1. HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
Image files are delivered via digital download. Once your images have completed uploading, you will receive an email link to your private, online viewing gallery. You can create favorites list within your gallery, download the gallery in its entirety, or download individual photos. I always advise my clients to download the files in both original and web-size. Your gallery will remain active for one year, so make sure to backup your files!
2. HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?
All portrait sessions typically last between 60-90 minutes.
3. HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?
Expect between 50-60 final images for portrait sessions, and around 65 per hour of wedding day coverage.
4. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY IMAGES?
Please allow up to 3 weeks for all portrait story sessions, and up to 8 weeks for all weddings.
5. CAN I HAVE ANY UNEDITED OR RAW FILES?
I do not give out any RAW or unedited images, for multiple reasons. Find out why here.
6. WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR PORTRAIT SESSION?
Always wear what makes you feel good! If you like the way you look in your clothes, you will look happier in your photos. Your photo session is also a great time to wear something you don’t always get to wear but really want to. Make sure that you keep in mind the location when you’re choosing shoes. Unfortunately, heels are almost always a bad idea. If you want to dress awesome but need some direction, you can always pretend like you’re going to a festival or favorite concert. Hats, blankets, statement pieces that you love are awesome and add a nice variety to your session. If you're in a panic about this one, I'm more than happy to offer my two cents!
7. WILL MY IMAGES BE IN BLACK & WHITE OR COLOR? CAN I REQUEST ADDITIONAL EDITS ON THEM?
Part of my job as a photographer is listening to what your photos tell me they want to look like, and I have to obey! Sometimes the photo wants to be black + white. Sometimes it wants to be in color. Sometimes it just wants to be both and I have to give you both. There is almost always a nice mixture of black + white and color images, in a way that tells your story that just feels right. My guiding principle is that a photo should only be in color if color is adding to the photo's story. Sometimes color can distract from what the photo is trying to say. That's not to say that 90% of your photos will be in black and white, but that you will get a healthy amount of them. If you have a strong preference either way, let me know ahead of time and I will keep that in mind.
If there are photos you'd like changed, additional rounds of editing is available at the rate of $50/hour.
8. HOW DO I BOOK?
For weddings, a non-refundable deposit of 25% is required to reserve your date, with the remainder due at least 2 weeks before your date. A contract will be sent to you via email for your signature.
All portrait sessions must be paid before the day of the session.
Payment is accepted online with a credit card, through VENMO, or a personal check if you're feeling retro.
9. DO YOU TRAVEL?
Yes please! Just cover any necessary travel expenses and I am so there. Travel fees are due upon booking and are nonrefundable.
10. WHAT DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH BESIDES WEDDINGS?
I am a sucker for every type of story that needs telling. Love stories? Yes please. Birth stories? OMG. A birthday party for your great-grandma? I'm there. Your family hanging out on a Saturday morning? Let's do it. Fresh, new babies at home? I will cry. Real estate? I fell asleep just listening to you ask. I'll refer you out for that one. ;)
11. WHAT LOCATIONS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
This seems to be everyone's number one concern, and its about number twelve on my list of things to worry about. Why? Because to me, its not so much about scouting the "perfect" location as it is soaking up your honest reality at that moment in time. Will I follow you into the mountains? Heck yeah. But am I just as happy hanging out with you in your own home, in your own neighborhood, in your own city? Absolutely. Shoot me a message and together we can decide on a location that is meaningful to you.
12. WHEN SHOULD I ADD A SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER?
If it is within your budget, adding a second photographer is always recommended for traditional, large weddings. A second set of hands and eyes allows the main photographer to focus on the couple while still delivering a good variety of angles and candids. For more intimate weddings, one photographer is usually sufficient.
13. YOU SAY YOU ARE AN ARTISTIC DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
It means that I prefer to hang out in the background, observing the reality in front of me, and documenting it in a way that is both visually pleasing and emotionally interesting. Will I help you get comfortable enough to just be yourself in front of me? Yup. Will I give you direction if you get stuck or feel weird? Uh huh. Will I still take some traditional, smiling shots? Yes. But they won't be the focus.
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