How many photos do you usually deliver and what's your turn around time?
Each wedding is so unique and differs with the events happening, it is hard to give an exact number. On average clients will receive but not limited to between 600-900 pictures (if I feel like there are a hell of a lot more, you'll get those ;) from wedding and 100-250 from any other type of session. Typically, my wedding turnaround time is 3-5 weeks , standard time in the industry is 6-12 weeks. For all other sessions, the turn around time is about 2-3 weeks. I am pretty proud of this turnaround – who likes waiting long to see your photos?! I am going to go ahead and guess no one ;) And no, I do not rush them. I just take on a limited amount of couples to be able to do this for you.
What type of photos will I receive in a wedding collection and do you use a shot list?
I like to call my style a mix between both editorial and photo-journalistic. I do not operate off a full-day "shot list," because lets face it, while I am trying to make sure to get one off the list your grandma may be crying in the corner seeing you. I'd rather catch that realist candid moment over a shot of the ring (which I do get, just on my own timeline).
On a typical wedding day, I get the traditional group family and bridal party portraits , all the little details of the day, the ceremony, getting ready candids, your reception party, and the portraits of you and your love one. The only shot list I do ask for is a list of family members for the family portrait section. That lists help make the family portrait section go smooth and speedy.
Will you keep photos offline?
It is imperative for me to show my current work to be able to financially support myself and my business. By being able to share current content, it can help potential clients relate and connect that may have a similar story they'd want me to shoot. If there is some reason that you REALLY do not want them online, I charge a 20% loss of revenue and exclusivity fee to make up for its worth.
How many weddings do you take on a year?
I take on a limited amount of weddings each year. Weddings are a lot, they are take alot of time and I don't want to be running around not giving you 110%. That is why it is important to me to find the couples who trust me and love what I do.
Sounds great! How do we book?
AMAZING! Once you have decided that I am the one for you, I will send you the contract. You'll have a five day grace period to sign and pay your retainer before I release your date. I ask for 30% downpayment along with the signed contract! I work with you with your payment plan+how you want to pay. Simple as that!
Do you travel for weddings?!
HELL YEAH! Traveling for me always gives me a fresh eye and inspires me. I have been a travel bug since I was in middle school, so being able to take my work with me is a dream. I want to your stories in the places that mean the most to you or simply a place you two have always wanted to go.
Our wedding is local, but we want a destination engagement or honeymoon session, do you offer these?
UM ABSOLUTELY! I have been lucky enough to photograph engagement sessions for local couples in places like California, Colorado, Michigan and this year in Ireland! If I am being honest, honeymoon sessions are my absolute favorite. I think the best part is that you are over the moon from your wedding, the stress is over and you're at the start of one epic adventure!
If we want to hire you to do a destination with us, what all will be asked to pay for?
Typically, it is airfare + lodging + car rental - but again, each one is so different. If I have a friend near where we will be going, I will stay there and save that cost for you. If I can uber, I will. So tell me all about it when you contact me and will work together!