Frequently Asked Questions

These are some of the most frequent questions I receive from potential clients. Feel free to contact me if your question is not answered below! Thanks!

Workshops

Workshops typically sell out within 48-72 hours after being announced. If you would like to be one of the first to be notified of when a workshop is open for registration, please email me and let me know you’d like to be put on the waiting list.
The saying is, “The best camera is the one in your hands.” That is true, but there are some bits of gear that can definitely help you create even more stunning images. Please read the section on required gear for the workshop you may be interested in.
Each workshop requires a different amount of hiking and physical effort. Please read the section on physical requirements for the workshop you may be interested in. Please know your limitations. If you wish to come on a workshop and decide that a hike is not for you, I am more than happy to send you to a different location to shoot for that outing.
Absolutely not. I understand that some workshop schedules may be quite packed and rest is important. It is YOUR workshop, so you may participate as much, or as little, as you wish.
Unless the workshop is specific to a certain subject matter (i.e. Astrophotography), we will be out each sunrise and sunset to shoot. During the middle of the day we take time to rest, edit, and do our critique sessions. Although, if amazing weather conditions present themselves midday, we will take some time to head out. Also, depending on night sky conditions, we may stay out for some late night shooting on certain evenings.
Yes! This world is too awesome to experience it alone. I highly encourage you to bring your wife/husband along. There is a $200 fee for them to join us and there are a few catches. Spouses are not allowed to take photographs unless on a cellular device or point-and-shoot. Also, they are responsible for their own transportation, food, and entrance fees within the workshop.

*NOTE- For international workshops, there will be a 50% tuition charge.

God forbid an emergency during a workshop, I am first aid, CPR, and AED trained and will the steps necessary to help a participant who may be in trouble. Park rangers and 911 will be notified as soon as possible during any incident. All participants MUST sign a liability waiver before the workshop begins or they will not be allowed to participate.
A workshop is a fantastic way to receive hands on experience out in the field shooting. You have 24/7 access to your instructor and after a full day of shooting awesome landscapes, we will sit down and process your images. You will also receive constructive feedback from your peers. Workshops also give you the chance to shoot some of the most iconic landscapes, in prime light, with a professional photographer by your side making sure you walk away with some new wall art for your home!
Safety is always first and I try my best to make sure that I am aware of any and all hazards at a location. Of course, there are chances to fall, slip, stumble, etc. while out hiking, so once again, we take our hikes slow and steady and there is no rush to get to a location. Water and snacks are provided as well for students to help stay hydrated and comfortable.
After your deposit has been made to secure your workshop slot, it is non-refundable. In certain circumstances where a family or medical emergency is present, a refund may be issued on a case-by-case basis. Once the final payment has been made, neither payment is refundable.
Yes! When operating in any national park, photography workshops are required by law to have a CUA permit. I make certain to obtain these permits to keep a professional level to my workshops and for national parks to be aware of our operations.
All workshops don’t start until the afternoon, but it’s recommended to arrive the day prior to avoid any possible travel or weather delays. For international workshops, it is recommended to arrive 48 hours prior to the workshop to allow for any time change adjustments and to recover from jet lag.

Weddings

In order to secure my services for your wedding, I require a signed contract and deposit. Once both are received, your wedding date will be held.
It just depends on the date, but the sooner, the better. Weekends are my busiest days, so book as early in advance as possible, but don’t hesitate to check last minute to see if I’m available!
Road trip! If you have a destination wedding, I’d love to be there! Just arrange for my travel and I’ll be anywhere you want for your big day!
I really wish I had a super hero power to be in two places at once, but alas, I don’t. I highly recommend a second photographer. It’s impossible for me to be two places at once, and my priority is with the bride on wedding day, so a second photographer allows for more coverage of the groom before the ceremony. A second photographer also allows for various angles and techniques to be used during the ceremony and reception coverage. I have a great group of photographers that help assist me when the client requests for a second photographer.
Patience is a virtue, but sweet talk me and I may be a sucker to slip you a few sneak peeks. Most wedding images take approximately 4-6 weeks for delivery.
Every image is shot digitally in color but can be converted to black and white in postproduction.
Heck yes! All digital files need some sort of correcting. I will not retouch body sizes, breast sizes, ear lobe sizes, etc. etc. All post production is done by hand and takes time, patience, and lots and lots of coffee.
Food is great and the days are long while covering your wedding. Unless you want Dominoes showing up, I would truly appreciate if you fed myself and any second photographer. Don’t worry though, we will eat at the same time you do, so we won’t miss a thing.
Knock on wood I haven’t had this happen, but sometimes, life happens. In the rare case that I am sick on my deathbed, I have a list of back up photographers who I trust and have similar styles with. I will do everything I can to have them come cover your wedding and fill my shoes.
Yes…and no. Family and friends with cameras are great! I just ask that they please respect me while I work. If I see someone getting in shots to take their own, I will kindly ask them to stay behind me. No other professional photographers are allowed to take photos at the wedding.
I mostly use Dropbox or WeTransfer to deliver final images. Sometimes a delivery owl cannot be ruled out.

Portrait Sessions

Feel free to shoot me an email, and let’s get collaborating!
The two hours after sunrise and before sunset are my favorite time to shoot and provide the best light.
If you cancel prior to 24 hours of your shoot, you will not be charged. Any cancellations 24 hours or less before your shoot will be charged 50% of your session fee. If you need to reschedule, please let me know as soon as possible.
For a typical portrait session, I usually have images turned around within 7-10 days.
Yes! All I ask is that you do not manipulate the image in any way and please credit.
Of course, just be aware that several outfit changes can eat a lot of time from the shoot.
Please do! All I ask is that I get to play with them at the end of the shoot.
That I cannot, and will not. Be proud of who you are and what you look like! There is no such thing as “the perfect body.” We are all unique, embrace it.
If the day is just a rainy day, we will reschedule your shoot, but if it’s just cloudy…game on! Cloudy days are actually the best days to shoot portraits as the clouds provide a nice soft, diffused light.
I mostly use Dropbox or WeTransfer to deliver final images. Sometimes a delivery owl cannot be ruled out.

Prints

The sky is the limit! I can print really small or really, really big. Please visit my print store to see what sizes I have by default. If you do not see your size and need a custom print, please email me.
I offer a variety of paper print styles from matte to glossy to luster. I also print on canvas and metal. Metal is my most popular medium.
Please let me know as soon as you receive your print and I will be more than happy to get you a reprint.
Please let me know as soon as you receive your print and I will be more than happy to get you a reprint.
Of course! But please let me know before you place your order!
Several of my images do not make it to my print store, but if you see an image that you feel would look great on your wall, please contact me and I can get it ordered for you.
Typical turn around time for a print is between 2-3 weeks.

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