FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is it like working with you? I love photography, and my goal is for you to have fun, memorable photography experience with me. I like to get to know my couples, talk about how you met, your favorite things to do together, and what we have in common. Your photos won't feel forced or awkward, and our time together will be fun, stress-free and full of gorgeous memories. I'm laid-back (yet totally professional) and I love to get you laughing.
Can you describe your photography style? My style is a blend of candid moments, artistic portraits, and nothing feeling too posed. I love to capture people at their most joyful times, without ever feeling too awkward or stiff. I will do whatever it takes to get the best shot, getting down on the dance floor with you and my camera, or finding unique locations for your couples' portraits.
How should we book you? Send me an email or fill out the Contact Page, and we'll set up phone call to talk about your ideas and needs for your wedding. You'll sign the contract and pay a non-refundable 30% deposit. The remaining balance is due two weeks before the wedding. Between signing and your big date, we'll set up an engagement portrait session, and I'll work with you to get an Event Guide ready.
How and when will we receive our photos? I will send your wedding photos in a private online gallery 4-6 weeks after the wedding. All of the high-resolution images are yours to keep, download, print, and share. No logos or watermarks.
How are the photos edited? First, I go over all the photos and choose the best images. I get rid of any photos with closed eyes or blur, and I then do some minor color and crop corrections. I use a few unique filters to give the photos a film-like finish. I then send you a mixture of color and black and white photos. (I adore black and white photography). I am also open to any specific editing requests if you ask.
How many images will we receive? Approximately 50-75 photos per hour that we work together. The number varies depending how big your wedding is, and if we have a second shooter.
Do we need a second photographer? I recommend a second shooter if there will be more than 85 guests, if you aren’t seeing each other before the ceremony, or if there are many details to be photographed.
Do you do formal portraits of our families? Yes! Your families are a big part of your lives, and as your big day approaches, I will ask you for a full list of names to make sure we get all the photos taken in the best time so you can get back to partying.
I’m not sure we want engagement photos, why are these included? These sessions are a great way for us to get to know each other, and for you to get comfortable with me shooting you, so that on your big day, there's one less thing to worry about. I learn more about you as a couple, how you interact and what you're comfortable with doing in front of the camera so that on your wedding day, you won't even feel me in the room. I like to suggest we start somewhere that's personally meaningful to you as a couple, whether where you met or somewhere you often go together. I don't shoot anything too posed or with any stereotypical props. This is all about having fun, and getting some beautiful moments together! Finally, many couples use the engagement photos for their wedding Save-the-Dates, websites, or in a slideshow used during the reception.
Why do you include Polaroids? A few reasons! 1. I love, love, love instant film. 2. You get to take home tiny memories of your special day while you're waiting for your digital photos to be delivered. 3. We live in such a digital world, tangible memories you can hang up are so special. 4. Why not?! 💕
Why do you donate a small portion of weddings to social justice organizations? I don't agree with a lot of the messaging in the wedding industry, and I've combined my history of activist work with my passion for photography in my wedding business. Feminist wedding photography values your love in all its identities, AND gives back to the issues that matter most. I embrace non-traditional love stories, couples and ideas, and events. A small donation of each wedding is made to a 501c3 non-profit from the following organizations of the couple's choice: Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, or Black Lives Matter.
How can we pay? I accept check, cash, Chase QuickPay, and Venmo. Payment plans are available.