can you tell us more about your wedding photography services?
first off, thank you for your interest! you must be in love and excited to plan your epic day. photographs are the one thing you are left with after your wedding — let’s make them count. on your wedding day, it's my goal to translate how you felt into a selection of artful, emotive and natural photographs that serve as a stamp your love story. my job is to remind you that the love you share with your partner is deep, raw, and a reflection of your lifelong commitment to each other. just show up ready for the day of your life and i'll take care of the rest.
my only request for you is that you leave a piece of yourself in your day. just as you'll throw yourselves into your steadfast love and share it with others, i promise my creativity and talent will be reflected in your wedding day images.
all wedding collections include the final edited images delivered in an online gallery and printing rights.
how many weddings do you photograph each year?
i photograph 18-20 weddings each year. 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 styling a product shoot.
where are you based?
i'm currently based in los angeles, california but am a bi-coastal business so i split my time between the west coast and new england. travel fees will be added to all 2020-2021 sessions.
do you travel? if so, are there travel fees?
yes, absolutely! i will gladly jump in a car/bus/plane to come photograph you. i do require an airfare fee for all 2020-2021 east coast weddings.
and if you're feeling california you're always welcome to visit. plenty of my couples make a little trip out of getting photos done. L.A. is a pretty incredible place with tons of landscapes and national parks that i recommend considering as your session backdrop (hihihi! joshua tree, malibu, palm springs!)
if we want to fly you out for our wedding, can you tell us how covering travel expenses works?
i set a simple travel fee of $450.00 to cover airfare. hotel or airbnb fees are an additional fee that will be added your final wedding quote once i confirm booking and pricing with you. and just to be sure there are no surprise costs on your end... i cover the rest if there are any unexpected travel expenses.
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.
most likely, it'll be my husband, todd. he does video as well so if you want to learn more about adding on video, just ask!
do you help with the planning process?
hell yes! not only have i shot nearly 100 weddings, i'm a recent newlywed and know the industry as both a vendor and a bride. i am available to help you in any way i can (even if it's just meeting over a glass of wine).
can you tell us more about how an engagement session works?
engagement sessions are such an important aspect of your wedding process. it's a time for you lovebirds to share with me who you are as a couple and capture your essence, your quirks and your intimacy. i believe this process is a collaborative one, and together we can plan something amazing — trek along a sandy beach, tag along to a porch hangout, hang at a cabin, skinny dip, hike, surf, explore a new area! let it make sense for you!
i focus on what poses or moments speak to you as a couple, and no cheesy crap, so together we can bring out the foundation of your relationship. i want you guys to be fully yourselves, whether that means settling into quiet moments or goofing off and slapping butts. just enjoy some much needed time with your fiancé! i'm here to help be a guide, scout for the best light, highlight your emotions, but mostly to observe and find amusement in who you two are.
we're interested in engagement photography services, but not wedding coverage. do you offer that?
yes, absolutely! email me with your vision and i'll send you a custom quote.
what should we wear to an engagement session?
i have a style guide i'd be happy to share with you!
how many images will be delivered from our session?
generally, you can expect 60-100 images per hour. 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 at no additional fee. everything is already included! let me know if you're interested in albums or individual prints — i offer layout design and creative assistance.
i don't watermark any images. these images are your memories and are meant to be shared.
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's the payment schedule?
i require 30% retainer to secure your spot. once that's received, your date is officially on my calendar. the remaining payments can be split up between one or two more installments, with the final one due a month in advance for weddings. engagement and family clients can pay their remainder on the day of the session.
what if we need to reschedule or cancel?
if you’ve already put a retainer down on a date and then request to move or cancel it, the deposit is legally non-refundable and a new deposit will have to be made in order to hold your new date.
if i need to reschedule, you will not need to put down a new deposit. if i need to cancel, you will be refunded your retainer.
what happens if you can't make it to our wedding?
heaven forbid i'm unable to fulfill my duties as your wedding photographer (this would only happen if it were out of my control — act of god, illness, death, etc.) i would do my best to help find a replacement or associate photographer to take my place. if i can't find a replacement (or you pursue another option), your money will be refunded.