why do you charge what you charge?
a wedding photographer does so much more than just show up to your day and click a button! we plan with you those months leading up to your big day, we create timelines + answer questions, we show up + put our very best creative foot forward. we spend the entire week before your wedding thinking about you, talking with your coordinator and preparing for it. we buy expensive gear to make sure your photos are high quality + beautiful and purchase software to make your booking process + downloading experience a cinch. we see things that the common folk wouldn't see on your day and capture it well. we are the coordinator the first half of your wedding day to make sure we are on time + get all those photos you're excited about having. we use our skill to determine what light will make you look most beautiful, we stay up late with you + travel home at late hours in the night. we sort through thousands of images and edit each one by hand, putting our heart into each edit. we love you and support you and put our everything into your experience.
do you have an investment guide i can look at?
sure do. shoot me an e-mail and i'll shoot you one back! this guide goes over the investment in detail.
do you bring back-up equipment?
absolutely yes. in case of an equipment malfunction, i always keep extra camera gear in my bag!
WHAT KIND OF DEPOSIT DO you require?
a 50% retainer fee deposit is required to book your wedding with me. once you've sent me your deposit - i'm all yours and your date is secured!
how many images do we receive?
the amount of images you receive for a typical 8 hour wedding day ranges from 600-800 depending on the amount of time we have for portraits and how things run, and if you hired a second shooter. for example, if you are 45 minutes late coming from your hair and makeup, we won't have much time for bride and groom portraits, so the amount of photos you receive would lessen. for intimate weddings and elopements, between 400-500. and for engagements - 100-150+ images.
what are your travel fees?
2 nights of lodging, organized transportation to and from airport as well as other important locations (lodging, venue, etc.) as well as roundtrip tickets. easy peasy.
what if i want an engagement session?
your engagement session is included in your package! shoot locations that are outside of portland do require a mileage fee, which i will calculate for ya.
how many weddings have you shot?
last year, i hit my 100 wedding mark in august! woohoo!
what is your style?
i love creating photographs that capture feelings in an artistic and creative way. i am always thinking outside the box on how to give my clients joyful, true-to-them images all while making art. i edit with rich, moody tones and aim to only enhance the colors we see with our eyes, naturally. i use custom presets that i have created myself with the idea in mind to make timeless, classic images that will look amazing in print.
why are oregon + washington weddings priced the same?
i love serving both the portland + seattle areas equally throughout the year! my heart is in both cities and i always have my bags packed ready to scoot up to seattle. a small mileage fee is required for seattle area weddings, but no hotel accommodations are necessary!
do i need a second shooter?
a second photographer can be added to your package for a fee of $150. it's always nice to have another person capturing different angles of your day and things i cannot physically get on my own. so, i do advise adding this on!
is 8 hours of coverage enough?
absolutely. i have a system down that not only allows for a calm, fun and stress-free day, but also gives you all the photos you want in an efficient manner. i work quickly + shoot fast. i always capture enough in 8 hours. if you have multiple venues - an extra hour might be valuable to account for the travel time in between spots. extra hours can be added for $300.
i want to have a destination wedding, will you travel far?
i do! however i only book a select number of destination a year - so let's get chattin'! let's talk about your day + dream up something magical.
what kind of sessions do you offer?
i love weddings - but i also love photographing young families and newborn babes. check out my family work!