What is your Photography Style?
My wedding style is what I like to call artistic documentary. This means I will capture you laughing, crying, loving and enjoying your day (I will probably also laugh, cry and love your day too!).
I want you to remember your wedding as a day of fun and love. 95% of your wedding will be captured as it happens with the other 5% being used for family posing during formals.
The couples I work with are easy-going and lighthearted. They value their wedding photography experience greatly and their main goal is to enjoy their day to the maximum without any photography compromise. They want someone who will be unobtrusive and who will document their day artistically but without any posing pressure. You choose me to be there to capture images that will be loved and valued way after I am gone. I thrive in documenting those who attended to celebrate with you, the details of your hard work, and the love that united you. At the end of the day, my goal is to have presented the story of your day for you both and those afar.
When you look through my work, please note my candid style involves a lot of shadows, dimensions, and contrast. If you are looking for light and airy, muted colored, heavily darken or evenly light wedding photography, I may not be the photographer for you. With so much talent in the area, I am sure your search will take you to the right photographer who will document your day within your vision.
And now for some serious business!
What do you include in your packages?
All my collections include high-resolution images and a print release. For those looking for an engagement session, you may pick it as an included add on within my collections at no extra charge. This session allows us to become comfortable with each other and it is also a great way to have images to share before the official day.
How much do you cost?
Let me not scare you off. I cost ONE MILLION dollars! Ok, now anything else I say will sound so much more doable.
I've created an easy way for you to include what you want and need within your budget. Just as your wedding will be unique, you will create your unique coverage. My couples fit all their needs (coverage, album, products, and add-ons desired) within their budget during their custom collection building process or choose one of my two set collections. They also can choose a la carte hours if products and add-ons are not what they need. You can expect to invest a minimum of $2500 on Wedding Coverage only and this will increase as you add extra hours and products. For Elopements/Intimate Weddings, a la carte coverage is available and encouraged.
As a gift to all couples getting married in venues I am a preferred vendor, a $150 Print Credit can be used on products, retouching services or album upgrades. So don't be afraid to ask your venues if I am on their list!
It is my goal to work with my couples depending on the needs of their day and vision.
What kind of weddings do you do?
I document from Elopements to full-blown celebrity weddings. You know, those with the crazy tower size cakes being cut by a gigantic sword. However, I understand not everybody can afford or really want a big wedding so we will meet and talk wedding details to see what custom collection/a la carte coverage works best for you.
Do you document LGBTQIA weddings?
Umm, why not?
How many images do we get?
The amount of images you receive depends on many factors including how many hours of coverage, the flow of the day and the amount of craziness going on. I don't limit your images per collection. I document and capture the day as it goes and all goodness goes to you.
Do you edit all pictures?
All selected images include simple editing. This means white balance and such are reviewed. However, the images will not be manipulated. I will not Photoshop you on a unicorn while your love is battling an army of ponies. But of course, if that is important to you, I'll send it over to the Magic Lab where little gnomes will work it out for an additional fee.
Of course, if you were stressed, I may take that pimple out of your couple's portraits. My style is candid, as is, because you and your love are perfect. Your love for each other makes you so.
Do you shoot digital or film? Do you shoot in black and white?
I shoot in digital format only. I do love black and white and will convert images that look best in black and white. During your album design period, you may select to change between black and white and color for those images included in the album.
When do we get our images?
By the twoweek' versary (did you notice what I did there?), you will then view your proof gallery as I edit them. Since I divide your day into categories called "Details", "Pre-Ceremony", "Ceremony", etc, you will receive one or two categories to view. This continues until we are done with it all. This makes the experience more pleasant as you don't have to browse through 100's and 100's of images at one time.
Think of it as crumbs of goodness instead of an overwhelming giant bagel or, according to my 14 year-old son and editor helper, as a "legit trailer before an even better movie".
Once all your proofs have been reviewed by you and your love, I will deliver final tangible products within 12 weeks.
What kind of equipment do you use?
I am a Canon girl. I carry 2 professional dSLR bodies with L series lenses and way too much equipment for my own good.
Are you a registered business and have business insurance?
Yes and of course.
Will our images be available online?
Absolutely. You receive your personal, password-protected, gallery with all your images edited as proof. They will be divided as chapters of your day for you to share with family and friends. These images will be stored for 1 year. The Gallery is open for viewing online and ordering for 3 months, or until you design your album, whichever comes first.
How do you deliver our Final images?
Delivery of images is done in a flash drive. Elopements or intimate weddings receive a link download.
Do you bring another photographer?
I am my business and responsible for such. You will work with me throughout your wedding planning, and we will get to know each very well. Depending on the size of the wedding, I do have an assistant(s) who shoots throughout the day and accompanies. She photographs the day up to 6 hours but mostly so she doesn't get bored and earns her meal.
Do we get the RAW files?
No. You will get High-Resolution edited images with a Personal Print Release. This means you may print them at your favorite photo lab. The size is big enough for anything a regular person needs. Unless you require a size for a billboard, you will be quite happy with the size.
However, the RAW files are not available for purchase or viewing.
Do you book more than one wedding a weekend?
I have been extremely blessed and will do more than one wedding a weekend depending on the timeline.
I never schedule another session or consult on the wedding day, so make sure to book your date with plenty of time.
Do you have a coverage limit?
Yes. Seven years of wedding craziness has taught me well on the schedule that works best for my business, therefore, I don't usually do wedding coverage longer than 12 hours.
Also it is important to note that Friday weddings are limited to the months of June, July, and August only and I no longer do Monday - Thursday Weddings.
By choice, my wedding season starts the second week of March and ends the second week of November. Although I do weddings in December & January, they are purposely reserved for elopements.
Do you offer wedding albums or products?
Yes! I do not believe your beautiful photographs should stay on your computer. I offer a variety of albums, prints, canvas, and more for you to choose and add to your Collection (Custom or otherwise).
How does the album process work?
After you have approved all your proofs, we will start album designing. You will choose your favorite images and I will design it for you. You will then review it and make changes as needed online via my album proofing website. Your album then will be delivered within 12 weeks in conjunction with your flash drive/products.
Where can I see more of your work?
How do we book?
After our initial Wedding Consultation, you will receive a proposal with any custom collections we spoke about. From there you will choose your collection, sign the agreement, and pay your retainer.
I would love to consult more! How can I contact you?
I love meeting couples! You may schedule a free wedding consultation via Skype or in-person by using my contact form below. I am much more interesting in person so please set aside a good 2 hours. We'll talk wedding details, get to know each other over your favorite drink, and see if we are a match made in photography heaven.
I look forward in hearing from you,