE GET ALL THE PHOTOS?
Uhhh, aaaabsolutely! I'm not going to deliver anything that's mid-blink, unflattering, or wonky, but you'll absolutely be getting every usable image I have—that includes the goofy ones you want to take. I've delivered anywhere from 500 to over 1,000 edited images to clients. Totally just depends on your day and for how long I'm hired :)
CAN I GIVE YOU A LIST OF PHOTOS AND POSES TO SHOOT? I HAVE A PINTEREST BOARD....
Let's clarify this here. If you have a list of family photos you specifically want taken, then a thousand times YES we are going to be taking those! However, if you have a specific Pinterest board of photos you are wanting me to recreate, I usually say no to those requests. Why? Because that's not my photo and that's not your wedding. So anything I deliver that is a recreation of something on Pinterest, usually ends up a bust. BUT! Rest assured that I'm taking photos of eeeeverryyyythiiiing at your wedding. Every detail, every glance, everything. And if there's some detail you don't want me to miss, tell me and I'll photograph it in my way. After all, you're hiring me for my style, right? Let's make others pin your wedding images that are unique to you!
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO MEET IN PERSON?
Little did you know, I actually prefer to meet face-to-face or even have a face time date. You're making a big investment, and I want to be absolutely sure that our personalities mesh! Plus, I'm stuck behind this computer for lots of hours every day. Let's meet up for some coffee or Happy Hour!
CAN I SEE AN ENTIRE WEDDING GALLERY?
100% yes! In fact, it's required. I want you to know exactly what to expect for your wedding day. And if you don't ask me for this, I'll be as mad as Dwight gets at Jim whenever he pranks him...
I’M SUPER AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. HELP!
I 100% get it, I hate having my photo taken, too. I don’t expect you to be a model and I try to make it as comfortable as possible for you both. I direct a lot and always have you moving and playing around with each other. Having something to do definitely takes your mind off of a camera in your face. During the wedding day, I am mostly in the background capturing things as they happen so you will probably hardly even notice I'm there. I promise, after the first 10 minutes of feeling awkward, you will have fun and it'll be painless!
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE NEED?
Most couples need 8 hours of coverage, which is included in the base package, but can add on more hours if needed. We can definitely chat about your schedule and see how many I think is best. If you feel like you need less than 8 hours, just let me know and I can create a custom package for you!
CAN I BOOK YOUR BASE PACKAGE AND DECIDE LATER IF I WANT TO ADD ON MORE HOURS OR A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
Definitely! I know that wedding day schedules don’t get finalized until later on so you might not know exactly how many hours you need at the time of booking or if you even want a second shooter. I just need to know of any add on’s one month before your wedding when your final payment is due.
DO YOU HAVE A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
YES!! All of my packages include a second photographer. I only hire people I trust and I make sure they shoot in the same documentary, candid style that I do. The people that I hire are on the same level as me and most run their own full time photography businesses as well. I have a handful of people that I ask to second shoot with me and it just depends on who is available for your date.
DO YOU TRAVEL FOR WEDDINGS?
I I do! I love traveling for weddings and take a handful of travel weddings a year. I Do offer discounts to Mexico, Since well its pretty much attached to Cali, right?
If your wedding requires me to fly, it’s a flat $1000 fee for weddings in the US. This covers flight, 2 nights hotel stay, rental car, and any other travel costs.
WHAT IF YOU’VE NEVER SHOT AT MY VENUE BEFORE? DOES THAT MATTER?
To be honest, it really doesn’t matter! If I’m unfamiliar with the venue, I’ll typically show up 30 minutes before coverage time starts to scout out some good spots for photos. This is actually wayyy better for me because I can see exactly how the light will look for your day. The light changes so much throughout the year that a venue walk through months before your wedding would kinda be pointless.
HOW WILL WE GET OUR PHOTOS?
Every wedding includes access to an online gallery so you can view, download, order prints, and share your photos easily with your friends and family. The photos available to download will be ready-to-print, high-resolution photos. You're welcome to print any of the photos as you'd like and will be given a print release to do so. And feel free to post your photos on social media, I encourage it!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET OUR PHOTOS BACK?
The photos will be delivered to you no later than 2 months from the wedding date. That being said, I always try to get photos delivered as soon as possible!
DO YOU OFFER ALBUMS OR PRINTS?
Yes! You’ll be able to order prints and albums through your online gallery. It’s such a fun, easy process. You can design the albums yourself, but if you did want me to design it for you, there’d be a designer fee. (P.S. I love designing albums, so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help!!)
DO YOU BACKUP YOUR PHOTOS?
Oh my gosh YES. I back up my photos in 3 places because the last thing I’d want is for your photos to disappear before they’re delivered to you. I back them up on 2 hard drives and also don’t delete the memory cards I shot your wedding on until after they’ve been delivered.
WILL YOU HELP US PLAN THE SCHEDULE OF OUR DAY?
Yessss! I’ve shot about 300 weddings in the 10 years I’ve been shooting so I have some experience in what works and what doesn’t. Once you book with me, I’ll send over a link to a client portal which has a few sample schedules in it for you to base your day off of. I’m definitely happy to help one-on-one, too if you need more help than that!
DO YOU CARE IF WE DO A FIRST LOOK OR NOT?
I want you to plan your day exactly how you want it. As long as there’s still natural light after your ceremony and you don’t mind skipping part of cocktail hour to do photos, I’m totally cool with not doing a first look. But I thought I should mention…in my experience, couples are a lot less stressed if they do a first look and get the photos done with before the ceremony. But please...YOU DO YOU!
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Yep and I'm happy to provide a copy to any vendor that requires it! Just be sure to let me know that your venue will require it and I can get that taken care of.
WHAT IF YOU GET SICK OR CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE WEDDING?
In my 10 years of shooting weddings, this has never happened (and I hope it never will!), but just in case it does, I will make sure to find another photographer of equal abilities to shoot the wedding in my spot. And I will definitely still edit the photos so it looks like my work.
HOW DO WE BOOK YOU?
To book I require an $1000 deposit and signed contract. Once I have both of those, the date is yours! I do everything online, too, so it’s super easy and it takes minutes to book!