frequently asked questions
I am an “old school” film and digital photographer. I shoot both mediums and use my film to match my digital images so that there is a cohesive look throughout the images. I love that film gives natural looking skin tones, how it absorbs light and I can't deny the colors and grain produced in each frame.
A wedding day is filled with different situations that call for different approaches and styles of photography; editorial, portraiture and photo journalistic. An editorial approach includes styled details, portraiture includes portraits & family photos and a photo-journalistic approach includes the preparation, first looks, ceremony and reception. Some situations call for more intention through guided positioning and other situations call for unobtrusive, letting the “moments” happen naturally. In any given photo opportunity, my goal is to create and document the most authentic images while capturing all of the intimate moments without you knowing that I am even there.
Typically my couples book me 6-12 months in advance to secure their date. To book, a 30% non-refundable retainer is required, along with a signed contract. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the wedding date.
My goal is to give my clients the fastest turnaround possible, one that I promise is worth the wait! Typically, your wedding gallery will be available within 10-12 weeks of your wedding to view and share with family and friends. Portrait sessions typically take 3-5 weeks to turnaround.
I try to create authentic images that tell a cohesive story of your day rather than giving you 1000s of images of the same pose. On average you can expect 90 images per hour of wedding coverage.
Your wedding gallery will be delivered with high-resolution, fully edited JPEG images that are print quality accompanied by a copyright release. The copyright release will allow you to share and print your images with your friends and family. For clients who are extremely private and concerned with privacy, we do offer full buyout of copyrights to the images. Please inquire for pricing and usage restrictions.
Because I shoot film, my editing process is very minimal without adding distracting filters. The majority of my editing consists of adjusting color, contrast, brightness and the occasional blemish removal in Photoshop.
I always have a second shooter with me at every wedding to help me with logistics, timeline, gear, details, and film related tasks. My second shooter is there to capture moments I can’t always be present for; specifically the groom getting ready and cocktail hour and they are significant in capturing different angles and moments to give you different perspectives of your day. I also bring on an assistant for larger weddings to serve you and assist my second shooter and I with additional duties so that we can give you our undivided attention.
We shoot with a three work horse cameras. The medium format Contax 645, 35 mm Canon 1V and a Canon Mark iv. We always have backup gear and make sure that we photograph on two memory cards and make sure that they are always backed up on multiple hard drives. We also use on and off camera flashes to get the best quality of light for the reception.