Frequently Asked Questions
How many weddings do you take per year?
Each year this changes, but this year I’m only accepting 7. I do this so I can give my couples the best experience and photos possible and not spread myself thin. I focus on quality, not quantity. I’m not in this for the money, I’m in this for you. For reference, I used to do 30 weddings per year (yikes!).
How long have you been a photographer?
I started when I was 14, shot my first wedding when I was 16, and am now 23! So almost a decade!
I PROMISE I'M A GREAT THIRD WHEEL
What is your turnaround time?
Since I take on such a limited amount of jobs per year, I have a faster turnaround time than most photographers! The turnaround depends on how much I shoot, how busy I am, my travel schedule, and the holidays. Typically, for sessions it takes 3 weeks or less and weddings take 5 weeks or less. I try to get them back to you as soon as possible while making sure I give time to each and every image needs.
How do payment schedules work?
I require 50% retainer to secure your spot on my calendar, and the remaining 50% is due 2 months in advance for weddings, 1 month in advance for shoots. I’m happy to work with your schedule!
Do you give RAW unedited images?
No, as I believe that editing is half the magic that goes into images and without this huge step the images are only halfway done. I promise to never leave any photos out that you’ll want/need, and if you feel I missed delivering a photo, just ask! I’m more than happy to check back through my images and send it over to you (I make mistakes, no lie!). I won’t let you miss out on your memories!
What happens if you can’t make it to our wedding?
Heaven forbids this happens, as it would only happen if it were out of my control (act of god, illness, death, etc) but in this case I would do my best to help find a replacement photographer to take my place that I trust with a similar style, although I’m not legally held to do so. If I can’t make it to your wedding your money will be refunded.
Do you help in the planning process?
Absolutely! I’ve shot hundreds of weddings so I know the industry pretty well! Let me know what you need help with, if you need recommendations, and if there’s anything I can do to make the process easier for you!
How does covering travel expenses work?
Some photographers do set travel fees, I don’t. I just have you pay for the bare minimum (flight, transportation, stay) and I cover the rest. I’m also open to staying with you, your family, camping or sharing an airbnb with you to help save you $$$. And if it works out on both ends I’m also more than happy to get picked up and dropped off at the airport to save on paying for a rental car!