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There are a bunch of different factors that go into how many photos you receive, such as how long I’m there for, how many guests you have, how much partying is going on, etc. My average is about 60-80 edited images per hour, but I also don’t put a cap on how many photos I deliver! I give basically every image that I take that isn’t a true outtake; like eyes closed, flash didn’t fire, thumb in front of the lens, absolute duplicates, accidental photos of my shoes, etc.
I want working with me to feel like a photoshoot with your best friend. No stiff posing, no asking “what should I do with my hands”, just the two of you focused totally and completely on each other and not worried about being in front of the camera at all. That’s one of the huge reasons I don’t book everyone that gets in touch with me, because I think that having a genuine connection with your photographer is truly the difference between having your photos taken & capturing your real relationship. I won’t be putting you into stiff poses, or make you do anything that you don’t want to do, but I’ll guide you into different things to create real emotions and moments of intimacy!
As far as wedding coverage goes, I would say it’s a pretty even tie between 8 & 10 hours of coverage, and then about half of my couples choose to add on a second shooter and a day after session as well! I would say the average investment is $3,800.
After we book your session I have a detailed guide that I will send your way full of tips & tricks for what to wear to your shoot. However, to keep it short, I always recommend keeping it simple & comfortable with lots of neutral, earthy tones, simple patterns, and easy layers (denim jacket, cardigan, hat, etc). The most important thing is for you to wear things you are truly comfortable in that look and feel like YOU!
So after everything is nice and official, I’ll send a questionnaire your way filled with questions to learn a little more about you two & where you want your engagement session to be! After that, we’ll figure out a date based on where you want your session and then we’ll be good to go! It’s a good thing to keep in mind that during the busy season, most weekends are unavailable so I can give my full attention to the couples I work with, so plan on having your engagement session on a weekday Monday-Thursday!
I really like to keep things pretty natural so that everything looks similar to how it did when you experienced it. I don’t do any advanced Photoshopping, meaning nothing to alter your physical appearance/shape because it looks really, really unnatural! However, I do retouch skin (because let’s be honest here zits happen and NOBODY wants to remember those) as well as whiten your teeth and get rid of other distractions in the photos!
Hoping that I will never have to cross this bridge haha. Only under very, very extreme circumstances would I be unable to shoot your wedding. If you need an example, I’ve photographed a wedding with mono hahah. I don’t quit easy! However, if something truly awful were to come up, I would call on a replacement photographer that I trust and whose work is of the same caliber as mine to come photograph your wedding. If a replacement was unavailable, you would receive a full refund.
YES! First off, you aren’t alone. Most people have never had their photos taken professionally before, so of course it’s going to feel a bit weird and I totally understand that! This is also a huge reason I value a strong connection with everyone I work with, because being someone’s friend is going to make you 200x more comfortable in front of the camera right away! But even besides that, you will definitely be surprised how with a little bit of posing guidance and me being a complete dork that you will quickly be way more comfortable and start having fun!
Definitely!! After your deposit is paid, the remaining amount is due 90 days before your wedding day, but if you’d rather not pay the balance in one payment we can set up a custom payment plan so you can pay in increments instead of all at once (i.e. $400 every month or something like that!)
So just from this point, the next step would be to fill out my contact form to set up a call with me so I can hear all about you & you can ask me ALLL of the questions. Seriously. I’m that nut who loves answering questions. The most important thing to me is that we are a good fit for each other & that we are totally and completely on the same page! After we talk and all of your questions are answered, all you need to do is sign a contract, pay a 25% deposit, and grab a celebratory drink because BOOM we are official!