You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers.
Every Wedding Collection Includes:
Hourly photo coverage, fully edited high-resolution digital wedding images, online gallery, custom wedding day photography timeline & engagement session.
01. THE HELLO AND MEETING
We set up a meeting or chat via Facetime.
02. BOOKING & CONTRACT
Accept your custom wedding collection quote, pay for your retainer and sign your contract – all online.
03. ENGAGEMENT SESSION
Great practice for your wedding day. It’s optional and complimentary.
04. WEDDING TIMELINE
Together we will create a custom photo timeline and formal shot list for your wedding day.
05. IMAGE DELIVERY
You’ll receive an online gallery of fully edited high-res images to download within 6 weeks of your wedding.
WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
WHY SHOULD WE BOOK YOU?
Aside from the facts that I’m pretty damn fun and you’re already here so you clearly like my photography, I also have nearly 15 years of experience shooting all types of weddings. I graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle with a degree in photography, and while you definitely do not need a photography degree to be a great photographer, I really appreciate how the myriad of courses I took set me up to be a more well-rounded photographer. As a wedding photographer, my job encompasses far more than just wedding portraits. Beyond portraiture, the skills I learned from courses focused on architecture photography, studio lighting, product styling, fashion and even food photography all come to play on wedding day.
There are also a lot of photographers out there who identify as “natural light photographers”. I too love shooting in soft, natural light; it’s the most flattering and the easiest to work with as a photographer. However, sometimes you just don’t have that natural light available, especially after dark. At this point you are going to want to be certain you’ve hired a photographer who can also use off-camera lighting to really highlight your venue and capture all the reception fun just as beautifully as the rest of the day. Off-camera lighting isn’t always needed, but don’t you want to be sure you have a photographer who can photograph under any scenario, just in case?
Plus, I’m always happy to help move ceremony chairs, let that one groomsman who forgot his sunglasses wear mine for a cool photo, help you remember all the lyrics to Bust A Move or step in if needed when you don’t have a caterer or planner on site. (Did you know there’s a right and a wrong way to cut a wedding cake?) I also have lots of little things on hand to help you get through the day stress-free (including but not limited to: crochet hooks, bug spray, sun block, fashion tape and whisky).
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD WE BOOK?
SHOULD WE HAVE AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
WE'RE TOTALLY AWKWARD AND HATE HAVING OUR PHOTOS TAKEN. CAN YOU HELP?
WE'RE NOT GETTING MARRIED IN WASHINGTON STATE. DO YOU TRAVEL?
WHAT'S REQUIRED TO BOOK MY DATE?
WHAT'S YOUR PAYMENT POLICY?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE UNTIL WE SEE OUR PHOTOS?
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET SICK OR BECOME UNAVAILABLE FOR OUR WEDDING AFTER WE BOOK WITH YOU?
DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
DO YOU BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS? AND HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP OUR IMAGES ON FILE?
DO YOU BACK UP EQUIPMENT?
CAN I HAVE THE RAW UNEDITED FILES?
WE ARE VERY PRIVATE PEOPLE AND DON'T WANT YOU TO POST OUR PHOTOS ANYWHERE, INCLUDING YOUR OWN WEBSITE OR BLOG. CAN YOU ACCOMODATE THIS?
I understand and respect that everyone has their right to privacy, especially with something so personal as their wedding day. At the same time, one of the most important and helpful ways I’m able to gain new clients is being able to share with them that I have an understanding of, and experience in, shooting specific venues, unique ceremonies and different cultural traditions. Many of my clients contacted me initially because they saw on my website/blog/Instagram that I’d photographed their venue, their cultural rituals, or simply couples who looked like them. This allows potential clients to feel more comfortable knowing that I am someone who already understands and respects their customs and choices.
That being said, I’ve found that we can almost always come to a compromise regarding what can and cannot be posted/shared including, but not limited to: using false names, no faces, or client approval of a select number of images posted. If you have this concern, please let me know right away so we can chat about how we might come to a happy medium.