HOW DO WE BOOK?
I'm glad you're here
YAYAYAYYY!!! OK first— shoot me an email and give me allllll the details! I can't wait to hear all about you two, how you met, your vision for your photos... everything! :) I'll send you a bunch of info, and when you're ready, a 50% retainer and signed contract will hold your date and make this thing official!!!
HOW MANY IMAGES ARE INCLUDED?
I typically deliver around 60+ edited images per hour. I don’t put a set number on how many photos I deliver, and I definitely don’t hold any hostage. I want you to have all of the good ones. Every wedding and session is different, so the number will vary.
WHAT DO WE WEAR FOR PHOTOS?
Basically, be yourselves and wear something you can move around in. Think about the location and how the outfits will compliment it. I suggest neutral earth tones, as they photograph well. Casual is okay! Don’t think you HAVE to dress up, especially if that’s not “you”. Accessories like a hat and anything with flowy movement also photographs super well! I have a Pinterest board for inspiration if you want to check it out here! Feel free to text me photos/questions— I'm here to help!
HOW DO YOU HANDLE TRAVEL FEES?
I have packages with travel built in! I have a pricing guide for anywhere within the Southeast U.S. (anywhere I could roadtrip ayyye), one for travel anywhere within the U.S. (including Alaska + Hawaii), and one for ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. Patagonia? Yep. Little island off the coast of Africa? I'll be there boo.
I do this because it's straight up easier for everyone. My hubby has literally done price estimating and planning budgets for a JOB, so he's helped me craft prices that make sense for base-line averages. That means if I want to upgrade, it'll be on my own dime. I'll book my own travel (after getting your approval on flights, etc.), and there doesn't have to be all the back-and-forth and the uncertainty for your budget.
I know how crazy it is trying to plan a wedding while having a full-time job and juggling everything else in life! The travel collections mean it's ONE PRICE— that easy. No adding up a million things, waiting on a custom quote, getting a bill of all my Uber trips you weren't expecting, worrying about booking my travel or flights sky-rocketing!
We have a ton of experience with travel planning, so if you're curious, just reach out! Never hurts. :)
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRAVEL COLLECTIONS?
Roundtrip flights, hotel, transportation, and food per diem. For U.S. weddings or elopements, 3 days of a hotel. For international, 4-5 nights of a hotel. Why 4-5 nights? First, I don't wanna be jetlagged and half asleep shooting your wedding. Second, I'd like time to scout the location. Third, in case my flight is delayed. Fourth, would you wanna fly halfway across the world for less than 4-5 days?! 😂 Permits and anything extra (like additional transportation, 4WD, ferries, etc.) are not included.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR FLIGHT IS DELAYED?
I always plan to arrive AT LEAST a full day before the wedding, if not 2+. That way, even if we have delays, nobody's sweating!
WHAT IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO THE LOCATION BEFORE?
No worries! There's so many ways around this— I'll research the location on google maps, google earth, blogs, ask around, and reach out to people in that area. Also, I always try to get there early so that I can have a full day to location scout. If you're eloping and have also never been there, we can make plans to explore together. :)
DO YOU HAVE A TRAVEL SCHEDULE WE CAN SEE?
You know it! Click here. Save money on an epic shoot by booking me for a session / elopement in a place I'm already planning to go to!
WILL YOU HELP US PLAN OUR DESTINATION ELOPEMENT?
Absolutely! We have a ton of experience with traveling and planning travel, and we'd love to help you turn your dreams into reality!
WHAT'S THE BUCKET LIST DISCOUNT ABOUT?
I have a list of places I'd love to shoot at, and I offer a discounted price for weddings or elopements booked in those spots! Check out the current list of places that qualify here! If your location isn't on the list, just reach out and I'll let you know if it qualifies. :)
Also— we travel a lot, so book me when I'm already planning to be at a destination, and you'll have travel fees waved (aka, you'll get the "local" price for a session/wedding/elopement!
WHAT IS YOUR DELIVERY TIME + PROCESS?
I use a gallery delivery site called Pic-Time to deliver your images to you. It’s an easy-to-use personal online gallery for you to view your photos, mark your favorites, download web-sized or full-res images, and even buy prints, canvases, albums, cards, etc! You will have access to this gallery for 6 months. After this time, you will be responsible for storing your images. No prints are included in my packages.
For weddings, you’ll receive your gallery within 6 weeks. For sessions, you’ll receive your gallery within 3-4 weeks.
WHAT IF WE NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE?
The retainer is non-refundable and a new retainer may need to be made to secure a new date. If we're rescheduling a wedding in a different calendar year, it will be subject to new pricing, as I raise my prices each year to match my experience.
WHAT IF WE NEED TO RESCHEDULE OUR SHOOT DUE TO WEATHER?
We can totally reschedule a session if the weather is really that bad! However, I suggest embracing the weather within reason— sometimes it forces a new level of creativity. Rain can look super cool and wind makes for BOMB photos!
DO YOU GIVE RAWS (UNEDITED PHOTOS)?
Nope. Editing is half the magic, and I promise I'll give you all the good ones.
CAN I BRING MY DOG / PET?
UM, GET OUTTA HERE IF YOU THINK THAT'S EVEN A QUESTION. 😂 The answer is: abso-freaking-lutely.
CAN I BRING FAMILY OR FRIENDS TO THE SHOOT?
I'd prefer it if you didn't. I've found it to be a HUGE vibe killer. My work is centered around vulnerability and building a relationship between us that allows you to let your walls down and relax into each other. The goal is for you to forget anyone is watching you or that there's a camera on you. That's kinda hard when you know your parents / friend / whoever is watching. But ultimately, this is your decision.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO OUR WEDDING?
HEAVEN FORBID, but if something were to happen that rendered me unable to shoot (accident, illness, pregnancy, death, disaster, etc.), I would find another photographer to shoot in my place, and I would edit the photos in my editing style.
WILL YOU PHOTOSHOP US?
No babe, I am all about making you feel DANG BEAUTIFUL just as you are!!! Feel free to let me know of any insecurities you may have and I will keep that in mind when photographing you! I will, however, touch up acne or blemishes that wouldn't normally be there if you'd like. Side note: I used to be a web designer for Aerie (an intimates brand that does NOT retouch their models), and after 3 years in an office culture that truly embraces every body and "flaw," this way of thinking has been ingrained into me! I feel so passionate about helping you feel great in your own skin and being your BIGGEST HYPE WOMAN.
WE'RE AWKWARD, HELP!
EVERYONE SAYS THIS. DON’T WORRY, I GOTCHU. I PROMISE!!! I'll do everything I can to make you comfortable in front of the camera, it's my job!