FAQ

How many weddings have you shot?

I shot my first wedding in high school and since then I've shot well over 100 weddings and have almost 10 years of experience.

How long will it take to get our photos back?

I sort and edit thousands of photos from your wedding and I never give out anything that I'm not completely proud of, and that takes time! Your photos will typically be ready within 6-8 weeks after your wedding, depending where we are in wedding season.

How do we receive our photos?

You will receive a beautiful gallery of the full set of high resolution digital images, available for you to view, download, order prints from, and share with all of your friends and family. I explain all of this more and help with printing details once you receive your wedding photos!

How many photos will we receive?

Of course every wedding is different and it depends on how long I'm at your wedding, but typically I deliver between 600-800 photos from your day, and many of those in black and white as well. Don't worry, I will deliver every good photo, and you will have more than enough!

Do you bring backup equipment?

YES! I have backup cameras and lenses, and I shoot with 
2 memory card slots so photos are immediately backed up in camera. After I shoot the wedding, the photos are backed up in 3 places while I'm editing.

Do you need a picture list from us?

I'm continually on the lookout for what is happening all around me, and I will constantly be taking photos of everything. Every wedding is so different, and I prefer to focus on giving you images that are true to you, so I don't need a shot list from you! That being said, of course I will be all ears if you have any specific photo requests - I want to know your priorities and what/who is important to you in terms of photographs.

Will you take formal family pictures?

Of course! Actually, this is the only list I need from you. Having a list of groupings prepared for me beforehand helps me learn names and helps things go quickly and efficiently, and we make sure no one gets left out. In most cases, I find it works best to stick to portraits of immediate family and then break it up into smaller groupings from there. So if there's any grouping that you want that I wouldn't know to take, that's where a list for me comes in handy. We can always get other group shots with cousins, friends, etc....later in the day.

Can you help us create a timeline for our wedding day?

For sure. I love keeping the day running as smoothly as possible and I have a good idea of what works well. But I want you to spend your wedding day the way YOU two want to - this day is not a photo shoot and this day is all yours. So I like to keep the timeline a rough draft, and make sure we have time for what is important to you - there are no rules and no minimum amount of time we need to spend taking formal portraits.

How do we book you?

First, fill out the contact form on my website so I can get to know you, learn some details about your wedding, and to check my availability. I’ll reply to you as soon as I can with more info info about pricing and options. Moving forward from there, we can meet up or FaceTime. A deposit down and contract signed makes it official!




Do you offer albums?

Yes! I strongly believe in the art of the printed photos. I want you to look at your photographs, years from now, and remember the joy and love that you felt on this day. You can order an album through me, and there is also an option to design your own album and order prints right through your gallery - super easy and convenient.

Scroll to the bottom of this page for more info on albums!

I know my gear and how to handle any type of light, any type of weather. I know how to find flattering light and angles, and I know how to help a wedding day go smoothly. You are investing in professionalism, quality, artistry & experience.

THE WEDDING DAY

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GETTING READY: So much excitement in the air! I use a very hands-off approach here. I am simply documenting as things unfold — this is a low key candid part of the day where I won't give any directions — I won’t fake or stage anything and wont ask you to either. To be honest, I prefer to not spend a ton of time taking accessory shots because there are usually lots of moments happening while I'm doing it.

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THE FIRST LOOK: While this is a personal decision that every couple gets to make (whether or not you do one), I think first looks are great because they allow you to be totally present on your wedding day. You get to spend the whole day with each other, instead of hiding, and it is the only part of the day that you two will spend alone. It's a private intimate moment just to simply be together. It allows you the freedom to have more time with your guests after the ceremony and enjoy the cocktail hour together, which is one of my favorite parts of the day to photograph and something you shouldn’t have to miss. The "walking down the aisle and realizing you’re about to get married" moment is so powerful whether or not you’ve already seen each other. You will still feel the full weight of that moment, and nothing can make it less special.

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COUPLES PORTRAITS: When you see photos of you and your person on your wedding day, my goal is that you think about the love and happiness and joy that you felt that day - not the pose I may have asked of you. I’ll guide you with ways to keep the focus on each other, not on the camera. My job is to use my artistic eye to look for beautiful light and to make you feel comfortable, and your job, as cliche as it sounds, is to be yourselves and be together. I do not want you to feel like you have to act or look a certain way - you don’t need to be told how to love each other - you already know how! I do not ask for a minimum amount of time for these. I can create beautiful portraits for you with an hour, but I can also do that in 15 minutes.

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WEDDING PARTY PORTRAITS: I usually take portraits of the bridesmaids, the groomsmen, you with each person in your party, and a couple group shots of everyone. After that: what sounds like a thing you’d enjoy doing with your wedding party? I love to encourage couples to consider factoring this in. This day is all yours - I want you to spend your wedding day the way YOU two want to.

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FAMILY PORTRAITS: These are just as important as any other photos during the day - in fact, they might be the ones that get framed the most. Having a smaller list of groupings prepared for me beforehand helps me get through these efficiently and ensures we don’t leave anyone out. You might feel rushed during these, but don't feel like you don't have time to hug your grandma when she walks up for her photo with you. (you do!!) If the weather allows, I always suggest taking these outdoors.

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CONTINUED: If getting a photo of ALL your guests together sounds like something that you'd really treasure, I'm so down! All we need is a deck, balcony, set of stairs or a hill. The times that my couples have chosen to do this have been really memorable.

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CEREMONY: Obviously, I am completely hands-off during the ceremony. My goal is to be very discreet, yet very present. I try to document every single thing that is happening. Seconds after the ceremony, I encourage you to relax and let the gravity of what just happened sink in. You do not need to be anywhere else for a bit. Enjoy, celebrate, and hug your loved ones!

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COCKTAIL HOUR AND RECEPTION: During cocktail hour, I float around looking for moments and emotions - it's one of my favorite parts of the day to photograph! You get to hangout with old friends and long distance family members - enjoy it! If there are any additional group photos needed with family and friends, this is a great time to do them.

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