DO WE GET AN ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
Yes! Always, yes. My wedding packages include a complimentary engagement session because it is complimentary choosing not to use the session does not alter the package price. This is part of the getting to know you and you getting to know me part. I want to be able to create a relationship with my couples. Not everyone is a model or natural in front of a camera but I like to make them feel as comfortable as I can. It’s great experience and practice to get to know how it feels to be in front of my camera before the wedding day. From my bad jokes to embarrassing moments together we’ll document your engagement memories, it will be fun, I promise!
HOW WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?
I always present my couples with a private online gallery that they can share with family and friends and directly download their images from. I give full rights to my clients but my galleries offer an amazing print shop. I normally average 70 images per hour and keep all of the best ones to present my couples with. Also, I love album design! I offer packages that include custom albums and the ability to add albums on a la carte.
Is Eight Hours enough?
I believe that at least 8 hours of wedding day coverage is necessary to fully capture the day. My clients put a lot of time and care into planning their wedding day. I want to be there with the least amount of stress for everybody. I will work with you to create a custom timeline tailored to your day for photography. Extra time can always be added on before or on a wedding day as needed. I know that sometimes timing goes awry, which is I always recomend having a wedding planner! This is so different than the venue coordinator, I would love to recomend some of my favorites planners to you!
SHOULD WE HAVE A SHOTLIST?
Yes and no. I love to look over a shot list or inspiration list to get an idea of what is important to my couples but I would lose moments trying to force shots. It is my job and I will do my best to organically capture the fleeting moments and step in and pose as needed. I want to be present on your day and unseen at the same time. I will never jump in front of the congregation during a ceremony but would rather park it and wait for the moments. In my pre-wedding questionnaire I do ask what family for the family portraits you would like.
WILL THERE BE A SECOND SHOOTER?
I always have a second shooter. I believe that it is a necessity to be able to capture all the monumental moments that happen on a wedding day. They may not always be photographing. There will be times that they are shooting and moments where they are assisting me with gear or lighting but they will be there.