How I Roll

You don’t want any surprises, so here’s a quick way to familiarize yourself with how I roll!

  1. We really feel like you’re the perfect fit for us!  How do we officially book you?  Just click the “book me” tab to get in touch, and I’ll let you know if I’m available for your date!  If I am, I’ll send you the contract, and an invoice for the retainer.
  2. How much is the retainer?  $1000.  The balance is due 4 weeks prior to the wedding!
  3. How many photos will we receive?   It depends on how many hours I am there for, whether you include a 2nd photographer, and how your timeline unfolds!  It ranges from 50-100 edited, high resolution images per hour.
  4. How long will it take to receive our photos?  3-4 weeks, unless you are getting married in July, August or September!  Those are my busiest months, and you may be waiting 4-6 weeks.
  5. Should we meet before booking?  If that makes you feel more comfortable, then absolutely!  But I cannot guarantee your date, so the longer it takes to book, the higher your chances that the date becomes unavailable.  I’ve tried to put my personality all over my site so you have a bit of an idea of what you’re getting into. 😀
  6. Do you recommend an engagement session? I do!  This allows us to get to know eachother a bit before the big day, and it allows me to learn your angles, so that you will both look your very best in your wedding images!
  7. Do you want a shot list? Only for family portraits. I’ll always do my best to capture all the little details of your day, but I always ask my clients for a list of family configurations. This not only helps to speed this part of the day up, but can also reduce stress and awkwardness if there are broken families or separated parents involved. Try to keep this list to immediate family only. The longer we spend on family portraits, the less time we have to hang out with the bridal party or just the two of you! There is always an opportunity to get photos with aunts, uncles and cousins at the reception!
  8. Do I feed you and your 2nd shooter? We always appreciate a warm meal after working all day!
  9. How much time should I allow for portraits on the wedding day? Your wedding planner will be able to sit down with you and offer advice with regards to your timeline, but generally we need about 30 minutes for family, 30 minutes for bridal party, and then an hour for couple’s portraits.
  10. Do you recommend a first look? I leave this decision entirely up to the couple. Some couples are very adamant about seeing each other for the first time at the ceremony, and I think that’s a beautiful thing! However, I’ve shot a lot of weddings that have utilized the first look, and it’s so sweet. There is no one watching except the camera, so the emotion can be so genuine! It also helps to get that “out of the way”, so to speak, so the nervousness dissipates for the remainder of the day!



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