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before the day
How do I reserve my date?
To book your date, a deposit and signed contract are required.
Is there a payment plan?
Yes, payments are interest-free and made leading up to your wedding.
Do you have back-up equipment?
I always have, at least, three cameras, and several lenses with me.
My cameras have dual card slots for immediate backup of images.
What if you haven't shot at my venue?
I always get familiarize with new venues beforehand. I walk the location prior to my start time. I also am happy schedule an in-person meeting with couples to visit their venue on a weekday (within a 50-mile radius).
What do you recommend for camera shy people?
Most of the couples who I work with are not keen on having photos taken of them. And, this is perfectly normal.
I highly recommend doing an engagement session. It is a great opportunity for you to get comfortable and feel relaxed in front of the camera. It also helps us to get to know each other before your wedding.
How much is an engagement session?
I want couples to have a great wedding photography experience. So, a complimentary engagement session is included with all wedding packages.
Do you photograph diverse, cultural, and/or LGBTQ+ weddings?
I offer wedding photography for all couples. I capture and celebrate unique love stories regardless of sex, race, age, or religion.
day of & after
Will you be the one capturing your wedding?
Yes, I am the lead photographer for all events.
What happens should you fall ill the day of?
This is a very important question. No one can predict the future, so all possibilities must be considered. I do have a backup wedding photographer available. However, I have not missed any booked events.
What will your timing be for arrival?
I usually arrive about 30-40 minutes prior to my start. Upon arrival, I walk the venue and find the best spots according to the current weather conditions.
Tip: When looking at photographers is important to know if they can shoot in any given lighting condition. Some conditions are low light (indoors), harsh light, overcast and shade.
Do you capture group photos?
A wedding would not be complete without group shots. I work with couples to create a list beforehand, so no family member is forgotten.
What is your approach photographing people?
I’m friendly, professional and fast. I do my best to blend into crowds so I can capture those precious candid photos. I have a more ‘hands-on’ approach with family and group shots so this part moves quickly and smoothly.
What's your editing process?
I shoot in RAW format on the day of. I edit all images individually. I do natural, light touch-ups for bride & groom portraits.
Please inquire if you are looking for anything additional.
How long until I can get my photos?
Wedding photos are available to view, download and share in a private online gallery within 3-4 weeks.
Prints and enlargements can be ordered from there, as well.
What rights do I get with my photos?
Your wedding photos come with full and unrestricted personal usage rights. You can print the images anywhere and share with anyone.