Frequently asked questions
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Q: What is your pricing?

A:  All packages are customized for each client.  Contact me directly for more information.

Q: Do you do both weddings and elopements?

A: 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.

Q: Who will be shooting my wedding?

A: 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 it will be me alone, unless a second shooter is specifically requested.

Q: Will you do family posed shots?

A: Absolutely.  I am happy to take as many group shots as you’d like, but I always try to get through group shots as efficiently as possible so that your guests can enjoy themselves!  More information about family portraits can be found in my Wedding Photography Guide.

Q: Where are you located?

A: I live in Santa Monica, California and I am happy to travel wherever your wedding or elopement takes place!

Q: Do you do destination weddings or elopements?  What is your policy on travel expenses?

A: Most definitely.  Airfare will always be included in the final cost, regardless of destination.  I only ask that you provide a place for me to sleep. 🙂  Whenever possible, however, I will arrange for lodging and/or ground transportation with friends and pass that savings to you.

For all destination packages, I am available as your photographer from the time I land until the moment I take off.  Whether it’s hanging out with your friends, exploring, hiking, ice climbing… If you want me there, I’ll be ready to go!

Q: Are your prices set in stone?

A: For the most part, yes, however, I do offer reduced rates if your wedding is scheduled on a weekday (Monday – Thursday) or between the months of December and March.  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!).  Contact me for more details.

Q: When will I see the images?

A: Typically it will take between four and five weeks for me to finish processing, at which point you will receive two links: the first is to view your proofs in a password-protected gallery and second is to download your high-resolution images (for printing) and low resolution images (for devices/social media).  All media files are delivered by DropBox.  I no longer use CDs or DVDs or for any purpose.

Q: What kind of equipment do you use?

A: Currently, I shoot with two Nikon D810s and a range of Nikon prime and zoom lenses.  For lighting, I will either use Nikon speedlites or Profoto strobes (triggered by remote) depending on the conditions.  For editing, I use a the Apple iMac and a MacBook Pro.

Q: Do you cover weddings and/or Beloved sessions for LGBT couples?

A: Most definitely.  I run a gay-friendly business and I strongly support marriage equality.

Q: Can I see a sample contract?

A: Certainly.  Shoot me an email and I’d be happy to share one with you.

Q: How far should I book in advance? What are the next steps?

A:  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 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’re paying by credit card, payments will be made by PayPal.

Please contact me if you have any other questions!

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