Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When should we book a photographer?
A: I suggest looking into booking your photographer as soon as you have your date figured out. Most couples book within three days of inquiring with me.
Q: WHAT DO YOUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY PACKAGES INCLUDE?
A: All of my wedding photography packages include delivery of high resolution professionally edited digital files in an on-line gallery. Other available options are an engagement session, a bridal or boudoir session, a second shooter or additional hours of coverage. Feel free to ask for more details or suggest a custom package. I love getting creative with packages!
Q: DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE SHOOTING IN different LIGHTING SITUATIONS?
A: Yes! I am comfortable working in all types of lighting conditions. I can use available light (my favorite), or I have the ability to work with flash.
Q: How long until we receive our photo gallery?
A: I share preview images and sometimes a small gallery in the days after your wedding. The full gallery of all images are typically ready in 8-9 weeks for weddings and 2-3 weeks for engagement photos. You’ll receive your photos through a link to your gallery for viewing, downloading, sharing and ordering prints.
Q: How many hours do we need to book you for?
A: I suggest having me there around three hours prior to your ceremony, the length of time required after the ceremony depends on how much you two will have happening and what all you would like captured. This is something that we can definitely discuss in detail as it pertains to your specific wedding day!
Q: DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
A: Definitely! Most venues these days won't allow photographers to shoot there without insurance. It was one of the very first things I set up when creating my business!
Q: do we receive all of the files?
A: Oh lord no, you don't want that! I generally end up with around 2,000-5,000 images following a wedding. A good portion of them are unusable images ... out of focus, overexposed or uninteresting. There are a lot of practice frames from throughout the day. It's my job to cull through these images and select the images that do the best job of cohesively telling your story.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ON TAKING BREAKS? IF YOU REQUIRE A MEAL BREAK, DO YOU REQUIRE THAT WE PROVIDE YOUR MEAL? Do you have any food allergies?
A: I try to stay busy during the whole day, but a wedding day is long and takes a lot of energy. In order to keep me from fainting, I do ask that I am provided a hot meal on your wedding day (probably a good time to mention that I follow a gluten-free vegan diet due to some food allergies). I do pack snacks to eat throughout the day to try and keep my energy up, but there is nothing better than a hot meal after a hard day of work! Not only is it incredibly appreciated, but it helps recharge me so that I am completely ready to go for photos during the reception.
Q: WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU TYPICALLY BRING WITH YOU ON THE DAY-OF?
A: I shoot with two camera bodies during a wedding and an array of lenses. I prefer to shoot prime lenses, but did just invest in a 70-200mm that allows me to get some really great intimate shots during the ceremony. I do carry back up batteries, memory cards, etc. I try to shoot primarily with natural light, but I am aware this is not always the case so I do bring some lighting gear with me.