FAQ
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Can you hold a date for me?

To be fair to all potential clients, I do not hold any dates until I receive a signed contract and retainer. I operate on a first come, first served basis, so the date remains available until those two items are received.

How far in advance should we book?

As soon as you’ve settled on a date! If you are having a summer wedding, inquire as soon as possible, since availability is limited during busy season. Please note I do not book weddings if they're over a year and half away.

For lifestyle sessions, it's best to book 2-3 months in advance.

Do you provide clients RAW or unedited photos?

No. All of the photos you receive will be high-resolution, post-processed JPG files. I never deliver unedited photos, because I consider that an unfinished product.

How many photos will we receive?

I deliver approximately 50-75 edited photos per hour of coverage. That’s about 1 shot per minute!

For lifestyle sessions, you will receive 50+ images.

How will our images be delivered?

Your images will be delivered via a password-protected online gallery. You'll be able to view, download, share and print.

When will my photos be ready?

The complete collection of your final images will be available as follows:
- Lifestyle Sessions: 2 weeks after your session date
- Weddings: 4-6 weeks after your wedding date

Will some of our photos be in black and white?

Yes, a small percentage of your photos will be in black and white. Generally speaking, I create black and white photos to highlight the subject and remove any distractions. If you do not like black and white photos, please let me know beforehand.

Do you have insurance?

Yes! I have liability insurance, which can be provided for any venue that requires it.

I'm ready to book! Now what?

Please visit my contact page and send me a message. Once I confirm availability, a signed contract and non-refundable retainer is due in order to secure your date.

Payment is accepted in the form of cash, check, Venmo or credit/debit card through my online booking system, Honeybook. Please note if you pay via Honeybook, there will be a 3% service fee added to your total.

Why should we do an engagement shoot?

During the time we spend together for your engagement session, we get to know each other, laugh, and share stories. You two will become comfortable with me and being in front of my camera. By the wedding day, we won't be strangers and you two will be totally ok with me taking SO many pictures of you :)

I also get to see how you two interact and the best ways to photograph you, ultimately giving you even better pictures on your big day!

Can you help us plan our wedding day timeline?

Absolutely! I provide sample timelines and general ranges for each event of the day for my clients in order to help them figure out how much time they really need.

Should we do a first look?

First looks are awesome and I always encourage saying "YES!" to a first look!

I absolutely understand the tradition. When I got married, I ignored everyone who suggested doing a first look. If I knew what I knew now, it wouldn't be a question and we would've done a first look. I wanted to wait until I was walking down the aisle to see my now-husband because I wanted to see his reaction. Well, most guys aren't going to feel comfortable letting those emotions flow with so many eyes on him. I've captured way more emotional reactions from men when they have the first look, a more intimate moment with their bride.

In relation to your timeline, first looks work well because it allows me to shoot your portraits early on (for the ladies this is a plus because your make-up will be fresh). It will also allow you to seamlessly transition from the ceremony to the cocktails and reception. This way, you are free to mingle with your guests, instead of leaving them with 2-3 hours of lull time while you are off to shoot your wedding portraits.

Always remember, it is 100% your decision. It is YOUR day.

Do you have recommendations for outfits and coordination?

Definitely! Upon booking, I'll send you my style guide to help prepare you for your session and give you some ideas and tips.

Do you have recommendations for location?

Yes! Upon booking, I'll ask you a few questions to gain a general idea of what you like, and I can share my favorite locations that I think might fit the bill!

Do you charge extra for mileage?

For lifestyle sessions, I have a 60 mile roundtrip mileage allowance (from 90808) for my clients. A location exceeding that allowance will be subject to a small fee per additional mile.

For wedding travel information, please inquire.

Do you shoot destination weddings?

Yes, yes, yes!! If you are looking into destination wedding pricing, please contact me with your wedding details and I will send you a customized quote.