Frequently Asked Questions

Because bringing on a photographer to document your wedding day comes with a lot of questions you might not even know to ask.

How long have you been shooting?

11+ years. I was 16 when I found my first SLR, it was in an antique store in a shoebox with a manual. I bought the whole set for $40, read the manual, and taught myself how to shoot film and use a camera.

The rest has been history.

How many weddings do you normally take on per year?

15 ; I value providing my couples with the intentional time that they deserve and need. In order to best serve my couples it's important for me to limit the number of weddings I take on per year.

What should we wear to our session?

All of my couples who are doing an engagement session with me receive an engagement tip guide where I go over a bit of outfit color theory and help you guys figure out which colors/clothing will best suit your environment.

How many photos will we get back?

While I don't like to give out hard numbers for this question you can usually expect 50-100 photos per hour of coverage.

When can we expect our photos back?

4-6 weeks during slow season (November - March)
6-8 weeks during busy season (April-October)

Can we get our photos ahead of your standard turn around time?

Rush orders are available and are normally outsourced to my editor.
The cost of a rush order is $1,500 and you can expect your images within 10 business days.

What do you enjoy shooting most?

Couples who are deeply in love, who are best friends, and who are genuinely kind humans who choose to celebrate in a way that is unique to their relationship.

Outside of weddings I have a genuine love for photographing avant garde editorial work.

How do you approach weddings?

My approach is photojournalistic, yet remains unique to each couple - starting with our first phone call we delve deep into the connection you share and what you value most. Through understanding each of my couple's temperaments, concerns, and day-of needs, I am able to create an experience that is tailored to you.

On your wedding day, I only insert myself to guide you into optimal light for portraits, couples portraits, and group formals

(don't worry, you'll have fun through it all).

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Do you shoot with backup?

Always. I always bring my backup gear to weddings. In addition to that your images are being backed up as I shoot onto two separate cards within each of my cameras. Your wedding images are backed up to two separate hard drives as soon as I get home and your wedding day cards do not get reused until your gallery has been delivered.

At all times there are three copies of your wedding day images until you full gallery has been fully edited and delivered.

If you'd like to know more about my back up process don't hesitate to ask.

Do you offer payment schedules?

Sure thing, 50% of the total balance is due at booking and is considered your retainer. The remaining balance can be split up into 3 payments. Your final payment is due two months prior to your event date.

What if you can't make it to our wedding?

While I would only miss your wedding if I were ill to the point of hospitalization/immobility, a highly trained professional wedding photographer from my inner community of photographers I trust with my business (and have worked with in the past) would take my place and shoot your wedding for me. I would still handle all of the culling, editing and image delivery.

But while we're on this subject, during high tide wedding season I take my vitamins daily, emergen-c with probiotics (daily) and wellness formula if I happen to sneeze. In addition to maintaining a strong immune system I actively run and do yoga to maintain my strength, stamina, and mental well being throughout your wedding day.

How do we book you?

Once we schedule a phone call or in person meeting and all agree we're three peas in a pod it'll take a signed contract and 50% of your retainer to get your date in my books.