Q. What is your experience with photography?
A. I started taking classes in middle school. My first wedding was in a backyard my senior year of high school (if you're brave, ask to see those pictures. You'll get a good laugh) I then got my degree in Fine Art Photography from California State University Long Beach, and have been shooting weddings professionally and full time since 2013.
Q. What kind of equipment do you use?
A. I shoot with two Canon 6D bodies and all Prime L series lenses. Usually my 35mm on one hip and my 85mm on the other.
Q. Will any of our photos be black and white?
A. Yes. Some images just look better black and white! We will use our discretion to decide which work best as color and which work best as black and white. But the majority of your images will be in color unless you request more black and white!
Q. How far in advance do we need to book?
A. If I have the spot open, it's yours! Typically portrait sessions are booked a couple months out and weddings anywhere from a few months to a year.
Q. What if we change our wedding date?
A. If your new date is open on my calendar, I am happy to switch it without a new retainer fee. However, if I'm booked that day, I will refer you to some awesome photographers that I think will be a great match!
Q. Do you travel?
A. YES! In fact, I love traveling and am willing to go pretty much anywhere! (Travel fees are listed in the 2017 WEDDING GUIDE.
Q. How do we receive our photos?
A. All of your high resolution digital images will be hosted in an online gallery, available for you to share and download
Q. Can we post our photos on social media?
A. Duh! We love social media! You now share the rights to the images with us and can use them for whatever personal use you'd like. We just ask that you don't crop, edit, or add any filters to them since we've already done all that editing for you! And if you give us photo credit, we'll love you forever!
Q. We're sold! How do we book?
A. Just let me know! I'll need to know how many hours of coverage you'd like and any add ons. Then I'll send over a personalized electronic contract that will require an electronic signature. Once I receive that and your 30% deposit, you're on my calendar and that date is forever yours!
Q. If we need you to stay longer than expected, is that an option?
A. Yes. Usually I have the entire day open for your wedding, so just ask and we can stay longer if you need. Each additional hour is $500
Q. Do you always bring a second shooter?
A. Yes! I always hire someone to assist me and take extra photos for weddings. It is already included in your collection!
Q. How many hours should I hire you for?
A. The most popular coverage time is 7 or 8 hours, but it depends on your wedding! A consultation and timeline help is included in your collection so we can chat and figure out what works best for you!
Q. Do you edit all the photos you give us?
A. Yes! Every single one. We still love a natural look, but we will work our magic on each individual photo to make it beautiful!
Q. What should I wear to my engagement session?
A. Something unique, but that fits your personality and makes you feel comfortable. The best thing I suggest is to color coordinate without “matching”. Steer clear of any logos or distracting patterns. Layers and anything flowy is always great. If you're totally stuck, head to your favorite store, find a mannequin that you love, and buy everything they're wearing. They are usually styled really well and it saves you time!
Q. Is there a cancellation fee?
A. Nope! There is no cancellation fee for weddings or portrait sessions, however, the retainer fee for is non-refundable once paid.
Q. If things change, can I adjust the hours of coverage?
Yes! Up until a month before the wedding, you are welcome to request changes to your coverage time.