How far in advance should I book my wedding photography?
As soon as possible, especially if you are planning a spring or fall wedding. Typically couples book with me 8-14 months before their wedding date to ensure I have their date available.
Do you have a second shooter?
Yes! I am the primary photographer on your wedding day and I bring my intern (her name is Mallory) who works with me at every wedding. It's kind of like the closest thing you get to having 2 of me.
What does "fine art" mean?
If you're in the market for soft and romantic photography, chances are you've seen the words "fine art". Fine Art simply means, handcrafted images that look amazing by themselves or in a collection of images. Each photo you receive is a finished piece. You don't need to view the images as a collection in order to feel like they are complete.
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes I do and I can provide you with a proof - all you have to do is ask!
What is a "first look"?
Your wedding day should be enjoyable and relaxing, not rushed and stressful. Seeing each other before the wedding is a wise choice for several reasons. First, you will get to have a romantic first meeting without all your guests watching and I can capturing your first emotions in greater detail. Think about it - when you're walking down the aisle and it's the first time you're seeing your groom, you get to the end of the aisle and all you get to do is smile at one another. No kissing, no talking no nothing! A first look creates a truly authentic, emotional experience for just the two of you. Second, we will have more time for photos of the two of you and you will be able to have most of your photos done before the ceremony. It makes for a very relaxing day and more time with your guests.
What are the details of my engagement session?
An engagement session is the story of your life right now. Let's plan the perfect session and photograph it in your 2 favorite spots. Your engagement session includes up to 2 hours of shooting time, 50 miles total of travel from Boulder and the digital delivery of your high resolution images. Your engagement session investment is $525.
How many images will I receive and when will I receive them?
For portrait session, you will receive 40+ photos. For your wedding, you will receive about 500-800, it all depends on your wedding size and the amount of details you have. Your photos will be available in an online ordering gallery called PASS (see below) that you can share with friends and family so they can have access to ordering prints. Your engagement and boudoir images will be available 3-4 weeks after your session. Your wedding images will be available 4-8 weeks after your wedding.
What is the "PASS gallery"?
The online gallery is an APP called PASS. It will be delivered to you with your wedding images in a beautiful display for easy viewing and downloading. Your PASS gallery will be available online and back up on the cloud for 10 years from the date it was posted. From your gallery you can download your high-resolution images, share with friends and family and order beautiful, professional quality prints to show off your images.
How much is my retainer?
Your retainer is 50% of your requested coverage amount. Both for weddings and portraits.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! I understand that photography may be one of your biggest wedding day investments and it's also probably the one you value the most. Many of my clients pay as they go and from different sources. Feel free to reach out about payment plans and we can discuss what option may be best for you!
Why do a boudoir session?
A bridal boudoir session may take place before or on the day of your wedding. It all depends on when you want to give your groom the photos! Some brides like to present a beautiful album to their grooms on their wedding morning, while others prefer to do their boudoir session on the morning of their wedding. Either way, boudoir is something that I believe values over time. 20, 30, 50 years from now the photos you took in your carefully selected lingerie will be so amazing and beautiful to look back on. Plus! It's something fun to do for someone you live and it's just another excuse to look amazing and go shopping!
Why do a day after session?
A day after session is free of schedules and stresses, where we can go to a gorgeous setting to photograph you together while you enjoy being married. Some couples like to do it at their venue in their favorite location wearing clothes similar to their wedding outfits, while others prefer to be totally relaxed. It's just a fun time that can create the ultimate wedding experience.
Do you shoot film?
The first time I ever seriously picked up a camera was when I was 16 during a black and white photography course. I shot, wound and developed my own film and it was an amazing experience. Although I learned the fundamentals of photography on an analog film camera, I choose to shoot digitally now. All of the work in my portfolio is digital photography. That's not to say my work does not emulate film - I am greatly influenced by the softness film has - and I am told time and time again that my work looks very closely to film photography. Through years of practice, I have developed and perfected a signature look using a mixture of specific lenses and manual focusing techniques. Every image you receive from me has been carefully composed and color corrected by myself.
Do you photograph LGBTQ+ Weddings?
Yes of course - I believe LOVE is LOVE!
We want to book you for our wedding!!! What now?
I am so honored you want me to be a part f your wedding day! Start by filling out the couple's contact form and we will set up a time to speak in more detail about your unique wedding photography needs. If we're a good fit, I will send you a booking proposal to reserve my services. My entire booking process is completed online to make it the most easy process for you. Once I receive a 50% retainer along with a signed contract, your wedding date is book. The remainder of your balance will be due four weeks before your wedding day.