I started fresh out of high school in 2014! I’ve been full time since 2018.
I mainly focus on couples, elopements & weddings since that's where my passion lies. I think everyone deserves to have a photographer that is passionate about what they’re shooting to ensure the best overall experience and outcome. (I do still shoot high school seniors and I do offer maternity & family sessions to past couples of mine but do not take on any new maternity or family clients.)
It's totally normal to feel uncomfortable in front of the camera! 90% of my clients tell me they’re awkward. One big thing that helps break down that wall is trusting each other. If you trust me to work my magic and make sure you just focus on each other, the rest will fall into place, I promise.
The passion behind what I do is capturing real, honest moments, and I want you to be able to look back on these photos years from now and see yourselves, not a super photoshopped version of yourselves that you don’t recognize. I keep my photoshopping to a minimum (basic skin touchups like removing pimples, scratches, bruises, etc.) so if you’re looking for a photographer that does appearance altering photoshopping, we’re probably not the best fit.
I've developed a workflow that allows me to capture the day in a seamless & authentic way, so any kind of checklist will hinder me and place limitations on the creative process. Pinterest is great for inspiration, and you can definitely send me any inspo, but just know that we are going to create images that are unique to you – not copy what someone else has already done!
Oh my gosh yes. I’ve shot over 100 weddings in my career so I know them like the back of my hand. I’m an open book and will help in any way I can - even things that aren’t photography related!
No. I may run a promotion occasionally, but my pricing is firm.
Of course! I just ask two things: no editing the photos (applying filters) and I ask that you tag/credit me! Tagging me is SO important, because I could end up booking an entire wedding from someone that saw your photo and clicked over to my page. Social media is powerful and I appreciate your support by tagging me more than you know!
For sessions, a $250 retainer is due upon booking, and the remaining balance is due one week prior to the session. For weddings & elopements, a $1500 retainer is due upon booking and the remaining balance is due one month prior to the wedding.
My turnaround time is 4-8 weeks for sessions and 4-12 weeks for weddings. I try my best to get them back to you as soon as possible because I know you’re excited to see them! But I also make sure I have enough time to do a good job and am not rushing through the edits. Editing is half the magic!
If you give notice 3 weeks prior to the session that you need to reschedule, your retainer can be applied to a new date and a $50 rescheduling fee will apply. If notice is given less than 3 weeks before, a new retainer will have to be put down for your new date. The retainer is non-refundable, so it will be forfeited if you cancel.
The ONLY reason I wouldn’t be able to make it to your wedding is in the case of severe illness, death, etc. If this happened to be the case, I’d call in an associate shooter that I trust & has a similar shooting style as me to photograph your wedding day. I would edit the photos and still be your photographer in every other sense of the word other than physically being there! If that option didn’t work out then I would issue a complete refund.
If the weather forecast is calling for 50% chance of rain or higher (or unsafe conditions like severe weather, etc.) we’ll reschedule and I'll waive the rescheduling fee since the weather is totally out of our control. If the chance of rain is under 50%, I encourage you to embrace the weather and roll with whatever mother nature throws at us! I’ll let you make the call on whether or not we reschedule.
We'll work together to figure out the perfect location for your photos. Preferably we’ll go somewhere that’s meaningful to you, whether that’s the café where you went on your first date, your family farm, or your favorite hiking trail. If you’re totally at a loss, I’ll send some options for you.
This depends on when you’re wanting to have your session. If you want to shoot in fall or spring, I recommend booking 4-6 months in advance. During slower seasons (summer and winter months) I have way more availability so you might be able to book as close as a couple of weeks out. For weddings, my calendar starts filling up 8-15 months out.
I don’t like to set a cutoff number for how many pictures I deliver because every wedding/session is unique and I’m not going to withhold images from you or deliver any that aren’t up to my standards to keep it within a certain number. I believe in quality over quantity. On average though, most couple sessions are between 100-200 images and most weddings are between 500-800 images.
No, I edit every image that turns out and is up to my standards! I believe that these are your memories and you hired me to document them, so I won’t withhold anything from you.
No. I believe an unedited image is an unfinished image. Edited is half of my art!
Of course, I know you’re excited to see them! I’ll send you a few sneak peeks within 24-72 hours. In addition to that, for weddings & elopements I’ll send you a “preview gallery” with around 100 sneak peeks within a week or so.
I’ll send you an email with a link to your online gallery where you can download all your images in high resolution!
Yes! When I email your online gallery, you'll be able to order anything from small prints, large prints, canvases, framed prints, thank-you cards, save-the-dates, etc. I use a professional printing lab so the quality is top notch (but still really affordable in my opinion!)