Frequently Asked Questions
What is your shooting style?
One of my brides called me a photo ninja, and that made me pretty happy. My style is a mix of artistic and photojournalistic photography; most of the time, you won't notice that I'm there, and that's a good thing. And during group photos and portraits, I'll do my best to make sure everything goes along as quickly as it can. In addition to making some awesome couple portraits with you, my goal is to ensure that you enjoy as much of your celebration as possible.
What type of camera do you use, and what gear to do you bring to a wedding?
I shoot with Nikon camera bodies and Nikon and Sigma lenses. When I'm shooting a wedding, I always have back-up cameras, lenses, batteries, memory cards, and flash units. I also bring light stands and photo umbrellas in case we need them.
How do you prepare for the weddings you shoot?
I'm detail oriented and I like to go into the day confident that we're on the same page. Prior to the wedding, I strive to get to know the couples I work with so I have an idea of what matters to them. In terms of logistics: About a month before the wedding, I'll send a timeline with all of the details we've discussed up to that point. I'll ask that you fill in the remaining information over the next few weeks, and then we'll have a check-in call about a week before the wedding to go over everything together. I'm also available any time leading up to your wedding to answer questions.
This process is not always necessary for elopements or small weddings, but we'll still work together to ensure I have all the important info beforehand so that you can simply enjoy the day.
How will we receive our photos?
Wedding photos are delivered (edited and print ready) in a password-protected online gallery, shareable with family and friends - who will also be able to view and download the photos. You'll also receive a thumb drive with all of your images in both high-resolution and web-ready forms.
Engagement, lifestyle, and other commissioned photos are delivered via a private gallery.
How many wedding photos will we receive?
This varies, but I typically deliver between 500 - 700 photos for "standard" wedding coverage (around eight hours).
Can I have access to the raw files from our wedding? Can I have access to all of the photos you take that day or during a portrait session?
I don't share raw files. Editing is very much a part of my process and final product, and I spend time on each and every photograph you receive. If you're worried about making large prints, fear not; the images you'll receive will be large enough to create big, beautiful prints.
Similarly, I don't share all of the photos I take during our time together because part of the editing process is culling the photos that tell your story. Trust me, you don't want to wade through every image from a wedding day or a portrait shoot.
Are there any restrictions on where we can print our photos?
You are welcome to make prints wherever you like! I offer the option to make prints through the online gallery - if you choose to go that route, you'll be connected with a separate vendor to make and pay for prints (I do not take in proceeds from these purchases).
Am I allowed to use the photos on social media?
Absolutely—you have unlimited personal use of your photos, which includes social media. I'll offer suggestions on which sizes you should use, and I always appreciate receiving credit when you post photos.
I'm interested in having you shoot my wedding. What are the next steps?
Thanks so much! Once you've contacted me, I'll respond to your inquiry with packages and pricing information. Next, we'll set up a time to meet in person or chat via phone - but I'm always happy to answer questions via email, too. If you decide to book, you'll sign a contract and submit a retainer to reserve your wedding date.