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.
Can you describe your photography style? My style is a fresh, modern blend of artistic portraiture and candid photojournalism. I love to capture people at their most joyful times, without anything feeling too posed or stiff. I will do whatever it takes to get the best shot, even getting down on the dance floor with you and my camera.
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 vision 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 a portrait session, and I'll work with you on getting 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? Each photo is carefully edited by me, and I take my time to go over every single one. I choose the best images, and I get rid of those with closed eyes, unflattering expressions or too much blur. I then do some minor color corrections and adjust tones to create photos that have a film-like, romantic quality to them. The majority of your photos will be in color, with a good number of black and white images. I am also open to any specific request you have, just ask!
How many images will we receive? Approximately 50-75 photos per contracted hour. The number varies depending how big your wedding is, and if you 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 you are photographed together in a timely fashion so you can all get back to celebrating.
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 your home, 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, Chase QuickPay, Venmo, and credit cards. Credit cards are accepted and subject to a 3% fee. As a small business owner, eating the 3% fee adds up very quickly and can cost upwards of $10,000 each year. Payment plans are available.