What is your shooting style?
I shoot in a photojournalistic style, capturing the smiles, laughs, hugs, and emotions shared in each genuine moment. I will direct you here and there, but ultimately want you to be you! If you are looking for a photographer that will pose you, we probably aren't a fit!
Should I send a shot list?
I want each and every client to have full confidence when hiring me! This means entrusting me to capture your story from my perspective. I work hard to make sure your images capture your story and personality, while also staying true to my shooting style and portfolio as a whole. I always ask for any specific requests on your wedding day, but ask that you give me freedom to execute my vision!
What type of sessions do you book?
I primarily shoot destination weddings, intimate weddings, and adventure elopements, but do offer Portraits for seniors and individuals, as well as Lifestyle family sessions with parents and kids. I prefer to shoot outdoors in nature, but also do in-home lifestyle sessions. I do not do newborn photography with props or in a studio – only in-home sessions of you and your newborn, in your natural environment!
Where are you based? Do you travel?
Yes, I travel all over the US and abroad! I have a deep love for the Pacific Northwest, Colorado and the Southwest (Arizona, Utah, etc). I love to photograph intimate weddings, elopements and destination weddings all over the world. I am always up for an adventure!
Travel within 60 miles of 78259 is included in all my Wedding Collections! Travel costs apply to any session taking place outside of the 60 miles, round trip. Mileage is 54.5 cents per mile, per IRS Standard Rates for 2018.
What should I wear?
Once we decide upon a date, I will send you an email with color and clothing guidelines. I have also created a Pinterest board for inspiration! I'm here to help you each step of the way!
What is the best time of day for my session?
I prefer to shoot 1-2 hours before sunset, also known as "golden hour."
Do you reschedule for bad weather?
I reschedule for precipitation and winds over 25 miles an hour. If you schedule a session in the summer, please expect it to be hot; if it is winter, expect it to be cold! I do not reschedule for temperature or cloudy days. There is a reschedule fee of $150.00.
When can I expect my finished photos?
The turnaround time for a Portrait, Lifestyle or Couples Sessions is 3-4 weeks. Weddings are delivered in 8-10 weeks. During busy seasons, it may take a few more weeks!
How many images can I expect to receive?
Weddings average 50-100 photos per hour, depending upon the amount of activity. Wedding galleries average 600-800 photos, depending upon the coverage, size of your wedding, amount of details, number of formal family photos, etc.
Engagement Sessions average 50-100 delivered photos. Adventure Sessions average 100-200.
I don't put a limit on the number of final edited photos in your gallery, as I believe you should receive every memorable or print worthy moment!
Will you help me create a wedding timeline for photos?
Yes, absolutely! In fact, I prefer to work closely with you to create a timeline that allows you to relax and be stress free on your day! I always offer to meet you several times before the big day to do a walk through of the venue and talk through lighting, the timeline and other items!
Also, one of my favorite photographers has written a "Wedding Day Guidebook" that provides a lot of insight into your many questions and concerns! Check out her timeline suggestions her.
Will I get a gallery of my images?
Yes! You will receive all of the final, edited images for your session and/or wedding via an online gallery. You can directly download the gallery onto your computer! The link to your online gallery will be sent to you through email and you can forward this to family and friends!
Do I get all my RAW digital files?
No, never. To protect the integrity of my work and the industry as a whole, raw files will never be released.
Where can I print images?
I do offer printing for any sessions and weddings taking place in Texas! You will be able to print photos via your online gallery. My computer screen has been calibrated with the professional printer I provide printing through, so I can ensure the colors are true to the photos you see in your gallery! For clients out of state, I will send another printer I recommend!
Can I order a wedding album?
Absolutely! Let's chat about what you want!
What about taxes?
Unfortunately, this isn't the fun part of "adulting" or running a business. I have to charge tax based upon where the session or wedding is held. This means tax varies with each session and wedding, based upon the address!
How do I book a session?
To secure your date, all I need is the signed contract and the paid non-refundable retainer of 50% of your package total.
Contact me and let's do this thing!