Can I get all the digital photos?
Yes and no. My packages include all the images I believe are best representation of your session, then I edit them with my artistic style. They are uploaded into an online gallery and delivered to you by email. I also say no because many people have asked for all the RAW digital photos and most photographers do not give those away. The RAW digital photos are the bread and butter of our business giving them away would negate the entire reason you hired me.
Do you travel for weddings and elopements?
Yes, but at the moment, only within the United States. I have a young family and traveling outside the US makes it a bit difficult for us. I just ask that in addition to my wedding packages you pay for my lodging and travel.
How do we book you?
We pick a date to meet in person or Skype/Facetime, then we talk about you guys as a couple. We talk about how you met, what your lives are like now, what you want out of life and everything in between. Also when we meet I'll show some samples of albums, prints and we'll talk more about pricing. If you decide you like what you see and want to book me, we'll sign a contract forming a special bond, which also requires a 50% retainer fee.
Do you retouch and Photoshop?
Yes and no. Yes if you have a blemish I will fix it, but if you have a birthmark I won't. Anything that's not a part of you permanently I'll fix, but on the other hand, my answer is also no. I do not retouch or reshape or fix your skin to make you look thinner or like Adriana Lima. You are beautiful, unique and awesome just the way you are and I like to accurately represent you in your photos.
I'm engaged! What's next?
As far as photography goes I'd suggest an engagement session, which is complimentary to anyone who books a wedding package with me. We'll use this time to get to know each other. For my engagement sessions, I focus more on emotions and movement than the technicalities of posing. I use a lot of prompts to get you and your fiance to connect, plus a lot of playful activities to capture those raw emotions.
What happens after the wedding?
Unfortunately, the fun is over for me and I must say goodbye. While you're on your honeymoon I'll be working away at your wedding photos, picking the best, editing and making your slideshow. I love making your photos one of a kind, so it'll take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to deliver your gallery. Sometimes sooner, but that's my estimate. Next I'll send an email to your online gallery where you can order prints and digital photos or share the gallery with your friends and family.
Do you offer anything other than prints and digital photos? How about an album?
Yes! I love prints and albums and I feel very passionately that your photos should be displayed on walls, in frames and in books. I offer albums, acrylic art, giant photo strips, posters, cards and more! Some of my packages include large albums.