Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been a photographer?
I have been a full time wedding photographer for 2 years. I love every single moment of it!
What equipment do you use?
Bodies: Canon 5d Mark IV, Canon 5d Mark III,
Lenses: Sigma Art 35mm, Canon 50mm L, Canon 100mm L, Canon 85mm 1.2 L
Assorted flashes and lighting equipment to ensure you receive high quality photos in any lighting situation
Where are you based?
I currently reside in South Bend, Washington, I've always called the Pacific Northwest my home and love everything about this area.
Can I see a full wedding gallery?
Of course! Here are a few from 2017. Please note that they are organized by section of the day (details, getting ready, etc.)
How many photographers are included on my wedding day?
Depending which package you invest in, you will either have 1 or 2 photographers.
Do you travel?
Absolutely. Travel is one of my passions and allows me to experience new places and cultures that I wouldn't be able to otherwise.
What do you require for travel?
I do charge a travel fee of $500 for interstate weddings and $1000 for international weddings in addition to the actual expenses for time spent away from my family and as a buffer for any unexpected expenses that might come up. For travel on the American West Coast, I require two nights accommodation in addition to transportation. For the East Coast, I require three nights, and four nights for international weddings/elopements.
Are you insured?
Yes, I am!
Do you edit all of the photos?
I look through every single photograph to ensure they are absolutely perfect and ready to print!
What is your turnaround time with images?
Weddings are delivered in 8 weeks or less. Portrait sessions are delivered 4 weeks or less. I work very hard to get photographs to you as quickly as possible with ensuring proper time is spent on my editing process to finalize your online gallery.
Who has copyright?
While I'll retain the copyright of the images from your wedding day, my contract gives personal print and media permissions to my clients for any non-commercial usage. If you have any concerns about privacy, please let me know.
Can I share my pictures on social media?
Of course! I want you to share your images on social media! The only thing I request is to please do not alter my images in any way with filters, etc. It would be like painting over a beautiful painting. As a photographer, I'm an artist and it goes beyond much more than taking a picture and sending it to you. Every image is hand edited with careful attention to detail. When my images are transformed in any way, it is a misrepresentation of my work.
Do you have vendors you love to work with?
Of course! I'd LOVE to send you my preferred vendor list but I will happily work with ANY vendor you choose to ensure your day is nothing short of magical.
Do you bring a second shooter?
I provide a second shooter with my package price. Having a second photographer is a great way to get additional coverage on your wedding day, especially if logistics dictate photographs being needed at two places at once. A second photographer is also a great asset in helping document extra detail photos and can help focus on moments from the perspective of family members and friends.
Can you meet before the wedding day?
Establishing a great connection with my clients is paramount to being able to capture amazing photographs, so having some sort of contact beyond email is a prerequisite before booking me as your photographer. I want to make sure you're 100% confident that I'm the right photographer for you and that you'll feel comfortable having me around on such a monumental day in your life.
How and when do we book our engagement session?
I believe in the importance of an engagement session with all of my couples! It is a great way for us to get to know each other before the big day and for you to get comfortable with how I work and what to expect come your wedding day! Because my weekends are full most of the time, I schedule all my engagement sessions during the week and about 5-6 months prior to your wedding day.
How Do I Book?
To reserve your date, I simply need a signed contract and non-refundable retainer fee to secure your date. If your wedding requires travel, I will also need the expenses paid at the time of booking to ensure travel costs are as quoted. Unfortunately I cannot hold any dates without the signed contract, retainer, and any travel fees