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 shoot destination weddings, intimate weddings and adventure elopements. I prefer to shoot outdoors in nature, but also do in-home lifestyle sessions.
Where are you based? Do you travel?
Yes, I travel all over the US and internationally! I have a deep love for the Southwest (Arizona, Utah, etc.), California, and Colorado – and especially national parks, deserts, mountains, and other breathtaking vistas, from Arches National Park to Zion and everything in between. I love photographing intimate weddings, elopements and destination weddings all over the world. I am ALWAYS up for an adventure!
Travel within 60 miles of 78209 is included in all my elopement and wedding packages! Travel costs apply to any session taking place outside of the 60 miles, round trip. Mileage is 58 cents per mile, per IRS Standard Rates for 2019.
Will you help me create a timeline for my day?
Yes, absolutely! Because I serve as your guide, in addition to your photographer, we work closely together to create a timeline that allows you to relax on your day. We meet or talk many times before the big day to go over the details that will make a meaningful and stress-free celebration for you.
What should I wear?
I love to help you decide on every detail of your intimate wedding, destination elopement, or adventure session. Whether you’re thinking out your entire color palette or just deciding what would be best for a hike in Bryce Canyon, I’m here to help. Want some inspo for your adventure session? Check out my Pinterest board!
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 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!
Do I need a second shooter?
While I do offer the option to add on a second shooter, I don’t believe it’s a necessity. I have ample experience shooting wedding by myself and am confident I can capture all your moments and memories!
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 session through the online gallery! 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!
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!