You've got questions... I've got answers!
It's okay if you have questions! I am more than happy to provide answers.
Here are some frequently asked questions, but if you need me to go into more depth with you, please feel free to contact me directly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Style & Experience
What is your wedding photography style?
What is your education and background?
How long have you been photographing weddings?
I have been photographing weddings as a primary shooter since 2012.
When should I book you?
Can we meet first?
Of course! I encourage a meeting. It is very important to me that you enjoy my company because I will be with you for a great portion of time on your wedding day. We will be interacting pre-wedding and post wedding quite a bit as well. There is no fee or pressure to book when we meet. Let's just simply get to know one another!
Do you have a contract?
Yes, I have a contract. It's really not as scary as it sounds. I will go over it bit by bit with you during our meeting if you like.
How do we book you?
After informing me that you would like to hire me for your wedding, we will go over the contract and determine payment. At the signing of the contract, I require a payment of one-half of the total as a non-refundable retainer for my services. After that, you're officially secured for your wedding date.
Do you book multiple weddings on the same day?
Never. I am fully committed to my clients and I do not make any other plans on their wedding date.
What are your rates/packages?
I am more than happy to send you my pricing information. Please email me directly with your information and inquiries.
Are we able to book you for an Engagement Session without booking you for our wedding?
Yes, of course you can!
What does an Engagement Session entail?
How much time is needed for an Engagement Session?
Engagement Sessions generally last about an hour.
Is it okay that we have never been photographed before?
Absolutely! Many of my clients have never been professionally photographed before our shoot and its totally okay. I've developed many techniques to get authentic photographs from my clients without having to give them much direction. You're going to do absolutely fine!
Why should we have an Engagement Session?
Engagement Sessions are terrific practice for both of us. I get to know you two more and see what's comfortable for you. You will also see what positions or situations you like are and we can recreate it on your wedding day. Also, your portraits will take less time the day of your wedding because we've already have been through the initial process and it's no longer unfamilar to you.
What do your wedding packages include?
All of my wedding photography packages include an engagment session, my service on the wedding day, an online gallery with various ordering options, delivery of high resolution professionally edited digital files via digital download from your online gallery, and a standard album that which you can choose to upgrade or not.
What kind of weddings do you shoot?
Any! It would be my pleasure to document your celebration of any faith, non-faith, or orientation.
How many photographers will be at my wedding?
I photograph every wedding I book and I prefer to have one of my additional photographers with me at all weddings. I will advise you if I feel like we need any additional photographers the day of the wedding.
Will you help me with my timeline?
I would love to work with you or your coordinator on your timeline. I like to keep myself well aware of the schedule so that I don't miss a thing! We will make sure to schedule all the things you desire.
Do you provide video services as well?
I am a one-woman show and I personally do not shoot video. It would be impossible for me to produce quality images as well as quality video at the same time. I am more than happy to work along with my videographer or a videographer of your choosing.
Our wedding is running late, will you stay?
Certainly. If your wedding goes beyond our contracted time I have overtime rates that will apply. I never leave a wedding without giving you a thirty minute warning. At that time, you can decide to contract more time and I will invoice you after the wedding.
My uncle really likes to take photos. Is that okay?
How much time are you dedicating to my wedding?
I spend about 30+ hours on each and every wedding.
When will I get my photos?
I typically upload Engagements to your online gallery in 1-3 weeks and Weddings in 2-6 weeks. Just ask and I will give you an honest estimate.
May I see all the images you took?
What does your editing process entail?
How many images will we recieve from our wedding day?
How many photos you will recieve depends on how many hours you have me contracted for your wedding day. The number of photos increase or decrease depending on the flow of the day and the number of events/activities needing to be captured. The results vary from about 500-1,500 photos. I understand that is a huge jump, which is why this question is so difficult to answer. I am unable to predict exactly how many photos you will recieve, but I will try to give you a good estimate upon further discussion.
What equipment do you use?
My camera is a Nikon D800. I have many top-grade lenses that I use throughout the wedding day. I also have plenty of lights I use to capture any moments that occur in dark situations.
What is a photography permit? Why do I need to pay extra for this?
Will you be able to provide my venue with a certificate of insurance?
Yes, of course! Please let me know at least two months in advance as it takes time for the insurance company to provide that document.
If I cancel my wedding, will I get my retainer back?
The retainer you pay for my services is non-refundable. I refuse all other comissions for your date after the retainer and contract have been signed.
What happens if you get sick or have an emergency?
I haven't missed a wedding yet, but if I absolutely have to I have prepared for such an event. I have many collegues I trust to take my place and have advised my loved ones on how they can manage the situation if something dire should occur.