Have you shot at _________ venue before?

While I have shot at about 50 different venues (including some really adorable backyards) in my career, chances are I might not have photographed anything at the amazing place you've picked out. 

Not to worry! Some of my best work was created at venues I have never worked in before. Newness really engages my creativity and from a technical point of view, shooting at so many different venues has helped me hone my skills in assessing the best light and areas that represent the meaning of the venue for you. (Truth be told, the part of my brain that assesses great light and backgrounds, the foundation of all good photography, never shuts off. Nerd alert!)

Also, it's worth noting that even if I have shot at a venue before, I approach that venue as though I have never been there before in order to create new, unique and beautiful images for you! I don't want to repeat myself. That would be borrrrring. When possible, I check out a venue I haven't shot at before prior to the wedding day, or I arrive early to scope out good locations for different kinds of photographs.

We're so awkward in front of the camera...we're anxious about this, but we totally want nice photography!

No worries! It's going to be awesome. Promise. We'll hang out, I'll give you some direction, and we'll use movement and fun to create natural moments where you can freely express who you are. We are going to focus on how you feel, which makes the best moments, and the best images.

Ack! We're not sure how much photo time we need! Can you help us figure out our timeline?

Absolutely. When we sit down to discuss your photography needs, we can figure out how photography fits into your day and what kind of images are the most important to you. You are making a big investment in your wedding and the photographic memories of that day--together we can make the best of this investment for you to enjoy for years to come. During the planning phase of your wedding, we'll talk timelines, times of day, locations and light. If you need extra planning and coordination, I can refer you to several awesome wedding coordinators who can really help you plan!

What do you mean by editing in your collections?

Every image that you receive has been color corrected and had other minor adjustments to it to make it look its very best. I also create duplicate black and white images of some of your very best images. Portraits receive extra attention. Extensive Photoshop work is not included in this. I will touch out zits and other obvious things, especially in portraits of the bride and groom, but I do not replace entire backgrounds, swap heads or remove people!

Wait, you don't give us EVERY single image you take at the wedding?

I give you all the excellent, edited images I take at your wedding! The images you don't receive are the ones where someone's blinking, looking funny or either where my camera or I misjudged something. Trust me, it's nothing you want to see!

How many images can we expect to see, if you don't give us every single one you take?

You can generally count on seeing about 50 images per hour of booked time. This number varies depending on how active your wedding is and the number of shooters at your wedding.

When do you eat? Do we need to supply you with a meal?

I eat when you eat! Except I eat way faster and with one eye on the party, in case an amazing spontaneous toast occurs.  And yes, I request that both myself (and my second photographer) are supplied with a guest meal. No vendor meals.

How many weddings have you photographed?

I will have photographed about 75 weddings at the end of 2017. I apprenticed for nearly a year under an ex-photojournalist in Colorado, which gave me a huge boost in experience in the wedding day flow, and also substantially influenced my love of candid photography.

What happens if you get really REALLY sick on the day of our wedding?

Luckily, this has never happened to me (touch wood!). I make it my job to be healthy by minimizing stress, eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep. However, should something happen, I belong to a group of talented wedding photographers who are willing and able to step in at a moment's notice.

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