Frequently Asked Questions - Weddings
Wait, you do weddings?
Yes! Although I am best known for my landscape work, I have been shooting weddings since 2010. I've covered close to about 60 weddings now.
How do I book you for my wedding?
How far in advance should I book you for my wedding?
The sooner, the better...but not too soon. I will take bookings a year in advance, but anything beyond that I unfortunately cannot commit to. If I am booked for your wedding day, I will gladly recommend a few trusted photographer friends who will do a great job as well!
Do you travel?
Own luggage bags, will travel. I have photographed weddings in California, Colorado and Costa Rica (what's up with the C locations?). If you would like for me to travel to your wedding, there is no additional charge, but I do require that my travel costs be covered. This includes airfare, rental car, fuel, and lodging. I prefer to be flown in at least 48 hours prior to your wedding to avoid any possible travel bumps and to get be able to tour your wedding venue before hand.
Do you recommend a second photographer?
100%. Although sometimes I like to think I'm a super hero, I am not, and I can only be in one place at a time. Hiring a second shooter is a beautiful way to ensure not a moment is missed during your big day. Situations have occurred before in the past in which the second shooter saved my butt. For example, when Uncle Bill decides to stand up right in front of the first kiss. Or how about when a cameras autofocus tracks the wrong thing? These moments can happen and that's the value of having a second shooter.
Easy there partner, I know you are extremely anxious to see your images, but they didn't build Rome in a day...or did they? Either way, good things come with time, and that's what is needed to make sure each image is properly edited and prepared for you. Typically it takes 6-8 weeks to turn around a wedding. Although, if you are nice to me and bribe me with a Kit-Kat, you may get an image or two within the first few days after your wedding to get your taste buds going.
When can we see our photos?
Both! I love black-and-white photography so I will try to sneak in a few frames throughout the day. I shoot mostly in color, but if you have a preference for black-and-white, I will have no problem shooting more of that style.
Do you shoot in color or black & white?
Yes. All imagery needs to be retouched to an extent. This includes color correction, contrast, saturation, skin correction, etc. I will not however do the following: Make you skinnier. Add to your bust. Cover up bald spots. Remove under arm skin. Etc. Be proud and confident in yourself! You want to look like YOU in your images :)
Do you retouch your images?
No one likes a hungry photographer.
Do we need to feed you?
Knock on wood, this has never happened, but I am human. In the rare case that this situation were to happen, I have a hand-full of photographers that I could call day of to come cover your big day. These are all photographers that I have worked with in the past and feel extremely confident in.
What happens if you are sick for our wedding date?
The quick answer is no. The reason being is I need your guys full attention and don't need another person in the way of images. Now if Aunt Sue wants to bring her camera to take a few photos of you guys at the reception, no worries, but during the ceremony, absolutely not. I even encourage couples to put a small note in their wedding invitation or at the entrance to their venue for people to leave their cameras at home and to come enjoy the wedding.
Can I have someone else at the wedding taking photos?
Usually via delivery pigeon, but if it's a windy day, I will deliver high and low resolution images via WeTransfer. These will be the best-of-the-best images from your day. Typically I deliver between 300-400 final edited images. From that point, you may print, share, post them at your will.
How do you deliver your images?
I require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of contract signing. The remaining balance is due 7 days before your wedding.