FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is it like working with you? My goal is for you to have a 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 laid-back, stress-free and full of gorgeous memories. I bring the right mix of personal and professional to your day, and I love to get you laughing with each other and with me.
Can we see some reviews? Of course!
How should we book you? Fill out the Book Me page form, and I'll get back to you ASAP. We'll set up phone call to talk about your ideas for your wedding. You'll sign the contract and pay a non-refundable retainer of $1000 for all full-day weddings, and we'll meet in person following that.
Have you shot our venue before? It’s probable that I have, but in cases where I haven’t, I always arrive 30 minutes early to scout out the best locations for couples’ photos, family portraits and assess the lighting. Before that, I do my internet research on your venue and communicate with you during the planning process about the type of lighting you’ll have.
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 review all the photos taken and hand pick the best images. I get rid of any photos with closed eyes or that are out of focus, 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 am also open to any specific editing requests if you ask.
How many images will we receive? Approximately 60-80 photos per hour that we work together. The number varies depending on how big your wedding is, and if we have a second shooter.
Do we need a second photographer? I strongly recommend a second shooter if there will be more than 85 guests, if you aren’t seeing each other before the ceremony, if you have a large bridal party or family, 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, and any requests you have for where you want those photos taken and in what order. You can check out a few samples here!
Why are engagement shoots 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, and to learn more about what makes you an awesome couple. 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. This is all about having fun, and getting some beautiful moments together. Finally, the photos are great for Save-the-Dates, wedding websites, or a wedding slideshow.
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 at home are so special. 4. Why not?! 💕
What is your wedding photography style? Weddings are celebrations of joy, commitment, and human connection. Your wedding photos should reflect your love for each other, not a recipe laid out to you by anyone else. I tailor each photographic shoot to the needs and wishes of the couple. This is about capturing love and commitment, not winning a popularity contest. My photography style is a fresh, modern blend of artistic, portraiture and photojournalism. I will do whatever it takes to get the best shot, even getting down on the dance floor with you and my camera.
What is wedding photography with a (feminist) twist? I embrace all love stories, couples and ideas, and events in all their sizes, shapes, colors and identities. This is less about 'the bride' and more about the love between two people. Feminist wedding photography values your love in all its identities, AND gives back to the issues that matter most. If you're not crazy about the cookie-cutter images and outdated messaging being sold by the wedding industry, that's ok! Neither am I. If this resonates with you, then you've come to the right place.
Why do you donate a small portion of weddings to social justice organizations? Feminist wedding photography values your love in all its identities, AND gives back to the issues that matter most. 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 checks, Zelle, debit and credit. Payment plans are available.
What about tipping? Tipping is never mandatory but is alway deeply appreciated should you feel you received excellent service and photos!