What is your photographic style?
I photograph in the photojournalist/documentary style with a twang of fine art. My work does not involve a lot of traditional posing and traditional angles. I provide a fully-rounded visual story centered around capturing the spontaneity of the day.
When do I get to see my images?
Standard delivery is 5-7 weeks for weddings, and 2-3 weeks for other session types. I try and send sneak peeks along the way.
How do you handle travel & destination weddings?
I try to keep travel costs low. I do not want any travel costs to prevent me from working with you. While I would love to travel for free, that is unfortunately a limitation. Rest assured I will find a transportation solution that is cost-effective.
I keep detailed records of travel. For flights, I will request the travel cost upfront at time of booking. For driving or taking the train, I will invoice you shortly after the wedding.
If we decide both decide to work together, how do we secure booking?
No dates can be held until the deposit is paid & a contract is signed. The deposit is a 50% non-refundable deposit. Remaining balance is due 3 calendar months before the wedding.
For portrait sessions, all fees must be paid up-front.
How many images do you typically deliver?
A typical wedding is 600-800 images. There are many factors that influence that, particularly if you are planning an atypical wedding.
Do you photograph engagements?
Yes! In fact, most of my wedding collections come with a complimentary engagement session. It’s important that my couples get to know how I work, and in turn, I get to see how the couple works in front of the camera. Many couples are anxious about their photography, regardless of photographer. I aim to have each couple leaving their engagement session feeling happy and excited to see the images.
What about tricky lighting conditions?
I’ve photographed many challenging weddings. I arrive at a wedding ready to deal with whatever lighting conditions we may encounter. Please check with your venues for any photography restrictions.
During the reception, I have many different techniques to create beautiful images in even the dimmest of reception halls. This is a mix of flash and strobes on stands at strategic locations.
If you are concerned about the lighting at your venues, let’s talk. I’d be happy to help you make time-of-day decisions, as well as working with the venue to ensure we have enough light. Small alterations and considerations like this will limit the risk of bad lighting.
Do you deliver every image you take?
I provide a representative selection of wedding images. An average wedding day is 600-800 images. In whole, the collection will contain all the big and small moments, but instead of providing 80 different photos of the same scene, I curate down and put my best 5 forward.
How long have you been doing this?
I have been a professional wedding photographer now for 4 years. Prior to that, I photographed mostly for enjoyment. I hold a minor in Studio Art Photography, and spent my formative years in the darkroom.