Q: WHAT MAKES YOUR WORK DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS’ WORK?
A: I take all of my photos in intimate, relaxed settings and try to use natural lighting as often as possible. My sessions are candid & fun and tend to capture real moments! I also shoot film, which sets me apart from many other photographers.
Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY YOU SHOOT FILM?
A: I wrote an entire blog post about shooting film. I show examples and explain the process. Please follow the link here to see more.
Q: WILL WE GET THE PRINT RELEASE TO OUR PHOTOS AFTER OUR WEDDING?
A: Yes! Upon receiving your images, you will also get a full print release.
Q: HOW MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE THERE AT OUR WEDDING?
A: This depends on the package that you choose! My smallest package only includes one photographer and one assistant, however the two higher packages include two photographers.
Q: WILL WE GET FEATURED IN A MAGAZINE OR BLOG?
A: Although many of my sessions do get featured, this is not something that is guaranteed. Most publishers are interested in colorful, uniquely designed weddings! If you'd like to see samples of weddings that have been featured please visit Magnolia Rouge Magazine, Wedding Sparrow, or The Knot.
Q: DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH ELOPEMENTS?
A: Of course! Elopements, especially ones in the mountains, are some of my favorite sessions! I love how intimate elopements are! I have special rates for elopements, so please just specify in your contact email that you are looking for an elopement.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF PREFERRED VENDORS TO USE?
A: I sure do! From wedding coordinators to florists and caterers, I have worked with some of the best companies in the industry and would be happy to share their information with you!
Q: SHOULD WE SET ASIDE TIME FOR SUNSET IMAGES?
A: Absolutely! I call these images your "wall hangers" because it is the time that I will steal you away for about 10-15 minutes around sunset and get the most dreamy light for your couple's portraits. Almost every couple is surprised by how much fun this small break from the reception can be.
Q: CAN OTHER PEOPLE TAKE PHOTOS DURING THE WEDDING?
A: Absolutely they can. For the ceremony I just ask that everyone remains in their seats and do not interrupting the aisle. I do not want people sticking cameras or arms out into the aisle when an important moment is happening as they might block something important that I am trying to capture. The only time that I ask that no one is taking images is during the family formals. Family formals are difficult because people are already highly distracted and adding more cameras into the mix makes it even harder for family to focus on me taking the images. It can also make family formals last longer if people are posing for multiple cameras and that can delay your reception.
Q: WHAT IS THE BEST LIGHT FOR PHOTOS?
A: Photography is essentially capturing light, which makes the quality of that light extremely important! The best time to shoot photographs outdoors is either sunrise or sunset. Typically it is best to begin shooting 2-3 hours before sunset. The harshest light is noon, so if you are having an outdoor ceremony it is best to avoid the hours of 11am until 2pm. If you are planning a ceremony outside and it will be before sunset, it is best to look at the direction of the sun. It is best to put the sun in the same path as the aisle and not side-to-side. Please ask me any questions you have on this! I'd love to help you work with the ceremony space to create the best lighting situation possible!
Q: DO I HAVE TO ORDER PRINTS THROUGH YOU?
A: I highly recommend ordering prints through my professional vendors, but it is not required. The difference in quality is huge when it comes to ordering through a professional lab, so I encourage clients to let me help with prints!
Q: WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?
A: I use all of the latest Nikon equipment. I always carry the Nikon D750, Nikon D610 , 35 mm lens, 85 mm lens, & the 58 mm lens, among other items. You might also know that I shoot film, so I carry a Contax 645, Pentax 645n, and a Nikon F100 with Fuji 400h film or Kodak Portra 400.
Q: ARE THE COUPLES ON YOUR SITE MODELS?
A: While I am lucky enough to work with gorgeous couples, the images shown on my site and blog are of regular, paying clients.