HOW DO I BOOK YOU?
Good news - this is super easy! Go ahead and click the “contact” button at the top of my website. From there, you will be able to enter in your name & a few other pieces of information. Once I receive your inquiry, I will send on over a contract, collect your booking fee, and reserve your date on my calendar!
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, and credit cards are all acceptable forms of payment.
How does payment work?
For portraits, a 50% deposit is collected at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due at the time of your session. For weddings, a 50% is collected at the time of booking. The remaining 50% is due 2 weeks before your wedding date.
I am not good at modeling.
Relax. You don’t have to be a pro at this. In fact, most of my clients have no experience being in front of the camera. To make things less awkward and stressful, I like to give a lot of prompts. This is sure to keep everyone moving around, laughing, and allows me to capture the most candid shots!
Where will our session take place?
So many options and the choice is totally yours! If you like the hustle and bustle of a small town, then tiny little historic towns work great. If you were a mermaid in a past life, the beach is perfect for you. Another fun and unique option is for me to follow you around and document a fun outing! A coffee shop date, a trip to the pumpkin patch in the fall, a picnic in the park in the spring, snow cone date in the summer - the list goes on and on. Just consider yourself a celebrity for a few hours as the paparazzi stalks you. Brides - If you’re not a fan of hotel decor & if the rooms in your home are not large enough to hold your bridal party as everyone gets ready, consider renting a fun & spacious Air B&B. I am a big fan of white walls and lots of natural light ;)
Can I have the RAW files?
I HAVE A PINTEREST BOARD OF IDEAS FOR POSES. CAN WE MIMIC THEM?
WHILE PINTEREST IS A GREAT PLATFORM FOR IDEAS AND INSPIRATION, IT DOES NOT OFFER A DIRECT REPRESENTATION OF MY WORK. WHEN CLIENTS HIRE ME, THEY HIRE ME BECAUSE THEY LIKE MY STYLE, EDITING, AND TRUST IN ME TO CAPTURE THEIR STORY USING MY OWN PERSONAL, ARTISTIC, WAYS. if my focus was based on re-creating, there wouldn’t be much opportunity for me to truly create. therefore, i do not accept posing ideas from pinterest.
WHAT TIME OF DAY WORKS BEST FOR PHOTOS?
All photographers have their preference, but many will tell you that sunset is the optimal time for taking photos. I personally like to schedule my sessions about 60-90 minutes before sunset. This is sure to provide us with the prettiest light of the day - free from harsh, bright, light and squinty eyes.
WHAT ABOUT WEDDINGS? WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR A CEREMONY?
MUCH LIKE ANY OTHER TYPE OF PORTRAIT SESSION, I LOVE HAVING THE ABILITY TO PHOTOGRAPH BRIDE AND GROOM FORMAL PORTRAITS AROUND SUNSET! THEREFORE, IT’S TYPICALLY BEST TO SCHEDULE YOUR CEREMONY IN THE LATER AFTERNOON. IN THE LATE SPRING/SUMMER/EARY FALL, SUN TENDS TO SET AROUND 7-8PM. HAVING A 5PM CEREMONY START TIME WOULD ALLOW A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR SUNSET PHOTOS FOR THE BRIDE AND GROOM.
CAN I SUBSTITUTE MY COMPLIMENTARY ENGAGEMENT SESSION FOR SOMETHING ELSE?
NO AND HERE IS WHY. During the time spenT together for your engagement session, we get to know each other, laugh, and share stories. You two will become comfortable with me and being in front of my camera. By your wedding day, we won't be strangers and you two will be totally ok with me taking SO many pictures of you. I also get to see how you two interact and the best ways to photograph you, ultimately giving you even better pictures on your big day! moreover, since this is a complimentary session, it holds no value and therefore cannot be substituted for an additional session.
Do you travel?
Not only will I travel, but I also really love to. Be sure to mention it when you fill out the inquiry form! I offer great discounts for traveling.
What do I wear for my session?
Head on over to my pinterest board riiiight here to get a better visual with what outfits and colors work well together! You should most definitely wear something you are comfortable in and something that you can move around easily in. Accessories are a necessity! Bracelets, earrings, watches, and necklaces are always encouraged. I am also a huge fan of hats ;)
When will I get my photos back? How will I get them?
photos are delivered to clients in an online gallery. For portrait sessions, please allow up to 2 weeks before delivery. For weddings, please allow up to 8 weeks. Busy times of the year vary, however. I will be sure to inform you of an estimated time frame!
HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I RECEIVE?
From a 1 - 1.5 hour portrait session, you will get about 50-75 carefully edited images. From an 8 hour wedding, you will get about 500-800 carefully edited images. Every session and wedding is different, so this isn't a guarantee just an average.