Q: Do you offer family sessions or coverage outside of weddings? Yes! I take on other subjects like family, senior and boudoir as my wedding schedule allows. I offer those in Fort Wayne and reserve travel for weddings and engagement sessions!
Q: What kind of wedding coverage do you offer?
Fab question. I offer seven, eight and ten hour wedding packages as well elopements for more intimate days. Each collection includes an online gallery of final images, printing rights, custom timeline planning + complementary engagement session! Packages begin at $3400.
Q: How many photos will we get? If its pretty, I’ll deliver it! I take out the blinks, blurs and repeats but no worries you’ll get the bloopers ;) Each wedding is a little different when it comes to the amount of details, number of events and all that jazz so the number to each gallery is unique. The average wedding gets 600-800 final edited images! I mix in some great black and whites as well. I don’t hold any pictures you’ll love hostage!
Q: How do we get our pictures? All of your final edited images will be delivered in an online gallery. They’re safely stored there for you to share, print and download!
Q: Delivery time?
You will get your final wedding gallery within six weeks and your portrait session within a month!
Q: Sooo….we always feel awkward in front of the camera! Is that okay?
Oh, I’ve got you boo! I know being in front of the camera can feel a bit intimidating. I'm very affirmative so I won't sit behind the camera silently. I'm goofy and light-heated so I photograph in the same way. I like to run my shoots like we’re hanging and chatting. I opt for movement based prompts like walking, bumping hips, dancing (no great moves required) and actions vs. stiff + formal posing! I like to encourage natural movement rather than giving one isolated pose after another. So in summary, I will absolutely direct you so you're not left hanging but also leave lots of room for you to be yourself and make whatever direction I give you your own. I keep things moving and light so it does’t even feel like your picture is being taken!
Q: Do you take the formal pictures as well as the fun, candid ones? Absolutely! I know family members (my mom included!) tend to enjoy the more classic shots of you looking at the camera and grinning. I always make sure to have those mixed into your final gallery!
Q: Will you do this really adorable pose I saw on Pinterest?
I think Pinterest is an awesome spot for gathering inspiration (I pin home decor and fashion ideas as much as the next girl)! However, I don't directly remake other photographers work. I love for my clients come open-minded so we can work together to make something beautiful!
Q: Can I have the RAW files?
I don’t provide raw/ unedited images. That’s like asking a baker for the eggs and mix she used to make your favorite cake! Like her, I put a ton of thought into my creative post-processing (toning, retouching, cropping, etc.) that helps create me fine-tune my images! I really cherish not only taking photographs but also using my experience and style to make a rad final gallery just for you. Without that combination I consider my images unfinished. You wouldn’t want that cake unbaked would you? ;)
Q: Do you offer a discount?
Budgets can be tough to talk about- I understand! I really appreciate openness and honesty in this area. Photography is my full-time gig, how I support my son's mini muffin addiction and make sure my business is running to the best of its ability. Photographers have to pay for back-ups to keep your images safe, editing software, insurance, website hosting and equipment out of pocket. My pricing also includes time away from my family, childcare and education to keep stretching myself and serving you in the most amazing way possible. I do my best to work within your budget for off season and weekday weddings, smaller affairs and custom packages if you need something a little different. Feel free to shoot me a message to chat further!
Q: Do we meet before we book? Unless you ask, I don’t require it! I chat with most of my couples via email and FaceTime because we all have busy schedules between work and our fam + friends. I put a lot of heart into my website, social media and emails so you can get a feel for who I am. If you want to grab a coffee in person that can absolutely be arranged!
Q: Can you shoot my destination wedding?
Heck yes! I’m based in the Midwest but love to take on a few destination weddings each year. If there is anything I adore to travel for it’s photographing love stories and the adventures that accompany them. Whether you’re eloping at a lakeside cabin or planning the vineyard wedding of your dreams I would love to be a part of it.
Q: How do I book? To make things official, I require a 25% retainer + a signed digital contract. The final 75% is due one month before your date. I try to keep things as simple as possible!