How would you describe your style?
I would describe myself as a Natural Light Lifestyle Photographer. I am all about provoking organic emotion and candidly capturing unique photos of our subjects. I also consider my work very film inspired, I really love to put a bit of an antique twist on my images. For the best idea of my style, scroll through my blog.
How long does it take for us to receive our photos?
My turnaround time is 4-5 weeks, but I tend to send a preview of a few shots a week after our shoot. I'll let you know when they're good and ready.
Do I get a disc of all the high-res edited photos?
No quite! You'll get a link to a private online gallery where you can download all of the high quality photos right onto your computer. You can even purchase prints from the gallery if you so desire to.
How long do you spend on formal family photos at weddings?
I like to spend about 15 minutes taking a few quick family photos. If you want a picture with your third cousin once-removed, we can grab that at the reception.
What is a first look and should we do one?
A first look is a wedding life-saver. It just is. Here are nine reasons why you should do one and why we may not be the best fit for you if you don't.
Can I upload my wedding photos to Facebook or share the ones you post?
Absolutely! You can use any of your photos as long as you promise not to crop or alter them in any way.
What's in your camera bag?
I use a couple of Sony A7Rii cameras with an array of G Master and Zeiss lenses.
Can I have all of the unedited photos you took at our wedding or photoshoot?
Not exactly. You'll receive all of the photos that I took of your day, less any blinking, lame faces, or safety shots we may have taken. I fancy my editing style and never deliver any images that are incomplete.
How many wedding/engagement photos will I get?
You'll receive at least 50 photos of your engagement sessions (this also includes graduate, family, or any hour long portrait sessions) and at least 400 photos from your wedding day. I like to spoil my clients, though, so it's likely you'll receive way more.
How many hours do you typically spend photographing on a wedding day?
I recommend at least 8 hours of photography coverage for a wedding day. That way we can get some really great detail / getting ready shots prior to the ceremony as well as a first look. This will also give a good amount of time covering the reception from the bouquet toss to cutting the cake. If you would like any additional hours we can discuss the pricing on that as well.
How long is an engagement / family / graduate / portrait session?
I always encourage shooting for one hour for any engagement, family, or portrait session. Because I enjoy shooting outdoors the best sunlight takes place during the hour before the sun sets and the hour after the sun rises. Shooting for a longer period of time makes it a bit more challenging to get shots in the best light possible. If you desire to take photos for longer than an hour we can always discuss finding a location that will provide shade during the time when the sun is still a bit too high in the sky.
What should we wear to our engagement session?
I really recommend wearing clothes that are loose and flow-y (they make for dramatic motion photos). Details are also visually appealing. Ultimately, this shoot should reflect the two of you! I also want to note that heels tend to get in the way. We don't take thousands of pictures of your feet, so I totally recommend flats, boots, or something that is comfortable for you to move around in. Also, sandals are a must if you'd like to do any photos on the beach.
Do you have any advice from a Photographer's perspective for our wedding day?
Splurge on an awesome (tidy) hotel room or a unique (tidy) location for your getting ready photos, do a first look, keep lighting as natural as possible by utilizing windows and outdoor locations, don't let your DJ talk you into colored mood lighting at your reception, outdoor receptions are best for natural light photographers, have your ceremony close to sunset if you're getting married outside, splurge on the photographer and videographer of your dreams (your photos and videos will outlive your cake and flowers), and the great outdoors will always make for prettier backdrops than indoor locations.
How long does it take to do my makeup?
It takes one hour for a complete makeup session. If I will be meeting you on location I like to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to set up all of my things.
Do I need to provide my own makeup?
Not at all! I will bring everything from foundation to lashes.
How can I make sure that you give me the look I am looking for?
Pintrest and photos are great! I love when clients offer to show me a look they have in mind that way I can copy that look and give you exactly what you are looking for.
Do you offer trial makeup sessions for Brides?
Absolutely! I include a trial session in the bridal makeup package. This can take approximately an hour to an hour and a half.
What kind of products do you use?
I use a variety of high quality brands for my makeup application. I use Fixx Crème from Kett Cosmetics which is a non oily waterproof makeup. This foundation product is great for brides or any occasion that you desire a long lasting makeup application. Other brands I use are Viseart, Morphe, MAC, Tarte, Kylie Cosmetics, Urban Decay, Laura Mercier, and Makeup Forever.
I have blemishes / under eye circles / redness can you cover that up?
Yes! I use a method called color correcting in order to cover any uneven skin tones that you may have.