tell me about your wedding collections. how are they different? which one is the most popular?
no two couples are the same and neither are the three different packages i offer: all vary from coverage time, pricing and a la carte options.
the ambedo collection describes the little moments that remind us how fragile and beautiful life is. on your wedding day, it's my job to help you slow down and enjoy each moment and to capture them so you can look back on your images with nostalgia and thankfulness. this collection includes 9-10 hours of coverage, an in-person consultation, engagement session, wedding day timeline creation, second photographer, high resolution online gallery, printing rights and a special gift. starting price: $5,000.00.
the sonder collection describes the realization that every person has a life as vivid and complex as your own - populated with their own routines, interests and experiences. this package serves as a reminder that the love you share with your partner is deep, raw, and a reflection of your lifelong commitment to each other. this is the most popular collection and includes 8 hours of coverage, an in-person consultation, engagement session, wedding day timeline creation, high resolution online gallery and printing rights. starting price: $4,000.00.
the meraki collection describes that when you love something, or someone, so much you leave a piece of yourself in it. i am so passionate about the work i do. just as you'll throw yourself into your steadfast love and share it with others, i promise my creativity and talent will be reflected in your wedding day images. this collection includes 6 hours of coverage, an in-person consultation, engagement session, wedding day timeline creation, high resolution online gallery and printing rights. starting price: $3,000.00.
lastly, you can add or remove any provided service a la carte style to or from your package.
we're interested in your wedding photography services! how do we get the process started?
great! i'm so thankful you're interested in having me capture your day! we'll set up a consultation because you deserve a photographer that fits exactly what you need and spends the time getting to know you, your fiancé and your epic love story. we'll chat through the wedding collections, your vision and what i can do to offer you the very best.
i hope to offer you more than just a service because i want to be more than a vendor to you. i get really invested in my couples because and want to offer you a totally unforgettable wedding experience. i want us all to be stomping and hollering about working together because that's what you deserve from a photographer.
once you're like, "yup, she's it that connection is legit" i'll send your wedding contract over to ya outlining the collection and services i'll be providing. once that's signed and your deposit is paid, you become officially a part of the photography family!
how many weddings do you photograph each year?
my first year in business i shot nearly 30 weddings, but this year i'm only accepting 18 or so. i do this so i can give my couples the best experience and the best of me, physically, emotionally and creatively. also! i do more than photograph weddings! i work with a lot of families and brands regularly, so you can expect that if i don't have a wedding one weekend, i'm either editing or playing dinosaur with some cute kiddos or on an awesome product shoot.
during weddings, do you shoot with a second photographer?
i can if you'd like! about half my clients request a second photographer to help document their day. it's great to have two sets of hands on location to document each moment from every angle. second shooters are included in the ambedo and sonder collections, and can be added a la carte style to the meraki collection.
what is an engagement or couples session? do you offer different packages?
engagement sessions are a time for you to show your loved ones how and when your relationship began and who you are as a couple. it is a time for intimacy, openness and playfulness. your session can be as simple as strolling through your favorite park, an early morning dip in the ocean, an in-home session, or climbing up a mountain to catch those last few rays of sunshine.
i offer two collections: the standard includes 2 hours of photography coverage, a skype or facetime consultation, one to two local locations, high resolution online gallery and printing rights. starting price: $500.00. the adventure includes up to a half day of photography coverage, an in-person consultation, multiple locations, travel up to 75 miles, high resolution online gallery and printing rights. starting price: $900.00.
how does an engagement session work?
after few email replies, i encourage a facetime or in-person consultation so we have the time to chat about your vision, decide on a location that's important to you, and what steps i take to offer you the very best. since the time of hiring, i'll be there with you to help you plan, offer suggestions and make sure your session is truly awesome. i approach your session as a friend who offers cheesy jokes and will take a shot with ya, not just your hired help.
for the most part, my style focuses on real moments and your style, candidness and personality. i'm not here to force any uncomfortable poses or capture half smiles. i want to bring out the nature of your relationship (the real good stuff). i want you guys to be fully yourselves, whether that be settling into quiet moments or goofing off and slapping butts. i'm here to help be a guide, but mostly to observe and find amusement in who you two are.
what happens during our engagement session with you?
my biggest request is that you enjoy your time with your fiance. while you two are loved up, i'm scouting your location for the best light, backdrop and framing. during your session, i do my best to make sure that what i'm capturing is reflective of who my couples are and what emotions are present.
do not feel anxious about posing or being in front of the camera. remember, this is suppose to be a fun, relaxed and an intimate time to share between the two of you. if the anxieties won't quit, i'll be there to offer a shot of whiskey or a terrible dad joke.
where should we do our engagement session?
your engagement session isn't just about getting some nice pictures for your save-the-dates, it's about documenting another part of your story outside of the wedding. choose a location that matters most to you, one that combines your passions, and one that we may not necessarily be able to recreate on your wedding day.
what should we wear to a session? should we bring props? we really love our dog.
it's always great to bring two outfits to your engagement session. my best tip? color coordinate without "matching." clothing choices should reflect your personality, chosen location and aesthetic so it's important to know your vision for the session. it's also common to choose a theme that incorporates the season, your favorite things, etc. i have a style guide i'd be happy to share with you!
adding props is a plus! if something has meaning, bring it to your session. i once photographed a couple who met at a pizza shop, so they brought pizza and beer. want flowers? go for it. want to bring your dog? even better.
we're interested in engagement photography services, but we not wedding coverage. do you offer that?
why should we do a family session?
family sessions are a time to capture your family awesome mojo. from your baby's first kick, first breath, first steps, first birthday and everything before and after, family sessions are a time to document it all.
how many images will be delivered from our session? will they come with a watermark?
typically, you can expect 60-100 images per hour (though it all depends on coverage time and number of events). i promise to include more than enough images that reflect your day, as i never want to withhold anything that might be special to you.
all images will be uploaded to a beautiful online gallery and available for unlimited downloads with no fee. i do offer rad wedding or print art albums - you can expect full design and creative assistance from me, as well as layout creation and execution.
nope! no watermarks on any images. these images are your memories and are meant to be shared with family, friends and customers, without my logo plastered all over it.
do you travel? if so, are there travel fees?
absolutely! i split my time between los angeles and new england and will gladly jump in a car/bus/plane to come photograph you. i will require an airfare fee for east coast weddings starting in 2020.
do you photoshop?
i don't photoshop or alter the images of you in any way. i believe in positive body image and i have faith that the quality of my work will reflect the beauty and realness of your day. of course, if there's a temporary blemish that wouldn't normally be there, i'll happily remove it if requested.
what about fees, cancellations or rescheduling?
a non-refundable retainer fee of 30% is due once your photography contract is signed. upon deposit receipt, your date is officially locked in. for weddings, i require the remaining payment be due one month before your wedding (this can split the final payment into two installments, if you'd like). all other photography clients can pay their remainder on the day of the shoot.
if you need to reschedule your session due to weather, being sick or something else, i am happy to accommodate to your schedule but request at least 24 hours notice. if you choose to cancel your session, there is no cancellation fee but please note you will not be refunded the retainer fee.
heaven forbid I can't make your wedding (would only happen if it were out of my control) i would do my absolute best to find a replacement photographer that I trust and who possesses a similar style. if, for any reason I can't make it to your wedding, you will be fully refunded.
what can we do with our photos? can we post them on social media?
all photos from your session can be used for personal use, both formal and informal. add them to your wedding album, use them for your save-the-dates, send holiday cards or thank you notes. and of course, they look awesome framed in your home.
please share on social media! i just ask that you don't edit or add filters to them since i've already done all of the editing for you.