How would you describe "Your Style"?
Natural/Authentic - I want to capture moments with deep emotion that tell your story. I shoot moments that happen, but I will make small spot adjustments/ suggestions to ensure the best possible photos. I also use mostly natural light.
Alternative - I say this because if you look at the majority of wedding photography, there is this trend in style that is light and airy with pastel-like colors. I am not that!
In regards to look and tone, I do embrace shadows and grain in my photography to give them a more filmic look. Most of my work is done looking away from the camera so that your photos look less cheesy.
Do you have Packages/Pricing, why are they not on the site?
Prices are not on my site because honestly every wedding is different as are budgets. I know this. I don’t want to turn people away with simply a number and at least want to have a conversation about it. Head over to my Contact Page, fill out the form and I will send you the full details on pricing/packages.
How many photographers will I get on the day of my wedding?
Packages include 1 and 2 photographers. I like having 2 to ensure nothing is missed. This also plays a big factor in getting ready photos. Often times, guys and girls get ready at the same time, in different places. I typically go with the girls, while my associate photographer goes to the guys.
What is your copyright policy?
Simply put, I own the copyright to all photos. My clients have unlimited print rights. "Print Release" means that you can print, share to social media and keep all digital files I deliver. This also means that in no way can you edit the photos or provide for commercial use without my permission.
Do you have client references?
This is something I don't really post on my website because if you think about it, they are 100% biased. You ever notice that there are only positive reviews. The reviews can be from friends or simply made up. Also, they are not like a references for a job, they can't really be checked. I say look at a photographers work and style. If what they do is a fit for you, meet them. If you like them, hire them.
How many photos will we receive?
For Weddings, this is another thing that completely depends on the day, size of wedding, weather, locations, etc. Typically, the low end is 250 and high end is 500. Clients hold unlimited print rights to all of the images.
For Lifestyle, it really just depends on the session.
How long will it take to receive our photos?
For Weddings, it is stated in the contract that the photos will be delivered in 6-8 weeks from your wedding date, with the exception of peak wedding season (August-November). Sneak peaks can be provided.
For Portraits, it is 2-4 weeks from the session date.
What should my "Must Have's" List include?
"Must Have's" are a list of photos that you "must have" on your wedding day, from family portraits to details to intimate moments, anything that you can think of, put it on the list. We will go over this within a consultation where the day and details are scheduled out.
Do I need to provide a meal for you and your associate photographer?
I have it in my contract that my associate photographer and I are provide a meal, preferably right after the Bridal Party so we can eat fast and capture details of the Reception. Usually nobody wants pictures of them eating. If a meal is not provided, we require a 1 hour break to grab some food. This is up to you, often times is easier and more efficient to provide the meal. We are not picky, 90% of the time we eat in about 15 minutes while we game plan for the reception.
Can you hold a date for my wedding?
Unfortunately, I can not hold a date. Once a contract is signed and and a deposit is sent in, your date is reserved.
What if for some reason you can't shoot my wedding?
So, I have never missed a wedding (knock on wood) and I have shot weddings under the weather. But, if for some reason I can't shoot your wedding, my associate photographer will handle the duties. Trust me, he is very capable, he has shot over 100 weddings with me and he also has his own photography business.
What is your payment process like?
For Weddings, a 1/3 is due at time the contract is signed, then the rest is due on the wedding day. Don't worry, I will remind you (at an appropriate time) if you forget.
For Lifestyle Sessions, payment in full is due at the time of the beginning of the shoot.
Do you offer Videography Services?
Unfortunately, I do not. I'm so immersed in photography on your wedding day ensuring the best possible photos and experience for my clients that it would honestly be too much. What I can do, depending on what you are looking for, is offer suggestions of some companies that I have worked with before and trust.