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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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.