If my job was as simple as showing up and pushing a button, anyone could do it. But it's really not that simple. I'm not offering you just images, I'm offering an experience. I want you to feel loved and cared for from the moment you send me the first email until you have stunning images on your wall.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE TO WORK WITH ME:
1. You're Into Me You've seen my portfolio. You've read about my love of bicycles. You're feeling my worldly vibe.
2. Let's Meet Our first meeting is a Voice or FaceTime call, because we all have busy lives and meeting up can be hard to coordinate. If we feel it, you book your date! Once you decide to hire me you'll send me a deposit to reserve your date on my calendar.
3. Questioners and Dream Planning We will plan everything out so we both feel good about it and the day or session will flow in a carefree way.
4. Thinking of me? I'm always an email away. I'm not here just for photos. I'm here to help your whole photo session experience and for it to be as easy and stress-free as possible.
5. Friend For Life Whether you knew you wanted it or not, I am already personally invested in your story. I will blend myself so seamlessly into your tribe that you'll forget I'm not one of you. I'm basically your photo ninja, capturing moments you won't even realize are happening. I'm already getting emotional.
6. The Final Product You'll get a preview of the session on social media if you want it shared (I respect all decisions about social media) and then we will make a date for a few weeks out to have a viewing party together!
7. Viewing Party! ... This is my favorite. Its time to celebrate you! We come back together in your home or my studio, I'll provide refreshments. Then I will present you with your video slideshow from the session, we will ALL cry our eyes out and then you get to make decisions on what you want to do with the photos from there.
8. Printing your Photos Printing is so important and a service that I provide because I care so much about you and the quality of the images after you see the images on a screen. I can walk you through the right options for you with no minimums and no
All the FAQ's
What makes your work different from anyone else's work?
I don't like to compare myself to other photographers because it's about so much more than just the portfolio. It's about shooting style, moments captured, and the personality that comes with it. What makes me different isn't just the images I will get, but the way I get them. I'll prompt you to interact with each other in ways that make you smile, laugh, tear up, reminisce and more. I want you to look at your couples portraits and remember that time you were giggling because your partner whispered soemthing in your ear, not look back at them and think "wow, this is when our photographer turned our chins toward each other and forced us to laugh real hard." Don't worry you guys, I'm not JCPenny or Lifetouch.
Where do you live? Will you travel for our wedding?
You can mail glitter bombs directly to my address at ... just kidding! I am based in Colorado, but if you put me on an airplane or give me an opportunity to binge my favorite podcasts on a roadtrip to your out of state wedding I'm not going to say no! I have had the opportunity to photograph weddings in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, South Carolina, Ohio and Minnesota. I haven't photographed internationally (yet) but my passport is burning a hole in my camera bag so don't be afraid to reach out!
Will you photograph an LGBTQ+ wedding?
I hate that you even have to ask this question. Yes! One-Million % yes! I would love to photograph your wedding - love is love is love is love no matter a person's gender or sexuality.
Do we receive print release for our images?
Absolutely, you sure do! The contract that you sign includes print release for all engagement sessions, boudoir sessions, weddings and elopements. These are your photos and your memories, I'll never hold them hostage from you. On that note - even though you do have the ability to print on your own, I highly reccomend printing through a high quality printer such as these guys vs Walmart. You don't want to spend money on photos just to have them printed with a low quality printer. That's like going to a five-star restaurant and putting ketchup all over the steak. (Ok, I'll totally admit that's something my son Brayden would do.)
You are not obligated to print through me, but I highly reccomend ordering an album through me for you and your partner to share, or as gifts for your parents. Because I'm a professional, I have access to the highest quality printers and albums. To see more about the [seriously gorgeous] albums I offer check out this blog post.
Do you allow other people to take pictures during my wedding?
Since it's 2018, just about everyone has a smartphone or tablet with a built-in camera (except for maye your old Uncle that insists his flip phone gets the job done). I will go over this more in-depth in your contract, but other people are allowed to take pictures at your wedding. I do reccomend that you at least have an unplugged ceremony, though. Looking out into a sea of iPads and iPhones isn't nearly as touching as seeing the actual faces of your guests during the ceremony. Also, I really don't want to throw elbows when someone steps in front of me as I capture your partner's face when you come down the aisle.
Are the couples on your website models?
Haha! I'm just #blessed with stylish af couples. All of the couples you see on my website are regular, paying clients. Every now and again I'll feature a styled shoot on my blog - but that is always indicated in the blog post and those are usually real couples, too!
Can we receive a discount if we choose to forego an engagement session?
All of my collections are customizable. If your collection includes an engagement session you can add/remove it as well as hours of coverage, the second photographer or the photo booth for either a reduced rate or an album credit. You can see the full break-down of my pricing here.
Will you replicate images from my Pinterest board?
Pinterest is an awesome tool for getting inspired and planning your wedding and I love seeing what inspires you. Heck, I use it for home decor all the time. However, I won't use your Pinterest board as a shot list (or any other shot list for that matter). I want to be fully present so I can capture genuine moments as they unfold, not try to recreate someone else's moment for you. I'll do my best to keep your preferences in mind, but I want you to feel confident and trust that you'll love your own wedding photos even more than those ones that you saw on Pinterest.
How many photos will we get and when will we get them?
This all depends on the hours of coverage, the schedule of events, whether you have a second photographer and how great your geusts are at hitting the dance floor. Typically, you'll receive 50-100 images per hour from your wedding day. Your contract states the full image gallery will be ready in 4-6 weeks, and it can truly take that long if I'm in the middle of a busy wedding season, but I strive to get your images to you as quickly as possible. On average, that takes about 3 weeks. I know, waiting is hard, but I'll be sure to put some sneak previews for you on my Instagram and Facebook while you wait.
How do you deliver your photos?
I like to keep all things digital. You'll receive a personalized link to an online gallery that contains all of your edited, high-resolution images. You're welcome to share this link with family, friends, neighbors, and more.
If you live in the boonies and don't have great inernet to download your images, or have a family member that prefers a more tangible copy of hte images, I do offer USBs for an additional cost.
Do you have backup equipment?
I wouldn't even dream of shooting someone's wedding without backups of everything. My primary camera bodies both have dual slots so your wedding photos are immediately backed up twice. I have two backup camera bodies just in case I drop one down a mountain or walk backwards into a river. I even have backup lenses and flashes. You never know when a guest is going to accidentally kick a $600 flash off the top of your camera while you're trying to take some creative shots on the dance floor (true story).
Speaking of that time someone dance-kicked your flash across the room - do you have insurance?
Sure do! I have full business liability insurance and am happy to share this certificate with your wedding venue upon request. All of my second shooters, associate photographers and photo booth attendants carry liability insurance as well.
Do you backup our photos?
Immediately after I get home from your wedding, and before I have a date with a bottle of wine and a bubble bath, I backup the images to two different external hard drives. One of those hard drives goes directly into a safe and the other lives on my desk. I also have a specific portable hard drive that I use for travel weddings and the images get backed up on to my laptop hard drive as well as a portable hard drive, then backed up again to my primary hard drives when I return home. I do not erase/format any of my or my second photographer's camera cards until your wedding images are edited and delivered. I do not delete edited + delivered images from any events and I keep a backup of RAW images for at least 2 years.
We're ready to book! What can we do to reserve our date?
Fill out my contact form here. When you're ready to book, 50% of the collection price is due to retain your date. The remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to your wedding. I do offer payment plans if this needs to be split up a bit more, but the minimum amount to hold your date is $1000.