Here’s the bottom line: I’m here to be open, honest, and real with you. I hope that this answers any questions you may have, but if you still have others, please feel free to send me an e-mail via my contact form!
Are we a good fit for each other?
First and foremost, I want to make sure that I’m exactly what you’re looking for. Do you love the outdoors and adventure, consider yourself to be more laid back, want to incorporate some unique or different ideas into your wedding day, or love genuine, candid, and emotional photos? Then we’re gonna be fast friends! (Bonus points if you’re obsessed with plants, Grey’s Anatomy, coffee, hiking, or french fries because those are the truest ways to my heart!) I find it so important to work with people who value some of the same things that I do, so that I can truly put my heart and soul into our time together, and give you my best. I want to be more than just the person who records your wedding day or your big life moments, I want to get to know you personally and really invest in your experience. If this sounds like what you’re looking for, then let’s get in touch!
How long have you been a photographer?
I’ve been obsessed with any camera I could get my hands on since middle school, but I’ve been officially running my photography business since 2015! In 2014, I graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with an AA-S in Photography and have been growing and learning even more ever since then.
Do you travel?
Heck yeah! Travel is something I try to do as much as possible in my free time and it’s something I genuinely love doing. Seeing a place for the first time inspires me so much. If you’d like me to come along with you on your next adventure, send me a message via my contact form to inquire about travel rates!
How far in advance should I book?
The sooner, the better. Popular summer wedding dates (Saturdays, June through September) can book 9-12 months in advance! For any other portrait sessions (engagement, anniversary, senior, etc.) I’d recommend getting a hold of me at least 2 weeks before you want to schedule, to ensure I have space on my calendar for you.
Can we see a full wedding?
Absolutely! I don’t post entire wedding galleries on my website because honestly, most people don’t want to take the time to scroll through 500-1000 images! But please feel free to ask to see a full wedding gallery, and I’d be more than happy to send over examples. I want you to know exactly what you’re getting from me when you choose me for your wedding day!
Are you involved in the wedding planning process?
I can be as involved as you’d like me to be! Since I’ve been doing this for a few years now, I’ve gotten a pretty good grip on what works and what doesn’t. Of course we’ll sit down to arrange the schedule for the day from a photography standpoint, but if you have any additional questions about the details of the day, or would like vendor recommendations, please don’t hesitate to let me know.
What should I wear to our session?
Ultimately, you should wear whatever you love and what you feel most comfortable in. I recommend staying away from any bright colors, busy patterns, or logos because they can be distracting! One outfit for a session is totally fine, but if you want to do more than that I’d recommend doing two, and splitting that between one casual one and one that’s more dressed up. Any more than 2 outfits can be a little too much, and takes time away from the session! When you’re picking out what to wear, feel free to send me photos and I can give you my thoughts!
How many images do you deliver?
Every wedding and session is so different from the next, which is why I don’t set a cutoff amount of images delivered. I’ve seen some photographers run their business this way, to get you to pay extra for extra photos, but these are your memories and I want to make sure you have every single one of them. For engagement or portrait sessions, the amount delivered can run anywhere between 50 - 150! For weddings, so many factors can dictate what the final count is, including bridal party size, whether you choose to do a first look or not, how big your family / guest list is, the events you include in your reception, etc. It can range anywhere between 500 - 1000! I encourage you to prioritize quality, and remember that a well captured wedding doesn’t always mean a ton of photos.
Do you deliver every single photo from the session / wedding? How about RAW or unedited photos?
Nope and nope! I only want to give you the best, highest quality images from our time together, because I’m a firm believer in quality > quantity! Trust in me and my process. My hope is that you’re choosing me because you like my style of shooting + editing, and delivering unedited photos wouldn’t be a true representation of my art.
If you feel like I forgot to deliver a certain photo, please feel free to reach out and I’ll take a look through your gallery a second time! I’m human too, and mistakes can happen!
Do you photoshop your clients?
Aside from possible blemishes, bruises, or other temporary things, no! I don’t believe altering your appearance is a true representation of who you are. I promise to photograph you in a way that flatters, and if you have something you’re especially self conscious of, let me know in advance and I’ll keep it in mind while we shoot!
What’s your turnaround time?
This can depend on a lot of factors, including the time of year, my travel schedule, and how busy I am. For any portrait sessions I aim to deliver in around 2 weeks. For weddings, it can take around 4 weeks in my slower season (November - May) and around 6-8 weeks in my busy season (June - October). I promise to get your photos back to you as soon as I can, without compromising quality for a quicker return date.
Can I post my photos on social media?
Of course you can! Once you get your gallery, you have the right to share your photos on any of your accounts. I do ask that you tag me and give credit in your caption when possible (referrals are so important for my business!), and that under no circumstances, do you crop, edit, or alter my photos in any way. I want the memories that you share to be the truest representation of my unique style!
Do you offer discounts?
At this time, I do not. Keep an eye out for mini sessions if you’re looking to book with me at a lower rate; I offer them a couple times a year! You can also subscribe to my e-mail list to be the first to hear about promotions, giveaways, or mini session bookings. Drop your e-mail address in the footer below!