FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Everything you need to know is below. If you require clarification on anything at all, just ask :)
• Do you do both weddings and elopements?
Yes. I cover larger, traditional weddings as well as smaller, more intimate elopements. An elopement should have a guest count of no more than 15 individuals.
• What is your pricing?
For detailed pricing and individual options, please contact me directly and I will provide you with a link.
• Are your prices set in stone?
For the most part, yes, however, I do offer reduced rates if your wedding or elopement is scheduled on a weekday (Monday - Thursday) or between the months of November and February. I also offer a special discount for all current and former members of the military (thank you for your service) as well as fellow alumni of USC (Fight on!). Please contact me for more details.
• Are you insured and can you provide a COI for my venue?
Yes and yes
What is your favorite wedding so far and why?
Why did you become a wedding photographer?
How many years have you been covering weddings?
What do you love about working with couples?
What is the most memorable moment you captured with a couple?
Moments like this simply cannot be fabricated. When I talk about sharing an intimate moment, this is what it's all about...
How will you make me look natural?
My job is to create a space where you and your partner both feel comfortable expressing what you've always felt for each other: love, happiness and respect. The feelings are there, it's just a matter of tapping into them. Start by focusing on all the things you love about your partner. Find comfort in each other’s arms. When did you first begin to fall for this person? What did that feel like? What adventures do you look forward to in your future together? Focus on those things and I promise you will both look very natural. More importantly, you'll do it entirely on your own. :)
Who is your ideal client?
Do you work with LGBTQ couples?
• Who will be shooting my wedding or elopement?
For weddings of all sizes, there will always be 2 shooters present. Me (of course) and a second photographer who has a very similar style. For smaller elopements or for any destination event, it will be me alone unless a second shooter is specifically requested.
• If I am planning an elopement but it blossoms into a larger wedding, will my rate change?
Yes. If you plan an elopement and it blossoms into a full on wedding, just let me know ahead of time as there is a difference in price between the two services. Please do not let me show up to a 75 person wedding expecting a 15 person elopement. It's happened, and honestly it's not fair to me or to my other clients who pay full price for their wedding coverage. Plans change. It's all good! Just let me know when they do and we can definitely work something out.
• How many images can I expect to see?
I never guarantee a minimum, but I do edit tight to avoid repetition. Generally speaking, for weddings and elopements, you can expect about 50 - 75 images per hour of coverage.
• When will I see the images?
Depending on the time of year, it will usually take between four and five weeks for me to finish processing, at which point you will receive a link to your password protected gallery. From here, you can view and download all of your content in various resolutions for all purposes. All content is now delivered by PixieSet.
Please note, I do not use CDs, DVDs or any removable media or for any purpose.
• Will you do family posed shots?
Definitely! I am happy to take as many group shots as you'd like, but I always try to get through group shots as quickly and efficiently as possible so that your guests can enjoy themselves.
Family group shots should happen before the ceremony. That way, when the ceremony ends, everyone can enjoy themselves during cocktail hour.
• What kind of equipment do you use?
Currently, I shoot with two Nikon D810s and a range of Nikon prime and zoom lenses. For reception lighting, I will either use Nikon on-camera speedlites or off-camera Profoto strobes (triggered by remote) depending on the conditions. If you're familiar with these two looks, we can talk about what may work better for your event.
For editing, I use a a 2014 Apple iMac and a 2017 MacBook Pro.
What is Beloved?
The goal in a Beloved session is to simply draw your attention towards your parter and to focus on everything you love about that person. In a sense, you are suppressing any barriers that may get in the way (i.e. work, bills, family drama... whatever), to allow yourself to focus on what is most meaningful to you.
Like any great photo, when you look at one of your images, you'll be brought back to that moment and you'll remember exactly what you were feeling. As life happens, revisiting these moments will rekindle those feelings and make you rediscover the value of your relationship.
What is included? Is there a time limit?
The session itself will last about 2 - 3 hours in total.
All content is delivered by Pixieset. You can view, share and download all of your content in various resolutions for all purposes.
How many images can I expect to see?
When will I see the images?
Do you do destination weddings or elopements? What is your policy on travel expenses?
When will we see you during your time at the destination?
Where are you located?
Where do you like to travel?
Currently, my favorite place in the world is Lauterbrunnen Valley in Switzerland and a very close second would be southern coast of Iceland (pictured here)...
• Can I see a sample contract?
Certainly. Shoot me an email and I would be happy to share one with you.
• How far should I book in advance? What are the next steps?
Generally speaking, people usually book about one year in advance, though occasionally I do get some last minute requests. I would encourage you to reach out regardless of how far or close out your date is.
The prepayment amount is 30%. The remaining 70%, plus any items added between the contract signing and your wedding date, is due one week before the wedding. If you are paying by credit card, payments will be made by PayPal.
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Any more questions?
Feel free to reach out!