What's the booking process like?
I don't like complicated things, so I kept this as simple as possible too. All you have to do is sign a contract and pay the $1000 retainer (both of which you can do online). Boom, you got yourself a photographer!
How long have you been shooting for?
I've been taking photos since I was in high school, I shot my first wedding 6 years ago, and I started doing it full time about 3 years ago. I lost count of how many weddings I've worked on, but it's somewhere around 200. That number goes up quite a bit if we include elopements and couple sessions.
Do you travel?
When are we leaving? Where are we going?
No, but really, I definitely do travel, and in most cases my travel rates are included in my packages. Please message me with more details if you'd like more info.
Do you have a second shooter?
Some packages include one, some don't, but you can add a second shooter to any package. I'm comfortable taking on weddings of up to 100-150 people on my own, but a second shooter may be useful in some situations (like if you want getting ready photos but are getting ready in different locations). Once you let me know more about what you're planning I can help you figure out if you need a second shooter or not.
How long does it take for the photos to be ready?
You'll get a preview the day after the wedding, and the rest of the photos within 2-3 weeks. That's less than half the industry average, not because I rush the process, but because I have enough experience to know how to quickly do this.
How will the photos be delivered?
I deliver all my photos as high resolution unwatermarked files in a private online gallery where you can view, download, share, and print all the photos you want.
How many photos do you usually deliver?
This depends on a number of factors, like how long the event lasts, how many people are involved, amount of details, etc., but on average you can expect about 40-90 photos per hour of coverage.
Do you edit the images?
Yes, all images are edited to achieve the same general look as the images you can see on here and on my Instagram. I generally apply some light object and blemish removal, but any heavier retouching will have to be requested and paid for separately.
Do you give out RAW files?
No. Editing is a crucial part of my workflow, and what gives my images their look, and my RAW files sometimes look wildly different from the final result because I shoot with my editing process in mind. If you love the way my photos look and want to book me because of it, you can rest easy knowing that your photos will also look like that. If you don't love the way my photos look and want to book me - wait, that makes no sense..
Can we see a full gallery?
Definitely! Just let me know in your message and I'll shoot you a link to one or two of them.
Do you work with people on a budget?
I know money is often one of the reasons why people can't get what they really want, trust me, I've been there. I would love to work with any budget, but I also have to make enough to keep this ship afloat. THAT SAID, while I can't tell you that I will for sure be able to work with your budget, I can tell you that I will try to. It helps if your wedding falls on a weekday, during low season (winter, mostly), or is coming up SUPER SOON (like, 2-5 months). It also really helps if I can tell that you seriously love and value my work. It may sound self centered, but it simply makes me that much more excited to deliver some dope photos if I know the people receiving them will appreciate the crap out of them.
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