HOW DO YOU SET YOURSELF APART FROM OTHER WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS?
Three things set me apart. First, I’m a documentary photographer, focused on capturing the authentic moments of my clients. I am not big on trends and filters. I don’t feel weddings or family moments are the time to be trendy-my images never look dated or overly processed. They are classic and timeless and full of emotion. I am more interested in capturing the real you and your friends and family in beautiful light and in interesting ways. Second, I come from a background of photojournalism (yes, I actually was a photojournalist before I started shooting weddings) and art. I was trained in photography for 6 years; I received my undergraduate degree in Studio art, and my M.A. in teaching art. I bring the technical knowledge and people skills and artistic background into all the work I do. I have worked for major print magazines and newspapers so I understand how to shoot editorial, and documentary. My photographs have been shown in galleries around the country! Third, I have been in business for over fifteen years and have built a track record of trust and steadfastness for my clients. You can read more about me here.
DO YOU SHOOT FILM?
Yes! Film was my first love. I was trained in shooting with a 35mm Nikon camera using darkroom techniques. It is the foundation for everything I do. I love the look of it. If you want to have some film shots at your wedding, just ask! However, where film drops off, digital picks up. Digital is great; it allows me to shoot away without having to change my roll of film right when you are about to walk down the aisle. I can also see the shots I have gotten. You will tend to see me with two cameras hanging from my shoulders!
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU ARE SICK?
I have yet to miss a wedding in the 16+ years I have been a professional wedding photographer-I would have to be in pretty bad shape to not attend your wedding! That being said, I know that is a huge concern for couples, for that reason I have a network of colleagues to call on to fill in for me, both locally and nationally!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD I BOOK YOU?
As soon as you know you want to hire me! If you know you are interested in hiring me-I suggest not waiting on booking. We can meet or talk on Skype before you sign a contract and pay a deposit to hold your date. I photograph a limited amount of weddings each month, and can book up to a year in advance for June and October dates. If you are wondering if I’m available for your date, just email me!
HOW WILL WE GET OUR PICTURES?
All images are uploaded to an online password-protected gallery. I’ll select the photos that tell the best story of your day, I edit each image carefully and purposefully to tell the full story of you’re wedding. Your gallery is the best way to view, share & order prints and canvas of all sizes. Images are usually ready to view with-in a few weeks from your wedding day.
HOW DO I PRINT MY PICTURES?
I encourage my clients to print what they love! Your gallery is available online for up to 6 months from your wedding date. You can order prints & frames, and art canvases directly from the gallery. The photos are printed from a professional quality photo lab, which I have worked with for many years. Prints will be sent directly to you. Here’s the thing about your photos—if you’re hoping to download your files, throw a few on Facebook and leave them on a jump drive-somewhere never to be seen again, I’m just not the photographer for you. To me, a photographer’s job isn’t done until she’s helped you do something with the photos. It’s my hope that you’ll incorporate beautiful prints, frames, etc., into your home— I can help with ways to hang images on your walls (or create a modern gallery wall). I am happy to work with you on choosing a custom frame, or just consult with you on hanging prints. I offer framed prints in a variety of styles to match your taste.
HOW MANY IMAGES WILL WE RECEIVE?
Depending on the length of time I spend with you, the amount of images will vary, between 400-700. I believe in quality over quantity. I delete misfired shots, blinks, and duplicates.
WHY DO YOU RECOMMEND PHOTO BOOKS AND ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS?
Engagements sessions are great because it gives us a chance to meet and work together before the wedding. It also puts you and your partner at ease in front of the camera… consider it a test run for the big day! These sessions are meant to be fun and authentic, capturing your personality as a couple. They are also great images to use for a “save the date” card or as a guest sign in book at you’re wedding.
Photo books are by far my favorite way to tell the story of your day. I personally design these books with the intention of creating a beautiful, telling story of you’re wedding that your children and grandchildren will look at. In our digital age, it’s nice to slow down, take a seat and flip through the pages of a gorgeous book. I offer several options for photo books, in different price ranges.
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