What is your photography style?
My style is documentary...yet posed...artistic and yet classic. To say that I fit into only one of these aesthetics would be misleading. I don’t fit into any box. I incorporate different elements of these styles and make it my own. I will always make you look your best and photograph you in a way that accentuates who you are. I will never tell you to “fake” laugh; instead I’ll have you interact with each other so I can elicit real emotion from you. I will always look for the best light and use tools necessary in order to create beauty in any scene.
My intention is to always make you look your best, always making sure the light and the scene compliment you in a way that is beautiful and flattering. I’ll pose you in subtle and natural ways, never making you do something that is unnatural or uncomfortable for you. Then I wait for the moment to unfold. I want your photographs to be a true reflection of you and the moment that was captured. In everything, I want to always create artistic photographs that are natural, authentic, and romantic. I want to create photographs that a thousand words can’t even explain.
Do you have insurance?
Absolutely. If your venue needs me to provide them with a proof of insurance certificate, just let me know and I’d be happy to do so.
Do you edit all of the pictures?
Yes. All the the pictures you receive will be color-corrected and edited to match my style.
How many pictures do we get?
You will receive a carefully curated collection of between 500-800 images from your wedding day. This number greatly depends on how many hours of coverage you’ve had during your day as well as the various events, traditions, etc. that occurred throughout your day.
How long after the Wedding do we get to see our pictures?
You’ll receive your pictures no later than six weeks after your wedding day! When you return from your honeymoon, we’ll set a date for your reveal session where you’ll get to see all of your wedding photos.
Do you have an emergency plan?
Yes, most definitely. If something happens to me and I am unable to make it to your wedding, you don’t have to worry. I will make sure that you have a wonderful and capable photographer to take over and photograph your wedding. I have an amazing network of photographer friends who are on call and willing to help if needed.
What about copyright?
“The Copyright act protects photographers by giving the creator of the photograph the exclusive rights to copy, edit and distribute the image by sale or transfer. These exclusive rights make it illegal to copy, scan, edit, or share photographic prints and digital media without the photographer’s permission.” -Professional Photographer of America. Basically, what this means is that as the photographer and creator of the photographs, I own the copyright. Your wedding contract includes a print release that will allow you to print your photos, however I will maintain the copyright to the photos.
I'm really awkward in front of the camera, and/or I really don't like how I look in pictures. Will you be able to make me look good?
Umm heck yea! I can’t be held entirely responsible for how ridiculously amazing you’ll look in your photos, but I can take some credit. It’s my job to make you look amazing in your photos. I’ll pose you in the most flattering and natural way to make you look and feel good. I’ve had so many client’s tell me that they’re awkward in front of the camera and that they hate taking pictures. Afterwards, they tell me how much fun they’ve had and that they had an amazing experience.
Will you be my actual photographer on my wedding day, or will it be one of your associates?
Absolutely. I will be the main photographer for your wedding day. You will be working with me throughout the entire process.
Do you have a second shooter?
Yes, depending on the collection you choose. I work with some amazing second shooters.
Can I provide you with a shot list?
I don’t allow my client’s to give me a shot list for the simple fact that it prevents me from creating something completely unique to you and your wedding day. Rather than re-creating pictures from other weddings, I would rather be completely present and able to capture the beautiful moments on your wedding day. Being limited to a list of photos inhibits my creativity and ability to execute my artistic vision. If I’m given a list, I’ll be too focused on making sure I re-create every photo on the list rather than focusing my energy on creating unique portraits for you. However, there are 2 exceptions, in which I will accept a list.
1. Important details that you want photographed. (i.e. your grandmother’s bible, grandfather’s cufflinks, family heirlooms). Be sure to let me know and I will absolutely make sure to photograph those for you.
2. Family formals list. About 6-8 weeks before your wedding I will send you a questionnaire for you to complete and fill out the family photo combinations that you would like me to photograph.