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, wedding album. 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 like to capture the last hour of getting ready photos until around two-three hours into the reception (depending upon what events you have scheduled). I usually like to shoot around a half hour of dancing. You probably won't know for sure how many hours you’ll need until you get your timeline more finalized. On average, I am at most weddings for 6-8 hours.
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. Most 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 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.
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. I’m a pescatarian and I avoid gluten and dairy because of 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!