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F.A.Q.


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F.A.Q.


HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN DOING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY? 

  • 2017 is my 10th season of wedding photography.

WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY?

  • My style stretches between natural, candid, fun, emotion-filled, and detail-centered. I love the details, the people, the music, the places, but mostly I just love finding what makes couples unique and noteworthy so I can capture the real love.

DO YOU CARRY LIABILITY INSURANCE?

  • Yes. I will send a copy of insurance to your venue if required.

HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY YOUR PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHIC STYLE?

  • I focus on an organic, fine-art, non-traditional photojournalism. Nothing too staged and stiff. I enjoy using beautiful natural surroundings to create a fantastic atmosphere. I make it my goal to make your day as stress-free as possible, by being non-intrusive, but still super friendly and awesome! 

DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR PRESENCE AT THE ACTUAL EVENT?

  • Yes, unless there is an emergency in which case a comparable photographer will be provided. Per your photography contract, your wedding will be taken care of no matter what.

WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU TYPICALLY BRING WITH YOU TO OUR EVENT?

  • I'll bring multiple layers of backup equipment including lenses, camera bodies, flash units, batteries etc. 

HOW SOON AFTER THE EVENT ARE THE PROOFS READY FOR VIEWING?

  • Typically 8-12 weeks depending on the wedding season.

IN WHAT FORMAT ARE THE INITIAL PROOFS OFFERED?

  • Proofs are offered in an online proofing gallery. A digital download code with high resolution photos in JPEG format will be provided as well. 

HOW LONG CAN THE COUPLE KEEP THE PROOFS?

  • Online proofing gallery will be available for 1 year.  You have the rights to reproduce the files, create prints, post the photos online for personal (non-commercial) use. You will also receive a printing release with the digital code once downloaded. 

HOW MANY PHOTOS ARE DELIVERED?

  • For a typical 8 hour wedding I'll deliver between 800-1000 (or more) photos.
  • For a 90 mins engagement shoot I'll typically deliver around 50-100 photos.

DO YOU HAVE ANY REVIEWS OF YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES?

WHAT’S YOUR ALBUM DESIGN PROCESS?

Step 1: You get married, I take your wedding pictures.
Step 2: I post your pictures to an online gallery.
Step 3: I'll ask you to pick pictures that you want to include in your album.
Step 4: I'll design the album and send you a pre-design to approve.
Step 5: If you approve it, I’ll begin the printing process. If you want to make some changes, I’ll make the changes according to your requests.
Step 6: You receive a beautiful album!

HOW DO WE BOOK YOU GUYS FOR OUR WEDDING DATE?

  • Email or give me a call! If I have your date available I'll be happy to meet to see if we are a match. If we both feel like we will work well together, I'll require a $1000.00 non-refundable deposit to hold your date. My booking occurs on a first-come/first-serve basis so I will not reserve your date until a deposit has been received. I accept cash or check. The remaining balance will be due 2 weeks before your wedding.

DO WE HAVE TO PROVIDE MEALS FOR YOU GUYS DURING THE WEDDING?

  • Yes, 2 please! One for myself and the other for my second photographer. It’ll keep us going strong in getting those amazing images for you guys! We usually eat while the guests are eating, because most people don’t want their pictures taken with their mouths full. 
 
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TIPS for sessions


TIPS for sessions


When it comes to the camera, no one (except for maybe a professional model) is prepared for what is to come! The best advice I could give a couple is to be themselves and have fun with it.  It’s not every day that you get to spend 90 minutes together doing nothing but staring into each other’s eyes, holding hands, hugging, kissing and being super sweet to one another… so take advantage of that time!  I want you both to forget that I'm there. If I need you to do something specific, I’ll let you know but otherwise I just want to capture you guys being genuine and being together. When you forget about the camera and let loose, the best photos are created because the best moments happen without you even realizing.  Click here see a super adorable engagement session at golden hour! 

WHAT TO WEAR

I encourage you both to wear outfits that bring out your playful, creative side. I am a big fan of color – all colors are great, and when mixed together in coordinating fashion – they are even better. For example, if you "the bride" are planning to wear a dress with pink, purple & yellow patterns, I would encourage you "the groom" to wear a shirt that suits your taste and personality but maybe in a purple shade.  The colors on each of them will compliment each other! I also love to encourage couples to bring along an outfit change so that they can add variety to their shoot. That being said, the colors of the second outfit should somehow correspond with the first so that the whole shoot can flow well together, while still being unique and colorful. In terms of accessories, they all work! Belts, earrings, necklaces – you name it! I like to highlight this stuff in my photos, so when I notice a unique accessory, I totally tie it into the shoot! 


HAIR & MAKE-UP

I really think that people should be themselves! But professional make-up never hurt anyone. The camera loves professional make-up and it comes out looking so perfect on camera! My goal of the engagement session is to capture the couple’s personalities, affection, character – so if they get too done up then the essence of who they are starts to become hidden.  Also with tanning be careful! Some self-tanning lotions need time to mix with your skin. If you want a little more color for your photos, apply a self-tanner at least 2-3 days before your session. That way you don’t come out looking orange in all of your photos.


LOCATIONS

We shoot at different locations for almost every shoot. My favorite spots are those you wouldn't suspect that a shoot could go on there. For example, I love finding random spots off of main roads and I am constantly scouting for new locations. I love abandoned building and locations with a lot of texture! You love coffee? Perfect, let's shoot at a cafe. Library, bowling, a brewery? Anything goes. If you're not "picnic in the park" people then don't do that for your engagement. If you guys love to drink coffee in bed then do that! You don't need to Pinterest the sh*t out of your engagement shoot, because when you get your photos back you won't see your relationship - you'll see Pinterest. (I got that from my photographer friend Tara and she is 100% correct!) With all of that being said, remember that "golden hour" is your best friend. 

 
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AWESOME VENDORS


AWESOME VENDORS


PLANNERS

Zachary Andrew Events 
zacharyandrewevents.com

Diamonds & Details
diamondsanddetails.com

Kyle Michelle Weddings
kylemichelleweddings.com  

Posh Events
posheventsllc.com

Shannon Wellington 
shannonwellington.com

 

MUSIC

Pat and Sean Kelly
www.patandseankelly.com

PZO Productions
pzoproductions.com

Synergetic Sound & Lighting
synergeticsounds.com

Silver Sound Entertainment
silversound.com 

Love Sick Inc.
lovesickinc.com

Janis Nowlan Band
janisnowlan.com

 

VIDEO

Visual Rose Productions
visualrose.com

Enchant Cinema
enchantcinema.com

LVL13 Cinematography
lvl13.com

Birdhouse Productions
birdhouseweddings.com  

Ancient Eye Media
ancienteyemedia.com

 

INVITATIONS

Dear Love Invitations
dearloveinvites.com

FLORIST

Papertini
papertini.com 

A Cottage Gardener
acottagegardener.com

Love 'n Fresh Flowers
lovenfreshflowers.com

Precious Petals
preciouspetals.net

Falls Flowers
fallsflowers.com

 

MAKE-UP + HAIR

JazminRae Makeup
jazminrae.com

Makeup Powers
makeupbystephpowers.com

Fresh Breath of Hair
freshbreathofhair.com