Frequently asked questions

by couples like you

answered by me

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How do i book you?

After you’ve filled out my contact form here and we’ve had a chance to get to know each other, I’ll send over a contract and invoice! Once the contract is signed and the deposit is paid, your date is officially booked on my calendar!

Wedding and elopement payments are split into thirds, including your initial deposit.

Session payment plans are split in half, including your initial deposit. Of course, I am always here to talk about creating a custom payment plan that works for you!

How will we receive our photos? Can we print them ourselves?

All of your wedding photos are delivered as high res, digital files in an online gallery for easy downloading and sharing! All of my contracts include a print release, so you are free to print them yourselves, but I also offer and recommend prints through a professional service which you can easily order straight through me from your gallery!

Do you help with the planning process?

Of course! Please let me know if you need any help throughout your planning process. I do a 6 month out check in as well as a 3 month out wedding questionnaire that is used to build your wedding day photography timeline! I also have a ton of recommended vendors I love working with that I will send your way once booked!

When will we receive our photos? How many will we get?

You’ll receive sneak peeks within 72 hours of your wedding or elopement! I love sending these to hold couples over and get them excited for more while I’m editing the rest! For weddings and elopements, my turnaround time is anywhere between 6 - 10 weeks. For sessions of any type, my turnaround time is anywhere between 3 - 8 weeks. 

Photo quantity varies depending on the day, each day is so different!

Do you give out raw photos?

One of the most exciting things about hiring a professional photographer to document your day is reliving your most memorable moments as captured through their creative perspective. For this reason, I do not give out Raw files as they are not an accurate or completed representation of my work. I work very hard to deliver images that are true to the style you are paying for!

How far will you travel? Will you travel for engagement or couples sessions?

I am based in San Diego, California AND Washington, D.C. and YES, I travel for weddings, elopements, and sessions! I have documented love stories in Maine, California, Utah, Montana, Texas, The Carolinas, Ireland, Denmark, and South Africa, to name a few of my favorite places! I’d be honored to travel your way next. Contact me here for travel fees and a custom quote!

Where are you located?

I’m located in San Diego, California AND Washington, D.C., which means both places are considered 'local' to me. You can find my travel dates and book your session here!

So, we’re like awkward in front of the camera…. What do we do?

Trust me, everyone feels a little awkward in front of a camera at first. But hear me out, I promise you’ll find yourself loosening up as the session goes on. You might even think, “Holy shit, I’m loving this!” Know that I’ve been there and completely understand, which is why I direct rather than pose and will always do everything in my power to help you feel as comfortable as possible! You can expect to run around, let your hair down, and laugh a whole lot while I handle the rest. Check out reviews from other camera-shy couples here!

What about the weather?

I’m all about embracing the weather as it comes, but depending on the severity, I’m here to talk about rescheduling. 

What kind of gear do you shoot with? do you have a back-up just in case?

I always have and always will be a Canon photographer, and yes — I carry a back-up on me to ensure that you’re covered! I’m currently shooting with 2 Canon R6’s and 35, 50, and 70 - 200 mm lenses. 

What do I wear to my shoot?

Once you’re officially booked, I’ll send over an outfit guide to help you style a look depending on the location we’re shooting at! If you want to get a head start on your shopping, check out my Pinterest for some inspiration here!

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