FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is it like working with you? 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.
What venues have you worked at? I’ve shot weddings at dozens of venues, including but not limited to: NY City Hall, NY Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Palma Restaurant, Dobbin Street, Houston Hall, Five Boroughs Brewing Co., Gurney’s Montauk, Surf Club Montauk, Maison May, Fort Greene Park, Central Park, DUMBO Loft, Berg’n, Powel House Philadelphia.
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 or meet for a coffee. You'll sign the contract and pay a non-refundable retainer, and then we’ll meet for a couples portrait session!
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.
How are the photos edited? First, I review all the photos taken and select the best images (this is called culling). I get rid of photos with closed eyes or that are out of focus, and I then do some minor color and crop corrections. I then send you a mixture of color and black and white photos.
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 recommend and include a second shooter if there will be more than 90 guests, if you’re not seeing each other before the ceremony, if you have a large bridal party and family, and 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 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, and Paypal. 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!