Updated May 1, 2018
ALL DAY COVERAGE
Complimentary Engagement Session
All Day Wedding Coverage
High-Resolution Files/Print Release
3 Weeks Turnaround Time
8 x 8 Album
A LA CARTE
* Hourly Rate applies for portrait sessions, elopements, and intimate weddings under 6 hours.
WHAT SETS me APART?
No hourly packages
Chances are, you have been doing the math to see whether you need 6, 8, 10, or *gasp* 12 hours of coverage. Most likely, your timeline isn't even set in stone yet and you're torn between saving some money and cutting photo hours and splurging a little just in case to cover your entire day from getting ready to sendoff. This is a headache we don't want you to have. When you book me for your wedding day, I'm putting in 35-40 hours of work for you from when you inquire to when I send you your photos, so my price points take into account much more than your physical wedding day. On another note, I don't want you to have the option to cut my hours because then I can't do my job properly. You're hiring me to photograph the story of your wedding day, and that's beginning to end. Your day doesn't start at your ceremony. I'm a storyteller and choosing to work with me means choosing to remember your entire day for all its subtle details and all its grand moments.
free engagement session
Say what?! Engagement sessions are always complimentary with me because they're much more important than you may think. I don't shoot them for free to expand my portfolio, or to give you pretty pictures to show off. The purpose of your engagement session is for me to get to know how you both act in front of the camera. You may think you're the epitome of awkward (or you may think you're the bees knees) but the proof is in the pudding and I won't know how to photograph you until I point that camera at you. I want to know what makes you laugh, what gets you to smile naturally, how comfortable you are with public displays of affection, and how much involvement from me you need to make this happen. And I don't want to be learning these things on the fly on your wedding day. Some couples need constant engagement from me to fall into natural and fun photos while other couples barely need me to say a word.
QUICK TURNAROUND TIMES
Three weeks (tops!) for wedding galleries, and one week for portrait sessions. There are a few key factors that play into having some of the quickest turnaround times in the industry. The first being that this is my full time job. Photographing and editing is what I do all day every day so I definitely have the time to put into your images. And while it takes a good amount of discipline to edit so efficiently, the key is simply practice. All of your images are imported, backed up, organized, and edited like clockwork and there's no time wasted. Photographing with intention is the last, and most important, factor into my quick turnaround times. If you pay attention to how I shoot, my camera's always in hand but I'm never just firing away aimlessly. For styled photos of details, I'll take a few images, but it's unnecessary to photograph unmoving objects hundreds of times over. I only make the photos I want you to have, excessive shooting slows down post-production time and strays away from my purpose of authentic documentary photography.
My background is a little different than the norm since I'm not a self-taught photographer. It's quite common to see self-taught photographers since this is a creative industry and sometimes you either just have it or you don't. You can't go to school to develop a good eye, but you can go to school to learn the technical aspects of photography. With youtube and modern digital cameras, it's almost impossible to make a "bad" picture nowadays but I'm not in the business of making "good" pictures, I'm in the business of making photographs that capture moments, personalities, and feelings. I know my gear and my software so well because I studied it, I went to school and learned how cameras work on a technical level, how a picture is literally made. I studied color theory and lighting techniques and everything under the sun to be as prepared as possible to make the best work.
The old compliment of "those photos are great, you must have a good camera!" often gets equated to "dinner was great, you must have a good oven!" It's no lie that a camera is just a tool, and without a good eye even the most expensive camera won't get you the results you want. But that's not to say that a good eye paired with the best camera won't get the best results.
When it comes to this - size does matter. I've recently upgraded our gear to top of the line medium format digital cameras.
So what does this mean for you? This means that your photos will be of the highest quality. This means that when the sun starts dipping down, we won't immediately have to rely on artificial light, these cameras work miracles in low-light situations like those minutes right after sunset.