FAQ

Ack! We don't even know where to start. Can you help us figure out our timeline?

Absolutely. I offer photography scheduling services as part of every booking. We'll talk timelines, times of day, locations, and light. If you need extra planning and day-of coordination, I can refer you to several awesome wedding coordinators who can really help you plan.

Will you describe your style for us?

I am a documentary photographer. It means I follow a subject for an extended period of time in order to tell a visual story. Unlike portrait photography, where the subject is making eye contact to connect with the viewer, I prefer for people to be connecting with each other or the environment that they are in, and not worry about looking at the camera so much.

My editing style is based on a film look, and tends toward a moodier, more atmospheric feel. I like big light and equally big shadows, and deep, muted colors. 

Do you work with a second shooter?

As a rule, no. I prefer to work alone. I have a certain style and look and it's hard to integrate someone else into that. I find having to direct a second shooter takes my attention away from the wedding day and YOU, and more images don't really mean more value!

Will you back up our images?

I bring backup gear with me on your wedding day, and immediately download and archive your photos in three separate places assoon as I get home. 

How long does it take to get our wedding images back? And how many images can we expect to see?

I'll share a sneak peek with you one week after your wedding, and the rest of your images will take about 6-10 weeks for me to carefully sift through and edit, depending on the time of year your wedding is.

Have you shot at _________ venue before?

Maybe not, but not to worry! I've shot at over 70 different backyards, churches, barns, fields, parks, and breweries, and people keep bringing me new ones, which is amazing! I scope out venues I haven't shot at before prior to the wedding day, or I arrive early to rustle up good locations for different kinds of photographs.

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

See above re: my style. It's not about looking at the camera and smiling awkwardly! There will be a ton of grinning though. 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 and how you want to express what you are feeling, which makes the best moments, and the best images!

What do you mean by editing in your collections?

Every image that you receive has been color corrected and had other adjustments to make it look its very best. I also create duplicate black and white images of some of your very best images. While couples 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, alter bodies or remove people! This is really important to me as a documentary photographer: YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL JUST AS YOU ARE and I'm there to celebrate that!

Wait, you don't give us EVERY single image you take at the wedding? Can I get the RAW images to edit myself?

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!

I do not ever let RAW images out of my studio. Photography is a two-part process: image capture and image edit. Editing is an expressive part of photography, and is part of the art form. How I edit images is a huge and very enjoyable part of what I do! I am happy to discuss any edit questions, thoughts or concerns that you have.

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 500-800 images. This number varies depending on how active your wedding is.

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, or something else I want to capture.  And yes, I request that I am supplied with a guest meal. Please, no vendor meals.

How many weddings have you photographed?

At the end of 2017, I will have photographed 75 weddings. I apprenticed for nearly a year under an ex-photojournalist-turned-wedding-photographer 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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