The experience I have created is not by accident it is by design. Everything I do on the wedding day, everything I do for my couples is on purpose to create the best experience and capture the best photos.
Here are some FAQ on how that process works to get the awesome end result.
With every couple, I diligently and intentionally work to give them the time and attention they deserve. I enjoy learning their story and take the photos that I know will matter the most to them.
While I provide the obvious, surface level, moments I aim also for photos that require me to dive deeper into to their relationships.
One week before the wedding I set up a dinner with the couple to hang out. Not to discuss wedding logistics, business talk, or camera settings. Instead, during this time we all get to know each other more. I am genuinely curious about each couple, their family, very close friends, bridal party – anything that could be important or come up on the wedding day. My goal is to learn about the relationships of the guests before the wedding day instead of learning it as the day progresses and potentially miss things.
I also talk about my own personal experience of getting married (quickly upcoming…Oct. 6th 2018). This dinner is very casual but the most important part of the experience that allows me to get deep into your lives. I want us all to be comfortable around each other, which telegraphs into the way that I will seamlessly cover your wedding day.
Often times at the end of these dinners the couple leaves feeling more relaxed. There is a renewed excitement that seems to settle the nerves. It honestly helps us all to feel more conformable and connected. I find that it also helps reduce the camera awareness when the wedding day approaches.
My style is a combination of creative documentary photojournalism with separate posed portraits. My background is in photojournalism which compliments my artistic nature. Together I make sure that every image tells a story and looks beautiful.
To be fair, I don’t know the ins-and-outs of every photographer; But I work my hardest to deliver photos I love and find interesting while challenging myself creatively to push the boundaries and grow my talent. I feel like the amount of hard work and dedication is the main differentiator.
Check out my philosophy section to learn about my biases when taking photos on a wedding day.
Yes. I love shooting all of the activities surrounding your wedding from henna parties, rehearsal dinners, sunset boat rides, or any other wedding event (not on the same day as the wedding). If it is part of the wedding, it should be a part of your wedding story. I include one pre/post wedding event with all destination wedding package.
Yes, I love traveling for weddings. I’ll travel anywhere to photograph your wedding. I offer a special wedding package for Destination Weddings that includes pre-weeding event activities like the rehearsal dinner and a day after session. This allows us to take full advantage of the beautiful destination that you have chosen to get married at.
Yes, and I think day after sessions are super important to get the best moments on your wedding day, as well as the best creative portraits. It allows time for you to maximize your day with your guests, both also focus on creative bride and groom moments to commemorate your wedding.
I offer a special wedding package for destination weddings that includes a day after session. The benefit is spending extra time to create extraordinary creative portraits for you to cherish for years to come.
The typical wedding day schedule does not allow for 2-3 hours to drive to unique locations for portraits. Also on the wedding day, the best time of day to take portraits is at sunset which is usually right in the middle of the reception. At best, the couple can usually sneak away for 10-15 minutes of portraits. But a day after sessions gives more time for portraits in the best light possible.
I lost track after my fifth year but I know I have photographed over 100 weddings since I started shooting weddings back in 2010.
I mainly shoot solo, but at times I will shoot with a second shooter. I usually recommend a second shooter with weddings that have more than 100 guests. It is not required, but it can be an added bonus if you want more photos and coverage of your guests. When available, I’ll bring my talented fiancé along to second shoot. You can check out a few of her photo here.
Yes, I do. My main focus during the day is centered around the a candid story telling approach. But, I always fit in time to photograph the major details. If you will be having a lot of extra and unique embellishments are at very significant for you to have documented, I’d suggest adding on a second shooter to help capture more details without derailing the story telling coverage. Here are some examples of what the details might look like.
Yes I do. These photos are very important. Here are some examples of what they will look like.
I shoot an unlimited amount of photos and never limit the amount of photos I deliver. The amount of photos depends on the number of hours of your wedding celebration. My average is about 800 photos per wedding.
I don’t believe the average wedding story can be told in a predetermined amount of time. (At least a stress free one). All of my wedding packages have unlimited coverage. Some of the very best moments happen at the very end of the reception and those calm early morning moments are an important party of the story not worth missing.
I’ll capture your wedding day from start to finish and you can enjoy your wedding day without worrying about fitting everything into a set amount of time.
My only caveat is that pending no ‘interesting/fun/eventful’ activity happening pre-getting ready in the morning I’ll start the day about half way into getting ready. This just allows me to have the appropriate amount of energy to go until the end of the wedding, no matter how late.
Yes I love traveling for weddings. I’ll travel anywhere to photograph your wedding.
Yes. Having your photos taken is only half of the experience. Seeing your photos in print is the most rewarding way to relive your wedding day.
Viewing 3” sized photos on a computer screen are alright for friends, but seeing your photos printed larger, on physical paper, is a completely different experience.
With every package I’ll send you a private online gallery for you to share with family and friends to buy prints. This makes it easy for inquiring family to see and buy photos.
I approach each wedding unique to each couple, their guests, and their wedding celebration. By focusing on a shot list I’ll miss the unique parts of your day that truly mean the most. However, I will ask for a list of family photos to make sure we don’t miss any photo combination.
For these reasons I do not work with a shot list or list of Pinterest photos.
Before you finalize your booking with me I’ll send a full gallery so you can see what full wedding gallery will look like. This is super important and I love showing you an example of a full wedding.
Yes but only:
November – April: Sunday – Friday
May – October: Monday – Sunday
It’s very easy. Just contact me by shooting me an email. We’ll arrange a time for the three of us to talk to get to know each other more. From there, I’ll send you an online contract to sign and request 1/2 of the total cost to secure the date. After that, I’ll guarantee to be there to photograph your wedding. I can’t wait!